Therapists in Louisiana

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Photo of Julie Insyxiengmay - Elevation Wellness & Consulting, MSLHRD, MSW, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Elevation Wellness & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSLHRD, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Hi, Brave Soul! Regardless of what transitional season you are currently in, you can rise above it. You've experienced many hardships, challenges, and arduous seasons. Don't remain there. Life is meant to be lived in abundance. You deserve an amazing and thriving life. But you may ask, " Where do I even start? Can I do this? or How?" Yes, you can DO THIS! It starts with YOU taking the first step in accepting help. We will sort life out and learn "how to" alongside me. Recognize there is no perfect time to start. Banish the fear and take the leap of faith. The time to start is NOW. One action, one day at a time.
Hi, Brave Soul! Regardless of what transitional season you are currently in, you can rise above it. You've experienced many hardships, challenges, and arduous seasons. Don't remain there. Life is meant to be lived in abundance. You deserve an amazing and thriving life. But you may ask, " Where do I even start? Can I do this? or How?" Yes, you can DO THIS! It starts with YOU taking the first step in accepting help. We will sort life out and learn "how to" alongside me. Recognize there is no perfect time to start. Banish the fear and take the leap of faith. The time to start is NOW. One action, one day at a time.
(225) 414-4957 View (225) 414-4957
Photo of Trena L Edwards, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor
Trena L Edwards
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shreveport, LA 71105
If you are trying your best in life and it doesn't seem to be working because of stress, anxiety, addiction, or maybe you aren't quite sure why you are not getting the results you desire; call for an appointment now.
If you are trying your best in life and it doesn't seem to be working because of stress, anxiety, addiction, or maybe you aren't quite sure why you are not getting the results you desire; call for an appointment now.
(318) 405-6160 View (318) 405-6160
Photo of Natalie L. Bunner - Natalie Bunner, Thrive Therapy , LCSW, CCPT, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Natalie Bunner, Thrive Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCPT, BACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, Natalie here! I am honored that you are considering therapy and have stopped by my page. I primarily serve clients ages 3 into early adulthood (age 25) who are challenged by critical life transitions and/or unresolved trauma that leads to unmanageable feelings and behaviors. Consequently, I also serve those in helping professions (e.g., education, medicine, mental health, spiritual) to combat burnout/compassion fatigue and related issues. Each client who seeks help desires a break from the overwhelming feelings that cause them to feel emotionally unwell. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey.
Hi, Natalie here! I am honored that you are considering therapy and have stopped by my page. I primarily serve clients ages 3 into early adulthood (age 25) who are challenged by critical life transitions and/or unresolved trauma that leads to unmanageable feelings and behaviors. Consequently, I also serve those in helping professions (e.g., education, medicine, mental health, spiritual) to combat burnout/compassion fatigue and related issues. Each client who seeks help desires a break from the overwhelming feelings that cause them to feel emotionally unwell. Thank you for letting me be part of your journey.
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Photo of Samantha Milich, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Samantha Milich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70115
Hi! My name is Sam. I offer an inclusive space and a judgment-free approach. I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship; together we will decide what approaches work best to help you find self-compassion and tackle whatever conflicts may be present in your life. Whatever your struggle may be, you are not alone.
Hi! My name is Sam. I offer an inclusive space and a judgment-free approach. I believe therapy is a collaborative relationship; together we will decide what approaches work best to help you find self-compassion and tackle whatever conflicts may be present in your life. Whatever your struggle may be, you are not alone.
(504) 396-2162 View (504) 396-2162
Photo of Aubrie Smith, MS, PLPC, Pre-Licensed Professional
Aubrie Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLPC
Verified Verified
New Orleans, LA 70119
You are not just your struggles! I believe anyone can achieve wellness with therapy acting as your guide along the way. My goal is to get to know the whole you while building a therapeutic relationship with mutual respect and collaboration. I acknowledge that life can be tough and believe that the beauty in humanity is that we are not perfect. So let's tailor your therapy just for the unique individual that you are! I find it intrinsically healing and revealing to use techniques that are interesting to you such as making art, listening to music, mindfulness meditation, clay works etc.
You are not just your struggles! I believe anyone can achieve wellness with therapy acting as your guide along the way. My goal is to get to know the whole you while building a therapeutic relationship with mutual respect and collaboration. I acknowledge that life can be tough and believe that the beauty in humanity is that we are not perfect. So let's tailor your therapy just for the unique individual that you are! I find it intrinsically healing and revealing to use techniques that are interesting to you such as making art, listening to music, mindfulness meditation, clay works etc.
(504) 446-6345 View (504) 446-6345
Photo of Jennifer P Hess - Hess Counseling, LLC, MS, LPC, Counselor
Hess Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
I was born and raised in the Acadiana area and attended UL of Lafayette for both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. For the past couple of years, I have been in the role of a private practice therapist, before that I had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including an inpatient hospital, IOP/PHP setting, and mental health rehabilitation center. When not in the office, I am enjoying my other roles which include wife and mother of four kids. I also enjoy learning about other cultures and practicing art in many forms.
I was born and raised in the Acadiana area and attended UL of Lafayette for both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees. For the past couple of years, I have been in the role of a private practice therapist, before that I had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including an inpatient hospital, IOP/PHP setting, and mental health rehabilitation center. When not in the office, I am enjoying my other roles which include wife and mother of four kids. I also enjoy learning about other cultures and practicing art in many forms.
(337) 534-8140 View (337) 534-8140
Photo of Shana Breaux, MSW, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shana Breaux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Choosing to enter therapy is a radical act of self-care that can have equally as radical lifelong benefits. The process of therapy is a powerful way to equip yourself with skills and self-knowledge that you can utilize both in the present, as well as over the course of your life. Whether you are seeking guidance to address a specific issue, want to expand your self-awareness, are working to promote positive changes, or if you are not quite sure what brings you to therapy, I can assist you with formulating and reaching your goals.
Choosing to enter therapy is a radical act of self-care that can have equally as radical lifelong benefits. The process of therapy is a powerful way to equip yourself with skills and self-knowledge that you can utilize both in the present, as well as over the course of your life. Whether you are seeking guidance to address a specific issue, want to expand your self-awareness, are working to promote positive changes, or if you are not quite sure what brings you to therapy, I can assist you with formulating and reaching your goals.
(225) 529-1201 View (225) 529-1201
Photo of Logan McIlwain, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Logan McIlwain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Are you struggling with life's curve balls? Is your child or teenager angry, defiant, stressed, or depressed? Is your relationship an emotional roller-coaster? Are you looking for better ways to co-parent? If so, we will work together to find a solution that meets your needs!
Are you struggling with life's curve balls? Is your child or teenager angry, defiant, stressed, or depressed? Is your relationship an emotional roller-coaster? Are you looking for better ways to co-parent? If so, we will work together to find a solution that meets your needs!
(225) 590-5917 View (225) 590-5917
Photo of Marisa Vann, MEd, LPC, SEP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Marisa Vann
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70115
Therapy is a collaborative journey of self discovery in that insight is developed and self awareness is increased. Along the journey, ways of becoming unstuck are discovered and life situations become more manageable through the development of new perspectives and life skills. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I approach clients from a nervous system, attachment and trauma informed perspective. I work with individuals who want to live a more embodied, authentic life and have experienced developmental trauma, struggles with self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and sexual and/or gender identity issues.
Therapy is a collaborative journey of self discovery in that insight is developed and self awareness is increased. Along the journey, ways of becoming unstuck are discovered and life situations become more manageable through the development of new perspectives and life skills. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I approach clients from a nervous system, attachment and trauma informed perspective. I work with individuals who want to live a more embodied, authentic life and have experienced developmental trauma, struggles with self-esteem, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and sexual and/or gender identity issues.
(504) 303-4008 View (504) 303-4008
Photo of Jeane Carmichael, MA, NCC, PLPC, CTP, EMDR, Pre-Licensed Professional
Jeane Carmichael
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, PLPC, CTP, EMDR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70503
Have you experienced traumatic events and no longer desire symptoms such as depression, grief, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, insomnia, disturbing memories, and panic attacks to control your life? Or maybe you and your spouse would like the help of a Christian counselor to improve your communication and conflict-resolution skills so you can enjoy a more satisfying marital relationship. If you fit in one of these scenarios and are serious about turning your life or relationships around for the better, I am here for you!
Have you experienced traumatic events and no longer desire symptoms such as depression, grief, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, insomnia, disturbing memories, and panic attacks to control your life? Or maybe you and your spouse would like the help of a Christian counselor to improve your communication and conflict-resolution skills so you can enjoy a more satisfying marital relationship. If you fit in one of these scenarios and are serious about turning your life or relationships around for the better, I am here for you!
(337) 202-8461 View (337) 202-8461
Photo of Michelle C Costa - Michelle C Costa LCSW, MSW, LCSW, LAC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Michelle C Costa LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Metairie, LA 70002
I am a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed addiction counselor with over 20 years experience. Life can present many challenges, and how we handle these adversities is the key to who we become and our success. Seeking professional help is the first step to change. Through the years, I have worked with both male and female clients ranging in age from 16 to 85. I have extensive training in substance abuse and co-dependency and over the last ten years enjoyed working with the elderly and their families addressing end of life issues along with dementia.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, and a licensed addiction counselor with over 20 years experience. Life can present many challenges, and how we handle these adversities is the key to who we become and our success. Seeking professional help is the first step to change. Through the years, I have worked with both male and female clients ranging in age from 16 to 85. I have extensive training in substance abuse and co-dependency and over the last ten years enjoyed working with the elderly and their families addressing end of life issues along with dementia.
(504) 383-8256 View (504) 383-8256
Photo of Jessica Golden Cooper, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Golden Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Helping and problem solving are my passion. I became a Social Worker so I could do just that. My goal is to work with my clients as a team so together we can tackle whatever issues they want to work on. I specialize in anxiety disorders, adolescents and young adults, working with parents and children on behavioral problems, ADHD, family communication issues, depression, and more. In addition to helping clients I am available to be a clinical supervisor to LMSW's seeking their clinical license.
Helping and problem solving are my passion. I became a Social Worker so I could do just that. My goal is to work with my clients as a team so together we can tackle whatever issues they want to work on. I specialize in anxiety disorders, adolescents and young adults, working with parents and children on behavioral problems, ADHD, family communication issues, depression, and more. In addition to helping clients I am available to be a clinical supervisor to LMSW's seeking their clinical license.
(225) 465-0727 View (225) 465-0727
Photo of Cassandra Bradley Jones, MA, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Cassandra Bradley Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Cassandra B. Jones, M.A. LPC-S, NCC, CCTP addresses issues surrounding trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. These avenues of experience have allowed her to hone her abilities to have an exceptional understanding and knowledge of how to treat her clients with great professionalism and a unique approach.
Cassandra B. Jones, M.A. LPC-S, NCC, CCTP addresses issues surrounding trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. These avenues of experience have allowed her to hone her abilities to have an exceptional understanding and knowledge of how to treat her clients with great professionalism and a unique approach.
(225) 269-5773 View (225) 269-5773
Photo of Kendra Williams, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kendra Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Metairie, LA 70005
Waitlist for new clients
I admire your courage to become intentional about improving the course of your life and/or relationships by exploring therapy. If you feel stagnant after exhausting your efforts to find resolution, I am here to join the context of your reality to facilitate progress through collaboration and uncovering your strengths. My expertise is in healing relationships, setting boundaries, and addressing transgenerational trauma that perpetuates emotional wounds and negative cycles. I am willing to carry hope for you until you gain the confidence to do so for yourself. I will work as diligently as your commitment is to the process.
I admire your courage to become intentional about improving the course of your life and/or relationships by exploring therapy. If you feel stagnant after exhausting your efforts to find resolution, I am here to join the context of your reality to facilitate progress through collaboration and uncovering your strengths. My expertise is in healing relationships, setting boundaries, and addressing transgenerational trauma that perpetuates emotional wounds and negative cycles. I am willing to carry hope for you until you gain the confidence to do so for yourself. I will work as diligently as your commitment is to the process.
(504) 434-7807 View (504) 434-7807
Photo of Stephanie Hebert, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Stephanie Hebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70506
My career has been dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and young adults achieve balance and direction through a strengths-based lens. After serving as a school counselor for over 6 years, I have come to recognize the significant role mental health plays on performance, friendships, family dynamics, and overall well-being. I understand the constant struggles of juggling current responsibilities while also trying your best to plan ahead and work toward your goals. This is where I come in.
My career has been dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and young adults achieve balance and direction through a strengths-based lens. After serving as a school counselor for over 6 years, I have come to recognize the significant role mental health plays on performance, friendships, family dynamics, and overall well-being. I understand the constant struggles of juggling current responsibilities while also trying your best to plan ahead and work toward your goals. This is where I come in.
(337) 202-2743 View (337) 202-2743
Photo of Victoria Leigh Parenti - Victoria Leigh Counseling, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Victoria Leigh Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70119
I am more commonly known as Victoria Leigh Parenti, and I was born and raised in New Orleans. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2014. Afterwards, I pursued a Master of Arts in Counseling with a special concentration in School Counseling at the University of Holy Cross, where I graduated in 2018. I trained and counseled in a variety of settings including the following: Thomas E. Chambers’ Counseling and Training Center, Department of Juvenile Services/Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center, East Jefferson High School, and Beacon Behavioral Outpatient Clinic.
I am more commonly known as Victoria Leigh Parenti, and I was born and raised in New Orleans. I graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2014. Afterwards, I pursued a Master of Arts in Counseling with a special concentration in School Counseling at the University of Holy Cross, where I graduated in 2018. I trained and counseled in a variety of settings including the following: Thomas E. Chambers’ Counseling and Training Center, Department of Juvenile Services/Rivarde Juvenile Detention Center, East Jefferson High School, and Beacon Behavioral Outpatient Clinic.
(504) 233-6616 View (504) 233-6616
Photo of Kimberly F Chiles, LPC-S, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kimberly F Chiles
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
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
Photo of Doug White - Doug White & Associates, Licensed Professional Counselor
Doug White & Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Doug White and Associates provides a wide range of services for those who have mental health struggles. Our practice takes pride in offering services to the community through six clinicians who specialize in a wide range of mental health areas. Our practice, as a whole, specializes in Sexual and Porn Addiction, but we are grateful to have a team that can help with many different areas. The staff at Doug White and Associates is highly trained and skilled in helping individuals recover from sexual addiction, pornography addiction, affairs, and other process addictions.
Doug White and Associates provides a wide range of services for those who have mental health struggles. Our practice takes pride in offering services to the community through six clinicians who specialize in a wide range of mental health areas. Our practice, as a whole, specializes in Sexual and Porn Addiction, but we are grateful to have a team that can help with many different areas. The staff at Doug White and Associates is highly trained and skilled in helping individuals recover from sexual addiction, pornography addiction, affairs, and other process addictions.
(225) 372-5305 View (225) 372-5305
Photo of Claire Collins, MSW, LCSW, BACS, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Claire Collins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, BACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lafayette, LA 70508
Feeling heard and supported and being understood by your therapist is a critical component of mental health care.I am invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. Often we feel "stuck", misunderstood and fearful of the next steps in our lives. Finding a therapist can feel like a daunting task, I am here to cultivate a positive experience. I am here to help get you to the best version of you and provide a supportive space to meet your needs. Some people chose therapy for a season or even life long committments. Where ever you are in your journey, I am here to hold space.
Feeling heard and supported and being understood by your therapist is a critical component of mental health care.I am invested in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health. Often we feel "stuck", misunderstood and fearful of the next steps in our lives. Finding a therapist can feel like a daunting task, I am here to cultivate a positive experience. I am here to help get you to the best version of you and provide a supportive space to meet your needs. Some people chose therapy for a season or even life long committments. Where ever you are in your journey, I am here to hold space.
(337) 607-1684 View (337) 607-1684
Photo of Evan Groomer, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Evan Groomer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Orleans, LA 70117
Hi there. I believe you deserve to live a life in which you feel like the protagonist of your own story; a life of autonomy, balance, and meaning. If it’s been a while since you’ve felt like this is possible, I hope that I can help. My area of focus is treating substance use and accompanying issues in adults. Regardless of the reasons you’ve sought counseling, however, my aim is to help you find your own sense of direction amongst the troubles of the world.
Hi there. I believe you deserve to live a life in which you feel like the protagonist of your own story; a life of autonomy, balance, and meaning. If it’s been a while since you’ve felt like this is possible, I hope that I can help. My area of focus is treating substance use and accompanying issues in adults. Regardless of the reasons you’ve sought counseling, however, my aim is to help you find your own sense of direction amongst the troubles of the world.
(504) 420-6179 View (504) 420-6179
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How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Louisiana who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
70% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Aetna

How Therapists in Louisiana see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Louisiana?

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.