Therapists in Arlington Heights, MA

Photo of Ayelet Pravda, Counselor in Arlington Heights, MA
Ayelet Pravda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
Not accepting new clients
In my counseling work I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. My clients include people struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. My relational and existential approach helps me understand and connect with my clients. I believe that the intent of therapy is exchanging "symptoms" for "coping skills." To accomplish this transformation, we need to understand our past to shed light on who we are in the present, where we have the power to focus on present issues and make changes that will influence our future.
In my counseling work I provide psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups. My clients include people struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. My relational and existential approach helps me understand and connect with my clients. I believe that the intent of therapy is exchanging "symptoms" for "coping skills." To accomplish this transformation, we need to understand our past to shed light on who we are in the present, where we have the power to focus on present issues and make changes that will influence our future.
(617) 936-8812 View (617) 936-8812
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Catherine Glenn
Psychologist, MEd, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington Heights, MA 02475  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I view therapy as a collaborative process built on mutual trust, honesty, and the courage to look at and explore parts of ourselves and our lives that we tend to avoid, dislike, or shield others from seeing. Through exploring difficult feelings, thoughts, experiences, and the places you get stuck, these begin to hold less power over you and your life. I will help you find ways to understand and shift the patterns that are getting in your way, identify strengths, build and strengthen skills to better manage distress, and live more presently and authentically.
I view therapy as a collaborative process built on mutual trust, honesty, and the courage to look at and explore parts of ourselves and our lives that we tend to avoid, dislike, or shield others from seeing. Through exploring difficult feelings, thoughts, experiences, and the places you get stuck, these begin to hold less power over you and your life. I will help you find ways to understand and shift the patterns that are getting in your way, identify strengths, build and strengthen skills to better manage distress, and live more presently and authentically.
(617) 860-3335 View (617) 860-3335
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Emily Fox-Kales
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
As a clinical psychologist I have over 30 years of experience treating eating disorders, body disturbances, and weight problems and am the founder and director of Feeding Ourselves. Feeding Ourselves is a comprehensive program for people who want to change the way they eat and the way they confront their weight problem. Many participants have a long history of battling extra pounds. Others may not be overweight, but suffer from compulsive over eating, binge eating or bulimia. The vulnerability they share is feeling out of control with food, and a preoccupation with eating and weight that drains their lives of valuable energy.
As a clinical psychologist I have over 30 years of experience treating eating disorders, body disturbances, and weight problems and am the founder and director of Feeding Ourselves. Feeding Ourselves is a comprehensive program for people who want to change the way they eat and the way they confront their weight problem. Many participants have a long history of battling extra pounds. Others may not be overweight, but suffer from compulsive over eating, binge eating or bulimia. The vulnerability they share is feeling out of control with food, and a preoccupation with eating and weight that drains their lives of valuable energy.
(781) 325-4922 View (781) 325-4922
Photo of Jessica Berkowitz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Jessica Berkowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with adults and older teens. My professional goal is to develop the highest quality relationship with each client, while using a variety of specific techniques that are catered to each individual's needs. I offer a safe and supportive therapeutic environment based on trust and mutual respect. I use a solution focused approach based on each client's strengths in order to achieve his or her desired goals.
I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience working with adults and older teens. My professional goal is to develop the highest quality relationship with each client, while using a variety of specific techniques that are catered to each individual's needs. I offer a safe and supportive therapeutic environment based on trust and mutual respect. I use a solution focused approach based on each client's strengths in order to achieve his or her desired goals.
(781) 787-2479 View (781) 787-2479
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Reis Hansen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
Not accepting new clients
Throughout my career, I have helped clients meet life goals, improve their communication skills, adapt to change or loss, decrease and eliminate unwanted thoughts and behaviors, confront trauma, set limits with others, and make other positive changes in their lives. While working with me, I will tailor your therapeutic experience to best fit your needs and help you reach your goals. I work primarily in a relational model, using the relationship as the basis for incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other treatment methodologies as indicated by the specific goals for treatment.
Throughout my career, I have helped clients meet life goals, improve their communication skills, adapt to change or loss, decrease and eliminate unwanted thoughts and behaviors, confront trauma, set limits with others, and make other positive changes in their lives. While working with me, I will tailor your therapeutic experience to best fit your needs and help you reach your goals. I work primarily in a relational model, using the relationship as the basis for incorporating cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other treatment methodologies as indicated by the specific goals for treatment.
(781) 653-5896 View (781) 653-5896
Photo of Ana Dos Santos, Counselor in Arlington Heights, MA
Ana Dos Santos
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
By combining extensive clinical experience and creative techniques, I offer individualized psychotherapy and art therapy to address various emotional issues. I pair empathic listening with collaborative problem-solving with adolescents and adults. I am experienced in specialized psychotherapy counseling techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety disorders, stress management and group therapy. I offer a comfortable, supportive and confidential environment for my clients, so they can utilize their strengths to overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals. Exciting news: I will be offering art therapy for teens and adults in Beverly, MA. Please contact me if you would like to learn more.
By combining extensive clinical experience and creative techniques, I offer individualized psychotherapy and art therapy to address various emotional issues. I pair empathic listening with collaborative problem-solving with adolescents and adults. I am experienced in specialized psychotherapy counseling techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety disorders, stress management and group therapy. I offer a comfortable, supportive and confidential environment for my clients, so they can utilize their strengths to overcome obstacles and achieve personal goals. Exciting news: I will be offering art therapy for teens and adults in Beverly, MA. Please contact me if you would like to learn more.
(978) 467-4552 View (978) 467-4552
Photo of Merle Ann Bombardieri, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Merle Ann Bombardieri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CHPC-SW
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
As former director of RESOLVE and author of The Baby Decision,I am a national pioneer in grief, loss, and parenthood decision-making.I have been quoted in the New York Times, Time and Newsweek, and WEBMD. I have invented creative exercises for coping and decisions. I have advanced certification in hypnosis and use it for peak perfomance,confidence,insomnia,preparation for surgery, PMS and menopause. I have an ability to listen to you and articulate how you're trying to grow even if you don't know it yet. I'm the wisewoman who guides heroines on their journeys.
As former director of RESOLVE and author of The Baby Decision,I am a national pioneer in grief, loss, and parenthood decision-making.I have been quoted in the New York Times, Time and Newsweek, and WEBMD. I have invented creative exercises for coping and decisions. I have advanced certification in hypnosis and use it for peak perfomance,confidence,insomnia,preparation for surgery, PMS and menopause. I have an ability to listen to you and articulate how you're trying to grow even if you don't know it yet. I'm the wisewoman who guides heroines on their journeys.
(781) 780-2720 View (781) 780-2720
Photo of Kathleen S. O'Donnell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Kathleen S. O'Donnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
We live in extremely stressful times. You might be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD for the first time. Individuals may need support to address their symptoms in order to maintain a healthy baseline of functioning. I believe that people are resilient and have the answers within but often need assistance uncovering them. The process of being mindful of emotions and behaviors, while learning to be present, can lead to a sense of regulation and acceptance.
We live in extremely stressful times. You might be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD for the first time. Individuals may need support to address their symptoms in order to maintain a healthy baseline of functioning. I believe that people are resilient and have the answers within but often need assistance uncovering them. The process of being mindful of emotions and behaviors, while learning to be present, can lead to a sense of regulation and acceptance.
(617) 941-9655 View (617) 941-9655
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Cari Melillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients - I help adolescents, young adults & adults, feel comfortable in their own skin & create lives worth living. I provide a safe space full of light for those looking for guidance, accountability and positivity throughout this process. I am always myself and I approach things very directly with compassion woven throughout. I am not a therapist who will sit in silence while you share your story, I will get my hands dirty and work with you to get to the bottom of your thoughts and feelings. I promise throughout there will be many joyful moments full of laughter and pop culture references.
Not Accepting New Clients - I help adolescents, young adults & adults, feel comfortable in their own skin & create lives worth living. I provide a safe space full of light for those looking for guidance, accountability and positivity throughout this process. I am always myself and I approach things very directly with compassion woven throughout. I am not a therapist who will sit in silence while you share your story, I will get my hands dirty and work with you to get to the bottom of your thoughts and feelings. I promise throughout there will be many joyful moments full of laughter and pop culture references.
(617) 812-6266 View (617) 812-6266
Photo of Alexandra Landman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Alexandra Landman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington Heights, MA 02475
I specialize in treatment of anxiety, either due primarily to an anxiety disorder or related to giftedness, ADHD, high stress or advanced studies/high demand careers. I also focus on male mental health with issues such as marriage stress, parenting struggles, career concerns or overall sense of well-being. I enjoy helping with men's mental health journeys, whether it's a tune-up due to stress or a long and winding road to a better life.
I specialize in treatment of anxiety, either due primarily to an anxiety disorder or related to giftedness, ADHD, high stress or advanced studies/high demand careers. I also focus on male mental health with issues such as marriage stress, parenting struggles, career concerns or overall sense of well-being. I enjoy helping with men's mental health journeys, whether it's a tune-up due to stress or a long and winding road to a better life.
(508) 709-1497 View (508) 709-1497
Photo of Kimberly R. Martin, Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Kimberly R. Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT, CHWC
Verified
Arlington Heights, MA 02475  (Online Only)
As an experienced licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Duke Certified Health and Well-being Coach, I specialize in supporting children, adolescents, and families struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety and other challenges. Utilizing evidence-based practices such as DBT, mindfulness, and MI, my approach is person-centered, solution-focused, and individualized. I aim to create a non-judgmental, safe, and warm therapeutic space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and offer neurodiversity affirming care, ensuring all feel seen and heard.
As an experienced licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Duke Certified Health and Well-being Coach, I specialize in supporting children, adolescents, and families struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety and other challenges. Utilizing evidence-based practices such as DBT, mindfulness, and MI, my approach is person-centered, solution-focused, and individualized. I aim to create a non-judgmental, safe, and warm therapeutic space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I welcome clients from diverse backgrounds and offer neurodiversity affirming care, ensuring all feel seen and heard.
(781) 332-5231 View (781) 332-5231
Photo of Heidi Steinert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Heidi Steinert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington Heights, MA 02475  (Online Only)
My therapy styIe is warm, nonjudgmental and interactive, and my passion lies in assisting people in finding their authentic self. It is my true privilege to be allowed into the lives of my clients, and I believe it is of the utmost importance to treat every client with respect, sensitivity and compassion. We can work together to improve your relationships with important people in your life, and to develop skills and strategies to help you find strength and inner peace.
My therapy styIe is warm, nonjudgmental and interactive, and my passion lies in assisting people in finding their authentic self. It is my true privilege to be allowed into the lives of my clients, and I believe it is of the utmost importance to treat every client with respect, sensitivity and compassion. We can work together to improve your relationships with important people in your life, and to develop skills and strategies to help you find strength and inner peace.
(857) 371-1864 View (857) 371-1864

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Photo of Erica DuFresne, Counselor in Arlington Heights, MA
Erica DuFresne
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
My ideal client has either experienced a past trauma and/or is dealing with anxiety or depression. This client can be someone diagnosed with ASD, as I enjoy working with neurodiverse populations. This client should want guidance and support to develop emotional regulation skills, build positive relationships with others, or process their emotional experiences. I can help support those going through various life transitions, as well as help people develop self-awareness and understanding.
My ideal client has either experienced a past trauma and/or is dealing with anxiety or depression. This client can be someone diagnosed with ASD, as I enjoy working with neurodiverse populations. This client should want guidance and support to develop emotional regulation skills, build positive relationships with others, or process their emotional experiences. I can help support those going through various life transitions, as well as help people develop self-awareness and understanding.
(339) 329-6653 View (339) 329-6653
Photo of Allison Berger, Psychologist in Arlington Heights, MA
Allison Berger
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, MA 02476
As a trauma specialized clinician and former Program Director at McLean Hospital, I have developed expertise in trauma and dissociation. I have deep respect for clients' painful struggles as well as for their strength, resilience, and capacity for growth. My approach is fundamentally gentle, compassionate and collaborative. Are you curious about yourself and wish to understand how your past informs present relationships, emotions, and behavior? Join me to build insight and coping strategies, reduce the overwhelming impact of your symptoms and your past, and build a more present, empowered, regulated and satisfying life.
As a trauma specialized clinician and former Program Director at McLean Hospital, I have developed expertise in trauma and dissociation. I have deep respect for clients' painful struggles as well as for their strength, resilience, and capacity for growth. My approach is fundamentally gentle, compassionate and collaborative. Are you curious about yourself and wish to understand how your past informs present relationships, emotions, and behavior? Join me to build insight and coping strategies, reduce the overwhelming impact of your symptoms and your past, and build a more present, empowered, regulated and satisfying life.
(617) 855-7663 View (617) 855-7663
Photo of Norm Ephraim, Psychologist in Arlington Heights, MA
Norm Ephraim
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
Lexington, MA 02420
Not accepting new clients
My approach to counseling is active and empowering . Utilizing various methods I have learned over more than 40 years of practice I will quickly help you identify strengths and challenges to living your life more fully. Clients I have helped most effectively include those struggling with ADHD (whether diagnosed or suspected) , anxiety, grief, trauma, sexual orientation, and life stage adjustment issues. Sessions can be either online or in person at my comfortable home office only 1 mile from Route 128 near route 2A.
My approach to counseling is active and empowering . Utilizing various methods I have learned over more than 40 years of practice I will quickly help you identify strengths and challenges to living your life more fully. Clients I have helped most effectively include those struggling with ADHD (whether diagnosed or suspected) , anxiety, grief, trauma, sexual orientation, and life stage adjustment issues. Sessions can be either online or in person at my comfortable home office only 1 mile from Route 128 near route 2A.
(781) 780-6964 View (781) 780-6964
Photo of Angier Cooper, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Angier Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont, MA 02478  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Hello, my name is Angier. Welcome to a judgment-free space where your journey is valued. As your therapist, I'm committed to creating a safe environment for individuals from all walks of life. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and emotions, fostering a path of self-discovery and growth. My approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. I look forward to supporting you on your quest for healing and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I work as a Lead Social Worker on an inpatient unit at McLean Hospital.
Accepting new clients! Hello, my name is Angier. Welcome to a judgment-free space where your journey is valued. As your therapist, I'm committed to creating a safe environment for individuals from all walks of life. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and emotions, fostering a path of self-discovery and growth. My approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and cultural sensitivity. I look forward to supporting you on your quest for healing and empowerment. In addition to my private practice, I work as a Lead Social Worker on an inpatient unit at McLean Hospital.
(617) 539-7771 View (617) 539-7771
Photo of Athina-Eleni G. Mavroudhis, LMHC, PhD, Inc., Counselor in Arlington Heights, MA
Athina-Eleni G. Mavroudhis, LMHC, PhD, Inc.
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MS
Verified
Waltham, MA 02452
Not accepting new clients
I offer free initial individual and couples consultations, in which I work with clients to identify their therapeutic goals in order to create greater self-awareness and personal growth. The focus is also in developing tools in order to better cope with any symptoms they are experiencing.
I offer free initial individual and couples consultations, in which I work with clients to identify their therapeutic goals in order to create greater self-awareness and personal growth. The focus is also in developing tools in order to better cope with any symptoms they are experiencing.
(781) 780-3144 View (781) 780-3144
Photo of Diana Cofsky, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington Heights, MA
Diana Cofsky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Arlington, MA 02474
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
I am a licensed professional counselor that has been working in behavioral health for over 20 years. I am a lifelong resident of South Jersey and obtained my Bachelors and Masters degrees from La Salle University in Philadelphia.
(339) 220-2619 View (339) 220-2619
Photo of Ruth Cruise, Psychologist in Arlington Heights, MA
Ruth Cruise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02421
Choosing to begin therapy is making a commitment to yourself and taking a step towards a better life. Some people come to therapy looking to change specific behaviors, alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, or learn new coping skills. Others want to understand themselves and their relationships better. Still others are longing for greater meaning and fulfillment. I am passionate about helping people make changes in their lives and am honored to serve as guide, coach, companion, and witness to my clients' journeys.
Choosing to begin therapy is making a commitment to yourself and taking a step towards a better life. Some people come to therapy looking to change specific behaviors, alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression, or learn new coping skills. Others want to understand themselves and their relationships better. Still others are longing for greater meaning and fulfillment. I am passionate about helping people make changes in their lives and am honored to serve as guide, coach, companion, and witness to my clients' journeys.
(617) 340-2757 View (617) 340-2757
Photo of Lara Buchanan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Arlington Heights, MA
Lara Buchanan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, MA 02420
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical social worker in practice for almost 20 years, working with children and young adolescents ages 5 to 15 and their parents. My practice focuses on supporting children to develop the tools, strategies, and self-awareness to navigate life's inevitable stresses and challenges. With compassion and humor, I help my clients learn to lead fulfilling lives, have meaningful relationships, and be more productive in school.
I am a clinical social worker in practice for almost 20 years, working with children and young adolescents ages 5 to 15 and their parents. My practice focuses on supporting children to develop the tools, strategies, and self-awareness to navigate life's inevitable stresses and challenges. With compassion and humor, I help my clients learn to lead fulfilling lives, have meaningful relationships, and be more productive in school.
(978) 231-9723 View (978) 231-9723

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Arlington Heights, MA

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Arlington Heights, MA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Coping Skills
92% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% BlueCross and BlueShield
22% Harvard Pilgrim
22% Tufts

How Therapists in Arlington Heights, MA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arlington Heights?

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.