Therapists in Fairhaven, MA

Photo of April Renner - Building Mastery Wellness, PLLC, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Building Mastery Wellness, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
Neurodiversity/Neurodivergent Friendly - I offer a unique client-centered telehealth counseling experience utilizing DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), strength-based, and expressive approaches. Clients can expect to learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance as well as skills for executive functioning issues. I am an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider so my proficiency regarding ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorders, and Emotional Regulation Disorders is up to speed with current knowledge and effective treatments.
Neurodiversity/Neurodivergent Friendly - I offer a unique client-centered telehealth counseling experience utilizing DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), strength-based, and expressive approaches. Clients can expect to learn mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance as well as skills for executive functioning issues. I am an ADHD Certified Clinical Service Provider so my proficiency regarding ADHD, Executive Functioning Disorders, and Emotional Regulation Disorders is up to speed with current knowledge and effective treatments.
(508) 504-1351 View (508) 504-1351
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Lauren Cavanaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
I believe that key aspects of therapy are the willingness to change, to have difficult conversations and to be challenged. Deciding to go to therapy can provoke anxiety and there are often a lot of questions about what therapy is and what it can do. My goal is to make that process easier to go through, and to understand.I strive to understand the unique needs of each individual and build a collaborative relationship. My goal is to help those I work with meet their goals by helping them build on their strengths in a caring, non-judgmental environment.
I believe that key aspects of therapy are the willingness to change, to have difficult conversations and to be challenged. Deciding to go to therapy can provoke anxiety and there are often a lot of questions about what therapy is and what it can do. My goal is to make that process easier to go through, and to understand.I strive to understand the unique needs of each individual and build a collaborative relationship. My goal is to help those I work with meet their goals by helping them build on their strengths in a caring, non-judgmental environment.
(508) 794-8867 View (508) 794-8867
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Elise Tetreault
Counselor, MA, LMHC, DTR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Waitlist for new clients
Is your life off track or not heading in the direction you want it to? Need help making a difficult decision or managing painful feelings? Your concerns may be of a life-long nature or a more recent or singular event or challenge. You don't have to do it alone. We can work together to help you better understand yourself, feel less confused, less stressed and be happy.
Is your life off track or not heading in the direction you want it to? Need help making a difficult decision or managing painful feelings? Your concerns may be of a life-long nature or a more recent or singular event or challenge. You don't have to do it alone. We can work together to help you better understand yourself, feel less confused, less stressed and be happy.
(508) 980-1069 View (508) 980-1069
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Geraldine F. Todd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience. My focus of practice has been anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. That being said, I have addressed other areas, such as substance use/abuse, grief, and personality disorders, to name a few.
I'm a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience. My focus of practice has been anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders. That being said, I have addressed other areas, such as substance use/abuse, grief, and personality disorders, to name a few.
(508) 388-1569 View (508) 388-1569
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Karin Tiernan Counseling Services LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
It is truly my passion to help others find their own path to wellness and recovery. My years of education and training, combined with my lived experience, have prepared me well to support you on your own recovery journey. It is my goal to help individuals dealing with substance use and co-occurring disorders. I will help you develop healthy coping skills and create a recovery support network. I use person-centered therapy and a whole health approach. I believe that in order to successfully treat substance use disorder, all areas of health and wellness must be addressed.
It is truly my passion to help others find their own path to wellness and recovery. My years of education and training, combined with my lived experience, have prepared me well to support you on your own recovery journey. It is my goal to help individuals dealing with substance use and co-occurring disorders. I will help you develop healthy coping skills and create a recovery support network. I use person-centered therapy and a whole health approach. I believe that in order to successfully treat substance use disorder, all areas of health and wellness must be addressed.
(508) 205-8934 View (508) 205-8934
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Myles Kennedy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
I am a radically person-centered, trauma-informed, mind-body behavioral health practitioner with 12 yrs experience in the human services field. I provide a welcoming, supportive, non-judgmental space to freely vent & process concerns, while offering practical tools & strategies to manage/alleviate symptoms. I regard my clients to be the ultimate authorities/experts of their own lives & liken my role as therapist to a “fellow traveler”, joining you wherever you’re at with compassion, acceptance & authenticity. I'll help you overcome obstacles to accessing the resources you already possess & develop those that are yet to come forth.
I am a radically person-centered, trauma-informed, mind-body behavioral health practitioner with 12 yrs experience in the human services field. I provide a welcoming, supportive, non-judgmental space to freely vent & process concerns, while offering practical tools & strategies to manage/alleviate symptoms. I regard my clients to be the ultimate authorities/experts of their own lives & liken my role as therapist to a “fellow traveler”, joining you wherever you’re at with compassion, acceptance & authenticity. I'll help you overcome obstacles to accessing the resources you already possess & develop those that are yet to come forth.
(508) 715-8275 View (508) 715-8275
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Timothy Hernandez
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LADCI
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Mental Health and Substance use has a stigma that can cause feelings of shame, guilt and loneliness. I am a masters level counselor that's been in the field for 15 years and I believe that people can change. Substance use can happen for many reasons. It may be to seek relief from depression, anxiety and other stressors in our lives so we turn to substances to make us feel better or to just numb our feelings. If you've tried to make changes in the past and feel like nothing has worked, maybe you just need a bit of help. I can work with you at your pace. If you're reading this, it's time to make the call. Bilingual services available.
Mental Health and Substance use has a stigma that can cause feelings of shame, guilt and loneliness. I am a masters level counselor that's been in the field for 15 years and I believe that people can change. Substance use can happen for many reasons. It may be to seek relief from depression, anxiety and other stressors in our lives so we turn to substances to make us feel better or to just numb our feelings. If you've tried to make changes in the past and feel like nothing has worked, maybe you just need a bit of help. I can work with you at your pace. If you're reading this, it's time to make the call. Bilingual services available.
(508) 286-6273 View (508) 286-6273
Photo of Dawn Pomfret, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dawn Pomfret
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
Immediate Openings M-F between 9a and 2p! Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress? Are your symptoms impacting your relationships, work success, and quality of life? If you are interested in learning new skills and techniques to manage your symptoms you are in the right place. I utilize a variety of treatment strategies that are personalized to you, including, trauma informed care, strength based, solution focused, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered treatment approach, to name a few, all tailored specifically to meet individual needs.
Immediate Openings M-F between 9a and 2p! Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress? Are your symptoms impacting your relationships, work success, and quality of life? If you are interested in learning new skills and techniques to manage your symptoms you are in the right place. I utilize a variety of treatment strategies that are personalized to you, including, trauma informed care, strength based, solution focused, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and person-centered treatment approach, to name a few, all tailored specifically to meet individual needs.
(508) 882-6317 View (508) 882-6317
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Nicole Ferreira
Counselor, LMHC, LMT, SAC
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
Like water under pressure, emotions always find a way out. They can manifest in a variety of life challenges and symptoms. I believe that everyone has the ability and power to heal themselves and I see myself like a flashlight you may sometimes need to pick up when you become overwhelmed by the darkness of your own struggles. I have a deep appreciation for and belief in the support and growth that comes from human connection. Counseling is a way to connect with someone to take a look at your struggles, values and goals and dive into them without judgement and with support.
Like water under pressure, emotions always find a way out. They can manifest in a variety of life challenges and symptoms. I believe that everyone has the ability and power to heal themselves and I see myself like a flashlight you may sometimes need to pick up when you become overwhelmed by the darkness of your own struggles. I have a deep appreciation for and belief in the support and growth that comes from human connection. Counseling is a way to connect with someone to take a look at your struggles, values and goals and dive into them without judgement and with support.
(401) 681-8531 View (401) 681-8531
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Jonathan J. Botelho, LMHC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Owner and operator of Cornerstone Wellness Center, PC. We offer medication management as well as mental health therapy. The focus of my practice is to provide individual office-based therapy. My focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy as a way to manage how one thinks and understands the choices they make, the behaviors they choose to engage in as well as the feelings/emotions that they present with in reaction to triggering stimuli. Experience with multiple behavioral and emotional diagnoses and all ages. To reach the front desk at Cornerstone Wellness Center call (508) 993-3000
Owner and operator of Cornerstone Wellness Center, PC. We offer medication management as well as mental health therapy. The focus of my practice is to provide individual office-based therapy. My focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy as a way to manage how one thinks and understands the choices they make, the behaviors they choose to engage in as well as the feelings/emotions that they present with in reaction to triggering stimuli. Experience with multiple behavioral and emotional diagnoses and all ages. To reach the front desk at Cornerstone Wellness Center call (508) 993-3000
(508) 570-4186 View (508) 570-4186
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Marit Isaksen
Counselor, LMHC, RN
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
I enjoy working with clients who are ready to tackle any serious issues or challenges they are facing. I have experience helping people through various life transitions, coping with their own serious health conditions, functioning as caregivers for family members, facing the painful consequences of choices they regret, broken hearts, loss of faith in themselves, battered self-esteem. I will see you as the person you are, not as a diagnosis or a number.
I enjoy working with clients who are ready to tackle any serious issues or challenges they are facing. I have experience helping people through various life transitions, coping with their own serious health conditions, functioning as caregivers for family members, facing the painful consequences of choices they regret, broken hearts, loss of faith in themselves, battered self-esteem. I will see you as the person you are, not as a diagnosis or a number.
(774) 202-6502 View (774) 202-6502
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Joseph Pereira, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Please, See below for details on availability. I have worked for several years with a wide variety of age groups, cultures, and mental health challenges. I enjoy working with both men and women. Much of my time has been spent working with adolescent boys and middle age men who are going through difficult transitions. Whether you are challenged by significant depression, anxiety, anger issues, or any other mental health challenge, I use a non-judgmental, genuine approach to help you find the motivation and self- determination to get you past your struggles toward living the life you want to live.
Please, See below for details on availability. I have worked for several years with a wide variety of age groups, cultures, and mental health challenges. I enjoy working with both men and women. Much of my time has been spent working with adolescent boys and middle age men who are going through difficult transitions. Whether you are challenged by significant depression, anxiety, anger issues, or any other mental health challenge, I use a non-judgmental, genuine approach to help you find the motivation and self- determination to get you past your struggles toward living the life you want to live.
(508) 306-0783 View (508) 306-0783
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Kathy Faucher, LICSW, BCN
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Waitlist for new clients
Everything can heal.....your mind, heart and body. I am a supportive and caring psychotherapist with over 19 years of experience. I use an integrative approach, combining my background in psychotherapy with neurofeedback to facilitate the healing process. I have used traditional methods alone for years to help clients heal, and am now Board Certified in Neurofeedback and able to integrate this approach as well. For many, the effects are life-changing. Neurofeedback therapy stabilizes the brain, creating a foundation that allows other psychotherapeutic techniques to be more effective.
Everything can heal.....your mind, heart and body. I am a supportive and caring psychotherapist with over 19 years of experience. I use an integrative approach, combining my background in psychotherapy with neurofeedback to facilitate the healing process. I have used traditional methods alone for years to help clients heal, and am now Board Certified in Neurofeedback and able to integrate this approach as well. For many, the effects are life-changing. Neurofeedback therapy stabilizes the brain, creating a foundation that allows other psychotherapeutic techniques to be more effective.
(774) 490-9421 View (774) 490-9421
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Laura L Amaral
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairhaven, MA 02719
UPDATE: AS OF MARCH 15, 2020 TELETHERAPY WILL BE OFFERED I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions using a Holistic Counseling approach that views the body, mind and spirit as one. In my practice I offer expressive art, relaxation & mindful breathing when appropriate to help you along on your journey. Additionally, I collaborate with other holistic practitioners to address your needs and help you achieve wellness.
UPDATE: AS OF MARCH 15, 2020 TELETHERAPY WILL BE OFFERED I specialize in Anxiety, Depression and Life Transitions using a Holistic Counseling approach that views the body, mind and spirit as one. In my practice I offer expressive art, relaxation & mindful breathing when appropriate to help you along on your journey. Additionally, I collaborate with other holistic practitioners to address your needs and help you achieve wellness.
(508) 283-9426 View (508) 283-9426
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Jeffrey Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
This practice will be accepting new clients in September 2024. Most availability will be mornings and early afternoons. There are so many challenges facing youth today; drugs, gangs, peer pressure. All of these can lead to depression, anxiety and a lack of complete functioning. I specialize in treating children, adolescents and young adults in coping with the stressors of life.
This practice will be accepting new clients in September 2024. Most availability will be mornings and early afternoons. There are so many challenges facing youth today; drugs, gangs, peer pressure. All of these can lead to depression, anxiety and a lack of complete functioning. I specialize in treating children, adolescents and young adults in coping with the stressors of life.
(508) 342-5214 View (508) 342-5214
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Mark A. Gonsalves
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairhaven, MA 02719
"No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying"-Unknown. I am a Master's-level licensed clinician who has been providing individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, and families for over 20 years. My primary focus has been treating substance abuse disorders and prescription misuse, but I also have experience working with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and mood disorders. I work closely with a psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide a comprehensive level of care for the health and welfare of my clients.
"No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying"-Unknown. I am a Master's-level licensed clinician who has been providing individual and group counseling to adolescents, adults, and families for over 20 years. My primary focus has been treating substance abuse disorders and prescription misuse, but I also have experience working with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and mood disorders. I work closely with a psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide a comprehensive level of care for the health and welfare of my clients.
(508) 714-7094 View (508) 714-7094
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Ilene G Levine
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
I am an experienced clinician who enjoys working with adolescents and adults with a variety of needs including anxiety, depression and trauma. My goal is to provide support to people experiencing personal and interpersonal conflicts.
I am an experienced clinician who enjoys working with adolescents and adults with a variety of needs including anxiety, depression and trauma. My goal is to provide support to people experiencing personal and interpersonal conflicts.
(508) 744-6153 View (508) 744-6153
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Alice H Rice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
My practice has evolved to using only telehealth and televideo. My specialty is working with people from age 30 up on identity crises, personal reinvention, financial stressors, retirement, downsizing, dealing with feelings of loss, change, anxiety and depression. I have worked with entire families, individuals and couples. There are a lot of misunderstandings between generations and between people. I act as a communication translator to help get people to understand one another. I am licensed to practice in MA and FL but geography should not be a limit so I can work with you outside of those two states as a life coach.
My practice has evolved to using only telehealth and televideo. My specialty is working with people from age 30 up on identity crises, personal reinvention, financial stressors, retirement, downsizing, dealing with feelings of loss, change, anxiety and depression. I have worked with entire families, individuals and couples. There are a lot of misunderstandings between generations and between people. I act as a communication translator to help get people to understand one another. I am licensed to practice in MA and FL but geography should not be a limit so I can work with you outside of those two states as a life coach.
(508) 952-0943 View (508) 952-0943
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Paula Obrien
Counselor, LMHC, CAGS
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719  (Online Only)
I have been in practice for over 3 decades, working effectively with adults, teens and children, as individuals, couples or families.
I have been in practice for over 3 decades, working effectively with adults, teens and children, as individuals, couples or families.
(774) 806-8216 View (774) 806-8216
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David Fentress
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Fairhaven, MA 02719
I am a Harvard educated, Boston Children's Hospital and Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center trained clinical psychologist, and am a founding member of Psychiatric & Psychological Associates (New Bedford, MA) and Director of the Psychology Department at Whitney Academy, a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center serving adolescent trauma survivors. I have more than 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior problems, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related challenges.
I am a Harvard educated, Boston Children's Hospital and Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center trained clinical psychologist, and am a founding member of Psychiatric & Psychological Associates (New Bedford, MA) and Director of the Psychology Department at Whitney Academy, a Joint Commission accredited residential treatment center serving adolescent trauma survivors. I have more than 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families for a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, behavior problems, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related challenges.
(508) 514-1045 View (508) 514-1045

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fairhaven, MA

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Fairhaven, MA who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Depression
79% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
64% Self Esteem
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Optum
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fairhaven, MA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairhaven?

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.