Therapists in Germantown, MD

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Tobi B Goldfus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, BCD
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876
Are you stuck in unhelpful mind or behavior patterns, difficult times in a relationship or stressed in a way that is affecting all of the above? I believe that we all possess the resources to experience ourselves "new and improved" and move toward being the best that we can be. We know what has worked for us and what hasn't. Finding ways to make lasting changes and experience relief that is tailored to who YOU are, is my commitment to you. It will be an exciting journey into self-discovery, relief of unwanted symptoms and new confidence.
Are you stuck in unhelpful mind or behavior patterns, difficult times in a relationship or stressed in a way that is affecting all of the above? I believe that we all possess the resources to experience ourselves "new and improved" and move toward being the best that we can be. We know what has worked for us and what hasn't. Finding ways to make lasting changes and experience relief that is tailored to who YOU are, is my commitment to you. It will be an exciting journey into self-discovery, relief of unwanted symptoms and new confidence.
(301) 842-4351 View (301) 842-4351
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Paul White
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
Feeling stressed about university or life as a young adult? Overwhelmed by the world's challenges or looking for balance? I'm here to help! Together, we'll create a therapy plan just for you, tackling the emotional weight of being a young adult. Let's find your passion and purpose again. Build resilience, gain clarity, and feel stronger. Your thoughts and ideas deserve the best support.
Feeling stressed about university or life as a young adult? Overwhelmed by the world's challenges or looking for balance? I'm here to help! Together, we'll create a therapy plan just for you, tackling the emotional weight of being a young adult. Let's find your passion and purpose again. Build resilience, gain clarity, and feel stronger. Your thoughts and ideas deserve the best support.
(240) 266-0209 View (240) 266-0209
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Taysue Morris
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874
Currently taking new clients! Welcome to ReNEW You counseling. Do you often feel I holds a unique and diverse lived reality that has allowed her to see value in both painful and joyful life events. I use my various identities and experiences from multiple settings I have worked within to help advocate and serve my clients. I take a holistic approach in therapy, focusing on the whole person. Utilizing this therapeutic modality, I integrate spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional forms of well-being, to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels.
Currently taking new clients! Welcome to ReNEW You counseling. Do you often feel I holds a unique and diverse lived reality that has allowed her to see value in both painful and joyful life events. I use my various identities and experiences from multiple settings I have worked within to help advocate and serve my clients. I take a holistic approach in therapy, focusing on the whole person. Utilizing this therapeutic modality, I integrate spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional forms of well-being, to help clients develop a deeper understanding of themselves on all these levels.
(240) 213-9431 View (240) 213-9431
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Insightful Minds Clinical Services, LLC.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am Dr. Katrina Williams! Often life can seem overwhelming and lead to feelings of frustration and low hope for positive change. It takes courage to face challenges in relationships, career development, and knowing what you want in life. I incorporate evidenced-based approaches while promoting learning, exploring, self-empathy, empowerment, and balance. Through the process I also offer steps toward building your own personalized therapy book to be used in daily life in becoming the person you want to be! The ultimate goal being to take steps on the path that leads you to explore the life you desire to live.
Welcome! I am Dr. Katrina Williams! Often life can seem overwhelming and lead to feelings of frustration and low hope for positive change. It takes courage to face challenges in relationships, career development, and knowing what you want in life. I incorporate evidenced-based approaches while promoting learning, exploring, self-empathy, empowerment, and balance. Through the process I also offer steps toward building your own personalized therapy book to be used in daily life in becoming the person you want to be! The ultimate goal being to take steps on the path that leads you to explore the life you desire to live.
(571) 339-5229 View (571) 339-5229
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Tiffon Bryant
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Tiffon and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over a decade of work experience in the mental health and human services field. I provide individual counseling for those seeking to navigate issues associated with trauma, emotional and behavioral health disorders.
Hi! My name is Tiffon and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over a decade of work experience in the mental health and human services field. I provide individual counseling for those seeking to navigate issues associated with trauma, emotional and behavioral health disorders.
(410) 881-8159 View (410) 881-8159
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Delverene Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPA, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a change and a way to erase the stigma within communities that seeking outside help is not what "we" do? I believe you are, as you took the first big step to do the research. I am proud of you! Therapy is a way for people from all walks of life to express themselves while learning effective therapeutic positive skills to assist with managing their everyday life through the various trials and tribulations they may face.
Are you looking for a change and a way to erase the stigma within communities that seeking outside help is not what "we" do? I believe you are, as you took the first big step to do the research. I am proud of you! Therapy is a way for people from all walks of life to express themselves while learning effective therapeutic positive skills to assist with managing their everyday life through the various trials and tribulations they may face.
(240) 775-1375 View (240) 775-1375
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Marcia Britt Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Marcia. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 8 years of mental health experience specializing in anxiety and depression. I'm also a retired, disabled veteran with over 30 years of public health experience. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
Hello, my name is Marcia. I'm a licensed clinical social worker with over 8 years of mental health experience specializing in anxiety and depression. I'm also a retired, disabled veteran with over 30 years of public health experience. It would be a pleasure to meet you.
(240) 474-0974 View (240) 474-0974
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Dream Counseling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874  (Online Only)
Living with anxiety, depression, or another mood disorder can cause you to feel crippled or stuck. It seems like you have no control over your life and struggle to manage relationships with your friends, family, and peers. Emotional distress may make it hard to complete simple task and achieve goals. Many times you probably feel misunderstood. Imagine what it would be like to feel understood and to be able to better understand you own emotions, thoughts, and symptoms. You would feel like you are finally being heard and gain confidence in your ability to solve your problems, manage your mood, and overcome past experiences.
Living with anxiety, depression, or another mood disorder can cause you to feel crippled or stuck. It seems like you have no control over your life and struggle to manage relationships with your friends, family, and peers. Emotional distress may make it hard to complete simple task and achieve goals. Many times you probably feel misunderstood. Imagine what it would be like to feel understood and to be able to better understand you own emotions, thoughts, and symptoms. You would feel like you are finally being heard and gain confidence in your ability to solve your problems, manage your mood, and overcome past experiences.
(301) 685-0506 View (301) 685-0506
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Helen Ehlers
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876
With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I will work with you collaboratively to address your concerns. I have helped many individuals with anxiety, depression, specific phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, sleep disturbance, and difficulties related to medical conditions. I value the uniqueness and strengths of individuals while utilizing evidence-based treatments, primarily focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
With over 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I will work with you collaboratively to address your concerns. I have helped many individuals with anxiety, depression, specific phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, sleep disturbance, and difficulties related to medical conditions. I value the uniqueness and strengths of individuals while utilizing evidence-based treatments, primarily focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
(240) 594-5999 View (240) 594-5999
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Chantell Prestcott-Hollander
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MEd, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
You’re not sure when it happened, but you don’t recognize the person you see in the mirror. As far as everyone else can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re accomplished, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short, or of events from the past pulling your focus away from the here and now. You spend your time and energy trying to keep it all together and giving your time to everyone but yourself. You feel exhausted and you know something needs to change. And you know the time is now!
You’re not sure when it happened, but you don’t recognize the person you see in the mirror. As far as everyone else can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re accomplished, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you never feel good enough and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short, or of events from the past pulling your focus away from the here and now. You spend your time and energy trying to keep it all together and giving your time to everyone but yourself. You feel exhausted and you know something needs to change. And you know the time is now!
(301) 298-3367 View (301) 298-3367
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Creative Counseling Connections
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20874
Sara Rodriguez serves adults, children/teens, including parents as an important piece of the puzzle. Sara combines skill-building with creative arts, play therapy (for littles) and teaches her clients how their thoughts affect feelings & behaviors. She enjoys working with anxiety, & building connection within the family, reducing unwanted behaviors. While Sara is able to work with most pediatric issues, she has received specialized training in anxiety, developmental trauma and adoption (TBRI & TF-CBT, theraplay), also utilizes Brain Integration for natural treatment of ADHD.
Sara Rodriguez serves adults, children/teens, including parents as an important piece of the puzzle. Sara combines skill-building with creative arts, play therapy (for littles) and teaches her clients how their thoughts affect feelings & behaviors. She enjoys working with anxiety, & building connection within the family, reducing unwanted behaviors. While Sara is able to work with most pediatric issues, she has received specialized training in anxiety, developmental trauma and adoption (TBRI & TF-CBT, theraplay), also utilizes Brain Integration for natural treatment of ADHD.
(301) 636-5182 View (301) 636-5182
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Shannon Barrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a warm and compassionate teammate to help you navigate a difficult life situation, mental health issue, or painful stressor? If you have reached the point where you realize you can't keep feeling this way, I'm here to listen, help you better define the issue and work with you at your pace to create a solution. I use empathy and humor to help individuals and families recognize their strengths and understand the barriers that may be in the way of change.
Are you looking for a warm and compassionate teammate to help you navigate a difficult life situation, mental health issue, or painful stressor? If you have reached the point where you realize you can't keep feeling this way, I'm here to listen, help you better define the issue and work with you at your pace to create a solution. I use empathy and humor to help individuals and families recognize their strengths and understand the barriers that may be in the way of change.
(301) 970-3804 View (301) 970-3804
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Stanley Tamale Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874  (Online Only)
Stanley Tamale is a Licensed Professional Counselor in state of Maryland specializing in adult, adolescent and group counseling. Stanley completed his Masters degree at the Grand Canyon University and his bachelor's in psychology from the University of North Texas. Stanley has extensive experience treating disturbances such as substance abuse, anger, depression anxiety and mood disorders. Stanley has provided counseling and education services to teenagers and adults struggling with substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. Stanley's therapeutic models include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution focused Therapy.
Stanley Tamale is a Licensed Professional Counselor in state of Maryland specializing in adult, adolescent and group counseling. Stanley completed his Masters degree at the Grand Canyon University and his bachelor's in psychology from the University of North Texas. Stanley has extensive experience treating disturbances such as substance abuse, anger, depression anxiety and mood disorders. Stanley has provided counseling and education services to teenagers and adults struggling with substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders. Stanley's therapeutic models include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution focused Therapy.
(301) 820-7864 View (301) 820-7864
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Maryland Neuropsychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, NCC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20876
Services provided by a pediatric neuropsychologist who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, in the state of Maryland. Therapy is provided to individuals across the lifespan (children and adults). Client issues we can help with includes grief, stress management, anxiety, depression, life issues, compulsions and obsessions, and an umbrella of sexual issues (including voyeurism, exhibitionism, pedophilia, sexuality and issues having sex, and more), neurodevelopmental disorders (autism/ADHD), and trauma. Founder: Dr. Sarah Gardner, PsyD, NCC
Services provided by a pediatric neuropsychologist who is also a licensed clinical psychologist, in the state of Maryland. Therapy is provided to individuals across the lifespan (children and adults). Client issues we can help with includes grief, stress management, anxiety, depression, life issues, compulsions and obsessions, and an umbrella of sexual issues (including voyeurism, exhibitionism, pedophilia, sexuality and issues having sex, and more), neurodevelopmental disorders (autism/ADHD), and trauma. Founder: Dr. Sarah Gardner, PsyD, NCC
(410) 834-4913 View (410) 834-4913
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Tiffani Smithson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20875  (Online Only)
I know that asking for help can feel like a burden sometimes. Do you feel like you have to be “everything” to everyone but feel alone when your in need? Are you struggling to say “no” then resent your yes? Do you put everyone before you and then don't have enough time for you or your dreams? Do you feel “stuck” after giving so much and then realize your not making progress in your life? More often than we realize, we tend to lose ourselves giving what we don’t have while trying to manage it all; parenthood, relationships, careers, and life situations. We then become overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or stuck about our next move.
I know that asking for help can feel like a burden sometimes. Do you feel like you have to be “everything” to everyone but feel alone when your in need? Are you struggling to say “no” then resent your yes? Do you put everyone before you and then don't have enough time for you or your dreams? Do you feel “stuck” after giving so much and then realize your not making progress in your life? More often than we realize, we tend to lose ourselves giving what we don’t have while trying to manage it all; parenthood, relationships, careers, and life situations. We then become overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or stuck about our next move.
(240) 226-1392 View (240) 226-1392
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Bria Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20875  (Online Only)
What is it for you...Is it the lack of motivation? The over-thinking? The never feeling good enough or need to be perfect? The “I don’t know who I am?” The loss of identity? The failed or lack of relationship/s? The hopelessness? The unexplained sadness? The lack of support? School Stress? Well sometimes growing up or even life can be very overwhelming and the desperation to feel better as you navigate through can leave you feeling stuck and lost on your next decision/move.
What is it for you...Is it the lack of motivation? The over-thinking? The never feeling good enough or need to be perfect? The “I don’t know who I am?” The loss of identity? The failed or lack of relationship/s? The hopelessness? The unexplained sadness? The lack of support? School Stress? Well sometimes growing up or even life can be very overwhelming and the desperation to feel better as you navigate through can leave you feeling stuck and lost on your next decision/move.
(240) 617-3194 View (240) 617-3194
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Keisha Hawthorne-Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20876  (Online Only)
Are you feeling isolated while experiencing a major life change? Are you looking for a safe space to share and grow? Would you like to address the issues of your past, abandonment, toxic relationships, grief/loss or workplace stress? Do you need practical skills managing depression and anxiety? Need help with communication in your relationship? Congratulations, you’re looking in the right place! You decided to take the initial step on your quest of healing and self-discovery. It takes courage to put yourself and your well-being first and I applaud you! Allow me to join you on the journey to prioritize your mental health.
Are you feeling isolated while experiencing a major life change? Are you looking for a safe space to share and grow? Would you like to address the issues of your past, abandonment, toxic relationships, grief/loss or workplace stress? Do you need practical skills managing depression and anxiety? Need help with communication in your relationship? Congratulations, you’re looking in the right place! You decided to take the initial step on your quest of healing and self-discovery. It takes courage to put yourself and your well-being first and I applaud you! Allow me to join you on the journey to prioritize your mental health.
(443) 294-7346 View (443) 294-7346
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Kristen Woollery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20875  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself constantly anxious? Overthinking everything? Overwhelmed or stressed? Feeling like things are spiraling out of control? Uncertain of yourself or where life is going? Is it affecting your life, career, self-esteem, decisions, and relationships? Have you tried everything you could think of on your own and STILL feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or just STUCK on what's next? Well let me support you so you do not have to do it alone!
Do you find yourself constantly anxious? Overthinking everything? Overwhelmed or stressed? Feeling like things are spiraling out of control? Uncertain of yourself or where life is going? Is it affecting your life, career, self-esteem, decisions, and relationships? Have you tried everything you could think of on your own and STILL feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or just STUCK on what's next? Well let me support you so you do not have to do it alone!
(240) 301-1589 View (240) 301-1589
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Fred F Goudarznia
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Germantown, MD 20874
Specialize in crisis intervention,Trauma recovery and post-trauma growth,Trauma is the breaking point in life, it leaves you transformed, however it's a transformation with capacity to become stronger ,more adaptive .
Specialize in crisis intervention,Trauma recovery and post-trauma growth,Trauma is the breaking point in life, it leaves you transformed, however it's a transformation with capacity to become stronger ,more adaptive .
(240) 393-6720 View (240) 393-6720
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Quantum Change
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Germantown, MD 20874  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer support for my clients to develop coping skills, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and create healthier relationships through better communication. My ideal clients include families, couples, children and adolescents having difficulty understanding each other and feeling overwhelmed with the increasing demands of work, home and school. By working with families I can address underlying issues of conflict, stress, anxiety, fear, depression, etc. I address the many difficulties or obstacles preventing them to function effectively in daily life and appreciate each other.
I offer support for my clients to develop coping skills, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and create healthier relationships through better communication. My ideal clients include families, couples, children and adolescents having difficulty understanding each other and feeling overwhelmed with the increasing demands of work, home and school. By working with families I can address underlying issues of conflict, stress, anxiety, fear, depression, etc. I address the many difficulties or obstacles preventing them to function effectively in daily life and appreciate each other.
(240) 205-7553 View (240) 205-7553

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Germantown, MD

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Germantown, MD who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
92% Depression
80% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
73% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% CareFirst
74% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Germantown, MD see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Germantown?

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.