Therapists in Glen Echo, MD

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Krystal Ginzl
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, CAC-I
Verified
Glen Echo, MD 20812  (Online Only)
I am committed to helping each individual improve how they perceive, cope, and prepare for life's challenges by uncovering their core strengths. Together, we unlock your true potential so you can live the life you want and deserve.
I am committed to helping each individual improve how they perceive, cope, and prepare for life's challenges by uncovering their core strengths. Together, we unlock your true potential so you can live the life you want and deserve.
(202) 892-1145 View (202) 892-1145
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Aaron Pearl
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Glen Echo, MD 20812
I work with individuals, couples, and groups that are faced with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and dissatisfaction, infidelity, impulse control, and adjustment issues. I am trained and use ACT principles when working with my clients. ACT is a mindfulness, acceptance, and commitment approach to psychotherapy. Working together, I help clients slow down the thought process so they can thoughtfully respond to difficult thoughts and emotions. This allows you to take value-based behavioral action as opposed to having emotional, automatic reactions.
I work with individuals, couples, and groups that are faced with a variety of challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict and dissatisfaction, infidelity, impulse control, and adjustment issues. I am trained and use ACT principles when working with my clients. ACT is a mindfulness, acceptance, and commitment approach to psychotherapy. Working together, I help clients slow down the thought process so they can thoughtfully respond to difficult thoughts and emotions. This allows you to take value-based behavioral action as opposed to having emotional, automatic reactions.
(301) 265-2821 View (301) 265-2821
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Judith Schulman-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Glen Echo, MD 20812
As an active and collaborative therapist, I provide a comfortable, safe, caring environment for psychotherapy. Blending warmth and compassion with insight and skill building, I help you navigate through difficult times and emerge with renewed hope. You will gain new skills and strategies to maximize strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive and intentional patterns of growth. You will gain skills to communicate more effectively and understand and resolve your challenges and conflicts in constructive, compassionate and healthy ways. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients lead fulfilled, empowered and productive lives. History is not destiny.
As an active and collaborative therapist, I provide a comfortable, safe, caring environment for psychotherapy. Blending warmth and compassion with insight and skill building, I help you navigate through difficult times and emerge with renewed hope. You will gain new skills and strategies to maximize strengths, overcome obstacles, and create positive and intentional patterns of growth. You will gain skills to communicate more effectively and understand and resolve your challenges and conflicts in constructive, compassionate and healthy ways. My goal as a therapist is to help my clients lead fulfilled, empowered and productive lives. History is not destiny.
(205) 316-9127 View (205) 316-9127
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Masha Kartashev
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LGMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Echo, MD 20812  (Online Only)
Relationships are the cornerstone of our lives. When our connection to others—and ourselves—is suffering, we in turn suffer. Perhaps you’ve been feeling out of step with your feelings and suspect that events from your past may be contributing to your difficulties relating to others currently. Maybe you've been feeling disconnected, stuck, or misunderstood in your marriage, and the loneliness is draining you. Maybe you have started to recognize that family dynamics from childhood have been impacting communication in your current relationships. No matter the context, you long for real and meaningful connection with the ones you love.
Relationships are the cornerstone of our lives. When our connection to others—and ourselves—is suffering, we in turn suffer. Perhaps you’ve been feeling out of step with your feelings and suspect that events from your past may be contributing to your difficulties relating to others currently. Maybe you've been feeling disconnected, stuck, or misunderstood in your marriage, and the loneliness is draining you. Maybe you have started to recognize that family dynamics from childhood have been impacting communication in your current relationships. No matter the context, you long for real and meaningful connection with the ones you love.
(410) 784-4494 View (410) 784-4494
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Kim Wiltshire
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified
Glen Echo, MD 20812  (Online Only)
I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for my clients to feel safe and understood. I specialize in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-injury and other self-sabotaging behaviors. I work with teens and adults looking to develop a better understanding of their dysfunctional patterns in order to create effective and lasting change.
I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental space for my clients to feel safe and understood. I specialize in treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, self-injury and other self-sabotaging behaviors. I work with teens and adults looking to develop a better understanding of their dysfunctional patterns in order to create effective and lasting change.
(240) 471-6237 View (240) 471-6237

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Stephanie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20816
Your feelings and experiences are valid and welcome here! I look to help clients in understanding their emotions and the role emotions play in everyday life. If you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed, I am here to help. If you are struggling with self-esteem and self-confidence, I am here to help. I have experience working with couples navigating difficulties in their relationship, including non-monogamous relationships. If you are experiencing difficulties relating to sexuality, sexual dysfunction, or sexual identity, you have come to the right place.
Your feelings and experiences are valid and welcome here! I look to help clients in understanding their emotions and the role emotions play in everyday life. If you are experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed, I am here to help. If you are struggling with self-esteem and self-confidence, I am here to help. I have experience working with couples navigating difficulties in their relationship, including non-monogamous relationships. If you are experiencing difficulties relating to sexuality, sexual dysfunction, or sexual identity, you have come to the right place.
(410) 616-1834 View (410) 616-1834
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Pamela Atueyi
Counselor, LCPC, LCADC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging, and you don’t have to figure it out alone. If you are feeling hopeless, depressed, or anxious, perhaps I can help you with this. If you feel you have no support from friends and family, I can be a support to you. Maybe it is childhood trauma you need to unpack. I can help you through it. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to help clients reach their best selves. My goal as a clinician is to feel empowered to take control of their lives and be in optimal health.
Life can be challenging, and you don’t have to figure it out alone. If you are feeling hopeless, depressed, or anxious, perhaps I can help you with this. If you feel you have no support from friends and family, I can be a support to you. Maybe it is childhood trauma you need to unpack. I can help you through it. I am skilled in CBT, DBT, and mindfulness to help clients reach their best selves. My goal as a clinician is to feel empowered to take control of their lives and be in optimal health.
(240) 202-1018 View (240) 202-1018
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Dr. Diamond Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, LCMFT
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20811  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist to provide a safe space of respect and transparency? I specialize in unique relationship dynamics dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and diverse relationships on their journey towards growth, understanding, and fulfillment. I embrace and celebrate the unique tapestry of human connections. Whether you identify as monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, my practice is open and affirming. Here, you can explore challenges, strengthen connections, and foster a deep sense of self-acceptance.
Are you looking for a therapist to provide a safe space of respect and transparency? I specialize in unique relationship dynamics dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, and diverse relationships on their journey towards growth, understanding, and fulfillment. I embrace and celebrate the unique tapestry of human connections. Whether you identify as monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, or belong to the LGBTQIA+ community, my practice is open and affirming. Here, you can explore challenges, strengthen connections, and foster a deep sense of self-acceptance.
(240) 913-8862 View (240) 913-8862
Photo of Amanda Dennehy, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Glen Echo, MD
Amanda Dennehy
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA , LCPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Not accepting new clients
Does worrying keep you up at night or prevent you from feeling present in everyday activities? Is it a struggle to shut off the thoughts that take your attention away from the things that matter most? Or do you frequently feel you are engaging in life with a "smile" on your face that does not match what's going on inside? These overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression could be due to a recent life change or they may have been weighing heavily on you for some time. In a warm and supportive environment we will address these concerns together.
Does worrying keep you up at night or prevent you from feeling present in everyday activities? Is it a struggle to shut off the thoughts that take your attention away from the things that matter most? Or do you frequently feel you are engaging in life with a "smile" on your face that does not match what's going on inside? These overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression could be due to a recent life change or they may have been weighing heavily on you for some time. In a warm and supportive environment we will address these concerns together.
(301) 821-5308 View (301) 821-5308
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Pamela Forman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
One thing is certain in life: things always change. All of us encounter difficult changes, narrow passages that we must navigate: unemployment, relocation, breakups, divorce, illness, bereavement. We also experience good, positive changes. Ironically, these too can be quite stressful. Falling in love, getting married, childbirth, getting a promotion at work, any major accomplishment can precipitate uneasiness and worry. It can be tremendously helpful to have the attention, support and perspective of a thoughtful therapist. Together, we collaborate to get you through these challenges while, at the same time, being curious about the deeper meanings underneath the surface.
One thing is certain in life: things always change. All of us encounter difficult changes, narrow passages that we must navigate: unemployment, relocation, breakups, divorce, illness, bereavement. We also experience good, positive changes. Ironically, these too can be quite stressful. Falling in love, getting married, childbirth, getting a promotion at work, any major accomplishment can precipitate uneasiness and worry. It can be tremendously helpful to have the attention, support and perspective of a thoughtful therapist. Together, we collaborate to get you through these challenges while, at the same time, being curious about the deeper meanings underneath the surface.
(301) 337-7635 View (301) 337-7635
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Gina Pennington
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling a little “off” lately? Down, anxious or unsure what comes next in life, especially after the last year or so? Or it could be you just don’t feel like yourself and you’re not sure why. You are not alone. To have problems means that you are human; but there is hope. I provide a warm, accepting space for people to explore what matters to them and what’s getting in their way.
Are you feeling a little “off” lately? Down, anxious or unsure what comes next in life, especially after the last year or so? Or it could be you just don’t feel like yourself and you’re not sure why. You are not alone. To have problems means that you are human; but there is hope. I provide a warm, accepting space for people to explore what matters to them and what’s getting in their way.
(301) 591-6474 View (301) 591-6474
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Harry H Rieckelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Cabin John, MD 20818
The focus of my work, both as a psychotherapist and coach, has been on identifying and encouraging people's strengths in their work and relationships. The positive psychology movement today is much in vogue but I have been practicing this model my entire career. Focusing on strengths rather than pathology has been extremely effective in my work with adults, adolescents, and couples.
The focus of my work, both as a psychotherapist and coach, has been on identifying and encouraging people's strengths in their work and relationships. The positive psychology movement today is much in vogue but I have been practicing this model my entire career. Focusing on strengths rather than pathology has been extremely effective in my work with adults, adolescents, and couples.
(301) 741-4006 View (301) 741-4006
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Stephanie Woodrow
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20810
Anxiety is a normal emotion. Without it, we wouldn't prepare for job interviews, study for tests, or move out of the way of an oncoming car. But for some, anxiety becomes overwhelming & interferes with daily living. When anxiety becomes maladaptive it can be distressing, scary & embarrassing. The good news is anxiety disorders are treatable. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder & related problems from a cognitive behavioral perspective. My goal is to work collaboratively with patients to help them achieve their individual goals, and live full & productive lives.
Anxiety is a normal emotion. Without it, we wouldn't prepare for job interviews, study for tests, or move out of the way of an oncoming car. But for some, anxiety becomes overwhelming & interferes with daily living. When anxiety becomes maladaptive it can be distressing, scary & embarrassing. The good news is anxiety disorders are treatable. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder & related problems from a cognitive behavioral perspective. My goal is to work collaboratively with patients to help them achieve their individual goals, and live full & productive lives.
(202) 980-3371 View (202) 980-3371
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Willa Day Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20810
As a therapist with extensive training in trauma, grief & loss, I will work with you to identify what you want to change, focusing our attention on early attachment relationships and how these may continue to impact you. Working from an IFS-informed perspective, I believe we all have resilience and strength, and access to our inner selves. Therapy works best when we feel safe: my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you in our work. We will focus on ways to support you in making changes you desire, and creating a mindful and safe place for change to begin.
As a therapist with extensive training in trauma, grief & loss, I will work with you to identify what you want to change, focusing our attention on early attachment relationships and how these may continue to impact you. Working from an IFS-informed perspective, I believe we all have resilience and strength, and access to our inner selves. Therapy works best when we feel safe: my primary goal is to create a safe and compassionate space for you in our work. We will focus on ways to support you in making changes you desire, and creating a mindful and safe place for change to begin.
(202) 851-9559 View (202) 851-9559
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Elizabeth D Robinson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20811  (Online Only)
Have you been experiencing increased anxiety, depression, fear or loneliness? Are you struggling with emotions and behaviors you would like to change? As humans, we need connections to others for encouragement, especially when we are suffering from the unexpected challenges this world brings. With support and feedback we can find meaning and purpose even through painful events. I combine Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, to provide a safe, confidential environment where you are free to explore, empower yourself and develop into the person you want to be.
Have you been experiencing increased anxiety, depression, fear or loneliness? Are you struggling with emotions and behaviors you would like to change? As humans, we need connections to others for encouragement, especially when we are suffering from the unexpected challenges this world brings. With support and feedback we can find meaning and purpose even through painful events. I combine Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, DBT, to provide a safe, confidential environment where you are free to explore, empower yourself and develop into the person you want to be.
(240) 949-2409 View (240) 949-2409
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Daniel Jonathan Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
In my practice, I work successfully with people suffering from depression and anxiety, grappling with life changes and decisions, and struggling in important relationships. My orientation strives to deepen insight and self-knowledge, identify entrenched and sometimes destructive patterns in life, draw on your inner strengths, and move towards greater fulfillment in yourself and your relationships. See my website for much more information about my background, experience, and orientation to therapy. There I also offer suggestions for how to go about finding a good therapist who is both skilled and a fit for you.
In my practice, I work successfully with people suffering from depression and anxiety, grappling with life changes and decisions, and struggling in important relationships. My orientation strives to deepen insight and self-knowledge, identify entrenched and sometimes destructive patterns in life, draw on your inner strengths, and move towards greater fulfillment in yourself and your relationships. See my website for much more information about my background, experience, and orientation to therapy. There I also offer suggestions for how to go about finding a good therapist who is both skilled and a fit for you.
(410) 504-1809 View (410) 504-1809
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The Snow Psychology Group, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Are you or your teen feeling depressed or anxious? Experiencing difficulty in a personal relationship? Have you been feeling stuck? Our therapists understand how you may feel overwhelmed when dealing with stress and sadness or adjusting to major life changes. Let us help you to feel better and move forward to reach your personal goals. We provide a warm and supportive environment where you can openly discuss your concerns as we work together to resolve them and access your own strengths. We work with ages 12+ across the lifespan. Individual, couples, and group therapy services are available in-person and via telehealth.
Are you or your teen feeling depressed or anxious? Experiencing difficulty in a personal relationship? Have you been feeling stuck? Our therapists understand how you may feel overwhelmed when dealing with stress and sadness or adjusting to major life changes. Let us help you to feel better and move forward to reach your personal goals. We provide a warm and supportive environment where you can openly discuss your concerns as we work together to resolve them and access your own strengths. We work with ages 12+ across the lifespan. Individual, couples, and group therapy services are available in-person and via telehealth.
(301) 321-7537 View (301) 321-7537
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Miki Navon-Stering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20814
Welcome. I know that deciding to seek professional help and finding the right therapist can be difficult. Having a good match between the therapist and the client is important in achieving the changes you want. To that end, here is some information regarding my work: I have had the privilege of working with teens, adults, and couples and have had success treating a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, grief and adjustment to life's changes. It is with warmth and compassion that I offer clients a safe place to talk, feel and explore.
Welcome. I know that deciding to seek professional help and finding the right therapist can be difficult. Having a good match between the therapist and the client is important in achieving the changes you want. To that end, here is some information regarding my work: I have had the privilege of working with teens, adults, and couples and have had success treating a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, grief and adjustment to life's changes. It is with warmth and compassion that I offer clients a safe place to talk, feel and explore.
(240) 802-7660 View (240) 802-7660
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Mary Cadden
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bethesda, MD 20817
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
As a cognitive-behavioral and integrative therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am a woman of faith, grounded in Christian principles. I work with adults (individuals and groups) of many faith traditions and am respectful to all.
(240) 209-9747 View (240) 209-9747
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Daniel McNulty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LSW
Verified
Bethesda, MD 20814
I am passionate about helping my clients improve their relationships and alleviate suffering to find meaning, purpose, and build a life worth living. I also recognize how difficult the path of seeking help and making change can be and I will provide my skills, support, and compassion to you as you navigate your journey. Whether you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, isolated, burned out, or stuck, I will work with you to get through the challenges and difficulties you face.
I am passionate about helping my clients improve their relationships and alleviate suffering to find meaning, purpose, and build a life worth living. I also recognize how difficult the path of seeking help and making change can be and I will provide my skills, support, and compassion to you as you navigate your journey. Whether you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, depressed, isolated, burned out, or stuck, I will work with you to get through the challenges and difficulties you face.
(240) 702-1413 View (240) 702-1413

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Number of Therapists in Glen Echo, MD

< 10

Therapists in Glen Echo, MD who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships
100% Self Esteem
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Therapists in Glen Echo, MD see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Echo?

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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.