Therapists in Hyattsville, MD

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Kimberly Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW55
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Kim Wilson. I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to view my profile as you consider who you will choose to support you on your path toward growth and healing. I don't take it for granted that the decision to come to therapy takes courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. With that in mind I approach our time together with humility, compassion and non-judgement. My sincere hope is that we can collaborate to together to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am very passionate about providing culturally intentional therapy to those from BIPOC populations.
Hi there! My name is Kim Wilson. I want to thank you in advance for taking the time to view my profile as you consider who you will choose to support you on your path toward growth and healing. I don't take it for granted that the decision to come to therapy takes courage and the willingness to be vulnerable. With that in mind I approach our time together with humility, compassion and non-judgement. My sincere hope is that we can collaborate to together to help you accomplish your therapeutic goals. I am very passionate about providing culturally intentional therapy to those from BIPOC populations.
(240) 792-7384 View (240) 792-7384
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Victoria Igbene
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
I find that many people have dealt with so much trauma and disappointment in life that they begin to feel powerless. I know it can all feel like too much at times. The way out isn’t necessarily to fix all the problems in your life, but to learn how to respond differently to them, as your capable, beautiful self. You might wonder what your life purpose really is, or feel as if you’re stuck in the same cycle. Many of my clients have described feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending pressures of life. It might seem that no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead.
I find that many people have dealt with so much trauma and disappointment in life that they begin to feel powerless. I know it can all feel like too much at times. The way out isn’t necessarily to fix all the problems in your life, but to learn how to respond differently to them, as your capable, beautiful self. You might wonder what your life purpose really is, or feel as if you’re stuck in the same cycle. Many of my clients have described feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending pressures of life. It might seem that no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead.
(301) 234-7751 View (301) 234-7751
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Erica Greenspan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Hi, I'm Erica. I'm so glad you made it here. My clients describe me as warm, approachable, and curious. As is such, my therapeutic style is person-centered and rooted in relational psychotherapy. My specialty is working with Quarter-lifers, those who identify as Millennials and Gen Z. I have found this life stage to be most unpredictable and turbulent, making it an opportune time for mental health support. Whether it's depression, anxiety, loneliness or stress, we will dive in to explore the root of your pain in order to find relief.
Hi, I'm Erica. I'm so glad you made it here. My clients describe me as warm, approachable, and curious. As is such, my therapeutic style is person-centered and rooted in relational psychotherapy. My specialty is working with Quarter-lifers, those who identify as Millennials and Gen Z. I have found this life stage to be most unpredictable and turbulent, making it an opportune time for mental health support. Whether it's depression, anxiety, loneliness or stress, we will dive in to explore the root of your pain in order to find relief.
(240) 221-6667 View (240) 221-6667
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Ericka Nelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many of us begin to wander on our journey through life. We are unsure if our next move is our best move, we sometimes run into detours that change our direction, and often we hit pitfalls that can knock us off course completely. Some are able to struggle through, and others seek assistance with the help of a counselor. A counselor comes into your life as a GPS system, assisting with reviewing the course previously taken and providing you with the tools to “help you help yourself” get back on course towards your desired destination.
Many of us begin to wander on our journey through life. We are unsure if our next move is our best move, we sometimes run into detours that change our direction, and often we hit pitfalls that can knock us off course completely. Some are able to struggle through, and others seek assistance with the help of a counselor. A counselor comes into your life as a GPS system, assisting with reviewing the course previously taken and providing you with the tools to “help you help yourself” get back on course towards your desired destination.
(240) 753-6168 View (240) 753-6168
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Robert Celis
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Robert has ten years working in educational settings, half spent as an academic counselor, foster youth case manager, and clinical counselor. Robert has experience working with teens and early adult populations experiencing low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult life transitions, and relationship issues. Robert has experience at a community-based site and university psychological counseling center utilizing CBT, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed care modalities.
Robert has ten years working in educational settings, half spent as an academic counselor, foster youth case manager, and clinical counselor. Robert has experience working with teens and early adult populations experiencing low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, difficult life transitions, and relationship issues. Robert has experience at a community-based site and university psychological counseling center utilizing CBT, mindfulness, psychodynamic, and trauma-informed care modalities.
(240) 774-1906 View (240) 774-1906
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Jessica Henry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning.
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist I am passionate about the mental health of individuals struggling with Posttraumatic Stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. I have successfully helped children, families, and adults with adjustment difficulties, traumatic stress exposure, and other concerns that impact their daily functioning.
(301) 701-3857 View (301) 701-3857
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Asia Vianna Mack Leak
Counselor, LPC, LCPC, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Asia's services are suited for children that have experienced a specific trauma event or adverse childhood experience (household dysfunction, neglect, abuse, bereavement) or struggling with appropriate social skills. Client issues will be approached from a creative and mindfulness-centered manner. Parents/guardians should be willing to commit at least three months to the child's treatment.
Asia's services are suited for children that have experienced a specific trauma event or adverse childhood experience (household dysfunction, neglect, abuse, bereavement) or struggling with appropriate social skills. Client issues will be approached from a creative and mindfulness-centered manner. Parents/guardians should be willing to commit at least three months to the child's treatment.
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Mary Frances LaHood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Matrescence refers to the developmental stage in which a woman undergoes physical, emotional, psychological and neurological, hormonal and social transitions - as she becomes a mother. There is so much beauty and gain. There is so much loss and change.
Matrescence refers to the developmental stage in which a woman undergoes physical, emotional, psychological and neurological, hormonal and social transitions - as she becomes a mother. There is so much beauty and gain. There is so much loss and change.
(240) 326-2760 View (240) 326-2760
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Rivers of Healing LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Congratulations! You started the process towards healing! It can definitely be challenging but its totally worth it in the end. There is so much that we can say about what we do as a team, but the most important things that sets us apart from other practices is that we have a vested in your growth, we are compassionate, gentle and are agents of change. We specialize in helping clients achieve their goals, overcome depression, anxiety and various forms of trauma to name a few. We also provide Christian counseling to clients who request it in treatment. Interested? TEXT US NOW 301-825-1982 or visit our website for a prompt response.
Congratulations! You started the process towards healing! It can definitely be challenging but its totally worth it in the end. There is so much that we can say about what we do as a team, but the most important things that sets us apart from other practices is that we have a vested in your growth, we are compassionate, gentle and are agents of change. We specialize in helping clients achieve their goals, overcome depression, anxiety and various forms of trauma to name a few. We also provide Christian counseling to clients who request it in treatment. Interested? TEXT US NOW 301-825-1982 or visit our website for a prompt response.
(240) 623-2286 View (240) 623-2286
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Demitri C Kornegay
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, LCPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20784
Helping to make sense out of a sometimes senseless world, we will examine why life is indeed, like reading a roadmap; it is simply a matter of knowing where we are, seeing where we want to go and finding a way to get there.
Helping to make sense out of a sometimes senseless world, we will examine why life is indeed, like reading a roadmap; it is simply a matter of knowing where we are, seeing where we want to go and finding a way to get there.
(301) 685-7779 View (301) 685-7779
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There's A Time & A Place, LLC.
Counselor, LCPC, ACS, C-DBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Welcome. I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves. I am here to provide the tools & resources to help clients achieve their goals. With a focus on at-risk & transitional age youth, as well as members of the LGBTQIA community, I am committed to providing a safe & welcoming space for clients to explore their feelings, behaviors, to work collaboratively with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that feels comfortable & empowering.
Welcome. I believe that everyone is the expert on themselves. I am here to provide the tools & resources to help clients achieve their goals. With a focus on at-risk & transitional age youth, as well as members of the LGBTQIA community, I am committed to providing a safe & welcoming space for clients to explore their feelings, behaviors, to work collaboratively with them to develop a personalized treatment plan that feels comfortable & empowering.
(240) 249-7585 View (240) 249-7585
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Journey of Hope, LLC
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Not accepting new clients
I am so proud of you for making a step towards your recovery. It’s a step in the right direction. Life in general is challenging and many life issues come as obstacles in our way. Guess what? You are not alone. I know It’s not always easy to find someone who understands you or even someone you can trust. Make Journey of Hope your preferred place for therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a person centered approach to treatment. This is your journey. In a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere, you will feel supported as you regain your strength and hope in life.
I am so proud of you for making a step towards your recovery. It’s a step in the right direction. Life in general is challenging and many life issues come as obstacles in our way. Guess what? You are not alone. I know It’s not always easy to find someone who understands you or even someone you can trust. Make Journey of Hope your preferred place for therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a person centered approach to treatment. This is your journey. In a warm, non-judgmental atmosphere, you will feel supported as you regain your strength and hope in life.
(301) 778-0494 View (301) 778-0494
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Noemi Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
Hello there, and welcome to My Hope Counseling, LLC a place of hope and healing. Are you feeling anxious and fearful about the future? Do you find it hard to enjoy and live in the present? or sleep? concentrate? You have come to the right place. We will work together to identify your needs and explore the right treatment plan for your goals in therapy. My goal is to offer you the necessary tools to help cope and address anxiety and stress related disorders. In addition, to address and heal from traumatic life events. We will walk together in this journey and increase your overall sense of well-being, peace, and resiliency.
Hello there, and welcome to My Hope Counseling, LLC a place of hope and healing. Are you feeling anxious and fearful about the future? Do you find it hard to enjoy and live in the present? or sleep? concentrate? You have come to the right place. We will work together to identify your needs and explore the right treatment plan for your goals in therapy. My goal is to offer you the necessary tools to help cope and address anxiety and stress related disorders. In addition, to address and heal from traumatic life events. We will walk together in this journey and increase your overall sense of well-being, peace, and resiliency.
(301) 358-6009 View (301) 358-6009
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Grigsby Counseling Services
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In therapy, my goal is to help you tap into the resources that already exist within you. I believe you possess wisdom, resilience, sound judgment, compassion for yourself and others, and other strengths that can be refined or rediscovered through the process of therapy. I also believe that authentic human connection is the primary conduit of healing in therapy, so I strive to make our work relational - not just symptom focused. While I feel equipped to meet the needs of most people who seek my help, I find that I’m most energized when I’m working with someone who is open-minded, motivated, and invested in the therapy process.
In therapy, my goal is to help you tap into the resources that already exist within you. I believe you possess wisdom, resilience, sound judgment, compassion for yourself and others, and other strengths that can be refined or rediscovered through the process of therapy. I also believe that authentic human connection is the primary conduit of healing in therapy, so I strive to make our work relational - not just symptom focused. While I feel equipped to meet the needs of most people who seek my help, I find that I’m most energized when I’m working with someone who is open-minded, motivated, and invested in the therapy process.
(240) 209-9716 View (240) 209-9716
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January Bryer Roberts
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20781
You see your child struggle and you don't know how to help. You hoped that this was just a phase that they would grow out of but you can't ignore the "red flags" you continue to see. You desperately want to fix things for them, but what you have tried isn't working. You're starting to realize that figuring it out on your own isn't the solution. You want help, but you're worried about judgment and labels.
You see your child struggle and you don't know how to help. You hoped that this was just a phase that they would grow out of but you can't ignore the "red flags" you continue to see. You desperately want to fix things for them, but what you have tried isn't working. You're starting to realize that figuring it out on your own isn't the solution. You want help, but you're worried about judgment and labels.
(410) 431-2478 View (410) 431-2478
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Karla Lawrence - Distance Counseling And Coaching
Counselor, LCPC, BC-TMH, CPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20781  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist temporarily closed for distance counseling (online therapy, telehealth) & coaching services. Do you struggle with feelings of self-doubt and insecurity? Do you often wonder if you are doing, being, or providing enough? Is most of your time taken-up by worrying about or taking care of others? And, do you experience a nagging sense of guilt when you think about doing something just for you? If you are a compassionate woman or soulful introvert who is often the “caretaker,” “fixer,” or “helper” in your personal and professional life, I would love to help.
Waitlist temporarily closed for distance counseling (online therapy, telehealth) & coaching services. Do you struggle with feelings of self-doubt and insecurity? Do you often wonder if you are doing, being, or providing enough? Is most of your time taken-up by worrying about or taking care of others? And, do you experience a nagging sense of guilt when you think about doing something just for you? If you are a compassionate woman or soulful introvert who is often the “caretaker,” “fixer,” or “helper” in your personal and professional life, I would love to help.
(240) 623-2513 View (240) 623-2513
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Liz Merrill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hyattsville, MD 20782
You’ve accomplished so much. You have a fulfilling career, good friends, a comfortable income and lovely home. By all appearances things are great, and you feel completely in control in most areas of your life. But relationships are a different story.. they either don't stick or never take off, and they all seem to follow the same pattern - the initial hope and excitement of seeing someone new gives way to doubt, and once you get that sinking feeling, it all unravels from there. You see friends and coworkers getting married and starting families and wonder why it’s so easy for them. "What's wrong with me?"
You’ve accomplished so much. You have a fulfilling career, good friends, a comfortable income and lovely home. By all appearances things are great, and you feel completely in control in most areas of your life. But relationships are a different story.. they either don't stick or never take off, and they all seem to follow the same pattern - the initial hope and excitement of seeing someone new gives way to doubt, and once you get that sinking feeling, it all unravels from there. You see friends and coworkers getting married and starting families and wonder why it’s so easy for them. "What's wrong with me?"
(240) 770-0680 View (240) 770-0680
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Stephanie Trisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
My mission as a therapist is to create a completely non-judgmental, loving container in which your transformation unfolds. I believe that all mental—and many physical—health “symptoms” are all parts of us with good intentions, calling frantically for our loving attention. I believe in healing, not coping. We are so much more than a diagnosis and a bundle of symptoms; we are so much more than our pain and trauma. I believe that in each of us resides a marvelous, pure, all-loving essence that is the home base of our healing. My role, as the therapist, is to simply guide you there.
My mission as a therapist is to create a completely non-judgmental, loving container in which your transformation unfolds. I believe that all mental—and many physical—health “symptoms” are all parts of us with good intentions, calling frantically for our loving attention. I believe in healing, not coping. We are so much more than a diagnosis and a bundle of symptoms; we are so much more than our pain and trauma. I believe that in each of us resides a marvelous, pure, all-loving essence that is the home base of our healing. My role, as the therapist, is to simply guide you there.
(240) 883-5697 View (240) 883-5697
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Kemah M Gbolokai
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Mental Health has always been a taboo topic in the African community. Why would I want to talk to someone about my problems or what I have experienced growing up? Breaking the silence and creating a voice has been a passion and a mission for Kemah. Kemah M Gbolokai is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has 17 years working with Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has 9 years working with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Kemah has worked in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
Mental Health has always been a taboo topic in the African community. Why would I want to talk to someone about my problems or what I have experienced growing up? Breaking the silence and creating a voice has been a passion and a mission for Kemah. Kemah M Gbolokai is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maryland. She has 17 years working with Children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. She has 9 years working with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Kemah has worked in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with clients who have co-occurring disorders.
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Alexander Young
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Hyattsville, MD 20782  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Dr. Young, a dedicated health psychologist deeply invested in behavioral medicine, health psychology, and primary care behavioral health (PCBH). My focus lies in empowering individuals managing chronic illnesses, HIV, and those within the LGBT community, as well as aiding individuals seeking to modify their health behaviors. As an LPC-S and Licensed Psychologist in Texas, along with holding licenses in multiple states, I'm well-equipped to provide top-tier supervision for LPC-A's and psychology trainees.
Hello! I'm Dr. Young, a dedicated health psychologist deeply invested in behavioral medicine, health psychology, and primary care behavioral health (PCBH). My focus lies in empowering individuals managing chronic illnesses, HIV, and those within the LGBT community, as well as aiding individuals seeking to modify their health behaviors. As an LPC-S and Licensed Psychologist in Texas, along with holding licenses in multiple states, I'm well-equipped to provide top-tier supervision for LPC-A's and psychology trainees.
(301) 381-1590 View (301) 381-1590

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hyattsville, MD

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hyattsville, MD who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
89% Depression
77% Self Esteem
72% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% CareFirst
69% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hyattsville, MD see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Hyattsville?

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.