Therapists in Kensington, MD

Alison Dodd
MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I am a SPACE Treatment trained therapist committed to supporting parents and children navigate anxiety disorders. My work also focuses on supporting children and young adults with mood disorder diagnoses. I believe the client-therapist relationship is paramount to successful therapy and prioritize building rapport with clients in order to create a safe environment that allows for authentic healing and corrective emotional experiences. I enjoy helping clients gain the confidence,and skills needed to navigate life's challenges.
I am a SPACE Treatment trained therapist committed to supporting parents and children navigate anxiety disorders. My work also focuses on supporting children and young adults with mood disorder diagnoses. I believe the client-therapist relationship is paramount to successful therapy and prioritize building rapport with clients in order to create a safe environment that allows for authentic healing and corrective emotional experiences. I enjoy helping clients gain the confidence,and skills needed to navigate life's challenges.
(301) 298-2414 View (301) 298-2414
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Hypnosis Silver Spring
PhD, CHT
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, doing, and being.
People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, doing, and being.
(240) 219-6115 View (240) 219-6115
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Tiffani Stevenson Lloyd & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS, LCMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
I am a warm, supportive, and enthusiastic therapist ready to help you heal and overcome your challenges. I have extensive experience helping couples with various issues in all stages of life. Issues include concerns about commitment, communication, trust, intimacy, sex, mental/physical illness, parenting, infidelity, infertility, grief/loss, etc. I also love helping individuals who are struggling with any moods, behaviors, or thoughts that are a burden and difficult to manage alone. I am also the owner of Tiffani Stevenson Lloyd & Associates. We are a group of highly skilled mental health therapists ready to help.
I am a warm, supportive, and enthusiastic therapist ready to help you heal and overcome your challenges. I have extensive experience helping couples with various issues in all stages of life. Issues include concerns about commitment, communication, trust, intimacy, sex, mental/physical illness, parenting, infidelity, infertility, grief/loss, etc. I also love helping individuals who are struggling with any moods, behaviors, or thoughts that are a burden and difficult to manage alone. I am also the owner of Tiffani Stevenson Lloyd & Associates. We are a group of highly skilled mental health therapists ready to help.
(240) 201-2601 View (240) 201-2601
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Lori Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
My ideal client is looking to collaborate on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or life transitions. Therapy is a partnership. You are the expert on you, and I bring expertise on creating connection, noticing and changing behavior patterns, and creating safe space to process and explore. Together, we will create goals and address stuck points so you can move confidently into your future.
My ideal client is looking to collaborate on issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or life transitions. Therapy is a partnership. You are the expert on you, and I bring expertise on creating connection, noticing and changing behavior patterns, and creating safe space to process and explore. Together, we will create goals and address stuck points so you can move confidently into your future.
(301) 719-2623 View (301) 719-2623
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Vickye Hayter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, RN, LCMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Often we wait until we have exhausted every measure before we seek professional help. You can start on your journey to healing, reconciliation, peace, and joy today. I believe that in times of adversity and struggle, we have the greatest potential for growth. It is often hard to see clearly how the difficulties we face will lead to positive changes, so instead we lose our way and get stuck in places of frustration, despair, and resentment. The change process is a journey-sometimes long and at times short. It is a process that gives us the opportunity to discover new ways of approaching our circumstances.
Often we wait until we have exhausted every measure before we seek professional help. You can start on your journey to healing, reconciliation, peace, and joy today. I believe that in times of adversity and struggle, we have the greatest potential for growth. It is often hard to see clearly how the difficulties we face will lead to positive changes, so instead we lose our way and get stuck in places of frustration, despair, and resentment. The change process is a journey-sometimes long and at times short. It is a process that gives us the opportunity to discover new ways of approaching our circumstances.
(301) 327-2320 View (301) 327-2320
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Dr. Bithiah Reed
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, MSCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
I have extensive experience treating our nation's uniformed service members and their loved ones, many of whom have faced circumstances like these: Combat and sexual trauma, Profound loss, geographic separation from family support, relationship distress, parenting challenges, depression and anxiety, cancer, issues with eating and body image, gender issues, and difficulty excelling professionally due to ADHD. I had specialized training in treating gender-questioning and transgender people. I have a post-doctoral master's degree in psychopharmacology, and can consult with other prescribing providers for best medication outcomes..
I have extensive experience treating our nation's uniformed service members and their loved ones, many of whom have faced circumstances like these: Combat and sexual trauma, Profound loss, geographic separation from family support, relationship distress, parenting challenges, depression and anxiety, cancer, issues with eating and body image, gender issues, and difficulty excelling professionally due to ADHD. I had specialized training in treating gender-questioning and transgender people. I have a post-doctoral master's degree in psychopharmacology, and can consult with other prescribing providers for best medication outcomes..
(301) 701-5529 View (301) 701-5529
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Betty DeBerry-Sumner
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, DDS, MPH, MS, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Living a life of peace, free from chaos and dis-ease is what most people strive for. But often we are confronted with anxiety, depression, mood shifts, trauma, stress, anger, grief, isolation, etc. My goal is to help you to restore health and well-being. There are some circumstances of the past that cannot be changed but improving your understanding of past events will help as we work together to create a better present (the here and now), that will lead to a better future.
Living a life of peace, free from chaos and dis-ease is what most people strive for. But often we are confronted with anxiety, depression, mood shifts, trauma, stress, anger, grief, isolation, etc. My goal is to help you to restore health and well-being. There are some circumstances of the past that cannot be changed but improving your understanding of past events will help as we work together to create a better present (the here and now), that will lead to a better future.
(240) 506-4040 View (240) 506-4040
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Angela Moeny
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Bring your anxious, overwhelmed, burned out, unmotivated self over here and let's talk for a minute. Some days, just being a semi-functional human seems really hard. Add in some brain fog, irritability, sleep disturbance, loss of social connection, a global pandemic, sociopolitical upheaval, and/or interpersonal conflict and you may not be feeling your best. I'm here to provide the stability, support, and resources to help you become the most vibrant, authentic version of yourself. Whether you want to address a clinical diagnosis, have an existential crisis, smash the patriarchy, or just sleep better at night, I'm here for you.
Bring your anxious, overwhelmed, burned out, unmotivated self over here and let's talk for a minute. Some days, just being a semi-functional human seems really hard. Add in some brain fog, irritability, sleep disturbance, loss of social connection, a global pandemic, sociopolitical upheaval, and/or interpersonal conflict and you may not be feeling your best. I'm here to provide the stability, support, and resources to help you become the most vibrant, authentic version of yourself. Whether you want to address a clinical diagnosis, have an existential crisis, smash the patriarchy, or just sleep better at night, I'm here for you.
(301) 945-7589 View (301) 945-7589
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Sharelle Langaigne
Art Therapist, MPS, LGPAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
My approach to therapy is integrative, working from a meaning and strengths based approach. While tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, I focus on self-exploration, self-expression and developing self-trust. I believe in the creative process as a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing. Even if you are not specifically seeking art therapy, incorporating art-making into talk therapy can be highly effective and beneficial in challenging thoughts and facilitating expression.
My approach to therapy is integrative, working from a meaning and strengths based approach. While tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs, I focus on self-exploration, self-expression and developing self-trust. I believe in the creative process as a powerful tool for self-discovery and healing. Even if you are not specifically seeking art therapy, incorporating art-making into talk therapy can be highly effective and beneficial in challenging thoughts and facilitating expression.
(443) 282-9119 View (443) 282-9119
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Ashley Thorndike
Counselor, LGPC, C-SLDI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
When we work together we'll collaborate to help you process, organize, and mobilize your life. My degrees include a MEd in Counseling and a PhD in Dance and my life revolves around connection: connections between us and within us. We will, in turn, explore the anxieties surrounding you right now and the conceptual and physical resources you can activate to manage and move through anxiety. I help people feel better by finding physical and mental balance and balancing is constant movement. My practice is supervised by Ronnie Biemans, LCPC.
When we work together we'll collaborate to help you process, organize, and mobilize your life. My degrees include a MEd in Counseling and a PhD in Dance and my life revolves around connection: connections between us and within us. We will, in turn, explore the anxieties surrounding you right now and the conceptual and physical resources you can activate to manage and move through anxiety. I help people feel better by finding physical and mental balance and balancing is constant movement. My practice is supervised by Ronnie Biemans, LCPC.
(301) 321-7579 View (301) 321-7579
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Monique Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895  (Online Only)
Are negative thoughts, anxiety or depression stealing your peace of mind? Are you constantly overthinking or thinking the worst? Do you tend to really be hard on yourself? Has stress and worrying taken over your life? Are your relationships causing you pain and strife? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please know that you no longer have to suffer through this alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges. Having a therapist to talk to who is non-judgmental and caring can be exactly what you need to decrease your frustrations, lift your spirits and help you find the peace of mind that you crave.
Are negative thoughts, anxiety or depression stealing your peace of mind? Are you constantly overthinking or thinking the worst? Do you tend to really be hard on yourself? Has stress and worrying taken over your life? Are your relationships causing you pain and strife? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please know that you no longer have to suffer through this alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges. Having a therapist to talk to who is non-judgmental and caring can be exactly what you need to decrease your frustrations, lift your spirits and help you find the peace of mind that you crave.
(301) 812-3246 View (301) 812-3246
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Cheryl Holland, Ph.D. & Associates, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I am a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping children, adults, and families to grow, connect, and experience more joy in their lives. My treatment and consultation services range from evaluation and short term support to comprehensive intervention. I am guided by the belief that individuals and families possess great strength that is fully expressed through nurturing relationships, empathic listening, and collaborative problem solving. Supporting insight and skill building, I aim to help others develop positive well-being, cultivate healthy relationships, and navigate life challenges.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience helping children, adults, and families to grow, connect, and experience more joy in their lives. My treatment and consultation services range from evaluation and short term support to comprehensive intervention. I am guided by the belief that individuals and families possess great strength that is fully expressed through nurturing relationships, empathic listening, and collaborative problem solving. Supporting insight and skill building, I aim to help others develop positive well-being, cultivate healthy relationships, and navigate life challenges.
(301) 945-7534 View (301) 945-7534
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Naomi Karp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
Waitlist for new clients
Naomi Karp (she/her) is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) practicing in Maryland with licenses in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Naomi is committed to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe space for people to be themselves and engage with challenging and emotionally charged topics. She is known for her warm demeanor and thoughtfulness, which she strives to bring to every encounter. Naomi believes in the power of play and incorporating playfulness into life, as well as the capacity we all have to develop and change.
Naomi Karp (she/her) is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical (LCSW-C) practicing in Maryland with licenses in both Maryland and Washington, DC. Naomi is committed to developing a trusting therapeutic relationship and providing a safe space for people to be themselves and engage with challenging and emotionally charged topics. She is known for her warm demeanor and thoughtfulness, which she strives to bring to every encounter. Naomi believes in the power of play and incorporating playfulness into life, as well as the capacity we all have to develop and change.
(301) 701-2065 View (301) 701-2065
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Lori Rothfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative approach between the client and the therapist, where we work together on your therapeutic goals to reach greater awareness and personal growth. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and emerging adults, dealing with social and academic stressors, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I also work with adults in these areas and in the areas of life changes. I provide psychoeducational support for families with children with developmental differences, acute and chronic illnesses, and co-parenting issues.
I view psychotherapy as a collaborative approach between the client and the therapist, where we work together on your therapeutic goals to reach greater awareness and personal growth. I work with pre-teens, adolescents, and emerging adults, dealing with social and academic stressors, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I also work with adults in these areas and in the areas of life changes. I provide psychoeducational support for families with children with developmental differences, acute and chronic illnesses, and co-parenting issues.
(240) 226-3821 View (240) 226-3821
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Weisner Psychotherapy, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, CST
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895
I have worked extensively with clients to help them address a wide variety of concerns, including: Depression and anxiety • Work-related stress • Academic concerns (learning issues, attention problems) • Time management and organizational skills • Grief, loss, and bereavement • Spiritual and existential issues, including crises of faith and integrating beliefs and values • Life transitions (e.g., entering / leaving the workforce; marriage and divorce) • Identity issues and experiences of bias, discrimination, and oppression • Sexual and gender-related concerns
I have worked extensively with clients to help them address a wide variety of concerns, including: Depression and anxiety • Work-related stress • Academic concerns (learning issues, attention problems) • Time management and organizational skills • Grief, loss, and bereavement • Spiritual and existential issues, including crises of faith and integrating beliefs and values • Life transitions (e.g., entering / leaving the workforce; marriage and divorce) • Identity issues and experiences of bias, discrimination, and oppression • Sexual and gender-related concerns
(703) 457-8710 View (703) 457-8710
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Grace C Riddell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
When we work together, clients are offered a safe and healing environment to facilitate change and problem solving. You will learn a number of excellent skills to help you better communicate with yourself and others, finding your own voice and evolving into the best version of yourself through the process of change. Through our work together, we will find your path in life, giving you the tools to traverse it with ease.
When we work together, clients are offered a safe and healing environment to facilitate change and problem solving. You will learn a number of excellent skills to help you better communicate with yourself and others, finding your own voice and evolving into the best version of yourself through the process of change. Through our work together, we will find your path in life, giving you the tools to traverse it with ease.
(301) 744-8923 View (301) 744-8923
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Mary Cadden
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
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) 753-2889 View (240) 753-2889
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Mosaic Therapy Services
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, ATCS
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895
Waitlist for new clients
As a person experiencing anxiety, a stressful life transition, overwhelming emotions or symptoms of trauma, you are motivated to feel good again and reclaim your life. You’ve tried to fix it on your own, but nothing seems to work, at least not for very long. You’re worried things might get worse, or maybe they already have. You know healing is possible, but it seems out of reach. Choosing to start, or restart therapy can be scary! You want to make sure you select the right person who you can really connect with and feel confident has the expertise to help.
As a person experiencing anxiety, a stressful life transition, overwhelming emotions or symptoms of trauma, you are motivated to feel good again and reclaim your life. You’ve tried to fix it on your own, but nothing seems to work, at least not for very long. You’re worried things might get worse, or maybe they already have. You know healing is possible, but it seems out of reach. Choosing to start, or restart therapy can be scary! You want to make sure you select the right person who you can really connect with and feel confident has the expertise to help.
(240) 312-3045 View (240) 312-3045
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Serenity Psychotherapy Group, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Kensington, MD 20895  (Online Only)
Welcome! Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care to individuals, families and couples seeking support for concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma and other life transitions .
Welcome! Our practice is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care to individuals, families and couples seeking support for concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma and other life transitions .
(301) 396-7462 View (301) 396-7462
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Deborah Austin
Counselor, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kensington, MD 20895  (Online Only)
Drawing from extensive experience, I strive to assist my clients in identifying and improving in the areas of their lives where they are struggling. My specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, communication skills, establishing/building relationships and problem solving. I provide individual therapy to adults ages 18 and over. I offer tele-health video sessions. I accept CareFirst BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, UHC, Aetna & Aetna EAP and Magellan insurances. My website can be found at innerpeacetherapy.life.
Drawing from extensive experience, I strive to assist my clients in identifying and improving in the areas of their lives where they are struggling. My specialties include anxiety, depression, anger management, communication skills, establishing/building relationships and problem solving. I provide individual therapy to adults ages 18 and over. I offer tele-health video sessions. I accept CareFirst BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Johns Hopkins Healthcare, UHC, Aetna & Aetna EAP and Magellan insurances. My website can be found at innerpeacetherapy.life.
(301) 637-3442 View (301) 637-3442

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kensington, MD

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Kensington, MD who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
64% Self Esteem
63% Coping Skills
62% Grief
57% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% CareFirst
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Kensington, MD see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kensington?

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.