Therapists in Byron Center, MI

Photo of Mindy Milliron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Byron Center, MI
Mindy Milliron
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I enjoy assisting clients among the various stages in life. I come from over 14 years of experience as a social worker in a variety of capacities. I am excited to work with adult clients to help them figure out what they want for their lives and move towards obtaining it.
As a therapist, I enjoy assisting clients among the various stages in life. I come from over 14 years of experience as a social worker in a variety of capacities. I am excited to work with adult clients to help them figure out what they want for their lives and move towards obtaining it.
(616) 585-0566 View (616) 585-0566
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Lyle L. Labardee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
Not accepting new clients
We all experience stress and strain, heartaches and disappointments, and at times, pressure that feels so great we're not even sure we can go on. For you, it might be the pressure of running a business, maintaining a relationship with your spouse, or maybe both at the same time. Whether it's owning a business or serving as a leader in another capacity, these roles and responsibilities often increase relational distress. Coping with intense stress on your homefront AND in your workplace at the same time can be absolutely overwhelming. You might find it's hard to even find a place to rest, collect your thoughts and plan next steps.
We all experience stress and strain, heartaches and disappointments, and at times, pressure that feels so great we're not even sure we can go on. For you, it might be the pressure of running a business, maintaining a relationship with your spouse, or maybe both at the same time. Whether it's owning a business or serving as a leader in another capacity, these roles and responsibilities often increase relational distress. Coping with intense stress on your homefront AND in your workplace at the same time can be absolutely overwhelming. You might find it's hard to even find a place to rest, collect your thoughts and plan next steps.
(616) 359-0086 View (616) 359-0086
Photo of Erin Batenburg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Byron Center, MI
Erin Batenburg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
Whether you're struggling with depression, working through a traumatic experience, or grieving the loss of a loved one, sometimes you just need a listening ear. Therapy can provide that non-judgmental, supportive space to sit down with all of life's baggage and sort it out, piece by piece. Chances are, you know what to do next and how to keep going, you just need the time and the space to figure it out. When you sit in my therapy chair, you are the expert on you, while I guide you through the process of understanding yourself more deeply and more clearly.
Whether you're struggling with depression, working through a traumatic experience, or grieving the loss of a loved one, sometimes you just need a listening ear. Therapy can provide that non-judgmental, supportive space to sit down with all of life's baggage and sort it out, piece by piece. Chances are, you know what to do next and how to keep going, you just need the time and the space to figure it out. When you sit in my therapy chair, you are the expert on you, while I guide you through the process of understanding yourself more deeply and more clearly.
(616) 201-1405 View (616) 201-1405
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The Journey Christian Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315
Learning to navigate your heart—its past and present aches and longings—and learning how to walk alongside others is essential for discovering purpose in your life. Real, meaningful living involves finding safe places to tell your story and share your struggles; it means relying on someone to hear and hold what your heart has held alone. Counseling is a focused and supportive space for such work to be done. Every journey begins with a single step. An inch in the right direction.
Learning to navigate your heart—its past and present aches and longings—and learning how to walk alongside others is essential for discovering purpose in your life. Real, meaningful living involves finding safe places to tell your story and share your struggles; it means relying on someone to hear and hold what your heart has held alone. Counseling is a focused and supportive space for such work to be done. Every journey begins with a single step. An inch in the right direction.
(616) 236-2709 View (616) 236-2709
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Thomas Richard Stewart
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Byron Center, MI 49315
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 15+ years and really enjoy my job. I have been able to meet a lot of interesting people and help others with a variety of problems. I strive to offer opportunities for people to live more authentic and meaningful lives and have deeper more intimate relationships. I do not offer shallow advice, easy solutions, false hopes, or pat answers; only a commitment to journey with you in the most authentic and compassionate ways I know how.
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 15+ years and really enjoy my job. I have been able to meet a lot of interesting people and help others with a variety of problems. I strive to offer opportunities for people to live more authentic and meaningful lives and have deeper more intimate relationships. I do not offer shallow advice, easy solutions, false hopes, or pat answers; only a commitment to journey with you in the most authentic and compassionate ways I know how.
(616) 520-4196 View (616) 520-4196
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Dr. Tamara D DenBesten
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. Therapy provides a wonderful platform for you to identify your goals for happier living and to overcome obstacles that stand in your way. While therapy may be intimidating at first, my goal is to provide a supportive, trusting, and nonjudgmental space for you to feel comfortable. I believe every person has their own unique story and life experiences, so I will tailor therapy to your individual needs.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times. Therapy provides a wonderful platform for you to identify your goals for happier living and to overcome obstacles that stand in your way. While therapy may be intimidating at first, my goal is to provide a supportive, trusting, and nonjudgmental space for you to feel comfortable. I believe every person has their own unique story and life experiences, so I will tailor therapy to your individual needs.
(616) 730-8120 x708 View (616) 730-8120 x708
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Addie Reeves
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, R-DMT
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
Sometimes we all need to find extra connection and support. Whether it be new or chronic symptoms of anxiety or depression, challenges from your past, or you are seeking counseling for extra self-care, I would be honored to be your supportive connection. Together we can work to identify goals that are meaningful for you and promote wellness in your life. In a session with me, my goal is to make you feel welcome, seen, and heard. My therapy style is person-centered, and I will always approach our connection with empathy and respect.
Sometimes we all need to find extra connection and support. Whether it be new or chronic symptoms of anxiety or depression, challenges from your past, or you are seeking counseling for extra self-care, I would be honored to be your supportive connection. Together we can work to identify goals that are meaningful for you and promote wellness in your life. In a session with me, my goal is to make you feel welcome, seen, and heard. My therapy style is person-centered, and I will always approach our connection with empathy and respect.
(616) 208-5709 View (616) 208-5709
Photo of Jennifer Brink, Limited Licensed Psychologist in Byron Center, MI
Jennifer Brink
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315
Have you ever met someone that you felt you could talk to about just about anything? Or didn't have to worry about being judged, uncomfortable, or uncertain? I am that person, and I hope to be that person for you. I am intrigued by and curious to learn about the lives people have lived and what has molded them and shaped them. I believe in a holistic approach to identifying problem areas, understanding how the mind and body are connected in storing trauma, emotions, patterns of familial influence, and figuring out how to break out of cycles that limit people from living a full life.
Have you ever met someone that you felt you could talk to about just about anything? Or didn't have to worry about being judged, uncomfortable, or uncertain? I am that person, and I hope to be that person for you. I am intrigued by and curious to learn about the lives people have lived and what has molded them and shaped them. I believe in a holistic approach to identifying problem areas, understanding how the mind and body are connected in storing trauma, emotions, patterns of familial influence, and figuring out how to break out of cycles that limit people from living a full life.
(616) 737-0509 View (616) 737-0509
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Janee' Beville
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Reaching out for help to deal with the struggles of life can be scary. I applaud you for taking the first step by looking for a therapist who can work best with you. I am a licensed professional counselor who received a Master's degree from Western Michigan University in the area of Marriage, Couple and Family therapy. I currently provide mental health therapy in the outpatient setting and strive to give clients a safe space to heal and grow. I am passionate about helping others be the best they can be.
Reaching out for help to deal with the struggles of life can be scary. I applaud you for taking the first step by looking for a therapist who can work best with you. I am a licensed professional counselor who received a Master's degree from Western Michigan University in the area of Marriage, Couple and Family therapy. I currently provide mental health therapy in the outpatient setting and strive to give clients a safe space to heal and grow. I am passionate about helping others be the best they can be.
(616) 347-6252 View (616) 347-6252
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Lee Chassee
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315
Accepting new clients in this New Year of 2024. Let's have a conversation about your goals. I'm here to listen, validate your experiences, and encourage you toward becoming your best self. I can offer you a safe and confidential environment to begin your journey to well-being, and one where you take the lead in setting goals you aspire to achieve. If you're motivated for change, reach out asap so I can save a spot for you. Email me for a quick response or give me a call today for your free 10 minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Accepting new clients in this New Year of 2024. Let's have a conversation about your goals. I'm here to listen, validate your experiences, and encourage you toward becoming your best self. I can offer you a safe and confidential environment to begin your journey to well-being, and one where you take the lead in setting goals you aspire to achieve. If you're motivated for change, reach out asap so I can save a spot for you. Email me for a quick response or give me a call today for your free 10 minute phone consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.
(616) 499-6221 View (616) 499-6221
Photo of Dennis Langland, Licensed Professional Counselor in Byron Center, MI
Dennis Langland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
I possess 20 years as a licensed professional counselor working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults. I offer individual, couples and family counseling. Areas of clinical experience cover Trauma/PTSD, mood disorders (Depression/Bipolar), ADHD, anxiety disorders, grief and loss issues, substance abuse and addiction, healing from physical, mental, emotional, sexual abuse and infidelity, chronic illness, stress/anger management, men's and women's issues, faith/spiritual and existential issues, relational/marital issues, issues around divorce, adoption, school, behavioral issues, and blended family issues.
I possess 20 years as a licensed professional counselor working with children, adolescents, young adults, adults and older adults. I offer individual, couples and family counseling. Areas of clinical experience cover Trauma/PTSD, mood disorders (Depression/Bipolar), ADHD, anxiety disorders, grief and loss issues, substance abuse and addiction, healing from physical, mental, emotional, sexual abuse and infidelity, chronic illness, stress/anger management, men's and women's issues, faith/spiritual and existential issues, relational/marital issues, issues around divorce, adoption, school, behavioral issues, and blended family issues.
(616) 537-6861 View (616) 537-6861
Photo of Kimberly Culp Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Byron Center, MI
Kimberly Culp Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315
Difficult past? Chaotic present? Uncertain future? These are the questions that can plague us with anxiety and slowly take over our lives. You want relief from the constant worrying, or relief for your child who cannot stop worrying. You want freedom from the childhood experiences that, despite your best efforts, continue to impact your current life. You want to understand how to survive as an introvert in a world catering to extroverts. You want to find a way to communicate with a distant partner. You are in the right place and on your way to a better life.
Difficult past? Chaotic present? Uncertain future? These are the questions that can plague us with anxiety and slowly take over our lives. You want relief from the constant worrying, or relief for your child who cannot stop worrying. You want freedom from the childhood experiences that, despite your best efforts, continue to impact your current life. You want to understand how to survive as an introvert in a world catering to extroverts. You want to find a way to communicate with a distant partner. You are in the right place and on your way to a better life.
(616) 541-2891 View (616) 541-2891
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Sharon Wassenar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
My ideal client is one that is their authentic self in sessions. I find that when a client is open and honest about who they are and what they struggle with they are also more successful at achieving their goals. I typically see teens and adults who struggle with things like: anxiety, OCD, depression, perfectionism, fear of failure, grief, trauma, and life transitions. I find that most clients want to be heard, understood and validated.
My ideal client is one that is their authentic self in sessions. I find that when a client is open and honest about who they are and what they struggle with they are also more successful at achieving their goals. I typically see teens and adults who struggle with things like: anxiety, OCD, depression, perfectionism, fear of failure, grief, trauma, and life transitions. I find that most clients want to be heard, understood and validated.
(616) 208-5371 View (616) 208-5371
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Kelly Ibarra Emdr Sex Addiction Betrayal Infidelity
Licensed Professional Counselor, EMDR, CSAT, EFT ACS, LPC, SCL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315
I know you're "fine, totally fine, absolutely fine"...but just in case you're a little "not fine", I'm here. Maybe you are here because people whom you’ve naturally turned to for care and protection have hurt or neglected you in some way. Or maybe you're here because you have found yourself unable to honor the commitments and promises that you have made to yourself; or those whom you love due to your addictive behaviors. It takes time to allow the reality behind our symptoms to reveal themselves. Treatment can help you feel more present in the moment, in control of your world, compassionate towards all of your parts, and safe.
I know you're "fine, totally fine, absolutely fine"...but just in case you're a little "not fine", I'm here. Maybe you are here because people whom you’ve naturally turned to for care and protection have hurt or neglected you in some way. Or maybe you're here because you have found yourself unable to honor the commitments and promises that you have made to yourself; or those whom you love due to your addictive behaviors. It takes time to allow the reality behind our symptoms to reveal themselves. Treatment can help you feel more present in the moment, in control of your world, compassionate towards all of your parts, and safe.
(616) 323-9826 View (616) 323-9826
Photo of Sarah Tuinstra, Licensed Professional Counselor in Byron Center, MI
Sarah Tuinstra
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
My ideal client would be someone looking for balance in their life. At times life can be difficult, lonely and/or confusing, we are not meant to do this alone. Sometimes we lose our way and need someone to walk beside us, someone who can offer insight and encouragement. I would love to be that person for you.
My ideal client would be someone looking for balance in their life. At times life can be difficult, lonely and/or confusing, we are not meant to do this alone. Sometimes we lose our way and need someone to walk beside us, someone who can offer insight and encouragement. I would love to be that person for you.
(616) 227-3953 x728 View (616) 227-3953 x728
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Siobhan Williams-Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, IHHW, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315  (Online Only)
Life can be described as a beautiful gift, and it is also true that life can present us with circumstances that seem unfair and insufferable. When this occurs, we could benefit from support that enables us to develop insight into ourselves, obtain clarity, identify choices, accept responsibility, foster growth, learn new skills, build resilience, pursue freedom, and feel heard, seen, and empowered as we navigate life. Asking for help is challenging for many reasons, but I have witnessed how being receptive to support has brought about a multitude of blessings. I would love to serve as a source of hope and light on your journey.
Life can be described as a beautiful gift, and it is also true that life can present us with circumstances that seem unfair and insufferable. When this occurs, we could benefit from support that enables us to develop insight into ourselves, obtain clarity, identify choices, accept responsibility, foster growth, learn new skills, build resilience, pursue freedom, and feel heard, seen, and empowered as we navigate life. Asking for help is challenging for many reasons, but I have witnessed how being receptive to support has brought about a multitude of blessings. I would love to serve as a source of hope and light on your journey.
(616) 439-2611 View (616) 439-2611
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Robert G Brown
Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR, Certifi, MDiv
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
***In-Person Appointments*** The most expensive kind of therapy is the kind that doesn't work. Maybe it feels scary to wonder if real healing can happen. I'm a Certified EMDR Therapist and I combine EMDR with IFS therapy to create an effective method that has worked for permanent healing time and again. Instead of feeling bad about certain parts of ourselves, I encourage people to instead get curious and compassionate toward these "parts of themselves" that are trying to keep them safe and help them by making them anxious, angry, or even depressed.(Sounds strange, right?) We slow things down and get to know you, one part at a time.
***In-Person Appointments*** The most expensive kind of therapy is the kind that doesn't work. Maybe it feels scary to wonder if real healing can happen. I'm a Certified EMDR Therapist and I combine EMDR with IFS therapy to create an effective method that has worked for permanent healing time and again. Instead of feeling bad about certain parts of ourselves, I encourage people to instead get curious and compassionate toward these "parts of themselves" that are trying to keep them safe and help them by making them anxious, angry, or even depressed.(Sounds strange, right?) We slow things down and get to know you, one part at a time.
(616) 219-8515 View (616) 219-8515
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Amanda Walma
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315  (Online Only)
To be able to enter into a season of recovery, one must take the step to enter into a season of vulnerability. Starting where you are and taking the first step can be difficult, though seeking help is a great place to start. I am passionate about self-advocacy and providing a safe space for you. I will tailor treatment to fit your unique needs and situation, while we work together to process through your concerns and harness your strength and resiliency.
To be able to enter into a season of recovery, one must take the step to enter into a season of vulnerability. Starting where you are and taking the first step can be difficult, though seeking help is a great place to start. I am passionate about self-advocacy and providing a safe space for you. I will tailor treatment to fit your unique needs and situation, while we work together to process through your concerns and harness your strength and resiliency.
(616) 737-0155 View (616) 737-0155
Photo of Audrey L Hilliker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Byron Center, MI
Audrey L Hilliker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Byron Center, MI 49315
Not accepting new clients
I am outgoing, and enjoy travel, nature, animals, and connection. I use my personal experiences with divorce, blended families, women's issues, grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. This allows me to join with clients in working through their issues and experiences, while providing skills and tools to overcome them. When working with a client, I believe the most important thing is connection. Having the opportunity to give clients a voice and space to talk freely about issues, fears, beliefs, and anything in between is an honor. In connecting to my client's experience I can show them what it means to truly be known.
I am outgoing, and enjoy travel, nature, animals, and connection. I use my personal experiences with divorce, blended families, women's issues, grief/loss, relationship issues, and more. This allows me to join with clients in working through their issues and experiences, while providing skills and tools to overcome them. When working with a client, I believe the most important thing is connection. Having the opportunity to give clients a voice and space to talk freely about issues, fears, beliefs, and anything in between is an honor. In connecting to my client's experience I can show them what it means to truly be known.
(616) 426-6829 View (616) 426-6829
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Anne Jansen
Counselor, RN, MA, LLPC
Verified
Byron Center, MI 49315
Are you looking for healing, beauty, hope, and freedom from the things that keep you stuck? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts or emotions and you feel out of control? Are your relationships impacted by your past? Do you find yourself repeating behaviors or patterns that you wish you could just stop? Does your faith feel dull and your relationship with God feel distant? Does the trauma of the past impact your life today? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, I can help.
Are you looking for healing, beauty, hope, and freedom from the things that keep you stuck? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with thoughts or emotions and you feel out of control? Are your relationships impacted by your past? Do you find yourself repeating behaviors or patterns that you wish you could just stop? Does your faith feel dull and your relationship with God feel distant? Does the trauma of the past impact your life today? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, I can help.
(616) 219-8151 View (616) 219-8151

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Number of Therapists in Byron Center, MI

50+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Byron Center, MI who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Stress
80% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
84% Priority Health
78% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Byron Center, MI see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Byron Center?

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.