Therapists in Cheboygan, MI

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Allison Gross
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, QMHP, QIDP
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Life is full of challenges. Any child can benefit from extra support to navigate these. Many children struggle to cope with their mental health. Serving clients under the age of 18, my goal is to help fulfill the goals that you and your child have. I believe that seeking therapy at a young age is the first step in having a positive and fulfilling future. Whether it be the stressors of every day life, behavior concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health related needs, I am here to help you and your child navigate through this.
Life is full of challenges. Any child can benefit from extra support to navigate these. Many children struggle to cope with their mental health. Serving clients under the age of 18, my goal is to help fulfill the goals that you and your child have. I believe that seeking therapy at a young age is the first step in having a positive and fulfilling future. Whether it be the stressors of every day life, behavior concerns, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health related needs, I am here to help you and your child navigate through this.
(231) 598-6904 View (231) 598-6904
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Michele Creech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheboygan, MI 49721  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Finding a therapist you feel safe telling your story to can be scary; not telling your story can be agony.
Maya Angelou once said, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Finding a therapist you feel safe telling your story to can be scary; not telling your story can be agony.
(231) 538-2575 View (231) 538-2575
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Tamyra N Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Waitlist for new clients
A.C.E.S. stands for Attitude, Compassion, Education and Supports. These are the core attributes and values I use to help my clients and their families find answers, serenity, and balance. I have been helping families, frustrated parents and students who are struggling for well over a decade. My practice includes individual & family therapy, communication skills, education, modification of "behaviors" and helping families understand more of the “why” behind how we act and a deeper understanding of what we feel and how to make appropriate changes
A.C.E.S. stands for Attitude, Compassion, Education and Supports. These are the core attributes and values I use to help my clients and their families find answers, serenity, and balance. I have been helping families, frustrated parents and students who are struggling for well over a decade. My practice includes individual & family therapy, communication skills, education, modification of "behaviors" and helping families understand more of the “why” behind how we act and a deeper understanding of what we feel and how to make appropriate changes
(231) 597-4194 View (231) 597-4194
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Amber Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
We are all unique individuals, with unique problems and unique ways of handling difficulties. Sometimes in life, we all find ourselves stuck. Stuck in a pattern of behavior, stuck in negative thinking, stuck at work or stuck in an unhealthy relationship. Together, we can work through these situations to discover more about yourself and what it is you truly want. I am here to listen without judgment or opinion to help you uncover what is truly best for you in your unique situation. Sometimes just taking the first step will uncover things you never thought possible.
We are all unique individuals, with unique problems and unique ways of handling difficulties. Sometimes in life, we all find ourselves stuck. Stuck in a pattern of behavior, stuck in negative thinking, stuck at work or stuck in an unhealthy relationship. Together, we can work through these situations to discover more about yourself and what it is you truly want. I am here to listen without judgment or opinion to help you uncover what is truly best for you in your unique situation. Sometimes just taking the first step will uncover things you never thought possible.
(231) 201-4532 View (231) 201-4532
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Lynette DePeter-Schulz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
In life we all encounter setbacks, stress, and traumatic experiences. Sometimes in order to move forward and find our own path, we need an objective person to listen and help sort through our feelings and reactions. I assist individuals to cope with general life stressors, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
In life we all encounter setbacks, stress, and traumatic experiences. Sometimes in order to move forward and find our own path, we need an objective person to listen and help sort through our feelings and reactions. I assist individuals to cope with general life stressors, grief and loss, depression, and anxiety.
(231) 377-1009 View (231) 377-1009
Paula Wilson, M.A., LPC
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Life is a journey! On the journey of life we can encounter "roadblocks". If you feel you have run into a "roadblock" in your life, counseling can help you to work through your emotions, to learn new coping skills, and to recognize your strengths. In counseling sessions, we can work together on issues, such as, communication skills, self-esteem, assertive skills, parenting skills, anger management skills, coping skills, and anxiety. I have experience working with individuals who are initially unsure of the counseling process.
Life is a journey! On the journey of life we can encounter "roadblocks". If you feel you have run into a "roadblock" in your life, counseling can help you to work through your emotions, to learn new coping skills, and to recognize your strengths. In counseling sessions, we can work together on issues, such as, communication skills, self-esteem, assertive skills, parenting skills, anger management skills, coping skills, and anxiety. I have experience working with individuals who are initially unsure of the counseling process.
(231) 225-4133 View (231) 225-4133
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Marne March Olli Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Marne March Olli, LLC offers counseling services to our community looking for assistance in making positive changes in response to life circumstances and improving social-emotional health. Through behavior and thought modification we can achieve improved relationships, performance in school and/or job as well as overall happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and have 20+ years of problem solving experience.
Marne March Olli, LLC offers counseling services to our community looking for assistance in making positive changes in response to life circumstances and improving social-emotional health. Through behavior and thought modification we can achieve improved relationships, performance in school and/or job as well as overall happiness. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and have passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE) and have 20+ years of problem solving experience.
(989) 303-8934 View (989) 303-8934
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Lockard Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
We will explore your current situation/presenting problem(s) in the initial session(s) to define your counseling goals. Then we will develop a plan to work toward those goals as we identify your strengths, any obstacles you might encounter along the way, and how you will know when those goals have been attained. I am confident that you will reach your desired healing and growth in this collaborative process. After achieving your goal(s) we may decide to set more goals or you may choose to end your counseling for now.
We will explore your current situation/presenting problem(s) in the initial session(s) to define your counseling goals. Then we will develop a plan to work toward those goals as we identify your strengths, any obstacles you might encounter along the way, and how you will know when those goals have been attained. I am confident that you will reach your desired healing and growth in this collaborative process. After achieving your goal(s) we may decide to set more goals or you may choose to end your counseling for now.
(231) 225-4402 View (231) 225-4402
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Jordan Fighter
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing high levels of anxiety and panic, along with working to uncover connections between past trauma and current life struggles. Unfortunately, I do not see clients under the age of 18. Active participation is a crucial aspect of therapy and a willingness to change and learn from past experiences is also helpful in making the improvements you want in life. We strive for good days, but it's okay if bad ones happen every now and then. The reality is, life can be hard. Sometimes we just need a nudge in the right direction and an objective viewpoint to help us find our way.
I enjoy working with adults who are experiencing high levels of anxiety and panic, along with working to uncover connections between past trauma and current life struggles. Unfortunately, I do not see clients under the age of 18. Active participation is a crucial aspect of therapy and a willingness to change and learn from past experiences is also helpful in making the improvements you want in life. We strive for good days, but it's okay if bad ones happen every now and then. The reality is, life can be hard. Sometimes we just need a nudge in the right direction and an objective viewpoint to help us find our way.
(231) 599-7667 View (231) 599-7667
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Chance L. Gawlinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Waitlist for new clients
As a former behavioral health client, I know what it feels like to struggle; however, I also know what it feels like to heal, persevere, and get a second chance story. I am understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, and I will walk alongside you on your journey to healing. Whether you are court ordered or voluntarily seeking services, we will establish a therapeutic relationship built on trust, support, and empathy, with the intention to help you obtain your goals and increase your quality of life. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. I look forward to being part of your second chance story.
As a former behavioral health client, I know what it feels like to struggle; however, I also know what it feels like to heal, persevere, and get a second chance story. I am understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, and I will walk alongside you on your journey to healing. Whether you are court ordered or voluntarily seeking services, we will establish a therapeutic relationship built on trust, support, and empathy, with the intention to help you obtain your goals and increase your quality of life. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. I look forward to being part of your second chance story.
(231) 310-5285 View (231) 310-5285
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Lynnel Brewster
Marriage & Family Therapist, RN, LPC, LLMFT
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Lynnel Brewster is the Clinical Director at Sanford Behavioral Health. She has worked in the health field for 24 years. She is a registered nurse as well as a licensed professional counselor. Lynnel’s years of experience include working in hospital and home settings, residential addiction treatment centers, and private practice. Lynnel also has her limited license in marriage and family therapy. In addition, sh is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Lynnel has counseled groups, families, and individuals with substance use and co-occurrng disorders. She is backed by a mulitdimentional team of clinical and medical professionals.
Lynnel Brewster is the Clinical Director at Sanford Behavioral Health. She has worked in the health field for 24 years. She is a registered nurse as well as a licensed professional counselor. Lynnel’s years of experience include working in hospital and home settings, residential addiction treatment centers, and private practice. Lynnel also has her limited license in marriage and family therapy. In addition, sh is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Lynnel has counseled groups, families, and individuals with substance use and co-occurrng disorders. She is backed by a mulitdimentional team of clinical and medical professionals.
(616) 205-9868 View (616) 205-9868
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Marcia Ward
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
I work solely with adults over the age of 35. It takes courage to engage in the psychotherapy process. I believe that therapy can have healing and growthful effects on peoples' lives and that emotional health significantly contributes to physical health and well-being. Facing stress, pain and trauma can be scary and I feel fortunate and honored to be able to work with people at difficult and painful times in their lives. I greatly respect the growth process that comes with the work of psychotherapy. I view the relationship between patient and psychologist as collaborative and largely driven by the expressed needs of the patient.
I work solely with adults over the age of 35. It takes courage to engage in the psychotherapy process. I believe that therapy can have healing and growthful effects on peoples' lives and that emotional health significantly contributes to physical health and well-being. Facing stress, pain and trauma can be scary and I feel fortunate and honored to be able to work with people at difficult and painful times in their lives. I greatly respect the growth process that comes with the work of psychotherapy. I view the relationship between patient and psychologist as collaborative and largely driven by the expressed needs of the patient.
(231) 487-6218 View (231) 487-6218
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Jennifer Wummel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Cheboygan, MI 49721
Waitlist for new clients
Roots 45 is a private behavioral health practice that is owned and operated by Jennifer Wummel. Her mission as a therapist is to provide you with the necessary tools to achieve the purposed filled life that you meant to live . Jennifer provides a compassionate and un-biased space along your journey.
Roots 45 is a private behavioral health practice that is owned and operated by Jennifer Wummel. Her mission as a therapist is to provide you with the necessary tools to achieve the purposed filled life that you meant to live . Jennifer provides a compassionate and un-biased space along your journey.
(989) 200-5428 View (989) 200-5428

Online Therapists

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Carolyn Madry
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
A wise philosopher once said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Small changes, even increasing self-awareness, can collect and snowball into life-changing transformations. These changes and transformations currently may be hard to imagine or fully believe, and we can still choose to bravely take that step. Whatever length your journey, I offer support along the road and a safe space for exploration, expression, insight, and transformation.
A wise philosopher once said that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Small changes, even increasing self-awareness, can collect and snowball into life-changing transformations. These changes and transformations currently may be hard to imagine or fully believe, and we can still choose to bravely take that step. Whatever length your journey, I offer support along the road and a safe space for exploration, expression, insight, and transformation.
(616) 207-1592 View (616) 207-1592
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Grand Traverse Hypnotherapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49686
Licensed Professional Counselor, in practice for 33 years. Certified Hypnotherapist since 2007. I specialize in helping people overcome Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks, changing Habits, regaining control in their lives. You can have great success in overcoming Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sleep Disturbance, Pain, PTSD and more. Boost your Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Sports Performance. I offer Hypnotherapy for Successful Stopping Smoking and Weight Management in as little as 4 private sessions. Member International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Mental Health Counselors of Northern Michigan.
Licensed Professional Counselor, in practice for 33 years. Certified Hypnotherapist since 2007. I specialize in helping people overcome Anxiety, Fear and Panic Attacks, changing Habits, regaining control in their lives. You can have great success in overcoming Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sleep Disturbance, Pain, PTSD and more. Boost your Self Confidence, Public Speaking and Sports Performance. I offer Hypnotherapy for Successful Stopping Smoking and Weight Management in as little as 4 private sessions. Member International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, Mental Health Counselors of Northern Michigan.
(231) 225-4502 View (231) 225-4502
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Misty Lynne Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Elmira, MI 49730  (Online Only)
If you're the person laying in bed, thinking about all of the mistakes you made or worrying about what people thought of you all day, and it feels like a car is sitting on your chest, I get it. Do you constantly fear what other people think about you? Worry about conversations and replay them with all your mistakes living rent free in your head? What if it didn't have to be that way? How amazing would it be to go to bed and actually sleep- To feel refreshed and happy each day? Wouldn't it be great to have energy and be able to get things done for once instead of constantly feeling stuck? Through therapy, I can help you.
If you're the person laying in bed, thinking about all of the mistakes you made or worrying about what people thought of you all day, and it feels like a car is sitting on your chest, I get it. Do you constantly fear what other people think about you? Worry about conversations and replay them with all your mistakes living rent free in your head? What if it didn't have to be that way? How amazing would it be to go to bed and actually sleep- To feel refreshed and happy each day? Wouldn't it be great to have energy and be able to get things done for once instead of constantly feeling stuck? Through therapy, I can help you.
(231) 264-2876 View (231) 264-2876
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Sam Miners
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
Embarking on the journey of therapy requires trust and finding the right fit is essential. I approach therapy as a sacred space, where you can feel safe to explore your innermost thoughts and emotions. I prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship, tailored to your unique needs and experiences. Throughout my professional career, I’ve honed my skills in working with diverse populations, specializing in anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and related challenges. In our sessions, my goal is to empower you to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience.
Embarking on the journey of therapy requires trust and finding the right fit is essential. I approach therapy as a sacred space, where you can feel safe to explore your innermost thoughts and emotions. I prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship, tailored to your unique needs and experiences. Throughout my professional career, I’ve honed my skills in working with diverse populations, specializing in anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and related challenges. In our sessions, my goal is to empower you to navigate life’s complexities with confidence and resilience.
(313) 513-2540 View (313) 513-2540
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Janelle Rieman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49685
In today's uncertain world, more people than ever are experiencing issues with their mental health. It is my goal to partner with you to collaboratively work through the issues that you are facing in life. I strive to provide a comforting, safe, and non-judgemental space where you can come to have someone listen and help you to navigate through these issues. It is through this work that you will discover the inner strengths and skills you already possess. With these strengths and my assistance, our goal will be to work together to create genuine healing, change, and self-empowerment.
In today's uncertain world, more people than ever are experiencing issues with their mental health. It is my goal to partner with you to collaboratively work through the issues that you are facing in life. I strive to provide a comforting, safe, and non-judgemental space where you can come to have someone listen and help you to navigate through these issues. It is through this work that you will discover the inner strengths and skills you already possess. With these strengths and my assistance, our goal will be to work together to create genuine healing, change, and self-empowerment.
(269) 234-0165 View (269) 234-0165
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Thalia M Ferenc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LMSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Help for Emotional, Behavioral and Relationship Problems. Serving adults, children age 9 and over, couples and families, from my private practice located halfway between Charlevoix and Petoskey. I currently provide a choice of in-person or teletherapy. I utilize an integrative blend of therapy orientations, tailoring treatment to each individual's needs. You are unique. Your therapy should be, too.
Help for Emotional, Behavioral and Relationship Problems. Serving adults, children age 9 and over, couples and families, from my private practice located halfway between Charlevoix and Petoskey. I currently provide a choice of in-person or teletherapy. I utilize an integrative blend of therapy orientations, tailoring treatment to each individual's needs. You are unique. Your therapy should be, too.
(231) 335-3616 View (231) 335-3616
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Barbara Queally Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MC, LPC, LMHC, PC
Verified Verified
Petoskey, MI 49770
My "ideal" client is a child, pre-teen, teen, young adult, adult, couple, or family. Together we can work on any number of issues from communication to adjusting to new life circumstances; events from your past that are impacting your present; parenting children or teens, or individuating from parents; anxiety, depression and other matters of mood; relationships with family, friends and coworkers; co-dependency and self-advocacy; personal values and belief systems.... I'm here to meet you where you are & to support you as you evolve into your best self.
My "ideal" client is a child, pre-teen, teen, young adult, adult, couple, or family. Together we can work on any number of issues from communication to adjusting to new life circumstances; events from your past that are impacting your present; parenting children or teens, or individuating from parents; anxiety, depression and other matters of mood; relationships with family, friends and coworkers; co-dependency and self-advocacy; personal values and belief systems.... I'm here to meet you where you are & to support you as you evolve into your best self.
(727) 349-1150 View (727) 349-1150

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Number of Therapists in Cheboygan, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in Cheboygan, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
82% McLaren
45% Priority Health

How Therapists in Cheboygan, MI see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Cheboygan?

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.