Therapists in Grand Blanc, MI

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Giesken Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
I know from my own experiences as well as a career dedicated to helping children, adults, and families, that often putting yourself first and asking for some help can bring up feelings of guilt, shame, and fear to name a few. Understanding and knowing that you are your own self with needs, wants and worth; that you deserve to heal, remember who you are and find more joy- these concepts are available to you. You matter, your story matters and I can offer a safe space for you to be your vulnerable and authentic self.
I know from my own experiences as well as a career dedicated to helping children, adults, and families, that often putting yourself first and asking for some help can bring up feelings of guilt, shame, and fear to name a few. Understanding and knowing that you are your own self with needs, wants and worth; that you deserve to heal, remember who you are and find more joy- these concepts are available to you. You matter, your story matters and I can offer a safe space for you to be your vulnerable and authentic self.
(810) 631-3786 View (810) 631-3786
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Giesken Counseling Services
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship conflict, aimlessness... Being human makes us eligible for any number of challenges to overcome. Whether you feel you just need to talk to someone you can trust, or that you are in need of some structure and more hands on guidance, therapy is for you! My experience and education have made me a well rounded outpatient therapist who sees great success when working with individual's of teenage through late life who are experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties. I utilize humanistic and existential modalities and a non-medication focused approach to guide my therapeutic process.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship conflict, aimlessness... Being human makes us eligible for any number of challenges to overcome. Whether you feel you just need to talk to someone you can trust, or that you are in need of some structure and more hands on guidance, therapy is for you! My experience and education have made me a well rounded outpatient therapist who sees great success when working with individual's of teenage through late life who are experiencing a variety of psychological difficulties. I utilize humanistic and existential modalities and a non-medication focused approach to guide my therapeutic process.
(810) 692-1838 View (810) 692-1838
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Anderson Fernanders
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439  (Online Only)
I received an M.A. in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2011. As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. I believe that people are relational beings with physical, spiritual, emotional, and social components, and that the exploration and integration of these aspects through a client-centered approach. I look forward to walking with you on your journey toward a better life.
I received an M.A. in Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in 2011. As your counselor, I am here to support you in making meaning, creating comfort, and uncovering resources to help you be your best self. I believe that people are relational beings with physical, spiritual, emotional, and social components, and that the exploration and integration of these aspects through a client-centered approach. I look forward to walking with you on your journey toward a better life.
(947) 888-3109 View (947) 888-3109
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Laura J Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LLMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Not accepting new clients
I work with families, couples, and individuals ranging from ages 12 and up. I use a Strength Based Approach in session, helping you focus more on your personal strengths. Together you and I can build your treatment plan and discuss your goals. My goal is for you to become involved with making the treatment plan so the therapeutic process is successful for you. Throughout my graduate studies I have been trained in multiple therapeutic models.
I work with families, couples, and individuals ranging from ages 12 and up. I use a Strength Based Approach in session, helping you focus more on your personal strengths. Together you and I can build your treatment plan and discuss your goals. My goal is for you to become involved with making the treatment plan so the therapeutic process is successful for you. Throughout my graduate studies I have been trained in multiple therapeutic models.
(989) 203-3178 View (989) 203-3178
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Virginia Fournier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Blanc, MI 48439  (Online Only)
You have worked hard at healing and cultivating the life you want, yet there are still beliefs and past experiences holding you back from fully stepping into your power. Perhaps you struggle due to past trauma, attachment wounds, anxiety, imposter syndrome, or feelings of low self-worth despite "seeming okay to others." Wherever you are in your healing journey, allow me to help you go deeper, to finally reclaim your sense of self, your sense of worth, and your sense of peace. If you are ready to do the work and connect to your authentic self, then look no further. The time is now, you ARE worth it!
You have worked hard at healing and cultivating the life you want, yet there are still beliefs and past experiences holding you back from fully stepping into your power. Perhaps you struggle due to past trauma, attachment wounds, anxiety, imposter syndrome, or feelings of low self-worth despite "seeming okay to others." Wherever you are in your healing journey, allow me to help you go deeper, to finally reclaim your sense of self, your sense of worth, and your sense of peace. If you are ready to do the work and connect to your authentic self, then look no further. The time is now, you ARE worth it!
(517) 923-2773 View (517) 923-2773
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Sarina R Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CCATP
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439  (Online Only)
At some point in our lives, we will face challenges and difficulties that seem to overwhelm us and push us past our limits. It may be problems in our marriages, problems at work, problems within our family or with our children. I am here to assist you in facing those challenges and making positive change to improve the quality of your life. We will walk every step of the way together. You do not have to live life feeling stuck in the past, overwhelmed by the present or fearful of what the future may bring.
At some point in our lives, we will face challenges and difficulties that seem to overwhelm us and push us past our limits. It may be problems in our marriages, problems at work, problems within our family or with our children. I am here to assist you in facing those challenges and making positive change to improve the quality of your life. We will walk every step of the way together. You do not have to live life feeling stuck in the past, overwhelmed by the present or fearful of what the future may bring.
(810) 255-8201 View (810) 255-8201
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Yvonne Makidon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Certified Sex Therapist, Trauma Therapist & Life Coach. For over 18 years I have helped individuals and couples recover from the traumas of sexual, physical, verbal & emotional abuse & neglect. These early traumas manifest in somatic disorders (illness/pain), relationship issues, professional issues, & the inability to live in peace & harmony. Other manifestations may include poor body image, self-hatred & low self-esteem. Some of the modalities I utilize: Brainspotting (BSP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), PACT & Family Systems.
Certified Sex Therapist, Trauma Therapist & Life Coach. For over 18 years I have helped individuals and couples recover from the traumas of sexual, physical, verbal & emotional abuse & neglect. These early traumas manifest in somatic disorders (illness/pain), relationship issues, professional issues, & the inability to live in peace & harmony. Other manifestations may include poor body image, self-hatred & low self-esteem. Some of the modalities I utilize: Brainspotting (BSP), Internal Family Systems (IFS), PACT & Family Systems.
(810) 659-7242 View (810) 659-7242
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House of Self, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a licensed counselor that's been in private practice for over 6 years. I've been supporting people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress due to life transitions, identity, and/or relationship concerns. The human experience is complicated - I see myself as someone who is here to help others get to a healthier place with themselves, so that they can feel empowered and resilient in this world.
Welcome! I am a licensed counselor that's been in private practice for over 6 years. I've been supporting people who struggle with anxiety, depression, and stress due to life transitions, identity, and/or relationship concerns. The human experience is complicated - I see myself as someone who is here to help others get to a healthier place with themselves, so that they can feel empowered and resilient in this world.
(810) 498-1985 View (810) 498-1985
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Courtney Perritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Sometimes life can throw challenges your way that make it difficult to manage alone. Reaching out is the first step to discovering your best self. I meet individuals where they are at, as we discover what approach works for continued growth and healing. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. I have been working with individuals and families in the Social Work field for ten years. I work with adult clients in every stage of life development, from all walks. My office will be a safe place to problem solve and feel heard. I look forward to meeting with an integrative approach to intervention.
Sometimes life can throw challenges your way that make it difficult to manage alone. Reaching out is the first step to discovering your best self. I meet individuals where they are at, as we discover what approach works for continued growth and healing. I obtained my Master of Social Work from Michigan State University. I have been working with individuals and families in the Social Work field for ten years. I work with adult clients in every stage of life development, from all walks. My office will be a safe place to problem solve and feel heard. I look forward to meeting with an integrative approach to intervention.
(810) 638-9486 View (810) 638-9486
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Brooke Ashley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Development Plan Approved Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I believe in “meeting the person where they are at” in their lives to ensure therapy is specific to what is needed. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy which focuses on balancing work life, home life, relationships, and so on. I will alway work to provide a safe, understanding, and fun environment for personal growth.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Development Plan Approved Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I believe in “meeting the person where they are at” in their lives to ensure therapy is specific to what is needed. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy which focuses on balancing work life, home life, relationships, and so on. I will alway work to provide a safe, understanding, and fun environment for personal growth.
(810) 544-8355 View (810) 544-8355
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Oakland Psychological Clinic, P.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MSW, SSW
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
I have worked in public education for 25 years. I really like teens but will also see kids and young adults. I work especially well with kids who have issues in school.
I have worked in public education for 25 years. I really like teens but will also see kids and young adults. I work especially well with kids who have issues in school.
(810) 547-2264 View (810) 547-2264
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Tomeshia L Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LLMSW, QMHP
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through stressful/traumatic experiences. My goal is to help my clients restore themselves back to being peaceful and whole in the safest way possible. Calling a therapist can be very intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe take a deep breath) to call and see how I can help you. I earned my Master’s in Social Work at Michigan State University. I primarily work with adults where my experiences consist of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, trauma, and marital issues.
My greatest passion is bringing healing to people who have been through stressful/traumatic experiences. My goal is to help my clients restore themselves back to being peaceful and whole in the safest way possible. Calling a therapist can be very intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe take a deep breath) to call and see how I can help you. I earned my Master’s in Social Work at Michigan State University. I primarily work with adults where my experiences consist of mental health disorders, substance use disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, domestic violence, grief/loss, trauma, and marital issues.
(810) 936-8163 View (810) 936-8163
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Amanda Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, CCTP
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Hello! My name is Amanda Reynolds, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I am a strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-focused therapist. My goal is to assist you in working through your stressors, symptoms, and obstacles. I am a fully licensed therapist with a specialization in trauma, substance use, anxiety, and depression. I am certified in EMDR and DBT skills. I have a history of working in multiple settings and currently hold a position as a clinical therapist at Great Lakes Psychology Group. I offer both in office and Telehealth appointments.
Hello! My name is Amanda Reynolds, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Michigan. I am a strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-focused therapist. My goal is to assist you in working through your stressors, symptoms, and obstacles. I am a fully licensed therapist with a specialization in trauma, substance use, anxiety, and depression. I am certified in EMDR and DBT skills. I have a history of working in multiple settings and currently hold a position as a clinical therapist at Great Lakes Psychology Group. I offer both in office and Telehealth appointments.
(810) 242-3076 View (810) 242-3076
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Krystin J Sankey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
When you experience stressful or traumatic life events, overwhelming emotions can take over and cause you to lose hope. You may feel worried, depressed, or anxious. Your life feels like it has been turned upside down and you wonder if things will ever feel normal again. As a therapist, educator, or other helping professional, you may feel that you are no longer capable of showing up for your clients or students in the way you want. You may be questioning your competence. You are not alone!
When you experience stressful or traumatic life events, overwhelming emotions can take over and cause you to lose hope. You may feel worried, depressed, or anxious. Your life feels like it has been turned upside down and you wonder if things will ever feel normal again. As a therapist, educator, or other helping professional, you may feel that you are no longer capable of showing up for your clients or students in the way you want. You may be questioning your competence. You are not alone!
(810) 277-9874 View (810) 277-9874
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Daniel T. Broughton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSPC, LPC, CMHP, QMHP, QIDP
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Do you have a teenager who appears to be on a path to ruining their life and destroying your sanity? That's my kind of kid. I can help. Are you struggling in a relationship? Trying to find love on the internet? The opposite sex is much easier to deal with when you understand them. Maybe divorce inevitable and you'd like to plan for a soft landing as opposed to mutual annihilation because you still have kids to raise. I can help. Dealing with unsupportive spouses? Toxic jobs? Addiction? Self-defeating thoughts or behaviors? Depression? Anxiety? I can help.
Do you have a teenager who appears to be on a path to ruining their life and destroying your sanity? That's my kind of kid. I can help. Are you struggling in a relationship? Trying to find love on the internet? The opposite sex is much easier to deal with when you understand them. Maybe divorce inevitable and you'd like to plan for a soft landing as opposed to mutual annihilation because you still have kids to raise. I can help. Dealing with unsupportive spouses? Toxic jobs? Addiction? Self-defeating thoughts or behaviors? Depression? Anxiety? I can help.
(810) 869-1015 View (810) 869-1015
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April Brandon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Hello! I have worked with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, PTSD, gender and sexual identity issues, abuse, narcissistic abuse, addiction, sex work issues, and homelessness. I am also familiar with veteran issues. I'm a military Gold Star mother, so I'm familiar with loss, tragedy, and the grieving process. I have learned how to hold the memories of our loved ones dear, while continuing to find meaning in life. I'm also a mother to a wonderful young man, who is trans. Watching him go through the process of transformation to his true, authentic self was a wonderful experience to be a part of.
Hello! I have worked with clients with a variety of issues including anxiety, PTSD, gender and sexual identity issues, abuse, narcissistic abuse, addiction, sex work issues, and homelessness. I am also familiar with veteran issues. I'm a military Gold Star mother, so I'm familiar with loss, tragedy, and the grieving process. I have learned how to hold the memories of our loved ones dear, while continuing to find meaning in life. I'm also a mother to a wonderful young man, who is trans. Watching him go through the process of transformation to his true, authentic self was a wonderful experience to be a part of.
(810) 425-1899 View (810) 425-1899
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Jamie Sauer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with self-defeating beliefs, such as feeling like a failure, inadequate, worthless, alone, from events that have occurred in your life and want to change your behaviors and/or emotional reactions then I have some techniques we can try. I am here to help you get the confidence you need to wake up and face the day. You deserve to know that you are important, special, deserving and supported. Let’s make sense of things you have been through.
If you are struggling with self-defeating beliefs, such as feeling like a failure, inadequate, worthless, alone, from events that have occurred in your life and want to change your behaviors and/or emotional reactions then I have some techniques we can try. I am here to help you get the confidence you need to wake up and face the day. You deserve to know that you are important, special, deserving and supported. Let’s make sense of things you have been through.
(810) 255-4492 View (810) 255-4492
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Kasie Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
In a world of increased demands and stressors, difficult emotions and negative thought patterns can affect both mental and physical well-being. Our life experiences and traumas can leave us feeling powerless and unable to move beyond the hurt. Learn the skills to manage the feelings of anxiety, anger, and grief that hold you back from being your most resilient and accomplished self. As Maya Angelou famously wrote, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
In a world of increased demands and stressors, difficult emotions and negative thought patterns can affect both mental and physical well-being. Our life experiences and traumas can leave us feeling powerless and unable to move beyond the hurt. Learn the skills to manage the feelings of anxiety, anger, and grief that hold you back from being your most resilient and accomplished self. As Maya Angelou famously wrote, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
(810) 442-4651 View (810) 442-4651
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Madison Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create an open and safe environment where emotions can be expressed without judgement. I have a passion for working with those who wish to better understand their emotions and learn new coping skills. My goal is to support those going through difficult life changes and help them to see their personal strengths along the way. I aspire to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and show that it should be treated with grace and kindness. I have a master's degree from Michigan State University in Social Work. I have experience working with those with persistent mental health disorders (GAD, MDD, OCD).
I strive to create an open and safe environment where emotions can be expressed without judgement. I have a passion for working with those who wish to better understand their emotions and learn new coping skills. My goal is to support those going through difficult life changes and help them to see their personal strengths along the way. I aspire to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and show that it should be treated with grace and kindness. I have a master's degree from Michigan State University in Social Work. I have experience working with those with persistent mental health disorders (GAD, MDD, OCD).
(810) 255-2760 View (810) 255-2760
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Giesken Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
Not sure what to do at a crossroads in your life? Or simply want an outside perspective? I want to be able to help! By providing a healthy, positive, and safe environment, I will be right alongside you while trying to unpack your day or dive deeper into more challenging waters. My hope is that you feel safe in an environment that fosters collaboration between you and I but also growth, progression, or movement in your life's journey.
Not sure what to do at a crossroads in your life? Or simply want an outside perspective? I want to be able to help! By providing a healthy, positive, and safe environment, I will be right alongside you while trying to unpack your day or dive deeper into more challenging waters. My hope is that you feel safe in an environment that fosters collaboration between you and I but also growth, progression, or movement in your life's journey.
(810) 692-1603 View (810) 692-1603

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Number of Therapists in Grand Blanc, MI

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Grand Blanc, MI who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
72% Coping Skills
72% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Aetna
63% Blue Care Network

How Therapists in Grand Blanc, MI see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grand Blanc?

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.