Therapists in Saint Johns, MI

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ASK Counseling
Pastoral Counselor, MA, LPC, NCE
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879
ASK Counseling stands for Ask, Seek, and Knock. I can help you ask, seek, and knock to grow and flourish. If what you feel, see and do now in your life, family or marriage, is painful, call me. Together we can bring about change and growth.
ASK Counseling stands for Ask, Seek, and Knock. I can help you ask, seek, and knock to grow and flourish. If what you feel, see and do now in your life, family or marriage, is painful, call me. Together we can bring about change and growth.
(517) 878-4580 View (517) 878-4580
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Erich Seida
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, TLLP
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879  (Online Only)
Everyone deserves to pursue happiness, unfortunately barriers are presented in our lives that make that pursuit difficult to achieve. My goal for therapy will be to collaborate with clients to achieve that higher quality of life they deserve. Clients can look forward to working with me in a safe and judgement free space that allows them to express themselves fully. I help clients manage their mental health needs and work through those barriers to pursue happiness. I accept all clients and have a passion for first responders, veterans, and family. I use my training, education, and experience to meet their unique mental health needs.
Everyone deserves to pursue happiness, unfortunately barriers are presented in our lives that make that pursuit difficult to achieve. My goal for therapy will be to collaborate with clients to achieve that higher quality of life they deserve. Clients can look forward to working with me in a safe and judgement free space that allows them to express themselves fully. I help clients manage their mental health needs and work through those barriers to pursue happiness. I accept all clients and have a passion for first responders, veterans, and family. I use my training, education, and experience to meet their unique mental health needs.
(989) 747-2113 View (989) 747-2113
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Abbie Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879  (Online Only)
Immediate openings! Many people see therapy as a one-sided conversation, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I can promise you, that I am as real as it gets! I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Simply put, I don't believe therapy has to always be a painful thing. Calling a therapist can be super intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to schedule a session and see how I can help.
Immediate openings! Many people see therapy as a one-sided conversation, with little opportunity for interaction or getting to experience each other as real people. I can promise you, that I am as real as it gets! I want to help you achieve whatever solutions and life changes you are looking for while enjoying the process as much as possible and experiencing yourself in new ways. Simply put, I don't believe therapy has to always be a painful thing. Calling a therapist can be super intimidating, but I hope you will take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to schedule a session and see how I can help.
(989) 200-4568 View (989) 200-4568
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Amanda Schulze
Counselor, LLPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879
I believe that clients know themselves the best and I'm here to guide them to reach their fullest potential.
I believe that clients know themselves the best and I'm here to guide them to reach their fullest potential.
(989) 224-3000 x1 View (989) 224-3000 x1
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Heather R. Horvath
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879
Oh the healing power of therapy! I feel passionate that everyone has a unique life story, and that some of life's chapters deserve a closer look to bring about improved coping, healing, and positive change. My approach is eclectic and trauma informed. I draw upon reality theory and the study of behaviors and neurocognitive development. I use CBT, mindfulness, and other practices as appropriate. The goals of therapy and the techniques used are based on each client's individual needs. I am proud to be working with community agencies, corrections and families for over 15 years.
Oh the healing power of therapy! I feel passionate that everyone has a unique life story, and that some of life's chapters deserve a closer look to bring about improved coping, healing, and positive change. My approach is eclectic and trauma informed. I draw upon reality theory and the study of behaviors and neurocognitive development. I use CBT, mindfulness, and other practices as appropriate. The goals of therapy and the techniques used are based on each client's individual needs. I am proud to be working with community agencies, corrections and families for over 15 years.
(989) 447-2566 View (989) 447-2566
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Rosie Spagnuolo Bickert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, ACSW, EGCM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Johns, MI 48879
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients: I gravitate to "working outside the box" with individuals, groups, couples, and families whose lives have been negatively impacted by trauma. I have focused on women and men who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children or individuals traumatized as adults. Treating veterans and/or active duty military personnel who have served in war zones is of special interest to me. I have seen first hand the difficulty so many of them have reintegrating into their families and into civilian life. I find a tremendous amount of fulfillment and joy walking with them on their journey back into life.
Not accepting new clients: I gravitate to "working outside the box" with individuals, groups, couples, and families whose lives have been negatively impacted by trauma. I have focused on women and men who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused as children or individuals traumatized as adults. Treating veterans and/or active duty military personnel who have served in war zones is of special interest to me. I have seen first hand the difficulty so many of them have reintegrating into their families and into civilian life. I find a tremendous amount of fulfillment and joy walking with them on their journey back into life.
(517) 459-7199 View (517) 459-7199
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Spicer Counseling Services, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Johns, MI 48879
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, attention problems or relationship issues? Do you wish you had some additional support, coping skills or strategies? I help my clients let go of fears, establish strong boundaries, and create healthier more fulfilling relationships. I assist my clients in developing more self-awareness, self-confidence, and emotional connection to themselves and others. You deserve to be happy in your journey through life and develop meaningful relationships. Feel free to call or email me and we can determine if I would be a good fit for you and your needs.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, attention problems or relationship issues? Do you wish you had some additional support, coping skills or strategies? I help my clients let go of fears, establish strong boundaries, and create healthier more fulfilling relationships. I assist my clients in developing more self-awareness, self-confidence, and emotional connection to themselves and others. You deserve to be happy in your journey through life and develop meaningful relationships. Feel free to call or email me and we can determine if I would be a good fit for you and your needs.
(989) 292-3432 View (989) 292-3432
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Kimberly Cena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, IMH-E
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879
Everyone deserves a sense of control over their lives. When terrible things happen it can feel like the wind has been knocked out of you. The world feels unsafe. Feelings of deep sadness, fear, shame and a rawness seem to linger. Many people feel as though they are damaged goods and wonder if they will ever be themselves again, or if they will ever be happy again. Imagine what it will be like when you have more good days then bad, when you feel the laughter, when you hear your child start to sing again. In a relaxed, safe environment you will receive support, encouragement, and the skills you need to thrive not just survive.
Everyone deserves a sense of control over their lives. When terrible things happen it can feel like the wind has been knocked out of you. The world feels unsafe. Feelings of deep sadness, fear, shame and a rawness seem to linger. Many people feel as though they are damaged goods and wonder if they will ever be themselves again, or if they will ever be happy again. Imagine what it will be like when you have more good days then bad, when you feel the laughter, when you hear your child start to sing again. In a relaxed, safe environment you will receive support, encouragement, and the skills you need to thrive not just survive.
(517) 201-2834 View (517) 201-2834
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Fox Therapy Solutions, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Saint Johns, MI 48879  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone desires to live their best life. We all share the desire to be happy and content. I believe that the therapeutic process is collaborative and interactive. The process should also be relaxing and enjoyable...even when tackling difficult topics. I would like to help you to achieve whatever goals you have for yourself and help you to overcome the obstacles that are standing in your way. These obstacles can be depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse... just to name a few. Let me help you work through those.
I believe that everyone desires to live their best life. We all share the desire to be happy and content. I believe that the therapeutic process is collaborative and interactive. The process should also be relaxing and enjoyable...even when tackling difficult topics. I would like to help you to achieve whatever goals you have for yourself and help you to overcome the obstacles that are standing in your way. These obstacles can be depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse... just to name a few. Let me help you work through those.
(517) 236-8594 View (517) 236-8594
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Riley Caudill Nickerson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Not Verified Not Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Johns, MI 48879
If you are like me, the step of reaching out to someone when you're struggling is the hardest part. I do my best to offer a welcoming environment to all people. I have training in helping people who have experienced trauma or stress in their life, teaching skills to help clients feel more in control of their emotions, and guiding people to learn what coping skills they can use to get through more difficult times in their life! I know that each person is unique, so my treatment approach is different for each individual.
If you are like me, the step of reaching out to someone when you're struggling is the hardest part. I do my best to offer a welcoming environment to all people. I have training in helping people who have experienced trauma or stress in their life, teaching skills to help clients feel more in control of their emotions, and guiding people to learn what coping skills they can use to get through more difficult times in their life! I know that each person is unique, so my treatment approach is different for each individual.
(517) 793-5910 View (517) 793-5910
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Brianne Dangc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Johns, MI 48879
Life changes happen to all of us. Sometimes they happen all at once and sometimes they happen over a long period of time. Maybe you've found yourself struggling to adjust to a major life change or maybe you've realized that it's time to talk about issues that have been building over many years. Whatever the case, I believe that now is the just the right time to begin the process of healing, building connection, and living wholeheartedly.
Life changes happen to all of us. Sometimes they happen all at once and sometimes they happen over a long period of time. Maybe you've found yourself struggling to adjust to a major life change or maybe you've realized that it's time to talk about issues that have been building over many years. Whatever the case, I believe that now is the just the right time to begin the process of healing, building connection, and living wholeheartedly.
(517) 300-0957 View (517) 300-0957

Online Therapists

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Nicole (Wells) Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Trauma is defined differently by everyone and NO ONE understands what you are going through like you do. As a therapist trained in EMDR I can use my knowledge to help you process life experiences and provide realistic tools to manage reactions caused by trauma. I have previous work experience in healthcare and I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, and couples. My training and work experience include individuals with histories of complex trauma, personality disorders, trauma affiliated with a religion, addiction(s), grief, sexual health, and medical trauma.
Trauma is defined differently by everyone and NO ONE understands what you are going through like you do. As a therapist trained in EMDR I can use my knowledge to help you process life experiences and provide realistic tools to manage reactions caused by trauma. I have previous work experience in healthcare and I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, and couples. My training and work experience include individuals with histories of complex trauma, personality disorders, trauma affiliated with a religion, addiction(s), grief, sexual health, and medical trauma.
(269) 430-2464 View (269) 430-2464
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Dr. Linda Ann Schoonover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Clinton Township, MI 48035
I have a passion for helping blending health, wellness, social work, sexuality, spirituality and psychology to foster hope and faith. I provide assistance needed in navigating through life effectively including help dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, weight loss, emotional issues, and spiritual or personal growth. Through the counseling process, the focus is to learn effective choices that help achieve your desired goals. I believe wholeheartedly that God has complete mental & emotional wholeness available to every person & would love to be part of your journey in finding that wholeness.
I have a passion for helping blending health, wellness, social work, sexuality, spirituality and psychology to foster hope and faith. I provide assistance needed in navigating through life effectively including help dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, weight loss, emotional issues, and spiritual or personal growth. Through the counseling process, the focus is to learn effective choices that help achieve your desired goals. I believe wholeheartedly that God has complete mental & emotional wholeness available to every person & would love to be part of your journey in finding that wholeness.
(586) 271-0864 View (586) 271-0864
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Shelby Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Livonia, MI 48150  (Online Only)
Immediate openings, including afternoons and weekends! Sometimes we get caught up in the messiness of life and forget to enjoy it! I get it, life can be stressful. All of our feelings are normal but sometimes we feel them more intense and they might even make our day to day lives extra challenging (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low motivation… sound familiar?) You are deserving of a life you enjoy living and I am here to help you get back to your best, authentic self.
Immediate openings, including afternoons and weekends! Sometimes we get caught up in the messiness of life and forget to enjoy it! I get it, life can be stressful. All of our feelings are normal but sometimes we feel them more intense and they might even make our day to day lives extra challenging (anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, low motivation… sound familiar?) You are deserving of a life you enjoy living and I am here to help you get back to your best, authentic self.
(734) 472-2986 View (734) 472-2986
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Samantha Cook
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, LLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dearborn, MI 48124  (Online Only)
I am so glad that you are taking this step towards mental health! I actively work to maintain a safe, open environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. My approach is to work together to help you lead your life in accordance with your values. I also like to incorporate psychoeducation into my practice to help build coping skills for a number of stressors.
I am so glad that you are taking this step towards mental health! I actively work to maintain a safe, open environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. My approach is to work together to help you lead your life in accordance with your values. I also like to incorporate psychoeducation into my practice to help build coping skills for a number of stressors.
(313) 246-8844 View (313) 246-8844
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Jen Hutchings
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Restore Therapy Collective has current openings for individuals, couples, families, teens, and young adults, and children, either through telehealth or in person in our Grand Rapids office. We work with clients in Michigan who feel that things are slowly creeping or rapidly spiraling out of control. We know how difficult it can be to ask for help and try to instill hope and specific, creative strategies for change in a relaxed environment. Our caring and professional therapists at Restore Therapy Collective help develop goals and sort out thoughts and challenges that get in the way.
Restore Therapy Collective has current openings for individuals, couples, families, teens, and young adults, and children, either through telehealth or in person in our Grand Rapids office. We work with clients in Michigan who feel that things are slowly creeping or rapidly spiraling out of control. We know how difficult it can be to ask for help and try to instill hope and specific, creative strategies for change in a relaxed environment. Our caring and professional therapists at Restore Therapy Collective help develop goals and sort out thoughts and challenges that get in the way.
(616) 228-9244 View (616) 228-9244
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De'Nisha Beasley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Southfield, MI 48034
Hey there! I'm De'Nisha Beasley (Dinah), a licensed therapist committed to guiding you toward personal healing and healthier relationships with yourself and others. With over 17 years of experience as a mental health professional, I specialize in helping individuals overcome adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and toxic stress, with a particular focus on repairing relationships affected by these experiences. Leveraging my background in addressing complex trauma, including domestic violence and sex trafficking, I employ a trauma-responsive approach to customize therapy to each client's unique challenges and healing processes.
Hey there! I'm De'Nisha Beasley (Dinah), a licensed therapist committed to guiding you toward personal healing and healthier relationships with yourself and others. With over 17 years of experience as a mental health professional, I specialize in helping individuals overcome adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and toxic stress, with a particular focus on repairing relationships affected by these experiences. Leveraging my background in addressing complex trauma, including domestic violence and sex trafficking, I employ a trauma-responsive approach to customize therapy to each client's unique challenges and healing processes.
(248) 487-1908 View (248) 487-1908
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Kimberly Hoke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LPC, LLMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Do you feel stuck having the same arguments where you know how things will end before it begins? Everyone experiences periods of difficulties as life changes and turns in unexpected directions. Whatever difficulties you are facing, you do not need to face them alone. As a marriage and family therapist, I will provide you and your family the tools needed to navigate life’s challenges in a safe, warm and understanding environment. Seeking help is not always easy although it can be rewarding.
Do you feel stuck having the same arguments where you know how things will end before it begins? Everyone experiences periods of difficulties as life changes and turns in unexpected directions. Whatever difficulties you are facing, you do not need to face them alone. As a marriage and family therapist, I will provide you and your family the tools needed to navigate life’s challenges in a safe, warm and understanding environment. Seeking help is not always easy although it can be rewarding.
(616) 236-2672 View (616) 236-2672
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Caprice Ellene Quinn (The Gentle Caress)
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Farmington, MI 48336  (Online Only)
Working out of 6 offices around the Metro Detroit area, We are a Mental & Physical Health service that offers Mental Therapy to exercise the mind and if requested we have Fitness Training to exercise the body. We put an emphasis on pregnant & postpartum mothers by offering monthly mommy fitness classes and monthly mommy discussion circles to help prevent or relieve postpartum depression. We have 3 highly educated Licensed therapists and a personal trainer on staff.
Working out of 6 offices around the Metro Detroit area, We are a Mental & Physical Health service that offers Mental Therapy to exercise the mind and if requested we have Fitness Training to exercise the body. We put an emphasis on pregnant & postpartum mothers by offering monthly mommy fitness classes and monthly mommy discussion circles to help prevent or relieve postpartum depression. We have 3 highly educated Licensed therapists and a personal trainer on staff.
(248) 218-9965 View (248) 218-9965
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Gloria Yousif
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
I look forward to meeting you to help you achieve your goals. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, or stress, it takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards in doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. By taking the first step you have already made the decision to make a positive change in your life. Let me help you process the growth you want to achieve! I have been a psychologist for 20 years with a multitude of experience, including but not limited to addiction, anxiety, depression, developmental disorders, stress, behavioral problems, life challenges and much more.
I look forward to meeting you to help you achieve your goals. Whether you suffer from anxiety, depression, or stress, it takes courage to ask for help, but the rewards in doing so can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment. By taking the first step you have already made the decision to make a positive change in your life. Let me help you process the growth you want to achieve! I have been a psychologist for 20 years with a multitude of experience, including but not limited to addiction, anxiety, depression, developmental disorders, stress, behavioral problems, life challenges and much more.
(248) 900-2509 View (248) 900-2509

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Number of Therapists in Saint Johns, MI

10+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Saint Johns, MI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
91% Anxiety
82% Coping Skills
73% Grief
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
64% Life Coaching

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
80% McLaren

How Therapists in Saint Johns, MI see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Saint Johns?

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.