Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Photo of Heather Lidholm, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Heather Lidholm
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55430
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm Heather. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds whom have different needs. I often work with individuals, couples and families with complex concerns ranging from learning about yourself to addressing the challenges that hinder you from being able to live the life you desire. Trauma and attachment are common concerns that I see that impact many areas of life. Sometimes the hurts are recent; sometimes they happened long ago; sometimes they are still happening. I utilize a variety of theories and models specifically tailored the person/couple/family.
Hello, I'm Heather. I enjoy working with people from a variety of backgrounds whom have different needs. I often work with individuals, couples and families with complex concerns ranging from learning about yourself to addressing the challenges that hinder you from being able to live the life you desire. Trauma and attachment are common concerns that I see that impact many areas of life. Sometimes the hurts are recent; sometimes they happened long ago; sometimes they are still happening. I utilize a variety of theories and models specifically tailored the person/couple/family.
(612) 808-5873 View (612) 808-5873
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Dr. Todd J. Lukens
Psychologist, PsyD, LP, MA, MS
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Are you a teenager or young adult struggling to find your path in life? Are you still figuring out who you are and what you want out of life? You are not alone. Adolescence is a time of incredible transition and identity formation, and can be stressful and confusing. Despite how challenging this time is and that fact that our frontal lobe has not fully developed, we are asked to make some of the most important decisions of our lives (academic, occupational, relational, vocational). Adolescence and young adults often struggle with anxiety, depression, past trauma, substance use, and identity formation.
Are you a teenager or young adult struggling to find your path in life? Are you still figuring out who you are and what you want out of life? You are not alone. Adolescence is a time of incredible transition and identity formation, and can be stressful and confusing. Despite how challenging this time is and that fact that our frontal lobe has not fully developed, we are asked to make some of the most important decisions of our lives (academic, occupational, relational, vocational). Adolescence and young adults often struggle with anxiety, depression, past trauma, substance use, and identity formation.
(612) 887-3273 View (612) 887-3273
Photo of Samantha Iverson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Samantha Iverson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Maybe you're looking to focus on yourself in this season. Or, perhaps you're needing to attend to your relationship right now. You could be seeking some premarital counsel. Regardless of what brings you here, I would be honored to walk alongside you in the journey and explore resolve together. I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate difficulties in life, communicate better and connect more deeply to themselves and the people they love. Email me, or visit my website www.ivysagecounseling.com and book a free intro call.
Maybe you're looking to focus on yourself in this season. Or, perhaps you're needing to attend to your relationship right now. You could be seeking some premarital counsel. Regardless of what brings you here, I would be honored to walk alongside you in the journey and explore resolve together. I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate difficulties in life, communicate better and connect more deeply to themselves and the people they love. Email me, or visit my website www.ivysagecounseling.com and book a free intro call.
(612) 448-3120 View (612) 448-3120
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Neko J Vanevenhoven
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Supervi
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! In addition, I am dually licensed in MN and WI and an approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received!
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! In addition, I am dually licensed in MN and WI and an approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received!
(763) 247-2736 View (763) 247-2736
Photo of Melissa Forth, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
Melissa Forth
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, JD, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Forming a secure and strong connection with a therapist can facilitate change and personal growth. I listen intently to help you identify patterns and conflicts that are keeping you stuck. I’m committed to providing an open and supportive environment to address a range of personal concerns. My style is genuine, casual, warm and compassionate. I’ve been described as creating a safe therapeutic space with positive energy, humor and non-judgment. Our collaborative work together can help you improve relationships, find empowerment, gain new insights and coping skills, lessen symptoms, and deepen your understanding of who you are.
Forming a secure and strong connection with a therapist can facilitate change and personal growth. I listen intently to help you identify patterns and conflicts that are keeping you stuck. I’m committed to providing an open and supportive environment to address a range of personal concerns. My style is genuine, casual, warm and compassionate. I’ve been described as creating a safe therapeutic space with positive energy, humor and non-judgment. Our collaborative work together can help you improve relationships, find empowerment, gain new insights and coping skills, lessen symptoms, and deepen your understanding of who you are.
(763) 373-8220 View (763) 373-8220
Photo of Katharine Simpson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Minneapolis, MN
Katharine Simpson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Waitlist for new clients
I work primarily with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, obsessive compulsive disorder, and life transitions. My number one goal in therapy is to understand you as best I can, and to help you do the same. Individuals who have some amount of curiosity about themselves and who are willing to self-reflect will do well in this type of therapy. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, relational, and person-centered approaches to therapy. The first step is to build a trusting relationship with you so that you can feel comfortable expressing all the different parts of you.
I work primarily with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship distress, obsessive compulsive disorder, and life transitions. My number one goal in therapy is to understand you as best I can, and to help you do the same. Individuals who have some amount of curiosity about themselves and who are willing to self-reflect will do well in this type of therapy. My practice is informed by psychodynamic, relational, and person-centered approaches to therapy. The first step is to build a trusting relationship with you so that you can feel comfortable expressing all the different parts of you.
(612) 482-7065 View (612) 482-7065
Photo of Katelyn Thorsensen, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
Katelyn Thorsensen
Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55404
I am particularly informed by the Narrative therapy approach of understanding our life stories and taking ownership of the ending. I am also influenced by systemic approaches and consider the relationships which impact all of us, whether you show up in my office alone or with part of your family.
I am particularly informed by the Narrative therapy approach of understanding our life stories and taking ownership of the ending. I am also influenced by systemic approaches and consider the relationships which impact all of us, whether you show up in my office alone or with part of your family.
(612) 482-9927 View (612) 482-9927
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Chelsea Wagner Psychoanalysis
LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
If you are reading this, you may be seeking help because, despite life appearing good on the outside, you may be struggling to set boundaries, assert yourself, and develop a strong sense of self. I specialize in working with trauma survivors who are healing from people-pleasing and co-dependency. As a compassionate psychoanalyst with over ten years of experience, I offer intensive psychotherapy to provide the care, support, and understanding necessary for patients to move forward. Let's work together to foster healing, growth, and the development of a more empowered and authentic life.
If you are reading this, you may be seeking help because, despite life appearing good on the outside, you may be struggling to set boundaries, assert yourself, and develop a strong sense of self. I specialize in working with trauma survivors who are healing from people-pleasing and co-dependency. As a compassionate psychoanalyst with over ten years of experience, I offer intensive psychotherapy to provide the care, support, and understanding necessary for patients to move forward. Let's work together to foster healing, growth, and the development of a more empowered and authentic life.
(763) 225-2669 View (763) 225-2669
Photo of Sarita K Kundrod, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Sarita K Kundrod
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Not accepting new clients
It takes deep bravery and vulnerability to begin therapy, and I will work hard to earn your trust. My aim is to provide a space grounded in transparency, humor, and care. I meet clients where they are, believe clients are the experts of their own lives, and emphasizes partnership for growth and change. I'm honored to be included in the journey of another's life and enjoy celebrating the complex beauty of each individual’s cultural, spiritual, sexual, gender, and racial identities. My belief is that is through building upon the strengths of each individual within the therapeutic relationship that ultimate health & wellbeing occurs.
It takes deep bravery and vulnerability to begin therapy, and I will work hard to earn your trust. My aim is to provide a space grounded in transparency, humor, and care. I meet clients where they are, believe clients are the experts of their own lives, and emphasizes partnership for growth and change. I'm honored to be included in the journey of another's life and enjoy celebrating the complex beauty of each individual’s cultural, spiritual, sexual, gender, and racial identities. My belief is that is through building upon the strengths of each individual within the therapeutic relationship that ultimate health & wellbeing occurs.
(651) 505-5312 View (651) 505-5312
Photo of Tamara Lynn Kaiser, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Tamara Lynn Kaiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55409  (Online Only)
I have been in practice providing individual and couple therapy for over 44 years. My areas of expertise include marriage and relationship counseling, divorce and blended families, and work with individuals who have issues related to depression and anxiety, family of origin, chemical dependency and co-dependency. My clientele includes both heterosexual and gay and lesbian individuals and couples. In addition, I work with clients for whom religion or spirituality are important dimensions of their lives, both as a source of strength and as a source of challenge or conflict.
I have been in practice providing individual and couple therapy for over 44 years. My areas of expertise include marriage and relationship counseling, divorce and blended families, and work with individuals who have issues related to depression and anxiety, family of origin, chemical dependency and co-dependency. My clientele includes both heterosexual and gay and lesbian individuals and couples. In addition, I work with clients for whom religion or spirituality are important dimensions of their lives, both as a source of strength and as a source of challenge or conflict.
(612) 217-4976 View (612) 217-4976
Photo of Shlomo Schloss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Shlomo Schloss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55416  (Online Only)
Our journey begins with a mutual exploration, where I strive to understand you on a profound level through thoughtful inquiries, while also respecting your boundaries. These questions are designed to unearth your essence, identify your strengths, and pinpoint obstacles to your success. If you find value in it, I may provide assignments to further your growth. Progress is not only rooted in our sessions' revelations but also in embracing your authentic self. Together, we embark on a transformative path towards personal and professional flourishing.
Our journey begins with a mutual exploration, where I strive to understand you on a profound level through thoughtful inquiries, while also respecting your boundaries. These questions are designed to unearth your essence, identify your strengths, and pinpoint obstacles to your success. If you find value in it, I may provide assignments to further your growth. Progress is not only rooted in our sessions' revelations but also in embracing your authentic self. Together, we embark on a transformative path towards personal and professional flourishing.
(952) 900-3053 View (952) 900-3053
Photo of Tanya Komblevitz Schoettler, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
Tanya Komblevitz Schoettler
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
In my practice, I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them find solutions to the issues that have been bothering them. I value creating a strong, trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel comfortable and confident in our work together. My style is warm and interactive and I utilize a client centered approach, meaning that I place strong value on your experiences and the lens through which you see the world. My goal is to help you find your best path toward change and personal growth by creating a supportive space in which to explore.
In my practice, I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients to help them find solutions to the issues that have been bothering them. I value creating a strong, trusting relationship with my clients so that they feel comfortable and confident in our work together. My style is warm and interactive and I utilize a client centered approach, meaning that I place strong value on your experiences and the lens through which you see the world. My goal is to help you find your best path toward change and personal growth by creating a supportive space in which to explore.
(651) 376-2127 View (651) 376-2127
Photo of Rick Laska, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Rick Laska
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55407  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW 23383) and psychotherapist, with a focus on issues related to human sexuality. Connection, intimacy, desire, love, and joy are the things in life that enrich our human experience. When we struggle with these, life can feel very lonely. I believe that you have endless potential, but sometimes life can get in the way. My hope is to get some of the muck out of the way so you can be your best self on any given day.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW 23383) and psychotherapist, with a focus on issues related to human sexuality. Connection, intimacy, desire, love, and joy are the things in life that enrich our human experience. When we struggle with these, life can feel very lonely. I believe that you have endless potential, but sometimes life can get in the way. My hope is to get some of the muck out of the way so you can be your best self on any given day.
(612) 255-6743 View (612) 255-6743
Photo of Ben Snyder, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Ben Snyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Relationships require continued trust, communication, and deep awareness of each other’s worlds. I work with couples, including polyamorous, non-monogamous, kinky, etc., to build connection, trust, and intimacy in their relationships. I also help partners learn to manage conflict more effectively. I help partners find ways to communicate about difficult and sensitive issues. This is important when partners struggle to connect around each other's unique sexual wants and needs. These conversations need an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and non-judgment, as partners learn to validate and respond to each other's sexual selves.
Relationships require continued trust, communication, and deep awareness of each other’s worlds. I work with couples, including polyamorous, non-monogamous, kinky, etc., to build connection, trust, and intimacy in their relationships. I also help partners learn to manage conflict more effectively. I help partners find ways to communicate about difficult and sensitive issues. This is important when partners struggle to connect around each other's unique sexual wants and needs. These conversations need an atmosphere of trust, acceptance, and non-judgment, as partners learn to validate and respond to each other's sexual selves.
(651) 349-6027 View (651) 349-6027
Photo of Bethany Grace Kepler, Pre-Licensed Professional in Minneapolis, MN
Bethany Grace Kepler
Pre-Licensed Professional, ATR, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Bethany is deeply committed to social equality and actively tries to establish an inclusive, safe environment for all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual origin, or other factors. Bethany particularly enjoys supporting & working with LGBTQ and transgender people of all ages. Bethany provides therapy for humans experiencing relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, personality disorders, mood disorders, attachment trauma, survivors of complex trauma, & adjustment disorders.
Bethany is deeply committed to social equality and actively tries to establish an inclusive, safe environment for all people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual origin, or other factors. Bethany particularly enjoys supporting & working with LGBTQ and transgender people of all ages. Bethany provides therapy for humans experiencing relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, personality disorders, mood disorders, attachment trauma, survivors of complex trauma, & adjustment disorders.
(612) 662-2797 View (612) 662-2797
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Good Human Work
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
At Good Human Work, we believe that making the choice to engage in therapy is not a sign of weakness. We’d argue that choosing to directly deal with stressors is actually a sign of incredible strength. We also believe that therapy is for everyone. Life is crazy, and we’re not pre-programmed with all the answers. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and unclear on how to make things better.
At Good Human Work, we believe that making the choice to engage in therapy is not a sign of weakness. We’d argue that choosing to directly deal with stressors is actually a sign of incredible strength. We also believe that therapy is for everyone. Life is crazy, and we’re not pre-programmed with all the answers. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and unclear on how to make things better.
(612) 324-0401 View (612) 324-0401
Photo of Brandy T Fountain, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN
Brandy T Fountain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55406  (Online Only)
Collaboration and teamwork are paramount to achieving positive change, and I foster such an environment in my sessions. As an African American female, I am passionate about raising awareness of how mental health affects our daily lives and committed to providing mental health services to underrepresented communities. Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Counseling, I am continuously expanding my knowledge and skills to serve my clients better.
Collaboration and teamwork are paramount to achieving positive change, and I foster such an environment in my sessions. As an African American female, I am passionate about raising awareness of how mental health affects our daily lives and committed to providing mental health services to underrepresented communities. Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Counseling, I am continuously expanding my knowledge and skills to serve my clients better.
(612) 662-7613 View (612) 662-7613
Photo of Linnea Logas, MA, Feminist Therapist,Couples Coach, Pre-Licensed Professional in Minneapolis, MN
Linnea Logas, MA, Feminist Therapist,Couples Coach
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55418  (Online Only)
I empower individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, shame, low self-esteem & communication issues to find deep, wholehearted contentedness and inner-freedom. Using a feminist, anti-racist, trauma-informed, gender & sexuality affirming lens, my goal is to help you grow in love with yourself and your people. You are deserving of your love, and contentment and joy in your relationships is absolutely attainable.
I empower individuals and couples struggling with anxiety, shame, low self-esteem & communication issues to find deep, wholehearted contentedness and inner-freedom. Using a feminist, anti-racist, trauma-informed, gender & sexuality affirming lens, my goal is to help you grow in love with yourself and your people. You are deserving of your love, and contentment and joy in your relationships is absolutely attainable.
(612) 268-6717 View (612) 268-6717
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Ruth Hornstein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Whether you are entering therapy with a clear vision of what you are looking for or are more uncertain of your goals, I will work with you to come up with strategies for growth and the development of optimal emotional health and functioning. I believe that healing occurs through the process of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and confidential environment I will help you to better understand patterns (which are often outside of your awareness) that lead to emotional distress. Recognition of these patterns empowers you to make choices that can lead to life long change.
Whether you are entering therapy with a clear vision of what you are looking for or are more uncertain of your goals, I will work with you to come up with strategies for growth and the development of optimal emotional health and functioning. I believe that healing occurs through the process of building a trusting therapeutic relationship. By creating a safe and confidential environment I will help you to better understand patterns (which are often outside of your awareness) that lead to emotional distress. Recognition of these patterns empowers you to make choices that can lead to life long change.
(612) 261-1851 x1 View (612) 261-1851 x1
Photo of Madelyn Steen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minneapolis, MN
Madelyn Steen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55423
Do you feel isolated, anxious, or depressed? Do you have relationship challenges? If so, I can help quickly with proven treatments that get to the root cause and then resolve it. Painful memories and events from the past don't have to overwhelm you or limit your future. I work with individuals to heal from these difficult experiences. I can help you develop healthy boundaries and build trust in order to improve your relationships and really connect with others.
Do you feel isolated, anxious, or depressed? Do you have relationship challenges? If so, I can help quickly with proven treatments that get to the root cause and then resolve it. Painful memories and events from the past don't have to overwhelm you or limit your future. I work with individuals to heal from these difficult experiences. I can help you develop healthy boundaries and build trust in order to improve your relationships and really connect with others.
(612) 351-6287 View (612) 351-6287

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

1,000+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% UCare
67% Aetna

How Therapists in Minneapolis, MN see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Minneapolis?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.