Therapists in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN

Photo of Kristen Ryan, Psychologist in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
Kristen Ryan
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Waitlist for new clients
Understanding the self is the first step toward change. Through compassion, reflection and skill development one has the opportunity to remove obstacles in the form of beliefs, mobilize one's inner resources, reduce suffering and create a more meaningful life. I have worked with adults who have survived trauma/abuse, struggled with problems in mood and thought and experienced self-worth injuries.
Understanding the self is the first step toward change. Through compassion, reflection and skill development one has the opportunity to remove obstacles in the form of beliefs, mobilize one's inner resources, reduce suffering and create a more meaningful life. I have worked with adults who have survived trauma/abuse, struggled with problems in mood and thought and experienced self-worth injuries.
(612) 564-4185 x1 View (612) 564-4185 x1
Photo of Katie Angell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
Katie Angell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
You may have stood in a crowded room and feel completely unseen, unheard, and disconnected to yourself and others. On the outside it may seem like you have it all together but on the inside it feels like a tornado. This space provides mental health therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in managing their emotions day to day due to experience of abuse, neglect, difficult relationships, or trauma. We strive to embrace your values and beliefs without the weight of guilt or shame. Here you can feel connected in a community that matters most to you while calming the storm inside.
You may have stood in a crowded room and feel completely unseen, unheard, and disconnected to yourself and others. On the outside it may seem like you have it all together but on the inside it feels like a tornado. This space provides mental health therapy for individuals who are experiencing difficulties in managing their emotions day to day due to experience of abuse, neglect, difficult relationships, or trauma. We strive to embrace your values and beliefs without the weight of guilt or shame. Here you can feel connected in a community that matters most to you while calming the storm inside.
(612) 324-0752 View (612) 324-0752
Photo of Amy Krueger, Counselor in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
Amy Krueger
Counselor, MA, LPCC, PMH-C
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
As a former wilderness guide, and current Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I am dedicated to helping people take the difficult steps necessary to achieve meaningful change in their lives. I have experience working with a wide range of mental and chemical health challenges. My specialties include mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem issues, navigating personal/professional changes, and recovery from addiction. I also have a great passion for supporting parents dealing with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and am certified through Postpartum Support International as a Perinatal Mental Health specialist.
As a former wilderness guide, and current Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, I am dedicated to helping people take the difficult steps necessary to achieve meaningful change in their lives. I have experience working with a wide range of mental and chemical health challenges. My specialties include mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem issues, navigating personal/professional changes, and recovery from addiction. I also have a great passion for supporting parents dealing with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and am certified through Postpartum Support International as a Perinatal Mental Health specialist.
(763) 600-7132 View (763) 600-7132
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Ellen Chazdon
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
People often begin therapy when they feel stuck, when their coping is no longer effective in helping them deal with and overcome challenges. I work with individuals who are seeking to grow and often heal from a variety of adverse life circumstances. I have been practicing for more than 25 years, and have a wide range of clinical experiences to draw from. I currently have availability within the next 2 weeks for new clients, and meet in person or via telehealth.
People often begin therapy when they feel stuck, when their coping is no longer effective in helping them deal with and overcome challenges. I work with individuals who are seeking to grow and often heal from a variety of adverse life circumstances. I have been practicing for more than 25 years, and have a wide range of clinical experiences to draw from. I currently have availability within the next 2 weeks for new clients, and meet in person or via telehealth.
(612) 887-3421 View (612) 887-3421
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Judith S Brooks
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Therapy offers an opportunity for personal growth and change. There are definitely times when life can seem really overwhelming. Life transitions, grief, relationships, anxiety and depression are just some of the situations that may prompt you to seek support. I can help. My approach is kind and empathetic offering guidance as you gain new perspectives and discover new ways of approaching and managing your individual challenges. I will help you discover what is getting in the way when everything you have tried hasn't worked. Things can get better. You can discover new options to foster change in your life.
Therapy offers an opportunity for personal growth and change. There are definitely times when life can seem really overwhelming. Life transitions, grief, relationships, anxiety and depression are just some of the situations that may prompt you to seek support. I can help. My approach is kind and empathetic offering guidance as you gain new perspectives and discover new ways of approaching and managing your individual challenges. I will help you discover what is getting in the way when everything you have tried hasn't worked. Things can get better. You can discover new options to foster change in your life.
(952) 260-1186 View (952) 260-1186
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Laura L Evensen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Sometimes life can become so overwhelming that we feel stuck and are unsure where to turn next. Sometimes in order to manage this stress, we turn to coping skills or patterns that are not helpful or healthy for us in the long run. For the past 15 years, I have worked with individuals to help them build awareness of any unhelpful patterns and behaviors that have gotten in way of living in line with their values and how they want to show up in their relationships and the world around them.
Sometimes life can become so overwhelming that we feel stuck and are unsure where to turn next. Sometimes in order to manage this stress, we turn to coping skills or patterns that are not helpful or healthy for us in the long run. For the past 15 years, I have worked with individuals to help them build awareness of any unhelpful patterns and behaviors that have gotten in way of living in line with their values and how they want to show up in their relationships and the world around them.
(952) 232-9933 View (952) 232-9933
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Laura Tripet Dodge
Psychologist, MS, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Life provides for each of us opportunities to learn new skills, face our fears, or challenges us to let go of old problem patterns. When we become stuck or don't adapt, we experience difficulty. Working collaboratively with you, my focus is to help you develop skills and take action to move forward in healthier ways and improve life balance. I am known for my specialty work treating both Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Panic, Phobias and Worry) and Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and body image concerns).
Life provides for each of us opportunities to learn new skills, face our fears, or challenges us to let go of old problem patterns. When we become stuck or don't adapt, we experience difficulty. Working collaboratively with you, my focus is to help you develop skills and take action to move forward in healthier ways and improve life balance. I am known for my specialty work treating both Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Panic, Phobias and Worry) and Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and body image concerns).
(952) 373-0396 View (952) 373-0396
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Mark Gemmell
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Many people that pursue psychotherapy do so because they feel stuck. The goal of therapy is the clarification of what we actually think and feel toward the goal of getting unstuck, so that our lives can move on. Life presents challenges. If this is where you are, you're probably right on track. I also have extensive experience in addictive behaviors that prevent us from moving forward. (LIVE VIDEO OPTION AVAILABLE. OFFICE LOCATION: EDINA)
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson. Many people that pursue psychotherapy do so because they feel stuck. The goal of therapy is the clarification of what we actually think and feel toward the goal of getting unstuck, so that our lives can move on. Life presents challenges. If this is where you are, you're probably right on track. I also have extensive experience in addictive behaviors that prevent us from moving forward. (LIVE VIDEO OPTION AVAILABLE. OFFICE LOCATION: EDINA)
(612) 999-2239 View (612) 999-2239
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Brian E. Stawarz, LP, LMFT, LLC
Psychologist, MA, LP, LMFT
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
I have practiced for 36 years in Minnesota, seeing children, adults, couples and families. My practice currently is primarily with adults and couples (and teens) who are seeking a therapist who is collaborative, offers guidance and new perspectives, and believes the client is ultimately in charge of change. I value awareness, mindfulness and the process of living out a personal story that is based on strengths and hopefulness. Above all, I believe that if people feel respected and cared for they are capable of growth and moving through even the most difficult times.
I have practiced for 36 years in Minnesota, seeing children, adults, couples and families. My practice currently is primarily with adults and couples (and teens) who are seeking a therapist who is collaborative, offers guidance and new perspectives, and believes the client is ultimately in charge of change. I value awareness, mindfulness and the process of living out a personal story that is based on strengths and hopefulness. Above all, I believe that if people feel respected and cared for they are capable of growth and moving through even the most difficult times.
(651) 301-8916 View (651) 301-8916
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Marit Appeldoorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical social worker and supervisor with over 25 years of experience providing respectful, collaborative support to individual adults, children, and families. Although I welcome clients with a wide range of concerns, some areas of my expertise include integrating mindfulness and working with concerns such as ADHD, anxiety and/or depression, adoption,attachment, play therapy, relationship issues, parenting, trauma of all kinds, burnout/depletion, and supervision and consultation for therapists. Please contact me (email is preferred) if you'd like to learn more about my practice.I look forward to speaking with you!
I am a clinical social worker and supervisor with over 25 years of experience providing respectful, collaborative support to individual adults, children, and families. Although I welcome clients with a wide range of concerns, some areas of my expertise include integrating mindfulness and working with concerns such as ADHD, anxiety and/or depression, adoption,attachment, play therapy, relationship issues, parenting, trauma of all kinds, burnout/depletion, and supervision and consultation for therapists. Please contact me (email is preferred) if you'd like to learn more about my practice.I look forward to speaking with you!
(612) 294-0796 View (612) 294-0796
Photo of Linnea Logas, MA, Feminist Therapist,Couples Coach, Pre-Licensed Professional in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
Linnea Logas, MA, Feminist Therapist,Couples Coach
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419  (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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Stacy Smith Donley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Figuring out life is not easy, especially if you're trying to do it alone. Feeling heard, understood, and cared for with someone who is authentic & compassionate can be so helpful for your health, happiness, & wellbeing. When I meet with a new client, whether as an individual, or as a couple or family, I support each person so they do not feel alone while sorting out the hard stuff that can get in the way from finding peace. I'm compassionate, understanding, and intuitive & will meet you where you are to ensure a relationship where you feel connected, safe, & empowered. Starting to create a better you is not easy. I'm here to help.
Figuring out life is not easy, especially if you're trying to do it alone. Feeling heard, understood, and cared for with someone who is authentic & compassionate can be so helpful for your health, happiness, & wellbeing. When I meet with a new client, whether as an individual, or as a couple or family, I support each person so they do not feel alone while sorting out the hard stuff that can get in the way from finding peace. I'm compassionate, understanding, and intuitive & will meet you where you are to ensure a relationship where you feel connected, safe, & empowered. Starting to create a better you is not easy. I'm here to help.
(952) 260-0357 View (952) 260-0357
Photo of David Farley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
David Farley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419  (Online Only)
If you're anything like my past clients, you come to this website with a mix of hope and fear. I have worked with people in many different circumstances. Struggles with relationships, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, and trauma. Helping people navigate a path to feeling and functioning better is my aim.
If you're anything like my past clients, you come to this website with a mix of hope and fear. I have worked with people in many different circumstances. Struggles with relationships, family dynamics, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, and trauma. Helping people navigate a path to feeling and functioning better is my aim.
(612) 509-4428 View (612) 509-4428
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Angela M Brust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
*** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** My role as a therapist is to help clients develop the coping strategies to cope effectively with challenges they are facing, and explore feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and events in a supportive way. I treat women and men experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, life and career transitions, relationship issues, perinatal mood disorders, infertility, menopause, co-dependency, and more.
*** NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME*** My role as a therapist is to help clients develop the coping strategies to cope effectively with challenges they are facing, and explore feelings, beliefs, thoughts, and events in a supportive way. I treat women and men experiencing depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, life and career transitions, relationship issues, perinatal mood disorders, infertility, menopause, co-dependency, and more.
(763) 219-4081 View (763) 219-4081
Photo of Tom Graske, Psychologist in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
Tom Graske
Psychologist, MA, LP, CSAT, RN
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Feeling confused and overwelmed? With over 30 years of clinical experience, my goal is to help you reach clarity and peace of mind with a caring and supportive approach. Whether you are struggling with sexual addiction, anxiety, depression or relationship problems, we will work together to reach your personal goals.
Feeling confused and overwelmed? With over 30 years of clinical experience, my goal is to help you reach clarity and peace of mind with a caring and supportive approach. Whether you are struggling with sexual addiction, anxiety, depression or relationship problems, we will work together to reach your personal goals.
(763) 280-5258 View (763) 280-5258
Photo of Angela K. Saeger, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN
Angela K. Saeger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
I believe that life can become overwhelming at times but that change is obtainable. I work in a collaborative format to help clients work towards improving daily life. I work with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, marital discord, and child behavioral issues.
I believe that life can become overwhelming at times but that change is obtainable. I work in a collaborative format to help clients work towards improving daily life. I work with clients on a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, marital discord, and child behavioral issues.
(612) 255-4253 View (612) 255-4253
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Catalyst Mental Health
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work as a team with clients exploring current issues and how mind and body are interconnected. I believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they are free to experience change. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused, and Psycho-education. I specialize in working with teens and young adults age 12 and older; treating anxiety disorders, adjustment issues/life changes/transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship/peer issues, & depression.
I work as a team with clients exploring current issues and how mind and body are interconnected. I believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, they are free to experience change. I utilize an eclectic, client-centered approach incorporating Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectic Behavioral techniques, Solution-Focused, and Psycho-education. I specialize in working with teens and young adults age 12 and older; treating anxiety disorders, adjustment issues/life changes/transitions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, relationship/peer issues, & depression.
(612) 887-3272 View (612) 887-3272
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Oliver Ross
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Waitlist for new clients
Despite the fact that therapy often requires facing some painful realities, for many of the people I work with therapy is a lot of fun. I bring my compassion, training, experience, and dedication to therapy, and in exchange I ask that you take chances: trying something different even if it makes you feel uncomfortable, being vulnerable even if it hasn't always worked for you in the past, and being honest even when it might be a difficult truth to face. (See website for more info stptherapy.org or DrOliverRoss.com)
Despite the fact that therapy often requires facing some painful realities, for many of the people I work with therapy is a lot of fun. I bring my compassion, training, experience, and dedication to therapy, and in exchange I ask that you take chances: trying something different even if it makes you feel uncomfortable, being vulnerable even if it hasn't always worked for you in the past, and being honest even when it might be a difficult truth to face. (See website for more info stptherapy.org or DrOliverRoss.com)
(612) 361-3867 View (612) 361-3867
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Brockman Schumacher Jr
Psychologist, MS, LP
Verified
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
For more than 30 years I have counseled men, women, and teens addressing a crisis, a tragedy, something troubling they are struggling with now or from the past. My work with you will focus on developing your own skills to address current and past issues. Your work with me will be empowering and deliberate and will enable you to have a more fulfilling future. Our work together will include, but not necessarily be limited to consideration and assessments of how particular issues are affecting you and/or those you care about. You may bring a partner, friend, or family member to our sessions.
For more than 30 years I have counseled men, women, and teens addressing a crisis, a tragedy, something troubling they are struggling with now or from the past. My work with you will focus on developing your own skills to address current and past issues. Your work with me will be empowering and deliberate and will enable you to have a more fulfilling future. Our work together will include, but not necessarily be limited to consideration and assessments of how particular issues are affecting you and/or those you care about. You may bring a partner, friend, or family member to our sessions.
(952) 592-2982 View (952) 592-2982
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Be. Counseling Partners
Kenny, Minneapolis, MN 55419
At Be. Counseling Partners we will support you throughout your therapy process. We will help you to identify your needs for support and your goals for change. Sometimes the desired change is internal; we want to think or feel differently about things, including ourselves. Sometimes the change we seek is about behavior; we want to react in different ways in relationships and situations in our lives. Sometimes the change is about acceptance; we seek acceptance of who we are or things we cannot control. It would be our privilege to accompany you in your change process.
At Be. Counseling Partners we will support you throughout your therapy process. We will help you to identify your needs for support and your goals for change. Sometimes the desired change is internal; we want to think or feel differently about things, including ourselves. Sometimes the change we seek is about behavior; we want to react in different ways in relationships and situations in our lives. Sometimes the change is about acceptance; we seek acceptance of who we are or things we cannot control. It would be our privilege to accompany you in your change process.
(952) 388-2415 View (952) 388-2415

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN

60+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
92% Depression
80% Self Esteem
79% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% PreferredOne
71% Aetna

How Therapists in Kenny, Minneapolis, MN see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Kenny, 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.

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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.