Therapists in Lees Summit, MO

Photo of Taylor Croan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lees Summit, MO
Taylor Croan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Do you struggle with social anxiety that affects your day-to-day life and ability to make friends or maintain relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted by going to work or school or answering calls or snaps? Do you wish that social interactions could be easier? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about finding their place in life and engaging in day-to-day social interactions as their genuine real self.
Do you struggle with social anxiety that affects your day-to-day life and ability to make friends or maintain relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted by going to work or school or answering calls or snaps? Do you wish that social interactions could be easier? Now more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed about finding their place in life and engaging in day-to-day social interactions as their genuine real self.
(816) 624-2104 View (816) 624-2104
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Dr. Cary Corley
Licensed Professional Counselor, DOC, LPC-S, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
At Lakewood Family Therapy our goal is to offer excellent therapy from beginning to end for all of our clients and their families. We are a dedicated group of professional Christian counselors, bringing healing to the family, and giving hope for the future. Dr. Corley offers professional counseling for marriages, families, and individuals. For more information about our practice or our counselors, or to set up a free 15 minute phone consult, please visit our website www.lwfamilytherapy.com .
At Lakewood Family Therapy our goal is to offer excellent therapy from beginning to end for all of our clients and their families. We are a dedicated group of professional Christian counselors, bringing healing to the family, and giving hope for the future. Dr. Corley offers professional counseling for marriages, families, and individuals. For more information about our practice or our counselors, or to set up a free 15 minute phone consult, please visit our website www.lwfamilytherapy.com .
(816) 207-2228 View (816) 207-2228
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Radical Empowerment Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64086
The ideal client is everyone as mental wellness is for everyone. Those who seek a radical approach to empowerment in strengthening their ability to develop boundaries, expectations, values, relationships, authenticity, attachment and healing will become closer to the goal of value based living and healing.
The ideal client is everyone as mental wellness is for everyone. Those who seek a radical approach to empowerment in strengthening their ability to develop boundaries, expectations, values, relationships, authenticity, attachment and healing will become closer to the goal of value based living and healing.
(816) 323-5360 View (816) 323-5360
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Kelly Shaw
Pre-Licensed Professional, PLPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Child with big, uncontrollable feelings? Are the parenting tips on social media not helping? Understanding the complexities children and adolescence face drives my passion as a therapist. In my office, children and teens can come as they are and be fully themselves. I use Play Therapy to engage children, creating a space for growth.I incorporate TheraPlay to support families in fostering connections and building resilient bonds. No matter the age, littles, teens or adults, my approach is rooted in genuine connection,aiming to build trust and understanding in every therapeutic relationship.
Teen struggling with anxiety or depression? Child with big, uncontrollable feelings? Are the parenting tips on social media not helping? Understanding the complexities children and adolescence face drives my passion as a therapist. In my office, children and teens can come as they are and be fully themselves. I use Play Therapy to engage children, creating a space for growth.I incorporate TheraPlay to support families in fostering connections and building resilient bonds. No matter the age, littles, teens or adults, my approach is rooted in genuine connection,aiming to build trust and understanding in every therapeutic relationship.
(816) 293-4170 View (816) 293-4170
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Mallorie Shepard Accepting New Clients
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, MS, CIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Now Accepting New Clients! EMDR Trained! “They overcame everything that was meant to destroy them.” You or your child might be suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, or relational issues. With a will to get better and a person to support you through it, you too can overcome the things you thought were once meant to destroy you. I offer a free 30 minute consultation and 50 minute sessions for $75 where together we will learn and grow in a non-judgmental, safe space that ultimately brings healing and wholeness.
Now Accepting New Clients! EMDR Trained! “They overcame everything that was meant to destroy them.” You or your child might be suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, or relational issues. With a will to get better and a person to support you through it, you too can overcome the things you thought were once meant to destroy you. I offer a free 30 minute consultation and 50 minute sessions for $75 where together we will learn and grow in a non-judgmental, safe space that ultimately brings healing and wholeness.
(816) 209-1178 View (816) 209-1178
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Kiersten White
MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64086
Do you feel like you don't "fit the mold"? Me either! Do you sometimes feel like you just need someone to talk to about life? Let's work through it together! Kiersten White is a former teacher and school social worker with experience working with both teens and adults. Kiersten is compassionate and caring while still giving you the tools you need to work through whatever you may be going through. Contact Kiersten today to get started! Evening and weekend times available now! Updated 4/25/24.
Do you feel like you don't "fit the mold"? Me either! Do you sometimes feel like you just need someone to talk to about life? Let's work through it together! Kiersten White is a former teacher and school social worker with experience working with both teens and adults. Kiersten is compassionate and caring while still giving you the tools you need to work through whatever you may be going through. Contact Kiersten today to get started! Evening and weekend times available now! Updated 4/25/24.
(816) 839-9427 View (816) 839-9427
Photo of Angela Wozniak Minor, Psychologist in Lees Summit, MO
Angela Wozniak Minor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Do your find yourself struggling with negative emotions such as worry, sadness, or irritability? Do you need help changing your current ways of coping with stress or challenges? Do you struggle with continual feelings of low self-esteem? My goal is to help you feel more centered, capable, and confident as you learn to cope with negative feelings and habits in a more self-supporting manner. I specialize in the areas of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I also work with individuals who struggle with relationship issues.
Do your find yourself struggling with negative emotions such as worry, sadness, or irritability? Do you need help changing your current ways of coping with stress or challenges? Do you struggle with continual feelings of low self-esteem? My goal is to help you feel more centered, capable, and confident as you learn to cope with negative feelings and habits in a more self-supporting manner. I specialize in the areas of depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I also work with individuals who struggle with relationship issues.
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Photo of Jeremy Lotz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lees Summit, MO
Jeremy Lotz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64063
I'm an Individual & Family Therapist licensed since 2005. My background includes 12 years (2005-2017) working full-time in long-term inpatient programs for teens as a therapist & training director before I opened a private practice in 2017. My advanced training allows me to treat a broad scope of issues but I don't pretend to specialize in everything! Specializing only in: 1) Teens / Young adults, 2) Parenting & 3) Christian counseling. I have 20+ years of student ministry & ministry leadership experience. My career in residential care has trained me to treat the toughest challenges teens, young adults, & families can face.
I'm an Individual & Family Therapist licensed since 2005. My background includes 12 years (2005-2017) working full-time in long-term inpatient programs for teens as a therapist & training director before I opened a private practice in 2017. My advanced training allows me to treat a broad scope of issues but I don't pretend to specialize in everything! Specializing only in: 1) Teens / Young adults, 2) Parenting & 3) Christian counseling. I have 20+ years of student ministry & ministry leadership experience. My career in residential care has trained me to treat the toughest challenges teens, young adults, & families can face.
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Katie Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Learning how to heal can be difficult, especially if you have tried to do so all on your own! . My goal is to be genuine, and to give you a cozy space to heal in the ways that you find most helpful. I am here to start where you are, empowering you to become the person that you have always wanted to be, no matter the barriers.
Learning how to heal can be difficult, especially if you have tried to do so all on your own! . My goal is to be genuine, and to give you a cozy space to heal in the ways that you find most helpful. I am here to start where you are, empowering you to become the person that you have always wanted to be, no matter the barriers.
(816) 750-5828 View (816) 750-5828
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Cindy Janczewski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Cindy, and I am passionate about helping others. I have over thirty years of experience in mental health. I have more than twenty years of experience working in crisis, family preservation, Family Reunion Services (FRS) and Intensive In Home Services (IIS). I have trained workers hired for IIS and FRS for the State of Missouri. I am certified as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) by Association for Play Therapy.
My name is Cindy, and I am passionate about helping others. I have over thirty years of experience in mental health. I have more than twenty years of experience working in crisis, family preservation, Family Reunion Services (FRS) and Intensive In Home Services (IIS). I have trained workers hired for IIS and FRS for the State of Missouri. I am certified as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) by Association for Play Therapy.
(816) 662-7164 View (816) 662-7164
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Cheryl Graves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LSCSW, CCATP, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64063
I'm here for you, to listen and help work through life's issues to your goals, happiness, and best functioning. Individuals, couples, families, teens, aging, fertility, transgender, LGBTQI+, grief, loss, anxiety, phase of life, addiction, behavioral, medical, chronic, more. I offer support, and compassion in a solution focused, strengths based, informed and confidential environment, custom designed to meet your therapeutic needs. I am CISM-CISD certified, a therapist's therapist (I enjoy working with therapists who want to do their own work), Interactive, Cognitive Behavioral, Integrative, a Generalist. Let's talk.
I'm here for you, to listen and help work through life's issues to your goals, happiness, and best functioning. Individuals, couples, families, teens, aging, fertility, transgender, LGBTQI+, grief, loss, anxiety, phase of life, addiction, behavioral, medical, chronic, more. I offer support, and compassion in a solution focused, strengths based, informed and confidential environment, custom designed to meet your therapeutic needs. I am CISM-CISD certified, a therapist's therapist (I enjoy working with therapists who want to do their own work), Interactive, Cognitive Behavioral, Integrative, a Generalist. Let's talk.
(816) 312-5992 View (816) 312-5992
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Ashley Elder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64081
As a therapist deeply dedicated to helping adolescents, young children, and families navigate challenging circumstances and cultivate resilience, I specialize in supporting individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-injurious behaviors. Collaboration with parents and caregivers is central to my practice, as I believe in strengthening family bonds and empowering adolescents to take ownership of their treatment journey. By fostering hope, enhancing safety, and building resilience, I aim to guide individuals and families towards a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.
As a therapist deeply dedicated to helping adolescents, young children, and families navigate challenging circumstances and cultivate resilience, I specialize in supporting individuals coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-injurious behaviors. Collaboration with parents and caregivers is central to my practice, as I believe in strengthening family bonds and empowering adolescents to take ownership of their treatment journey. By fostering hope, enhancing safety, and building resilience, I aim to guide individuals and families towards a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.
(816) 323-8072 View (816) 323-8072
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Kali Boydston
MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64086
Finding a therapist can be hard, especially when you feel like no one really "gets" you. I'm hoping that's where I come in- I am a queer, autistic therapist passionate about working with other LGBTQIA+ and/or neurodivergent people that may struggle to find the right therapist for them, or who have felt unheard or invalidated by other mental health professionals. Currently, I am offering services to individuals age 12 and older, as well as families, couples, and diverse relationships.
Finding a therapist can be hard, especially when you feel like no one really "gets" you. I'm hoping that's where I come in- I am a queer, autistic therapist passionate about working with other LGBTQIA+ and/or neurodivergent people that may struggle to find the right therapist for them, or who have felt unheard or invalidated by other mental health professionals. Currently, I am offering services to individuals age 12 and older, as well as families, couples, and diverse relationships.
(816) 839-9427 View (816) 839-9427
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Brit Broshous
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64081
Not accepting new clients
I provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for people of all ages who want to make positive changes in their lives, process difficult experiences, and/or strengthen relationships with loved ones. Individuals and families of diverse ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, and gender identification backgrounds are all welcome in my practice.
I provide a warm, safe and confidential environment for people of all ages who want to make positive changes in their lives, process difficult experiences, and/or strengthen relationships with loved ones. Individuals and families of diverse ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, and gender identification backgrounds are all welcome in my practice.
(816) 317-0594 View (816) 317-0594
Photo of Stephanie Topham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lees Summit, MO
Stephanie Topham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Hello there! My clients have experienced success with me in working through career problems, relationship/attachment issues, self-esteem, trauma exposure, panic, anxiety, emotion regulation, neurodivergence, multicultural relations, and parenting concerns. I help you establish tangible goals while exploring deeper patterns and insights. My clients typically work through pressing matters that brought them to therapy on a more frequent basis, titrating down once stability has been established and adjusting to longer-term needs. I see any client who is appropriate for talk therapy.
Hello there! My clients have experienced success with me in working through career problems, relationship/attachment issues, self-esteem, trauma exposure, panic, anxiety, emotion regulation, neurodivergence, multicultural relations, and parenting concerns. I help you establish tangible goals while exploring deeper patterns and insights. My clients typically work through pressing matters that brought them to therapy on a more frequent basis, titrating down once stability has been established and adjusting to longer-term needs. I see any client who is appropriate for talk therapy.
(816) 355-5473 View (816) 355-5473
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Samantha Commons
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64081
I am a student at Colorado Christian University enrolled in the Master's in Clinical Mental Health program and currently practicing as an intern at Rejuvenate KC located in Lees Summit, Missouri. In addition to my education, for more than two years, I have worked as a Life Coach in both long-term and short-term residential treatment facilities for adolescents. I have experience working with clients who face anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, attachment disorders, family issues, suicidal ideation, and various trauma.
I am a student at Colorado Christian University enrolled in the Master's in Clinical Mental Health program and currently practicing as an intern at Rejuvenate KC located in Lees Summit, Missouri. In addition to my education, for more than two years, I have worked as a Life Coach in both long-term and short-term residential treatment facilities for adolescents. I have experience working with clients who face anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, attachment disorders, family issues, suicidal ideation, and various trauma.
(816) 312-5813 View (816) 312-5813
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Hannah Bidwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, NCC, PLPC
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64064
Welcome! You did it. You are here. You are already on your way. My name is Hannah and I am here to support you in your journey toward healing, meaning, and hope. Therapy is an opportunity to gain insight and improve your mental and emotional wellness. I am open to sharing my skill sets and working alongside you to provide support on your journey to unpack and discover the ways in which you can thrive and come home to yourself. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and women coping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and relationship issues.
Welcome! You did it. You are here. You are already on your way. My name is Hannah and I am here to support you in your journey toward healing, meaning, and hope. Therapy is an opportunity to gain insight and improve your mental and emotional wellness. I am open to sharing my skill sets and working alongside you to provide support on your journey to unpack and discover the ways in which you can thrive and come home to yourself. I work primarily with children, adolescents, and women coping with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, and relationship issues.
(816) 934-5463 View (816) 934-5463
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Amy Congdon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Lees Summit, MO 64086
I believe identity is a critical part of self-understanding and healing. For this reason, I enjoy working with folks who are looking to explore their identities which might include sexuality, gender, race, religion, physical and mental ability, and roles in society. I am cognizant that our identities shape our personal and lived experiences in the world, and this continually impacts how and what we need to heal. I approach therapy from a non-religious standpoint, but have a deep interest in how religion impacts people, including ways that it can act as a source of trauma, while also acknowledging that it can be a source of support.
I believe identity is a critical part of self-understanding and healing. For this reason, I enjoy working with folks who are looking to explore their identities which might include sexuality, gender, race, religion, physical and mental ability, and roles in society. I am cognizant that our identities shape our personal and lived experiences in the world, and this continually impacts how and what we need to heal. I approach therapy from a non-religious standpoint, but have a deep interest in how religion impacts people, including ways that it can act as a source of trauma, while also acknowledging that it can be a source of support.
(816) 317-0010 View (816) 317-0010
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Beth Coleman
Counselor, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Are you looking for someone to help your child talk about their emotions? Is your child experiencing bullying? Are they struggling with behaviors and choices at school or home? Is your pre-teen wrestling with self-esteem or thoughts of self-harm? Let me help you navigate these concerns by developing coping skills, regulating emotions, reducing negative self-talk, and learning communication skills for lasting change. With a background working in community health and private practice, I have worked with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief, school and home issues, and peer dynamics.
Are you looking for someone to help your child talk about their emotions? Is your child experiencing bullying? Are they struggling with behaviors and choices at school or home? Is your pre-teen wrestling with self-esteem or thoughts of self-harm? Let me help you navigate these concerns by developing coping skills, regulating emotions, reducing negative self-talk, and learning communication skills for lasting change. With a background working in community health and private practice, I have worked with children and adolescents who are struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, grief, school and home issues, and peer dynamics.
(816) 239-3173 View (816) 239-3173
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Rooted Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Our mission is to provide the highest quality therapy and counseling in Lee's Summit, MO and the surrounding community. For issues ranging from anxiety and depression to family systems, and trauma. We believe in the power of relationships but understand that most of us have experienced obstacles in our lives that leave us hurting, isolated and alone. Our therapists are professionally certified to provide the best evidence-based care to support your self-exploration and mental health journey.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality therapy and counseling in Lee's Summit, MO and the surrounding community. For issues ranging from anxiety and depression to family systems, and trauma. We believe in the power of relationships but understand that most of us have experienced obstacles in our lives that leave us hurting, isolated and alone. Our therapists are professionally certified to provide the best evidence-based care to support your self-exploration and mental health journey.
(816) 565-9974 View (816) 565-9974

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lees Summit, MO

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Lees Summit, MO who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lees Summit, MO see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lees Summit?

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.