Therapists in Russellville, MO

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Timothy Blanton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Russellville, MO 65074
Not accepting new clients
In a nut shell, I care about people and have a desire to help others on their quest for healing, wholeness, and reaching their full potential. Life can be hard and sometimes we need a helping hand to navigate the murky waters, and that's okay. Respect for others and empathy in their circumstances is paramount in this profession and I keep that in mind in all situations.
In a nut shell, I care about people and have a desire to help others on their quest for healing, wholeness, and reaching their full potential. Life can be hard and sometimes we need a helping hand to navigate the murky waters, and that's okay. Respect for others and empathy in their circumstances is paramount in this profession and I keep that in mind in all situations.
(573) 367-5015 View (573) 367-5015

Online Therapists

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Miranda Green
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Washington, MO 63090
Sometimes we find ourselves in reactionary mode. We react to the people around us, our circumstances, and our thoughts. Whether you struggle with grief, anger, depression, or stress, Life Intentional Counseling has the services to help. Life Intentional Counseling is about recognizing our ability to live with intentionality and not by happenstance. Being intentional with your thoughts and decisions allows you to find practical ways to make the purposeful choices you want to create a peaceful life.
Sometimes we find ourselves in reactionary mode. We react to the people around us, our circumstances, and our thoughts. Whether you struggle with grief, anger, depression, or stress, Life Intentional Counseling has the services to help. Life Intentional Counseling is about recognizing our ability to live with intentionality and not by happenstance. Being intentional with your thoughts and decisions allows you to find practical ways to make the purposeful choices you want to create a peaceful life.
(636) 500-1687 View (636) 500-1687
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Jamie Crouch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, RPT
Verified
Macon, MO 63552
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (MO) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (KS) with over 9 years of experience working with teens and adults coming from diverse backgrounds providing individual, family and couples therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (MO) and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (KS) with over 9 years of experience working with teens and adults coming from diverse backgrounds providing individual, family and couples therapy.
(660) 301-2054 View (660) 301-2054
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Liza Albidress
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Hello! My name is Liza, and I provide trauma sensitive therapy for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and chronic health/pain issues. I am certified in MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) from UMASS Medical School and also have received a post-graduate trauma therapy certification from Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center in Boston. I am a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) with a practice focus on combining cognitive-based therapies with body-based, meditative practices in order to guide clients on how to better cope with life's challenges and feel safe, secure.... "at home" in their bodies.
Hello! My name is Liza, and I provide trauma sensitive therapy for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and chronic health/pain issues. I am certified in MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) from UMASS Medical School and also have received a post-graduate trauma therapy certification from Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center in Boston. I am a 500 hour RYT (registered yoga teacher) with a practice focus on combining cognitive-based therapies with body-based, meditative practices in order to guide clients on how to better cope with life's challenges and feel safe, secure.... "at home" in their bodies.
(636) 251-4749 View (636) 251-4749
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Emily Tarby
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Columbia, MO 65202  (Online Only)
ONLINE-only visits. Hi! If you’re ready to process life experiences, explore your thoughts and feels, and learn ways to cope with life’s stressors, then I’m your gal! My goal is to provide an unconditionally supportive, comfortable, and safe space for you to work through difficult thoughts and feelings. I want to help you feel confident enough to take charge of your change. Together, we’ll explore your emotions, change negative thinking and behaviors, and help you find relief with a variety of coping and relaxation techniques. I will provide exploration, challenge, encouragement, support, and guidance.
ONLINE-only visits. Hi! If you’re ready to process life experiences, explore your thoughts and feels, and learn ways to cope with life’s stressors, then I’m your gal! My goal is to provide an unconditionally supportive, comfortable, and safe space for you to work through difficult thoughts and feelings. I want to help you feel confident enough to take charge of your change. Together, we’ll explore your emotions, change negative thinking and behaviors, and help you find relief with a variety of coping and relaxation techniques. I will provide exploration, challenge, encouragement, support, and guidance.
(573) 367-5272 View (573) 367-5272
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Tonya Culley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
We are a private practice specializing in helping individuals, families, and couples. Relationships are our specialty, as well as working with adults and teens who have struggled with anxiety and depression for some time, and have been unsuccessful with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We see substantial and speedy progress in our clients when using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). If you're like us, you've tried to make unpleasant thoughts and feelings go away, but it just doesn't seem to work...many you have tried for years! You will learn why, and what to do differently.
We are a private practice specializing in helping individuals, families, and couples. Relationships are our specialty, as well as working with adults and teens who have struggled with anxiety and depression for some time, and have been unsuccessful with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We see substantial and speedy progress in our clients when using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). If you're like us, you've tried to make unpleasant thoughts and feelings go away, but it just doesn't seem to work...many you have tried for years! You will learn why, and what to do differently.
(573) 679-3471 View (573) 679-3471
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Nicole Shaddix-Olsen
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Gravois Mills, MO 65037  (Online Only)
Relationship difficulties, intense emotions, anxiety, stress and depression -- these are issues that many face each day. If you are struggling, know that you are not alone and that you are stronger and wiser than you likely feel. Pain is inevitable in life, but we can learn from our experiences, adapt and create a life that is more peaceful and enjoyable. I want to provide a safe space for you to talk about your current and past experiences, to express the thoughts and feelings you are struggling with and to feel inspired and empowered to continue working on yourself and improving your life.
Relationship difficulties, intense emotions, anxiety, stress and depression -- these are issues that many face each day. If you are struggling, know that you are not alone and that you are stronger and wiser than you likely feel. Pain is inevitable in life, but we can learn from our experiences, adapt and create a life that is more peaceful and enjoyable. I want to provide a safe space for you to talk about your current and past experiences, to express the thoughts and feelings you are struggling with and to feel inspired and empowered to continue working on yourself and improving your life.
(913) 347-4769 View (913) 347-4769
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Alexander John Haushalter
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MEd, NBCCH
Verified
O Fallon, MO 63366
The ideal client who desire to be equipped and enabled to handle their issues independently. The client has the ability to solve their life's puzzle. My role is to assist the client to anchor the KEY piece(s) and help to develop their own coping skills . I have been helping people all of my life as a teacher, school counselor, and licensed professional counselor and hypnotherapist . Working with individuals, couples and families are areas in which I excel. Many practicing counselors do not blend traditional counseling practices with hypnotherapy. Using both approaches allows the client's mind to be "totally engaged."
The ideal client who desire to be equipped and enabled to handle their issues independently. The client has the ability to solve their life's puzzle. My role is to assist the client to anchor the KEY piece(s) and help to develop their own coping skills . I have been helping people all of my life as a teacher, school counselor, and licensed professional counselor and hypnotherapist . Working with individuals, couples and families are areas in which I excel. Many practicing counselors do not blend traditional counseling practices with hypnotherapy. Using both approaches allows the client's mind to be "totally engaged."
(314) 582-3396 View (314) 582-3396
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Lisa Brown
Psychologist, PsyD, PRT, IAT, SRT, PBTT
Verified
Windsor, MO 65360  (Online Only)
Discovering that your partner has been watching pornography, using chat rooms to interact sexually with others, acting out sexually with others, is devastating. You may be experiencing obsessive thoughts, depression, flashbacks about the things that you heard or saw involving your sexually addicted spouse. You are likely feeling betrayed, unwanted, unloved, like you're worthless. You are not to blame! Your partner's sex addiction has nothing to do with you. I can help you walk through the pain, betrayal, and heartbreak to become a stronger, victorious you.
Discovering that your partner has been watching pornography, using chat rooms to interact sexually with others, acting out sexually with others, is devastating. You may be experiencing obsessive thoughts, depression, flashbacks about the things that you heard or saw involving your sexually addicted spouse. You are likely feeling betrayed, unwanted, unloved, like you're worthless. You are not to blame! Your partner's sex addiction has nothing to do with you. I can help you walk through the pain, betrayal, and heartbreak to become a stronger, victorious you.
(660) 527-6413 View (660) 527-6413
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David Rispoli
Counselor, MDiv
O Fallon, MO 63368
Hello, my name is David Rispoli. For the past two decades, I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of individuals and couples from all around the world save their broken marriages, and turn their good marriages into great marriages. In fact, my mission in life is to help save a million marriages. Have you and your spouse lost the loving connection that you once shared? Are you living more like roommates than soul mates? You may feel as if there is no hope and there is nothing you can do to turn your situation around. But you can! Let St. Louis Marriage Coaching Help You!
Hello, my name is David Rispoli. For the past two decades, I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of individuals and couples from all around the world save their broken marriages, and turn their good marriages into great marriages. In fact, my mission in life is to help save a million marriages. Have you and your spouse lost the loving connection that you once shared? Are you living more like roommates than soul mates? You may feel as if there is no hope and there is nothing you can do to turn your situation around. But you can! Let St. Louis Marriage Coaching Help You!
(636) 264-8708 View (636) 264-8708
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Quiet Waters Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203
Welcome to Quiet Waters Counseling! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples weathering the storms of life. For the past 16 years I've been working with veterans and families here in the Columbia MO area. I specialize in assisting clients with issues such as addictions, PTSD, physical and sexual trauma, anxiety and depression. I utilize evidence based therapies coupled with compassion, empathy and encouragement to assist clients in their journey of healing.
Welcome to Quiet Waters Counseling! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples weathering the storms of life. For the past 16 years I've been working with veterans and families here in the Columbia MO area. I specialize in assisting clients with issues such as addictions, PTSD, physical and sexual trauma, anxiety and depression. I utilize evidence based therapies coupled with compassion, empathy and encouragement to assist clients in their journey of healing.
(573) 928-2766 View (573) 928-2766
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Nathan Beck
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified
Cottleville, MO 63304
Waitlist for new clients
Change is possible for each of us. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relational issues, a trauma you've witnessed or survived yourself, self image, or any number of struggles you may be facing, it can be helped.
Change is possible for each of us. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relational issues, a trauma you've witnessed or survived yourself, self image, or any number of struggles you may be facing, it can be helped.
(636) 238-2504 View (636) 238-2504
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Katrina Kanwischer Jagim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
Columbia, MO 65202  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an insight oriented therapist. I believe that we are who we are due to our lived experiences, often times this can involve trauma and neglect (emotional, mental, physical). Sometimes though, this just involves uncovering problematic family dynamics, subconscious beliefs we have learned, and ways we have understood ourselves within the world whether true or false. Many times these past experiences result in current symptoms of anxiety, depression, ocd, and anger. I have specialized training in trauma informed care (EMDR, TF-CBT), parenting (love and logic, pcit, 123)and Gottman level 2 certification. Www.newmoontherapyllc.org
I am an insight oriented therapist. I believe that we are who we are due to our lived experiences, often times this can involve trauma and neglect (emotional, mental, physical). Sometimes though, this just involves uncovering problematic family dynamics, subconscious beliefs we have learned, and ways we have understood ourselves within the world whether true or false. Many times these past experiences result in current symptoms of anxiety, depression, ocd, and anger. I have specialized training in trauma informed care (EMDR, TF-CBT), parenting (love and logic, pcit, 123)and Gottman level 2 certification. Www.newmoontherapyllc.org
(573) 633-4126 View (573) 633-4126
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Seth Showalter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHA, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Columbia, MO 65203
The reality is: life is difficult. There, I said it–life is hard. We get thrown curve balls every single day and feel the pressure to hide from the world, from others, and from ourselves. From depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship conflicts, trauma, and even sexual identity confusion, figuring out our way in the world is not an easy task. You may have even discovered solutions that worked in the short term are not as effective. I believe that therapy is a partnership. I want to come alongside you and support you in your journey. You no longer have to travel this path alone.
The reality is: life is difficult. There, I said it–life is hard. We get thrown curve balls every single day and feel the pressure to hide from the world, from others, and from ourselves. From depression, anxiety, grief/loss, relationship conflicts, trauma, and even sexual identity confusion, figuring out our way in the world is not an easy task. You may have even discovered solutions that worked in the short term are not as effective. I believe that therapy is a partnership. I want to come alongside you and support you in your journey. You no longer have to travel this path alone.
(573) 463-6554 View (573) 463-6554
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Doing Better Conscious Parenting
Occupational Therapist, OTRL
Verified
Washington, MO 63090  (Online Only)
Ashley Patek is an occupational therapist, certified parent and life coach, Empathic Witnessing practitioner, and the founder of Doing Better Conscious Parenting, a nurturing community for parents dedicated to breaking punitive generational cycles. Ashley focuses on the whole-parent, whole-child, and whole-family systems to help them regulate their nervous systems, creating safety within the body and home.
Ashley Patek is an occupational therapist, certified parent and life coach, Empathic Witnessing practitioner, and the founder of Doing Better Conscious Parenting, a nurturing community for parents dedicated to breaking punitive generational cycles. Ashley focuses on the whole-parent, whole-child, and whole-family systems to help them regulate their nervous systems, creating safety within the body and home.
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Carol Loya - Not Your Ordinary Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Springfield, MO 65803
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
Looking for a therapist who is open, warm, transparent and genuine? Someone easy to connect with and talk to? As someone who’s been there, I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step to see a counselor. I am here to help you feel comfortable and safe navigating through life’s struggles by providing non-judgmental ears and decades of life experience. Your story is yours alone, but I would feel privileged to come along side you to help you understand yourself from a Biblical perspective, find freedom from the pain that holds you back and help you do the brave work of healing, growth, and change.
(417) 640-2860 View (417) 640-2860
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Missy Giebler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, MO 63090
Reach out today to learn ways to heal from negative thought loops, trauma, and anxious feelings. If worksheets and traditional talk therapy hasn't provided healing in the past (or you just hated it), I may be the right therapist for you. Counseling with me focuses on healing from trauma and goes beyond daily problem solving.
Reach out today to learn ways to heal from negative thought loops, trauma, and anxious feelings. If worksheets and traditional talk therapy hasn't provided healing in the past (or you just hated it), I may be the right therapist for you. Counseling with me focuses on healing from trauma and goes beyond daily problem solving.
(636) 205-1153 View (636) 205-1153
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Kelsey Rosson
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Columbia, MO 65203  (Online Only)
Feelings and emotions, ugh. They can make or break our day sometimes. It’s ok, let’s talk about it. Life is hard, but you do not have to do it alone. Everyday burdens can feel unbearable or too hard to manage on your own. It takes alot of courage to take the first step and ask for help. You are searching for a therapist because you know something has to change, you want to feel better, you need to overcome things in your life that have held you back. There is no better time than today to make yourself a priority, grow, and become your best self. My goal is to meet you wherever you are and help you achieve the life you want.
Feelings and emotions, ugh. They can make or break our day sometimes. It’s ok, let’s talk about it. Life is hard, but you do not have to do it alone. Everyday burdens can feel unbearable or too hard to manage on your own. It takes alot of courage to take the first step and ask for help. You are searching for a therapist because you know something has to change, you want to feel better, you need to overcome things in your life that have held you back. There is no better time than today to make yourself a priority, grow, and become your best self. My goal is to meet you wherever you are and help you achieve the life you want.
(573) 294-2254 View (573) 294-2254
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Sarah Roque
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
Osage Beach, MO 65065  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or burned out within your relationships or career? Are you experiencing significant stress due to a major change in your life? Are anxiety or depression symptoms becoming difficult to manage? If this is your experience, seeking care can be a great step in the direction of making positive changes in your life. Sarah has helped countless individuals find increased peace and satisfaction. She exclusively provides virtual services, which allows for increased flexibility and the comfort of receiving care in an environment that feels familiar to you.
Are you feeling stuck or burned out within your relationships or career? Are you experiencing significant stress due to a major change in your life? Are anxiety or depression symptoms becoming difficult to manage? If this is your experience, seeking care can be a great step in the direction of making positive changes in your life. Sarah has helped countless individuals find increased peace and satisfaction. She exclusively provides virtual services, which allows for increased flexibility and the comfort of receiving care in an environment that feels familiar to you.
(573) 492-2397 View (573) 492-2397
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Medelyn Minor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCDP-D
Verified
Ellisville, MO 63011  (Online Only)
Feeling depressed, overwhelmed, or anxious? Relationship problems? Stress at home or work? Struggling with codependency? Counseling can help! I treat adults, teens, and couples suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and addictions. I also work with families, couples, and individuals who struggle with relationship problems, including codependency. If someone you love is addicted or suffering from serious mental illness, you may need help managing your relationship. Don't give up hope! Counseling can be educational, encouraging, and empowering for you.
Feeling depressed, overwhelmed, or anxious? Relationship problems? Stress at home or work? Struggling with codependency? Counseling can help! I treat adults, teens, and couples suffering from stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar, and addictions. I also work with families, couples, and individuals who struggle with relationship problems, including codependency. If someone you love is addicted or suffering from serious mental illness, you may need help managing your relationship. Don't give up hope! Counseling can be educational, encouraging, and empowering for you.
(314) 292-9926 View (314) 292-9926

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Number of Therapists in Russellville, MO

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Therapists in Russellville, MO who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% ADHD
100% Parenting
100% Spirituality

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Humana
100% Medicaid

How Therapists in Russellville, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Russellville?

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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.