Therapists in Weldon Spring, MO

Photo of Gerry Bethel, Pre-Licensed Professional in Weldon Spring, MO
Gerry Bethel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to a safe and supportive space where you can find the guidance and encouragement you need to overcome depression, anxiety, and a lack of vision in your life. I'm here to help men, women, and couples like you navigate the challenges you face and rediscover your true potential both individually and in your relationships. Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or disconnected can be incredibly isolating. I understand the unique struggles you may be experiencing as you seek happiness and fulfillment. In our sessions, I create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can freely explore your emotions, fears, and aspirations.
Welcome to a safe and supportive space where you can find the guidance and encouragement you need to overcome depression, anxiety, and a lack of vision in your life. I'm here to help men, women, and couples like you navigate the challenges you face and rediscover your true potential both individually and in your relationships. Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or disconnected can be incredibly isolating. I understand the unique struggles you may be experiencing as you seek happiness and fulfillment. In our sessions, I create a warm and non-judgmental environment where you can freely explore your emotions, fears, and aspirations.
(636) 306-3045 View (636) 306-3045
Photo of Tami Daigle, Pre-Licensed Professional in Weldon Spring, MO
Tami Daigle
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Are you looking for solace in your life? Do you or your child struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, anger management, emotional regulation, poor self image, or communication? Are you looking for a play therapist or an expressive arts therapist that has a creative approach? Would you like to have a safe space to be vulnerable in as you gain insight, practice healthy coping interventions, and continue building your inner strengths? As a former school counselor who has also worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, I enjoy working with individuals from a wide age range.
Are you looking for solace in your life? Do you or your child struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, anger management, emotional regulation, poor self image, or communication? Are you looking for a play therapist or an expressive arts therapist that has a creative approach? Would you like to have a safe space to be vulnerable in as you gain insight, practice healthy coping interventions, and continue building your inner strengths? As a former school counselor who has also worked in a variety of therapeutic settings, I enjoy working with individuals from a wide age range.
(636) 782-3641 View (636) 782-3641
Photo of Tyler Z. Tooley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Tyler Z. Tooley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, C-APT
Verified Verified
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Waitlist for new clients
I currently have a waitlist for new clients. I specialize in working with individuals (of all ages) who are neurodivergent (Autistic, ADHD, OCD, gifted, etc.) and I often work with children and teens who are in foster care or are adopted. I offer individual and family/couple sessions, play therapy, and I often integrate technology, including video and computer games, iPads, and virtual reality (VR), into sessions. To learn more about Gaming Therapy, visit my website!
I currently have a waitlist for new clients. I specialize in working with individuals (of all ages) who are neurodivergent (Autistic, ADHD, OCD, gifted, etc.) and I often work with children and teens who are in foster care or are adopted. I offer individual and family/couple sessions, play therapy, and I often integrate technology, including video and computer games, iPads, and virtual reality (VR), into sessions. To learn more about Gaming Therapy, visit my website!
(636) 500-1966 View (636) 500-1966
Photo of Kate Maus, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Kate Maus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, EMDR, II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Is life feeling overwhelming, you just can't seem to get a handle on it? I'm here to help; I want to help you develop ways to regain control of your life. I will be with you as you grow, heal, and accomplish your therapeutic goals. I have advanced training in working with trauma victims and those struggling with self-harm behaviors. In addition, I work with children and families to help increase relationship satisfaction. Give me the opportunity to help you find fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.
Is life feeling overwhelming, you just can't seem to get a handle on it? I'm here to help; I want to help you develop ways to regain control of your life. I will be with you as you grow, heal, and accomplish your therapeutic goals. I have advanced training in working with trauma victims and those struggling with self-harm behaviors. In addition, I work with children and families to help increase relationship satisfaction. Give me the opportunity to help you find fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.
(636) 251-3421 View (636) 251-3421
Photo of Stacey Remley, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Stacey Remley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Depression and anxiety are growing with our changing world. Plans have changed. Life goals have shifted. Uncertainty can suffocate us and lead us spiraling down a path of panic and sorrow. It doesn't have to be that way. Even when the road ahead is not clear, we can shift our thinking and find ways to calm our minds. Options are more plentiful than you may think. Together, we can explore your options and look for new pathways and new ideas for a more pleasing future and fresh start.
Depression and anxiety are growing with our changing world. Plans have changed. Life goals have shifted. Uncertainty can suffocate us and lead us spiraling down a path of panic and sorrow. It doesn't have to be that way. Even when the road ahead is not clear, we can shift our thinking and find ways to calm our minds. Options are more plentiful than you may think. Together, we can explore your options and look for new pathways and new ideas for a more pleasing future and fresh start.
(314) 262-4753 View (314) 262-4753
Photo of Toby Simers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Toby Simers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
I seriously enjoy working toward that day when you can say to me, "I really think I'm doing BETTER!" So, I look forward to walking alongside you toward significant growth in your life and relationships. Often that means working through the anxieties, thoughts and traumas that have been part of your current and past struggles. As well, it can mean focusing on a STRATEGY for "what's the next right step". I believe you can borrow from my HOPE, borrow from my INSIGHT and borrow from my EXPERIENCE as we create your own plan to make "better" days.
I seriously enjoy working toward that day when you can say to me, "I really think I'm doing BETTER!" So, I look forward to walking alongside you toward significant growth in your life and relationships. Often that means working through the anxieties, thoughts and traumas that have been part of your current and past struggles. As well, it can mean focusing on a STRATEGY for "what's the next right step". I believe you can borrow from my HOPE, borrow from my INSIGHT and borrow from my EXPERIENCE as we create your own plan to make "better" days.
(636) 442-4799 View (636) 442-4799
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Cassandra Eubanks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Although starting counseling can be a difficult, I believe that walking into a counselor's office takes strength and courage. I work with adult clients 22 and older who have experienced ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and substance abuse to grow in their confidence and understanding of themselves and I work with them to develop skills they can utilize to reach their therapy goals. Through our sessions, clients feel empowered, make choices aligned with their goals, and can create healthier relationships with themselves and others.
Although starting counseling can be a difficult, I believe that walking into a counselor's office takes strength and courage. I work with adult clients 22 and older who have experienced ADHD, anxiety, depression, OCD, and substance abuse to grow in their confidence and understanding of themselves and I work with them to develop skills they can utilize to reach their therapy goals. Through our sessions, clients feel empowered, make choices aligned with their goals, and can create healthier relationships with themselves and others.
(636) 707-1063 View (636) 707-1063
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Lia A Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyaD, LCSW, CRAADC
Verified Verified
Weldon Spring, MO 63304
Hello, my name is Dr. Lia A. Roth. I was born in Argentina, and later moved to St. Louis, MO. I have experience working in multicultural environments. I have helped individuals and families overcome judgmental attitudes that can result in concerns about not being fit to fit in. Individuals that often feel isolated, confused, or ashamed. In addition to my psychotherapy practice, many times I have provided professional support during legal procedures regarding immigration, family, and injury.
Hello, my name is Dr. Lia A. Roth. I was born in Argentina, and later moved to St. Louis, MO. I have experience working in multicultural environments. I have helped individuals and families overcome judgmental attitudes that can result in concerns about not being fit to fit in. Individuals that often feel isolated, confused, or ashamed. In addition to my psychotherapy practice, many times I have provided professional support during legal procedures regarding immigration, family, and injury.
(636) 202-0850 View (636) 202-0850

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Photo of Holly Nemec, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Holly Nemec
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Charles, MO 63304
You're feeling like something is wrong. You're afraid this is what life is like now, your new normal. You don't recognize yourself. Maybe you don't know where or when things went left, maybe you do. Either way, you're angry and sad and confused. You're thinking it might be your fault.
You're feeling like something is wrong. You're afraid this is what life is like now, your new normal. You don't recognize yourself. Maybe you don't know where or when things went left, maybe you do. Either way, you're angry and sad and confused. You're thinking it might be your fault.
(636) 500-0836 View (636) 500-0836
Photo of Mark Joiner, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Mark Joiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cottleville, MO 63304
My hope is to be a first step in overcoming feelings of isolation and loneliness. If your world has been turned upside-down, either from the loss of a loved one or life's hardships, let's connect. Learning how to trust and practice new life skills are foundational in moving forward in relationships.
My hope is to be a first step in overcoming feelings of isolation and loneliness. If your world has been turned upside-down, either from the loss of a loved one or life's hardships, let's connect. Learning how to trust and practice new life skills are foundational in moving forward in relationships.
(314) 310-8319 View (314) 310-8319
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Therapy & Clinical Supervion w/ Tammy Brooks LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376  (Online Only)
You are so mad at yourself! You just want to do something good for yourself, to start a better habit but once again, you go to bed not having made a single change. You are stuck in the same pattern, numbing out, watching tv, not paying attention to what you really want for yourself and instead sticking with what you've always known. You wonder what's wrong with you, why can't you just make a change. You know what you need to do, you just don't do it. You talk to yourself, hype yourself up even but then you get stuck in a rut and here you are hours later stuck on the couch, unmotivated and hoping tomorrow might be different.
You are so mad at yourself! You just want to do something good for yourself, to start a better habit but once again, you go to bed not having made a single change. You are stuck in the same pattern, numbing out, watching tv, not paying attention to what you really want for yourself and instead sticking with what you've always known. You wonder what's wrong with you, why can't you just make a change. You know what you need to do, you just don't do it. You talk to yourself, hype yourself up even but then you get stuck in a rut and here you are hours later stuck on the couch, unmotivated and hoping tomorrow might be different.
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Katelynn E Scannell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PMH-C, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376
The decision to seek therapy involves more than a willingness to grow - It also requires the ability to develop a healthy therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and unconditional acceptance. Creating a healthy and supportive relationship allows the client to discover more about themselves and creates an environment for change.
The decision to seek therapy involves more than a willingness to grow - It also requires the ability to develop a healthy therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and unconditional acceptance. Creating a healthy and supportive relationship allows the client to discover more about themselves and creates an environment for change.
(636) 249-2219 View (636) 249-2219
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Hollye Chaumont-Scheulen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Hi, my name is Hollye Chaumont-Scheulen and I am a licensed professional counselor who is EMDR trained in the state of Missouri. I received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Texas State University. My life experience gives me a unique perspective that allows me to relate to clients from all walks of life. When you are going through something difficult, it can often feel like you are all alone. Reaching out to a counselor can be scary, but I want you to know that you are not alone. We all have times when we need a listening ear and a voice of hope.
Hi, my name is Hollye Chaumont-Scheulen and I am a licensed professional counselor who is EMDR trained in the state of Missouri. I received a Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and a Bachelor's degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Texas State University. My life experience gives me a unique perspective that allows me to relate to clients from all walks of life. When you are going through something difficult, it can often feel like you are all alone. Reaching out to a counselor can be scary, but I want you to know that you are not alone. We all have times when we need a listening ear and a voice of hope.
(636) 942-5965 View (636) 942-5965
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James M Morgan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Whether you are in a marriage that is struggling, having a problem personally with substances, or just need some help clearing out the clutter in your life, my approach to counseling comes from many different counseling theories. I believe that it is important to focus on the here and now, emphasizing future actions, behaviors, and thoughts, rather than deeply exploring the past. While the past has brought us where we are today, how you believe today and how you act today is of more importance. I believe in being directive and intentional in all aspects of therapy.
Whether you are in a marriage that is struggling, having a problem personally with substances, or just need some help clearing out the clutter in your life, my approach to counseling comes from many different counseling theories. I believe that it is important to focus on the here and now, emphasizing future actions, behaviors, and thoughts, rather than deeply exploring the past. While the past has brought us where we are today, how you believe today and how you act today is of more importance. I believe in being directive and intentional in all aspects of therapy.
(636) 400-3311 View (636) 400-3311
Photo of Mark Hale, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Weldon Spring, MO
Mark Hale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Saint Charles, MO 63304
Mark Hale II, MSW, LMSW earned his bachelor's degree in social work from Lindenwood University, and Master's in Social Work with an emphasis in Behavioral Health at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Mark is working on his licensure in clinical social work. During his studies, Mark was a member of the Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training program (BHWET) where he received specialized training in integrated behavioral health.
Mark Hale II, MSW, LMSW earned his bachelor's degree in social work from Lindenwood University, and Master's in Social Work with an emphasis in Behavioral Health at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Mark is working on his licensure in clinical social work. During his studies, Mark was a member of the Behavioral Health Workforce and Education Training program (BHWET) where he received specialized training in integrated behavioral health.
(636) 495-1194 View (636) 495-1194
Photo of Mary Miller, Pre-Licensed Professional in Weldon Spring, MO
Mary Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC
Verified Verified
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Hi there. I’m not sure what has taken place in your life to search for a counselor, but I imagine you as brave for doing just that. The idea of opening the door into change is a risky prospect – what will the journey be like on the other side? Sometimes the unknown in itself is enough to keep us married to our current predicament. And yet, there’s still a part of you (however large or small right now) that wonders about something different. I think of that part as Hope. Hope stirs curiosity inside of us and invites us to reimagine our circumstances. Hope has led you here.
Hi there. I’m not sure what has taken place in your life to search for a counselor, but I imagine you as brave for doing just that. The idea of opening the door into change is a risky prospect – what will the journey be like on the other side? Sometimes the unknown in itself is enough to keep us married to our current predicament. And yet, there’s still a part of you (however large or small right now) that wonders about something different. I think of that part as Hope. Hope stirs curiosity inside of us and invites us to reimagine our circumstances. Hope has led you here.
(636) 422-6005 View (636) 422-6005
Photo of Mario Arias, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Weldon Spring, MO
Mario Arias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW FL, MO, MT, NC, NJ, NY, TX, MCAP FL
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376  (Online Only)
Thinking about therapy? I help individuals work through depressive and anxiety symptoms. Similarly, I’ve helped individuals find value in themselves to improve their self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Maladaptive behaviors such as substance misuse can wreak havoc in your life- we can explore, discuss, and attempt to correct the behavior. In a way, we have all developed some form of maladaptive behaviors to life events and relationships. Let’s explore the negative patterns and how to make it better. You are worth it!
Thinking about therapy? I help individuals work through depressive and anxiety symptoms. Similarly, I’ve helped individuals find value in themselves to improve their self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Maladaptive behaviors such as substance misuse can wreak havoc in your life- we can explore, discuss, and attempt to correct the behavior. In a way, we have all developed some form of maladaptive behaviors to life events and relationships. Let’s explore the negative patterns and how to make it better. You are worth it!
(321) 895-9029 View (321) 895-9029
Photo of Kelly Elizabeth Bristol - Child Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Weldon Spring, MO
Kelly Elizabeth Bristol - Child Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Therapy is for everyone. Being a kid is a hard job and being a parent isn't easy either. It can be lonely, isolating and overwhelming when you or your child is struggling. We aren't meant to struggle alone. My passion is helping kids, adolescents, and their families learn how to navigate big feelings, stress and overwhelm. I have dedicated my career to supporting children and parents in their journey toward social and emotional well-being. Do you need help understanding the IEP, 504, or gifted process at school? During my 15 years as a school counselor I helped many families walk through these steps.
Therapy is for everyone. Being a kid is a hard job and being a parent isn't easy either. It can be lonely, isolating and overwhelming when you or your child is struggling. We aren't meant to struggle alone. My passion is helping kids, adolescents, and their families learn how to navigate big feelings, stress and overwhelm. I have dedicated my career to supporting children and parents in their journey toward social and emotional well-being. Do you need help understanding the IEP, 504, or gifted process at school? During my 15 years as a school counselor I helped many families walk through these steps.
(636) 429-4299 View (636) 429-4299
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Step By Step Counseling, LLC
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Peters, MO 63376
We are a counseling practice that serves both adults and children. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy. It is an honor to have numerous therapists on staff with a variety of specialties and experiences. We currently have immediate openings for daytime, evening and weekends with both our provisional therapists and our Stepping Stones therapists (Interns). Our ultimate goal is to help you find a good fit.
We are a counseling practice that serves both adults and children. We offer individual, family, and couples therapy. It is an honor to have numerous therapists on staff with a variety of specialties and experiences. We currently have immediate openings for daytime, evening and weekends with both our provisional therapists and our Stepping Stones therapists (Interns). Our ultimate goal is to help you find a good fit.
(636) 736-0778 View (636) 736-0778
Photo of Grace Hawley, Psychologist in Weldon Spring, MO
Grace Hawley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Saint Charles, MO 63304
Dr. Grace Hawley is a Psychologist in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. Dr. Hawley prioritizes cultivating a trusting and empathetic therapeutic alliance, which she believes is crucial for effective treatment. She approaches therapy from a holistic perspective, considering the diverse backgrounds and cultural factors that shape each client's experiences. Additionally, Dr. Hawley is committed to promoting client autonomy and empowerment, encouraging self-exploration, and helping clients live a values-driven life.
Dr. Grace Hawley is a Psychologist in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2017. Dr. Hawley prioritizes cultivating a trusting and empathetic therapeutic alliance, which she believes is crucial for effective treatment. She approaches therapy from a holistic perspective, considering the diverse backgrounds and cultural factors that shape each client's experiences. Additionally, Dr. Hawley is committed to promoting client autonomy and empowerment, encouraging self-exploration, and helping clients live a values-driven life.
(636) 355-8011 View (636) 355-8011

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Number of Therapists in Weldon Spring, MO

< 10

Therapists in Weldon Spring, MO who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Grief
88% Stress
75% Anxiety
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth
57% Aetna

How Therapists in Weldon Spring, MO see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Weldon Spring?

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.