Therapists in Gifford Park, Omaha, NE

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Melba Natasha Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131  (Online Only)
M. Natasha Sanchez, MSW, LIMHP, LICSW, is a community based therapist providing services to those seeking to improve their relationships with others, change or eliminate troubling behaviors and habits, improve their control over mood and anxiety, perform better at school or work, adjust to difficult life events/transitions, and those who simply wish to gain insight into their personal past in order to welcome a bright and more honest future. Natasha's orientation to counseling is relationship based (collaborative), flexible, respectful and confidential.
M. Natasha Sanchez, MSW, LIMHP, LICSW, is a community based therapist providing services to those seeking to improve their relationships with others, change or eliminate troubling behaviors and habits, improve their control over mood and anxiety, perform better at school or work, adjust to difficult life events/transitions, and those who simply wish to gain insight into their personal past in order to welcome a bright and more honest future. Natasha's orientation to counseling is relationship based (collaborative), flexible, respectful and confidential.
(402) 307-6101 View (402) 307-6101
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Laura Lentz
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Finding the right therapist is perhaps the most important part of the therapy process. You want someone you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment. You want to know that your therapist has your best interests in mind always, and sees things objectively. You want someone who has advanced training, experience, skill and offers sound encouragement. You want someone who would practice what is recommended and feels called to walk along side you during some of life's most difficult moments. If this is where you are beginning, consider starting here.
Finding the right therapist is perhaps the most important part of the therapy process. You want someone you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings without judgment. You want to know that your therapist has your best interests in mind always, and sees things objectively. You want someone who has advanced training, experience, skill and offers sound encouragement. You want someone who would practice what is recommended and feels called to walk along side you during some of life's most difficult moments. If this is where you are beginning, consider starting here.
(402) 965-0989 View (402) 965-0989
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Magnolia Therapy & Consultation Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
It is my honor and privilege to bear witness to the stories of others through therapy. After working with hundreds of clients over the last two decades who have faced anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and medical complications, it is my belief that the human experience is complicated and filled with both triumph and tragedy as we each make our own journeys. My goal as a therapist is to help you live your life to the fullest with intention and meaning, while also helping you to show up as the best version of yourself.
It is my honor and privilege to bear witness to the stories of others through therapy. After working with hundreds of clients over the last two decades who have faced anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and medical complications, it is my belief that the human experience is complicated and filled with both triumph and tragedy as we each make our own journeys. My goal as a therapist is to help you live your life to the fullest with intention and meaning, while also helping you to show up as the best version of yourself.
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Jennifer Kuhl
LIMHP, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with making or adjusting to change in your life? Life transitions often come with difficult feelings and loss. Transitions-- relating to partnership and marriage, career, parenting, midlife issues and separation & divorce-- also carry great potential.
Are you struggling with making or adjusting to change in your life? Life transitions often come with difficult feelings and loss. Transitions-- relating to partnership and marriage, career, parenting, midlife issues and separation & divorce-- also carry great potential.
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IM Hebrank Psychotherapy
Master Social Work, CMSW, LIMHP, LADAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Welcome to the beginning of a potentially transforming time in your life. The decision to seek therapy is both scary and courageous as it requires a person to be vulnerable with a perfect stranger. Every time I begin to work with a new person, I am always awed by the motivation and fortitude it takes to make changes in one's life. To explore our fears, motivations, dreams, goals and strengths is not necessarily the norm of our society, however, to embark on this journey provides a significantly more fulfilled life.
Welcome to the beginning of a potentially transforming time in your life. The decision to seek therapy is both scary and courageous as it requires a person to be vulnerable with a perfect stranger. Every time I begin to work with a new person, I am always awed by the motivation and fortitude it takes to make changes in one's life. To explore our fears, motivations, dreams, goals and strengths is not necessarily the norm of our society, however, to embark on this journey provides a significantly more fulfilled life.
(402) 382-9586 View (402) 382-9586
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Erin Cox
Counselor, LMHP, LPC
Verified
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Whatever challenge, struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many transitions. Let's work on calming the chaos and healing past hurts so you can become the confident, loving person you were meant to be.
Whatever challenge, struggle or conflict you are facing, you are not alone. Life has many transitions. Let's work on calming the chaos and healing past hurts so you can become the confident, loving person you were meant to be.
(402) 495-0275 View (402) 495-0275
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Pamela Mueggenberg
Counselor, LMHP, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Not accepting new clients
Art Therapy has been shown to help manage stress, heal from illness or injury, improve quality of life, increase cognitive flexibility and problem solving, and improve emotional well-being. But that's not why people call me, it's nothing so complicated. Often people who seek therapy are just tired of feeling bad. You can feel so much better, and I'd like to help you.
Art Therapy has been shown to help manage stress, heal from illness or injury, improve quality of life, increase cognitive flexibility and problem solving, and improve emotional well-being. But that's not why people call me, it's nothing so complicated. Often people who seek therapy are just tired of feeling bad. You can feel so much better, and I'd like to help you.
(402) 403-6646 View (402) 403-6646
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Liz Allrich Counseling
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, SEP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is about connection and self-compassion. I use a direct approach in a relaxed environment without judgement. I believe that setting boundaries and using self-care can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I have a particular interest in working with people who have relationship issues, lack of connection to their emotions, or who are going through life transitions. I have extensive experience integrating somatic work with the science of attachment and nervous system regulation along with attunement.
My approach to therapy is about connection and self-compassion. I use a direct approach in a relaxed environment without judgement. I believe that setting boundaries and using self-care can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I have a particular interest in working with people who have relationship issues, lack of connection to their emotions, or who are going through life transitions. I have extensive experience integrating somatic work with the science of attachment and nervous system regulation along with attunement.
(531) 208-1597 View (531) 208-1597
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Maddie Moore
Counselor, MS, LIMHP, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131  (Online Only)
My primary goal in therapy is to provide a safe space where you feel you can be open and curious - our work starts there. My therapy approach is warm, collaborative, and holistic. In our work together, we would discuss all parts of the human experience such as thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors, and also explore how all of these can interconnect and impact our wellbeing. My greatest focus will be on helping you develop a deeper awareness of and compassion for your internal experience, so that you can feel more empowered to make the choices in your life that feel aligned with your values, identity, and purpose.
My primary goal in therapy is to provide a safe space where you feel you can be open and curious - our work starts there. My therapy approach is warm, collaborative, and holistic. In our work together, we would discuss all parts of the human experience such as thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviors, and also explore how all of these can interconnect and impact our wellbeing. My greatest focus will be on helping you develop a deeper awareness of and compassion for your internal experience, so that you can feel more empowered to make the choices in your life that feel aligned with your values, identity, and purpose.
(402) 524-5945 View (402) 524-5945
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Galina Wood
Counselor, PLMHP, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Not accepting new clients
I value and honor the complex ways in which each person engages with the world by collaborating with clients to create an open, safe, and non-judgmental space, prioritizing clients’ autonomy throughout the therapeutic process. As a queer-identified practitioner, I bring personal and professional experience to creating an affirming space, regardless of whether gender and/or sexuality are central issues in your current therapeutic needs. I'm experienced in working with folks experiencing anxiety, depression, mood variations, and the multitude of responses that can result from trauma.
I value and honor the complex ways in which each person engages with the world by collaborating with clients to create an open, safe, and non-judgmental space, prioritizing clients’ autonomy throughout the therapeutic process. As a queer-identified practitioner, I bring personal and professional experience to creating an affirming space, regardless of whether gender and/or sexuality are central issues in your current therapeutic needs. I'm experienced in working with folks experiencing anxiety, depression, mood variations, and the multitude of responses that can result from trauma.
(402) 256-5835 View (402) 256-5835
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Ameen Wahba
MS, PLMHP, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to provide a space for you to come to your own insights and facilitate healing. I work from a Person-Centered framework, which means I see our relationship as foundational to the work of therapy. Additionally, I will pull from techniques, tools, and approaches based on mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and parts work and beyond as needed. I feel I can best support those coming into therapy who want to gain an understanding of themselves. My practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and groups ages 12 and older, whether short-term and solution-oriented or ongoing and exploratory.
My goal is to provide a space for you to come to your own insights and facilitate healing. I work from a Person-Centered framework, which means I see our relationship as foundational to the work of therapy. Additionally, I will pull from techniques, tools, and approaches based on mindfulness, CBT, DBT, and parts work and beyond as needed. I feel I can best support those coming into therapy who want to gain an understanding of themselves. My practice focuses on working with individuals, couples, and groups ages 12 and older, whether short-term and solution-oriented or ongoing and exploratory.
(402) 662-6665 View (402) 662-6665
Photo of Brian Shaw Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Gifford Park, Omaha, NE
Brian Shaw Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LIMHP, LISW, LICSW, CST
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
As a psychotherapist, I can assist you in unlocking your innate potential. In our busy lives we tend to lose perspective and neglect caring for the body, mind and inner self. In psychotherapy, you are assessed in a holistic manner using a biopsychosocial approach and together we work on areas of your life that are in need of examination and healing. You will feel safe and supported on your journey and will never be judged for being who you are. I enjoy working with clients from a diverse background and embrace diversity in my practice. I'm open-minded, compassionate, experienced (but not stuffy), and have a sense of humor.
As a psychotherapist, I can assist you in unlocking your innate potential. In our busy lives we tend to lose perspective and neglect caring for the body, mind and inner self. In psychotherapy, you are assessed in a holistic manner using a biopsychosocial approach and together we work on areas of your life that are in need of examination and healing. You will feel safe and supported on your journey and will never be judged for being who you are. I enjoy working with clients from a diverse background and embrace diversity in my practice. I'm open-minded, compassionate, experienced (but not stuffy), and have a sense of humor.
(402) 552-8525 View (402) 552-8525
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Mollie Ann Stehl
Counselor, MS, PLMHP
Verified
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
“The truest story – the one that will always be truest – is that I am a human being, being human. Sometimes, I am my best self. Sometimes, not so much. But goshdarn, I am trying to do better. I am always trying to do better. My guess is that you are, too.” – Laura McKowen. Life is a mixed bag of wonderful and weird. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort between client and clinician that consists of making sense of past experiences and being able to “re-story” our lives. You are the expert in your own life, and I am honored to be on this journey with you.
“The truest story – the one that will always be truest – is that I am a human being, being human. Sometimes, I am my best self. Sometimes, not so much. But goshdarn, I am trying to do better. I am always trying to do better. My guess is that you are, too.” – Laura McKowen. Life is a mixed bag of wonderful and weird. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort between client and clinician that consists of making sense of past experiences and being able to “re-story” our lives. You are the expert in your own life, and I am honored to be on this journey with you.
(402) 923-8819 View (402) 923-8819
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Alexa Lee Pentzien
Independent Mental Health Practitioner, LIMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
Thank you for taking the time to prioritize your mental health. Asking for help is a brave step! Life can be filled with ongoing challenges that can be difficult to navigate. I am here to walk alongside you and provide support as you face obstacles. I primarily work with adolescents and adults. Common issues that I address in therapy are: anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, grief and self-esteem. I believe that therapy is a gift. Think of it like having a personal trainer for your mind! I strive to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with each of my clients and create an environment for healing.
Thank you for taking the time to prioritize your mental health. Asking for help is a brave step! Life can be filled with ongoing challenges that can be difficult to navigate. I am here to walk alongside you and provide support as you face obstacles. I primarily work with adolescents and adults. Common issues that I address in therapy are: anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, grief and self-esteem. I believe that therapy is a gift. Think of it like having a personal trainer for your mind! I strive to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with each of my clients and create an environment for healing.
(531) 208-1550 View (531) 208-1550
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Mariama Oumaria Maman
Counselor, PLMHP, PLCSW, BPH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gifford Park, Omaha, NE 68131
“There is no darkness without a light”. We all have experienced, at one time or another emotional darkness. Therapy is the way to walk you through the light. I am here to support you. Therapy with me is a collaborative effort. I provide a free judgement zone and you are entitled to every emotion. It is not easy seeking help and I’m proud of you starting your process in finding a provider. Together we will work to create a safe space where you can grow, heal, and reach the light. My goal is to assist individuals through life’s challenges.
“There is no darkness without a light”. We all have experienced, at one time or another emotional darkness. Therapy is the way to walk you through the light. I am here to support you. Therapy with me is a collaborative effort. I provide a free judgement zone and you are entitled to every emotion. It is not easy seeking help and I’m proud of you starting your process in finding a provider. Together we will work to create a safe space where you can grow, heal, and reach the light. My goal is to assist individuals through life’s challenges.
(402) 226-6470 View (402) 226-6470

Online Therapists

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M. Ward Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LIMHP, LPC, LMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68154
Every person deserves Dignity and Respect. We all sometimes need help. A different perspective and a reason for Hope can be important goals of counseling. We all approach life doing "The Best We Can". Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors all influence how we are doing. I have been in practice for 20+ years and works with individuals and families. I have experience working with the children/ teens, juvenile court system/probation, youth who sexually harm, Marital/family conflict, and behavioral/parenting issues. I am also a member of the Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals and am trained in mediation.
Every person deserves Dignity and Respect. We all sometimes need help. A different perspective and a reason for Hope can be important goals of counseling. We all approach life doing "The Best We Can". Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors all influence how we are doing. I have been in practice for 20+ years and works with individuals and families. I have experience working with the children/ teens, juvenile court system/probation, youth who sexually harm, Marital/family conflict, and behavioral/parenting issues. I am also a member of the Nebraska Academy of Collaborative Professionals and am trained in mediation.
(402) 698-3087 View (402) 698-3087
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Cari Dunn
Counselor, MS, LIMHP
Verified
Omaha, NE 68144
"You don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step"- unknown. Therapy is an opportunity to get back to the REAL you! I can help by providing a non-judgmental space to sort out personal, family, or couples' issues. Therapy provides a new perspective where you can succeed and achieve your goals. Counseling is an opportunity to use your strengths to solve obstacles, reach goals, and regain confidence in self. Healing begins with taking the first step by making an appointment. Each client is met with individualized treatment planning and a customized modality of therapy to ensure highest possible outcomes.
"You don't have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step"- unknown. Therapy is an opportunity to get back to the REAL you! I can help by providing a non-judgmental space to sort out personal, family, or couples' issues. Therapy provides a new perspective where you can succeed and achieve your goals. Counseling is an opportunity to use your strengths to solve obstacles, reach goals, and regain confidence in self. Healing begins with taking the first step by making an appointment. Each client is met with individualized treatment planning and a customized modality of therapy to ensure highest possible outcomes.
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Dr. Anne Conroy
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68130
Life is hard sometimes, and it is an act of bravery to reach out to someone when you are struggling. It is one of the great honors of my life to be present with someone as they work through really difficult moments in life, helping them find (or remember) what makes them resilient and capable, and helping them find (or remember) what makes life beautiful and worth living.
Life is hard sometimes, and it is an act of bravery to reach out to someone when you are struggling. It is one of the great honors of my life to be present with someone as they work through really difficult moments in life, helping them find (or remember) what makes them resilient and capable, and helping them find (or remember) what makes life beautiful and worth living.
(402) 645-4852 View (402) 645-4852
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Caitlin Embke
Counselor, PLMHP, PLADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Omaha, NE 68144
Asking for help is not easy for many of us. Reaching out to a therapist can feel like admitting defeat. I believe, however, that it can be one of the bravest things you can do! Whatever difficulty you are walking through, whether it be grief, trauma, shame or guilt you are worth the time and effort of walking towards peace and healing. If you feel weighed down with life and would like help processing and moving forward, I would like to help.
Asking for help is not easy for many of us. Reaching out to a therapist can feel like admitting defeat. I believe, however, that it can be one of the bravest things you can do! Whatever difficulty you are walking through, whether it be grief, trauma, shame or guilt you are worth the time and effort of walking towards peace and healing. If you feel weighed down with life and would like help processing and moving forward, I would like to help.
(402) 538-8701 View (402) 538-8701
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Aspire and Revive Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Omaha, NE 68164
Jennifer has been a therapist for 11 years, working with children, teenagers, adults, and families. She has specialized in helping clients who have experienced trauma but also works with individuals and families on a variety of other concerns such as anxiety, depression, attention problems, bipolar disorder, intellectual delays/ functioning, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, and family relationships. Jennifer's primary focus is to assist others in discovering and developing their own self worth, taking ownership for when they've lost control, and finding a way to move forward.
Jennifer has been a therapist for 11 years, working with children, teenagers, adults, and families. She has specialized in helping clients who have experienced trauma but also works with individuals and families on a variety of other concerns such as anxiety, depression, attention problems, bipolar disorder, intellectual delays/ functioning, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, and family relationships. Jennifer's primary focus is to assist others in discovering and developing their own self worth, taking ownership for when they've lost control, and finding a way to move forward.
(402) 607-8357 View (402) 607-8357

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Gifford Park, Omaha, NE

10+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Gifford Park, Omaha, NE who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
93% Relationship Issues
87% Trauma and PTSD
87% Coping Skills
80% Codependency

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
73% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Gifford Park, Omaha, NE see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
16% Male
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Gifford Park, Omaha?

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.