Therapists in Enfield, NH

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Sarah Ackerman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Enfield, NH 03748
Although I have experience treating a broad array of diagnostic categories, my approach is centered on treating the whole person. I look toward an understanding of the behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and ways of interacting that individuals repeat in spite of a wish to behave differently. My focus is on helping patients hear beyond what they know themselves to be saying, which, in my experience, allows individuals to feel more freedom and less angst in being in the world. I find that I am most helpful with people who want to know themselves better, or feel differently on a deep level.
Although I have experience treating a broad array of diagnostic categories, my approach is centered on treating the whole person. I look toward an understanding of the behaviors, thoughts, feelings, and ways of interacting that individuals repeat in spite of a wish to behave differently. My focus is on helping patients hear beyond what they know themselves to be saying, which, in my experience, allows individuals to feel more freedom and less angst in being in the world. I find that I am most helpful with people who want to know themselves better, or feel differently on a deep level.
(603) 546-7648 View (603) 546-7648
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Erika M Mulhearn
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Enfield, NH 03748
Not accepting new clients
Being a teenager isn’t easy. (Being the parent of a teenager isn’t, either!) Is your teen feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Sad? Lonely? Frustrated? Hopeless? Having difficulty with school or relationships? Are you struggling to understand and communicate with your child, now that they have entered their teen years? I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescents and provide individual and family therapy. I have a warm, down-to-earth style and provide a safe and non-judgmental space for your child to explore their challenges and vulnerabilities.
Being a teenager isn’t easy. (Being the parent of a teenager isn’t, either!) Is your teen feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Sad? Lonely? Frustrated? Hopeless? Having difficulty with school or relationships? Are you struggling to understand and communicate with your child, now that they have entered their teen years? I have over 15 years of experience working with adolescents and provide individual and family therapy. I have a warm, down-to-earth style and provide a safe and non-judgmental space for your child to explore their challenges and vulnerabilities.
(603) 825-6174 View (603) 825-6174
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Bailey Rodgers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Enfield, NH 03748
I work with teens and adults who are seeking support for a range of needs. Each client is unique, and I like to meet people where they are so that we can build trust and establish goals together. Whether you are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, or a variety of other needs, you don't have to travel this path alone. I work collaboratively with my clients to recognize strengths and develop coping skills that can lead to feeling more empowered. Building a warm therapeutic relationship with clients is my highest priority. Establishing a sense of safety can work wonders for the healing process!
I work with teens and adults who are seeking support for a range of needs. Each client is unique, and I like to meet people where they are so that we can build trust and establish goals together. Whether you are experiencing grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, life transitions, or a variety of other needs, you don't have to travel this path alone. I work collaboratively with my clients to recognize strengths and develop coping skills that can lead to feeling more empowered. Building a warm therapeutic relationship with clients is my highest priority. Establishing a sense of safety can work wonders for the healing process!
(603) 255-3877 View (603) 255-3877
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Dr. Ellen Bronder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Enfield, NH 03748  (Online Only)
Offering help for depression, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma, stress & burnout. Working with adults, college & grad students and professionals, including people in sensitive & high-profile roles for whom discretion & privacy are paramount. Here you will get a therapist that has a deep and unique understanding of suffering, a therapist that is skillful, knowledgeable, real, transparent and compassionate. A therapist that gets it and has expertise in diagnosis and treatment based on advanced knowledge of human development, psychotherapeutic treatment and advanced knowledge of research in psychology.
Offering help for depression, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma, stress & burnout. Working with adults, college & grad students and professionals, including people in sensitive & high-profile roles for whom discretion & privacy are paramount. Here you will get a therapist that has a deep and unique understanding of suffering, a therapist that is skillful, knowledgeable, real, transparent and compassionate. A therapist that gets it and has expertise in diagnosis and treatment based on advanced knowledge of human development, psychotherapeutic treatment and advanced knowledge of research in psychology.
(216) 299-3810 View (216) 299-3810

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Emily Bronner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Hanover, NH 03755
Emily believes that making the choice to start therapy can be a difficult one at times. Therefore, she strives to make sure that her clients feel heard and accepted in each session. These are the building blocks for a therapeutic relationship which is an essential part of therapy. Emily is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping others, especially teens and their families. Emily enjoys working with clients on topics related to identity formation, self-acceptance, and how family systems impact self-perception.
Emily believes that making the choice to start therapy can be a difficult one at times. Therefore, she strives to make sure that her clients feel heard and accepted in each session. These are the building blocks for a therapeutic relationship which is an essential part of therapy. Emily is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping others, especially teens and their families. Emily enjoys working with clients on topics related to identity formation, self-acceptance, and how family systems impact self-perception.
(603) 704-4311 View (603) 704-4311
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Timothy M DiGiacomo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hanover, NH 03755
Tim DiGiacomo, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, providing adolescents, and adults with individual and family counseling. Tim has helped people with anxiety and related disorders, OCD, depressed mood, motivational difficulties and other stressors. Tim is considered an expert in anxiety, OCD and related disorders and recently served as clinical director for seven years for a renowned residential treatment center specializing in anxiety treatment. Tim specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Tim DiGiacomo, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, providing adolescents, and adults with individual and family counseling. Tim has helped people with anxiety and related disorders, OCD, depressed mood, motivational difficulties and other stressors. Tim is considered an expert in anxiety, OCD and related disorders and recently served as clinical director for seven years for a renowned residential treatment center specializing in anxiety treatment. Tim specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
(603) 413-4536 View (603) 413-4536
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Heart in Hand: Couples and Individual Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hanover, NH 03755
FAQs: Only telehealth sessions offered in New Hampshire. In person AND virtual in New York. I do not accept insurance. / Holistic health emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. This is the essence from which I work. In doing so, my goal is to provide a safe environment while assisting you (or you and your partner) to evolve and create sustainable change.
FAQs: Only telehealth sessions offered in New Hampshire. In person AND virtual in New York. I do not accept insurance. / Holistic health emphasizes the connection of mind, body, and spirit. This is the essence from which I work. In doing so, my goal is to provide a safe environment while assisting you (or you and your partner) to evolve and create sustainable change.
(315) 509-8790 View (315) 509-8790
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Noah Jacobson-Goodhue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lebanon, NH 03766
I am a clinical social worker with an office, easily accessible, in Lebanon, NH. My work is informed by a client centered, strength-based perspective with a trauma focused foundation. My specialty is working with individuals to help them learn to navigate their own internal world and to realize how that can impact their relationships in various areas such as home, school and work.
I am a clinical social worker with an office, easily accessible, in Lebanon, NH. My work is informed by a client centered, strength-based perspective with a trauma focused foundation. My specialty is working with individuals to help them learn to navigate their own internal world and to realize how that can impact their relationships in various areas such as home, school and work.
(855) 782-4022 View (855) 782-4022
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Kerin Riley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
West Lebanon, NH 03784
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in NH and VT. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder across the lifespan. I practice using evidenced-based treatments: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the Yale SPACE treatment modality, and Prolonged Exposure (PE). I am a member of the IOCDF, OCDNH, and am an adjunct faculty member at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in NH and VT. I specialize in treating anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder across the lifespan. I practice using evidenced-based treatments: Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), the Yale SPACE treatment modality, and Prolonged Exposure (PE). I am a member of the IOCDF, OCDNH, and am an adjunct faculty member at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine.
(844) 531-1065 View (844) 531-1065
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Joan Kundin Doubleday
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lebanon, NH 03766
Waitlist for new clients
I have 25+ years of diverse experience in the field of Social Work. My youngest client has been 5 and my oldest 91. My clinical work has focused on relationship issues, mood disorders and transitional life issues. I like to think of myself as a coach as well as a therapist. I see therapy as a collaborative process where I hope to facilitate solutions using the best of myself and others.
I have 25+ years of diverse experience in the field of Social Work. My youngest client has been 5 and my oldest 91. My clinical work has focused on relationship issues, mood disorders and transitional life issues. I like to think of myself as a coach as well as a therapist. I see therapy as a collaborative process where I hope to facilitate solutions using the best of myself and others.
(603) 236-7739 View (603) 236-7739
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Erin Risius
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Hanover, NH 03755  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I help people who are of the "I got this" or "I don't want to burden others" mindset but who are ready to be on the receiving end of support. I specialize in holistic psychology, which considers the inner and outer influences on one's mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Some areas of focus include: women's issues, the quarter-life crisis, peri/menopause midlife transition, tools for anxiety/stress management, clinician/caregiver mental health support, reducing stress/emotional overeating, neurodivergence (ADHD, ASD) support, and executive wellness.
I help people who are of the "I got this" or "I don't want to burden others" mindset but who are ready to be on the receiving end of support. I specialize in holistic psychology, which considers the inner and outer influences on one's mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Some areas of focus include: women's issues, the quarter-life crisis, peri/menopause midlife transition, tools for anxiety/stress management, clinician/caregiver mental health support, reducing stress/emotional overeating, neurodivergence (ADHD, ASD) support, and executive wellness.
(720) 386-7153 View (720) 386-7153
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Anti-Diet Coach, Intuitive Eating Counselor
MEd, MA
Verified Verified
West Lebanon, NH 03784  (Online Only)
Everyone’s brain works differently. The one thing brains do similarly is create negative self talk. (The Mean Girl in your head). Negative messages from your Mean Girl can create beliefs that aren’t true, causing limitations that prevent you from living a full life. Her voice can be transformed to one that’s more supportive. One that encourages you to take risks and pursue opportunities you may have once thought were out of your reach. One of the most prevalent areas where Mean Girl creates havoc and is criticizing food choices and appearance. Resulting in self doubt and poor body image.
Everyone’s brain works differently. The one thing brains do similarly is create negative self talk. (The Mean Girl in your head). Negative messages from your Mean Girl can create beliefs that aren’t true, causing limitations that prevent you from living a full life. Her voice can be transformed to one that’s more supportive. One that encourages you to take risks and pursue opportunities you may have once thought were out of your reach. One of the most prevalent areas where Mean Girl creates havoc and is criticizing food choices and appearance. Resulting in self doubt and poor body image.
(603) 945-7541 View (603) 945-7541
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Taylor Kelley
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hanover, NH 03755
Taylor is a licensed clinical mental health counselor at Counseling Associates. In addition to his providing therapy at Counseling Associates, his experience includes serving at the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court where he was a general assistant for regular court matters as well as being part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team in the Healing to Wellness Court (Tribal Drug Court). In addition, he has a range of training and experience in social services including domestic violence and supporting homeless individuals.
Taylor is a licensed clinical mental health counselor at Counseling Associates. In addition to his providing therapy at Counseling Associates, his experience includes serving at the Penobscot Nation Tribal Court where he was a general assistant for regular court matters as well as being part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team in the Healing to Wellness Court (Tribal Drug Court). In addition, he has a range of training and experience in social services including domestic violence and supporting homeless individuals.
(603) 865-1321 View (603) 865-1321
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Justine Fahey
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hanover, NH 03755
Justine Fahey is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. Her approach emphasizes collaboration and partnership between counselor and client. She partners with clients to help navigate a wide range of life concerns and works together to develop coping strategies and shift non-productive thought processes. Justine's theoretical orientation draws from several approaches including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Additionally, Justine draws from twenty years experience as a yoga instructor to increase clients' mind-body awareness.
Justine Fahey is a licensed clinical mental health counselor. Her approach emphasizes collaboration and partnership between counselor and client. She partners with clients to help navigate a wide range of life concerns and works together to develop coping strategies and shift non-productive thought processes. Justine's theoretical orientation draws from several approaches including person-centered, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Additionally, Justine draws from twenty years experience as a yoga instructor to increase clients' mind-body awareness.
(603) 865-1321 View (603) 865-1321
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Sarah Kulig
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lebanon, NH 03766  (Online Only)
Does your sleep feel frustrating or stressful, rather than peaceful and rejuvenating? Has your sleep deteriorated after a life transition, such as pregnancy, growing older, or another change? Perhaps you find yourself awake for long hours in the middle of the night, or are concerned about the long-term effects of poor sleep. I would love to help you take control over your sleep. I enjoy helping people become curious about their sleep habits, and then using that curiosity to transform into better, more restorative sleep.
Does your sleep feel frustrating or stressful, rather than peaceful and rejuvenating? Has your sleep deteriorated after a life transition, such as pregnancy, growing older, or another change? Perhaps you find yourself awake for long hours in the middle of the night, or are concerned about the long-term effects of poor sleep. I would love to help you take control over your sleep. I enjoy helping people become curious about their sleep habits, and then using that curiosity to transform into better, more restorative sleep.
(833) 359-4233 View (833) 359-4233
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Christy S Durgin
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lebanon, NH 03766
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience working with adults, children and families. My practice is currently focused on providing counseling support to adolescents (age 14 +) and adults who may have concerns with anxiety/depression, stress management and life changes. I strive to create a safe and supportive space to foster growth and collaborative problem solving. I take an individualized treatment approach and build on your strengths as we work together to achieve personal and life goals.
I am not accepting new clients at this time. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 20 years of experience working with adults, children and families. My practice is currently focused on providing counseling support to adolescents (age 14 +) and adults who may have concerns with anxiety/depression, stress management and life changes. I strive to create a safe and supportive space to foster growth and collaborative problem solving. I take an individualized treatment approach and build on your strengths as we work together to achieve personal and life goals.
(603) 810-8637 View (603) 810-8637
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Melissa Hayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lebanon, NH 03766
Not accepting new clients
I focus on treating adolescents and young adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Attachment related concerns, and PTSD. The best outcome for treatment comes when a person is ready to start the process of healing and allow themselves to change for a better future. There is a chance to find balance and peace in life.
I focus on treating adolescents and young adults struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Attachment related concerns, and PTSD. The best outcome for treatment comes when a person is ready to start the process of healing and allow themselves to change for a better future. There is a chance to find balance and peace in life.
(802) 242-8897 View (802) 242-8897
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Rebekah Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lebanon, NH 03766
There are many reasons to come to therapy. I specialize in issues with mood and trauma. Issues with mood can result in feelings of anxiety, depression, low mood or mood swings. There are different ways that this can play out in life. You may be trying to manage deep painful emotions, outbursts of anger, feelings of emptiness, low motivation, lethargy or restless energy. Mood issues may result in difficulty making decisions, issues relating to others, feeling dependent on others, having difficulty saying no or asking for help, perfectionism, rigidity or black and white thinking. I work with issues relating to high intellect as well.
There are many reasons to come to therapy. I specialize in issues with mood and trauma. Issues with mood can result in feelings of anxiety, depression, low mood or mood swings. There are different ways that this can play out in life. You may be trying to manage deep painful emotions, outbursts of anger, feelings of emptiness, low motivation, lethargy or restless energy. Mood issues may result in difficulty making decisions, issues relating to others, feeling dependent on others, having difficulty saying no or asking for help, perfectionism, rigidity or black and white thinking. I work with issues relating to high intellect as well.
(603) 874-1405 View (603) 874-1405
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John Nesbitt LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hanover, NH 03755
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unsatisfied at home, school, work, or in an important relationship? Is your child struggling socially or academically? I provide a warm, professional, and respectful environment where we will explore the concerns that brought you to therapy. We will work together to develop a coherent narrative of what is working and not working in your life, and draw on my experience and training to cultivate the insights, tools, and resources to create positive change. My website is www.johnnesbittlicsw.com
Are you feeling overwhelmed or unsatisfied at home, school, work, or in an important relationship? Is your child struggling socially or academically? I provide a warm, professional, and respectful environment where we will explore the concerns that brought you to therapy. We will work together to develop a coherent narrative of what is working and not working in your life, and draw on my experience and training to cultivate the insights, tools, and resources to create positive change. My website is www.johnnesbittlicsw.com
(603) 825-4979 View (603) 825-4979
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Maria Elena Meidanis
Counselor, CAGS, LMHC, RYT, Reiki3
Verified Verified
Hanover, NH 03755  (Online Only)
If only I knew then what I know now about the mind-body connection; the integration of breathe, the power of intuition and the transformation that comes with stillness. I know what it feels like to want to crawl out of my own skin, to look in the rear-view mirror and to rush through miscellaneous tasks without real purpose. I am talking about the difference between living and existing. The difference between doing and being. You are not alone —- but you can’t do this by yourself because if you could, you would have by now.
If only I knew then what I know now about the mind-body connection; the integration of breathe, the power of intuition and the transformation that comes with stillness. I know what it feels like to want to crawl out of my own skin, to look in the rear-view mirror and to rush through miscellaneous tasks without real purpose. I am talking about the difference between living and existing. The difference between doing and being. You are not alone —- but you can’t do this by yourself because if you could, you would have by now.
(781) 664-9278 View (781) 664-9278

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Enfield, NH

< 10

Therapists in Enfield, NH who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% School Issues
75% Family Conflict
75% Suicidal Ideation

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Enfield, NH see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Enfield?

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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.