Therapists in Burlington, NJ

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Ciera J Cuevas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
Welcome Traveler. Jasmine Dragon Counseling LLC (JDC) offers telehealth sessions for adolescents and adults in search of guidance and a creative approach to battling mental health challenges and relational stressors. Through play therapy and expressive arts interventions, JDC supports clients to process emotional pain and learn effective coping techniques to manage depression, anxiety, stress, ADD/ADHD, grief, and PTSD symptoms. A JDC approach to counseling is one that establishes a safe space for active collaboration to target problems and facilitate healing through the creative arts process and exploration of cultural artifacts.
Welcome Traveler. Jasmine Dragon Counseling LLC (JDC) offers telehealth sessions for adolescents and adults in search of guidance and a creative approach to battling mental health challenges and relational stressors. Through play therapy and expressive arts interventions, JDC supports clients to process emotional pain and learn effective coping techniques to manage depression, anxiety, stress, ADD/ADHD, grief, and PTSD symptoms. A JDC approach to counseling is one that establishes a safe space for active collaboration to target problems and facilitate healing through the creative arts process and exploration of cultural artifacts.
(609) 604-5483 View (609) 604-5483
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GEA Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
I utilize several approaches to meet the needs of clients. I approach sessions in a solution focused, strengths based manner. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a client centered approach I utilize with teens and adults that allows space for the client to think outside the box, identify the changes that are desired, and then implementing these changes. Having worked with children and families, I have experience in Play Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Family Therapy as well as Psychoeducation and advocacy for children and youth with high needs.
I utilize several approaches to meet the needs of clients. I approach sessions in a solution focused, strengths based manner. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a client centered approach I utilize with teens and adults that allows space for the client to think outside the box, identify the changes that are desired, and then implementing these changes. Having worked with children and families, I have experience in Play Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Family Therapy as well as Psychoeducation and advocacy for children and youth with high needs.
(609) 473-6685 View (609) 473-6685
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Teresa Buxton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
Do feel stressed and overwhelmed or anxious? Are you struggling to manage when "life" happens the way you used to? Do you feel stuck or that you've lost your confidence and authentic self? Perhaps you can't seem to shake a hurtful experience from the past or are devastated by a recent loss? You are not alone! We all struggle from time to time and could use an objective and non-judgmental space to be heard and to heal.
Do feel stressed and overwhelmed or anxious? Are you struggling to manage when "life" happens the way you used to? Do you feel stuck or that you've lost your confidence and authentic self? Perhaps you can't seem to shake a hurtful experience from the past or are devastated by a recent loss? You are not alone! We all struggle from time to time and could use an objective and non-judgmental space to be heard and to heal.
(609) 773-8101 View (609) 773-8101
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Sean McNally
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been providing individual and family therapy to individuals in all populations including children, adolescents, and adults for over ten years. I have experience working with individuals with challenges related to emotional regulation and mood disorders including anxiety and depression. I have experience with working with those impacted by traumatic experiences and now experiencing symptoms of PTSD. I enjoy focusing on the challenges individuals have within their relationships, both familial and social, and helping clients improve their ability to maintain healthy social interactions. I have worked exte
I have been providing individual and family therapy to individuals in all populations including children, adolescents, and adults for over ten years. I have experience working with individuals with challenges related to emotional regulation and mood disorders including anxiety and depression. I have experience with working with those impacted by traumatic experiences and now experiencing symptoms of PTSD. I enjoy focusing on the challenges individuals have within their relationships, both familial and social, and helping clients improve their ability to maintain healthy social interactions. I have worked exte
(609) 201-1463 View (609) 201-1463
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Diesel Therapeutics Counseling and Consulting LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MHS, LCADC, CCS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
We are competent, confident, and compassionate clinicians that affirm recovery and healing for all no matter your gender identity, sexual orientation, place of origin, or disability. In addition, we offer guidance by providing unwavering support through a preventative and proactive approach that promotes "heart-healing" wellness and recovery of all intersections of marginalization including the disenfranchised, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, justice impacted (Re-Entry), Co-Occurring, and SUD.
We are competent, confident, and compassionate clinicians that affirm recovery and healing for all no matter your gender identity, sexual orientation, place of origin, or disability. In addition, we offer guidance by providing unwavering support through a preventative and proactive approach that promotes "heart-healing" wellness and recovery of all intersections of marginalization including the disenfranchised, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, justice impacted (Re-Entry), Co-Occurring, and SUD.
(609) 739-9498 View (609) 739-9498
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Christy Giallella
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist led by a desire to understand individuals and the systems in which they live. I think about mental health symptoms and disorders as pieces of our whole human experience, inextricably linked to our inner world, our genetic makeup, our histories, the relationships in our lives, the communities where we live, the systems in which we operate, and our spiritual realms. I provide therapy and evaluations through a beautiful group practice, Sacred and Free. I also operate a forensic psychology practice, providing forensic mental health assessment, expert witness, and consulting services.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist led by a desire to understand individuals and the systems in which they live. I think about mental health symptoms and disorders as pieces of our whole human experience, inextricably linked to our inner world, our genetic makeup, our histories, the relationships in our lives, the communities where we live, the systems in which we operate, and our spiritual realms. I provide therapy and evaluations through a beautiful group practice, Sacred and Free. I also operate a forensic psychology practice, providing forensic mental health assessment, expert witness, and consulting services.
(609) 375-0418 View (609) 375-0418
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Willa C Marcus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
48 years of working with individuals has taught me that we each have deep resources and inner strengths, and that we only need to learn how to access them. My ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to learn more about themselves, to take responsibility for their choices, and to deeply explore what holds them back, while charting a course toward lasting happiness and satisfaction. I have worked with individuals facing all types of problems, struggles, and pain. In particular, I am passionate about helping women in mid-life and beyond to enter their next life chapter.
48 years of working with individuals has taught me that we each have deep resources and inner strengths, and that we only need to learn how to access them. My ideal client is someone who is ready and willing to learn more about themselves, to take responsibility for their choices, and to deeply explore what holds them back, while charting a course toward lasting happiness and satisfaction. I have worked with individuals facing all types of problems, struggles, and pain. In particular, I am passionate about helping women in mid-life and beyond to enter their next life chapter.
(609) 910-5596 View (609) 910-5596
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The Growth Network LLC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
The Growth Network, LLC was founded by Dr. Schenike Massie Lambert in pursuit of her vision of establishing a network of professionals and community members who work together to create spaces that are trauma informed and responsive to every aspect of culture. It is through counseling, mentoring, teaching, consulting, and advocacy that The Growth Network intends to create spaces where growth for all people is possible.
The Growth Network, LLC was founded by Dr. Schenike Massie Lambert in pursuit of her vision of establishing a network of professionals and community members who work together to create spaces that are trauma informed and responsive to every aspect of culture. It is through counseling, mentoring, teaching, consulting, and advocacy that The Growth Network intends to create spaces where growth for all people is possible.
(609) 354-7687 View (609) 354-7687
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Jessie Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
Once a previous skeptic, the quality of my personal and professional life significantly improved through therapy once I learned to trust the process and invest in myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master's degree in Counselor Education. I am a US Army veteran and have worked extensively with Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Issues, and challenging adolescent behaviors with civilian and military families.
Once a previous skeptic, the quality of my personal and professional life significantly improved through therapy once I learned to trust the process and invest in myself. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a master's degree in Counselor Education. I am a US Army veteran and have worked extensively with Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Issues, and challenging adolescent behaviors with civilian and military families.
(609) 905-5317 View (609) 905-5317
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Jean Semelfort jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016
Our experiences mold us in various ways. If I were to imagine a plant that captures what happens to many of us when faced with challenging and persistent experiences, the CACTUS comes to mind. Like the CACTUS, we develop tougher skin and spikes to protect ourselves from problematic situations. When not processed correctly, the development of these characteristics may detract attention from the other powerful properties we possess. For some, the CACTUS may be the least appealing plant. When given the time to learn about it, you discover that the CACTUS is extremely resilient, powerful, beautiful and filled with wonders.
Our experiences mold us in various ways. If I were to imagine a plant that captures what happens to many of us when faced with challenging and persistent experiences, the CACTUS comes to mind. Like the CACTUS, we develop tougher skin and spikes to protect ourselves from problematic situations. When not processed correctly, the development of these characteristics may detract attention from the other powerful properties we possess. For some, the CACTUS may be the least appealing plant. When given the time to learn about it, you discover that the CACTUS is extremely resilient, powerful, beautiful and filled with wonders.
(973) 532-5234 View (973) 532-5234
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Fresh Day Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
Life can be difficult, it can actually knock you down. Life entails peaks and valleys. It's okay to not feel your best, acknowledge that you need help, and to seek assistance. At Fresh Day Counseling, LLC, we strongly believe that if you are given another day, you are also given another opportunity to make your desired life changes. You don't have to stay depressed, anxious, or in a state of helplessness. You actually deserve to feel your best, and to "live your best life". Fresh Day Counseling, LLC, is here to "Help you Become a Better You". Today is the perfect day to start making your sought after life changes.
Life can be difficult, it can actually knock you down. Life entails peaks and valleys. It's okay to not feel your best, acknowledge that you need help, and to seek assistance. At Fresh Day Counseling, LLC, we strongly believe that if you are given another day, you are also given another opportunity to make your desired life changes. You don't have to stay depressed, anxious, or in a state of helplessness. You actually deserve to feel your best, and to "live your best life". Fresh Day Counseling, LLC, is here to "Help you Become a Better You". Today is the perfect day to start making your sought after life changes.
(609) 913-3687 View (609) 913-3687
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Priscilla S. Gonzales
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
When people hear the word therapy, what you find most often is people are often resistant due to the stigma that is brought around the word therapy or being in therapy. Being in therapy doesn’t always have to mean you are struggling with a mental health diagnosis. Therapy could be different for everyone rather it’s talking about life stressors, addressing trauma, mental health, etc.
When people hear the word therapy, what you find most often is people are often resistant due to the stigma that is brought around the word therapy or being in therapy. Being in therapy doesn’t always have to mean you are struggling with a mental health diagnosis. Therapy could be different for everyone rather it’s talking about life stressors, addressing trauma, mental health, etc.
(609) 891-3380 View (609) 891-3380
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Karly VanBrunt
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
My name is Karly VanBrunt and I am a licensed associate counselor and nationally certified counselor. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from Rider University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings ranging from inpatient treatment to outpatient treatment who experience a wide variety of difficulties and diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, grief and bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and more.
My name is Karly VanBrunt and I am a licensed associate counselor and nationally certified counselor. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from Rider University. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings ranging from inpatient treatment to outpatient treatment who experience a wide variety of difficulties and diagnoses including but not limited to anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, personality disorders, grief and bereavement, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, and more.
(609) 312-5329 View (609) 312-5329
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Clarissa DeLuca
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
One of the life lessons I have learned through my practice and life experiences is that we may know what the next right thing may be, but getting there oftentimes requires support, guidance, and self-trust. I truly believe we are all doing the very best we can with our present skill sets. Sometimes we may already have existing support systems and still may not know which path to choose. Other times we feel alone in moving forward and confused about if our choices are “right.” This is where I am hoping to help support you. I am a believer in the team effort.
One of the life lessons I have learned through my practice and life experiences is that we may know what the next right thing may be, but getting there oftentimes requires support, guidance, and self-trust. I truly believe we are all doing the very best we can with our present skill sets. Sometimes we may already have existing support systems and still may not know which path to choose. Other times we feel alone in moving forward and confused about if our choices are “right.” This is where I am hoping to help support you. I am a believer in the team effort.
(833) 646-3968 View (833) 646-3968
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Gina Marie Parisi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, CCTP, CA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use a Mindfulness-Based, Person-Centered, and Integrative approach to work with adults in individual therapy. I especially enjoy working with women of all ages with trauma history or issues of self-esteem; and have much experience working with anxiety and depression. I take an integrative and individualized approach with everyone I work with. I am also a certified Reiki Master Practitioner and a certified Aromatherapist.
I use a Mindfulness-Based, Person-Centered, and Integrative approach to work with adults in individual therapy. I especially enjoy working with women of all ages with trauma history or issues of self-esteem; and have much experience working with anxiety and depression. I take an integrative and individualized approach with everyone I work with. I am also a certified Reiki Master Practitioner and a certified Aromatherapist.
(609) 435-1104 View (609) 435-1104
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The Center for Life Enrichment
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LRC
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016
I have worked with families, individuals, as well as, groups in helping them get a better understanding of whatever crisis's or emotional struggles that may hinder their everyday living. It is difficult to open up with family and sometimes it is better to work through some situations with someone who's nonjudgmental and able to provide practical and professional guidance.
I have worked with families, individuals, as well as, groups in helping them get a better understanding of whatever crisis's or emotional struggles that may hinder their everyday living. It is difficult to open up with family and sometimes it is better to work through some situations with someone who's nonjudgmental and able to provide practical and professional guidance.
(609) 207-7592 View (609) 207-7592
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Maureen Gerald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, CPE, CSW, SD
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016  (Online Only)
For the past 25 years, my life's work has been moving people into mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. I rise early to give people strategies for healthy living. When your mental, emotional and spiritual wellness is aligned, you're moving forward and reaching for what's ahead with courage and strength!
For the past 25 years, my life's work has been moving people into mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. I rise early to give people strategies for healthy living. When your mental, emotional and spiritual wellness is aligned, you're moving forward and reaching for what's ahead with courage and strength!
(609) 601-4794 View (609) 601-4794
The Mental Mediator
Licensed Professional Counselor, ACS, LPC, MMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016
I want to welcome you. My passion is to teach people the tools they need to have a happier, healthier, more peaceful, and successful life. I have trained under the most amazing therapists in the industry and at some of the best facilities in the world. You can read more at my bio page All about Shannon Two rules 1. You are not alone! 2. You need an advocate! One answer Ask for help Whether you call me or someone else asking for help is just another way to take better care of your mind, spirit, and body. I now offer Supervision Services.
I want to welcome you. My passion is to teach people the tools they need to have a happier, healthier, more peaceful, and successful life. I have trained under the most amazing therapists in the industry and at some of the best facilities in the world. You can read more at my bio page All about Shannon Two rules 1. You are not alone! 2. You need an advocate! One answer Ask for help Whether you call me or someone else asking for help is just another way to take better care of your mind, spirit, and body. I now offer Supervision Services.
(609) 293-2760 View (609) 293-2760
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Inga A Brockington Counseling and Consulting Serv
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, DMin, LCADC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, NJ 08016
Life can get in the way, and we can find ourselves lost, wounded, and hurt. Do you need some assistance to find your way again? If so, I can help. I would love to help you identify and remove barriers that may be preventing you from living a fulfilled life. Through our time together we will set goals that are realistic and achievable. We will work from a holistic and spiritual perspective that will allow healing to take place. I would love to be a part of your journey to recovery.
Life can get in the way, and we can find ourselves lost, wounded, and hurt. Do you need some assistance to find your way again? If so, I can help. I would love to help you identify and remove barriers that may be preventing you from living a fulfilled life. Through our time together we will set goals that are realistic and achievable. We will work from a holistic and spiritual perspective that will allow healing to take place. I would love to be a part of your journey to recovery.
(215) 398-6516 View (215) 398-6516
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Charles Muorah
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, STL, LMFT
Verified Verified
Burlington, NJ 08016
Therapy is where healing begins and caring never stops. If you're willing to share, I've got a compassionate heart and emotional ears to listen to. My therapy goal is to walk the walk with you and empower you to be a leader in your life story, revealing a new meaning and context out of your experiences to reconstruct your life. Nobody should walk through life alone. Difficult moments dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences; anger, grief, infidelity, betrayal; marriage, communication, relationship issues; or spirituality needs are eased with compassionate therapeutic guidance. Be courageous; take action!
Therapy is where healing begins and caring never stops. If you're willing to share, I've got a compassionate heart and emotional ears to listen to. My therapy goal is to walk the walk with you and empower you to be a leader in your life story, revealing a new meaning and context out of your experiences to reconstruct your life. Nobody should walk through life alone. Difficult moments dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences; anger, grief, infidelity, betrayal; marriage, communication, relationship issues; or spirituality needs are eased with compassionate therapeutic guidance. Be courageous; take action!
(856) 565-3951 View (856) 565-3951

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Burlington, NJ

40+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Burlington, NJ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
74% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
72% Stress
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Burlington, NJ see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Burlington?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.