Therapists in Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Photo of A Time For Change Counseling Services, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
A Time For Change Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
A Time for Change Counseling Services provides therapeutic interventions for children, adults, couples and families. We are a group of highly trained therapists, equipped to work with a large variety of issues and/or mental health disorders.
A Time for Change Counseling Services provides therapeutic interventions for children, adults, couples and families. We are a group of highly trained therapists, equipped to work with a large variety of issues and/or mental health disorders.
(973) 259-6147 View (973) 259-6147
Photo of Charlette Mikulka, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Charlette Mikulka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849  (Online Only)
Life is difficult and we all have problems. Some problems are so relentless and overwhelming that we need professional help. My therapy style is down to earth, warm, optimistic, practical and focused. My clients: 1.develop skills & resources to manage their emotions and foster healthier behavior and relationships 2.increase qualities of Self: awareness, courage, curiosity, understanding, calm, confidence, worth & compassion 3.learn how to better respond to less mature parts of their personality 4.resolve traumatic memories - often the source of current personal & interpersonal problems. 5.discover their inner wisdom & goodness.
Life is difficult and we all have problems. Some problems are so relentless and overwhelming that we need professional help. My therapy style is down to earth, warm, optimistic, practical and focused. My clients: 1.develop skills & resources to manage their emotions and foster healthier behavior and relationships 2.increase qualities of Self: awareness, courage, curiosity, understanding, calm, confidence, worth & compassion 3.learn how to better respond to less mature parts of their personality 4.resolve traumatic memories - often the source of current personal & interpersonal problems. 5.discover their inner wisdom & goodness.
(862) 203-8949 View (862) 203-8949
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Nancy E Ryno
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience providing mental health services to adolescents, adults, and families. I earned my masters degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Clinical Psychology. I specialize in depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional defiance, bipolar, couples, and physical and emotional trauma. I focus on a cognitive approach to help guide individuals to make the changes they desire. I am dedicate to supporting and helping each individual with a warm and supportive approach to their needs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 18 years of experience providing mental health services to adolescents, adults, and families. I earned my masters degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Clinical Psychology. I specialize in depression, anxiety, ADHD, oppositional defiance, bipolar, couples, and physical and emotional trauma. I focus on a cognitive approach to help guide individuals to make the changes they desire. I am dedicate to supporting and helping each individual with a warm and supportive approach to their needs.
(973) 359-5873 View (973) 359-5873
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Lakeside Counseling Associates, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Lakeside Counseling Associates is a multi-specialty group private practice, offering behavioral health services to adults, children and adolescents. We provide individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy and group therapy in a calm and relaxing outpatient setting. In addition to office visits, we offer teletherapy services as an option. Our diverse team of mental health professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, personalized for each individual's needs. All of our therapists are experienced licensed professionals with a wide range of specialties and qualifications.
Lakeside Counseling Associates is a multi-specialty group private practice, offering behavioral health services to adults, children and adolescents. We provide individual counseling, couples counseling, family therapy and group therapy in a calm and relaxing outpatient setting. In addition to office visits, we offer teletherapy services as an option. Our diverse team of mental health professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care, personalized for each individual's needs. All of our therapists are experienced licensed professionals with a wide range of specialties and qualifications.
(862) 701-4614 View (862) 701-4614
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Danah Rumble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
My name is Danah Rumble and I am part of a group private practice that offers a calm and relaxing out-patient office setting. I have been involved in the mental health field for over 13 years and am committed to providing excellent care and comfort to client's lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor by the state of New Jersey and trained to help people with any problems or issues. This includes but is not limited to family therapy, marital counseling, individual therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality issues.
My name is Danah Rumble and I am part of a group private practice that offers a calm and relaxing out-patient office setting. I have been involved in the mental health field for over 13 years and am committed to providing excellent care and comfort to client's lives. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor by the state of New Jersey and trained to help people with any problems or issues. This includes but is not limited to family therapy, marital counseling, individual therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and personality issues.
(862) 324-7101 View (862) 324-7101
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Tulasi Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP, BCD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Not accepting new clients
Do you have a greater potential for happiness and success than you are currently living? As a well trained and experienced psychotherapist, since 1998 I have helped people to work through emotional concerns that block this potential. I utilize a variety of psychotherapy approaches such as psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, and EMDR. Accessing your essential compassionate presence, and identifying what blocks it, is the the foundation of all deep healing.
Do you have a greater potential for happiness and success than you are currently living? As a well trained and experienced psychotherapist, since 1998 I have helped people to work through emotional concerns that block this potential. I utilize a variety of psychotherapy approaches such as psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness, and EMDR. Accessing your essential compassionate presence, and identifying what blocks it, is the the foundation of all deep healing.
(973) 310-2170 View (973) 310-2170
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Emily Brislin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
As a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, I offer specialized skill and training in evaluating both cognitive and psychological functioning. Forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty learning new information are just a few of the cognitive difficulties my clients may experience. As a clinical neuropsychologist, I am able to discern psychological symptoms of depression or anxiety from a neurological disorder such as dementia, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. Further, I can provide psychological evaluations for individuals seeking bariatric weight-loss surgery.
As a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist, I offer specialized skill and training in evaluating both cognitive and psychological functioning. Forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty learning new information are just a few of the cognitive difficulties my clients may experience. As a clinical neuropsychologist, I am able to discern psychological symptoms of depression or anxiety from a neurological disorder such as dementia, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. Further, I can provide psychological evaluations for individuals seeking bariatric weight-loss surgery.
(973) 671-1093 View (973) 671-1093
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Monica Camarate
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Relationships are the building blocks and the greatest sources of happiness and fulfillment in people’s lives. Occasionally, they may become troubled due to daily stressors and personal issues, which brings feelings of frustration, disappointment, sadness, despair, loneliness. It may be difficult to resolve the conflict on your own. Therapy is a relationship between a trained professional and individuals in which feelings, patterns of behavior and communication, previous experiences, goals, etc. may be discussed and experimented with in a safe and structured environment. Within this new relationship, individuals can explore alternatives and make the changes they believe will improve their lives.
Relationships are the building blocks and the greatest sources of happiness and fulfillment in people’s lives. Occasionally, they may become troubled due to daily stressors and personal issues, which brings feelings of frustration, disappointment, sadness, despair, loneliness. It may be difficult to resolve the conflict on your own. Therapy is a relationship between a trained professional and individuals in which feelings, patterns of behavior and communication, previous experiences, goals, etc. may be discussed and experimented with in a safe and structured environment. Within this new relationship, individuals can explore alternatives and make the changes they believe will improve their lives.
(973) 241-5317 View (973) 241-5317
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Josephine Schiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Not accepting new clients
My practice is dedicated to help children, teens and adults acknowledge and heal from wounds - not the "Band Aid" ones, but the kind that leave an imprint on your heart and psyche. Trauma and grief can be overwhelming, and can emanate from many different sources (death, violence, abandonment, relationship issues). I also work with children and teens to develop the coping skills necessary to grow and mature, especially as they deal with grief, anxiety, violence, and school related stress. The 'trickle down effect' of these issues is devastating - affecting how children learn, their social relationships, and self image.
My practice is dedicated to help children, teens and adults acknowledge and heal from wounds - not the "Band Aid" ones, but the kind that leave an imprint on your heart and psyche. Trauma and grief can be overwhelming, and can emanate from many different sources (death, violence, abandonment, relationship issues). I also work with children and teens to develop the coping skills necessary to grow and mature, especially as they deal with grief, anxiety, violence, and school related stress. The 'trickle down effect' of these issues is devastating - affecting how children learn, their social relationships, and self image.
(551) 227-3707 View (551) 227-3707
Photo of Caitlyn (Song) Camacho, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Caitlyn (Song) Camacho
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
I graduated from Caldwell University in 2016 with a master’s degree in mental health counseling. I’m currently working in an outpatient setting, working individually with children (5+ years of age), adolescents, and adults. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorders, life changes, conflict in interpersonal relationships, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. While I do work with clients with a wide array of symptoms and diagnoses, my specialty is working with clients who have experienced trauma.
I graduated from Caldwell University in 2016 with a master’s degree in mental health counseling. I’m currently working in an outpatient setting, working individually with children (5+ years of age), adolescents, and adults. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorders, life changes, conflict in interpersonal relationships, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. While I do work with clients with a wide array of symptoms and diagnoses, my specialty is working with clients who have experienced trauma.
(862) 325-5115 View (862) 325-5115
Photo of Shaquenia Gibbs, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Shaquenia Gibbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849  (Online Only)
(203) 427-0416 View (203) 427-0416

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Stephanie Kain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first step of looking for a therapist is a major accomplishment, but can also leave people with many questions. Is this person going to be a good fit for me? What can I expect from therapy? As your therapist, it is my job to ease this process for you by creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space for you. Many of the children and adults I work with identify that they have challenges communicating with others, feel misunderstood, experience periods of self-doubt, and want to develop a stronger sense of connectedness to their family and friends. When people begin to work with me, I want them to feel safe and validated.
Taking the first step of looking for a therapist is a major accomplishment, but can also leave people with many questions. Is this person going to be a good fit for me? What can I expect from therapy? As your therapist, it is my job to ease this process for you by creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space for you. Many of the children and adults I work with identify that they have challenges communicating with others, feel misunderstood, experience periods of self-doubt, and want to develop a stronger sense of connectedness to their family and friends. When people begin to work with me, I want them to feel safe and validated.
(862) 259-6722 View (862) 259-6722
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Morris Psychological Group, PA
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
**Morris Psychological group is now offering video telepsychology sessions.** Morris Psychological Group, established in 1990, is a team of expertly trained mental health professionals whose areas of expertise include clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Additional specialties include, health psychology, hypnotherapy, sport psychology, risk assessments and FAA Cognitive Evaluations. We are pleased to provide a welcoming environment and supportive experience for those who seek our services.
**Morris Psychological group is now offering video telepsychology sessions.** Morris Psychological Group, established in 1990, is a team of expertly trained mental health professionals whose areas of expertise include clinical, forensic and neuropsychology. Additional specialties include, health psychology, hypnotherapy, sport psychology, risk assessments and FAA Cognitive Evaluations. We are pleased to provide a welcoming environment and supportive experience for those who seek our services.
(973) 671-8082 View (973) 671-8082
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Tara Devine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
Trauma specialist dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with trauma symptoms. I am driven to help heal the mind and body from trauma responses.
Trauma specialist dedicated to helping individuals and families cope with trauma symptoms. I am driven to help heal the mind and body from trauma responses.
(973) 791-7691 View (973) 791-7691
Photo of Kimberly Draghi, Licensed Social Worker in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Kimberly Draghi
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sparta, NJ 07871
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Drew University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. As a Licensed Social Worker I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. In particular I have worked closely with children and adolescents in a Special Education setting providing case management, psychoeducation, individual counseling, and addressing children's behavioral issues. In addition I have worked with clients of all ages regarding issues of anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, navigating life transitions, and self-esteem issues.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Drew University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. As a Licensed Social Worker I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults. In particular I have worked closely with children and adolescents in a Special Education setting providing case management, psychoeducation, individual counseling, and addressing children's behavioral issues. In addition I have worked with clients of all ages regarding issues of anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, navigating life transitions, and self-esteem issues.
(908) 246-1480 View (908) 246-1480
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Paul DePinto
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified
Sparta, NJ 07871
I help adults and children overcome difficulties with Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Underachievement, Relationship Problems, Substance Abuse and a Variety of Other Life Difficulties. I custom tailor my interpersonal style and therapeutic strategies to match a client's age, personality and motivation for change. This individualized approach creates an environment in which the client feels deeply understood and valued. The spirit of trust and collaboration that results is one of the keys to motivating those I serve and improving their treatment outcome.
I help adults and children overcome difficulties with Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, School Underachievement, Relationship Problems, Substance Abuse and a Variety of Other Life Difficulties. I custom tailor my interpersonal style and therapeutic strategies to match a client's age, personality and motivation for change. This individualized approach creates an environment in which the client feels deeply understood and valued. The spirit of trust and collaboration that results is one of the keys to motivating those I serve and improving their treatment outcome.
(201) 509-4742 View (201) 509-4742
Photo of Nancy Sachar Sidhu, Psychologist in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Nancy Sachar Sidhu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Randolph, NJ 07869
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have conducted therapy for more than 27 years. I am caring and nonjudgmental. I create a safe and confidential place where you can feel supported to achieve your goals. I attended the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and California School of Professional Psychology (MA and PhD). I completed my post-doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I am currently the director of Chester Psychological Assessment & Therapy, LLC. I am well-trained in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. I have supervised and taught other psychologists as well as master's level therapists.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and have conducted therapy for more than 27 years. I am caring and nonjudgmental. I create a safe and confidential place where you can feel supported to achieve your goals. I attended the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and California School of Professional Psychology (MA and PhD). I completed my post-doc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I am currently the director of Chester Psychological Assessment & Therapy, LLC. I am well-trained in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. I have supervised and taught other psychologists as well as master's level therapists.
(908) 376-9928 View (908) 376-9928
Photo of Amy Kamenir, Counselor in Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Amy Kamenir
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Randolph, NJ 07869  (Online Only)
The connection between a therapist and their client is often a key aspect in the process of therapy. A therapist can have many credentials but if your clients do not connect with you, then an essential component of therapy is missing. My goal is to help people overcome issues getting in the way of living a happy and productive life. I believe in creating an atmosphere of encouragement, optimism and compassion in order to help people utilize their strengths to create change in their lives. I focus on helping people realize their strengths as well as the areas they would like to grow in and develop further.
The connection between a therapist and their client is often a key aspect in the process of therapy. A therapist can have many credentials but if your clients do not connect with you, then an essential component of therapy is missing. My goal is to help people overcome issues getting in the way of living a happy and productive life. I believe in creating an atmosphere of encouragement, optimism and compassion in order to help people utilize their strengths to create change in their lives. I focus on helping people realize their strengths as well as the areas they would like to grow in and develop further.
(862) 263-9879 View (862) 263-9879
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Keith Morgen Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Randolph, NJ 07869
You typically seek out therapy when feeling confusion, despair, loss, conflict, or other negative thoughts and emotions. I see my job as a facilitator. I set a slow and steady agenda where you can do the work to become less confused, better aware, and more comfortable to face the issues with which you struggle. Life (good and bad) continues once our hour session is done. My goal is that you can learn to manage life when not with me in session.
You typically seek out therapy when feeling confusion, despair, loss, conflict, or other negative thoughts and emotions. I see my job as a facilitator. I set a slow and steady agenda where you can do the work to become less confused, better aware, and more comfortable to face the issues with which you struggle. Life (good and bad) continues once our hour session is done. My goal is that you can learn to manage life when not with me in session.
(862) 781-5445 View (862) 781-5445
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Barbara Muller-Ackerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, PCC
Verified
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
The Parsippany Counseling Center offers neurofeedback therapy and support services to address a number of issues for adults, children, adolescents and their families. Neurofeedback training, or neurotherapy, helps you to train your brain for more optimal functioning. We specialize in ADHD and the many conditions that often accompany it; anxiety, depression, OCD, sleep disorders and issues of executive dysfunction. Whether for families, children & adolescents, or adults, we work with many other conditions that respond well to Neurofeedback training. .
The Parsippany Counseling Center offers neurofeedback therapy and support services to address a number of issues for adults, children, adolescents and their families. Neurofeedback training, or neurotherapy, helps you to train your brain for more optimal functioning. We specialize in ADHD and the many conditions that often accompany it; anxiety, depression, OCD, sleep disorders and issues of executive dysfunction. Whether for families, children & adolescents, or adults, we work with many other conditions that respond well to Neurofeedback training. .
(973) 658-5395 View (973) 658-5395

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Number of Therapists in Lake Hopatcong, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in Lake Hopatcong, NJ who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Coping Skills
91% Self Esteem
82% Grief
73% Parenting

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Aetna
63% Empire BlueCross BlueShield

How Therapists in Lake Hopatcong, NJ see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lake Hopatcong?

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.