Therapists in Monmouth County, NJ

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Photo of Brett Kathleen Mara, Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Brett Kathleen Mara
Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Challenges are inevitable within any individual life experience. It is my hope to work with you to improve your ability to overcome these times. Empowerment and increasing self-understanding are ever-present goals in my practice. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, you deserve support along the way. I believe in working as a team to increase insight and develop practical strategies to improve your confidence and quality of life.
Challenges are inevitable within any individual life experience. It is my hope to work with you to improve your ability to overcome these times. Empowerment and increasing self-understanding are ever-present goals in my practice. Whether you are dealing with a mental health diagnosis, a life transition, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, you deserve support along the way. I believe in working as a team to increase insight and develop practical strategies to improve your confidence and quality of life.
(848) 204-0254 View (848) 204-0254
Photo of Marcella Prosper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Marcella Prosper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual counseling, couples therapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy (behavior and self -esteem issues), family therapy and grief therapy. I partner with my clients to identify thinking, behavior and situations that obstruct potential and work with them to make changes toward emotional and physical well-being. I coach my clients to recognize and tap into their abilities to become active agents of change toward clarity, inner peace and full potential. I encourage my clients to embrace every challenge and celebrate every step of progress towards their goals.
I specialize in individual counseling, couples therapy, child and adolescent psychotherapy (behavior and self -esteem issues), family therapy and grief therapy. I partner with my clients to identify thinking, behavior and situations that obstruct potential and work with them to make changes toward emotional and physical well-being. I coach my clients to recognize and tap into their abilities to become active agents of change toward clarity, inner peace and full potential. I encourage my clients to embrace every challenge and celebrate every step of progress towards their goals.
(732) 963-0824 View (732) 963-0824
Photo of Michael Osrowitz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Michael Osrowitz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Allentown, NJ 08501  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Mike Osrowitz, a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in treating various mental health issues including coping with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, marital issues, and bipolar disorders. I am also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and have worked with clients struggling with various addictions or the family members who have been affected by their loved one’s addiction and behavioral changes. In many cases, there are issues of addiction with co-occurring mental health challenges at the same time. Talking with someone that can help navigate these issues can be extremely helpful.
Hi, I am Mike Osrowitz, a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in treating various mental health issues including coping with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, marital issues, and bipolar disorders. I am also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and have worked with clients struggling with various addictions or the family members who have been affected by their loved one’s addiction and behavioral changes. In many cases, there are issues of addiction with co-occurring mental health challenges at the same time. Talking with someone that can help navigate these issues can be extremely helpful.
(609) 804-5563 View (609) 804-5563
Photo of Arlene M. Munoz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Arlene M. Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Are you feeling overwhelmed and misunderstood? If so, this is your time to make the decision to seek help, to do something for yourself. To improve the quality of your everyday life, and improve your relationships with others. To have a life that is full of joy, meaning and self-empowerment. However, struggling with unhealthy patterns of behaviors and thoughts due to trauma or being in unhealthy relationships can make it hard to achieve. I am a easy-going therapist that offers a non-judgmental approach and I would welcome the opportunity be part of your journey toward a life that you can feel is yours and is full of vibrance.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and misunderstood? If so, this is your time to make the decision to seek help, to do something for yourself. To improve the quality of your everyday life, and improve your relationships with others. To have a life that is full of joy, meaning and self-empowerment. However, struggling with unhealthy patterns of behaviors and thoughts due to trauma or being in unhealthy relationships can make it hard to achieve. I am a easy-going therapist that offers a non-judgmental approach and I would welcome the opportunity be part of your journey toward a life that you can feel is yours and is full of vibrance.
(732) 217-7157 View (732) 217-7157
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Virtue Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manasquan, NJ 08736
Accepting new clients. If you need strategies for adjusting to your new role as a mom. If you need help processing your experiences while pregnant or postpartum. If you have anxiety around TTC or infertility. If you need help navigating your relationships or mental load. If you worry about feeling attached to your child. I am here to help. I specialize in teaching coping skills for adults managing high levels of stress and helping new moms adjust to what their reality of postpartum life looks like. I help you design a roadmap to finding joy in your parenthood journey. I empower you to make the changes you need to feel better.
Accepting new clients. If you need strategies for adjusting to your new role as a mom. If you need help processing your experiences while pregnant or postpartum. If you have anxiety around TTC or infertility. If you need help navigating your relationships or mental load. If you worry about feeling attached to your child. I am here to help. I specialize in teaching coping skills for adults managing high levels of stress and helping new moms adjust to what their reality of postpartum life looks like. I help you design a roadmap to finding joy in your parenthood journey. I empower you to make the changes you need to feel better.
(571) 635-5855 View (571) 635-5855
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Jason Suleski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Freehold, NJ 07728
Hi my name is Jason Suleski and I’ve been working in the field of social work for over 25 years. I consider it an important privilege to be able to listen to people and help them on their own personal journey to wellness. I enjoy working with all types of clients and issues. I have spent a great deal of my professional career working with children and families and I consider this to be a specialty area for me.
Hi my name is Jason Suleski and I’ve been working in the field of social work for over 25 years. I consider it an important privilege to be able to listen to people and help them on their own personal journey to wellness. I enjoy working with all types of clients and issues. I have spent a great deal of my professional career working with children and families and I consider this to be a specialty area for me.
(732) 592-5266 View (732) 592-5266
Photo of Jaclyn Racaniello, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Jaclyn Racaniello
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eatontown, NJ 07724
Clients seeking treatment typically aim for a reduction in distressing symptoms linked to substance use, whether it's through total abstinence or a harm reduction approach. These goals are often centered on improving their personal life, reducing interpersonal relationship issues, and effectively processing and moving forward from traumatic experiences. I can help clients manage symptoms related to co-occurring disorders and work towards reducing those symptoms for a more balanced and healthier life.
Clients seeking treatment typically aim for a reduction in distressing symptoms linked to substance use, whether it's through total abstinence or a harm reduction approach. These goals are often centered on improving their personal life, reducing interpersonal relationship issues, and effectively processing and moving forward from traumatic experiences. I can help clients manage symptoms related to co-occurring disorders and work towards reducing those symptoms for a more balanced and healthier life.
(732) 538-9158 View (732) 538-9158
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Eponina Moscato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Hazlet, NJ 07730  (Online Only)
Starting therapy and exploring the most important parts of your life is a difficult process and it matters to me to create a safe and personal connection with people so that you look forward to coming to sessions. Our work together will help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. I approach therapy from a place of understanding and kindness, in non-judgmental and insightful way.
Starting therapy and exploring the most important parts of your life is a difficult process and it matters to me to create a safe and personal connection with people so that you look forward to coming to sessions. Our work together will help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. I approach therapy from a place of understanding and kindness, in non-judgmental and insightful way.
(732) 592-5197 View (732) 592-5197
Photo of Irene Hoylie-Ristaino, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Irene Hoylie-Ristaino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CCS
Verified Verified
Neptune, NJ 07753  (Online Only)
TELEHEALTH SERVICES: ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS. Everyone may need help at some point in their life. If you are struggling with a mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder, you don't have to go through it alone. There are very specific issues that individuals who suffer from mental issues have to face. I'd like to help you move forward to reach your goals and live your best life! You deserve it.
TELEHEALTH SERVICES: ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS. Everyone may need help at some point in their life. If you are struggling with a mental health disorder and/or substance use disorder, you don't have to go through it alone. There are very specific issues that individuals who suffer from mental issues have to face. I'd like to help you move forward to reach your goals and live your best life! You deserve it.
(848) 235-9446 View (848) 235-9446
Photo of Jennifer DiMarco, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Jennifer DiMarco
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Howell, NJ 07731
Are you currently struggling with raising your child or teen? Do you have difficulty communicating with your child/teen? Does your child/teen have difficulty with regulating emotions? Are you noticing heightened anxiety and/or depression in your child/teen? Is your child/teen having difficulty in school or struggling with sexual/gender identity? Has your child/teen experienced a traumatic event? Is your child/teen struggling with understanding and/or accepting their neurodivergent traits? If you’ve answered yes to at least one of these questions, I’m here to help.
Are you currently struggling with raising your child or teen? Do you have difficulty communicating with your child/teen? Does your child/teen have difficulty with regulating emotions? Are you noticing heightened anxiety and/or depression in your child/teen? Is your child/teen having difficulty in school or struggling with sexual/gender identity? Has your child/teen experienced a traumatic event? Is your child/teen struggling with understanding and/or accepting their neurodivergent traits? If you’ve answered yes to at least one of these questions, I’m here to help.
(732) 517-7691 View (732) 517-7691
Photo of Esti Piotrkovski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Esti Piotrkovski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Life can be challenging, and at times we may need a safe space to ground ourselves and find healing. Here at Safe Space Counseling, I am here to support you on your healing journey. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to heal, and I am committed to creating a space where you can feel comfortable, supported, and heard. Witnessing is the first step toward healing. When someone witnesses your pain, it validates your experience and lets you know that you are not alone. I will listen to you without judgment, and I will help you find your own healing path. I’m here when you are ready. Let healing begin!
Life can be challenging, and at times we may need a safe space to ground ourselves and find healing. Here at Safe Space Counseling, I am here to support you on your healing journey. I believe that everyone deserves a safe space to heal, and I am committed to creating a space where you can feel comfortable, supported, and heard. Witnessing is the first step toward healing. When someone witnesses your pain, it validates your experience and lets you know that you are not alone. I will listen to you without judgment, and I will help you find your own healing path. I’m here when you are ready. Let healing begin!
(732) 487-3608 View (732) 487-3608
Photo of Modern Therapy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Modern Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Eatontown, NJ 07724  (Online Only)
We're a talk therapy practice that offers the expertise of clinically licensed professionals in a way that is tailored to your unique needs. Let's face it, finding a therapist to work with can be difficult. Our goal is to make the process of finding and working with a therapist as easy and convenient for you as possible. That's why we offer the option to do therapy in person at our office or online via a HIPAA compliant tele-health platform. We work with children, teens, college students, and adults to help make life the best it can be.
We're a talk therapy practice that offers the expertise of clinically licensed professionals in a way that is tailored to your unique needs. Let's face it, finding a therapist to work with can be difficult. Our goal is to make the process of finding and working with a therapist as easy and convenient for you as possible. That's why we offer the option to do therapy in person at our office or online via a HIPAA compliant tele-health platform. We work with children, teens, college students, and adults to help make life the best it can be.
(848) 208-7097 View (848) 208-7097
Photo of Kim Leatherdale, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Kim Leatherdale
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC, NCC, BCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allenhurst, NJ 07711
**Offering video/phone sessions for over a decade!** Relationship counseling is not about being broken, sick or wrong. It's about courage & moving forward. Maybe you fell in love with your partner, enjoyed heady days, but things changed. Maybe your relationship isn't what you want, you "can't seem to get it right", or you're afraid to take the next step. The "happily ever after" soured; however, you can have it better! Your love story can be far more interesting and fulfilling than any fairy tale. Maybe all you need is a little clarity & some skills. It is exciting to discover what makes a great relationship.
**Offering video/phone sessions for over a decade!** Relationship counseling is not about being broken, sick or wrong. It's about courage & moving forward. Maybe you fell in love with your partner, enjoyed heady days, but things changed. Maybe your relationship isn't what you want, you "can't seem to get it right", or you're afraid to take the next step. The "happily ever after" soured; however, you can have it better! Your love story can be far more interesting and fulfilling than any fairy tale. Maybe all you need is a little clarity & some skills. It is exciting to discover what makes a great relationship.
(908) 444-0205 View (908) 444-0205
Photo of Dena Agolio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Dena Agolio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
Beginning the process of finding a therapist or starting therapy can seem like an overwhelming task but my goal is to make this transition as easy and comfortable as possible. My unparalleled compassion and ability to make others feel less alone in experiencing their emotions allows me to provide a safe environment for change. I have 10 years of clinical experience, holding dual licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), working with adolescents and adults.
Beginning the process of finding a therapist or starting therapy can seem like an overwhelming task but my goal is to make this transition as easy and comfortable as possible. My unparalleled compassion and ability to make others feel less alone in experiencing their emotions allows me to provide a safe environment for change. I have 10 years of clinical experience, holding dual licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), working with adolescents and adults.
(732) 253-4867 View (732) 253-4867
Photo of Mimi da Silva, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Mimi da Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Asbury Park, NJ 07712  (Online Only)
If you feel you want counseling but have no idea where to turn, Mimi da Silva, Ph.D., L.P.C., has over 30 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to high school students, college students, and adults. I will offer you a warm, accepting, respectful environment where you will be treated as a unique individual. If you are experiencing life transitions such as school, work, family, a loss or struggling with anxiety, depression, or self-esteem issues, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
If you feel you want counseling but have no idea where to turn, Mimi da Silva, Ph.D., L.P.C., has over 30 years of experience providing individual psychotherapy to high school students, college students, and adults. I will offer you a warm, accepting, respectful environment where you will be treated as a unique individual. If you are experiencing life transitions such as school, work, family, a loss or struggling with anxiety, depression, or self-esteem issues, I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
(732) 903-2407 View (732) 903-2407
Photo of Amanda Lawrence, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Amanda Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Allentown, NJ 08501  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker, I've had the privilege of supporting individuals facing a wide range of challenges. I have worked primarily with teens, and young adults, assisting them in dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, self-injurious behaviors, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma, relationship conflict, and many other mental health concerns.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I've had the privilege of supporting individuals facing a wide range of challenges. I have worked primarily with teens, and young adults, assisting them in dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, self-injurious behaviors, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma, relationship conflict, and many other mental health concerns.
(640) 224-4397 View (640) 224-4397
Photo of Jasna Ljutica, Counselor in Monmouth County, NJ
Jasna Ljutica
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hazlet, NJ 07730  (Online Only)
My ultimate goal is to help clients feel supported and adjusted so that they can live life to its fullest potential. I will work with you to tap into your best self so that you are able to approach life with confidence.
My ultimate goal is to help clients feel supported and adjusted so that they can live life to its fullest potential. I will work with you to tap into your best self so that you are able to approach life with confidence.
(732) 313-3767 View (732) 313-3767
Photo of Bonnie Black, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Bonnie Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Red Bank, NJ 07701  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker, my mission is to provide a safe and secure environment where we can build a partnership and develop a plan to help you achieve your goals. I am committed to your journey and value each individual as a whole person with their own unique experiences and story. My commitment to you also includes honoring your individuality and your decisions to take steps towards your own healing.
As a licensed clinical social worker, my mission is to provide a safe and secure environment where we can build a partnership and develop a plan to help you achieve your goals. I am committed to your journey and value each individual as a whole person with their own unique experiences and story. My commitment to you also includes honoring your individuality and your decisions to take steps towards your own healing.
(848) 216-7243 View (848) 216-7243
Photo of Brooke Warley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Brooke Warley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to find the words to express what you're feeling? Does it feel like something is "off" or "just doesn't feel right"? Do you want to do something about it but don't know where to start? Sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that we've never encountered that leave us feeling "stuck." Major life changes can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or numb. Therapy can improve your self-esteem, lead to feelings of empowerment, and help you obtain a better understanding of yourself.
Are you struggling to find the words to express what you're feeling? Does it feel like something is "off" or "just doesn't feel right"? Do you want to do something about it but don't know where to start? Sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that we've never encountered that leave us feeling "stuck." Major life changes can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or numb. Therapy can improve your self-esteem, lead to feelings of empowerment, and help you obtain a better understanding of yourself.
(732) 656-8972 View (732) 656-8972
Photo of Cindy L Hyman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Monmouth County, NJ
Cindy L Hyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ocean, NJ 07712
Taking care of you as you learn to deal with perinatal and post partum issues, infertility and loss. If you are here, you're on your way! I provide a warm, safe , non judgemental and comforting environment to help you get the support and understanding you need. I have 20+ years experience providing individual, group and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with all life issues, including anxiety, depression. Currently I specialize in working with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders(PMAD), Infertility and Loss.
Taking care of you as you learn to deal with perinatal and post partum issues, infertility and loss. If you are here, you're on your way! I provide a warm, safe , non judgemental and comforting environment to help you get the support and understanding you need. I have 20+ years experience providing individual, group and family therapy with children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with all life issues, including anxiety, depression. Currently I specialize in working with Perinatal Mood and Anxiety disorders(PMAD), Infertility and Loss.
(732) 366-1513 View (732) 366-1513

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Number of Therapists in Monmouth County, NJ

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Monmouth County, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
68% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Monmouth County, NJ see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monmouth County?

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.