Therapists in Mount Laurel, NJ

Photo of Allyce M Baron, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mount Laurel, NJ
Allyce M Baron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
The COVID-19 pandemic has had such an enormous impact on how we live our daily lives. In my experience throughout this time, not only are we faced with horrendous grief and loss to the virus, many of the underlying mental health issues that were present prior to the pandemic, have now risen to the surface and been causing all sorts of havoc. If you are experiencing increased anxiety, depression, struggling with financial hardship, substance abuse or coping with past trauma, therapy is a place to start on the road to learning to cope with this life we are given and this situation we have been forced to persevere through.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had such an enormous impact on how we live our daily lives. In my experience throughout this time, not only are we faced with horrendous grief and loss to the virus, many of the underlying mental health issues that were present prior to the pandemic, have now risen to the surface and been causing all sorts of havoc. If you are experiencing increased anxiety, depression, struggling with financial hardship, substance abuse or coping with past trauma, therapy is a place to start on the road to learning to cope with this life we are given and this situation we have been forced to persevere through.
(856) 258-7350 View (856) 258-7350
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Casey Sponring
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAC
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Casey Sponring is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from Cairn University with a Master's degree in Counseling. Casey utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approach in order to help client's understand their internal experience and envision change. She does this by helping them identify their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. Casey believes in empathetically supporting each client through their present struggles towards healing and growth.
Casey Sponring is a Licensed Associate Counselor who has been practicing since 2019. She graduated from Cairn University with a Master's degree in Counseling. Casey utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral therapeutic approach in order to help client's understand their internal experience and envision change. She does this by helping them identify their thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and beliefs. Casey believes in empathetically supporting each client through their present struggles towards healing and growth.
(609) 527-3463 View (609) 527-3463
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Moradeyo Adeyi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, LMSW, SIFI
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
My ideal client is someone who understands the areas of their life that need improvement. They have an idea of potential treatment goals for therapy and is open to the process. Additionally, they believe there are many ways to address previous traumas and can identify preferences for treatment. For example, a client who is open to incorporating journaling, meditation, or other holistic practices in addition to traditional talk therapy. My ideal client intentionally commits to the therapeutic process and is open to collaboration in the therapeutic space.
My ideal client is someone who understands the areas of their life that need improvement. They have an idea of potential treatment goals for therapy and is open to the process. Additionally, they believe there are many ways to address previous traumas and can identify preferences for treatment. For example, a client who is open to incorporating journaling, meditation, or other holistic practices in addition to traditional talk therapy. My ideal client intentionally commits to the therapeutic process and is open to collaboration in the therapeutic space.
(856) 485-7717 View (856) 485-7717
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Rita Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BSN
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Change is possible and I believe that all individuals deserve an opportunity to make positive changes that will impact them throughout their lives. I am passionate about helping people explore their deepest needs or desires. I can help you to enhance your skills so you can address whatever is challenging you. I strive to help you determine what's right for you and then take you to the next step to lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life. To schedule an appointment go to seaside-serenity.com
Accepting new clients! Change is possible and I believe that all individuals deserve an opportunity to make positive changes that will impact them throughout their lives. I am passionate about helping people explore their deepest needs or desires. I can help you to enhance your skills so you can address whatever is challenging you. I strive to help you determine what's right for you and then take you to the next step to lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life. To schedule an appointment go to seaside-serenity.com
(609) 755-3469 View (609) 755-3469
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Stefanie Gaudio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
This thing called "Life" is so challenging, isn’t it? I became a therapist hoping that no one would have to power through it alone. My goal is to teach clients coping skills to balance between validating these hard moments while compassionately working toward meaningful change. I am honored to be able to support you as we create your life worth living.
This thing called "Life" is so challenging, isn’t it? I became a therapist hoping that no one would have to power through it alone. My goal is to teach clients coping skills to balance between validating these hard moments while compassionately working toward meaningful change. I am honored to be able to support you as we create your life worth living.
(609) 804-5679 View (609) 804-5679
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Julia M Kaelin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Hello! I’m a therapist at Holistic Healing & Wellness and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and my graduate degree from Rutgers University: New Brunswick. I’ve been practicing in the field since 2011. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults dealing with: stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, OCD, trauma, self-esteem, pre and postnatal mental health, anger, relationship conflicts, life transitions, and painful losses.
Hello! I’m a therapist at Holistic Healing & Wellness and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and my graduate degree from Rutgers University: New Brunswick. I’ve been practicing in the field since 2011. I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults dealing with: stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, OCD, trauma, self-esteem, pre and postnatal mental health, anger, relationship conflicts, life transitions, and painful losses.
(609) 766-0936 View (609) 766-0936
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Edward A Steinmetz Jr
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Life Solutions is a practice dedicated to helping individuals, families and couples who are facing a wide range of problems and life situations. Our compassionate approach is customized to address your unique situation. We spend considerable time understanding you and the issues that you are confronting.
Life Solutions is a practice dedicated to helping individuals, families and couples who are facing a wide range of problems and life situations. Our compassionate approach is customized to address your unique situation. We spend considerable time understanding you and the issues that you are confronting.
(856) 446-3211 View (856) 446-3211
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Amelia Martin
MEd, LAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Currently accepting new clients! I believe that each of us possesses the power and wisdom to work through the difficult parts of life - it's just a matter of accessing those abilities. Counseling offers a space to tap into that wisdom and power by working with the aspects of life that are most challenging. Change, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, even life’s questions and personal growth can be difficult to navigate alone. However, you don’t have to! I am here to help clients evaluate mental health concerns, identify the purpose of our time together, and support each individual in achieving their goals.
Currently accepting new clients! I believe that each of us possesses the power and wisdom to work through the difficult parts of life - it's just a matter of accessing those abilities. Counseling offers a space to tap into that wisdom and power by working with the aspects of life that are most challenging. Change, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, even life’s questions and personal growth can be difficult to navigate alone. However, you don’t have to! I am here to help clients evaluate mental health concerns, identify the purpose of our time together, and support each individual in achieving their goals.
(732) 538-8087 View (732) 538-8087
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Meredith Messinger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Therapist in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Meredith Messinger, MS, LAC Meredith Messinger, MS, LAC I believe in the importance of a strong, non-judgemental therapeutic alliance between my clients and myself. Providing a safe environment with unconditional support and empathy is one of my top priorities. Change can feel scary and appears even more daunting when adding the stressors of everyday life. My goal as a therapist is to help people navigate through past and present struggles while learning new coping mechanisms and addressing change in a positive light.
Therapist in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, Meredith Messinger, MS, LAC Meredith Messinger, MS, LAC I believe in the importance of a strong, non-judgemental therapeutic alliance between my clients and myself. Providing a safe environment with unconditional support and empathy is one of my top priorities. Change can feel scary and appears even more daunting when adding the stressors of everyday life. My goal as a therapist is to help people navigate through past and present struggles while learning new coping mechanisms and addressing change in a positive light.
(609) 757-9659 View (609) 757-9659
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Ned G Hanover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  (Online Only)
Are there times in your life when you find yourself reaching for a life goal and just can't seem to get there? You know something is in the way, but you just can't put your finger on what it is. Perhaps you're feeling down and just can't motivate yourself to do much of anything. Or you have lots of energy but you just get sidetracked all the time and just can't seem to focus. Or maybe there's conflict with a spouse, a family member, or a close friend. Whatever the reason, psychotherapy can uncover the mystery so you can live your life in your most productive, satisfying, and gratifying way.
Are there times in your life when you find yourself reaching for a life goal and just can't seem to get there? You know something is in the way, but you just can't put your finger on what it is. Perhaps you're feeling down and just can't motivate yourself to do much of anything. Or you have lots of energy but you just get sidetracked all the time and just can't seem to focus. Or maybe there's conflict with a spouse, a family member, or a close friend. Whatever the reason, psychotherapy can uncover the mystery so you can live your life in your most productive, satisfying, and gratifying way.
(609) 245-6829 View (609) 245-6829
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Moira Magid
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Moira Magid, LPC, LMHC Moira Magid is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. Moira has been working with adolescents, adults, and their families in a private school for Twice Exceptional students in New York City for the past 8 years. Moira began her work as a Psychosocial Teacher, spending time in the classroom with the students building deeper connections, helping students with crisis management, emotional regulation, behavior management and executive functioning skills.
Moira Magid, LPC, LMHC Moira Magid is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. Moira has been working with adolescents, adults, and their families in a private school for Twice Exceptional students in New York City for the past 8 years. Moira began her work as a Psychosocial Teacher, spending time in the classroom with the students building deeper connections, helping students with crisis management, emotional regulation, behavior management and executive functioning skills.
(609) 375-1393 View (609) 375-1393
Photo of Holistic Healing and Wellness LLC, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Mount Laurel, NJ
Holistic Healing and Wellness LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* We have had success in working with people looking to make a change to improve their overall quality of life. Issues could be abstinence from substances, harm reduction, mental health, relationships, communication, self-esteem.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* We have had success in working with people looking to make a change to improve their overall quality of life. Issues could be abstinence from substances, harm reduction, mental health, relationships, communication, self-esteem.
(609) 403-3722 View (609) 403-3722
Photo of Allyson Dansky-Schwartz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Laurel, NJ
Allyson Dansky-Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Are you longing for greater joy? Happier relationships? Is your marriage or relationship feeling more challenging than you can sometimes bear? Are you needing more support or are you contemplating a change in your life? I would like to be of help. I work as an individual therapist and specialize in couples and marriage counseling. I am excited to help you facilitate greater harmony, peace and happiness in all your relationships. I am passionate about helping couples communicate and showing them that more romance will return, sex can be satisfying, and they can achieve safety and intimacy in their relationships.
Are you longing for greater joy? Happier relationships? Is your marriage or relationship feeling more challenging than you can sometimes bear? Are you needing more support or are you contemplating a change in your life? I would like to be of help. I work as an individual therapist and specialize in couples and marriage counseling. I am excited to help you facilitate greater harmony, peace and happiness in all your relationships. I am passionate about helping couples communicate and showing them that more romance will return, sex can be satisfying, and they can achieve safety and intimacy in their relationships.
(609) 440-6016 View (609) 440-6016
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Sherolde Hackett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  (Online Only)
My ideal client is someone who is seeking support and guidance on their journey towards improved mental health, personal growth, and overall well-being. They may be dealing with a range of issues, such as: trauma and healing, racial identity challenges, stress and anxiety, personal growth and development. Their goals may include emotional resilience, trauma processing, cognitive shifts, narrative transformation, and mindfulness and awareness.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking support and guidance on their journey towards improved mental health, personal growth, and overall well-being. They may be dealing with a range of issues, such as: trauma and healing, racial identity challenges, stress and anxiety, personal growth and development. Their goals may include emotional resilience, trauma processing, cognitive shifts, narrative transformation, and mindfulness and awareness.
(856) 347-8825 View (856) 347-8825
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Michael R. Plumeri
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
33 years of experience. Doctoral degree. In person. Local provider. Google reviews. Providing caring and practical assistance for those who need it most is my main focus. Each person has unique circumstances and needs so I work to ensure that I take the time necessary to fully understand you and the issues that have brought you in. With this comprehensive understanding of you and the specific issues we can work together to not only relieve the current problem, but also reduce the likelihood of it reoccurring.
33 years of experience. Doctoral degree. In person. Local provider. Google reviews. Providing caring and practical assistance for those who need it most is my main focus. Each person has unique circumstances and needs so I work to ensure that I take the time necessary to fully understand you and the issues that have brought you in. With this comprehensive understanding of you and the specific issues we can work together to not only relieve the current problem, but also reduce the likelihood of it reoccurring.
(609) 952-5226 View (609) 952-5226
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Synergistic Psychological Services LLC
Psychologist, EdD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with15+ years of experience in creating a positive therapeutic synergy, in identifying strengths, and helping clients find solutions that work. My clients would describe me as caring, genuine and non-judgmental. Making a decision to get help with your current situation is an active step forward towards change and acceptance. I spend considerable time with my clients to arrive at a thorough understanding of their problems. Specialties: ADHD, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, illness (cancer), parenting issues, relationship issues, career transition, and low self-esteem struggles.
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with15+ years of experience in creating a positive therapeutic synergy, in identifying strengths, and helping clients find solutions that work. My clients would describe me as caring, genuine and non-judgmental. Making a decision to get help with your current situation is an active step forward towards change and acceptance. I spend considerable time with my clients to arrive at a thorough understanding of their problems. Specialties: ADHD, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, illness (cancer), parenting issues, relationship issues, career transition, and low self-esteem struggles.
(856) 924-6552 View (856) 924-6552
Photo of Amy Hamby, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Mount Laurel, NJ
Amy Hamby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
I work with individuals who are struggling with trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, substance use disorders, and emotional distress. My goal with every client is to offer a safe, comfortable space where we can collaborate on how to best meet your needs and desires for a more fulfilling life. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and remain eager to help others deepen their connections. My style is direct yet nurturing. I bring creative, positive, compassionate, and empathic energy to therapy as I believe therapy should be an engaging and meaningful journey. Healing happens because of the power of connection.
I work with individuals who are struggling with trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, substance use disorders, and emotional distress. My goal with every client is to offer a safe, comfortable space where we can collaborate on how to best meet your needs and desires for a more fulfilling life. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and remain eager to help others deepen their connections. My style is direct yet nurturing. I bring creative, positive, compassionate, and empathic energy to therapy as I believe therapy should be an engaging and meaningful journey. Healing happens because of the power of connection.
(609) 881-2975 View (609) 881-2975
Photo of Michael R. Plumeri, Psychologist in Mount Laurel, NJ
Michael R. Plumeri
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
33 years of experience. Doctoral education. In person. Local provider. Google reviews. Providing caring and practical assistance for those who need it most is my main focus. Each person has unique circumstances and needs so I work to ensure that I take the time necessary to fully understand you and the issues that have brought you in. With this comprehensive understanding of you and the specific issues we can work together to not only relieve the current problem, but also reduce the likelihood of it reoccurring.
33 years of experience. Doctoral education. In person. Local provider. Google reviews. Providing caring and practical assistance for those who need it most is my main focus. Each person has unique circumstances and needs so I work to ensure that I take the time necessary to fully understand you and the issues that have brought you in. With this comprehensive understanding of you and the specific issues we can work together to not only relieve the current problem, but also reduce the likelihood of it reoccurring.
(609) 318-3269 View (609) 318-3269
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Meghan McMaster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
***Offering in-person and/or online therapy and accepting new clients. “We all experience emotional pain at some time in our lives. We will lose those we love through death, divorce or other factors that keep us apart. Others will experience direct or indirect exposure to trauma, abuse, neglect and/or repeated negative experiences in childhood or as an adult. It is normal to experience extreme emotions such sadness and depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, frustration, hopelessness, loneliness and fear. You don’t have to go through this silently, or be alone with your struggles.”
***Offering in-person and/or online therapy and accepting new clients. “We all experience emotional pain at some time in our lives. We will lose those we love through death, divorce or other factors that keep us apart. Others will experience direct or indirect exposure to trauma, abuse, neglect and/or repeated negative experiences in childhood or as an adult. It is normal to experience extreme emotions such sadness and depression, anxiety, irritability, anger, frustration, hopelessness, loneliness and fear. You don’t have to go through this silently, or be alone with your struggles.”
(856) 481-0764 View (856) 481-0764
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Stacey Seligman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
At one point or another, life can get difficult and painful for everyone. I specialize in helping people navigate their way through the challenges we all face that can make things seem so overwhelming. I believe that the therapeutic process is a valuable tool that creates positive change in a client's life; from finding relief from depression, anxiety, and anger to developing coping skills and making life decisions. My approach to treatment is eclectic, allowing me to customize treatment for each client's unique needs and goals. My therapeutic style includes creativity, humor and support.
At one point or another, life can get difficult and painful for everyone. I specialize in helping people navigate their way through the challenges we all face that can make things seem so overwhelming. I believe that the therapeutic process is a valuable tool that creates positive change in a client's life; from finding relief from depression, anxiety, and anger to developing coping skills and making life decisions. My approach to treatment is eclectic, allowing me to customize treatment for each client's unique needs and goals. My therapeutic style includes creativity, humor and support.
(856) 997-2310 View (856) 997-2310

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Number of Therapists in Mount Laurel, NJ

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Mount Laurel, NJ who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
65% Coping Skills
65% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Mount Laurel, NJ see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Laurel?

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.