Therapists in Belen, NM

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Heart & Soul of NM, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belen, NM 87002
Heart & Soul of NM is an outpatient behavioral health agency that nurtures well-being. Our team guides you toward healing, believing in the journey to wellness together. Our experts specialize in therapy, psychiatry, and community support and have the expertise to meet your unique needs, whether relationship issues, addiction, or independent living tools. We are passionate about enhancing your quality of life, fostering growth, and helping you reach your potential. Together, we create a better tomorrow, one person at a time, because your best life starts today.
Heart & Soul of NM is an outpatient behavioral health agency that nurtures well-being. Our team guides you toward healing, believing in the journey to wellness together. Our experts specialize in therapy, psychiatry, and community support and have the expertise to meet your unique needs, whether relationship issues, addiction, or independent living tools. We are passionate about enhancing your quality of life, fostering growth, and helping you reach your potential. Together, we create a better tomorrow, one person at a time, because your best life starts today.
(505) 492-0041 View (505) 492-0041
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Herron Solutions, LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADAC, CHW, CCSS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belen, NM 87002
We currently only have Medicaid Slots Available-Coming Soon: We will soon have (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program in Rio Rancho and Belen, NM and have begun our waitlist. We will have both day and night IOP in Rio Rancho. Herron Solutions is currently open for therapy and support services in Socorro, Belen, Albuquerque and through Telehealth. We offer comprehensive community support services (CCSS), GED support, Peer Support, and various trainings/classes to assist our community. Our therapists and workers have many years of experience and a many areas. You can find more information on herronsolutionsllc.com
We currently only have Medicaid Slots Available-Coming Soon: We will soon have (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program in Rio Rancho and Belen, NM and have begun our waitlist. We will have both day and night IOP in Rio Rancho. Herron Solutions is currently open for therapy and support services in Socorro, Belen, Albuquerque and through Telehealth. We offer comprehensive community support services (CCSS), GED support, Peer Support, and various trainings/classes to assist our community. Our therapists and workers have many years of experience and a many areas. You can find more information on herronsolutionsllc.com
(505) 405-8922 View (505) 405-8922
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Monique Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belen, NM 87002
The process of finding a therapist can be a difficult journey but this is a great place to begin. I am glad you are here. Here is a little bit about me to see if you feel that I am a good fit to support you. I am a licensed clinical social worker and believe in creating a space in which you can be authentically you with affirming and caring support.
The process of finding a therapist can be a difficult journey but this is a great place to begin. I am glad you are here. Here is a little bit about me to see if you feel that I am a good fit to support you. I am a licensed clinical social worker and believe in creating a space in which you can be authentically you with affirming and caring support.
(505) 605-6786 View (505) 605-6786
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Jennifer Padilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Belen, NM 87002
What if you could change your path and re-create yourself? The trauma experience isn’t a destination but a journey that can lead to amazing personal growth. When you reframe painful experiences from an optimistic perspective, they become opportunities for personal development and growth. Instead of feeling powerless or doomed, begin experiencing life in a new way – one that allows you to live up to your potential. Please contact me to begin your journey to personal growth.
What if you could change your path and re-create yourself? The trauma experience isn’t a destination but a journey that can lead to amazing personal growth. When you reframe painful experiences from an optimistic perspective, they become opportunities for personal development and growth. Instead of feeling powerless or doomed, begin experiencing life in a new way – one that allows you to live up to your potential. Please contact me to begin your journey to personal growth.
(505) 657-2346 View (505) 657-2346
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Central New Mexico Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Belen, NM 87002
Central New Mexico Counseling Services is staffed by ten therapist (master level and/or PhD), New Mexico licensed with the training and credentials to provide therapeutic services for children (4 to 12), teens (13 to 16), young adults (17 to 21), adults, and seniors. We partner with local medical professionals to provide medication management and referral services. CNMCS is conveniently located at the first stop light just east of highway 314. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and concerns. Contact us at 505-565-9496.
Central New Mexico Counseling Services is staffed by ten therapist (master level and/or PhD), New Mexico licensed with the training and credentials to provide therapeutic services for children (4 to 12), teens (13 to 16), young adults (17 to 21), adults, and seniors. We partner with local medical professionals to provide medication management and referral services. CNMCS is conveniently located at the first stop light just east of highway 314. We welcome the opportunity to answer your questions and concerns. Contact us at 505-565-9496.
(505) 465-4873 View (505) 465-4873
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Cheryl Romero Brown LPCC
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Belen, NM 87002
Not accepting new clients
Cheryl Romero Brown is a caring and compassionate licensed mental health therapist with 23 years of experience. She works closely with individuals, children, and families who are struggling with problems in their everyday lives and who wish to reduce feelings of distress, improve their relationships with the people in their lives, and feel empowered in their ability to problem solve and cope with their own specific struggles. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling. She is a Native New Mexican and as such is dedicated to serving the people of New Mexico.
Cheryl Romero Brown is a caring and compassionate licensed mental health therapist with 23 years of experience. She works closely with individuals, children, and families who are struggling with problems in their everyday lives and who wish to reduce feelings of distress, improve their relationships with the people in their lives, and feel empowered in their ability to problem solve and cope with their own specific struggles. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling. She is a Native New Mexican and as such is dedicated to serving the people of New Mexico.
(505) 431-6665 View (505) 431-6665
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WomenSPEAK Recovery Counseling & Therapy
Counselor, PhD, , LPCC, LPC
Verified
Belen, NM 87002
Perhaps you’re at a point where you are frustrated and tired of starting over with a new therapist. You’re tired of telling your story over and over again and not experiencing any relief. You’re tired of taking all these medications and being numb. And you’re tired of your past trauma disrupting your everyday life. Perhaps you’re wondering if you’re ever going to heal and feel better. You CAN heal. The therapist’s job is to help facilitate the healing process that lies within you. To heal from trauma, you don’t have to talk about the details of what has happened to you (unless you find it helpful).
Perhaps you’re at a point where you are frustrated and tired of starting over with a new therapist. You’re tired of telling your story over and over again and not experiencing any relief. You’re tired of taking all these medications and being numb. And you’re tired of your past trauma disrupting your everyday life. Perhaps you’re wondering if you’re ever going to heal and feel better. You CAN heal. The therapist’s job is to help facilitate the healing process that lies within you. To heal from trauma, you don’t have to talk about the details of what has happened to you (unless you find it helpful).
(469) 754-8256 View (469) 754-8256
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Mauricio Lopez (Sandia Family Therapy) Accepting New Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belen, NM 87002
Growing up in Mexico, I was taught to believe that therapy was only for "crazy people". I have come to understand the stigma this brings to those who need support but do not know how to seek it. Therapy is for everyone who wants to make a positive change in their life. Ahora aceptando nuevos clientes. Naci en Aguascalientes, Ags. Mexico y llegue a lost 15 anos de edad a este pais. Creci con el pensamiento que la terapia era solo para la gente "loca". Reconozco que no, eso es una mentira. La terapia es una de las maneras mas positiva para sanar la mente y el corazon de los pesares de la vida.
Growing up in Mexico, I was taught to believe that therapy was only for "crazy people". I have come to understand the stigma this brings to those who need support but do not know how to seek it. Therapy is for everyone who wants to make a positive change in their life. Ahora aceptando nuevos clientes. Naci en Aguascalientes, Ags. Mexico y llegue a lost 15 anos de edad a este pais. Creci con el pensamiento que la terapia era solo para la gente "loca". Reconozco que no, eso es una mentira. La terapia es una de las maneras mas positiva para sanar la mente y el corazon de los pesares de la vida.
(505) 913-1473 View (505) 913-1473
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Blue Sky Wellness LLC
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LSAA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Belen, NM 87002
I understand that no one chooses to develop a substance use disorder. Instead, individuals who become dependent on substances are coping with life circumstances to the best of their ability.
I understand that no one chooses to develop a substance use disorder. Instead, individuals who become dependent on substances are coping with life circumstances to the best of their ability.
(505) 636-1273 View (505) 636-1273

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Andrew McKenna
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
12 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031  (Online Only)
The world is constantly changing, and change can be unsettling. Looking back at the last 5 years, the way we interact with people has completely transformed. With that change comes new worries and re-evaluating priorities. Sometimes it helps to have an outside perspective, and I am here as a calm, compassionate and introspective therapist. In my decade of working in the field of therapy I’ve worked with people who struggle with trauma, anxiety, anger and grief. After seeing how many clients had relationships change during the pandemic I decided to focus more of my practice to marriage and couples therapy.
The world is constantly changing, and change can be unsettling. Looking back at the last 5 years, the way we interact with people has completely transformed. With that change comes new worries and re-evaluating priorities. Sometimes it helps to have an outside perspective, and I am here as a calm, compassionate and introspective therapist. In my decade of working in the field of therapy I’ve worked with people who struggle with trauma, anxiety, anger and grief. After seeing how many clients had relationships change during the pandemic I decided to focus more of my practice to marriage and couples therapy.
(505) 657-2313 View (505) 657-2313
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Christian Raphael Hypnotherapy
CMS, CHT, FIBH
1 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031
I am a Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 400 hours of clinical training. I am Fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy, which is the certifying board with the highest level of initial certification, and on-going education requirements in the industry. I am a Hypnotherapist involved with the National Institutes of Health Hypnotherapy Study on Reducing Urinary Frequency using Medical Support Hypnotherapy. Additionally, I serve as an Associate Instructor and a Practical Skills Coach at the prestigious Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque. I am qualified to work on medical support issues, fears, anxieties, goal achievement & smoking cessation.
I am a Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 400 hours of clinical training. I am Fellow of the International Board of Hypnotherapy, which is the certifying board with the highest level of initial certification, and on-going education requirements in the industry. I am a Hypnotherapist involved with the National Institutes of Health Hypnotherapy Study on Reducing Urinary Frequency using Medical Support Hypnotherapy. Additionally, I serve as an Associate Instructor and a Practical Skills Coach at the prestigious Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque. I am qualified to work on medical support issues, fears, anxieties, goal achievement & smoking cessation.
(505) 431-6740 View (505) 431-6740
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Daniel Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Hello my name is Daniel Gonzales. My personal goals are to provide you with support and empowerment to help alleviate stressors and challenges that have negatively impacted you. I work with clients that have struggled with substance use issues, trauma and adolescents that are in need of support finding their identity and learning tools to manage emotions.
Hello my name is Daniel Gonzales. My personal goals are to provide you with support and empowerment to help alleviate stressors and challenges that have negatively impacted you. I work with clients that have struggled with substance use issues, trauma and adolescents that are in need of support finding their identity and learning tools to manage emotions.
(505) 257-6593 View (505) 257-6593
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Fundamental Therapy Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Lunas, NM 87031
My greatest hope for you is that therapy supports you with living a wholesome life with self-acceptance. Throughout my years of experience, I have enhanced my clinical skills and developed the ability to work with different patient populations. Combining my bilingual and bicultural abilities with my clinical background, I can deliver a full range of services to individuals and communities alike while treating them respectfully, and compassionately taking into account their circumstances. All of my therapy treatments include a trauma informed approach. My background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults.
My greatest hope for you is that therapy supports you with living a wholesome life with self-acceptance. Throughout my years of experience, I have enhanced my clinical skills and developed the ability to work with different patient populations. Combining my bilingual and bicultural abilities with my clinical background, I can deliver a full range of services to individuals and communities alike while treating them respectfully, and compassionately taking into account their circumstances. All of my therapy treatments include a trauma informed approach. My background includes working with children, adolescents, and adults.
(505) 591-6346 View (505) 591-6346
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GD Psych Services, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, MA, Captain
Verified
Los Lunas, NM 87031
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
I am dedicated to understanding the psychological mind from various lenses and providing services for any psychological need and any person in need. My ideal client is truly anyone in need of a type of psychological service. This can be anywhere from individual or group therapy, to a securities group needing to train their students on proactive psychological tools to minimize acute trauma response or level three firearms evaluations. While I am well trained in various psychological interventions and skill sets, my specialties include forensic evaluation, psychological and neuropsychological testing, learning style assessment, psychological autopsy, clinical supervision, and military trauma.
(505) 278-6489 View (505) 278-6489
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Patricia Garcia
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031
I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults from diverse populations. My goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment for my clients. I am passionate about fighting against stigmas related to counseling within minority/ethnic groups. I believe people should be able to receive services and resources in their own language and as a bilingual practitioner, I provide services for Spanish and English-speaking individuals.
I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults from diverse populations. My goal is to provide a welcoming, comfortable, and safe environment for my clients. I am passionate about fighting against stigmas related to counseling within minority/ethnic groups. I believe people should be able to receive services and resources in their own language and as a bilingual practitioner, I provide services for Spanish and English-speaking individuals.
(505) 994-1021 View (505) 994-1021
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Rena Hoskins (A Choice In Mind Counseling)
Counselor, MS, LPCC, CCTP
Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87105  (Online Only)
I am an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and my passion is to provide a safe space for both adolescents and adults, from all backgrounds, who are motivated to recover from all of life's stressors. I like to help clients learn how to acknowledge and process their past, but focus on their Here & Now, and what they want in their future. Tell me what you want, and we will figure out how to get there!
I am an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and my passion is to provide a safe space for both adolescents and adults, from all backgrounds, who are motivated to recover from all of life's stressors. I like to help clients learn how to acknowledge and process their past, but focus on their Here & Now, and what they want in their future. Tell me what you want, and we will figure out how to get there!
(505) 372-6126 View (505) 372-6126
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Walsh Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Friends and family aren't always the best place to turn when life gets difficult. That's where we come in. No matter what might be going on in your life, call us and we'll connect you to a caring mental health provider. Or if you'd prefer, fill out our Client Contact Form on our website, and one of our staff will contact you by the end of the next business day.
Friends and family aren't always the best place to turn when life gets difficult. That's where we come in. No matter what might be going on in your life, call us and we'll connect you to a caring mental health provider. Or if you'd prefer, fill out our Client Contact Form on our website, and one of our staff will contact you by the end of the next business day.
(505) 404-0814 View (505) 404-0814
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Nickole Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031  (Online Only)
My journey as a therapist has been deeply rooted in advocacy, support, and empowerment within the LGBTQ+ community and of communities of color. With a commitment to fostering inclusivity and understanding, I have cultivated a practice that prioritizes the voices and experiences of those often marginalized or underserved. I recognize the importance of culturally competent care and the impact of systemic inequalities in mental health. I provide a culturally responsive approach to therapy, addressing issues such as identity, discrimination, intergenerational trauma, and acculturation.
My journey as a therapist has been deeply rooted in advocacy, support, and empowerment within the LGBTQ+ community and of communities of color. With a commitment to fostering inclusivity and understanding, I have cultivated a practice that prioritizes the voices and experiences of those often marginalized or underserved. I recognize the importance of culturally competent care and the impact of systemic inequalities in mental health. I provide a culturally responsive approach to therapy, addressing issues such as identity, discrimination, intergenerational trauma, and acculturation.
(505) 805-2119 View (505) 805-2119
Elise Hensley, LISW, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Not accepting new clients
The primary focus of my private practice is the treatment of complex PTSD, PTSD , Acute Stress, OCD and ADHD using research driven modalities EMDR, Neurofeedback Training and CBT. These therapeutic modalities can be tailored for any age and every development stage. Primary specialty is Play Therapy used with children 2 - 7 years old.
The primary focus of my private practice is the treatment of complex PTSD, PTSD , Acute Stress, OCD and ADHD using research driven modalities EMDR, Neurofeedback Training and CBT. These therapeutic modalities can be tailored for any age and every development stage. Primary specialty is Play Therapy used with children 2 - 7 years old.
(505) 404-1876 View (505) 404-1876
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Dewhurst Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPCC, EMDR II
Verified
6 Endorsed
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Overcoming challenges in life is a normal process that we all work through on occasion. Perhaps you are experiencing challenges in work, raising children, school, relationships, loss, or social interactions that seem overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating. Maybe you have experienced negative or traumatic events in your life that have resulted in feelings of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or self-defeating behavior. Our beliefs, feelings and behaviors in life are based on both genetic components (what nature provides) and life experiences (from the womb to the present). Sometimes nature and nurture combine to cause us to have thoughts and beliefs that do not work to our benefit.
Overcoming challenges in life is a normal process that we all work through on occasion. Perhaps you are experiencing challenges in work, raising children, school, relationships, loss, or social interactions that seem overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating. Maybe you have experienced negative or traumatic events in your life that have resulted in feelings of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or self-defeating behavior. Our beliefs, feelings and behaviors in life are based on both genetic components (what nature provides) and life experiences (from the womb to the present). Sometimes nature and nurture combine to cause us to have thoughts and beliefs that do not work to our benefit.
(505) 569-6123 View (505) 569-6123

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Belen, NM

< 10

Therapists in Belen, NM who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Addiction
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Anger Management
78% Substance Use
78% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Presbyterian
89% Medicaid
78% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Belen, NM see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Belen?

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.