Therapists in Chamisal, NM

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Lolly Be
MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chamisal, NM 87521
I am an activist first & psychotherapist second. I am a survivor of abusive relationships & a counselor for others working through this form of addiction. I am internationally adopted & found my way through identity exploration into reconnecting with my indigenous latinx ancestry including ceremony. I have traveled around the world doing public health work & around USA doing grassroots activism. I have ADHD & am neurodiverse. These are the topics I am most well suited to support you with. My education + lived experience inform my expertise. Tambien hablo el espanol, es mi segunda idioma pero se abre una puerta a uds para conectar.
I am an activist first & psychotherapist second. I am a survivor of abusive relationships & a counselor for others working through this form of addiction. I am internationally adopted & found my way through identity exploration into reconnecting with my indigenous latinx ancestry including ceremony. I have traveled around the world doing public health work & around USA doing grassroots activism. I have ADHD & am neurodiverse. These are the topics I am most well suited to support you with. My education + lived experience inform my expertise. Tambien hablo el espanol, es mi segunda idioma pero se abre una puerta a uds para conectar.
(505) 207-0187 View (505) 207-0187

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Star Smith
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Penasco, NM 87553
Not accepting new clients
My name is Star and I applaud you for taking this step and feel honored you are considering including me on this journey. Do you often feel stuck in the past? If so, come work with me and we will use therapeutic methods to work on what is still holding you back, causing you difficulties-in a gentle and supportive manner.
My name is Star and I applaud you for taking this step and feel honored you are considering including me on this journey. Do you often feel stuck in the past? If so, come work with me and we will use therapeutic methods to work on what is still holding you back, causing you difficulties-in a gentle and supportive manner.
(575) 214-8478 View (575) 214-8478

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Tatia Lipe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACCTS
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87109
I am a warm and compassionate person who speaks from the heart. I understand that some things are not easy to talk about and sometimes we just don’t know where to start. I do know that the unresolved issues from the past will continue to show up in our lives regardless of how much we try to ignore them. In my work as a trauma specialist, I’ve found that a lot of people are not aware of the impact that these past negative experiences can have on our relationships and day-to-day interactions with others. I am able to help educate clients more about what they’re experiencing.
I am a warm and compassionate person who speaks from the heart. I understand that some things are not easy to talk about and sometimes we just don’t know where to start. I do know that the unresolved issues from the past will continue to show up in our lives regardless of how much we try to ignore them. In my work as a trauma specialist, I’ve found that a lot of people are not aware of the impact that these past negative experiences can have on our relationships and day-to-day interactions with others. I am able to help educate clients more about what they’re experiencing.
(505) 560-2804 View (505) 560-2804
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La’Quesha Boston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Q Boston. I work with couples who feel divided because of fights about finances. Too many marriages are being destroyed by money problems and it’s leaving couples feeling disconnected, lonely, and frustrated. I know how challenging it can be to have productive conversations with your spouse about money - especially without it ending in a fight. BUT, I believe that money issues are solvable. I also understand that the issues are often about more than just money and that they take work to get to the root of.
Hi, I’m Q Boston. I work with couples who feel divided because of fights about finances. Too many marriages are being destroyed by money problems and it’s leaving couples feeling disconnected, lonely, and frustrated. I know how challenging it can be to have productive conversations with your spouse about money - especially without it ending in a fight. BUT, I believe that money issues are solvable. I also understand that the issues are often about more than just money and that they take work to get to the root of.
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Ken Hutchinson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Thanks for visiting. I'm an experienced psychologist with a part time practice in the Albuquerque area. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means co-creating a meaningful depth and connection in therapy. I also train therapists in gestalt therapy and specialize in doing therapy with other therapists. My goal is to help others live richly, meaningfully, and deeply. I welcome those who find this information resonant.
Thanks for visiting. I'm an experienced psychologist with a part time practice in the Albuquerque area. I conduct psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with older adolescents and adults. I approach therapy from a gestalt perspective which means co-creating a meaningful depth and connection in therapy. I also train therapists in gestalt therapy and specialize in doing therapy with other therapists. My goal is to help others live richly, meaningfully, and deeply. I welcome those who find this information resonant.
(505) 405-6548 View (505) 405-6548
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Elysia Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87121
I am Elysia Russell, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other behavioral concerns. I met so many social workers who were doing their job for a paycheck. Although everyone needs to make money, helping people is the main goal. I love helping people reach their goals or get them out of a bad emotional spot. I like seeing clients change their lives and being a part of their support system to aid them in making those changes.
I am Elysia Russell, I am a licensed clinical social worker. I specialize in trauma, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and other behavioral concerns. I met so many social workers who were doing their job for a paycheck. Although everyone needs to make money, helping people is the main goal. I love helping people reach their goals or get them out of a bad emotional spot. I like seeing clients change their lives and being a part of their support system to aid them in making those changes.
(505) 805-2746 View (505) 805-2746
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Talking Circles Therapy & Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCSW, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87107
**Now offering medication management** Each of us is on a journey and there will be times where we feel lost, alone, overwhelmed or inadequate. We believe the key to moving past difficulties in your life involves developing greater awareness, understanding, and self-compassion in a safe and affirming space. We will explore what is holding you back, develop skills so you can change unhealthy patterns while gently challenging you to move towards health and wellbeing. We are all resilient and have the inherent ability to change and thrive. Each day offers an opportunity to learn from the past and fully immerse ourselves in the present.
**Now offering medication management** Each of us is on a journey and there will be times where we feel lost, alone, overwhelmed or inadequate. We believe the key to moving past difficulties in your life involves developing greater awareness, understanding, and self-compassion in a safe and affirming space. We will explore what is holding you back, develop skills so you can change unhealthy patterns while gently challenging you to move towards health and wellbeing. We are all resilient and have the inherent ability to change and thrive. Each day offers an opportunity to learn from the past and fully immerse ourselves in the present.
(505) 375-6651 View (505) 375-6651
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Antonia P Montoya
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHES
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Currently accepting new clients. All sessions are self-pay with a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available. - - - I am a mental health therapist and practitioner of traditional medicine who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and challenging life transitions. I love working with clients to help them transform patterns that feel stuck because they have been lifelong, systemic, ancestral or historical. I support my clients in their exploration and reconnection with their true selves while teaching practices for creating the change they seek in their lives.
Currently accepting new clients. All sessions are self-pay with a limited number of pay-what-you-can spots available. - - - I am a mental health therapist and practitioner of traditional medicine who specializes in walking alongside clients through grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and challenging life transitions. I love working with clients to help them transform patterns that feel stuck because they have been lifelong, systemic, ancestral or historical. I support my clients in their exploration and reconnection with their true selves while teaching practices for creating the change they seek in their lives.
(505) 391-4296 View (505) 391-4296
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Jenna Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87102
My goal as a clinician is to help empower you to become the most authentic version of yourself. I want to help you achieve new levels of confidence and self empowerment. I utilize a holistic approach including the following modalities, an NMT Neuroregulatory Perspective, Collaborative Problem Solving, Acceptance and Commitment, and Emotion Focused techniques. I help connecting the physical and mental capacities within you to bring about the development of personal systems that can not only create, but also be able to sustain lifetime changes.
My goal as a clinician is to help empower you to become the most authentic version of yourself. I want to help you achieve new levels of confidence and self empowerment. I utilize a holistic approach including the following modalities, an NMT Neuroregulatory Perspective, Collaborative Problem Solving, Acceptance and Commitment, and Emotion Focused techniques. I help connecting the physical and mental capacities within you to bring about the development of personal systems that can not only create, but also be able to sustain lifetime changes.
(505) 370-7251 View (505) 370-7251
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Daniel Gonzales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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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Gina Marie Letizia
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87508  (Online Only)
It is a gift to engage in a therapeutic relationship with another human who shows up with vulnerability and courage to ask for support in their life. I am here to meet you where you are on your journey, to support and guide you in living the life you envision.
It is a gift to engage in a therapeutic relationship with another human who shows up with vulnerability and courage to ask for support in their life. I am here to meet you where you are on your journey, to support and guide you in living the life you envision.
(505) 391-2459 View (505) 391-2459
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Gregory Gutin
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
My work with individuals and families is grounded in helping to support the ever-changing process of growing, learning and finding a meaningful place within a family and the larger community. The challenges we face in an accelerated global culture seem extraordinarily complex for many of us who can often find ourselves overwhelmed with the demands of a non-stop, technology-driven lifestyle with unrealistic expectations. Slowing down long enough to to give needed attention to our priorities and goals can be difficult, but I'm confident that with some reflection and support we can find grounding and clarity as a path towards wellness.
My work with individuals and families is grounded in helping to support the ever-changing process of growing, learning and finding a meaningful place within a family and the larger community. The challenges we face in an accelerated global culture seem extraordinarily complex for many of us who can often find ourselves overwhelmed with the demands of a non-stop, technology-driven lifestyle with unrealistic expectations. Slowing down long enough to to give needed attention to our priorities and goals can be difficult, but I'm confident that with some reflection and support we can find grounding and clarity as a path towards wellness.
(505) 209-8928 View (505) 209-8928
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Rosvita Botkin
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Life is an ongoing process of aligning with our true authentic self. Without that alignment life can feel barren and meaningless. We feel stuck and unable to realize our visions and dreams. Yet, the capacity of the human spirit for creative and intuitive development is truly unlimited. Most of us however, use only a small fraction of that capacity. Through self-reflection and personal exploration we can gain an understanding of what limits this capacity.
Life is an ongoing process of aligning with our true authentic self. Without that alignment life can feel barren and meaningless. We feel stuck and unable to realize our visions and dreams. Yet, the capacity of the human spirit for creative and intuitive development is truly unlimited. Most of us however, use only a small fraction of that capacity. Through self-reflection and personal exploration we can gain an understanding of what limits this capacity.
(505) 636-5334 View (505) 636-5334
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Ashleigh Beyer
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CGC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to having my Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy, I attended Southwestern College's Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program where I became a Certified Grief Counselor. I am devoted to a compassionate and person-centered approach. I take my client's lead and am happy to provide the lead if they feel lost. I continue to study with my teachers, Rev. Dr. Ted Wiard, José Stevens and I am inspired by the work of Dr. Judith Orloff.
In addition to having my Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy, I attended Southwestern College's Trauma, Grief and Renewal Certificate Program where I became a Certified Grief Counselor. I am devoted to a compassionate and person-centered approach. I take my client's lead and am happy to provide the lead if they feel lost. I continue to study with my teachers, Rev. Dr. Ted Wiard, José Stevens and I am inspired by the work of Dr. Judith Orloff.
(505) 421-4272 View (505) 421-4272
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Kyri Elizabeth Azar
Counselor, LCPC, RYT, ND
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Hello, I am an experienced Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in treating Trauma, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Life Transition issues, and Stress. I am trained in IBSR, EMDR, DBT, EFT, and CBT and Yoga for Trauma. We can work together so you feel comfortable, using traditional talk therapy, Body/Mind approaches or a combination of the two. Most people come to counselilng when they are stuck, frustrated and feel they aren't able to move forward with their lives, hopes and dreams. Taking the first step isn't easy, but the beauty is that you've started your new journey already!
Hello, I am an experienced Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in treating Trauma, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Life Transition issues, and Stress. I am trained in IBSR, EMDR, DBT, EFT, and CBT and Yoga for Trauma. We can work together so you feel comfortable, using traditional talk therapy, Body/Mind approaches or a combination of the two. Most people come to counselilng when they are stuck, frustrated and feel they aren't able to move forward with their lives, hopes and dreams. Taking the first step isn't easy, but the beauty is that you've started your new journey already!
(208) 505-9127 View (208) 505-9127
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Shelly Bruce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Albuquerque, NM 87109  (Online Only)
Shelly Bruce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Mexico with nearly 13 years of professional experience working with individuals and couples to assist in empowering positive change in their lives. Shelly has worked extensively with people challenged by depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss issues, codependency, addiction issues and relationship issues. In addition Shelly spent 4 years working in hospice care with her primary focus on end of life counseling with terminally ill patients. Shelly believes the heart of your healing process begins with the interaction with you and your therapist. Healing starts now
Shelly Bruce is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Mexico with nearly 13 years of professional experience working with individuals and couples to assist in empowering positive change in their lives. Shelly has worked extensively with people challenged by depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss issues, codependency, addiction issues and relationship issues. In addition Shelly spent 4 years working in hospice care with her primary focus on end of life counseling with terminally ill patients. Shelly believes the heart of your healing process begins with the interaction with you and your therapist. Healing starts now
(575) 500-4191 View (575) 500-4191
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A New You, LLC
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CRS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I am the creator of the rapid "ROOMMATES TO ROMANCE PROGRAM" which has helped many couples improve their communication skills and their overall connection. If you are considering COUPLES COUNSELING, chances are that your most important relationship is struggling. Maybe you suffer from "roommate syndrome", or over scheduling. Or maybe you no longer have fun together or you struggle with communicating your needs. It is not easy to ask for help for your relationship. But, don't be discouraged, very few people are educated or trained in the complexities of having successful relationships. In this way, you can consider couples counseling as your "Relationship 101" course.
Hello, I am the creator of the rapid "ROOMMATES TO ROMANCE PROGRAM" which has helped many couples improve their communication skills and their overall connection. If you are considering COUPLES COUNSELING, chances are that your most important relationship is struggling. Maybe you suffer from "roommate syndrome", or over scheduling. Or maybe you no longer have fun together or you struggle with communicating your needs. It is not easy to ask for help for your relationship. But, don't be discouraged, very few people are educated or trained in the complexities of having successful relationships. In this way, you can consider couples counseling as your "Relationship 101" course.
(505) 412-6087 View (505) 412-6087
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Sandia Therapy and Wellness Center
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Immediate Openings! At Sandia Therapy and Wellness Center, we ensure that those in our community can access care where and when they need it. We provide outpatient mental health treatment to numerous people, of all backgrounds and cultures. We open our doors to every Albuquerque metro area resident, and, in some cases, those in neighboring communities–serving individuals and families facing adverse life circumstances or struggling with mental health issues.
Immediate Openings! At Sandia Therapy and Wellness Center, we ensure that those in our community can access care where and when they need it. We provide outpatient mental health treatment to numerous people, of all backgrounds and cultures. We open our doors to every Albuquerque metro area resident, and, in some cases, those in neighboring communities–serving individuals and families facing adverse life circumstances or struggling with mental health issues.
(505) 560-2614 View (505) 560-2614
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Katherine Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87594  (Online Only)
Throughout our lives we have different challenges that muddle our understanding of our selves. We are often left looking for clarity on our needs and how to move forward in a way that feels true to us. I enjoy helping adults who are adjusting to changes in their identity. This may be brought on by life transitions such as a career change, infertility, contemplating being a parent, loss of a partner or family member, surprise DNA discoveries or other ways that can cause self questioning. I can support you to find the self knowledge and strength to move forward in a conscious and thoughtful way.
Throughout our lives we have different challenges that muddle our understanding of our selves. We are often left looking for clarity on our needs and how to move forward in a way that feels true to us. I enjoy helping adults who are adjusting to changes in their identity. This may be brought on by life transitions such as a career change, infertility, contemplating being a parent, loss of a partner or family member, surprise DNA discoveries or other ways that can cause self questioning. I can support you to find the self knowledge and strength to move forward in a conscious and thoughtful way.
(505) 436-3641 View (505) 436-3641
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Susan Nelsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Robert Frost wrote “THE BEST WAY OUT IS ALWAYS THROUGH”. I come from a strength-based perspective, using an eclectic approach by offering a variety of therapeutic modalities that are oriented to the individual. Modalities inlcude EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I seek to help clients transition through difficult/challenging times to experiencing life in a more fulfilling & positive light.
Robert Frost wrote “THE BEST WAY OUT IS ALWAYS THROUGH”. I come from a strength-based perspective, using an eclectic approach by offering a variety of therapeutic modalities that are oriented to the individual. Modalities inlcude EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I seek to help clients transition through difficult/challenging times to experiencing life in a more fulfilling & positive light.
(505) 391-5759 View (505) 391-5759

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Number of Therapists in Chamisal, NM

< 10

Therapists in Chamisal, NM who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Life Coaching
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Adoption

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Therapists in Chamisal, NM see their clients

100% In Person and Online

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How can I find a therapist in Chamisal?

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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.