Therapists in Astoria, NY

Photo of Stephanie H Rocha, LCSW-R, CST, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Stephanie H Rocha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CST
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering me as an option for treatment. I offer psychotherapy for couples and individuals, and specialize in sex therapy. My therapeutic practice is to build on your current strengths, while learning new skills in therapy to improve your day to day life and, your self-confidence and worth. Learning how to better cope and work through your challenges is possible and vital to mental wellness. The therapy is collaborative and my patients recovery is also driven through their own determination in improving their mental health.
Thank you for considering me as an option for treatment. I offer psychotherapy for couples and individuals, and specialize in sex therapy. My therapeutic practice is to build on your current strengths, while learning new skills in therapy to improve your day to day life and, your self-confidence and worth. Learning how to better cope and work through your challenges is possible and vital to mental wellness. The therapy is collaborative and my patients recovery is also driven through their own determination in improving their mental health.
(516) 246-2827 View (516) 246-2827
Photo of Charlie Kadan, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Charlie Kadan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
I work with individuals to build their capacities for living life with greater ease, confidence, and self-compassion. My primary modalities are CBT, DBT, motivational-interviewing, and mindfulness. I am committed to showing up in the therapeutic relationship as warm and non-judgmental, with an aspiration that clients feel welcome and affirmed as their full selves.
I work with individuals to build their capacities for living life with greater ease, confidence, and self-compassion. My primary modalities are CBT, DBT, motivational-interviewing, and mindfulness. I am committed to showing up in the therapeutic relationship as warm and non-judgmental, with an aspiration that clients feel welcome and affirmed as their full selves.
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Maia Dioses
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
Hi there! My goal for our therapeutic relationship is for you to feel heard, safe and welcome. Creating a safe space where you can feel comfortable with developing your journey to work on persisting barriers, reconnecting with your inner strengths and embracing your present and your future with regained confidence. I believe we can work collaboratively through short or long-term treatment interventions towards your goals. I have experience working with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflict and LGBTQIA+ challenges.
Hi there! My goal for our therapeutic relationship is for you to feel heard, safe and welcome. Creating a safe space where you can feel comfortable with developing your journey to work on persisting barriers, reconnecting with your inner strengths and embracing your present and your future with regained confidence. I believe we can work collaboratively through short or long-term treatment interventions towards your goals. I have experience working with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, relationship conflict and LGBTQIA+ challenges.
(347) 394-3784 View (347) 394-3784
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Amelia Steves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who are seeking comfort and evidence based models to deal with their anxieties, life stressors, trauma, depression, family and relationship issues, and ADHD. I use empathetic listening, trauma informed and a strength based approach to help individuals meet the goals that they want to meet. These goals could be how to live each day and to learn how to prioritize themselves and their mental health. Being fluent in American Sign Language and being a CODA, I am familiar with the struggles that Deaf individuals face and the uniqueness of being raised in Deaf culture.
I work with individuals who are seeking comfort and evidence based models to deal with their anxieties, life stressors, trauma, depression, family and relationship issues, and ADHD. I use empathetic listening, trauma informed and a strength based approach to help individuals meet the goals that they want to meet. These goals could be how to live each day and to learn how to prioritize themselves and their mental health. Being fluent in American Sign Language and being a CODA, I am familiar with the struggles that Deaf individuals face and the uniqueness of being raised in Deaf culture.
(718) 550-3142 View (718) 550-3142
Farhana Begum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Steeped in 18 years of heart and hustle, my journey began in 2002, fresh out of Hunter College with a master's degree in social work. Since then, I've walked alongside a beautiful mix of people: the spirited youth, busy adults, and our cherished elderly. Whether it's guiding teenagers through their roller-coaster years, helping adults navigate life's twists and turns, calming the storms of ADHD, offering a safe harbor to those facing anxiety or depression, or standing strong with survivors of domestic violence, I’m there — steady, understanding, and ready to help.
Steeped in 18 years of heart and hustle, my journey began in 2002, fresh out of Hunter College with a master's degree in social work. Since then, I've walked alongside a beautiful mix of people: the spirited youth, busy adults, and our cherished elderly. Whether it's guiding teenagers through their roller-coaster years, helping adults navigate life's twists and turns, calming the storms of ADHD, offering a safe harbor to those facing anxiety or depression, or standing strong with survivors of domestic violence, I’m there — steady, understanding, and ready to help.
(419) 971-1025 View (419) 971-1025
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Elena Torres
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling sad, irritable, and unable to sleep? Are you having difficulty experiencing joy and happiness? Do you feel disconnected from friends and family? Do you feel like they are all interfering with your daily life? Do not be discouraged.
Do you find yourself feeling sad, irritable, and unable to sleep? Are you having difficulty experiencing joy and happiness? Do you feel disconnected from friends and family? Do you feel like they are all interfering with your daily life? Do not be discouraged.
(917) 540-6307 View (917) 540-6307
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Hali Riley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
If you're here for ENM knowledgeable relationship therapy, monogamous relationship therapy, or LGBTQ+ individual therapy you've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience (including my early days as a Conflict Mediator during recess), I bring a mix of warmth, enthusiasm, and a safe space for laughs, tears, and vulnerability. While holding safe boundaries for my clients, I believe in the power of transparency and being my genuine self in my work with people. I am affirming and open-minded, while encouraging you to try new ideas or behaviors that support your healing.
If you're here for ENM knowledgeable relationship therapy, monogamous relationship therapy, or LGBTQ+ individual therapy you've come to the right place. With over 25 years of experience (including my early days as a Conflict Mediator during recess), I bring a mix of warmth, enthusiasm, and a safe space for laughs, tears, and vulnerability. While holding safe boundaries for my clients, I believe in the power of transparency and being my genuine self in my work with people. I am affirming and open-minded, while encouraging you to try new ideas or behaviors that support your healing.
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Samantha Kostopoulos
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Do you find emotions are overwhelming or asking for help is challenging? Your mind runs in circles, or you feel angry at everything? You’ve lost someone and no one can understand the depth of the loss you feel? Completing tasks on your to do list feels impossible, so you procrastinate? Relationships are hard and communication is stressful? Welcome to therapy, where we can navigate through the emotions, get to the root of where they may be coming from, and develop healthy changes to improve your day to day. It is not the easiest process, but with support, change can occur!
Do you find emotions are overwhelming or asking for help is challenging? Your mind runs in circles, or you feel angry at everything? You’ve lost someone and no one can understand the depth of the loss you feel? Completing tasks on your to do list feels impossible, so you procrastinate? Relationships are hard and communication is stressful? Welcome to therapy, where we can navigate through the emotions, get to the root of where they may be coming from, and develop healthy changes to improve your day to day. It is not the easiest process, but with support, change can occur!
(516) 517-9678 View (516) 517-9678
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Rachel Valencia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients via telehealth! Struggling with your mental health can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone. Whether it be depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, or other mental health issues, I am here to help you understand where your issues have stemmed from, work on healing them, and learn new ways to cope and interact with your world. In working with me, you can expect to have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your innerworld. I work with clients of all ages, and in individual, couple, or family modality.
Accepting new clients via telehealth! Struggling with your mental health can be difficult, but you don't have to do it alone. Whether it be depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, or other mental health issues, I am here to help you understand where your issues have stemmed from, work on healing them, and learn new ways to cope and interact with your world. In working with me, you can expect to have a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your innerworld. I work with clients of all ages, and in individual, couple, or family modality.
(718) 400-6205 View (718) 400-6205
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Janine Ritchie
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS, MBA
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
I work with couples and individuals as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in supporting relationships in crisis and facilitating personal growth. My practice emphasizes improving communication and accelerating healing, addressing a range of concerns from infidelity and conflict resolution to co-dependency and cultural differences with couples. I have experience working with cisgendered and same-sex couples, understanding the unique challenges they may face. For individuals, my focus extends to enhancing self-esteem, managing anxiety, depression, and mastering time management issues.
I work with couples and individuals as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in supporting relationships in crisis and facilitating personal growth. My practice emphasizes improving communication and accelerating healing, addressing a range of concerns from infidelity and conflict resolution to co-dependency and cultural differences with couples. I have experience working with cisgendered and same-sex couples, understanding the unique challenges they may face. For individuals, my focus extends to enhancing self-esteem, managing anxiety, depression, and mastering time management issues.
(646) 859-0643 View (646) 859-0643
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Psychotherapy & Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
The Psychotherapy and Counseling Center offers psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families. Our director, Zoia Sizgoric, LCSW, has over 20 years experience in helping others just like you reach their goals. We focus on your strengths and offer support and guidance to help you overcome difficult times in your life. We provide treatment for depression, anxiety/phobias, trauma, domestic violence, ADHD, behavioral problems, anger management, eating disorders, difficulties at work, and marital or family problems. We also make referrals to community psychiatrists as needed.
(718) 831-6131 View (718) 831-6131
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Kevin Bustillo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11106
Congratulations on taking the first step towards therapy, this can be a profound and transformative decision and I am here to support you every step of the way. As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health services to individuals, couples, and families seeking support on their journey to improve mental and emotional well-being. Our practice is grounded in the belief that every person has the potential for positive change and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
Congratulations on taking the first step towards therapy, this can be a profound and transformative decision and I am here to support you every step of the way. As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective mental health services to individuals, couples, and families seeking support on their journey to improve mental and emotional well-being. Our practice is grounded in the belief that every person has the potential for positive change and growth. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.
(332) 378-5051 View (332) 378-5051
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Ayah Issa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
It just won't stop. Life feels like a constant fight to stay above water. The sadness, the pain, the monotony of it all, is dragging you down. It's a constant fight against depression, but you aren't sure why. Once upon a time, you felt the possibility of happiness and joy, but now it's all about going through the motions, fighting against the sadness. And it's getting harder and harder to fake it. You're starting to wonder about the meaning of life; what the purpose of all of this is. You've tried coaching, talking to friends, maybe even some therapists, but nothing is sticking and you desperately need help getting out of this fog.
It just won't stop. Life feels like a constant fight to stay above water. The sadness, the pain, the monotony of it all, is dragging you down. It's a constant fight against depression, but you aren't sure why. Once upon a time, you felt the possibility of happiness and joy, but now it's all about going through the motions, fighting against the sadness. And it's getting harder and harder to fake it. You're starting to wonder about the meaning of life; what the purpose of all of this is. You've tried coaching, talking to friends, maybe even some therapists, but nothing is sticking and you desperately need help getting out of this fog.
(929) 203-7537 View (929) 203-7537
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Jessica Koblenz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11105
You're searching for how to improve some aspect of your life. Let's work together. Whether you're dealing with a difficulty with a small life stressor or a chronic issue, we can work to create specific goals to address your needs. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Previously, I was the Clinic Director of an outpatient Mental Health Clinic, and Director of Training at Holliswood Hospital. I was the primary Psychologist for the Military Wellness Program. I am motivated to help you build your leadership potential and show up in your work and personal relationships as the best version of yourself.
You're searching for how to improve some aspect of your life. Let's work together. Whether you're dealing with a difficulty with a small life stressor or a chronic issue, we can work to create specific goals to address your needs. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Previously, I was the Clinic Director of an outpatient Mental Health Clinic, and Director of Training at Holliswood Hospital. I was the primary Psychologist for the Military Wellness Program. I am motivated to help you build your leadership potential and show up in your work and personal relationships as the best version of yourself.
(929) 475-0920 View (929) 475-0920
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Amanda Fox Himi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
Throughout our lives, we develop certain ways of dealing with painful feelings. These ways of coping help to shield and protect us from experiencing difficult and overwhelming emotions temporarily. However, over time, these approaches may no longer be effective and simply just serve as a band aid solution to deeper wounds that require more healing. My therapeutic approach will help you to better understand your behavioral and thinking patterns, where they stem from, why they no longer work, and to establish healthier strategies for managing emotional distress.
Throughout our lives, we develop certain ways of dealing with painful feelings. These ways of coping help to shield and protect us from experiencing difficult and overwhelming emotions temporarily. However, over time, these approaches may no longer be effective and simply just serve as a band aid solution to deeper wounds that require more healing. My therapeutic approach will help you to better understand your behavioral and thinking patterns, where they stem from, why they no longer work, and to establish healthier strategies for managing emotional distress.
(929) 410-5243 View (929) 410-5243
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India Reckard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
You do not have to struggle in silence, healing requires becoming more aware and learning behavior patterns and traits that may no longer serve you. My practice consists of individualized psychotherapy treatment and the journey of being more present and in tune with yourself, your cognitions, your emotions, and your behaviors. Individualized psychotherapy treatment is an opportunity for your growth, healing, and transformation. Take the first step in your growth by taking care of your mental health.
You do not have to struggle in silence, healing requires becoming more aware and learning behavior patterns and traits that may no longer serve you. My practice consists of individualized psychotherapy treatment and the journey of being more present and in tune with yourself, your cognitions, your emotions, and your behaviors. Individualized psychotherapy treatment is an opportunity for your growth, healing, and transformation. Take the first step in your growth by taking care of your mental health.
(929) 374-2313 View (929) 374-2313
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Claudia Ahumada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11102  (Online Only)
The first step is realizing you're facing a challenge that needs your attention or perhaps you notice things are not flowing for you lately. The second step is realizing that you need assistance processing it to understand it fully, like most of us. The third and last step is deciding to make a change in your life by taking action, and starting a therapeutic relationship with an effective and experienced psychotherapist.
The first step is realizing you're facing a challenge that needs your attention or perhaps you notice things are not flowing for you lately. The second step is realizing that you need assistance processing it to understand it fully, like most of us. The third and last step is deciding to make a change in your life by taking action, and starting a therapeutic relationship with an effective and experienced psychotherapist.
(917) 809-6164 View (917) 809-6164
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Bisma Anwar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11106  (Online Only)
Bisma Anwar has been a mental health therapist for over a decade. Her work experiences have been in hospitals, non-profits, mental health clinics, and digital mental health startups. Throughout her career she has worked with community based organizations, spoken at panels, done workshops and webinars to provide education and awareness of various mental health issues. Over the years, she has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Popsugar, Buzzfeed, and many other media outlets.
Bisma Anwar has been a mental health therapist for over a decade. Her work experiences have been in hospitals, non-profits, mental health clinics, and digital mental health startups. Throughout her career she has worked with community based organizations, spoken at panels, done workshops and webinars to provide education and awareness of various mental health issues. Over the years, she has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Popsugar, Buzzfeed, and many other media outlets.
(646) 846-7071 View (646) 846-7071
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Joseph R. Scrivani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Astoria, NY 11103
Making the decision to change or start something new is never easy, therapy included. Let me help you make the change you want in your life! I have been helping people do just that for nearly 20 years. My clients are adults of all genders & sexual orientations. It's been my experience that therapy works best when you and your therapist share a sense of trust & comfort. This helps increase motivation. Primary issues treated are depression, anxiety, lack of satisfaction in relationships & careers, self-esteem, grief and living with chronic illness.
Making the decision to change or start something new is never easy, therapy included. Let me help you make the change you want in your life! I have been helping people do just that for nearly 20 years. My clients are adults of all genders & sexual orientations. It's been my experience that therapy works best when you and your therapist share a sense of trust & comfort. This helps increase motivation. Primary issues treated are depression, anxiety, lack of satisfaction in relationships & careers, self-esteem, grief and living with chronic illness.
(917) 746-0276 View (917) 746-0276
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Kayla Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Astoria, NY 11105  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 15 years of experience working in various health care and non-profit settings. My passion lies in helping those who are dealing with grief & loss in all of its forms, as well as family of origin issues, relationship challenges, stress, identity issues, and generational trauma. My lived experience as a bi-racial Asian American allows me to explore the complexities of being human through a unique and intersectional lens.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over 15 years of experience working in various health care and non-profit settings. My passion lies in helping those who are dealing with grief & loss in all of its forms, as well as family of origin issues, relationship challenges, stress, identity issues, and generational trauma. My lived experience as a bi-racial Asian American allows me to explore the complexities of being human through a unique and intersectional lens.
(646) 832-4240 View (646) 832-4240

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Astoria, NY

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Astoria, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
72% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Astoria, NY see their clients

62% Online Only
38% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Astoria?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.