Therapists in Delaware County, NY

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Aaryn Elizabeth Spaulding
Creative Arts Therapist, MS, LCAT, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Margaretville, NY 12455
My ideal client is anyone who feels unseen and unheard. Those who struggle with expressing themselves through words and desire to find expression, healing and release through alternative routes such as movement and the creative arts.
My ideal client is anyone who feels unseen and unheard. Those who struggle with expressing themselves through words and desire to find expression, healing and release through alternative routes such as movement and the creative arts.
(845) 237-3812 View (845) 237-3812
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Telehealth Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Sidney, NY 13838  (Online Only)
We are dedicated to providing the service you need, when you need it, live on you smart phone or other device, from the convenience of your home. Appointments are usually scheduled within 48 hours. Whether your problem is anxiety or depression, a problem focusing, a relationship or family matter, or a problem with a child, you'll find that our competent and compassionate help will assist you in solving your problem. No need to be overwhelmed or focused on past failures. We believe that problems have solutions. With the proper clinical help it can be a new day! Give us a call at our 24/7.
We are dedicated to providing the service you need, when you need it, live on you smart phone or other device, from the convenience of your home. Appointments are usually scheduled within 48 hours. Whether your problem is anxiety or depression, a problem focusing, a relationship or family matter, or a problem with a child, you'll find that our competent and compassionate help will assist you in solving your problem. No need to be overwhelmed or focused on past failures. We believe that problems have solutions. With the proper clinical help it can be a new day! Give us a call at our 24/7.
(607) 214-2461 View (607) 214-2461
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Robbie A Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Margaretville, NY 12455  (Online Only)
My practice reflects my core values of kindness, trust, respect, and genuineness. My approach to therapy isn’t one of rigidity but connection and collaboration. Together, we work in a non-judgmental space to explore and discover what is blocking you in your path. While my area of expertise is in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, I can successfully help guide you through experiencing a life transition or struggles in a relationship. Obstacles come in many forms but my goal is always the same: an effective, solution-focused treatment.
My practice reflects my core values of kindness, trust, respect, and genuineness. My approach to therapy isn’t one of rigidity but connection and collaboration. Together, we work in a non-judgmental space to explore and discover what is blocking you in your path. While my area of expertise is in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, I can successfully help guide you through experiencing a life transition or struggles in a relationship. Obstacles come in many forms but my goal is always the same: an effective, solution-focused treatment.
(845) 250-0458 View (845) 250-0458
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Hannah Rama
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Delhi, NY 13753
Not accepting new clients
Whether you can name the challenges you're experiencing or feel an elusive 'something' not quite right in your life, a successful therapeutic experience can address these issues in a meaningful way. I am a licensed therapist dedicated to supporting individuals on their journeys toward mental and emotional well-being. My practice centers on supporting individuals experiencing: Anxiety and Stress, Perfectionism, Depression, Relationship Challenges, Pre and Postpartum Issues, Self-Exploration, Personal Growth, and Navigating Life Transitions.
Whether you can name the challenges you're experiencing or feel an elusive 'something' not quite right in your life, a successful therapeutic experience can address these issues in a meaningful way. I am a licensed therapist dedicated to supporting individuals on their journeys toward mental and emotional well-being. My practice centers on supporting individuals experiencing: Anxiety and Stress, Perfectionism, Depression, Relationship Challenges, Pre and Postpartum Issues, Self-Exploration, Personal Growth, and Navigating Life Transitions.
(607) 695-6114 View (607) 695-6114
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Shawn Bubany
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Delhi, NY 13753
We feel uncertain, afraid, and conflicted when going through hardship. And we often are self-critical at our low points, yet we all suffer in these ways. There are understandable reasons why we struggle that have nothing to do with our worth as people and everything to do with experiences we’ve had. Through no fault of our own, we internalize a lot of unhelpful stuff that we can carry with us. I believe that therapy at its best can help people break free from old emotions, habits, and stories that are not useful anymore. And I believe therapy has the potential to empower people to live more healthy, present, and authentic lives.
We feel uncertain, afraid, and conflicted when going through hardship. And we often are self-critical at our low points, yet we all suffer in these ways. There are understandable reasons why we struggle that have nothing to do with our worth as people and everything to do with experiences we’ve had. Through no fault of our own, we internalize a lot of unhelpful stuff that we can carry with us. I believe that therapy at its best can help people break free from old emotions, habits, and stories that are not useful anymore. And I believe therapy has the potential to empower people to live more healthy, present, and authentic lives.
(607) 862-5341 View (607) 862-5341
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Telehealth Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Sidney, NY 13838  (Online Only)
We are dedicated to providing the service you need, when you need it, live on you smart phone or other device, from the convenience of your home. Appointments are usually scheduled within 48 hours. Whether your problem is anxiety or depression, a problem focusing, a relationship or family matter, or a problem with a child, you'll find that our competent and compassionate help will assist you in solving your problem. No need to be overwhelmed or focused on past failures. We believe that problems have solutions. With the proper clinical help it can be a new day! Give us a call at our 24/7 hotline.
We are dedicated to providing the service you need, when you need it, live on you smart phone or other device, from the convenience of your home. Appointments are usually scheduled within 48 hours. Whether your problem is anxiety or depression, a problem focusing, a relationship or family matter, or a problem with a child, you'll find that our competent and compassionate help will assist you in solving your problem. No need to be overwhelmed or focused on past failures. We believe that problems have solutions. With the proper clinical help it can be a new day! Give us a call at our 24/7 hotline.
(607) 821-2731 View (607) 821-2731
Photo of Tracy Marie Stoop, LCSW, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Tracy Marie Stoop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
De Lancey, NY 13752
Struggling with a life change? Motherhood, menopause and peri-menopause, gender-based discrimination or marginalization, or being a woman of a “certain age” in today’s society? If you are dealing with any of these issues, I am happy to partner with you on your journey toward the life you want to curate for yourself. I am experienced helping women with life cycle issues, constant/chronic worrying, overthinking, feeling like you are not good enough in any area of your life, trauma, parenting and co-parenting struggles, prenatal and postpartum challenges, and relationship issues. I specialize in individual counseling for women.
Struggling with a life change? Motherhood, menopause and peri-menopause, gender-based discrimination or marginalization, or being a woman of a “certain age” in today’s society? If you are dealing with any of these issues, I am happy to partner with you on your journey toward the life you want to curate for yourself. I am experienced helping women with life cycle issues, constant/chronic worrying, overthinking, feeling like you are not good enough in any area of your life, trauma, parenting and co-parenting struggles, prenatal and postpartum challenges, and relationship issues. I specialize in individual counseling for women.
(607) 968-9019 View (607) 968-9019
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Neurodiversity In-Home Play Therapy & Psychosis
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Walton, NY 13856
Not accepting new clients
If you’ve found me, you know how difficult it can be to seek answers in the areas of understanding the differences in communication, ways of learning, and social preferences for both neurodiverse children and their parents. You are most likely exhausted and eager to learn more about science-based resources to help your child reach success, as you haven’t been afforded effective parent management techniques or learned about the neurobiology of attachment. Developing co-regulation techniques is essential for calming the nervous system. These techniques guide families and improve family function. I am licensed in NY and VT.
If you’ve found me, you know how difficult it can be to seek answers in the areas of understanding the differences in communication, ways of learning, and social preferences for both neurodiverse children and their parents. You are most likely exhausted and eager to learn more about science-based resources to help your child reach success, as you haven’t been afforded effective parent management techniques or learned about the neurobiology of attachment. Developing co-regulation techniques is essential for calming the nervous system. These techniques guide families and improve family function. I am licensed in NY and VT.
(607) 235-2986 View (607) 235-2986
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Telehealth Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Sidney, NY 13838  (Online Only)
We are dedicated to providing the service you need, when you need it, live on you smart phone or other device, from the convenience of your home. Appointments are usually scheduled within 48 hours. Whether your problem is anxiety or depression, a problem focusing, a relationship or family matter, or a problem with a child, you'll find that our competent and compassionate help will assist you in solving your problem. No need to be overwhelmed or focused on past failures. We believe that problems have solutions. With the proper clinical help it can be a new day! Give us a call at our 24/7 hotline.
We are dedicated to providing the service you need, when you need it, live on you smart phone or other device, from the convenience of your home. Appointments are usually scheduled within 48 hours. Whether your problem is anxiety or depression, a problem focusing, a relationship or family matter, or a problem with a child, you'll find that our competent and compassionate help will assist you in solving your problem. No need to be overwhelmed or focused on past failures. We believe that problems have solutions. With the proper clinical help it can be a new day! Give us a call at our 24/7 hotline.
(607) 251-0746 View (607) 251-0746
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Amy Meredith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walton, NY 13856
Now Accepting New Clients! I take a collaborative approach to therapy, my belief is that my role in therapy is to help join you in the process to help accomplish your goals. After receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. I gained experience in counseling in various settings which helps me meet you where you are at. I have been practicing counseling since 2016, with a specialty in addiction, problem gambling, trauma and women’s issues.
Now Accepting New Clients! I take a collaborative approach to therapy, my belief is that my role in therapy is to help join you in the process to help accomplish your goals. After receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. I gained experience in counseling in various settings which helps me meet you where you are at. I have been practicing counseling since 2016, with a specialty in addiction, problem gambling, trauma and women’s issues.
(607) 600-9594 View (607) 600-9594
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Bobbi Jo Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downsville, NY 13755
Telemedicine available! I have years of experience in the Child Welfare and Family Court field, as well as with individual experiencing depression, anxiety and mood disorders. I have a history of working with the forensic population, including sex offender treatment. I offer services to adolescents, adults, families and couples.
Telemedicine available! I have years of experience in the Child Welfare and Family Court field, as well as with individual experiencing depression, anxiety and mood disorders. I have a history of working with the forensic population, including sex offender treatment. I offer services to adolescents, adults, families and couples.
(607) 246-2413 View (607) 246-2413
Photo of Dani Epstein, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Dani Epstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Margaretville, NY 12455
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified integrative life coach with experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to children, adults and families. I see individuals struggling with a wide range of issues including job and relationship stressors, issues with self-esteem, and those seeking support to process past trauma or a recent loss.
I am a licensed clinical social worker and certified integrative life coach with experience providing psychotherapy and coaching to children, adults and families. I see individuals struggling with a wide range of issues including job and relationship stressors, issues with self-esteem, and those seeking support to process past trauma or a recent loss.
(833) 918-0678 View (833) 918-0678
Photo of Rose Ann O'Connor, LCSWR, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rose Ann O'Connor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Margaretville, NY 12455
Your life has meaning and purpose! If you’re ready for change, I am ready to take this journey with you. I do not promise it will be easy, but I do assure you that it will be worth the time you invest. I am a LCSW-R and a Certified School Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including school social work, corrections, addiction, outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric facilities, large non-profits, and private practice.
Your life has meaning and purpose! If you’re ready for change, I am ready to take this journey with you. I do not promise it will be easy, but I do assure you that it will be worth the time you invest. I am a LCSW-R and a Certified School Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including school social work, corrections, addiction, outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric facilities, large non-profits, and private practice.
(845) 456-8933 View (845) 456-8933
Photo of Cathy Harris, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cathy Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Delhi, NY 13753
Are you trying to figure out how to make changes in yourself and in your life? Counseling is just a series of conversations with 3 basic parts. First is for you to identify what you want to change, then you will explore ways to make those changes. Finally there is the work of challenging some of your thinking habits and how to try new strategies. This can can lead to changes in your behavior. Rigid or inaccurate thoughts can limit your understanding of other people as well as yourself. As you progress you will likely feel much more hopeful and positive. These new skills can be used daily. This is you taking charge of your life!
Are you trying to figure out how to make changes in yourself and in your life? Counseling is just a series of conversations with 3 basic parts. First is for you to identify what you want to change, then you will explore ways to make those changes. Finally there is the work of challenging some of your thinking habits and how to try new strategies. This can can lead to changes in your behavior. Rigid or inaccurate thoughts can limit your understanding of other people as well as yourself. As you progress you will likely feel much more hopeful and positive. These new skills can be used daily. This is you taking charge of your life!
(607) 643-6379 View (607) 643-6379
Photo of Martha M. G. Frame, LCSWR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Martha M. G. Frame
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Meredith, NY 13757  (Online Only)
I place value on being able to provide telementalhealth services to people as it allows them to access care while managing their unique circumstances (health/mobility challenges, child/family/elder care responsibilities, transportation, financial means, limited services) and to meet securely in settings that are most comfortable and natural for us both.
I place value on being able to provide telementalhealth services to people as it allows them to access care while managing their unique circumstances (health/mobility challenges, child/family/elder care responsibilities, transportation, financial means, limited services) and to meet securely in settings that are most comfortable and natural for us both.
(828) 332-5653 View (828) 332-5653
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Pete Tolson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sidney, NY 13838
In my practice, individuals who are dealing with mental health concerns will find a supportive, safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings. My approach is person-centered which means that I will meet each client where they are at in the counseling process and help them work toward their individual or relational goals.
In my practice, individuals who are dealing with mental health concerns will find a supportive, safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings. My approach is person-centered which means that I will meet each client where they are at in the counseling process and help them work toward their individual or relational goals.
(607) 304-3704 View (607) 304-3704
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Samantha Franke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DSW
Verified Verified
Sidney, NY 13838
My name is Dr. Samantha Franke. I am a behavioral therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). I have worked 10 years in private practice with 32 years of experience in serving adolescent and young adults, along with their families. I currently hold a doctorate degree in clinical social work. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. I often incorporate TF-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and into my work with clients. I also work from a strengths based perspective. I hope to provide individuals, couples and families in the tri-town community with a local, accessible resource of support
My name is Dr. Samantha Franke. I am a behavioral therapist and clinical social worker (LCSW). I have worked 10 years in private practice with 32 years of experience in serving adolescent and young adults, along with their families. I currently hold a doctorate degree in clinical social work. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR. I often incorporate TF-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and into my work with clients. I also work from a strengths based perspective. I hope to provide individuals, couples and families in the tri-town community with a local, accessible resource of support
(607) 953-6028 View (607) 953-6028
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Timothy C Donovan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Delhi, NY 13753  (Online Only)
*Not currently accepting new referrals.*Struggling with anxiety, depression, the lingering effects of past traumatic experiences or relationship problems? Having difficulty with your children? With over 25 years experience I can help you resolve your problems and find success. Making the decision to seek professional help can be difficult. I am here to help you through these trying times. I will work collaboratively with you or your family to identify central issues, decrease symptoms and develop effective coping strategies to help you lead a more rewarding and happy life.
*Not currently accepting new referrals.*Struggling with anxiety, depression, the lingering effects of past traumatic experiences or relationship problems? Having difficulty with your children? With over 25 years experience I can help you resolve your problems and find success. Making the decision to seek professional help can be difficult. I am here to help you through these trying times. I will work collaboratively with you or your family to identify central issues, decrease symptoms and develop effective coping strategies to help you lead a more rewarding and happy life.
(607) 873-2770 View (607) 873-2770
Photo of Janet Ballute, LCSWR, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janet Ballute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Delhi, NY 13753  (Online Only)
As individuals, partners, or parents, we know when something is out of sync. Changing situations, relationships and emotions are all part of the human condition. Sometimes we struggle to adjust. How we act -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually-- all determine our level of health. I specialize in mood disorders, trauma, bereavement, and suicide survivors. My clients are the experts. They experience the situation. I observe and listen, provide support, and suggest tools they may use as they challenge themselves, as they find a better to deal with their problems. Small changes equal big impacts in our lives.
As individuals, partners, or parents, we know when something is out of sync. Changing situations, relationships and emotions are all part of the human condition. Sometimes we struggle to adjust. How we act -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually-- all determine our level of health. I specialize in mood disorders, trauma, bereavement, and suicide survivors. My clients are the experts. They experience the situation. I observe and listen, provide support, and suggest tools they may use as they challenge themselves, as they find a better to deal with their problems. Small changes equal big impacts in our lives.
(607) 353-6955 View (607) 353-6955
Photo of Bernadette Winters Bell, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Bernadette Winters Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Delhi, NY 13753
Everyone suffers many losses in their lifetime. Grief is our reaction to loss based on what we have learned from childhood, what we have experienced as adults, and how we have chosen to respond. We then struggle to determine how to evolve and change. The grieving process does not follow a prescribed path. There are many commonalities to the grieving process, yet the journey is unique to the individual. Loss is typically defined as a death, but may take many forms: a relationship, a job, a pet. I specialize in many types of Grief and Transitions including Anticipatory. Absent, Complicated, Disenfranchised, Chronic, Delayed and Inhibited.
Everyone suffers many losses in their lifetime. Grief is our reaction to loss based on what we have learned from childhood, what we have experienced as adults, and how we have chosen to respond. We then struggle to determine how to evolve and change. The grieving process does not follow a prescribed path. There are many commonalities to the grieving process, yet the journey is unique to the individual. Loss is typically defined as a death, but may take many forms: a relationship, a job, a pet. I specialize in many types of Grief and Transitions including Anticipatory. Absent, Complicated, Disenfranchised, Chronic, Delayed and Inhibited.
(607) 327-4134 View (607) 327-4134

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Delaware County, NY

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Delaware County, NY who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
83% Stress
80% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Oscar Health

How Therapists in Delaware County, NY see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Delaware County?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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.