Therapists in Douglaston, NY

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Diane L. Haber
MS, RN, CS
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
I believe in the potential of my clients to tap their own resources to resolve issues in their life. I consider myself a catalyst in this process. I also believe in the ongoing ability for one to self actualize regardless of age or life circumstances. I focus on individual strengths and utilize what the client presents to enact change. I use my medical knowledge to work with mind body issues that cause discomfort or dysfunction. I deal with current concerns, and teach new skills as needed.
I believe in the potential of my clients to tap their own resources to resolve issues in their life. I consider myself a catalyst in this process. I also believe in the ongoing ability for one to self actualize regardless of age or life circumstances. I focus on individual strengths and utilize what the client presents to enact change. I use my medical knowledge to work with mind body issues that cause discomfort or dysfunction. I deal with current concerns, and teach new skills as needed.
(718) 569-8590 View (718) 569-8590
Anne Keyes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
I use cognitive, mindfulness, mindfulness, post traumatic growth, bereavement work, behavior and insight oriented therapy, to assist clients in enhancing their lives and fulfilling their long term dreams. I am trained in EMDR, Reiki and DBT. I am currently providing telehealth sessions.
I use cognitive, mindfulness, mindfulness, post traumatic growth, bereavement work, behavior and insight oriented therapy, to assist clients in enhancing their lives and fulfilling their long term dreams. I am trained in EMDR, Reiki and DBT. I am currently providing telehealth sessions.
(646) 490-9925 View (646) 490-9925
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Linette J Giuliano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
I am a firm believer of meeting my clients where they are at in their present situation. My goal is to empower my clients so that they can move on to have a healthy, productive future. Whether you are seeking to enhance personal growth and awareness, resolve relationship difficulties, or overcome anxiety and depression, I can assist.
I am a firm believer of meeting my clients where they are at in their present situation. My goal is to empower my clients so that they can move on to have a healthy, productive future. Whether you are seeking to enhance personal growth and awareness, resolve relationship difficulties, or overcome anxiety and depression, I can assist.
(516) 265-7849 View (516) 265-7849
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Nehal P Vadhan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
My practice is geared towards helping individuals who are suffering from addiction problems of any kind, cognitive problems (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) or problems with disordered thought or perception. My goal is to assist clients improve their psychological functioning with a combination of individualized clinical evaluation and treatment. I am also a research scientist at Northwell's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (https://feinstein.northwell.edu/institutes-researchers/our-researchers/nehal-p-vadhan-phd) and director of the Center for Psychedelics Research and Treatment.
My practice is geared towards helping individuals who are suffering from addiction problems of any kind, cognitive problems (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) or problems with disordered thought or perception. My goal is to assist clients improve their psychological functioning with a combination of individualized clinical evaluation and treatment. I am also a research scientist at Northwell's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (https://feinstein.northwell.edu/institutes-researchers/our-researchers/nehal-p-vadhan-phd) and director of the Center for Psychedelics Research and Treatment.
(347) 894-2520 View (347) 894-2520
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Sofie Voyias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11363
I work with individuals and couples to provide a supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate therapeutic environment. My goal is to create a trusting relationship which will enable you to acquire insight into patterns of behavior that may be destructive, while strengthening behaviors which are productive in your life. I view the therapeutic relationship as a joint journey into self-exploration, which can give you the opportunity for insight and empower you with the necessary tools to evolve, bring about change and achieve goals.
I work with individuals and couples to provide a supportive, non-judgmental and compassionate therapeutic environment. My goal is to create a trusting relationship which will enable you to acquire insight into patterns of behavior that may be destructive, while strengthening behaviors which are productive in your life. I view the therapeutic relationship as a joint journey into self-exploration, which can give you the opportunity for insight and empower you with the necessary tools to evolve, bring about change and achieve goals.
(917) 791-3246 View (917) 791-3246
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Gail Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCD
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! It takes courage to reach out and find a therapist. Maybe you have an inner dialogue that is critical, have trouble initiating things and following through, are experiencing relationship struggles or are curious about why something keeps happening even though you mean to change. Sometimes the relationship between food and body is complicated and talking about it can help you to understand more fully. Loss of identity due to a change in job, parenthood, career, sexual identity or physical illness may make you need to explore new ways of interacting with yourself and those around you.
Welcome! It takes courage to reach out and find a therapist. Maybe you have an inner dialogue that is critical, have trouble initiating things and following through, are experiencing relationship struggles or are curious about why something keeps happening even though you mean to change. Sometimes the relationship between food and body is complicated and talking about it can help you to understand more fully. Loss of identity due to a change in job, parenthood, career, sexual identity or physical illness may make you need to explore new ways of interacting with yourself and those around you.
(516) 330-0593 View (516) 330-0593
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Wendy Paisner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
I help people understand how one's thoughts and feelings are connected and how self knowledge can alter behavior and mood. You can begin to redefine how you view yourself in the world by building an interpersonal, here-and-now relationship. Together, we will explore your history and your interpersonal dynamics to better understand your current concerns. Our work together will serve as the backbone for personal growth and it will help you navigate changes in your life.
I help people understand how one's thoughts and feelings are connected and how self knowledge can alter behavior and mood. You can begin to redefine how you view yourself in the world by building an interpersonal, here-and-now relationship. Together, we will explore your history and your interpersonal dynamics to better understand your current concerns. Our work together will serve as the backbone for personal growth and it will help you navigate changes in your life.
(516) 308-6983 View (516) 308-6983
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Dr. Terry Gomez
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
My work is primarily focused on supporting parents with perinatal & postpartum depression, child behavioral challenges, trauma, interpersonal familial conflicts, domestic violence, grief & loss, and maternal mood disorders. In addition, I also provide support to parents who have children with developmental delays.
My work is primarily focused on supporting parents with perinatal & postpartum depression, child behavioral challenges, trauma, interpersonal familial conflicts, domestic violence, grief & loss, and maternal mood disorders. In addition, I also provide support to parents who have children with developmental delays.
(718) 395-3571 View (718) 395-3571
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Jenny Chang
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients who struggle with finding life fulfillment by exploring their personal values, goals, and what they find meaningful. During this process I also help them with working on achieving their goals by identifying barriers, and exploring ways to navigate through life's challenges. Some of these barriers may be depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, while other barriers may be external or a combination thereof. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with grief and loss issues.
I work with clients who struggle with finding life fulfillment by exploring their personal values, goals, and what they find meaningful. During this process I also help them with working on achieving their goals by identifying barriers, and exploring ways to navigate through life's challenges. Some of these barriers may be depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, while other barriers may be external or a combination thereof. I have extensive experience working with individuals struggling with grief and loss issues.
(404) 998-4593 View (404) 998-4593
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Rachel Maki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety or feel lost in how to heal from past trauma? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to cope with complex relationships? Struggling with intense emotions and trauma can feel exhausting and impact every aspect of our lives, even our physical health. As a therapist and yoga instructor, I bring my insight of the mind-body connection to help clients cultivate a healthier relationship with themselves, draw wisdom from their own emotions including anxiety, heal from trauma, and foster a greater sense of health in their relationships.
Do you struggle with anxiety or feel lost in how to heal from past trauma? Are you feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to cope with complex relationships? Struggling with intense emotions and trauma can feel exhausting and impact every aspect of our lives, even our physical health. As a therapist and yoga instructor, I bring my insight of the mind-body connection to help clients cultivate a healthier relationship with themselves, draw wisdom from their own emotions including anxiety, heal from trauma, and foster a greater sense of health in their relationships.
(646) 741-5093 View (646) 741-5093
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Kathy Sionit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
I have several years of experience helping clients with an array of challenges. My clients are teenagers and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol dependency and abuse.
I have several years of experience helping clients with an array of challenges. My clients are teenagers and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol dependency and abuse.
(718) 569-7193 View (718) 569-7193
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Eileen Moran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
Waitlist for new clients
When a crisis occurs in our lives, sometimes we look the other way and hope it gets better. Or, when the past comes back to haunt us, maybe we’re better off ignoring what’s happened and leave it where it is. But oftentimes, that’s not so easy. Problems that have an effect on our mental health, don’t go away magically. Sometimes it’s easier to turn to a professional who will help you sort through these issues and show you a clear, healthier path to walk through. Focusing on goals and becoming more self aware is what a good therapist can assist you with. I (temporarily) have been granted a license to practice in NJ via teletherapy.
When a crisis occurs in our lives, sometimes we look the other way and hope it gets better. Or, when the past comes back to haunt us, maybe we’re better off ignoring what’s happened and leave it where it is. But oftentimes, that’s not so easy. Problems that have an effect on our mental health, don’t go away magically. Sometimes it’s easier to turn to a professional who will help you sort through these issues and show you a clear, healthier path to walk through. Focusing on goals and becoming more self aware is what a good therapist can assist you with. I (temporarily) have been granted a license to practice in NJ via teletherapy.
(516) 344-8517 View (516) 344-8517
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Emily Logsdon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with debilitating anxiety, depression, and intense emotions that leave you feeling paralyzed, isolated, and exhausted? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by not being able to regulate your emotions? Do you desperately want life to feel better and make changes? Now more than ever people have been feeling overwhelmed with how to move through difficult emotions, and you are not alone. I believe therapy can help you deepen your relationship to yourself, make deeper connections with others, and experience life to the fullest!
Do you struggle with debilitating anxiety, depression, and intense emotions that leave you feeling paralyzed, isolated, and exhausted? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by not being able to regulate your emotions? Do you desperately want life to feel better and make changes? Now more than ever people have been feeling overwhelmed with how to move through difficult emotions, and you are not alone. I believe therapy can help you deepen your relationship to yourself, make deeper connections with others, and experience life to the fullest!
(646) 798-4771 View (646) 798-4771
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Nadeen Beshai
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with intense anxiety, low moods, compulsive behavior, or intrusive thoughts? Does it feel like your OCD is running your life? Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed by how to manage your worries and stress? Do you feel at a loss for how to regain a sense of control? Many people struggle with anxiety and feel unsure how to manage it, so know you are not alone. I am passionate about providing clients with the support and tools needed for anxiety and OCD recovery.
Do you struggle with intense anxiety, low moods, compulsive behavior, or intrusive thoughts? Does it feel like your OCD is running your life? Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed by how to manage your worries and stress? Do you feel at a loss for how to regain a sense of control? Many people struggle with anxiety and feel unsure how to manage it, so know you are not alone. I am passionate about providing clients with the support and tools needed for anxiety and OCD recovery.
(646) 437-8857 View (646) 437-8857
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Barbara Cara Castro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11363
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you having trouble understanding why you feel sad, depressed, or anxious? Feeling isolated? Feeling as though others don’t understand what you are experiencing. Or are you having difficulty communicating in your relationships and you're not sure where to turn? Life may seem difficult to manage and cope with mental health concerns. There are times when you feel better but the uncomfortable feelings always seem to return. Please contact me so that we may discuss how therapy can assist you to living your best life so that you can consistently feel in control of your emotions, feelings, behavior and mood state.
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you having trouble understanding why you feel sad, depressed, or anxious? Feeling isolated? Feeling as though others don’t understand what you are experiencing. Or are you having difficulty communicating in your relationships and you're not sure where to turn? Life may seem difficult to manage and cope with mental health concerns. There are times when you feel better but the uncomfortable feelings always seem to return. Please contact me so that we may discuss how therapy can assist you to living your best life so that you can consistently feel in control of your emotions, feelings, behavior and mood state.
(516) 447-3170 View (516) 447-3170
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Kristen Quinones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Douglaston, NY 11362  (Online Only)
Does your anxiety and panic feel overwhelming? Do you have intrusive thoughts or feel the urge to seek reassurance in relationships? Do you experience challenges in regulating difficult emotions? Do you have a hard time coping with conflict, setting boundaries, or fearing abandonment? Now more than ever people are struggling with anxiety in their relationships and in managing daily life, but there are specific skills that can be learned to help build one's confidence in their ability to move through these feelings and reduce anxiety. As a therapist it is my passion to provide support to clients around this.
Does your anxiety and panic feel overwhelming? Do you have intrusive thoughts or feel the urge to seek reassurance in relationships? Do you experience challenges in regulating difficult emotions? Do you have a hard time coping with conflict, setting boundaries, or fearing abandonment? Now more than ever people are struggling with anxiety in their relationships and in managing daily life, but there are specific skills that can be learned to help build one's confidence in their ability to move through these feelings and reduce anxiety. As a therapist it is my passion to provide support to clients around this.
(646) 783-1182 View (646) 783-1182
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(347) 697-4159 View (347) 697-4159
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Yeddi Park
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Douglaston, NY 11362
My style as a psychotherapist is engaging, warm, and reflective, and I place a great emphasis on building trust and connection as the foundation of my clinical work. From there, we can begin to explore difficult and sometimes painful life experiences and understand the emotions beneath it. By paying attention to these experiences and emotional signals, you can better understand yourself, both past and present. I believe, at birth, we are all hard wired for healing and self-repair but we need the support of trusting and caring relationships to access the powerful drive within ourselves to heal, grow, love, and flourish.
My style as a psychotherapist is engaging, warm, and reflective, and I place a great emphasis on building trust and connection as the foundation of my clinical work. From there, we can begin to explore difficult and sometimes painful life experiences and understand the emotions beneath it. By paying attention to these experiences and emotional signals, you can better understand yourself, both past and present. I believe, at birth, we are all hard wired for healing and self-repair but we need the support of trusting and caring relationships to access the powerful drive within ourselves to heal, grow, love, and flourish.
(551) 231-1639 View (551) 231-1639

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Charley Wininger
Counselor, LP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bayside Hills, NY 11364
As a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years, and an experienced psychonaut (one who experiments with psychedelic medicines) the past 50 years, I am well qualified to help you (alone, or with your partner) prepare for and integrate a psychedelic experience. Couples are my specialty. As you probably understand, I cannot and do not encourage you to experiment with illegal substances. But if you are an adult who has had, or is intending to have, such an experience, and need help minimizing its risks and maximizing its benefits, I'm here to help.
As a licensed psychotherapist for over 30 years, and an experienced psychonaut (one who experiments with psychedelic medicines) the past 50 years, I am well qualified to help you (alone, or with your partner) prepare for and integrate a psychedelic experience. Couples are my specialty. As you probably understand, I cannot and do not encourage you to experiment with illegal substances. But if you are an adult who has had, or is intending to have, such an experience, and need help minimizing its risks and maximizing its benefits, I'm here to help.
(718) 569-7110 View (718) 569-7110
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Hanna E Weir
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
Verified Verified
Bayside, NY 11361  (Online Only)
In my work, I am passionate about creating a safe and collaborative environment that can serve as a catalyst for self-understanding and change. My primary areas of expertise are working through anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am warm and empathetic. I strive to help clients improve coping skills, interpersonal relationships, heal past trauma, and build self esteem and understanding. Therapy work includes deepening insight, and implementing new behaviors or thinking patterns. I have years of experience working with ages ranging from young children to adults on both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.
In my work, I am passionate about creating a safe and collaborative environment that can serve as a catalyst for self-understanding and change. My primary areas of expertise are working through anxiety, depression, and trauma. I am warm and empathetic. I strive to help clients improve coping skills, interpersonal relationships, heal past trauma, and build self esteem and understanding. Therapy work includes deepening insight, and implementing new behaviors or thinking patterns. I have years of experience working with ages ranging from young children to adults on both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.
(718) 550-3557 View (718) 550-3557

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Number of Therapists in Douglaston, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Douglaston, NY who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
89% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
78% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Aetna

How Therapists in Douglaston, NY see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Douglaston?

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.