Therapists in Garden City, NY

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Pamela Zuccarelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in Supportive Therapy to help clients between the ages of 27 – 65+. She received her Bachelor of Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead NY, and then followed with her Master of Social Work from St. Thomas University in St. Paul MN. Pamela believes everyone deserves a measure of joy, a measure of peace, and a measure of health. She is trauma- informed and solution focused, with her main intervention being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Pamela is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in Supportive Therapy to help clients between the ages of 27 – 65+. She received her Bachelor of Psychology from Hofstra University in Hempstead NY, and then followed with her Master of Social Work from St. Thomas University in St. Paul MN. Pamela believes everyone deserves a measure of joy, a measure of peace, and a measure of health. She is trauma- informed and solution focused, with her main intervention being Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(516) 344-8768 View (516) 344-8768
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Charisse Civil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
Charisse Civil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2023. Charisse graduated from Stony Brook University with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, later going on to obtain her graduate degree in social work with a focus in Individual and Family counseling from Hunter College. Charisse has devoted her entire career to the fields of social services and mental health for over a decade within various diverse settings such as a hospital, mobile crisis team, outpatient treatment, and non-profit community agencies.
Charisse Civil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2023. Charisse graduated from Stony Brook University with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, later going on to obtain her graduate degree in social work with a focus in Individual and Family counseling from Hunter College. Charisse has devoted her entire career to the fields of social services and mental health for over a decade within various diverse settings such as a hospital, mobile crisis team, outpatient treatment, and non-profit community agencies.
(516) 774-4209 View (516) 774-4209
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Ami Schwab
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530  (Online Only)
Compassion is one key used in treating children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other difficulties together with their parents. In addition to guiding children to strategies to manage adversity, I teach parents how to reinforce these tactics at home between sessions. With this method, children improve quicker than they would with just one hour per week of treatment.
Compassion is one key used in treating children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other difficulties together with their parents. In addition to guiding children to strategies to manage adversity, I teach parents how to reinforce these tactics at home between sessions. With this method, children improve quicker than they would with just one hour per week of treatment.
(646) 846-4162 View (646) 846-4162
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Randi Shelowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
Randi Shelowitz is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in providing psychotherapeutic services for Children, Adolescents and Adults. Over the course of her 30 years of experience, she is known best for her ability to connect to her patients, and their families with compassion and understanding. She has strong skills in the areas of both diagnosing mental illnesses, and creating attainable plans of treatment for her patients. Randi grew up playing competitive softball and beach volleyball, and continues to be guided by these team principles in her practice.
Randi Shelowitz is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in providing psychotherapeutic services for Children, Adolescents and Adults. Over the course of her 30 years of experience, she is known best for her ability to connect to her patients, and their families with compassion and understanding. She has strong skills in the areas of both diagnosing mental illnesses, and creating attainable plans of treatment for her patients. Randi grew up playing competitive softball and beach volleyball, and continues to be guided by these team principles in her practice.
(516) 963-1851 View (516) 963-1851
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Sivan Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530  (Online Only)
I am a licensed New York State psychotherapist treating individuals and couples in a range of mental health conditions. If you are seeking support or guidance through a challenging time or are simply interested in personal growth and development, I look forward to working with you.
I am a licensed New York State psychotherapist treating individuals and couples in a range of mental health conditions. If you are seeking support or guidance through a challenging time or are simply interested in personal growth and development, I look forward to working with you.
(516) 882-1590 View (516) 882-1590
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Catherine A Bottari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530  (Online Only)
The decision to enter therapy is not always easy. Choosing a therapist can also be difficult. I believe that the relationship between patient and therapist is one of the most important components in a person's treatment. I often refer to the therapy process as a playground because a playground is a safe place to explore and learn; so is therapy. Together we will explore and better prepare you to handle the emotions and difficulties that brought you to therapy. I specialize in working with childhood difficulties and bereavement, although my training is diverse.
The decision to enter therapy is not always easy. Choosing a therapist can also be difficult. I believe that the relationship between patient and therapist is one of the most important components in a person's treatment. I often refer to the therapy process as a playground because a playground is a safe place to explore and learn; so is therapy. Together we will explore and better prepare you to handle the emotions and difficulties that brought you to therapy. I specialize in working with childhood difficulties and bereavement, although my training is diverse.
(516) 513-8329 View (516) 513-8329
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Amanda Marcus, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
Therapy is an exciting time of growth, self-realization and change. I can help you on your journey of healing, self-exploration and self-actualization. I completed my master's degree from NYU and have post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience working with eating disorders but work with a wide variety of mental health concerns. I am a former clinical director of a residential eating disorder facility and I will collaborate with your treatment team if you are seeking eating disorder treatment. I offer a free phone consultation to see how I can help you reach your personal goals.
Therapy is an exciting time of growth, self-realization and change. I can help you on your journey of healing, self-exploration and self-actualization. I completed my master's degree from NYU and have post-graduate training and extensive clinical experience working with eating disorders but work with a wide variety of mental health concerns. I am a former clinical director of a residential eating disorder facility and I will collaborate with your treatment team if you are seeking eating disorder treatment. I offer a free phone consultation to see how I can help you reach your personal goals.
(516) 265-7044 View (516) 265-7044
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Linda Feyder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MA
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
My dedication to this field comes from my interest in working with people and being inspired by their ability to change and persevere when motivated and engaged to do so. I am particularly experienced in helping couples who are struggling with communication and/or family issues. I also treat adults and older adolescents with life stressors and challenges, including anxiety, depression, social discomfort, parenting, goal stagnation, and personality issues. My early work in addiction makes me qualified to help clients assess their relationship with substances and develop a plan with them, and their families, to address it.
My dedication to this field comes from my interest in working with people and being inspired by their ability to change and persevere when motivated and engaged to do so. I am particularly experienced in helping couples who are struggling with communication and/or family issues. I also treat adults and older adolescents with life stressors and challenges, including anxiety, depression, social discomfort, parenting, goal stagnation, and personality issues. My early work in addiction makes me qualified to help clients assess their relationship with substances and develop a plan with them, and their families, to address it.
(516) 613-3278 View (516) 613-3278
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Jairo J R Fuertes
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
I am a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University, and I am board certified in clinical and counseling psychology. I take a caring individualized approach that tailors treatment to the unique circumstances of each of my patients. I am particularly interested in helping people find more meaningful relationships, and I have years of experience in patients with issues of intimacy. I am sensitive to issues of race, culture, and sexuality, and take an empathic, patient, and compassionate approach to helping others. I am not just a psychologist; I am also a husband, partner, father, brother, neighbor, & son.
I am a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Adelphi University, and I am board certified in clinical and counseling psychology. I take a caring individualized approach that tailors treatment to the unique circumstances of each of my patients. I am particularly interested in helping people find more meaningful relationships, and I have years of experience in patients with issues of intimacy. I am sensitive to issues of race, culture, and sexuality, and take an empathic, patient, and compassionate approach to helping others. I am not just a psychologist; I am also a husband, partner, father, brother, neighbor, & son.
(917) 563-4450 View (917) 563-4450
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Jessica Corea
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
You deserve to live a happier and healthier life. Together, we can begin to understand your situation, and then create a plan that will address the issues that are causing you stress. Do you feel overwhelmed with issues that are unmanageable to deal with? Are you unsure about how to achieve your goals? Therapy is a powerful tool utilized to help resolve the problems you are experiencing. It strengthens our coping tools and our sense of self. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, compulsions/addictions, relationship issues, self-esteem, and developing action plans to address goal setting.
You deserve to live a happier and healthier life. Together, we can begin to understand your situation, and then create a plan that will address the issues that are causing you stress. Do you feel overwhelmed with issues that are unmanageable to deal with? Are you unsure about how to achieve your goals? Therapy is a powerful tool utilized to help resolve the problems you are experiencing. It strengthens our coping tools and our sense of self. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, compulsions/addictions, relationship issues, self-esteem, and developing action plans to address goal setting.
(516) 280-7285 View (516) 280-7285
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Lisa Phillips Creative Arts Therapy Source
Art Therapist, ATR-BC , LCAT, ATCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
When life feels like a constant struggle, sometimes the only way to heal is to experience something from a new perspective. The therapists at Creative Arts Therapy Source are compassionate psychotherapists specializing in innovative approaches to help you live a life of ease. As an Art Therapist, Lisa provides creative approaches when working with adults and couples to express feelings that are beyond words.
When life feels like a constant struggle, sometimes the only way to heal is to experience something from a new perspective. The therapists at Creative Arts Therapy Source are compassionate psychotherapists specializing in innovative approaches to help you live a life of ease. As an Art Therapist, Lisa provides creative approaches when working with adults and couples to express feelings that are beyond words.
(516) 962-2957 View (516) 962-2957
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Christine DeRiso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
You deserve to live the best quality of life you envision for yourself. However, circumstances may have you struggling right now. We can work together using my collaborative approach to help you on your journey towards achieving personal growth. In my practice, I provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for you to express yourself freely.
You deserve to live the best quality of life you envision for yourself. However, circumstances may have you struggling right now. We can work together using my collaborative approach to help you on your journey towards achieving personal growth. In my practice, I provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for you to express yourself freely.
(516) 595-0653 View (516) 595-0653
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Zarna Shah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
Are you having trouble coping with situations, people, and/or relationships? Do you find yourself on edge and easily irritated? Do you simply feel at a loss for direction? Have your symptoms worsened in the past few weeks? There are many reasons for the way you feel; exploring the source of your distress and finding a solution that works for you is the key to success in therapy. I can help you find your way in a safe, private and caring environment. I am an experienced clinician with the utmost dedication to my clients during their most difficult times. If you're serious about improving your mental well-being and want to have
Are you having trouble coping with situations, people, and/or relationships? Do you find yourself on edge and easily irritated? Do you simply feel at a loss for direction? Have your symptoms worsened in the past few weeks? There are many reasons for the way you feel; exploring the source of your distress and finding a solution that works for you is the key to success in therapy. I can help you find your way in a safe, private and caring environment. I am an experienced clinician with the utmost dedication to my clients during their most difficult times. If you're serious about improving your mental well-being and want to have
(516) 693-2003 View (516) 693-2003
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Linda Spiro
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship/ family issues, as well as school and work stress. I also work with parents and couples to improve communication and have more productive relationships. I work with you to understand the factors contributing to your struggles and then collaborate with you to develop practical solutions to meet your goals. I have a special interest and expertise in working with young adults and their families and spent several years as staff psychologist at Northwell Health in their Behavioral Health College Program.
I specialize in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, relationship/ family issues, as well as school and work stress. I also work with parents and couples to improve communication and have more productive relationships. I work with you to understand the factors contributing to your struggles and then collaborate with you to develop practical solutions to meet your goals. I have a special interest and expertise in working with young adults and their families and spent several years as staff psychologist at Northwell Health in their Behavioral Health College Program.
(516) 654-2259 View (516) 654-2259
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Luz M Oviedo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
As a Therapist and Life Coach I often wear many hats. My current roles include being the Executive Director of Social Butterflies Psychotherapy where our therapist provide virtual appointments and in-person appointments at our newest locations in Garden City, Long Island, NY and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. My passion is to Mentor aspiring Clinicians that want to build their own practices. At Creative Care Group I supervise Clinicians and Interns. Our clinicians are dedicated to providing the best in behavioral & mental health services. We are currently offering individual, family, couples therapy at all of our locations.
As a Therapist and Life Coach I often wear many hats. My current roles include being the Executive Director of Social Butterflies Psychotherapy where our therapist provide virtual appointments and in-person appointments at our newest locations in Garden City, Long Island, NY and Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. My passion is to Mentor aspiring Clinicians that want to build their own practices. At Creative Care Group I supervise Clinicians and Interns. Our clinicians are dedicated to providing the best in behavioral & mental health services. We are currently offering individual, family, couples therapy at all of our locations.
(888) 711-5532 View (888) 711-5532
Cindy Leinwand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
There are times when seeking the support of a therapist is necessary to navigate life's challenges. Finding a therapist who can best meet your needs can also be challenging. My extensive experience can ease that task.
There are times when seeking the support of a therapist is necessary to navigate life's challenges. Finding a therapist who can best meet your needs can also be challenging. My extensive experience can ease that task.
(516) 570-9656 View (516) 570-9656
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Creative Arts Therapy Source Jessica Arroyo
Creative Arts Therapist, MS, Bc-DMT, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Garden City, NY 11530
Receiving a diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming and scary, but you don’t have to face it alone. With over six years of experience in the field, I’m an empathic and compassionate Dance/Movement Therapist dedicated to providing services for children with a variety of socio- emotional needs, backgrounds, skills, and diagnoses (including Autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities). I offer support for children and their families who may be experiencing challenges in areas such as social skills, behavior challenges, daily living skills, communication, body and self awareness, and more.
Receiving a diagnosis for your child can be overwhelming and scary, but you don’t have to face it alone. With over six years of experience in the field, I’m an empathic and compassionate Dance/Movement Therapist dedicated to providing services for children with a variety of socio- emotional needs, backgrounds, skills, and diagnoses (including Autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disabilities). I offer support for children and their families who may be experiencing challenges in areas such as social skills, behavior challenges, daily living skills, communication, body and self awareness, and more.
(516) 212-9017 View (516) 212-9017
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Dani Cleary
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Dani Cleary and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), based in Long Island, New York, and working with clients via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and persons 65 years and older. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, and grief, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Psychodynamic Approach, and Strength-Based Perspective. I have found that my approach and style are a good fit for a broad range of ages, as I typically treat adolescents to 65 years and older populations. As broad as those ages are, comes the broad range of conditions and transitions in life.
Hello! My name is Dani Cleary and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), based in Long Island, New York, and working with clients via telehealth. I work with adolescents, adults, and persons 65 years and older. I specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, and grief, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a Psychodynamic Approach, and Strength-Based Perspective. I have found that my approach and style are a good fit for a broad range of ages, as I typically treat adolescents to 65 years and older populations. As broad as those ages are, comes the broad range of conditions and transitions in life.
(646) 718-1630 View (646) 718-1630
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Katherine Angulo Leal
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
Katherine Angulo Leal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Queens College. Katherine believes that through supportive and empathic therapy, clients are able to work towards finding meaning in their lives. A person-centered approach empowers clients to believe in themselves by building their self-esteem and taking control of their emotions. Katherine can provide tools and help clients grow towards being emotionally resilient.
Katherine Angulo Leal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Queens College. Katherine believes that through supportive and empathic therapy, clients are able to work towards finding meaning in their lives. A person-centered approach empowers clients to believe in themselves by building their self-esteem and taking control of their emotions. Katherine can provide tools and help clients grow towards being emotionally resilient.
(516) 963-2977 View (516) 963-2977
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Jason S Guber
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Garden City, NY 11530
Hello. My name is Dr. Jason Guber and I believe that life is a journey. Although it can be an incredible voyage, it can also have its share of hardships. With all of life's twists and turns, I hope to act as a guide. My goal is to help you over the bumps in the road and teach you how to avoid any future pitfalls. My job is not necessarily to give you the answers, but for us to discover them together. By working together through life's hurdles, you will be able to lead a more positive and fulfilling life.
Hello. My name is Dr. Jason Guber and I believe that life is a journey. Although it can be an incredible voyage, it can also have its share of hardships. With all of life's twists and turns, I hope to act as a guide. My goal is to help you over the bumps in the road and teach you how to avoid any future pitfalls. My job is not necessarily to give you the answers, but for us to discover them together. By working together through life's hurdles, you will be able to lead a more positive and fulfilling life.
(516) 729-9742 View (516) 729-9742
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Number of Therapists in Garden City, NY

300+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Garden City, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
68% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Garden City, NY see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Garden City?

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.