Therapists in Morningside Heights, New York, NY

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Yunimar Alfonzo-Bruno
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to fostering a safe environment where the therapeutic alliance flourishes, striving towards inclusive healing and guiding clients on a journey of self-actualization.
I am dedicated to fostering a safe environment where the therapeutic alliance flourishes, striving towards inclusive healing and guiding clients on a journey of self-actualization.
(646) 956-1798 View (646) 956-1798
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Don Michael Greif
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025
Psychotherapy can be a transformative and healing experience, which may seem like a good thing—and it often is—but change can also be scary because it might mean shedding long-standing ways of being in the world and adopting new ones. Additionally, it is normal to be anxious about trusting your inner life to someone you don’t know—to risk being vulnerable by disclosing feelings of shame, desire, regret, fear, rage, etc. A sense of safety and trust develops slowly over time, and depends on feeling accepted, cared for and understood. For these reasons it takes courage to engage in therapy. I try to establish a relationship and...
Psychotherapy can be a transformative and healing experience, which may seem like a good thing—and it often is—but change can also be scary because it might mean shedding long-standing ways of being in the world and adopting new ones. Additionally, it is normal to be anxious about trusting your inner life to someone you don’t know—to risk being vulnerable by disclosing feelings of shame, desire, regret, fear, rage, etc. A sense of safety and trust develops slowly over time, and depends on feeling accepted, cared for and understood. For these reasons it takes courage to engage in therapy. I try to establish a relationship and...
(646) 374-1932 View (646) 374-1932
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Dr. Amber Belcher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Have you noticed that you have been feeling stuck, overwhelmed by your emotions, or preoccupied by certain thoughts? Often psychological pain has more to do with how we fight and judge our thoughts and feelings, and we end up in an exhausting internal struggle that we cannot win. I will work with you to explore this struggle, gain distance from it, and learn strategies to reduce its influence on your life. I have an active, warm and non-judgmental style. My work integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with motivational enhancement directly at the core.
Have you noticed that you have been feeling stuck, overwhelmed by your emotions, or preoccupied by certain thoughts? Often psychological pain has more to do with how we fight and judge our thoughts and feelings, and we end up in an exhausting internal struggle that we cannot win. I will work with you to explore this struggle, gain distance from it, and learn strategies to reduce its influence on your life. I have an active, warm and non-judgmental style. My work integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with motivational enhancement directly at the core.
(929) 416-3242 View (929) 416-3242
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Judy Adelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. My special strength is connecting to clients and helping them to feel comfortable and understood. I never forget that doing therapy is a two way process and that I learn a lot from clients' life experience. I view therapy as the opportunity to understand and empower oneself.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with a certificate in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. My special strength is connecting to clients and helping them to feel comfortable and understood. I never forget that doing therapy is a two way process and that I learn a lot from clients' life experience. I view therapy as the opportunity to understand and empower oneself.
(646) 825-6876 View (646) 825-6876
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Mary McRae
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10026  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help people to become more aware of their emotions and ways of thinking about concerns and problems that impact them in daily life. I believe that awareness leads to a better understanding which enhances coping skills. I am also interested in how an individual is impacted emotionally by their environment and social context. People who work with me comment on my being authentic and genuine, willing to engage and challenge as necessary.
I help people to become more aware of their emotions and ways of thinking about concerns and problems that impact them in daily life. I believe that awareness leads to a better understanding which enhances coping skills. I am also interested in how an individual is impacted emotionally by their environment and social context. People who work with me comment on my being authentic and genuine, willing to engage and challenge as necessary.
(646) 679-6343 View (646) 679-6343
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Melissa Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Many of my clients struggle in relationships with themselves, family, partners, events from their past, or with certain habits. I often find that at the core of these struggles is the basic need to be understood and accepted. My approach to therapy is collaborative and you-centered; I strive to create a space that invites exploration and curiosity, rather than criticism and shame. With therapy, you'll begin to see yourself and others with less negative, isolating emotions, and in a more balanced and compassionate light.
Many of my clients struggle in relationships with themselves, family, partners, events from their past, or with certain habits. I often find that at the core of these struggles is the basic need to be understood and accepted. My approach to therapy is collaborative and you-centered; I strive to create a space that invites exploration and curiosity, rather than criticism and shame. With therapy, you'll begin to see yourself and others with less negative, isolating emotions, and in a more balanced and compassionate light.
(718) 550-3027 View (718) 550-3027
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Anna Resnikoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Sometimes it feels like the world conspires against our authenticity. We often face pressure to be someone we’re not, or to paper over our complex identities for others’ comfort and ease of understanding. I was born in Austin, Texas to a Caucasian mother and African-American father before I was adopted by my Jewish parents at 2 days old. I faced judgement and pressure to choose binary race and class identities, whether they suited me or not. Navigating these pressures helped me deepen my empathy for others, my curiosity about other people, and a sensitivity to anyone who feels unheard, disregarded, or misunderstood.
Sometimes it feels like the world conspires against our authenticity. We often face pressure to be someone we’re not, or to paper over our complex identities for others’ comfort and ease of understanding. I was born in Austin, Texas to a Caucasian mother and African-American father before I was adopted by my Jewish parents at 2 days old. I faced judgement and pressure to choose binary race and class identities, whether they suited me or not. Navigating these pressures helped me deepen my empathy for others, my curiosity about other people, and a sensitivity to anyone who feels unheard, disregarded, or misunderstood.
(347) 802-0943 View (347) 802-0943
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Katherine Yakubov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Entering therapy is a courageous step toward healing and self-realization. I respect the strengths, insight and motivation my clients bring to the therapeutic process. I focus on working collaboratively with each person’s inherent capacity to thrive by making meaning of lived experience and addressing obstacles that inhibit growth. My treatment specialities include depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, career related and relationship issues.
Entering therapy is a courageous step toward healing and self-realization. I respect the strengths, insight and motivation my clients bring to the therapeutic process. I focus on working collaboratively with each person’s inherent capacity to thrive by making meaning of lived experience and addressing obstacles that inhibit growth. My treatment specialities include depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, career related and relationship issues.
(917) 983-2426 View (917) 983-2426
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Michele Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative, trauma informed, sex therapist, who works with both individuals and couples. My approach to the work is relational and interpersonal. Therapy is a place where you can be your truest self, without judgement. It is also a place to explore difficult and sometimes painful topics. I work with individuals and couples who want to feel more comfortable with their sexuality, improve sexual functioning, and have more intimacy in relationships overall. We will explore many aspects of life and relationships that might be impacting sexual functioning including culture, upbringing, religion, biology, and more.
I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative, trauma informed, sex therapist, who works with both individuals and couples. My approach to the work is relational and interpersonal. Therapy is a place where you can be your truest self, without judgement. It is also a place to explore difficult and sometimes painful topics. I work with individuals and couples who want to feel more comfortable with their sexuality, improve sexual functioning, and have more intimacy in relationships overall. We will explore many aspects of life and relationships that might be impacting sexual functioning including culture, upbringing, religion, biology, and more.
(914) 529-6249 View (914) 529-6249
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Cynthia Alexandre
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Our past does not have to dictate our future, the work we do today has the power to affect lives for generations to come! How we view ourselves, others, and how the world functions is filtered through early experiences/relationships. We learn about communication, conflict, self-love, vulnerability, etc from families of origin and key relationships. I partner with clients to understand how early years, past relationships, and current situations contribute to where they are today. We assess what is hindering your progress and together create ways to tackle these concerns. We unlearn and replace unhealthy approaches with healthy ones.
Our past does not have to dictate our future, the work we do today has the power to affect lives for generations to come! How we view ourselves, others, and how the world functions is filtered through early experiences/relationships. We learn about communication, conflict, self-love, vulnerability, etc from families of origin and key relationships. I partner with clients to understand how early years, past relationships, and current situations contribute to where they are today. We assess what is hindering your progress and together create ways to tackle these concerns. We unlearn and replace unhealthy approaches with healthy ones.
(914) 252-3902 View (914) 252-3902
Photo of Joelle L. James, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joelle L. James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome and thank you for taking this step toward your healing. Together we can take a culturally competent journey to better understand the challenges you may be facing in your personal, and unique life experiences. Through a therapeutic bond, we can address what has brought you to this place of seeking support and uncover your greatness. We will review the patterns of behavior that currently exist in your life, examine where you learned them, who taught them to you, and what you would like to do about them now.
Welcome and thank you for taking this step toward your healing. Together we can take a culturally competent journey to better understand the challenges you may be facing in your personal, and unique life experiences. Through a therapeutic bond, we can address what has brought you to this place of seeking support and uncover your greatness. We will review the patterns of behavior that currently exist in your life, examine where you learned them, who taught them to you, and what you would like to do about them now.
(646) 699-4851 View (646) 699-4851
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Randall Richardson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10028
I provide focused therapy that will help you to see your patterns better, and this allows you to change them. Obstacles to change are very subtle. They are often almost invisible. We will look at them in an objective way, so that you can act on the solutions. Self-awareness can redirect your energies to creating more positive states of mind. I also provide psychological testing and neuropsychological assessment services for children and adults.
I provide focused therapy that will help you to see your patterns better, and this allows you to change them. Obstacles to change are very subtle. They are often almost invisible. We will look at them in an objective way, so that you can act on the solutions. Self-awareness can redirect your energies to creating more positive states of mind. I also provide psychological testing and neuropsychological assessment services for children and adults.
(646) 681-2520 View (646) 681-2520
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Dashima Green
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Dashima Green is a licensed mental health counselor in New York with several years of experience working as a psychotherapist and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorder. She also has experience with parenting problems and relationships issues.
Dashima Green is a licensed mental health counselor in New York with several years of experience working as a psychotherapist and credentialed alcoholism and substance abuse counselor. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and substance use disorder. She also has experience with parenting problems and relationships issues.
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Susan Roman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Therapy works. Whether you are lonesome, sad, overwhelmed, isolated, unfulfilled or anxious, therapy is effective. I offer a safe and affordable space in which to build trust, create an alliance, and open up emotionally. I believe in fostering a strong attachment with each patient, and I am compassionate in the process. Together we can sort out negative thoughts and emotions, prioritize life stressors, and conquer feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. I encourage mindfulness, good health, exercise, and fun. I follow a humanistic approach.
Therapy works. Whether you are lonesome, sad, overwhelmed, isolated, unfulfilled or anxious, therapy is effective. I offer a safe and affordable space in which to build trust, create an alliance, and open up emotionally. I believe in fostering a strong attachment with each patient, and I am compassionate in the process. Together we can sort out negative thoughts and emotions, prioritize life stressors, and conquer feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. I encourage mindfulness, good health, exercise, and fun. I follow a humanistic approach.
(646) 791-1804 View (646) 791-1804
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Dr. Ellen Bronder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Offering help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, stress & burnout. Working with adults, college & grad students and professionals, including therapists, people in sensitive and high-profile roles for whom discretion & privacy are paramount. Here you will get a therapist that has a deep and unique understanding of suffering, a therapist that is skillful, knowledgeable, real, transparent and compassionate. A therapist that gets it and has expertise in diagnosis and treatment based on advanced knowledge of human development, psychotherapeutic treatment and advanced knowledge of research in psychology.
Offering help for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, stress & burnout. Working with adults, college & grad students and professionals, including therapists, people in sensitive and high-profile roles for whom discretion & privacy are paramount. Here you will get a therapist that has a deep and unique understanding of suffering, a therapist that is skillful, knowledgeable, real, transparent and compassionate. A therapist that gets it and has expertise in diagnosis and treatment based on advanced knowledge of human development, psychotherapeutic treatment and advanced knowledge of research in psychology.
(216) 299-3810 View (216) 299-3810
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Dr. Keoshia Worthy
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Dr. Keoshia Worthy and thank you for visiting my profile. The question that I am frequently asked is, “How do I know if I need therapy?” I like to approach that question by considering the common misconceptions and benefits of therapy. Therapy is not just for people with mental illnesses, someone grieving a loss, or someone who experienced a trauma. Therapy is for anyone, even the well-adjusted person. I believe the benefits from therapy are vast and vary from person to person. For example, therapy can reduce stress, improve relationships, and help with decision-making.
Hello, my name is Dr. Keoshia Worthy and thank you for visiting my profile. The question that I am frequently asked is, “How do I know if I need therapy?” I like to approach that question by considering the common misconceptions and benefits of therapy. Therapy is not just for people with mental illnesses, someone grieving a loss, or someone who experienced a trauma. Therapy is for anyone, even the well-adjusted person. I believe the benefits from therapy are vast and vary from person to person. For example, therapy can reduce stress, improve relationships, and help with decision-making.
(516) 701-3447 View (516) 701-3447
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Boris Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10025
Not accepting new clients
Are there patterns in your life that you want to change? Unsuccessfully trying to let go of things that happened ages ago? Wrestling with relationship dynamics? Maybe you're just feeling bad (or angry, or frightened, or trapped). The essence of my work is to understand my clients. I want to "get" what has been going on with you, and to help you move forward. Yes . . . forward. Therapy is not just about going over the past. I firmly encourage my clients to consider more expansive views of themselves and their circumstances, past, present and future.
Are there patterns in your life that you want to change? Unsuccessfully trying to let go of things that happened ages ago? Wrestling with relationship dynamics? Maybe you're just feeling bad (or angry, or frightened, or trapped). The essence of my work is to understand my clients. I want to "get" what has been going on with you, and to help you move forward. Yes . . . forward. Therapy is not just about going over the past. I firmly encourage my clients to consider more expansive views of themselves and their circumstances, past, present and future.
(917) 224-3855 View (917) 224-3855
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Yumnah S Saad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QMHP, SIFI
Verified Verified
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Specializing in trauma-informed care that is person-centered and strengths-focused, I believe in taking a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling in an effort to ensure you feel seen, heard, & most importantly, validated. As a BIPOC clinician, I specialize in helping you navigate cultural and spiritual-related internal conflicts as well as various adversities and life transitions. I also have extensive experience treating substance use disorders seen through a harm reduction-focused lens.
Specializing in trauma-informed care that is person-centered and strengths-focused, I believe in taking a collaborative and compassionate approach to counseling in an effort to ensure you feel seen, heard, & most importantly, validated. As a BIPOC clinician, I specialize in helping you navigate cultural and spiritual-related internal conflicts as well as various adversities and life transitions. I also have extensive experience treating substance use disorders seen through a harm reduction-focused lens.
(347) 751-6615 View (347) 751-6615
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Lucinda Bratini (She Her Ella)
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10027  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost, stuck, or unmotivated? Feeling like you’ve disconnected from your life purpose? Like it’s time for a change of career or path? Unsatisfied by your relationships? Maybe, you find yourself fantasizing about a life different from the one you’re living. Change is needed, but have no idea how to make that change happen? If you are ready for that change, then let me help you. I have been working with people undergoing transition by helping them apply their strengths to action.
Are you feeling lost, stuck, or unmotivated? Feeling like you’ve disconnected from your life purpose? Like it’s time for a change of career or path? Unsatisfied by your relationships? Maybe, you find yourself fantasizing about a life different from the one you’re living. Change is needed, but have no idea how to make that change happen? If you are ready for that change, then let me help you. I have been working with people undergoing transition by helping them apply their strengths to action.
(646) 679-7369 View (646) 679-7369
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Tia Dole
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Morningside Heights, New York, NY 10026  (Online Only)
Philosophy and Practice: I offer short- and long-term psychotherapy. While working collaboratively with clients, we will determine the goals for treatment and the steps towards reaching those goals. Each person has their strengths and weakness and we will work together to access your strengths, while decreasing vulnerabilities to stress. The purpose of psychotherapy is to help people to change in ways that creates a more satisfying life. Past events often get in the way of moving forward and I help clients to let go and find resolution. My focus is on intersectional identity and helping folks of color in particular.
Philosophy and Practice: I offer short- and long-term psychotherapy. While working collaboratively with clients, we will determine the goals for treatment and the steps towards reaching those goals. Each person has their strengths and weakness and we will work together to access your strengths, while decreasing vulnerabilities to stress. The purpose of psychotherapy is to help people to change in ways that creates a more satisfying life. Past events often get in the way of moving forward and I help clients to let go and find resolution. My focus is on intersectional identity and helping folks of color in particular.
(646) 480-6843 View (646) 480-6843

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Number of Therapists in Morningside Heights, New York, NY

80+

Average cost per session

$190

Therapists in Morningside Heights, New York, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Morningside Heights, New York, NY see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Morningside Heights, New York?

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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.