Therapists in Riverdale, NY

Photo of Christina Lima, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverdale, NY
Christina Lima
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
How does one belong and feel connected to others without giving up their true selves? How does one find one's place and purpose in this world? How does one take their most cherished values and use them to find more meaning and fulfillment in their lives? These questions emerge at different points in one's lifetime and can easily be drowned out by life's events (ex. breakups, school issues, life transitions, trauma). I help pre-teens, teens, young adults and full-fledged adults with these questions. I'm a seasoned mental health therapist who has worked in variety of hospital, community mental health and school health settings.
How does one belong and feel connected to others without giving up their true selves? How does one find one's place and purpose in this world? How does one take their most cherished values and use them to find more meaning and fulfillment in their lives? These questions emerge at different points in one's lifetime and can easily be drowned out by life's events (ex. breakups, school issues, life transitions, trauma). I help pre-teens, teens, young adults and full-fledged adults with these questions. I'm a seasoned mental health therapist who has worked in variety of hospital, community mental health and school health settings.
(929) 416-2541 View (929) 416-2541
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Ita Dowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Returning to a new normal after our Covid experience has been challenging. Therefore, finding a space of stability from moment to moment is essential, and I can provide that for you. We are in a place of recovery from the impact of the original COVID and new variants seem to be ongoing. The damage done to mental health from COVID has become evident, and anxiety is at its peak. We have had to pivot in order to stabilize finances, and relationships, to feel secure. We have learned new skills in a time of crises, and grieve for those who have passed.
Returning to a new normal after our Covid experience has been challenging. Therefore, finding a space of stability from moment to moment is essential, and I can provide that for you. We are in a place of recovery from the impact of the original COVID and new variants seem to be ongoing. The damage done to mental health from COVID has become evident, and anxiety is at its peak. We have had to pivot in order to stabilize finances, and relationships, to feel secure. We have learned new skills in a time of crises, and grieve for those who have passed.
(917) 397-4829 View (917) 397-4829
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Jonathan Bellin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
In my 27 years of Social Work Practice I have worked with people from many different backgrounds: prisoners, immigrants, Wall St. executives, lawyers, doctors, computer engineers, Medicaid clients, trust fund babies, Hispanics, Russian, French, Black, Native American, executive assistants, actors, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Atheists, Agnostics. This wide range of human experience taught me to find what is common in all of us and bring that out and help it shine. Through open conversation we can understand anxiety, depression, marital or work stress, and find better ways for you to cope so you can make better choices in your life.
In my 27 years of Social Work Practice I have worked with people from many different backgrounds: prisoners, immigrants, Wall St. executives, lawyers, doctors, computer engineers, Medicaid clients, trust fund babies, Hispanics, Russian, French, Black, Native American, executive assistants, actors, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Atheists, Agnostics. This wide range of human experience taught me to find what is common in all of us and bring that out and help it shine. Through open conversation we can understand anxiety, depression, marital or work stress, and find better ways for you to cope so you can make better choices in your life.
(646) 845-9752 View (646) 845-9752
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Don Appel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
If you are stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, or if you have an unsatisfying relationship, we can explore your unique needs for healing and happiness. In addition, I offer clinical hypnosis to address various issues such as smoking, weight control, pain management, and phobias. I am compassionate, mature, and supportive and I offer a wide variety of counseling services to both individuals and couples. I feel that anyone seeking therapy is demonstrating great strength and courage. I will be with you every step of the way as we explore your path to fulfillment, wellness, and happiness
If you are stressed, anxious, depressed, traumatized, or if you have an unsatisfying relationship, we can explore your unique needs for healing and happiness. In addition, I offer clinical hypnosis to address various issues such as smoking, weight control, pain management, and phobias. I am compassionate, mature, and supportive and I offer a wide variety of counseling services to both individuals and couples. I feel that anyone seeking therapy is demonstrating great strength and courage. I will be with you every step of the way as we explore your path to fulfillment, wellness, and happiness
(917) 809-7496 View (917) 809-7496
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Rachel Remes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10471
I work with teens and adults who are experiencing a variety of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, or questions of identity or purpose. Perhaps it seems, on the surface, that we are productive and high- achieving, performing well at work, school, or other responsibilities, yet, deep down it feels as if we are simply “going through the motions”. We would like to feel more connected with others and invested in our life and goals, but are unsure where to start.
I work with teens and adults who are experiencing a variety of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, depression, or questions of identity or purpose. Perhaps it seems, on the surface, that we are productive and high- achieving, performing well at work, school, or other responsibilities, yet, deep down it feels as if we are simply “going through the motions”. We would like to feel more connected with others and invested in our life and goals, but are unsure where to start.
(914) 353-4963 View (914) 353-4963
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Karen Somary
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
How we manage and cope with stress can have a profound effect on both our medical health and mental health. In turn, our medical health can impact our mood, anxiety, and ability to cope. Stress management, body health, mood, and anxiety form an interactive loop that can affect not only our self-esteem, but also the sense of personal and professional success we experience in our lives. The connection between mental health, physical health and life satisfaction is the cornerstone of my work toward emotional well-being. Finding a balance among these aspects of self can be difficult and challenging.
How we manage and cope with stress can have a profound effect on both our medical health and mental health. In turn, our medical health can impact our mood, anxiety, and ability to cope. Stress management, body health, mood, and anxiety form an interactive loop that can affect not only our self-esteem, but also the sense of personal and professional success we experience in our lives. The connection between mental health, physical health and life satisfaction is the cornerstone of my work toward emotional well-being. Finding a balance among these aspects of self can be difficult and challenging.
(718) 571-8527 View (718) 571-8527
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Philip Kawesch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10471  (Online Only)
For more than 20 years, I have been able to provide my patients with the highest quality of counseling and psychotherapy. If you are feeling stuck, held back or burdened, please call me. I will help you to understand your feelings, your thoughts... your life. I believe that each person's strength resides in their uniqueness and individuality. You have the potential to transform your life, to achieve greater inner peace, and to feel closer to other people.
For more than 20 years, I have been able to provide my patients with the highest quality of counseling and psychotherapy. If you are feeling stuck, held back or burdened, please call me. I will help you to understand your feelings, your thoughts... your life. I believe that each person's strength resides in their uniqueness and individuality. You have the potential to transform your life, to achieve greater inner peace, and to feel closer to other people.
(917) 727-2967 View (917) 727-2967
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Rachel Eliach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverdale, NY 10471
Have you ever felt like your life is unraveling, the rug is being pulled from beneath you and you are coming undone? What felt safe, now feels dangerous, what was clear is now confusing. Are you struggling in relationship? Finding it difficult to grow up and own your independence? You may be feeling overwhelming anxiety, sadness, shame, fear and/or anger.
Have you ever felt like your life is unraveling, the rug is being pulled from beneath you and you are coming undone? What felt safe, now feels dangerous, what was clear is now confusing. Are you struggling in relationship? Finding it difficult to grow up and own your independence? You may be feeling overwhelming anxiety, sadness, shame, fear and/or anger.
(646) 798-4239 View (646) 798-4239
Photo of Malgorzata Kedra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverdale, NY
Malgorzata Kedra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals who feel lonely, confused, overwhelmed, or intimidated by daily challenges, unexpected life events, or relationship issues. Every one of us faces challenges in life. How we approach these challenges can decide whether we move forward or just stay stuck. What is your choice? If you want to make progress, learn new coping skills, or share your concerns in a safe, therapeutic environment, please contact me.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals who feel lonely, confused, overwhelmed, or intimidated by daily challenges, unexpected life events, or relationship issues. Every one of us faces challenges in life. How we approach these challenges can decide whether we move forward or just stay stuck. What is your choice? If you want to make progress, learn new coping skills, or share your concerns in a safe, therapeutic environment, please contact me.
(646) 906-9127 View (646) 906-9127
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Jennifer Gutstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10471
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a psychodynamic orientation. I use an integrated approach, often incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and trauma processing techniques, such as EMDR. My goal is to assess your individual needs and how you like to work. Our first session should help you feel comfortable. My style is warm and informal. I listen with compassion and kind respect. My goal is to help clients grow, make changes they want to make, have a better understanding of their strengths and abilities, and lead a more fulfilling life.
I am an experienced psychotherapist with a psychodynamic orientation. I use an integrated approach, often incorporating Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and trauma processing techniques, such as EMDR. My goal is to assess your individual needs and how you like to work. Our first session should help you feel comfortable. My style is warm and informal. I listen with compassion and kind respect. My goal is to help clients grow, make changes they want to make, have a better understanding of their strengths and abilities, and lead a more fulfilling life.
(917) 809-5838 View (917) 809-5838
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Kathy Sommerich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
For over 30 years, I have been collaborating with my clients to address life's challenges with increased ease. I provide a safe environment to work through these challenges and will support your efforts towards growth, change and healing. My interactive style helps modify self defeating patterns which can block your efforts to live more consciously and mindfully. I partner with my clients to enhance self awareness, empower a greater sense of personal choice, navigate personal dilemmas, and achieve greater satisfaction at work and in personal and family relationships and work to heal past and current wounds.
For over 30 years, I have been collaborating with my clients to address life's challenges with increased ease. I provide a safe environment to work through these challenges and will support your efforts towards growth, change and healing. My interactive style helps modify self defeating patterns which can block your efforts to live more consciously and mindfully. I partner with my clients to enhance self awareness, empower a greater sense of personal choice, navigate personal dilemmas, and achieve greater satisfaction at work and in personal and family relationships and work to heal past and current wounds.
(929) 203-7913 View (929) 203-7913
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Allison Thaler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Welcome! We all want to feel good, even great. Free from what makes us feel stuck. Sometimes we don’t and can struggle to get through our day. For a short time or what feels like forever. We try to feel better in whatever ways we can, but feeling better isn’t always getting better or more so, staying better, and being able to navigate what life hands us. My philosophy is very solution focused. It is for you to be empowered with solutions that you take with you, allowing you to decide how you react or feel, not the situation.
Welcome! We all want to feel good, even great. Free from what makes us feel stuck. Sometimes we don’t and can struggle to get through our day. For a short time or what feels like forever. We try to feel better in whatever ways we can, but feeling better isn’t always getting better or more so, staying better, and being able to navigate what life hands us. My philosophy is very solution focused. It is for you to be empowered with solutions that you take with you, allowing you to decide how you react or feel, not the situation.
(646) 506-3913 View (646) 506-3913
Photo of Irene Shane Klotz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverdale, NY
Irene Shane Klotz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACC, LMSW, CPT
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Do you trudge through life on auto-pilot, have a health challenge, or a career you can't stand? Do you need someone to listen to your story? As a certified Life & Career Coach, licensed social worker, & Medical Counselor, I'll provide a professional ear and unique partnership across the lifespan for children, adolescents, couples, seniors, and persons 50+ to build resilience, get unstuck, & face adversity. We'll discover your core values, resolve life and career challenges, and heal medical anxieties. Call me, re-engage in life, and rock on to the next chapter. We'll share the joy as you achieve your goals and let your life soar!
Do you trudge through life on auto-pilot, have a health challenge, or a career you can't stand? Do you need someone to listen to your story? As a certified Life & Career Coach, licensed social worker, & Medical Counselor, I'll provide a professional ear and unique partnership across the lifespan for children, adolescents, couples, seniors, and persons 50+ to build resilience, get unstuck, & face adversity. We'll discover your core values, resolve life and career challenges, and heal medical anxieties. Call me, re-engage in life, and rock on to the next chapter. We'll share the joy as you achieve your goals and let your life soar!
(917) 472-1431 View (917) 472-1431
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Sarah Kourouma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The journey to self-discovery is not an easy process. At certain periods we all need support to help uncover and heal the layers within us. My goal is to empower you in finding your true self and live a life that is authentic and genuine. We will work together to better understand your emotions, which will enable you to create healthier coping strategies that will lead to a life that is more in sync with the person you want to be. Our work together will focus on your internal world and the ways in which it supports you and the ways it may be holding you back. Understanding ourselves is a lifelong process.
The journey to self-discovery is not an easy process. At certain periods we all need support to help uncover and heal the layers within us. My goal is to empower you in finding your true self and live a life that is authentic and genuine. We will work together to better understand your emotions, which will enable you to create healthier coping strategies that will lead to a life that is more in sync with the person you want to be. Our work together will focus on your internal world and the ways in which it supports you and the ways it may be holding you back. Understanding ourselves is a lifelong process.
(914) 344-6021 View (914) 344-6021
Photo of Jane Burbank, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Riverdale, NY
Jane Burbank, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Tired of all the "talk, talk" therapy? Couples and Individuals - Thoughts, without knowing what you're feeling or being aware of body sensations is often a false narrative. Lasting change requires accessing the whole body. The body's expression of feelings and emotions may conflict with what we "think" we believe or feel. A whole-person approach is a more present moment indicator of feelings, emotions and thoughts. I can help you learn to access that important mind/body connection. This approach will guide you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and help you to mindfully experience a more fulfilling and happier life.
Tired of all the "talk, talk" therapy? Couples and Individuals - Thoughts, without knowing what you're feeling or being aware of body sensations is often a false narrative. Lasting change requires accessing the whole body. The body's expression of feelings and emotions may conflict with what we "think" we believe or feel. A whole-person approach is a more present moment indicator of feelings, emotions and thoughts. I can help you learn to access that important mind/body connection. This approach will guide you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and help you to mindfully experience a more fulfilling and happier life.
(646) 351-1823 View (646) 351-1823
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Michele Wagreich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Taking the step to seek treatment is incredibly brave but can be daunting; clients can expect that I will be a warm, active participant who is honored to guide them through the process. I work with children, teens, and adults to explore how elements of their histories may contribute to their current concerns and interfere with their ability to thrive. My specialization is in loss and trauma but I also treat anxiety, mood instability, parenting, and relationship issues. Clients at times have difficulty connecting with others or achieving their goals; I frequently integrate various tools and techniques to best help each individual.
Taking the step to seek treatment is incredibly brave but can be daunting; clients can expect that I will be a warm, active participant who is honored to guide them through the process. I work with children, teens, and adults to explore how elements of their histories may contribute to their current concerns and interfere with their ability to thrive. My specialization is in loss and trauma but I also treat anxiety, mood instability, parenting, and relationship issues. Clients at times have difficulty connecting with others or achieving their goals; I frequently integrate various tools and techniques to best help each individual.
(929) 552-3451 View (929) 552-3451
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Elsa J Guerrero
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and experienced Therapist dedicated to supporting women on their journey to holistic well-being. With 12 years of professional experience as a Licensed Master’s in Social Work, I specialize in empowering women through life’s challenges; while also being committed to guiding women through life’s complexities. I focus on areas such as relationship dynamics, self-esteem and navigating life transitions.
I am a compassionate and experienced Therapist dedicated to supporting women on their journey to holistic well-being. With 12 years of professional experience as a Licensed Master’s in Social Work, I specialize in empowering women through life’s challenges; while also being committed to guiding women through life’s complexities. I focus on areas such as relationship dynamics, self-esteem and navigating life transitions.
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Lilia Urias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverdale, NY 10471
Licensed psychotherapist and Reiki master, Lilia Urias employs holistic approach to help individuals regain emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She works with individuals who are ready to transform their lives, who want to heal, who want to live their happiest life now. Lilia not only employs her naturally-embedded deep wisdom in treating clients but approaches situation with gentle humanity, compassion and intuitive guidance.
Licensed psychotherapist and Reiki master, Lilia Urias employs holistic approach to help individuals regain emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She works with individuals who are ready to transform their lives, who want to heal, who want to live their happiest life now. Lilia not only employs her naturally-embedded deep wisdom in treating clients but approaches situation with gentle humanity, compassion and intuitive guidance.
(914) 401-4541 View (914) 401-4541
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Lauren Stein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping my patients grow and change in the ways that are important to them. My approach is warm, open minded and genuine, and I believe that creating a non-judgmental and safe space for my patients is key to a successful treatment. We will work together to establish treatment goals, based on your own struggles, and what you are looking to achieve in therapy.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping my patients grow and change in the ways that are important to them. My approach is warm, open minded and genuine, and I believe that creating a non-judgmental and safe space for my patients is key to a successful treatment. We will work together to establish treatment goals, based on your own struggles, and what you are looking to achieve in therapy.
(833) 957-2933 View (833) 957-2933
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Julie Caiyem
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Riverdale, NY 10463
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a collaborative and energetic approach. I love working with people and being a witness to their stories and life journeys. In my years of practice, I have worked with individuals and couples to help them cope with anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustment related issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a collaborative and energetic approach. I love working with people and being a witness to their stories and life journeys. In my years of practice, I have worked with individuals and couples to help them cope with anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustment related issues.
(917) 473-9337 View (917) 473-9337

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Riverdale, NY

90+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Riverdale, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
69% Grief
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Riverdale, NY see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Riverdale?

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.