Therapists in Rye, NY

Photo of Michelle Crimins, Psychologist in Rye, NY
Michelle Crimins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
I'm of the mindset that everyone can benefit from therapy. Each of us has unique worries and concerns that we 1) don't want to burden our friends and family with or 2) can't imagine anyone listening to without judgment. Therefore, choosing a therapist that you feel comfortable talking to is essential. The only way to truly benefit from therapy is to start off feeling understood, respected, and valued. With specific goals in mind I work with clients to explore their current situation from all angles - their history, current functioning, underlying feelings, and strategies/skills to achieve the change they desire.
I'm of the mindset that everyone can benefit from therapy. Each of us has unique worries and concerns that we 1) don't want to burden our friends and family with or 2) can't imagine anyone listening to without judgment. Therefore, choosing a therapist that you feel comfortable talking to is essential. The only way to truly benefit from therapy is to start off feeling understood, respected, and valued. With specific goals in mind I work with clients to explore their current situation from all angles - their history, current functioning, underlying feelings, and strategies/skills to achieve the change they desire.
(917) 791-6118 View (917) 791-6118
Photo of Jill McElroy, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rye, NY
Jill McElroy, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
If you are feeling sad, anxious, or simply unhappy, you are definitely not alone. My philosophy is that people do the best they can with what they have, but sometimes anxiety, stress, grief, depression and relationship issues can contribute to our feeling stuck. My genuine belief is that change is always possible and begins with being motivated to do something different. My approach is both collaborative and supportive and will help you explore the changes you'd like to make in order to live a more meaningful and purposeful life.
If you are feeling sad, anxious, or simply unhappy, you are definitely not alone. My philosophy is that people do the best they can with what they have, but sometimes anxiety, stress, grief, depression and relationship issues can contribute to our feeling stuck. My genuine belief is that change is always possible and begins with being motivated to do something different. My approach is both collaborative and supportive and will help you explore the changes you'd like to make in order to live a more meaningful and purposeful life.
(914) 996-6260 View (914) 996-6260
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Katherine Bell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580  (Online Only)
Whether you face specific challenges or are interested in self-exploration, I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore thoughts and feelings, build upon your strengths, change patterns that no longer serve you, and develop effective coping strategies. I work with children, adolescents and adults with a range of therapeutic needs, including mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions and relationship stressors. I also provide assessments for children and adolescents who may require and benefit from accommodations in school or for standardized testing.
Whether you face specific challenges or are interested in self-exploration, I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space to explore thoughts and feelings, build upon your strengths, change patterns that no longer serve you, and develop effective coping strategies. I work with children, adolescents and adults with a range of therapeutic needs, including mood disorders, anxiety, life transitions and relationship stressors. I also provide assessments for children and adolescents who may require and benefit from accommodations in school or for standardized testing.
(914) 219-6977 View (914) 219-6977
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Dr. Hilary W Cooper Phd
Psychologist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
My greatest strength is engaging clients, making them feel comfortable with me and the theraputic process right off the bat. I create an environment of trust, lack of judgment, empathy, and most importantly hope. Once trust between myself and the client has been established, I challenge clients to reach beyond their comfort zone. In my office, which is a nurturing environment, I can expose patients who have obsessive, anxious, depressed, or self destructive thoughts to other ways of being and seeing the world. I work with clients of all ages (from 6 years to 60 years) to conquer fears and lead freer, more content lives.
My greatest strength is engaging clients, making them feel comfortable with me and the theraputic process right off the bat. I create an environment of trust, lack of judgment, empathy, and most importantly hope. Once trust between myself and the client has been established, I challenge clients to reach beyond their comfort zone. In my office, which is a nurturing environment, I can expose patients who have obsessive, anxious, depressed, or self destructive thoughts to other ways of being and seeing the world. I work with clients of all ages (from 6 years to 60 years) to conquer fears and lead freer, more content lives.
(914) 873-0280 View (914) 873-0280
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Vivian Linder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580
I bring a wealth of experience and an energetic, compassionate personal style to my work. My specialty areas include career transitions and advice, depression, relationship issues,and personality disorders. I work with individuals, families and couples. I have over 20 years experience in the corporate world and I have a unique understanding of employer and employee expectations when an unexpected employment change takes place.
I bring a wealth of experience and an energetic, compassionate personal style to my work. My specialty areas include career transitions and advice, depression, relationship issues,and personality disorders. I work with individuals, families and couples. I have over 20 years experience in the corporate world and I have a unique understanding of employer and employee expectations when an unexpected employment change takes place.
(914) 861-3923 View (914) 861-3923
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Shruthi Nair
MSEd, MPhilEd, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580
Are you feeling stuck, alone, and confused? Are you feeling overwhelmed, insecure, and feeling low at times? I am passionate about working with adults suffering with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cultural diversity issues, stress management, and life transitions. I would like to invite you to join me in beginning your therapeutic journey with me so we can work towards your needs and goals.
Are you feeling stuck, alone, and confused? Are you feeling overwhelmed, insecure, and feeling low at times? I am passionate about working with adults suffering with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cultural diversity issues, stress management, and life transitions. I would like to invite you to join me in beginning your therapeutic journey with me so we can work towards your needs and goals.
(914) 814-6406 View (914) 814-6406
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Jennifer Langiulli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression and eating disorders for adolescent and adult women. In addition, I provide support to women struggling with life transition events including new moms adjusting to motherhood, postpartum issues as well as divorce. My approach to treatment is an integrative one incorporating a psychodynamic base with a cognitive behavioral component. I design a treatment plan tailored specifically to treat the client's individual needs. The goal of treatment should be to reduce symptoms while at the same time exploring and understanding the underlying issues of one's disorder (s).
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression and eating disorders for adolescent and adult women. In addition, I provide support to women struggling with life transition events including new moms adjusting to motherhood, postpartum issues as well as divorce. My approach to treatment is an integrative one incorporating a psychodynamic base with a cognitive behavioral component. I design a treatment plan tailored specifically to treat the client's individual needs. The goal of treatment should be to reduce symptoms while at the same time exploring and understanding the underlying issues of one's disorder (s).
(914) 752-5256 View (914) 752-5256
Photo of Bradley Altman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Rye, NY
Bradley Altman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
Adults, couples, adolescents and children need a safe and trusting environment to facilitate the process of insight and change, and to boost their self esteem. I provide a warm, empathetic goal-oriented approach where families can explore their feelings, work on interpersonal relationships, and consider options for growth, and emotional well being. All family members play a role and benefit from the therapeutic process. As we work together, I strategize with family members about constructive ways to navigate the complex meanings of relationships and to generate new ways of ensuring family harmony and relational effectiveness.
Adults, couples, adolescents and children need a safe and trusting environment to facilitate the process of insight and change, and to boost their self esteem. I provide a warm, empathetic goal-oriented approach where families can explore their feelings, work on interpersonal relationships, and consider options for growth, and emotional well being. All family members play a role and benefit from the therapeutic process. As we work together, I strategize with family members about constructive ways to navigate the complex meanings of relationships and to generate new ways of ensuring family harmony and relational effectiveness.
(347) 695-1631 View (347) 695-1631
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Karen Burns
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
If worries, fears, or sadness are keeping you from living your life to the fullest extent, I can help. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, I will provide you with tools to confront and decrease the unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that are getting in your way. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, with particular passion for helping those in the young adult age range who are struggling to adjust to this transitional period. I treat a range of issues, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, depression, ADHD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
If worries, fears, or sadness are keeping you from living your life to the fullest extent, I can help. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, I will provide you with tools to confront and decrease the unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that are getting in your way. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults, with particular passion for helping those in the young adult age range who are struggling to adjust to this transitional period. I treat a range of issues, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, depression, ADHD, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
(914) 752-4522 View (914) 752-4522
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Jim Walkup
Marriage & Family Therapist, D Min
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580  (Online Only)
Perhaps, the two of you simply can't communicate, or you have just had a useless fight. You may have even thought of divorce. You know you don't want that. Maybe one of you has a job requiring travel or late hours. The time left goes to your kids. In the middle of the night, you realize you are losing each other. Imagine having the tools resolve fights before they end up in the kitchen sink or the attack-blame dance. You want to feel your partner respects you.and will have your back. Regain the freedom to laugh.
Perhaps, the two of you simply can't communicate, or you have just had a useless fight. You may have even thought of divorce. You know you don't want that. Maybe one of you has a job requiring travel or late hours. The time left goes to your kids. In the middle of the night, you realize you are losing each other. Imagine having the tools resolve fights before they end up in the kitchen sink or the attack-blame dance. You want to feel your partner respects you.and will have your back. Regain the freedom to laugh.
(347) 263-8016 View (347) 263-8016
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Danielle Kelly
MS, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580
Many individuals come to therapy seeking change. However, change cannot be achieved overnight. Changing our thoughts and behaviors are highly influenced by our emotions.  Each individual is born into this world untouched and full of life expressing curiosity, courage, creativity, and compassion. Throughout a child’s development, one’s world begins to shape and mold. It is essential to remember children are malleable. How they create their own view of the world is influenced by many factors, including the relationship with oneself, relationships with others, and cognitions formed along the way.
Many individuals come to therapy seeking change. However, change cannot be achieved overnight. Changing our thoughts and behaviors are highly influenced by our emotions.  Each individual is born into this world untouched and full of life expressing curiosity, courage, creativity, and compassion. Throughout a child’s development, one’s world begins to shape and mold. It is essential to remember children are malleable. How they create their own view of the world is influenced by many factors, including the relationship with oneself, relationships with others, and cognitions formed along the way.
(914) 499-0348 View (914) 499-0348
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Sarah DeSoye
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
Waitlist for new clients
As a clinical and school psychologist, I work with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, social skills, executive functioning skills, ADHD, stress and more.
As a clinical and school psychologist, I work with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, social skills, executive functioning skills, ADHD, stress and more.
(914) 228-7991 View (914) 228-7991
Photo of Stephanie Kasen, Mental Health Counselor in Rye, NY
Stephanie Kasen
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
Making the choice to begin therapy is the first step in transforming your life. Whatever it is that you are struggling with, whether you can name it or not, I trust that our therapeutic relationship can be a powerful force in getting you to a better place. I work with young adults and adults who are dealing with a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, relationship difficulties, work issues and life transitions.
Making the choice to begin therapy is the first step in transforming your life. Whatever it is that you are struggling with, whether you can name it or not, I trust that our therapeutic relationship can be a powerful force in getting you to a better place. I work with young adults and adults who are dealing with a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, addiction, depression, relationship difficulties, work issues and life transitions.
(914) 335-3558 View (914) 335-3558
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M. Kim O'Connor, LCSW, PLLC and Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580
Therapy is about creating meaningful, lasting change that creates a sense of fulfillment in your own life and relationships with others. It's an investment in you and those around you. I have a collaborative, goal-oriented approach, tailored to each individual and shaped by my own training, experience and interests as well as my curiosity, empathy and respect for others. My practice is informed by a wide variety of influences (psychodynamic training, parent management training, studies including DBT) and interests (mindfulness, parenting issues, work/life balance, life transitions, neuropsychology, positive psychology).
Therapy is about creating meaningful, lasting change that creates a sense of fulfillment in your own life and relationships with others. It's an investment in you and those around you. I have a collaborative, goal-oriented approach, tailored to each individual and shaped by my own training, experience and interests as well as my curiosity, empathy and respect for others. My practice is informed by a wide variety of influences (psychodynamic training, parent management training, studies including DBT) and interests (mindfulness, parenting issues, work/life balance, life transitions, neuropsychology, positive psychology).
(917) 791-2040 View (917) 791-2040
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Jill Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced therapist who has worked extensively with children, adolescents and families struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression and Tourette Syndrome. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which works to provide children with coping mechanisms and alternative thinking strategies aimed at improving self-esteem and overall functioning at home and at school. I also specialize in providing Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBiT) to children and adolescents struggling with Tourette syndrome (TS) and other Tic Disorders. CBiT is a structured approach often used to help patients develop a sense of mastery over their Tics.
I am an experienced therapist who has worked extensively with children, adolescents and families struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression and Tourette Syndrome. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which works to provide children with coping mechanisms and alternative thinking strategies aimed at improving self-esteem and overall functioning at home and at school. I also specialize in providing Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBiT) to children and adolescents struggling with Tourette syndrome (TS) and other Tic Disorders. CBiT is a structured approach often used to help patients develop a sense of mastery over their Tics.
(914) 352-5110 View (914) 352-5110
Photo of Jacqueline A. Schmidt, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rye, NY
Jacqueline A. Schmidt, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals, couples, and families. I believe therapy can offer relief and hope for whatever it is you may be struggling with. I provide a warm, supportive, empathic environment for patients in order to foster self-exploration without judgment. My specialties include relationship issues, divorce, child and adolescent issues, depression and anxiety, and work with grief and loss.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals, couples, and families. I believe therapy can offer relief and hope for whatever it is you may be struggling with. I provide a warm, supportive, empathic environment for patients in order to foster self-exploration without judgment. My specialties include relationship issues, divorce, child and adolescent issues, depression and anxiety, and work with grief and loss.
(917) 791-3159 View (917) 791-3159
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Joanna Nappi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580
By searching for a therapist, you have already taken the first step towards creating the life you want. I view everyday as a fresh start and an opportunity to become whoever you want to be. As a therapist, I work with children, adolescents, and young adults on a wide range of issues/topics, such as, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, gender and sexuality, relational difficulties, and emotional regulation. I am especially interested in LGBTQIA+ issues, emerging adulthood, Autism / ASD, women's issues, incorporating art/movement/creativity, parent training, and fostering the mind-body connection.
By searching for a therapist, you have already taken the first step towards creating the life you want. I view everyday as a fresh start and an opportunity to become whoever you want to be. As a therapist, I work with children, adolescents, and young adults on a wide range of issues/topics, such as, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, gender and sexuality, relational difficulties, and emotional regulation. I am especially interested in LGBTQIA+ issues, emerging adulthood, Autism / ASD, women's issues, incorporating art/movement/creativity, parent training, and fostering the mind-body connection.
(914) 350-6007 View (914) 350-6007
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Rachel Masi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I believe in engaging and empowering individuals and families to promote communication, empathy, and healthy relationships. I help children and adults learn to make positive choices, develop a strong sense of self, build healthy and lasting relationships, and lead fulfilling lives.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I believe in engaging and empowering individuals and families to promote communication, empathy, and healthy relationships. I help children and adults learn to make positive choices, develop a strong sense of self, build healthy and lasting relationships, and lead fulfilling lives.
(914) 268-6099 View (914) 268-6099
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Linnie Larson Pickering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Rye, NY 10580
I grew up in San Francisco and got my BA from the University of Pennsylvania and my MS in Social work from Columbia University, where I received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. I view my role as being a "Sherpa" (experienced guide), walking with you, helping you acquire the tools, skills and insights to handle life's difficulties and challenges and identifying and navigating the obstacles. We all need help at times, and I will be by your side to provide comfort, support and guidance. I offer both individual therapy and grief support groups. Finding the right "Sherpa" can make all the difference.
I grew up in San Francisco and got my BA from the University of Pennsylvania and my MS in Social work from Columbia University, where I received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. I view my role as being a "Sherpa" (experienced guide), walking with you, helping you acquire the tools, skills and insights to handle life's difficulties and challenges and identifying and navigating the obstacles. We all need help at times, and I will be by your side to provide comfort, support and guidance. I offer both individual therapy and grief support groups. Finding the right "Sherpa" can make all the difference.
(914) 556-1798 View (914) 556-1798
Photo of Margaret Yeh, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rye, NY
Margaret Yeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rye, NY 10580
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need some extra support to get through the tough times. Within a safe, judgement-free space, we can explore what is causing you pain, address immediate needs and work on creating lasting growth. Meaningful change can happen at any stage of life. While the therapeutic journey is not always easy, investing in yourself can be rewarding, sometimes in unexpected ways. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples to address issues that are causing distress in life. Together we can tackle stress, life transitions, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationships.
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need some extra support to get through the tough times. Within a safe, judgement-free space, we can explore what is causing you pain, address immediate needs and work on creating lasting growth. Meaningful change can happen at any stage of life. While the therapeutic journey is not always easy, investing in yourself can be rewarding, sometimes in unexpected ways. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples to address issues that are causing distress in life. Together we can tackle stress, life transitions, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationships.
(914) 331-7819 View (914) 331-7819

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rye, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Rye, NY who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
68% Family Conflict
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
66% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Rye, NY see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rye?

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.