Therapists in Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY

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Therapy Connection
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
You're burnt out, stressed, and overwhelmed! You feel like there is no place to turn to and just not enough time to take care of yourself. You know that you need to help yourself now in order to help others but you just have not found the time to take care of yourself. You are looking for a solution to be able to care for your mental health. You are ready to make the change to putting yourself as a priority and you are looking for the tools to get you there.
You're burnt out, stressed, and overwhelmed! You feel like there is no place to turn to and just not enough time to take care of yourself. You know that you need to help yourself now in order to help others but you just have not found the time to take care of yourself. You are looking for a solution to be able to care for your mental health. You are ready to make the change to putting yourself as a priority and you are looking for the tools to get you there.
(347) 408-2681 View (347) 408-2681
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Andrea Brognano
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
You’re a hard working woman who is fed up with not having enough time for yourself and family or friends. You are overly stressed out and Netflix, work out videos on demand, and all the motivational quotes in the world are just not cutting it anymore. You need relief. You need support! And you need something that is going to finally make a change to your life. You’re ready to live with less stress and less overwhelm. Most of all: you’re ready to be able to make yourself a priority without feeling guilty. You’re ready for a new “normal" and I can help you get there!
You’re a hard working woman who is fed up with not having enough time for yourself and family or friends. You are overly stressed out and Netflix, work out videos on demand, and all the motivational quotes in the world are just not cutting it anymore. You need relief. You need support! And you need something that is going to finally make a change to your life. You’re ready to live with less stress and less overwhelm. Most of all: you’re ready to be able to make yourself a priority without feeling guilty. You’re ready for a new “normal" and I can help you get there!
(848) 212-8327 View (848) 212-8327
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Kenneth Morella
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Hello and thanks for viewing my page. I would best define myself as an eclectic therapist focused on fostering a comfortable environment for those looking to share, explore, and alleviate their challenges. I utilize CBT, psychodynamic, and other models to guide the therapeutic experience. I have experience working with individuals facing mental health, substance use, and job/relational difficulties.
Hello and thanks for viewing my page. I would best define myself as an eclectic therapist focused on fostering a comfortable environment for those looking to share, explore, and alleviate their challenges. I utilize CBT, psychodynamic, and other models to guide the therapeutic experience. I have experience working with individuals facing mental health, substance use, and job/relational difficulties.
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Ariana Victoria Galante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Being human is hard and so is reaching out for help. Think of me as your not-so-typical therapist – I'm all about breaking down barriers and embracing what makes you, well, you! I am a therapist but I also have sat in the client's seat. I'm here to help you navigate the ups, the downs, and everything in between. Whether we're diving deep into your past, tackling the "mental gymnastics" of your brain, meditating together, processing, gaining insight, or simply sharing some laughs along the way...therapy with me is all about making progress while feeling heard, seen, and validated as we simultaneously embrace our humanity.
Being human is hard and so is reaching out for help. Think of me as your not-so-typical therapist – I'm all about breaking down barriers and embracing what makes you, well, you! I am a therapist but I also have sat in the client's seat. I'm here to help you navigate the ups, the downs, and everything in between. Whether we're diving deep into your past, tackling the "mental gymnastics" of your brain, meditating together, processing, gaining insight, or simply sharing some laughs along the way...therapy with me is all about making progress while feeling heard, seen, and validated as we simultaneously embrace our humanity.
(929) 345-3865 View (929) 345-3865
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Jacqueline Imbemba
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, CCATP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Accepting a limited number of NEW clients... Do you feel like life just isn’t going as planned lately? Do you feel stuck and like you’ve lost who you were? Is your main coping skill scrolling on TikTok? Are your thoughts controlling you? Do you find yourself binging TV shows more than having meaningful interactions? Are you anxious or walking on eggshells waiting for the other shoe to drop? If you’re ready to process and cope with these feelings then I’m your girl!
Accepting a limited number of NEW clients... Do you feel like life just isn’t going as planned lately? Do you feel stuck and like you’ve lost who you were? Is your main coping skill scrolling on TikTok? Are your thoughts controlling you? Do you find yourself binging TV shows more than having meaningful interactions? Are you anxious or walking on eggshells waiting for the other shoe to drop? If you’re ready to process and cope with these feelings then I’m your girl!
(929) 605-0067 View (929) 605-0067
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Lee Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Every single one of us has times in our lives when we feel stuck and need extra support to help guide us through to the next level. For over 20 years it has been my great privilege in helping individuals progress to higher levels of functioning. I offer a safe nonjudgmental environment where you can feel free to explore whatever difficulty you may be experiencing and together we will figure out the best way forward.
Every single one of us has times in our lives when we feel stuck and need extra support to help guide us through to the next level. For over 20 years it has been my great privilege in helping individuals progress to higher levels of functioning. I offer a safe nonjudgmental environment where you can feel free to explore whatever difficulty you may be experiencing and together we will figure out the best way forward.
(844) 279-6931 View (844) 279-6931
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Dr. Julia King
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, RYT 200
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Anxiety has hijacked your life. You’re really good at imagining the worst case scenario. Your mind is excellent at anticipating the future, and at replaying things that have already happened. You question whether you are good enough and often feel self-conscious. You overthink everything. And your body buys in to this story – heart racing, shallow breathing, your stomach in knots. All of this worry is overwhelming. It impacts almost every aspect of your life. It prevents you from doing what you want to do, from living the way you want to live. Your life is becoming smaller and smaller … AND YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH.
Anxiety has hijacked your life. You’re really good at imagining the worst case scenario. Your mind is excellent at anticipating the future, and at replaying things that have already happened. You question whether you are good enough and often feel self-conscious. You overthink everything. And your body buys in to this story – heart racing, shallow breathing, your stomach in knots. All of this worry is overwhelming. It impacts almost every aspect of your life. It prevents you from doing what you want to do, from living the way you want to live. Your life is becoming smaller and smaller … AND YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH.
(833) 698-0247 View (833) 698-0247
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Michelle C. Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ADS
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
I believe in creating a safe space for you to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and behaviors while working towards personal growth and healing. As an innovative and progressive professional, I can help you identify negative patterns, address trauma and heal core emotional wounds. I provide support as you "recalibrate" your life, relationships, and circumstances. Together we explore healthy and positive communication and coping skills as we work to achieve goals and create the life you want. My personal nature is nonjudgemental and my approach is "down to earth." Feel free to call and feel it out for yourself ...
I believe in creating a safe space for you to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and behaviors while working towards personal growth and healing. As an innovative and progressive professional, I can help you identify negative patterns, address trauma and heal core emotional wounds. I provide support as you "recalibrate" your life, relationships, and circumstances. Together we explore healthy and positive communication and coping skills as we work to achieve goals and create the life you want. My personal nature is nonjudgemental and my approach is "down to earth." Feel free to call and feel it out for yourself ...
(347) 650-2739 View (347) 650-2739
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Elizabeth Lynn Gramlich
MSW-LP
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
As a Master of Social Work - Licensed Practitioner (MSW-LP), my mission is to guide clients through their therapeutic journey in a safe and comforting environment. I utilize a variety of techniques such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, all tailored to meet each client's unique goals.
As a Master of Social Work - Licensed Practitioner (MSW-LP), my mission is to guide clients through their therapeutic journey in a safe and comforting environment. I utilize a variety of techniques such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, all tailored to meet each client's unique goals.
(347) 836-5578 View (347) 836-5578
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Erin Gibbons
Counselor, LMHC, LCAT, ATR-BC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
I am committed to creating a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment through a person-centered approach. Based on your goals in therapy, we will work together to utilize psychotherapy, art therapy, or a combination to facilitate growth while restoring emotional and mental health. As each individual's experiences and needs are unique, I take a holistic approach to our work together that draws on trauma informed treatment and attachment theory.
I am committed to creating a safe and collaborative therapeutic environment through a person-centered approach. Based on your goals in therapy, we will work together to utilize psychotherapy, art therapy, or a combination to facilitate growth while restoring emotional and mental health. As each individual's experiences and needs are unique, I take a holistic approach to our work together that draws on trauma informed treatment and attachment theory.
(347) 694-4917 View (347) 694-4917
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Stephanie Socolick-Kemmer
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Imagine living your best life. What does that mean to you? Does it mean you have the confidence to ask for that raise you've been wanting? Does it mean you can move freely throughout your day without being overwhelmed by fears and doubt? Does it mean seeing yourself in amazing relationships and living an adventurous life? I can help you sort through what holds you back and we can work together to find where you want to go and who you want to be.
Imagine living your best life. What does that mean to you? Does it mean you have the confidence to ask for that raise you've been wanting? Does it mean you can move freely throughout your day without being overwhelmed by fears and doubt? Does it mean seeing yourself in amazing relationships and living an adventurous life? I can help you sort through what holds you back and we can work together to find where you want to go and who you want to be.
(917) 512-4708 View (917) 512-4708
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Seema Shifer
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
As a mental health counselor, I strive to create a therapeutic environment that is both welcoming and encouraging for all clients. Often times, individuals may feel hesitant about beginning therapy, however, my approach to therapy provides each client with an individualized treatment plan in accordance with their preferred pace, as well as establishing a secure and trusting environment. I am passionate in sharing my knowledge within the field, as well as providing the tools necessary for my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals through a collaborative and personalized relationship.
As a mental health counselor, I strive to create a therapeutic environment that is both welcoming and encouraging for all clients. Often times, individuals may feel hesitant about beginning therapy, however, my approach to therapy provides each client with an individualized treatment plan in accordance with their preferred pace, as well as establishing a secure and trusting environment. I am passionate in sharing my knowledge within the field, as well as providing the tools necessary for my clients to achieve their therapeutic goals through a collaborative and personalized relationship.
(929) 249-5494 View (929) 249-5494
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Tara Rigatti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC-T, <!-- Pr
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
In all of my years of working with people- humans- this is what I've learned. We are ALL unique! And many of us tend to feel that our struggles, along with how we handle ourselves, is what defines us- and that's not true! We can only do what we can with what we've got!- with: what we've seen and learned, what we've been conditioned to do, our ability to emotionally self-regulate or not, opportunities presented to us, supports we have, our level of resilience, survival techniques we may or may not have, what we are capable of doing and achieving, etc! No matter what has happened in your life up until now, you have survived!
In all of my years of working with people- humans- this is what I've learned. We are ALL unique! And many of us tend to feel that our struggles, along with how we handle ourselves, is what defines us- and that's not true! We can only do what we can with what we've got!- with: what we've seen and learned, what we've been conditioned to do, our ability to emotionally self-regulate or not, opportunities presented to us, supports we have, our level of resilience, survival techniques we may or may not have, what we are capable of doing and achieving, etc! No matter what has happened in your life up until now, you have survived!
(347) 427-5477 View (347) 427-5477
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Viviana Mercedes Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
One can experience many challenges in life that can be detrimental to the mind, body, and spirit. These challenges can leave you feeling stuck especially when you are trying to overcome those issues without support.
One can experience many challenges in life that can be detrimental to the mind, body, and spirit. These challenges can leave you feeling stuck especially when you are trying to overcome those issues without support.
(973) 346-9188 View (973) 346-9188
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Kristin McKenna
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Are you someone who feels afraid to open up to your family or friends about your struggles? Do you have difficulty coping with day to day stressors, anxiety, and/or depression? Are you someone who wants a safe space to practice being their authentic selves? If you relate to any of these questions please reach out and get started on your journey to self healing.
Are you someone who feels afraid to open up to your family or friends about your struggles? Do you have difficulty coping with day to day stressors, anxiety, and/or depression? Are you someone who wants a safe space to practice being their authentic selves? If you relate to any of these questions please reach out and get started on your journey to self healing.
(929) 296-8172 View (929) 296-8172
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Alessandra Guarnera
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, or confused? We can often find ourselves stuck in unhelpful patterns that postpone us from living our “best life”. Let’s work together to identify what can help you and what has been keeping you from achieving your goals. My work with clients involves a non-judgmental and warm response, incorporating a variety of approaches depending on the particular needs of each client. Allow me to provide you with a safe space where you will be challenged to move in the direction of greater every day life satisfaction. I am looking forward to working with you!
Do you find yourself feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, or confused? We can often find ourselves stuck in unhelpful patterns that postpone us from living our “best life”. Let’s work together to identify what can help you and what has been keeping you from achieving your goals. My work with clients involves a non-judgmental and warm response, incorporating a variety of approaches depending on the particular needs of each client. Allow me to provide you with a safe space where you will be challenged to move in the direction of greater every day life satisfaction. I am looking forward to working with you!
(718) 215-9643 View (718) 215-9643
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The Therapy Zone, LCSW Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
The Therapy Zone is a mental health practice made up of clinical social workers, mental health counselors and licensed creative arts therapists. Our clinicians are experienced in working with children, adolescents and their parents. Services can be provided in individual, group, and family counseling sessions. We also see adults for individual psychotherapy.
The Therapy Zone is a mental health practice made up of clinical social workers, mental health counselors and licensed creative arts therapists. Our clinicians are experienced in working with children, adolescents and their parents. Services can be provided in individual, group, and family counseling sessions. We also see adults for individual psychotherapy.
(718) 967-0490 View (718) 967-0490
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Renata Vaysman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
Welcome to Kings Psychological Services, PLLC. My name is Dr. Renata Vaysman and I am the owner of this practice, as well as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York. I understand how difficult it can be to find reliable and easily accessible therapy and assessment services and I hope that my practice can help find the right services for you. I firmly believe that each individual's needs are unique and that therapy is a collaborative process.
Welcome to Kings Psychological Services, PLLC. My name is Dr. Renata Vaysman and I am the owner of this practice, as well as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York. I understand how difficult it can be to find reliable and easily accessible therapy and assessment services and I hope that my practice can help find the right services for you. I firmly believe that each individual's needs are unique and that therapy is a collaborative process.
(646) 506-4721 View (646) 506-4721
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Jeane Rajacic-Poppe
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
Dr. Jeane Rajacic-Poppe is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist in private practice who provides psychological services for general mental health concerns, in addition to, specializing in Substance-Related Disorders. Dr. Poppe provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to individual, couples' and families. Dr. Poppe holds faculty appointment at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and is a Clinical Supervisor to doctoral level Psychologists in training. She holds a M.A. degree from Columbia University, a Ph.D degree from Yeshiva University, a mental health counseling license and CASAC certification for Substance Related Disorders.
Dr. Jeane Rajacic-Poppe is a licensed Clinical Health Psychologist in private practice who provides psychological services for general mental health concerns, in addition to, specializing in Substance-Related Disorders. Dr. Poppe provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to individual, couples' and families. Dr. Poppe holds faculty appointment at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and is a Clinical Supervisor to doctoral level Psychologists in training. She holds a M.A. degree from Columbia University, a Ph.D degree from Yeshiva University, a mental health counseling license and CASAC certification for Substance Related Disorders.
(201) 693-4513 View (201) 693-4513
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Emmaus CBT / Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island
Psychologist, LMHC, PhD, ACT
Verified Verified
Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY 10312
Feeling stuck? Stuck with the same old thoughts? anxiety? depression? OCD? Think your life will never change? Think again! You can break free to have a valued and meaningful life. We can help! We teach skills needed to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings. We are a specialized practice, and our team has expert training in CBT, ACT & other third wave methods. The clinically proven methods have been extensively studied by major institutions and researchers and are found to be most effective. We treat people of all backgrounds and faiths. For those interested, we offer treatment, from the perspective of Catholic Anthropology.
Feeling stuck? Stuck with the same old thoughts? anxiety? depression? OCD? Think your life will never change? Think again! You can break free to have a valued and meaningful life. We can help! We teach skills needed to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings. We are a specialized practice, and our team has expert training in CBT, ACT & other third wave methods. The clinically proven methods have been extensively studied by major institutions and researchers and are found to be most effective. We treat people of all backgrounds and faiths. For those interested, we offer treatment, from the perspective of Catholic Anthropology.
(347) 960-6415 View (347) 960-6415
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Number of Therapists in Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
70% Stress
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
78% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Oxford

How Therapists in Arden Heights, Staten Island, NY see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arden Heights, Staten Island?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.