Therapists in Wading River, NY

Photo of Prof. Demi Kostouros, LMHC, RBT, Lcoach, Couples, ADHD, Counselor
Prof. Demi Kostouros
Counselor, LMHC, RBT, Lcoach, Couples, ADHD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792
Struggling in your relationship? Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of infidelity, facing communication, trust and intimacy issues, feeling like your partner doesn't understand you, or dealing with a divorce, we' re here! What sets us apart is our structured approach. We'll start with weekly sessions, then transition to biweekly, and eventually monthly meetings. Plus, after your "graduation", we'll have two check-ins per year to ensure those healthy habits stick. In between sessions, we'll assign tasks to work on your relationship, and you'll have access to us outside of appointments for advice and support.
Struggling in your relationship? Whether you're dealing with the aftermath of infidelity, facing communication, trust and intimacy issues, feeling like your partner doesn't understand you, or dealing with a divorce, we' re here! What sets us apart is our structured approach. We'll start with weekly sessions, then transition to biweekly, and eventually monthly meetings. Plus, after your "graduation", we'll have two check-ins per year to ensure those healthy habits stick. In between sessions, we'll assign tasks to work on your relationship, and you'll have access to us outside of appointments for advice and support.
(929) 280-7729 View (929) 280-7729
Photo of Susan Byrne, LCSW-R, LMHC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Susan Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
I offer my clients a safe, warm environment in which to collaborate with in therapy. I believe that change is possible and through therapy, people can be successful in shaping their lives for the better. I have 20+ years of experience in the field of mental health. My approach to therapy is more eclectic but I remain committed to using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in my practice. I will work with my clients towards creating a life that feels more positive, satisfying, and productive. I specialize in treatment of anxiety, stress and depression, as well as relationship and self-esteem issues.
I offer my clients a safe, warm environment in which to collaborate with in therapy. I believe that change is possible and through therapy, people can be successful in shaping their lives for the better. I have 20+ years of experience in the field of mental health. My approach to therapy is more eclectic but I remain committed to using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in my practice. I will work with my clients towards creating a life that feels more positive, satisfying, and productive. I specialize in treatment of anxiety, stress and depression, as well as relationship and self-esteem issues.
(631) 502-4192 View (631) 502-4192
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Joshua David Hendrickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CHC, PMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792
People are thinking, feeling, moving, relational, and spiritual beings. If one of these areas becomes disrupted it has an impact on all areas. In this view, therapy is an opportunity to bring air to the patterns and conditions we experience in a supportive way. My approach to therapy combines integrative and person-centered approaches -- via the relationship between the mind and body.
People are thinking, feeling, moving, relational, and spiritual beings. If one of these areas becomes disrupted it has an impact on all areas. In this view, therapy is an opportunity to bring air to the patterns and conditions we experience in a supportive way. My approach to therapy combines integrative and person-centered approaches -- via the relationship between the mind and body.
(631) 449-7904 View (631) 449-7904
Photo of Susan Byrne, LCSW-R, LMHC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Susan Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMHC
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
I offer my clients a safe, warm environment and work to collaborate with them in therapy. I believe that change is possible and through therapy, people can be successful in shaping their lives for the better. I have 20+ years experience in the field of mental health. My approach to therapy is more eclectic but I remain committed to using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in my practice. I will work with my clients towards creating a life that feels more positive, satisfying, and productive. I specialize in treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, and as well as relationship and self-esteem issues.
I offer my clients a safe, warm environment and work to collaborate with them in therapy. I believe that change is possible and through therapy, people can be successful in shaping their lives for the better. I have 20+ years experience in the field of mental health. My approach to therapy is more eclectic but I remain committed to using cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness in my practice. I will work with my clients towards creating a life that feels more positive, satisfying, and productive. I specialize in treatment of anxiety, stress, depression, and as well as relationship and self-esteem issues.
(631) 496-2308 View (631) 496-2308
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Neil Jhan Klatsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, BCD, LLC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792
For your consideration, I am a Board Certified Masters Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified School Social Work Specialist. I also possess a graduate certificate in School Safety and Administration. I have been a school social worker for over 30 years, and have been in private practice for over 20 years. Please call or email me for an individual, couples , family , adolescent or child therapy consultation today.
For your consideration, I am a Board Certified Masters Level Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified School Social Work Specialist. I also possess a graduate certificate in School Safety and Administration. I have been a school social worker for over 30 years, and have been in private practice for over 20 years. Please call or email me for an individual, couples , family , adolescent or child therapy consultation today.
(631) 352-4300 View (631) 352-4300
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Lisa Heim-Zeller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist providing a welcoming, safe, supportive and accepting environment for (age 18+) young adults, middle-aged and older adults to create a path to healing, self-acceptance and change when faced with difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety disorders, depression/ mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, emotional, physical and sexual trauma, narcissistic abuse, family and relationship issues, grief and loss and women's issues.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist providing a welcoming, safe, supportive and accepting environment for (age 18+) young adults, middle-aged and older adults to create a path to healing, self-acceptance and change when faced with difficult life transitions, stress, anxiety disorders, depression/ mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD, emotional, physical and sexual trauma, narcissistic abuse, family and relationship issues, grief and loss and women's issues.
(631) 250-4491 View (631) 250-4491
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Frances Anastasi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
I believe that many difficulties are related to our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the unhealthy defenses that we erect, usually in childhood, to protect ourselves against hurt. Once helpful, but now outdated, these defenses prevent self-awareness and the constructive resolution of our problems. These blocks to awareness can contribute to symptoms such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, addictive behaviors, etc. I can assist you in developing healthier coping skills, i.e, to identify your defenses, explore your underlying feelings, and rediscover your authentic self.
I believe that many difficulties are related to our unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and the unhealthy defenses that we erect, usually in childhood, to protect ourselves against hurt. Once helpful, but now outdated, these defenses prevent self-awareness and the constructive resolution of our problems. These blocks to awareness can contribute to symptoms such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, addictive behaviors, etc. I can assist you in developing healthier coping skills, i.e, to identify your defenses, explore your underlying feelings, and rediscover your authentic self.
(631) 660-9698 View (631) 660-9698
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Nina Herzog
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MFA, MUP, LP
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
What if you could walk around this planet with a deep sense (knowing) that everything about you, just as you are, is ok? Truly just fine? You can. Or maybe you're feeling stuck, needing help to galvanize your courage to make a change, to dare to live your very best life? A warm and supportive relationship with the right therapist will help to re-engage and energize your own existing internal resources, the parts of you that are already confident, calm, creative, courageous and compassionate. We can do this work together.
What if you could walk around this planet with a deep sense (knowing) that everything about you, just as you are, is ok? Truly just fine? You can. Or maybe you're feeling stuck, needing help to galvanize your courage to make a change, to dare to live your very best life? A warm and supportive relationship with the right therapist will help to re-engage and energize your own existing internal resources, the parts of you that are already confident, calm, creative, courageous and compassionate. We can do this work together.
(646) 846-0173 View (646) 846-0173
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James R Jordan
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
As we move along our journey on the road of life, we sometimes encounter bends in the road that impact us in difficult ways. My goal as a helper, is to guide and support you through these moments, empowering you to make the best decisions to support your serenity, happiness and life fulfillment in a safe, secure setting. My office is an environment of non-judgment, where your issues whether heavy or light can begin the process of transformation into solution and healing.
As we move along our journey on the road of life, we sometimes encounter bends in the road that impact us in difficult ways. My goal as a helper, is to guide and support you through these moments, empowering you to make the best decisions to support your serenity, happiness and life fulfillment in a safe, secure setting. My office is an environment of non-judgment, where your issues whether heavy or light can begin the process of transformation into solution and healing.
(631) 887-3042 View (631) 887-3042
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Rosemary Sanchez LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792
I enjoy working with people of all ages who are experiencing "life" & the stressors that come with it. Especially the older teen, young adult, Gen X & Millenials - life is a journey that none of us are particularly prepared for & there comes a time when a caring ear & an outside professional perspective can truly help. life happens - its how we cope with it that matters most! i work with common issues such as relationship stressors, family conflicts, school life issues, life changes, life planning, behavioral challenges, parenting stressors as well as adults struggling with career issues and in need of basic life coaching.
I enjoy working with people of all ages who are experiencing "life" & the stressors that come with it. Especially the older teen, young adult, Gen X & Millenials - life is a journey that none of us are particularly prepared for & there comes a time when a caring ear & an outside professional perspective can truly help. life happens - its how we cope with it that matters most! i work with common issues such as relationship stressors, family conflicts, school life issues, life changes, life planning, behavioral challenges, parenting stressors as well as adults struggling with career issues and in need of basic life coaching.
(516) 469-3681 View (516) 469-3681
Photo of Andrew Abrams, LCSW, BCD, R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Andrew Abrams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, R
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
Life is to be enjoyed....not endured. Every person deserves the opportunity to grow and develop, and to achieve their full potential. Emotional issues often deprive the individual of the opportunity to make informed choices about their lives. When an individual is suffering from emotional pain it may seem like there is no hope. I listen to you and help restore hope. I help you to break free from problems/symptoms causing emotional pain. I help support you toward making healthy changes in your life. I have been providing these services for over twenty years.
Life is to be enjoyed....not endured. Every person deserves the opportunity to grow and develop, and to achieve their full potential. Emotional issues often deprive the individual of the opportunity to make informed choices about their lives. When an individual is suffering from emotional pain it may seem like there is no hope. I listen to you and help restore hope. I help you to break free from problems/symptoms causing emotional pain. I help support you toward making healthy changes in your life. I have been providing these services for over twenty years.
(631) 619-7394 View (631) 619-7394
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Barbara J. Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker PhD, LCSWR psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, & family addiction. I specialize in woman/relationship issues. I utilize a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Psychoanalysis. I have a genuine passion for helping others. We can work together to identify issues, improve self awareness, & implement coping mechanisms to help make your life more manageable. Let us focus on the positive changes necessary for you to live your best life. I am currently offering Telehealth
I am a licensed clinical social worker PhD, LCSWR psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with anxiety, depression, grief, & family addiction. I specialize in woman/relationship issues. I utilize a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Psychoanalysis. I have a genuine passion for helping others. We can work together to identify issues, improve self awareness, & implement coping mechanisms to help make your life more manageable. Let us focus on the positive changes necessary for you to live your best life. I am currently offering Telehealth
(516) 407-7370 View (516) 407-7370
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Amy Gironda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
Are you often overwhelmed with all of your responsibilities or feel you "should be" happier?" Do you feel inadequate in your career, parenting, or marriage or filled with inner self doubt that interferes with your happiness? I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping you identify and manage those life stressors that may be preventing you from feeling satisfied and joyful. My goal is to help you find greater satisfaction while you navigate your life and to help you recognize your strengths and ability for positive change.
Are you often overwhelmed with all of your responsibilities or feel you "should be" happier?" Do you feel inadequate in your career, parenting, or marriage or filled with inner self doubt that interferes with your happiness? I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping you identify and manage those life stressors that may be preventing you from feeling satisfied and joyful. My goal is to help you find greater satisfaction while you navigate your life and to help you recognize your strengths and ability for positive change.
(516) 774-1312 View (516) 774-1312
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Stephanie Astudillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
My clients should know that I take the time to really listen and understand their point of view alongside providing feedback.
My clients should know that I take the time to really listen and understand their point of view alongside providing feedback.
(718) 550-8023 View (718) 550-8023
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Alyson R Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to heal, grow, and become the best version of themselves in a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment. I believe in a personalized approach to best meet each of my clients’ individual needs. I aim to empower you by teaching you a variety of skills including mindfulness, emotional regulation skills, and distress tolerance skills.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to heal, grow, and become the best version of themselves in a safe, comforting, and non-judgmental environment. I believe in a personalized approach to best meet each of my clients’ individual needs. I aim to empower you by teaching you a variety of skills including mindfulness, emotional regulation skills, and distress tolerance skills.
(631) 860-6972 View (631) 860-6972
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Risa Levenson
Psychologist, PhD, CH
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
Finding "our calm space" within in a very chaotic world is so important. Life will always throw challenges in our way, how we meet those challenges is very important to who we are as individuals. Find your "calm space". Learn to be your own best friend. Find healthy reciprocal relationships that will be with you for life. Understand that though you are hurting now, you are strong and resilient. There is always some discomfort in positive change. Turn off the social media often. Learn how to be mindful...learn how hypnotherapy (hypnosis + therapy) can change how you feel both physically and emotionally. Look forward!
Finding "our calm space" within in a very chaotic world is so important. Life will always throw challenges in our way, how we meet those challenges is very important to who we are as individuals. Find your "calm space". Learn to be your own best friend. Find healthy reciprocal relationships that will be with you for life. Understand that though you are hurting now, you are strong and resilient. There is always some discomfort in positive change. Turn off the social media often. Learn how to be mindful...learn how hypnotherapy (hypnosis + therapy) can change how you feel both physically and emotionally. Look forward!
(631) 253-8525 View (631) 253-8525
Photo of Lisa M Zamber, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lisa M Zamber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
Most of my clients come to me because they are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, low self worth, addictions and other maladaptive coping strategies that are negatively impacting their lives. Most of my clients have a history of trauma. I work with clients to process past trauma in a skilled and safe manner. Clients can expect a caring, empathetic and nonjudgmental approach from me, where we build a genuine and trusting relationship that will support the healing process.
Most of my clients come to me because they are struggling with depression, anxiety, low self esteem, low self worth, addictions and other maladaptive coping strategies that are negatively impacting their lives. Most of my clients have a history of trauma. I work with clients to process past trauma in a skilled and safe manner. Clients can expect a caring, empathetic and nonjudgmental approach from me, where we build a genuine and trusting relationship that will support the healing process.
(631) 910-6096 View (631) 910-6096
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Laura Rivela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCD, BCTP-II
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
Ms. Rivela,LCSW has been in the social work profession for over 25 years with emphasis in behavioral health, technology in behavioral health care, and social work research and education. She has worked as both a direct practice provider and a behavioral health administrator including psychiatric social worker, outpatient clinic director, administrator for state-wide and county behavioral health programs, as well as adjunct faculty for Masters of Social Work students. She is a graduate of Adelphi University with both a Bachelors of Arts in Social Science and a Master of Social Work as well as an Associate in Applied Science in Music.
Ms. Rivela,LCSW has been in the social work profession for over 25 years with emphasis in behavioral health, technology in behavioral health care, and social work research and education. She has worked as both a direct practice provider and a behavioral health administrator including psychiatric social worker, outpatient clinic director, administrator for state-wide and county behavioral health programs, as well as adjunct faculty for Masters of Social Work students. She is a graduate of Adelphi University with both a Bachelors of Arts in Social Science and a Master of Social Work as well as an Associate in Applied Science in Music.
(631) 284-8509 View (631) 284-8509
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Jessica Loftus
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wading River, NY 11792  (Online Only)
Sometimes there is a concrete event or change we can point to as the cause for increased anxiety, depressed mood or relationship conflicts and we just need some support as we transition and adjust to these changes. However, some people may experience a chronic sense of disconnection, low self-worth, persistent sadness or confusing stress responses that impact various areas of their life. Therapy can provide support, resources & tools in order to work through current struggles, resolve past injuries or address underlying and persistent issues that prevent us from living a fulfilling life.
Sometimes there is a concrete event or change we can point to as the cause for increased anxiety, depressed mood or relationship conflicts and we just need some support as we transition and adjust to these changes. However, some people may experience a chronic sense of disconnection, low self-worth, persistent sadness or confusing stress responses that impact various areas of their life. Therapy can provide support, resources & tools in order to work through current struggles, resolve past injuries or address underlying and persistent issues that prevent us from living a fulfilling life.
(516) 726-9368 View (516) 726-9368
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Phyllis Calabrese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Wading River, NY 11792
There is hope and help. Entering therapy is a courageous act and first step towards a more fulfilling life. You will feel safe, supported and never judged, in a confidential environment, as we work together to achieve your goals. I can help you to gain a better understanding of yourself, increase self esteem, decrease anxiety and depression, cope with life's transitions, find direction, heal from a loss or trauma, gain recovery from an addiction, become a more effective parent and or partner or to gain positive coping skills.
There is hope and help. Entering therapy is a courageous act and first step towards a more fulfilling life. You will feel safe, supported and never judged, in a confidential environment, as we work together to achieve your goals. I can help you to gain a better understanding of yourself, increase self esteem, decrease anxiety and depression, cope with life's transitions, find direction, heal from a loss or trauma, gain recovery from an addiction, become a more effective parent and or partner or to gain positive coping skills.
(516) 806-5837 View (516) 806-5837
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Number of Therapists in Wading River, NY

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Wading River, NY who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
86% Self Esteem
76% Family Conflict
76% Coping Skills
76% Stress

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
67% Empire BlueCross BlueShield

How Therapists in Wading River, NY see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Wading River?

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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.