Therapists in Northland, Columbus, OH

Photo of Mary Catherine Vietmeier - Weavings of Life, RN, LPCC, MDiv, Counselor
Weavings of Life
Counselor, RN, LPCC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43224  (Online Only)
My clients are people who have had an emotional injury of some sort. They come with psychological pain seeking relief from the stress, anxiety, and depression it brings. They want the emotional pain to stop. Some common issues are grief, forced change, conflict, spiritual trauma, individuation, transitions, or seeing that you are not the person you want to be and desire to become your best self. These are some of the struggles I have successfully helped others navigate to find a more fulfilling life. We work together. I see you with a holistic lens and I am present. You are welcome to a consultation at no cost for an opinion.
My clients are people who have had an emotional injury of some sort. They come with psychological pain seeking relief from the stress, anxiety, and depression it brings. They want the emotional pain to stop. Some common issues are grief, forced change, conflict, spiritual trauma, individuation, transitions, or seeing that you are not the person you want to be and desire to become your best self. These are some of the struggles I have successfully helped others navigate to find a more fulfilling life. We work together. I see you with a holistic lens and I am present. You are welcome to a consultation at no cost for an opinion.
(614) 924-7142 View (614) 924-7142
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Sarah Hatch
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229
Not accepting new clients
If you are ready to make changes in your life, there is help. I enjoy working with motivated clients towards healing and wholeness. I believe that therapy is very much a "team" effort, requiring input from client and clinician alike. I also believe that removing the "smoke and mirrors" from therapy is especially helpful and I work to make the process as transparent as possible. Therapy is an incredible, life-changing process and it requires participation. It is likely that you already possess your own answers. Let's find them together.
If you are ready to make changes in your life, there is help. I enjoy working with motivated clients towards healing and wholeness. I believe that therapy is very much a "team" effort, requiring input from client and clinician alike. I also believe that removing the "smoke and mirrors" from therapy is especially helpful and I work to make the process as transparent as possible. Therapy is an incredible, life-changing process and it requires participation. It is likely that you already possess your own answers. Let's find them together.
(614) 942-5293 View (614) 942-5293
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David Emch
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCPT
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43214
I work with children from 3 years old up to 10 years old. I am a play therapist that uses a child-centered play approach. I specialize in working with neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD, etc...) children. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma, and OCD. In my work with children, I try to include parents as much as possible, with the goal of creating a team approach to addressing any issues a child might face.
I work with children from 3 years old up to 10 years old. I am a play therapist that uses a child-centered play approach. I specialize in working with neurodivergent (ASD, ADHD, etc...) children. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma, and OCD. In my work with children, I try to include parents as much as possible, with the goal of creating a team approach to addressing any issues a child might face.
(614) 532-4775 View (614) 532-4775
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Jeannine Vegh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, IMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43231
Hello, I value good customer service and so I am doing in-person only. My clients appreciate this. It is the only way, I feel, we can spend quality time together. Healing the inner child is a process that combines work on the mind, body and spirit. If we focus only on one aspect of this process, we are continuing to neglect that which has brought harm to us. We are only healing one half or one third of our whole being. Being brave enough to consider psychotherapy is a step toward choosing to become a better person, (or partner) choosing to heal or nurture your soul.
Hello, I value good customer service and so I am doing in-person only. My clients appreciate this. It is the only way, I feel, we can spend quality time together. Healing the inner child is a process that combines work on the mind, body and spirit. If we focus only on one aspect of this process, we are continuing to neglect that which has brought harm to us. We are only healing one half or one third of our whole being. Being brave enough to consider psychotherapy is a step toward choosing to become a better person, (or partner) choosing to heal or nurture your soul.
(614) 702-2579 View (614) 702-2579
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Ellen Seigel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, LCSW, ACHT, Coach
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229
Worried? Working hard for others' happiness; taking care of others - you come last or not at all? Swallowing the bad behavior of others, not to rock the boat? Sick of living up to the expectations of others? Anxious, sad, irritated, even angry? The negative effects of these experiences can be DISSOLVED. You can adopt a new perspective that includes profound self appreciation and become free inside and confident in new ways to handle situations. Showing you how and helping you do this, is my specialty. The approach is with softness, gentleness and respect for your unique emotional growth needs.
Worried? Working hard for others' happiness; taking care of others - you come last or not at all? Swallowing the bad behavior of others, not to rock the boat? Sick of living up to the expectations of others? Anxious, sad, irritated, even angry? The negative effects of these experiences can be DISSOLVED. You can adopt a new perspective that includes profound self appreciation and become free inside and confident in new ways to handle situations. Showing you how and helping you do this, is my specialty. The approach is with softness, gentleness and respect for your unique emotional growth needs.
(614) 914-4908 View (614) 914-4908
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Andrea Cooper
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MSEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43230
I'm glad you're here. I'm Dr. Cooper, a licensed clinical psychologist equipped with extensive training and clinical experience helping individuals navigate a wide range of psychological challenges. In our work, I foster a safe, supportive and accepting space while maintaining a warm, nonjudgemental, and empathetic demeanor. I seek to empower my clients through their deepening insights into the complex factors maintaining their psychological difficulties and defeating patterns as a growing awareness offers an expansion of freedom and flexibility to choose.
I'm glad you're here. I'm Dr. Cooper, a licensed clinical psychologist equipped with extensive training and clinical experience helping individuals navigate a wide range of psychological challenges. In our work, I foster a safe, supportive and accepting space while maintaining a warm, nonjudgemental, and empathetic demeanor. I seek to empower my clients through their deepening insights into the complex factors maintaining their psychological difficulties and defeating patterns as a growing awareness offers an expansion of freedom and flexibility to choose.
(614) 802-6347 View (614) 802-6347
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Yvonne Judge
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT, CCHt, MAMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43231
I am a COUPLE counseling and TRAUMA specialist, EMDR consultant and MFT supervisor. Are you ready to make a difference in your relationship? Are you ready for change and want to see forward motion quickly? I practice proven methods of relationship therapy that will help you go from argument to compromise and move from conflict to cooperation. If you want to have a trusting, caring, intimate relationship, let's talk!
I am a COUPLE counseling and TRAUMA specialist, EMDR consultant and MFT supervisor. Are you ready to make a difference in your relationship? Are you ready for change and want to see forward motion quickly? I practice proven methods of relationship therapy that will help you go from argument to compromise and move from conflict to cooperation. If you want to have a trusting, caring, intimate relationship, let's talk!
(614) 892-9813 View (614) 892-9813
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LaTasha D. Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MACC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229
Whew! You made it! I know it took a lot for you to get here but I promise you, you have made a brave decision. Reaching out for help is not as easy as some people make it out to be, right?Not feeling quite like yourself, huh? I get it. No, really. Life can throw some harsh blows at you and can make you feel alone. You could be struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief and feel stuck. Or you could need direction for your career, school, or relationship. Whatever it is, allow me to walk along side you on your journey.
Whew! You made it! I know it took a lot for you to get here but I promise you, you have made a brave decision. Reaching out for help is not as easy as some people make it out to be, right?Not feeling quite like yourself, huh? I get it. No, really. Life can throw some harsh blows at you and can make you feel alone. You could be struggling with anxiety, depression, or grief and feel stuck. Or you could need direction for your career, school, or relationship. Whatever it is, allow me to walk along side you on your journey.
(614) 665-8362 View (614) 665-8362
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Christine Gemberling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43224
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with over ten years of experience working with clients on various issues. Such issues include Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, and Stress. A few modalities I utilize are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Supportive therapy. I believe that establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to success in treatment.
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) with over ten years of experience working with clients on various issues. Such issues include Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Career Counseling, Coping Skills, Elderly Persons Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Panic Attacks, and Stress. A few modalities I utilize are Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Supportive therapy. I believe that establishing a trusting therapeutic relationship is key to success in treatment.
(216) 616-2048 View (216) 616-2048
Photo of Joshua Adams, MSW, LSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Joshua Adams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43214
Therapy is a journey toward wholeness not because a person is broken, rather life is filled with challenges and obstacles that can shape us into our greater selves. It takes courage to want to face your problems and break barriers that hinder your growth. While the path toward healing and answers may be arduous, it can be the process that makes life all the more fulfilling and meaningful. And it starts with but a single choice: take the next step. Your future self proudly awaits you beyond a brighter horizon.
Therapy is a journey toward wholeness not because a person is broken, rather life is filled with challenges and obstacles that can shape us into our greater selves. It takes courage to want to face your problems and break barriers that hinder your growth. While the path toward healing and answers may be arduous, it can be the process that makes life all the more fulfilling and meaningful. And it starts with but a single choice: take the next step. Your future self proudly awaits you beyond a brighter horizon.
(614) 914-2829 View (614) 914-2829
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Lighthouse Counseling Services Inc.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43230
There are times we feel stuck and know things in our lives need to change. Underneath the smile, we sometimes feel alone in our pain and long for a place to be known without judgment and rejection. I believe in creating a safe environment where you can bring the truth of who you are into a journey of growth, healing, and transformation that you might live out your greatest potential.
There are times we feel stuck and know things in our lives need to change. Underneath the smile, we sometimes feel alone in our pain and long for a place to be known without judgment and rejection. I believe in creating a safe environment where you can bring the truth of who you are into a journey of growth, healing, and transformation that you might live out your greatest potential.
(937) 639-1923 View (937) 639-1923
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Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group Llc
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group, LLC is an independent group practice that provides confidential counseling, assessments, and consultation services to a broad based clientele including children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in a variety of counseling services including but not limited to marital counseling, couples, individual counseling for anxiety, depression, family, addiction and trauma therapy. Our long term-goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment that helps motivate positive change and inspire our clients to find and live their purpose.
Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group, LLC is an independent group practice that provides confidential counseling, assessments, and consultation services to a broad based clientele including children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in a variety of counseling services including but not limited to marital counseling, couples, individual counseling for anxiety, depression, family, addiction and trauma therapy. Our long term-goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment that helps motivate positive change and inspire our clients to find and live their purpose.
(614) 420-2639 View (614) 420-2639
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Stephen Duraney
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC, CIT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43231
I have a heart for helping people develop their inner strength, build deeper relationships with the people around them, and rediscover their joy... In addition, I enjoy getting to learn from clients each day and the personal growth that comes with accompanying you on the journey toward healing.
I have a heart for helping people develop their inner strength, build deeper relationships with the people around them, and rediscover their joy... In addition, I enjoy getting to learn from clients each day and the personal growth that comes with accompanying you on the journey toward healing.
(614) 412-1998 View (614) 412-1998
Brock Reiman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43230  (Online Only)
Over 35 years of counseling experience.
Over 35 years of counseling experience.
(380) 230-4370 View (380) 230-4370
J Erin Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43230  (Online Only)
Do you feel pulled in different directions and unable to manage all of your stressors? Is it hard for you to concentrate or feel motivated to make changes? I am an independently licensed social worker and therapist in Columbus, Ohio. I have a passion for helping individuals that may be struggling with chronic stress, depression, anxiety, medical concerns, grief and relationship issues. My clients are adults of all ages and I utilize a multi-dimensional approach to the therapeutic process. I strongly believe in providing a therapeutic atmosphere where we can establish and build rapport in a trusting and safe space.
Do you feel pulled in different directions and unable to manage all of your stressors? Is it hard for you to concentrate or feel motivated to make changes? I am an independently licensed social worker and therapist in Columbus, Ohio. I have a passion for helping individuals that may be struggling with chronic stress, depression, anxiety, medical concerns, grief and relationship issues. My clients are adults of all ages and I utilize a multi-dimensional approach to the therapeutic process. I strongly believe in providing a therapeutic atmosphere where we can establish and build rapport in a trusting and safe space.
(614) 482-2687 View (614) 482-2687
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Bethany Conry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43231  (Online Only)
Hi there! Let's talk. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, career, or pregnancy-related issues, I'm here to help. Reaching out to begin therapy can be intimidating, but I hope you take the time to reach out for help. I'm here for you.
Hi there! Let's talk. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, career, or pregnancy-related issues, I'm here to help. Reaching out to begin therapy can be intimidating, but I hope you take the time to reach out for help. I'm here for you.
(614) 412-5590 View (614) 412-5590
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Charlie Health
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
Charlie Health is a leading provider of virtual mental health treatment for people in need of more than once-weekly therapy. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or any ongoing mental health issue, Charlie Health’s Clinical Team is ready to help you start your healing journey today. You don’t have to struggle alone – we’re here for you. To get started today, reach out at t.ly/ch-oh
Charlie Health is a leading provider of virtual mental health treatment for people in need of more than once-weekly therapy. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidal ideation, or any ongoing mental health issue, Charlie Health’s Clinical Team is ready to help you start your healing journey today. You don’t have to struggle alone – we’re here for you. To get started today, reach out at t.ly/ch-oh
(614) 820-8904 View (614) 820-8904
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Josh Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It takes courage to ask for help. If you're reading this then you’ve already taken the first step toward healing, and I applaud you for that. I am a licensed independent social worker and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with over 15 years of experience with individuals and groups from many different backgrounds and settings. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, and personality disorders. I'm interested in your mental health and overall recovery. There are a lot of therapies out there that claim to be ‘the’ way, but I find that if something is too good to be true, it probably is.
It takes courage to ask for help. If you're reading this then you’ve already taken the first step toward healing, and I applaud you for that. I am a licensed independent social worker and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with over 15 years of experience with individuals and groups from many different backgrounds and settings. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, and personality disorders. I'm interested in your mental health and overall recovery. There are a lot of therapies out there that claim to be ‘the’ way, but I find that if something is too good to be true, it probably is.
(614) 968-8966 View (614) 968-8966
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Jessica Messersmith-Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
Are you tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with chronic relapses and not sure why? Do you have goals but need some guidance to help you reach them? I can help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and owner of Serenity Counseling Services. I specialize in Assessments and Diagnosis, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching, Grief/Bereavement, Relationships, and Co-Dependency for adults; individuals, couples, and families. I strive to provide the best treatment approach tailored to each individual which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Are you tired of being sick and tired? Are you struggling with chronic relapses and not sure why? Do you have goals but need some guidance to help you reach them? I can help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and owner of Serenity Counseling Services. I specialize in Assessments and Diagnosis, Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, Health and Wellness, Life Coaching, Grief/Bereavement, Relationships, and Co-Dependency for adults; individuals, couples, and families. I strive to provide the best treatment approach tailored to each individual which may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
(614) 304-3182 View (614) 304-3182
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Laurie Sparks-Dennison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Northland, Columbus, OH 43229  (Online Only)
You're out of spoons by 9 am, if you had any at all today. You're constantly vacillating between feeling overloaded and shut down. Your world is too much, and your comfort zone has become your prison; months or years pass before you feel confident enough to take any kind of risk at all. Maybe your pets have become your sole source of social interaction, or you live a rich virtual life and daydream about belonging to an actual in person community who accepts you for exactly who you are (whoever that is!). You want to be the curious master of your own universe, and your fear of change has you tethered to a 10-mile radius.
You're out of spoons by 9 am, if you had any at all today. You're constantly vacillating between feeling overloaded and shut down. Your world is too much, and your comfort zone has become your prison; months or years pass before you feel confident enough to take any kind of risk at all. Maybe your pets have become your sole source of social interaction, or you live a rich virtual life and daydream about belonging to an actual in person community who accepts you for exactly who you are (whoever that is!). You want to be the curious master of your own universe, and your fear of change has you tethered to a 10-mile radius.
(614) 756-2135 View (614) 756-2135
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Number of Therapists in Northland, Columbus, OH

60+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Northland, Columbus, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
71% Relationship Issues
68% Self Esteem
68% Stress
62% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Northland, Columbus, OH see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Northland, Columbus?

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.