Therapists in Corvallis, OR

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Wellness 4 U
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330  (Online Only)
My counseling approach is based on Existential philosophy. I encourage discussions pertaining to our existence in life, involving significant issues such as life’s meaning, freedom, responsibility and our inevitable death. Existential angst might be triggered by life changes or by facing relationships in our lives that change from better to worse, difficult political views, divergent ideals and beliefs. These could impact or may lead to trouble discussing with our loved ones or friends. Some have lost important people in life, and feel alone in our situations, just to share a few.
My counseling approach is based on Existential philosophy. I encourage discussions pertaining to our existence in life, involving significant issues such as life’s meaning, freedom, responsibility and our inevitable death. Existential angst might be triggered by life changes or by facing relationships in our lives that change from better to worse, difficult political views, divergent ideals and beliefs. These could impact or may lead to trouble discussing with our loved ones or friends. Some have lost important people in life, and feel alone in our situations, just to share a few.
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Thrive Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Waitlist for new clients
Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself, “who am I?” or “how did I get to this place in my life?” or ever thought “I am not ok”, but everyone around you says that you are doing fine and things will work themselves out. Do you find yourself questioning your spiritual or religious beliefs? Maybe even doubting them all together? Do you find yourself sad or nervous often? Are you frustrated with yourself and relationships more and more often? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this is the right place for you. Together we can find the answers that you are searching for in your life and relationships.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked yourself, “who am I?” or “how did I get to this place in my life?” or ever thought “I am not ok”, but everyone around you says that you are doing fine and things will work themselves out. Do you find yourself questioning your spiritual or religious beliefs? Maybe even doubting them all together? Do you find yourself sad or nervous often? Are you frustrated with yourself and relationships more and more often? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then this is the right place for you. Together we can find the answers that you are searching for in your life and relationships.
(541) 237-1489 View (541) 237-1489
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Julie A Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Corvallis, OR 97333
I believe that each person is unique and should be treated with respect, acceptance, and honesty. My theoretical approach is called Theoretical Integrationism, which simply means that I base therapy on several different models that I believe to be the most accurate and helpful. Specifically, I hold to Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic approaches. As a person-centered therapist, I work to help people accept themselves as the unique, valuable persons they are. I see my role as collaborative, working alongside my clients to help them become more satisfied with their selves and with their lives.
I believe that each person is unique and should be treated with respect, acceptance, and honesty. My theoretical approach is called Theoretical Integrationism, which simply means that I base therapy on several different models that I believe to be the most accurate and helpful. Specifically, I hold to Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic approaches. As a person-centered therapist, I work to help people accept themselves as the unique, valuable persons they are. I see my role as collaborative, working alongside my clients to help them become more satisfied with their selves and with their lives.
(541) 526-7493 View (541) 526-7493
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Emy Zettner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
For many clients I work with, this feels familiar... You're idealistic and driven, sometimes to the point of perfectionism or inner criticism. You give to others with little left for yourself. You work hard, but feel like you should do more. You think and feel deeply, yet it's difficult to contain it all. You ask life's big questions, but end up with more uncertainty than direction. You feel stuck between the past and future, and you're unsure of next steps... Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or depression, navigating relationships or career, seeking or building your identity, or healing from family conflict or relational trauma.
For many clients I work with, this feels familiar... You're idealistic and driven, sometimes to the point of perfectionism or inner criticism. You give to others with little left for yourself. You work hard, but feel like you should do more. You think and feel deeply, yet it's difficult to contain it all. You ask life's big questions, but end up with more uncertainty than direction. You feel stuck between the past and future, and you're unsure of next steps... Maybe you're experiencing anxiety or depression, navigating relationships or career, seeking or building your identity, or healing from family conflict or relational trauma.
(541) 248-6837 View (541) 248-6837
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Somen Maiti
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Corvallis, OR 97330  (Online Only)
Everyone has unique and individual mental health needs and I enjoy taking on a collaborative approach to help clients work through their therapy goals in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Polyvagal-Informed Therapy to help my clients restructure their erroneous beliefs and encourage cognitive flexibility and mindfulness. I welcome clients from all walks and stages of life and believe my clients are experts on themselves, offering invaluable insight into how they'd like to approach their needs and goals.
Everyone has unique and individual mental health needs and I enjoy taking on a collaborative approach to help clients work through their therapy goals in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Polyvagal-Informed Therapy to help my clients restructure their erroneous beliefs and encourage cognitive flexibility and mindfulness. I welcome clients from all walks and stages of life and believe my clients are experts on themselves, offering invaluable insight into how they'd like to approach their needs and goals.
(541) 576-8719 View (541) 576-8719
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Michele D Ribeiro
Psychologist, EdD, ABPP, CGP, AGPA-F
Verified
4 Endorsed
Corvallis, OR 97330
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is an opportunity for one to learn new skills, manage specific struggles or a mental illness, and build upon strengths that lead toward a more satisfying and meaningful life. My therapy style is interpersonal in nature which means I rely on building a strong relationship with my clients as the main avenue of change. My areas of expertise include working with clients facing any of the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship distress, eating/body image, sexual, career uncertainty, and identity (race, nationality, sexual orientation, (trans)gender, age, religion/spirituality).
Therapy is an opportunity for one to learn new skills, manage specific struggles or a mental illness, and build upon strengths that lead toward a more satisfying and meaningful life. My therapy style is interpersonal in nature which means I rely on building a strong relationship with my clients as the main avenue of change. My areas of expertise include working with clients facing any of the following issues: depression, anxiety, relationship distress, eating/body image, sexual, career uncertainty, and identity (race, nationality, sexual orientation, (trans)gender, age, religion/spirituality).
(541) 293-1436 View (541) 293-1436
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Lina Soares
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Not accepting new clients
Warm greetings - I practice & live on the stolen lands of the Champinefu band of the Kalapuya, who have & are tending these lands since time immemorial. Life’s difficulties & transitions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, unsettled or stuck. Grief, pain & trauma, challenging relationship. We long for deeper connections, a sense of belonging & for meaningful relationships. This can provide an opportunity to grow up, become more self-aware & develop ways to stay in the presence of ‘what is’. We can reassess what matters to us, build on strengths & resiliency, address unhelpful patterns, heal & move toward living more fully.
Warm greetings - I practice & live on the stolen lands of the Champinefu band of the Kalapuya, who have & are tending these lands since time immemorial. Life’s difficulties & transitions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, unsettled or stuck. Grief, pain & trauma, challenging relationship. We long for deeper connections, a sense of belonging & for meaningful relationships. This can provide an opportunity to grow up, become more self-aware & develop ways to stay in the presence of ‘what is’. We can reassess what matters to us, build on strengths & resiliency, address unhelpful patterns, heal & move toward living more fully.
(458) 217-1655 View (458) 217-1655
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Rua Blount
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
I see older teens and adults and am particularly passionate about working with college students, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, everyday athletes and adventurers, and anyone interested in learning tools to regulate their nervous system and heal with trauma.
I see older teens and adults and am particularly passionate about working with college students, those in the LGBTQIA+ community, everyday athletes and adventurers, and anyone interested in learning tools to regulate their nervous system and heal with trauma.
(541) 854-3533 View (541) 854-3533
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Jenna Crawford
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, MS, LMFT
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Jenna provides a client-centered approach to adult individuals & couples as a family systems trained therapist. She views therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively explore fundamental aspects of a person’s life & seeks to support clients in discovering their inner resources. Jenna honors clients as the expert in their experience & prioritizes connection and safety within the therapeutic relationship. In sessions, she operates from a trauma-informed lens & utilizes a non-pathologizing integrated model that draws from theories of narrative therapy, internal family systems (IFS), emotion focused therapy (EFT) & attachment theory.
Jenna provides a client-centered approach to adult individuals & couples as a family systems trained therapist. She views therapy as an opportunity to collaboratively explore fundamental aspects of a person’s life & seeks to support clients in discovering their inner resources. Jenna honors clients as the expert in their experience & prioritizes connection and safety within the therapeutic relationship. In sessions, she operates from a trauma-informed lens & utilizes a non-pathologizing integrated model that draws from theories of narrative therapy, internal family systems (IFS), emotion focused therapy (EFT) & attachment theory.
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Rye Karlin-Rafael
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Waitlist for new clients
As a collaborative and relational therapist, I am dedicated to co-creating transformative tools with you. Together, we will empower you to navigate personal storms, fostering the patience to recognize and cultivate success, and instilling the confidence to trust in your innate wisdom. Our journey involves an honest exploration of the 'how and why' behind your actions, providing insights that inspire positive change. I hold a firm belief in the profound possibility of healing, and our work together will be grounded in creating a safe, non-judgmental space for your personal growth and well-being.
As a collaborative and relational therapist, I am dedicated to co-creating transformative tools with you. Together, we will empower you to navigate personal storms, fostering the patience to recognize and cultivate success, and instilling the confidence to trust in your innate wisdom. Our journey involves an honest exploration of the 'how and why' behind your actions, providing insights that inspire positive change. I hold a firm belief in the profound possibility of healing, and our work together will be grounded in creating a safe, non-judgmental space for your personal growth and well-being.
(503) 748-0267 View (503) 748-0267
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Liz Sheridan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330  (Online Only)
Welcome to Stargazer Therapy. I am looking forward to working with you on accomplishing your goals and treating your mental health conditions so you can regain hopefulness, tap into your strengths, improve thinking and mindset, and experience an improved sense of agency over your life.
Welcome to Stargazer Therapy. I am looking forward to working with you on accomplishing your goals and treating your mental health conditions so you can regain hopefulness, tap into your strengths, improve thinking and mindset, and experience an improved sense of agency over your life.
(541) 655-3131 View (541) 655-3131
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Kate Boase
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Now accepting new clients. At the core of my being is a genuine and heartfelt desire to help others. I approach clients with unconditional positive regard, creating a space of empathy and safety. As a skilled and compassionate listener, I use my accurate empathic understanding to delve deeply into my clients' subjective experiences. Drawing from a rich array of therapeutic techniques (DBT, Person-Centered Therapy, Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion, and more) I highly value and appreciate the unique individuality of each client; collaboratively, I work with them to tailor sessions based on their diverse needs.
Now accepting new clients. At the core of my being is a genuine and heartfelt desire to help others. I approach clients with unconditional positive regard, creating a space of empathy and safety. As a skilled and compassionate listener, I use my accurate empathic understanding to delve deeply into my clients' subjective experiences. Drawing from a rich array of therapeutic techniques (DBT, Person-Centered Therapy, Self-Acceptance & Self-Compassion, and more) I highly value and appreciate the unique individuality of each client; collaboratively, I work with them to tailor sessions based on their diverse needs.
(541) 588-3704 View (541) 588-3704
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Stephanie McLain
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
“Life’s hard. I’m tired.” We have all found ourselves saying some variation of these things at one point or another. What if I told you that you are a person of endless potential. That’s right! We all are. So, what gets in our way? Our experiences— particularly those that convinced us that showing up, being heard, being seen was too risky. Instead, we discover all kinds of interesting and creative ways to avoid hurt, minimize rejection, and achieve our goals.
“Life’s hard. I’m tired.” We have all found ourselves saying some variation of these things at one point or another. What if I told you that you are a person of endless potential. That’s right! We all are. So, what gets in our way? Our experiences— particularly those that convinced us that showing up, being heard, being seen was too risky. Instead, we discover all kinds of interesting and creative ways to avoid hurt, minimize rejection, and achieve our goals.
(541) 658-8767 View (541) 658-8767
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Shannon White
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Not accepting new clients
Learning how to nurture yourself, balance your life and live the life that you love, is what we will do together. My approach is active and practical. You will be welcomed into a supportive, collaborative environment where we will work together to explore your strengths, so you can the live the life that you want. I work to help you understand where you are and who you want to be while creating a "life map". While we are on our therapeutic journey, we will unpack the issues that are holding you hostage in your life, process them and allow you to become free. I can assist you in how to fully live and thrive in your life.
Learning how to nurture yourself, balance your life and live the life that you love, is what we will do together. My approach is active and practical. You will be welcomed into a supportive, collaborative environment where we will work together to explore your strengths, so you can the live the life that you want. I work to help you understand where you are and who you want to be while creating a "life map". While we are on our therapeutic journey, we will unpack the issues that are holding you hostage in your life, process them and allow you to become free. I can assist you in how to fully live and thrive in your life.
(503) 664-9522 View (503) 664-9522
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Stephanie Shippen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. I use my expertise to help you gain new perspective, identify and overcome barriers, cope with life transitions, cultivate self-compassion, and develop skills to create a life worth living. Together, we will find your strengths and bolster resilience. Providing warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative support is at the core of my practice. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, adjusting to parenthood, relationship concerns, trauma, identity exploration, and multicultural concerns. I have extensive experience working with young adults.
I believe that everyone can benefit from therapy. I use my expertise to help you gain new perspective, identify and overcome barriers, cope with life transitions, cultivate self-compassion, and develop skills to create a life worth living. Together, we will find your strengths and bolster resilience. Providing warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative support is at the core of my practice. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, adjusting to parenthood, relationship concerns, trauma, identity exploration, and multicultural concerns. I have extensive experience working with young adults.
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Erin E Mitchell
Professional Counselor Associate, PhD, MCoun, MPH
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
Hello, my name is Erin. If you are reading this you likely want something different for your life. Whatever your story is, counseling can support you in the process of discovering how to be in the world in new ways. You may be in a life transition, experiencing overwhelm, having relationship issues, or grieving. The list goes on. Together, we will explore your story, revealing its limitations. We will work to gain insight into why you feel the way you do and to dismantle unhelpful beliefs and coping strategies. The outcome: possibilities for living differently.
Hello, my name is Erin. If you are reading this you likely want something different for your life. Whatever your story is, counseling can support you in the process of discovering how to be in the world in new ways. You may be in a life transition, experiencing overwhelm, having relationship issues, or grieving. The list goes on. Together, we will explore your story, revealing its limitations. We will work to gain insight into why you feel the way you do and to dismantle unhelpful beliefs and coping strategies. The outcome: possibilities for living differently.
(541) 588-5328 View (541) 588-5328
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Oregon Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
Oregon Counseling of Corvallis provides individual, couples and family counseling. Our Willamette Valley based group of dedicated, licensed professional counselors and therapists has treated thousands of clients with issues ranging from anxiety and depression, to relationship, sexuality and trauma.
Oregon Counseling of Corvallis provides individual, couples and family counseling. Our Willamette Valley based group of dedicated, licensed professional counselors and therapists has treated thousands of clients with issues ranging from anxiety and depression, to relationship, sexuality and trauma.
(458) 209-2729 View (458) 209-2729
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Laura M. Duncan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! All of us come to a time in our lives where we want to talk to someone. In a safe place to process our thoughts and feelings, while using self-compassion and nonjudgment. To come to a deeper understanding of our behaviors, emotions, and ideas, or what the root may be. We then develop our sense of clarity and pleasures in life. We cooperatively define the direction of your counseling session and goals. We are all unique in our humanity, as our situations and experiences are all different yet the same. And at the beginning of each day, we can all conclude "I am enough".
Welcome! All of us come to a time in our lives where we want to talk to someone. In a safe place to process our thoughts and feelings, while using self-compassion and nonjudgment. To come to a deeper understanding of our behaviors, emotions, and ideas, or what the root may be. We then develop our sense of clarity and pleasures in life. We cooperatively define the direction of your counseling session and goals. We are all unique in our humanity, as our situations and experiences are all different yet the same. And at the beginning of each day, we can all conclude "I am enough".
(458) 213-4350 View (458) 213-4350
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Taylor Gjesdal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97330
I provide clients with the collaborative support they need to make lasting change. Working from a strengths-based and systemic view, I strongly believe that every client has the ability to achieve their therapeutic goals. I bring a mix of humor, warmth, curiosity and openness to sessions and value the process of building trust and safety with my clients. I strive to deepen my understanding of client's physical, emotional and mental needs and assist them in their journey towards personal growth.
I provide clients with the collaborative support they need to make lasting change. Working from a strengths-based and systemic view, I strongly believe that every client has the ability to achieve their therapeutic goals. I bring a mix of humor, warmth, curiosity and openness to sessions and value the process of building trust and safety with my clients. I strive to deepen my understanding of client's physical, emotional and mental needs and assist them in their journey towards personal growth.
(541) 644-4673 View (541) 644-4673
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Ryan E. Catarius
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Corvallis, OR 97333
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Ryan and I am a child and family therapist. I have extensive experience and training in working with children and young adults from 3-25 years old. My specialities lie in treating the person and family for trauma, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, anger issues, problems with communication, relationship building, and safety risks.
Hello, my name is Ryan and I am a child and family therapist. I have extensive experience and training in working with children and young adults from 3-25 years old. My specialities lie in treating the person and family for trauma, depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, anger issues, problems with communication, relationship building, and safety risks.
(541) 896-4647 View (541) 896-4647

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Number of Therapists in Corvallis, OR

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Corvallis, OR who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
73% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% PacificSource
55% Other
54% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)

How Therapists in Corvallis, OR see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
20% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Corvallis?

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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.