Therapists in Independence, OR

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Ashley Motley
Professional Counselor Associate, MCOUN
Verified Verified
Independence, OR 97351  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
In a safe, respectful, and supportive environment all people can be empowered to recognize their strengths and potential to live a more fulfilling life. I aim to meet you where you are at in your healing and growth journey incorporating as much or as little of your cultural practices as is important to you. I believe in the importance of family and other intimate social relationships in influencing our daily living. Our early relationships with our parents, caregivers, and other significant people are vital in shaping our understanding of ourselves and ways we get along with others in the world.
In a safe, respectful, and supportive environment all people can be empowered to recognize their strengths and potential to live a more fulfilling life. I aim to meet you where you are at in your healing and growth journey incorporating as much or as little of your cultural practices as is important to you. I believe in the importance of family and other intimate social relationships in influencing our daily living. Our early relationships with our parents, caregivers, and other significant people are vital in shaping our understanding of ourselves and ways we get along with others in the world.
(503) 832-4012 View (503) 832-4012
Photo of Charlotte H Cheney, Professional Counselor Associate in Independence, OR
Charlotte H Cheney
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, OR 97351  (Online Only)
Hi there. I work with adults to unlock their full potential. My approach is driven by the belief that each person is a unique being deserving of support and unconditional positive regard. I see individuals as experts on themselves, valuing their entire well-being, and I am a firm believer in treating the whole person. By supporting individuals in caring for their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health, I aim to empower them to build a life they are proud of and enjoy living.
Hi there. I work with adults to unlock their full potential. My approach is driven by the belief that each person is a unique being deserving of support and unconditional positive regard. I see individuals as experts on themselves, valuing their entire well-being, and I am a firm believer in treating the whole person. By supporting individuals in caring for their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health, I aim to empower them to build a life they are proud of and enjoy living.
(971) 812-1455 View (971) 812-1455
Photo of Jocelyn Barda, Licensed Professional Counselor in Independence, OR
Jocelyn Barda
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, OR 97351  (Online Only)
Are anxiety and low self-worth regulars in your life? The process of recognizing old stories, beliefs, and patterns can be overwhelming. It can bring up confusion, fear and grief. Changing old ways, that once kept you safe, can feel ungrounding and chaotic. Shifting what you've been familiar and comfortable with is deeply challenging and takes a great deal of strength and vulnerability. I believe healing, growth and change are lifelong practices, and transformation requires time, space, patience and self-compassion. Therapy can offer a safe and caring relationship that supports you in doing this life changing work.
Are anxiety and low self-worth regulars in your life? The process of recognizing old stories, beliefs, and patterns can be overwhelming. It can bring up confusion, fear and grief. Changing old ways, that once kept you safe, can feel ungrounding and chaotic. Shifting what you've been familiar and comfortable with is deeply challenging and takes a great deal of strength and vulnerability. I believe healing, growth and change are lifelong practices, and transformation requires time, space, patience and self-compassion. Therapy can offer a safe and caring relationship that supports you in doing this life changing work.
(503) 755-9520 View (503) 755-9520
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Amy Schulz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, CADC I
Verified Verified
Independence, OR 97351  (Online Only)
“Are you suffering with the symptoms of PTSD? Does this impact your relationships? I believe everyone can reach an optimum state of well-being as long as we have the right tools and supports. To help my clients reach this goal, I employ a comprehensive approach with a strong reliance on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and EMDR. It is with this combination of approaches that I can give each client individualized and tailored sessions to meet their needs. My hope is that I can be another supportive tool in each client's therapeutic journey.”
“Are you suffering with the symptoms of PTSD? Does this impact your relationships? I believe everyone can reach an optimum state of well-being as long as we have the right tools and supports. To help my clients reach this goal, I employ a comprehensive approach with a strong reliance on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and EMDR. It is with this combination of approaches that I can give each client individualized and tailored sessions to meet their needs. My hope is that I can be another supportive tool in each client's therapeutic journey.”
(971) 318-2470 View (971) 318-2470
Photo of Rebekah Degner, LPC Intern in Independence, OR
Rebekah Degner
LPC Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Independence, OR 97351
It sounds "cliché" but I focus on meeting each client where they are from the very first therapy session. If you aren't sure what your exact issues, needs or goals for therapy are, you are not alone. I work with clients to identify key issues impacting daily life and contributing to their primary symptoms, develop treatment goals and objectives tailored to address the identified issues in a realistic way, and spending sessions working together to facilitate positive change.
It sounds "cliché" but I focus on meeting each client where they are from the very first therapy session. If you aren't sure what your exact issues, needs or goals for therapy are, you are not alone. I work with clients to identify key issues impacting daily life and contributing to their primary symptoms, develop treatment goals and objectives tailored to address the identified issues in a realistic way, and spending sessions working together to facilitate positive change.
(503) 809-4598 View (503) 809-4598

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Becky Edmonds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, OR 97338
Life has challenges for everyone. Whether you are an individual trying to find direction for your life, relationships, career, or a couple who has found themselves on opposite ends of the couch or compromise, or are a family who is trying to adjust to changes in the family or ongoing challenges. It takes strength and bravery to ask for help; to sit in vulnerability and worry about judgement, acknowledge the shame and guilt, and fear it could only get worse.
Life has challenges for everyone. Whether you are an individual trying to find direction for your life, relationships, career, or a couple who has found themselves on opposite ends of the couch or compromise, or are a family who is trying to adjust to changes in the family or ongoing challenges. It takes strength and bravery to ask for help; to sit in vulnerability and worry about judgement, acknowledge the shame and guilt, and fear it could only get worse.
(406) 359-6581 View (406) 359-6581
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Nancy L Link
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Monmouth, OR 97361  (Online Only)
Over 29 years experience as a licensed counselor. Are you looking for a positive change in your life? I can help you. I believe that growth is an essential ingredient for a fulfilling life. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. My training and experience is extensive. It includes being certified as a DEH@ practitioner, individual, couple, family therapy, Play/Sand/Art Therapy, hypnosis, and Spiritual Direction/life path exploration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, trained in Spiritual direction, and certified in delivery of Tele Mental Health services.
Over 29 years experience as a licensed counselor. Are you looking for a positive change in your life? I can help you. I believe that growth is an essential ingredient for a fulfilling life. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults and families. My training and experience is extensive. It includes being certified as a DEH@ practitioner, individual, couple, family therapy, Play/Sand/Art Therapy, hypnosis, and Spiritual Direction/life path exploration. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Oregon, trained in Spiritual direction, and certified in delivery of Tele Mental Health services.
(503) 980-3226 View (503) 980-3226
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Enlighten Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304
Accepting new clients both in person and telehealth - Are you someone who is looking to make changes in your current way of being? Hoping to unlock patterns that have kept you stuck? Looking to live a life of meaning? I am passionate about helping others to discover more about themselves, and to live a life of freedom from past conditioning and experiences through a combination of therapeutic approaches to provide you with the tools you need for greater understanding and insight.
Accepting new clients both in person and telehealth - Are you someone who is looking to make changes in your current way of being? Hoping to unlock patterns that have kept you stuck? Looking to live a life of meaning? I am passionate about helping others to discover more about themselves, and to live a life of freedom from past conditioning and experiences through a combination of therapeutic approaches to provide you with the tools you need for greater understanding and insight.
(503) 386-0388 View (503) 386-0388
Photo of Paula Rohrbaugh, Psychologist in Independence, OR
Paula Rohrbaugh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
Clients may be dealing with anxiety issues, mild to moderate levels of depression, interpersonal issues, issues related to anger, or unresolved issues with past trauma. I see people between 16-18 years old if it is their choice to seek help, and adults between 18 and 65 years of age, or older if they can pay privately. They are people who want to resolve troubling issues within themselves through increased self-understanding or between themselves and others through increased knowledge and willingness to practice new behavior.
Clients may be dealing with anxiety issues, mild to moderate levels of depression, interpersonal issues, issues related to anger, or unresolved issues with past trauma. I see people between 16-18 years old if it is their choice to seek help, and adults between 18 and 65 years of age, or older if they can pay privately. They are people who want to resolve troubling issues within themselves through increased self-understanding or between themselves and others through increased knowledge and willingness to practice new behavior.
(503) 883-8642 View (503) 883-8642
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Hanna Bosse
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are facing big life transitions, anxiety that has led you to feel stuck, or you're wanting to understand yourself better and grow, I would consider it a privilege to work with you.
Whether you are facing big life transitions, anxiety that has led you to feel stuck, or you're wanting to understand yourself better and grow, I would consider it a privilege to work with you.
(971) 320-6872 View (971) 320-6872
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Taylor Gjesdal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
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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Lola Carlile
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, ATR, LPC
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97302
As an expressive art therapy counselor, I am able to offer a quiet, serene, and peaceful interactive environment that will allow you to explore your life and improve the quality of your life. You need not have any experience. We will work together to provide you with tools to enhance your journey through life. I work with children, young adults, teens, women, and a limited number of families.
As an expressive art therapy counselor, I am able to offer a quiet, serene, and peaceful interactive environment that will allow you to explore your life and improve the quality of your life. You need not have any experience. We will work together to provide you with tools to enhance your journey through life. I work with children, young adults, teens, women, and a limited number of families.
(971) 253-7698 View (971) 253-7698
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Susan K Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304  (Online Only)
Weather Individuals, couples, or eating disorders- You want RESULTS. You won't settle for less than tangible change in your life and relationships. So neither will I. I'll help you take charge of the way your mental health is impacted by your physical health, particularly hormones and nutrition, our thinking, and how well we live out our values. This helps you generate the energy and feelings you need and want for your best life! If you want to build a stronger relationship than you ever had before- call me! Ready to step into the best life you've had? Let's talk.
Weather Individuals, couples, or eating disorders- You want RESULTS. You won't settle for less than tangible change in your life and relationships. So neither will I. I'll help you take charge of the way your mental health is impacted by your physical health, particularly hormones and nutrition, our thinking, and how well we live out our values. This helps you generate the energy and feelings you need and want for your best life! If you want to build a stronger relationship than you ever had before- call me! Ready to step into the best life you've had? Let's talk.
(503) 386-1234 View (503) 386-1234
Photo of Karen S Van Acker She Her Hers, Licensed Professional Counselor in Independence, OR
Karen S Van Acker She Her Hers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97304  (Online Only)
You work so hard to become a professional and then Wham, out of nowhere you begin to experience anxiety or a feeling that maybe you don't know what you are doing after all. Your supervisor's communication feels like sandpaper and you get emotional without apparent reason. The work just doesn't feel like what you expected and you just feel out of sorts. You begin to realize you are using substances and some pretty unhealthy behavior just to cope. I mean it was fine in college but now it keeps you from feeling good. You need support from someone that gets it. You just need to get back on track.
You work so hard to become a professional and then Wham, out of nowhere you begin to experience anxiety or a feeling that maybe you don't know what you are doing after all. Your supervisor's communication feels like sandpaper and you get emotional without apparent reason. The work just doesn't feel like what you expected and you just feel out of sorts. You begin to realize you are using substances and some pretty unhealthy behavior just to cope. I mean it was fine in college but now it keeps you from feeling good. You need support from someone that gets it. You just need to get back on track.
(503) 897-9585 View (503) 897-9585
Photo of Tiffany Barth, Professional Counselor Associate in Independence, OR
Tiffany Barth
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, PCA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Maybe, you're looking for help with a personal life issue, relationship issues, or you want to work through the pain of past hurts or the grief of a significant loss? Counseling provides the opportunity for healthy change, personal growth and healing. I work from an integrated cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approach. My focus is on helping clients gain insight and change thoughts and actions, so they may better understand their problems and find healing from life's hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life's challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families, adults and children.
Maybe, you're looking for help with a personal life issue, relationship issues, or you want to work through the pain of past hurts or the grief of a significant loss? Counseling provides the opportunity for healthy change, personal growth and healing. I work from an integrated cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approach. My focus is on helping clients gain insight and change thoughts and actions, so they may better understand their problems and find healing from life's hurts, restore health to relationships, and develop helpful solutions to life's challenges. I work with individuals, couples, and families, adults and children.
(971) 224-7811 View (971) 224-7811
Photo of Genevieve Strange, Psychologist in Independence, OR
Genevieve Strange
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301
Not accepting new clients
The damn is ready to break - the tears are right behind your eyes! What happens if it breaks? You don’t know that you can put it back together let alone rebuild it completely. Nobody understands how hard it is to keep going. Life has just been so hard since it happened. The bad dreams only make it worse, you can’t remember the last time you got a good night's sleep. The constant anxiety and feeling on edge is just a cruel bonus. You’re afraid, embarrassed and stressed. Somehow, you pull yourself together...again. But every time you do you feel even more crushed and drained. As if you, the real you, is eroding.
The damn is ready to break - the tears are right behind your eyes! What happens if it breaks? You don’t know that you can put it back together let alone rebuild it completely. Nobody understands how hard it is to keep going. Life has just been so hard since it happened. The bad dreams only make it worse, you can’t remember the last time you got a good night's sleep. The constant anxiety and feeling on edge is just a cruel bonus. You’re afraid, embarrassed and stressed. Somehow, you pull yourself together...again. But every time you do you feel even more crushed and drained. As if you, the real you, is eroding.
(503) 461-7155 View (503) 461-7155
Photo of Bryan Hodson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Independence, OR
Bryan Hodson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97302
Now accepting Aetna, Cigna, Optum, and Unitedhealthcare. Also Canopy/Cascade Centers EAP and Optum EAP. Accepting new clients! I have 7 years experience and specialized training to assist individuals struggling with pornography and out of control sexual behavior. I am also trained to use EMDR for clients struggling with trauma memories, PTSD, and panic attacks. I can assist clients in all other general mental health areas, including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and conflict management.
Now accepting Aetna, Cigna, Optum, and Unitedhealthcare. Also Canopy/Cascade Centers EAP and Optum EAP. Accepting new clients! I have 7 years experience and specialized training to assist individuals struggling with pornography and out of control sexual behavior. I am also trained to use EMDR for clients struggling with trauma memories, PTSD, and panic attacks. I can assist clients in all other general mental health areas, including anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, and conflict management.
(503) 925-3009 View (503) 925-3009
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Dr. Tom Murray. Your Sex And Relationship Therapist.
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Salem, OR 97301  (Online Only)
Should I stay or should I go? A huge question that's weighed on you. It keeps you up at night, stressing you out. Life would be so much easier if your relationship wasn't so hard. You wish you could communicate better; feel understood. But, damn, your shit and their shit get in the way. Not to mention the pressures of career, aging parents, or demanding children. It all gets thrown in the mix, leaving you exhausted, distracted, and disenchanted by the status quo. You want things to change (better sex, intimacy, connection); you're finally ready to take charge of your life in a new and meaningful way. You've come to the right place!
Should I stay or should I go? A huge question that's weighed on you. It keeps you up at night, stressing you out. Life would be so much easier if your relationship wasn't so hard. You wish you could communicate better; feel understood. But, damn, your shit and their shit get in the way. Not to mention the pressures of career, aging parents, or demanding children. It all gets thrown in the mix, leaving you exhausted, distracted, and disenchanted by the status quo. You want things to change (better sex, intimacy, connection); you're finally ready to take charge of your life in a new and meaningful way. You've come to the right place!
(971) 273-5215 View (971) 273-5215
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Slade Thackeray
Registered Counseling Associate, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, OR 97338  (Online Only)
My job is to help you move from dreaming to doing. Are you dreaming of being less anxious or depressed? Let's uncover what you need to address it. Are you dreaming of a life without suicidal thoughts? It's possible, and you are closer than you think. Have some education or career dreams that are keeping you up at night? That's my specialty. Life is super hard. Like, so hard. Don't do it alone. I'm here to help.
My job is to help you move from dreaming to doing. Are you dreaming of being less anxious or depressed? Let's uncover what you need to address it. Are you dreaming of a life without suicidal thoughts? It's possible, and you are closer than you think. Have some education or career dreams that are keeping you up at night? That's my specialty. Life is super hard. Like, so hard. Don't do it alone. I'm here to help.
(503) 300-5348 View (503) 300-5348
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The Trauma Academy Northwest LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Salem, OR 97304
Trauma is a highly complex and personal experience. Everyone's experience and definition of trauma is different. Among both professionals and clients, it is often incredibly misunderstood. It affects us across physical, social, emotional, and spiritual bounds. It compromises our ability to process sensory input and renders us incapable of communicating at times. Traumatic experiences can make us feel "small" and incompetent, incapable of managing basic tasks at times, or we may even develop intermittent or chronic pain.
Trauma is a highly complex and personal experience. Everyone's experience and definition of trauma is different. Among both professionals and clients, it is often incredibly misunderstood. It affects us across physical, social, emotional, and spiritual bounds. It compromises our ability to process sensory input and renders us incapable of communicating at times. Traumatic experiences can make us feel "small" and incompetent, incapable of managing basic tasks at times, or we may even develop intermittent or chronic pain.
(971) 340-4114 View (971) 340-4114

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Independence, OR

< 10

Therapists in Independence, OR who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Family Conflict
80% Coping Skills
80% Self Esteem
80% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
75% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Independence, OR see their clients

80% Online Only
20% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Independence?

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.