Therapists in Homestead, PA

Photo of Melinda Stupar Fedoris, MSEd, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Melinda Stupar Fedoris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
The scope of my practice encompasses treating those who experience Anxiety, Negative Beliefs about Self (worth, responsibility, power, choice, etc), Trauma, Body Image and Diet Culture, Life Stress, and Grief. Life can sometimes take hold of us and we feel like we have lost our grasp, I work to help those get a better hold on things again. My focus is on helping you find ways to heal and feel whole again. We often have a lot of unpacking we have to do to heal and feel lighter to move forward. I like to intertwine humor into the treatment experience.
The scope of my practice encompasses treating those who experience Anxiety, Negative Beliefs about Self (worth, responsibility, power, choice, etc), Trauma, Body Image and Diet Culture, Life Stress, and Grief. Life can sometimes take hold of us and we feel like we have lost our grasp, I work to help those get a better hold on things again. My focus is on helping you find ways to heal and feel whole again. We often have a lot of unpacking we have to do to heal and feel lighter to move forward. I like to intertwine humor into the treatment experience.
(412) 754-7758 View (412) 754-7758
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Positive Pathways Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. This is a quote by Dale Carnegie. It is what we truly believe to be true. Hope is always present even when you can't see it. We pride ourselves in helping others see the hope and courage they have inside of them.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. This is a quote by Dale Carnegie. It is what we truly believe to be true. Hope is always present even when you can't see it. We pride ourselves in helping others see the hope and courage they have inside of them.
(412) 226-4823 View (412) 226-4823
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David Mente
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
I have been working as a psychotherapist for over 30 years. Having a respectful, productive working relationship with my clients is my first priority. This is true whether I am working with an adult individual, a couple, children, adolescents or families. I will encourage you to evaluate whether you are improving in the ways that you desire and will strive to provide you with treatment which suits you. I have intentionally worked in a wide variety of settings and with many different kinds of clients and problems. I welcome any questions you have and offer a free initial consultation.
(412) 532-1602 View (412) 532-1602
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Chanel M Spaulding
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my role is to assist you navigate the complexities of relationships with empathy and expertise. I believe that everyone can have the life that they desire, individually and relationally. The determining factor is: what will you do to have what you desire? You are here, so you realize you cannot do it alone. I am happy and ready to delve into this journey with you and your family help you create your path of growth, empowering you to shed old habits and embrace a life that radiates confidence and authenticity.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my role is to assist you navigate the complexities of relationships with empathy and expertise. I believe that everyone can have the life that they desire, individually and relationally. The determining factor is: what will you do to have what you desire? You are here, so you realize you cannot do it alone. I am happy and ready to delve into this journey with you and your family help you create your path of growth, empowering you to shed old habits and embrace a life that radiates confidence and authenticity.
(412) 903-3937 View (412) 903-3937
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Laura Bauder
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC, ATR-BC, CCTP, EMDR-PT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Homestead, PA 15120  (Online Only)
Overcome trauma through EMDR and/or art therapy/talk therapy.
Overcome trauma through EMDR and/or art therapy/talk therapy.
(484) 991-4528 View (484) 991-4528
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Elizabeth Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Homestead, PA 15120
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
Immediate openings - Hello and welcome to my page! I am a therapist who is dedicated to helping individuals overcome mood disorders (depression, bipolar, cyclothymia, etc) but I also specialize in treating suicidal ideation. With over five years of clinical practice, I have developed a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions and their impact on one's overall well-being. My experience has taught me that no two individuals are the same, and I am committed to tailoring my approach to suit your unique circumstances. I offer a welcoming environment where we will tackle what is going on.
(412) 790-2191 View (412) 790-2191

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Sydney Stephenson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
In the words of Mr. Rogers, “Play is really the work of childhood." I see kids who have prenatal, preverbal, or early childhood trauma; attachment and behavioral issues; or struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and anger. I will work with you to create a flexible treatment plan tailored to your child's individual needs, using techniques like prescriptive play therapy, filial therapy, expressive arts, sandtray, geek therapy, and attachment-based activities to directly address and heal the impact of stress on the body and brain. I help identify the reasons for children’s behavior and healthier ways to meet those needs.
In the words of Mr. Rogers, “Play is really the work of childhood." I see kids who have prenatal, preverbal, or early childhood trauma; attachment and behavioral issues; or struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and anger. I will work with you to create a flexible treatment plan tailored to your child's individual needs, using techniques like prescriptive play therapy, filial therapy, expressive arts, sandtray, geek therapy, and attachment-based activities to directly address and heal the impact of stress on the body and brain. I help identify the reasons for children’s behavior and healthier ways to meet those needs.
(412) 214-8961 View (412) 214-8961
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Psychological Perspectives LLC
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Psychological Perspectives LLC is a group private practice located in Pleasant Hills, right off of Route 51. We are comprised of licensed psychologists, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Social Woker (LCSW) and doctoral trainees. The focus of the practice is to provide a safe and supportive environment to address treatment issues, along with building a positive and caring therapeutic relationship.
Psychological Perspectives LLC is a group private practice located in Pleasant Hills, right off of Route 51. We are comprised of licensed psychologists, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Social Woker (LCSW) and doctoral trainees. The focus of the practice is to provide a safe and supportive environment to address treatment issues, along with building a positive and caring therapeutic relationship.
(412) 275-6939 View (412) 275-6939
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Dr. Ronald J. Dahl
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122
Virtual Visits are possible. Sometimes the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming. Relationships, work, and daily life can be difficult to navigate when we are stuck in symptoms. But you don't have to let issues negatively impact your life. We will work together to move you out of the difficulties and on to better living. My treatment style is collaborative, using a non-judgmental approach, with achievable goals to help develop effective coping skills and reduce symptoms.
Virtual Visits are possible. Sometimes the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming. Relationships, work, and daily life can be difficult to navigate when we are stuck in symptoms. But you don't have to let issues negatively impact your life. We will work together to move you out of the difficulties and on to better living. My treatment style is collaborative, using a non-judgmental approach, with achievable goals to help develop effective coping skills and reduce symptoms.
(240) 376-3350 View (240) 376-3350
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Samuel K Schachner
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Swissvale, PA 15218
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
I enjoy working with people who present with a variety of backgrounds and challenges. I believe that the relationship is the most important and powerful part of therapy. Whether I'm involved in play therapy with a child or problem solving with an adult client, I wish for my caring and support to be most evident. I work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, learning problems, and substance abuse. I conduct testing and forensic psychology evaluations as well.
(412) 567-5846 View (412) 567-5846
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Caitlin Senk
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Squirrel Hill, PA 15217  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is an integrative one that focuses on a person-centered approach. I view the therapeutic relationship as a significant element of change and will collaborate with you in a respectful, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive manner. I believe that our past and current experiences effect our lives in impactful ways and influence our relationship with ourselves and those around us. I aim to empower you by uncovering your strengths and resilience on which we will build a more confident and vivid individual. I am here to help you find your place, feel connected, and reclaim control of your mind and body.
My approach to therapy is an integrative one that focuses on a person-centered approach. I view the therapeutic relationship as a significant element of change and will collaborate with you in a respectful, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive manner. I believe that our past and current experiences effect our lives in impactful ways and influence our relationship with ourselves and those around us. I aim to empower you by uncovering your strengths and resilience on which we will build a more confident and vivid individual. I am here to help you find your place, feel connected, and reclaim control of your mind and body.
(412) 981-2059 View (412) 981-2059
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Paul Basenfelder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CMDP
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
I love being a therapist, and I have several beliefs about therapy that embody my therapeutic philosophy. First, I believe that the therapist-client relationship is sacred, and that only meaningful therapeutic work can occur through a strong alliance built on trust and free of shame and judgment. Secondly, I believe that therapy is a portal to healing wounds that loneliness and isolation worsen. Thirdly, I believe it is important to support and guide clients in living lives that are true to their own values and reflective of their authentic selves.
I love being a therapist, and I have several beliefs about therapy that embody my therapeutic philosophy. First, I believe that the therapist-client relationship is sacred, and that only meaningful therapeutic work can occur through a strong alliance built on trust and free of shame and judgment. Secondly, I believe that therapy is a portal to healing wounds that loneliness and isolation worsen. Thirdly, I believe it is important to support and guide clients in living lives that are true to their own values and reflective of their authentic selves.
(267) 329-0149 View (267) 329-0149
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Tara Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, grow, and achieve their full potential within the context of a supportive environment. This belief fuels my work as a therapist. I completed my undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh and received my Masters in Social Work from New York University. I have experience working with an array of identified problem areas including, but not limited to, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, eating/body image, postpartum depression, self esteem and life/developmental transitions.
(412) 515-3931 View (412) 515-3931
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Grace Wellness Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MSEd, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
We are a group of Christian Counselors who treat clients of all ages through Biblical truth and the healing power of God's grace. We integrate the best from the discipline of psychology with Christian counseling to help people find peace and contentment. We have counselors who specialize in addictions, attachment and trauma issues, grief, relationships, children, parenting, depression, anxiety and most other issues. Our organization has several centers throughout western PA. Please visit our website to see if we have a location that will meet your needs. www.thegracewellnesscenter.com
(724) 987-5363 View (724) 987-5363
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Deirdre Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLC, LAPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15122  (Online Only)
Hi! Ever wonder if therapy is right for you? How do you find the right therapist? Well, let me tell you about who I am. I'm someone who is passionate about helping others and understand how heavy burdens can weigh on your heart. Over the past two years, I've dedicated myself to the world of healing. It's been an amazing journey guiding clients through difficult challenges like anxiety, OCD, phobias, depression, trauma, ADHD/ADD, ODD, and the aftermath of domestic violence and sexual assault. I'm here to lend an empathetic ear and offer support in any way I can. Let's work together to find the light at the end of the tunnel.
Hi! Ever wonder if therapy is right for you? How do you find the right therapist? Well, let me tell you about who I am. I'm someone who is passionate about helping others and understand how heavy burdens can weigh on your heart. Over the past two years, I've dedicated myself to the world of healing. It's been an amazing journey guiding clients through difficult challenges like anxiety, OCD, phobias, depression, trauma, ADHD/ADD, ODD, and the aftermath of domestic violence and sexual assault. I'm here to lend an empathetic ear and offer support in any way I can. Let's work together to find the light at the end of the tunnel.
(989) 461-3883 View (989) 461-3883
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Alexandra Ditchkus
MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) who is passionate about creating a therapeutic environment that supports individuals in uncovering their inner strengths, developing coping strategies, and learning how to incorporate self-compassion into their journey towards emotional well-being. I believe each individual's journey is unique, therefore I work collaboratively with my clients and tailor my interventions to meet their needs.
I am a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (LAPC) who is passionate about creating a therapeutic environment that supports individuals in uncovering their inner strengths, developing coping strategies, and learning how to incorporate self-compassion into their journey towards emotional well-being. I believe each individual's journey is unique, therefore I work collaboratively with my clients and tailor my interventions to meet their needs.
(412) 912-2023 View (412) 912-2023
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Alexandra Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
Alexandra Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2012. She received her Master of Social Work Degree and Certificate of Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. Alexandra believes in creating a safe and trusting environment where you can express yourself. Whether you are trying to work through your feelings or mindset on a particular matter, or navigating a difficult relationship or challenging situation, it is possible for you to learn how to do this.
Alexandra Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania who has been practicing since 2012. She received her Master of Social Work Degree and Certificate of Gerontology from the University of Pittsburgh. Alexandra believes in creating a safe and trusting environment where you can express yourself. Whether you are trying to work through your feelings or mindset on a particular matter, or navigating a difficult relationship or challenging situation, it is possible for you to learn how to do this.
(412) 618-1323 View (412) 618-1323
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Abbie Hawkey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our l is a team effort, together we will improve your connection with yourself and those around you, help build resilience to shame, and build your sense of worth. Together, we will help you move past your stuck points, find new ways of coping, and feel comfortable with your authentic self. Currently have a few afternoon telehealth spots open.
"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our l is a team effort, together we will improve your connection with yourself and those around you, help build resilience to shame, and build your sense of worth. Together, we will help you move past your stuck points, find new ways of coping, and feel comfortable with your authentic self. Currently have a few afternoon telehealth spots open.
(412) 515-8979 View (412) 515-8979
Cynthia T Paulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218  (Online Only)
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
(412) 444-7212 View (412) 444-7212
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Joshua Gregson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I work with people who have experienced trauma or abuse and want to heal from it. I have helped many people suffering from PTSD, dissociation, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance, dissociation, anxiety, & depression. I strive to help in any way I can, so I use a mix of tools and approaches in my work. I openly share my responses and impressions because I believe I serve you better this way. If sharing my own experiences or learning will help you, I am inclined to do so. I am trained in psychodynamic and EMDR therapy, so these approaches are a big part of the work. I do both long and short term work. I'm LGBTQ+ allied.
I work with people who have experienced trauma or abuse and want to heal from it. I have helped many people suffering from PTSD, dissociation, nightmares, flashbacks, avoidance, dissociation, anxiety, & depression. I strive to help in any way I can, so I use a mix of tools and approaches in my work. I openly share my responses and impressions because I believe I serve you better this way. If sharing my own experiences or learning will help you, I am inclined to do so. I am trained in psychodynamic and EMDR therapy, so these approaches are a big part of the work. I do both long and short term work. I'm LGBTQ+ allied.
(412) 387-4133 View (412) 387-4133

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Number of Therapists in Homestead, PA

< 10

Therapists in Homestead, PA who prioritize treating:

83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Grief
67% Relationship Issues
50% Addiction
50% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
50% Parenting

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Highmark
100% Optum
83% Aetna

How Therapists in Homestead, PA see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Homestead?

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.