Therapists in Alamo Heights, TX

Photo of Lifestance Health - Ashley Hale, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alamo Heights, TX
Lifestance Health - Ashley Hale
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a native Tennesean, she earned both her Bachelor’s of Psychology and Master’s of Community Counseling from the University of Tennessee. Her professor once said, “Play is a child’s most natural language.” That phrase, along with her love of the children, solidified Ashley’s career path. A job opportunity called her to Texas where she fell in love with breakfast tacos, blue bonnets and wide open spaces. She worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital that exposed her to a variety of clinical diagnoses in the child and adolescent population.
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor. As a native Tennesean, she earned both her Bachelor’s of Psychology and Master’s of Community Counseling from the University of Tennessee. Her professor once said, “Play is a child’s most natural language.” That phrase, along with her love of the children, solidified Ashley’s career path. A job opportunity called her to Texas where she fell in love with breakfast tacos, blue bonnets and wide open spaces. She worked at an inpatient psychiatric hospital that exposed her to a variety of clinical diagnoses in the child and adolescent population.
(210) 981-6251 View (210) 981-6251
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Mireya Tamez
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Mireya Tamez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 1992. Mireya has an MA in Clinical Counseling from St. Mary's University. Mireya is able to help clients by meeting them where they are in their journey and by exploring with each individual a wholistic wellness model that fits their needs. Outside of work, Mireya enjoys spending time with family as well as binge watching on HULU and Netflix, meeting with friends for brunch, and weekend getaways with family.
Mireya Tamez is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 1992. Mireya has an MA in Clinical Counseling from St. Mary's University. Mireya is able to help clients by meeting them where they are in their journey and by exploring with each individual a wholistic wellness model that fits their needs. Outside of work, Mireya enjoys spending time with family as well as binge watching on HULU and Netflix, meeting with friends for brunch, and weekend getaways with family.
(210) 871-8534 View (210) 871-8534
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Amber Meegan Lpc-A Supervised By Jenn Popovich Lpc-S
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
I’m about connection, growth, vulnerability and the magic of being an imperfect human. I believe in pivots, grace, and acceptance. I also believe that when you work with someone who you feel safe with, you can work through really difficult aspects of life. I I have a heart for miscarriage & infant loss and have experience with grieving communities. I also focus on women's issues such as body image, ADHD & self-compassion. I work best with adults & children over 12.
I’m about connection, growth, vulnerability and the magic of being an imperfect human. I believe in pivots, grace, and acceptance. I also believe that when you work with someone who you feel safe with, you can work through really difficult aspects of life. I I have a heart for miscarriage & infant loss and have experience with grieving communities. I also focus on women's issues such as body image, ADHD & self-compassion. I work best with adults & children over 12.
(210) 864-9271 View (210) 864-9271
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Heights Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LPA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Our belief is to establish a therapeutic relationship for each client to feel comfortable & heard, in a caring & judgment-free manner. We are a boutique counseling practice located in the Alamo Heights. We specialize in working with high achievers using a systemic appraoch. We have therapists with varying specialties including play therapy, teen therapy, adult counseling, EMDR/trauma, and couples counseling.
Our belief is to establish a therapeutic relationship for each client to feel comfortable & heard, in a caring & judgment-free manner. We are a boutique counseling practice located in the Alamo Heights. We specialize in working with high achievers using a systemic appraoch. We have therapists with varying specialties including play therapy, teen therapy, adult counseling, EMDR/trauma, and couples counseling.
(210) 791-0773 View (210) 791-0773
Photo of Alicia Lamar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alamo Heights, TX
Alicia Lamar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Looking for a therapist who will build on your strengths while helping you to navigate challenging times? I believe that therapy is an opportunity for growth and for gaining self-awareness. I work within a relational framework while honoring diversity.
Looking for a therapist who will build on your strengths while helping you to navigate challenging times? I believe that therapy is an opportunity for growth and for gaining self-awareness. I work within a relational framework while honoring diversity.
(210) 940-5206 View (210) 940-5206
Photo of Elaine Brandon, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alamo Heights, TX
Elaine Brandon
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Elaine earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 1987; however, quickly discovered that she wanted more. She went back to school and earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology: Guidance and Counseling; both from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has specialized training to include play therapy techniques, trauma and abuse, trauma informed care, conduct disorders, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She became an LPC Supervisor in 2006.
Elaine earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in 1987; however, quickly discovered that she wanted more. She went back to school and earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology: Guidance and Counseling; both from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has specialized training to include play therapy techniques, trauma and abuse, trauma informed care, conduct disorders, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She became an LPC Supervisor in 2006.
(210) 903-5908 View (210) 903-5908
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Dr. Brittany Hudson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD
Verified
6 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Life can be messy–and by messy, I mean painful and joyous and everything in between. Counseling can provide a space where you feel seen, supported, and validated through it all. My approach is grounded in relational-cultural theory and trauma-informed counseling. I have worked with survivors of various losses and traumatic events. These experiences can result in feelings of shame and isolation. For this reason, my practice centers on healing through connection. I emphasize your safety and empowerment throughout the counseling process. I meet you where you are with warmth, non-judgment, and even a little bit of humor.
Life can be messy–and by messy, I mean painful and joyous and everything in between. Counseling can provide a space where you feel seen, supported, and validated through it all. My approach is grounded in relational-cultural theory and trauma-informed counseling. I have worked with survivors of various losses and traumatic events. These experiences can result in feelings of shame and isolation. For this reason, my practice centers on healing through connection. I emphasize your safety and empowerment throughout the counseling process. I meet you where you are with warmth, non-judgment, and even a little bit of humor.
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Morgan Phelps
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, NCC, CTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Life is full of beautiful moments and adversity. I want to celebrate the joyous parts of life with you and work through those painful moments. Sometimes we find ourselves hiding important parts of ourselves from those around us for fear of not being accepted, trying to protect others, or not wanting to face difficult areas of our life. My goal is to create a safe space for you to bring your whole self. I believe sometimes you need to fall apart to start putting the pieces back together, and I hope to develop a trusting relationship with you so you can do just that.
Life is full of beautiful moments and adversity. I want to celebrate the joyous parts of life with you and work through those painful moments. Sometimes we find ourselves hiding important parts of ourselves from those around us for fear of not being accepted, trying to protect others, or not wanting to face difficult areas of our life. My goal is to create a safe space for you to bring your whole self. I believe sometimes you need to fall apart to start putting the pieces back together, and I hope to develop a trusting relationship with you so you can do just that.
(210) 985-7539 View (210) 985-7539
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Traci Day Nix
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Dr. Nix is located in Alamo Heights as well as in Oak Hills. She has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. She completed her internship and Fellowship at State University of New York and at the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in Manhattan. For the past 10 years she worked with the military population, specializing in combat trauma. She has extensive training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as many other modalities. Dr. Nix also offers a non-12-step approach to substance abuse that emphasizes the power of choice and freedom from destructive notions of powerlessness and disease.
Dr. Nix is located in Alamo Heights as well as in Oak Hills. She has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 20 years. She completed her internship and Fellowship at State University of New York and at the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in Manhattan. For the past 10 years she worked with the military population, specializing in combat trauma. She has extensive training in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy as well as many other modalities. Dr. Nix also offers a non-12-step approach to substance abuse that emphasizes the power of choice and freedom from destructive notions of powerlessness and disease.
(210) 981-5720 View (210) 981-5720
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Maile Giles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
(210) 585-2879 View (210) 585-2879
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Andrea Scott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Are you seeking to live a more meaningful and balanced life? Are you feeling stuck in negative patterns of behavior and thoughts? Examining thoughts and feelings with a caring therapist who is present, connected, and objective can bring about new understanding and change. During my 18 years of practice I have gained expertise helping clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment in which to gain insight, address irrational fears, and develop self-compassion. I strive to help women break old patterns and create the changes they wish to see in their lives.
Are you seeking to live a more meaningful and balanced life? Are you feeling stuck in negative patterns of behavior and thoughts? Examining thoughts and feelings with a caring therapist who is present, connected, and objective can bring about new understanding and change. During my 18 years of practice I have gained expertise helping clients dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental environment in which to gain insight, address irrational fears, and develop self-compassion. I strive to help women break old patterns and create the changes they wish to see in their lives.
(210) 796-6998 View (210) 796-6998
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Esmeralda Barraza
Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Esmeralda Barraza is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2019. Growing up Esmeralda heard stigmas and false narratives about getting help. There was a shame associated with receiving counseling. Esmeralda now knows that providing education about what counseling could be, could help save a life. Outside of work, Esmeralda enjoys spending quality time with family, baking/cooking, and attempting to farm.
Esmeralda Barraza is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas who has been practicing since 2019. Growing up Esmeralda heard stigmas and false narratives about getting help. There was a shame associated with receiving counseling. Esmeralda now knows that providing education about what counseling could be, could help save a life. Outside of work, Esmeralda enjoys spending quality time with family, baking/cooking, and attempting to farm.
(210) 899-7014 View (210) 899-7014
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Paul Stephenson
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LPC
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Paul R. Stephenson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with five years of experience. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. Paul believes that his first priority is to hear his clients. He has a lot of experience helping people walk through challenging seasons and difficult circumstances, but Paul views each of those people is first and foremost an individual with unique life experiences. Whether it's anxiety or grief/loss, he feels each of us responds differently based on what we've encountered in our own life story.
Paul R. Stephenson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with five years of experience. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Texas A&M University and a Master's Degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. Paul believes that his first priority is to hear his clients. He has a lot of experience helping people walk through challenging seasons and difficult circumstances, but Paul views each of those people is first and foremost an individual with unique life experiences. Whether it's anxiety or grief/loss, he feels each of us responds differently based on what we've encountered in our own life story.
(726) 204-2461 View (726) 204-2461
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Bianca Barratachea
LPC Associate, MS, LPC- A
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Life often throws challenges at us that can be out of our control, but we don't have to experience them alone. It takes bravery to enter counseling, and I applaud you for taking this initial step. As you enter your counseling journey, we will go at your pace, and I will meet you where you are. My goal for my clients is to create a safe space for them to feel completely seen and heard and to embrace the best version of themselves. We will collaborate together to identify your strengths and develop skills and solutions to meet your goals.
Life often throws challenges at us that can be out of our control, but we don't have to experience them alone. It takes bravery to enter counseling, and I applaud you for taking this initial step. As you enter your counseling journey, we will go at your pace, and I will meet you where you are. My goal for my clients is to create a safe space for them to feel completely seen and heard and to embrace the best version of themselves. We will collaborate together to identify your strengths and develop skills and solutions to meet your goals.
(210) 981-6670 View (210) 981-6670
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Heights Family Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, LPA, CST, LMFT
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Our belief is to establish a therapeutic relationship for each client to feel comfortable & heard, in a caring & judgment-free manner. We are a boutique counseling practice located in the Houston Heights. We understand the importance of being able to treat the entire family. Whether it is giving support and guidance for a parent, teen counseling for a struggling adolescent, or play therapy, we believe in a systems approach to unify the family, build communication, & provide peace and harmony in the home.
Our belief is to establish a therapeutic relationship for each client to feel comfortable & heard, in a caring & judgment-free manner. We are a boutique counseling practice located in the Houston Heights. We understand the importance of being able to treat the entire family. Whether it is giving support and guidance for a parent, teen counseling for a struggling adolescent, or play therapy, we believe in a systems approach to unify the family, build communication, & provide peace and harmony in the home.
(210) 750-3148 View (210) 750-3148
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Sara Ruth Favorite
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
I obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. I completed a Predoctoral Internship and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. My broad training included emergency psychiatry, inpatient and outpatient adult and adolescent treatment, neuropsychological and forensic assessment, and behavioral medicine . My fellowship training in psychological testing and adolescent development informs my clinical thinking and focuses treatment to the psychological, interpersonal, and developmental presentation of each individual.
I obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. I completed a Predoctoral Internship and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. My broad training included emergency psychiatry, inpatient and outpatient adult and adolescent treatment, neuropsychological and forensic assessment, and behavioral medicine . My fellowship training in psychological testing and adolescent development informs my clinical thinking and focuses treatment to the psychological, interpersonal, and developmental presentation of each individual.
(210) 526-0425 View (210) 526-0425
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Dr. Amy Kemter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Life is a constant process of change-and sometimes that change can seem so overwhelming that we may feel too stuck to move. I work with individuals who recognize that growth is needed; however, the fear of change can make us compare ourselves to others, silence us from saying what our heart needs to say, stop us from growing, and imprison us with the "what ifs". My job is to help you find your inner strength and voice to grow, break unhealthy habits, reach goals, and recover from the pain of your past.
Life is a constant process of change-and sometimes that change can seem so overwhelming that we may feel too stuck to move. I work with individuals who recognize that growth is needed; however, the fear of change can make us compare ourselves to others, silence us from saying what our heart needs to say, stop us from growing, and imprison us with the "what ifs". My job is to help you find your inner strength and voice to grow, break unhealthy habits, reach goals, and recover from the pain of your past.
(210) 405-1218 View (210) 405-1218
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Preston Maverick McNeel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, NCC, CART
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck, hopeless, or confused? Need a change, but not sure what it would be? Sometimes life throws challenges that are too overwhelming to handle alone. Whether you are having trouble accepting or believing in yourself, fighting depression or anxiety, managing anger, or dealing with relationship problems; psychotherapy can be an extremely helpful process to facilitate personal growth and insight.
Feeling stuck, hopeless, or confused? Need a change, but not sure what it would be? Sometimes life throws challenges that are too overwhelming to handle alone. Whether you are having trouble accepting or believing in yourself, fighting depression or anxiety, managing anger, or dealing with relationship problems; psychotherapy can be an extremely helpful process to facilitate personal growth and insight.
(210) 899-7079 View (210) 899-7079
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Donald C McCann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Not accepting new clients
I am not currently accepting new clients. I do welcome child and adult clients with whom I've previously worked. With 44 years of experience, I help people rally their strengths to overcome problems in living which have diminished their success and happiness. A practical, results-oriented psychologist, I believe that when people feel safe and free from criticism they are most able to see new solutions to their difficulties and to try new behaviors. I believe a counseling relationship is most effective when it includes empathy, humor, frank and straightforward discussion and, occasionally, no-nonsense confrontation.
I am not currently accepting new clients. I do welcome child and adult clients with whom I've previously worked. With 44 years of experience, I help people rally their strengths to overcome problems in living which have diminished their success and happiness. A practical, results-oriented psychologist, I believe that when people feel safe and free from criticism they are most able to see new solutions to their difficulties and to try new behaviors. I believe a counseling relationship is most effective when it includes empathy, humor, frank and straightforward discussion and, occasionally, no-nonsense confrontation.
(210) 767-2359 View (210) 767-2359
Photo of Adam M Avila, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alamo Heights, TX
Adam M Avila
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
8 Endorsed
Alamo Heights, TX 78209
Life is ever changing and nothing is always the same. Regardless of where we are in life (child, adolescent or adult) we will experience change. This change can be smooth or it can be difficult. We sometimes need help to consider our life experiences, skills, strengths and resources when confronted with a complicated transition in life.
Life is ever changing and nothing is always the same. Regardless of where we are in life (child, adolescent or adult) we will experience change. This change can be smooth or it can be difficult. We sometimes need help to consider our life experiences, skills, strengths and resources when confronted with a complicated transition in life.
(210) 871-9146 View (210) 871-9146

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Number of Therapists in Alamo Heights, TX

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Alamo Heights, TX who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
58% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Alamo Heights, TX see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in Alamo Heights?

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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.