Therapists in Fairview, TX

Photo of Sandra Wixson, Psychologist in Fairview, TX
Sandra Wixson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 40 years of experience treating a wide range of difficulties in living a joyous life. I employ various treatment methods depending upon the needs of each client. I am gratified to observe the positive changes in depressed or anxious clients as they utilize new cognitive and behavioral skills to change or accept their situations. If you are experiencing challenges due to aging or health issues, grief, relationship issues, loneliness, lack of purpose in your life or unexplained sadness, counseling may be helpful to you.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 40 years of experience treating a wide range of difficulties in living a joyous life. I employ various treatment methods depending upon the needs of each client. I am gratified to observe the positive changes in depressed or anxious clients as they utilize new cognitive and behavioral skills to change or accept their situations. If you are experiencing challenges due to aging or health issues, grief, relationship issues, loneliness, lack of purpose in your life or unexplained sadness, counseling may be helpful to you.
(972) 299-8625 View (972) 299-8625
Photo of Emily Catherine Courtney, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fairview, TX
Emily Catherine Courtney
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069
Adulting is hard. Being a kid is hard. Being human is hard. Having access to all of the world all of the time is hard. It’s overwhelming and everyone has an opinion. And sometimes it can just become too much. Every stage of life comes with what seems like insurmountable obstacles. This day and age with the seeming constant comparison to a perfect social media life can leave one feeling impossibly more than less than. Sometimes we just need a little help. A place to sit with our reality without the judgement or the press to have it all.
Adulting is hard. Being a kid is hard. Being human is hard. Having access to all of the world all of the time is hard. It’s overwhelming and everyone has an opinion. And sometimes it can just become too much. Every stage of life comes with what seems like insurmountable obstacles. This day and age with the seeming constant comparison to a perfect social media life can leave one feeling impossibly more than less than. Sometimes we just need a little help. A place to sit with our reality without the judgement or the press to have it all.
(469) 620-8239 View (469) 620-8239
Photo of Becki Hein, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Becki Hein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069
Does fear run your life? Do you plan around the possibility of another panic attack? Anxiety issues steal your peace of mind and self-esteem. The good news is, you can take them back! You CAN learn to control your anxious reactions! According to NIMH, more than 90% of people with an anxiety disorder will make a good recovery if given appropriate treatment. I use a combination of relaxation and body awareness training and cognitive-behavioral interventions when teaching people to get their anxiety under control.
Does fear run your life? Do you plan around the possibility of another panic attack? Anxiety issues steal your peace of mind and self-esteem. The good news is, you can take them back! You CAN learn to control your anxious reactions! According to NIMH, more than 90% of people with an anxiety disorder will make a good recovery if given appropriate treatment. I use a combination of relaxation and body awareness training and cognitive-behavioral interventions when teaching people to get their anxiety under control.
(972) 316-9897 View (972) 316-9897
Photo of Amalia Collins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Amalia Collins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069
I work with adults, adolescents and children to improve whatever areas of their life they are wanting to work on. My mode of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, marriage counseling, parent training, lack of motivation and negative thinking.
I work with adults, adolescents and children to improve whatever areas of their life they are wanting to work on. My mode of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, adolescent issues, marriage counseling, parent training, lack of motivation and negative thinking.
(469) 694-2373 View (469) 694-2373
Photo of Delene Penix, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Delene Penix, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069
Stressed, overwhelmed, or depressed? You may be burned out from dealing with the same problem for years; you may be overwhelmed with problems from all sides; or you may be facing a new, life-changing situation and have no idea how to deal with it. Most people have coping skills to manage one predictable problem that can be resolved, but many struggle when facing multiple problems or a life-changing problem. Delene Penix, LPC is an experienced, caring, and straight-forward counselor who is here to support you through hard times and teach you new coping skills when faced with new and challenging situations.
Stressed, overwhelmed, or depressed? You may be burned out from dealing with the same problem for years; you may be overwhelmed with problems from all sides; or you may be facing a new, life-changing situation and have no idea how to deal with it. Most people have coping skills to manage one predictable problem that can be resolved, but many struggle when facing multiple problems or a life-changing problem. Delene Penix, LPC is an experienced, caring, and straight-forward counselor who is here to support you through hard times and teach you new coping skills when faced with new and challenging situations.
(469) 331-4706 View (469) 331-4706
Photo of Jessica A Dorzek, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fairview, TX
Jessica A Dorzek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069  (Online Only)
Are you feeling worn out, anxious, or unable to move from 0-1? What if you could feel more confident, less anxious, and better able to move toward the life you want? I am here to help! I work with clients to manage stressors so that they can improve their overall physical and mental health. Using a direct, compassionate approach, I will work with you to identify issues troubling you and find solutions that help you move toward a happier, healthier life. There's no one-size-fits-all therapy, so I use a variety of methodologies with a little bit of humor and mindfulness thrown in.
Are you feeling worn out, anxious, or unable to move from 0-1? What if you could feel more confident, less anxious, and better able to move toward the life you want? I am here to help! I work with clients to manage stressors so that they can improve their overall physical and mental health. Using a direct, compassionate approach, I will work with you to identify issues troubling you and find solutions that help you move toward a happier, healthier life. There's no one-size-fits-all therapy, so I use a variety of methodologies with a little bit of humor and mindfulness thrown in.
(469) 907-4294 View (469) 907-4294
Photo of Lauren Bennett, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fairview, TX
Lauren Bennett
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairview, TX 75069
I am taking new clients–in person and virtually! There are times in life when we get stuck. We have expended all of our internal resources and we need to reach out for help. In those times we may not be able to see hope, so we borrow it from someone else. That's where I meet my clients, offering space for them to share their story and find healing. It is my joy to work with children, teens and adults who want to change the trajectory of their story and experience wholeness. I would love to help you too!
I am taking new clients–in person and virtually! There are times in life when we get stuck. We have expended all of our internal resources and we need to reach out for help. In those times we may not be able to see hope, so we borrow it from someone else. That's where I meet my clients, offering space for them to share their story and find healing. It is my joy to work with children, teens and adults who want to change the trajectory of their story and experience wholeness. I would love to help you too!
(972) 694-6726 View (972) 694-6726
Photo of Danielle Ganze, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Danielle Ganze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fairview, TX 75069
You feel ready for change but keep finding yourself stuck dealing with the same issues. Pushing through anxiety and past trauma and toughing it out may have worked for a while but you have a feeling there is something more for you. Working together, I will help you gain the tools for handling what you are experiencing and insight for navigating this stage of life. Your unique experiences, characteristics, strengths, and needs will guide our work. My approach is to come alongside in a way that is free from shame and judgment while creating a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment.
You feel ready for change but keep finding yourself stuck dealing with the same issues. Pushing through anxiety and past trauma and toughing it out may have worked for a while but you have a feeling there is something more for you. Working together, I will help you gain the tools for handling what you are experiencing and insight for navigating this stage of life. Your unique experiences, characteristics, strengths, and needs will guide our work. My approach is to come alongside in a way that is free from shame and judgment while creating a safe and welcoming therapeutic environment.
(469) 382-5432 View (469) 382-5432

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Heather Weemes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fairview, TX
Heather Weemes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75071
Heather Weemes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Masters in Social Work from Tulane University. Heather helps clients explore their communication and attachment styles "“ both healthy and unhealthy "“ and connect the dots with how these impact connections in their current relationships and daily lives. Heather focuses on increasing self-awareness as it relates to somatic issues and the brain. Heather is passionate about helping clients recognize the impact unresolved trauma and addiction have on mental and physical health.
Heather Weemes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas who has been practicing since 2023. She has a Masters in Social Work from Tulane University. Heather helps clients explore their communication and attachment styles "“ both healthy and unhealthy "“ and connect the dots with how these impact connections in their current relationships and daily lives. Heather focuses on increasing self-awareness as it relates to somatic issues and the brain. Heather is passionate about helping clients recognize the impact unresolved trauma and addiction have on mental and physical health.
(469) 253-8771 View (469) 253-8771
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Dr. James Rodney Wilkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069
Are you feeling trapped, lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or anxious? I am so glad that you have decided to take this important first step in reaching out for support. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides a safe place to sit with you as we process current struggles in our journey towards healing, acceptance, and peace. I work with adults, couples, teens/adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with mood, motivation, depression, anxiety, identity development, family/relationships, and beyond. It's my goal to foster understanding and assist you in your aspirations toward your defined happiness to live your best life.
Are you feeling trapped, lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or anxious? I am so glad that you have decided to take this important first step in reaching out for support. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides a safe place to sit with you as we process current struggles in our journey towards healing, acceptance, and peace. I work with adults, couples, teens/adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with mood, motivation, depression, anxiety, identity development, family/relationships, and beyond. It's my goal to foster understanding and assist you in your aspirations toward your defined happiness to live your best life.
(903) 294-4327 View (903) 294-4327
Photo of Venessia B Rieper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Venessia B Rieper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069  (Online Only)
No matter what barrier or emotional struggle you are facing, from mental health diagnosis; relationships, family, trauma, to daily living skills, Rieper Counseling is there for you. Meeting not just your mental health needs, but providing support in being "WHOLE." Rieper Counseling collaborates with you and individualizes your treatment plan to help you succeed in your goals and overall wellbeing.
No matter what barrier or emotional struggle you are facing, from mental health diagnosis; relationships, family, trauma, to daily living skills, Rieper Counseling is there for you. Meeting not just your mental health needs, but providing support in being "WHOLE." Rieper Counseling collaborates with you and individualizes your treatment plan to help you succeed in your goals and overall wellbeing.
(972) 433-7108 View (972) 433-7108
Photo of Allison Tardif Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Allison Tardif Art Therapist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT , LPC, ATR-BC, CLAT
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069  (Online Only)
www.allisontardif.com Licensed in TX, CT, VA. As a Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate self-awareness, growth, and change. Engaging in therapy requires courage. My approach is strength based, client centered, mind body focused, and holistically grounded. As an art therapist, clients have the option to engage in art therapy (but not required). No art experience is required. The creative process and artwork are explored to uncover insight into thoughts & feelings.
www.allisontardif.com Licensed in TX, CT, VA. As a Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Art Therapist, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to facilitate self-awareness, growth, and change. Engaging in therapy requires courage. My approach is strength based, client centered, mind body focused, and holistically grounded. As an art therapist, clients have the option to engage in art therapy (but not required). No art experience is required. The creative process and artwork are explored to uncover insight into thoughts & feelings.
(469) 415-1326 View (469) 415-1326
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Marci'a Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75070  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 15 years of experience helping people navigate the difficult seasons of life. I place a high value on rapport building and strongly believe that each client is an expert on themselves. I have a wide range of skills helping adolescents and adults with issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief and loss, borderline personality disorder, trauma, school related issues, adjustment and substance use disorders.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 15 years of experience helping people navigate the difficult seasons of life. I place a high value on rapport building and strongly believe that each client is an expert on themselves. I have a wide range of skills helping adolescents and adults with issues such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief and loss, borderline personality disorder, trauma, school related issues, adjustment and substance use disorders.
(469) 529-6022 View (469) 529-6022
Photo of Judy Rayburn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Judy Rayburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
Life is all about relationships and how we respond to our environment. I love helping people have better relationships, whether it's with your spouse, children, friends, relatives, or co-workers. I find that when we have good relationships in our life, we are able to better deal with life's stressors and life is much more meaningful. You may be a high functioning person, but a few relationship helps can go a long way to a more fulfilling life. Maybe right now you are not high functioning and need a major overhaul. We will sort that out together.
Life is all about relationships and how we respond to our environment. I love helping people have better relationships, whether it's with your spouse, children, friends, relatives, or co-workers. I find that when we have good relationships in our life, we are able to better deal with life's stressors and life is much more meaningful. You may be a high functioning person, but a few relationship helps can go a long way to a more fulfilling life. Maybe right now you are not high functioning and need a major overhaul. We will sort that out together.
(214) 666-5284 View (214) 666-5284
Photo of Irene Little, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fairview, TX
Irene Little
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT-S, LCDC, ICADC, CCC-SLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75071
I am here to assist you and your family get the help you need. Reaching out for help can be scary and can be the time you feel most alone. My team and I are here to help you determine your goals and develop a solid plan of action to meet your goals. I love helping people figure out how to live the life they want through using your talent and skills and zeroing in on how to monetize on your strengths. I provide, assessments, coaching, counseling and interventions when needed. We will work as a team to meet your goals.
I am here to assist you and your family get the help you need. Reaching out for help can be scary and can be the time you feel most alone. My team and I are here to help you determine your goals and develop a solid plan of action to meet your goals. I love helping people figure out how to live the life they want through using your talent and skills and zeroing in on how to monetize on your strengths. I provide, assessments, coaching, counseling and interventions when needed. We will work as a team to meet your goals.
(214) 225-3990 View (214) 225-3990
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Kleina J Fellemende
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75070  (Online Only)
When life gets complicated, you need simple, specific answers in a relatively short amount of time. Relationships can become strained, marriages can struggle, individuals can lose their way and teenagers can become difficult. It may seem like there are no answers and no way out for your situation. Life is too short to spend it hurting, confused and angry. I would be honored to stand with you in these life challenges and empower you to find answers, peace and happiness.
When life gets complicated, you need simple, specific answers in a relatively short amount of time. Relationships can become strained, marriages can struggle, individuals can lose their way and teenagers can become difficult. It may seem like there are no answers and no way out for your situation. Life is too short to spend it hurting, confused and angry. I would be honored to stand with you in these life challenges and empower you to find answers, peace and happiness.
(214) 506-3983 View (214) 506-3983
Photo of Jessica Langham, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Jessica Langham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75069
My main passion in the counseling field is relationships. It is my belief that relationships are the foundation of life. We have relationships not only with others, but with ourselves, our higher power, and the world around us. Often times, when our relationships are suffering, we are suffering. It is my goal to help you identify which relationship needs healing and to set goals to find that healing to help bring wholeness to your life.
My main passion in the counseling field is relationships. It is my belief that relationships are the foundation of life. We have relationships not only with others, but with ourselves, our higher power, and the world around us. Often times, when our relationships are suffering, we are suffering. It is my goal to help you identify which relationship needs healing and to set goals to find that healing to help bring wholeness to your life.
(972) 736-9936 View (972) 736-9936
Photo of Ruben Gomez, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fairview, TX
Ruben Gomez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, CART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75070
Ruben's practices is comprised of Play Therapy, Couples Counseling, Anger Resolution Therapy, Insomnia Treatment, and Individual therapy for a variety of issues. Our lives can pull us in many directions. It is during these times that we can feel out of sorts. I provide a supportive environment that fosters growth and encouragement, that can help you get your life back in balance. (EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE). ***ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR ANY RESIDENTS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS !****
Ruben's practices is comprised of Play Therapy, Couples Counseling, Anger Resolution Therapy, Insomnia Treatment, and Individual therapy for a variety of issues. Our lives can pull us in many directions. It is during these times that we can feel out of sorts. I provide a supportive environment that fosters growth and encouragement, that can help you get your life back in balance. (EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE). ***ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR ANY RESIDENTS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS !****
(214) 306-7859 View (214) 306-7859
Photo of Kristie Keeling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fairview, TX
Kristie Keeling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC-A
Verified Verified
McKinney, TX 75071
Kristie Keeling is supervised by Kacey Vasquez, LPC-S. Earning a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in play therapy from the University of North Texas at Dallas. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. With over 15 years of experience working one on one with children prior to graduate school, Kristie developed a passion early on for child development and play therapy. Specializing in kids from the ages of two to sixteen with learning and developmental disabilities such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.
Kristie Keeling is supervised by Kacey Vasquez, LPC-S. Earning a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus in play therapy from the University of North Texas at Dallas. Upon graduation, she was inducted into the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. With over 15 years of experience working one on one with children prior to graduate school, Kristie developed a passion early on for child development and play therapy. Specializing in kids from the ages of two to sixteen with learning and developmental disabilities such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.
(214) 571-7908 View (214) 571-7908
Photo of Kaelyn Black, LPC-Associate in Fairview, TX
Kaelyn Black
LPC-Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
McKinney, TX 75069
NOW accepting NEW clients with daytime and limited evening availability! Every person has a story to tell, a life that matters. I have always been a listener and value the importance of someone's story. I work primarily with women ages 12 and up who have been through traumatic experiences. I desire that my clients have a safe, warm place where they feel comfortable opening up. I want to make sure that every client feels seen, heard, and valued as they navigate through their trauma, anxiety, depression, and daily life struggles.
NOW accepting NEW clients with daytime and limited evening availability! Every person has a story to tell, a life that matters. I have always been a listener and value the importance of someone's story. I work primarily with women ages 12 and up who have been through traumatic experiences. I desire that my clients have a safe, warm place where they feel comfortable opening up. I want to make sure that every client feels seen, heard, and valued as they navigate through their trauma, anxiety, depression, and daily life struggles.
(469) 654-3701 View (469) 654-3701

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Number of Therapists in Fairview, TX

< 10

Therapists in Fairview, TX who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
88% Coping Skills
88% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Grief
75% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Fairview, TX see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fairview?

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.