Therapists in Far North, Houston, TX

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Renewed and Restored Counseling &Life Coaching,LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CART, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
I’m listening! I am here to help you through life's challenges and changes. I use active listening and attending as we work together. I have over 22 years of experience counseling. Are you experiencing some of life’s challenges such as anxiety or depression? Have you experienced loss due to death, divorce or separation? Have you recently had a major life change like having a baby, marriage, or a job change? Are you looking for answers to these life challenges or others? Do you need help or feel stuck? If so, then I can help! Contact me today!
I’m listening! I am here to help you through life's challenges and changes. I use active listening and attending as we work together. I have over 22 years of experience counseling. Are you experiencing some of life’s challenges such as anxiety or depression? Have you experienced loss due to death, divorce or separation? Have you recently had a major life change like having a baby, marriage, or a job change? Are you looking for answers to these life challenges or others? Do you need help or feel stuck? If so, then I can help! Contact me today!
(281) 377-4761 View (281) 377-4761
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Jenny Canales
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77066  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Jenny Canales, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I have been in the helping profession for the past five years and my clientele have ranged from the age of five to the age of 71. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, chronic mental illness, PTSD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, sexual abuse, survivors of human trafficking, and emotional abuse.
Hi! My name is Jenny Canales, and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I have been in the helping profession for the past five years and my clientele have ranged from the age of five to the age of 71. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, chronic mental illness, PTSD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma, sexual abuse, survivors of human trafficking, and emotional abuse.
(936) 220-3686 View (936) 220-3686
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Marquese M. Walker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77032
Sometimes, we are overwhelmed with trials or life-events, that may become chaotic life stressors, or an issue that seemingly stunts our growth. Many individuals wrestle with these life incidents that by design cause mental and/or emotional affects that manifest outwardly. Living a life with mental wellness, and emotional stability allows us to comfortably build self-confidence, and face life challenges. In therapy, it is important to build a supportive, nonjudgmental, and an emotionally-safe environment for clients to explore and work through their concerns.
Sometimes, we are overwhelmed with trials or life-events, that may become chaotic life stressors, or an issue that seemingly stunts our growth. Many individuals wrestle with these life incidents that by design cause mental and/or emotional affects that manifest outwardly. Living a life with mental wellness, and emotional stability allows us to comfortably build self-confidence, and face life challenges. In therapy, it is important to build a supportive, nonjudgmental, and an emotionally-safe environment for clients to explore and work through their concerns.
(844) 307-0915 View (844) 307-0915
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Judy White Jackson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Certified Christian Counselor, & Educator; specializing in trauma recovery; social & emotional maladjustments in children, adolescents, and adults. I am experienced in helping clients heal from: childhood abuse (all forms), abandonment issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship recovery, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, career issues, fear of public speaking, the effects of low self-esteem, and alcoholism.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, Certified Christian Counselor, & Educator; specializing in trauma recovery; social & emotional maladjustments in children, adolescents, and adults. I am experienced in helping clients heal from: childhood abuse (all forms), abandonment issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship recovery, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, career issues, fear of public speaking, the effects of low self-esteem, and alcoholism.
(281) 672-8698 View (281) 672-8698
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Rashun M. Cowan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77067
Struggle is something many people encounter at various stages of life. Whether it be through depression, anxiety or PTSD, it can be hard to see a way through it. Allow me the opportunity to help you find your exit through the struggle and also your strategy to avoid it in your future. Happiness is a process that can be hard to sustain. I would love the opportunity to help you devise ways to sustain yours and develop new awareness to strengths that you may have yet to realize. I provide Teletherapy for individuals and couples seeking counseling. I also provide face to face counseling in the Cypress, Texas area.
Struggle is something many people encounter at various stages of life. Whether it be through depression, anxiety or PTSD, it can be hard to see a way through it. Allow me the opportunity to help you find your exit through the struggle and also your strategy to avoid it in your future. Happiness is a process that can be hard to sustain. I would love the opportunity to help you devise ways to sustain yours and develop new awareness to strengths that you may have yet to realize. I provide Teletherapy for individuals and couples seeking counseling. I also provide face to face counseling in the Cypress, Texas area.
(832) 637-5630 View (832) 637-5630
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Kelly Cofield
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CFRC, ADC, EHCF, QSAP, CART
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
As a Certified First Responder Counselor who is specially trained to understand the needs of these heroes, including the importance of confidentiality and trust. I provide mental health counseling for law enforcement and first responders. Including, university, schools, patrol deputies as well as correctional officers, Firefighters, EMT / Paramedic, Nurses, and there are many others who are also involved and respond to difficult situations in different ways.
As a Certified First Responder Counselor who is specially trained to understand the needs of these heroes, including the importance of confidentiality and trust. I provide mental health counseling for law enforcement and first responders. Including, university, schools, patrol deputies as well as correctional officers, Firefighters, EMT / Paramedic, Nurses, and there are many others who are also involved and respond to difficult situations in different ways.
(713) 804-8228 View (713) 804-8228
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Kisha Walwyn-Duquesnay
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060  (Online Only)
I'm Kisha. I help women decrease Imposter Syndrome, depression, and anxiety through weekly virtual therapy sessions.
I'm Kisha. I help women decrease Imposter Syndrome, depression, and anxiety through weekly virtual therapy sessions.
(346) 910-9381 View (346) 910-9381
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Priscilla Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
Waitlist for new clients
I have witnessed the value of resilience through healing. In my practice, I work with clients to offer individualized treatment to who you are as person, rather than cookie cutter services. The stigma associated with therapy and mental health, especially in the minority communty is damaging. Our fear of looking “crazy”, especially in todays' society continues to hold us back. You are not crazy for getting the help you need. You deserve to heal. Your community needs you to heal so you can give back in a healthy way. Your healing is your community healing.
I have witnessed the value of resilience through healing. In my practice, I work with clients to offer individualized treatment to who you are as person, rather than cookie cutter services. The stigma associated with therapy and mental health, especially in the minority communty is damaging. Our fear of looking “crazy”, especially in todays' society continues to hold us back. You are not crazy for getting the help you need. You deserve to heal. Your community needs you to heal so you can give back in a healthy way. Your healing is your community healing.
(346) 423-3683 View (346) 423-3683
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Tanya Kort
Psychologist, LPC
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77067
Aloha – I’m Tanya Kort! I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I’m a Licensed Psychologist and I hold licenses in Texas and Florida. I believe that the messages we send ourselves have the power to impact behavior and trigger automatic responses. For me, therapy is often about helping individuals take back any power they have given away. When I’m not practicing therapy, I enjoy reading, auto-crossing, traveling and dancing the hula. I started off teaching students with dyslexia and comorbid learning disabilities in Hawaii for 7½ years. I went on to be the Principal of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore for 2 years.
Aloha – I’m Tanya Kort! I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I’m a Licensed Psychologist and I hold licenses in Texas and Florida. I believe that the messages we send ourselves have the power to impact behavior and trigger automatic responses. For me, therapy is often about helping individuals take back any power they have given away. When I’m not practicing therapy, I enjoy reading, auto-crossing, traveling and dancing the hula. I started off teaching students with dyslexia and comorbid learning disabilities in Hawaii for 7½ years. I went on to be the Principal of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore for 2 years.
(346) 660-5099 View (346) 660-5099
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Anadeli López
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77093  (Online Only)
Whether you need to address past stressors or recent life events, I am here to help. It can be hard to manage it all even when it feels like life shouldn't be this challenging. I am here to join you in the hopes of rediscovering your inner strengths. I will be patient and tolerant of uncertainty, so that you can focus on feeling empowered.
Whether you need to address past stressors or recent life events, I am here to help. It can be hard to manage it all even when it feels like life shouldn't be this challenging. I am here to join you in the hopes of rediscovering your inner strengths. I will be patient and tolerant of uncertainty, so that you can focus on feeling empowered.
(281) 724-4313 View (281) 724-4313
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Dr. Justin Henderson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CEAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
Not accepting new clients
“...Be transformed by the renewing of your mind...”- Romans 12:2. Whether you're a child, teen or an adult, the journey of life can sometimes create unwanted circumstances that cause elements of fear, stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, shame and even a sense of lost control. I am here to help! It is my passion and highest desire to assist those seeking to reclaim their greatest quality of life. I hold to the idea that counseling is most effective when it's customized/person-centered and designed to include all aspects of the human mind, body and spirit.
“...Be transformed by the renewing of your mind...”- Romans 12:2. Whether you're a child, teen or an adult, the journey of life can sometimes create unwanted circumstances that cause elements of fear, stress, anxiety, sadness, grief, shame and even a sense of lost control. I am here to help! It is my passion and highest desire to assist those seeking to reclaim their greatest quality of life. I hold to the idea that counseling is most effective when it's customized/person-centered and designed to include all aspects of the human mind, body and spirit.
(713) 609-1473 View (713) 609-1473
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Tyesha Alexander Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77060  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
With ever growing stress and the ‘new normal,’ even the most resilient of us sometimes need help in overcoming new battles and daily challenges. We understand there may be hesitancy to reach out for mental health services. However, a characteristic of strength is recognizing challenges and taking courageous steps to improve ‘you’ and thereby better serving others. We recognize how stigma and unawareness can lead to poor mental health outcomes resulting in negative consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole. We provide mental health services that are competent-responsive-compassionate-responsible.
With ever growing stress and the ‘new normal,’ even the most resilient of us sometimes need help in overcoming new battles and daily challenges. We understand there may be hesitancy to reach out for mental health services. However, a characteristic of strength is recognizing challenges and taking courageous steps to improve ‘you’ and thereby better serving others. We recognize how stigma and unawareness can lead to poor mental health outcomes resulting in negative consequences for individuals, families, and society as a whole. We provide mental health services that are competent-responsive-compassionate-responsible.
(346) 222-4756 View (346) 222-4756
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HKA Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77093  (Online Only)
We work collaboratively with individuals to improve their quality of life through the use of effective treatments. This approach enables us to focus on our client's journey of self-exploration, self-compassion and growth. Our goal is to provide a safe and validating environment from which one can thrive!
We work collaboratively with individuals to improve their quality of life through the use of effective treatments. This approach enables us to focus on our client's journey of self-exploration, self-compassion and growth. Our goal is to provide a safe and validating environment from which one can thrive!
(281) 378-6332 View (281) 378-6332
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RSmith Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complimentary therapy approaches and techniques, together we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complimentary therapy approaches and techniques, together we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(281) 532-5487 View (281) 532-5487
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Omar Sandoval
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77067  (Online Only)
My name is Omar Sandoval and I could have been a statistic. The persistent financial, social, and inter- and intrapersonal adversity I experienced coming from a low socioeconomic status single parent home could have defined me were it not for hope, discipline, education, luck, and my hobbies. Instead, I am a Mexican-American English/Spanish speaking Licensed Professional Counselor practicing since 2017. I was inspired to work in this field due to many hardships growing up.
My name is Omar Sandoval and I could have been a statistic. The persistent financial, social, and inter- and intrapersonal adversity I experienced coming from a low socioeconomic status single parent home could have defined me were it not for hope, discipline, education, luck, and my hobbies. Instead, I am a Mexican-American English/Spanish speaking Licensed Professional Counselor practicing since 2017. I was inspired to work in this field due to many hardships growing up.
(346) 644-6593 View (346) 644-6593
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Constantly Evolving, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C, LCSW
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77060  (Online Only)
Taking the steps to overcome past hurt, trauma and life issues can be overwhelming, but at Constantly Evolving, we strive to help you identify your problem-areas and effective ways to address your concerns with an armor of strength, consistency and empowerment. Early therapeutic intervention is crucial in order to equip clients with the tools to overcome life's obstacles. To find a therapist can be a difficult, so we embrace every opportunity as an honor to build a therapeutic relationship to unveil total wellness.
Taking the steps to overcome past hurt, trauma and life issues can be overwhelming, but at Constantly Evolving, we strive to help you identify your problem-areas and effective ways to address your concerns with an armor of strength, consistency and empowerment. Early therapeutic intervention is crucial in order to equip clients with the tools to overcome life's obstacles. To find a therapist can be a difficult, so we embrace every opportunity as an honor to build a therapeutic relationship to unveil total wellness.
(346) 489-4525 View (346) 489-4525
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Tamika McKindra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSOTP
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77060  (Online Only)
I have experience working with various issues including but not limited to trauma, substance abuse, anger management, physical abuse, adjustment issues, and divorce. I assist clients in overcoming obstacles that are challenging to overcome in their lives. Additionally, I collaboratively work with clients to improve their overall functioning in their daily lives. I believe in meeting clients where they are in life, while facilitating an environment for change. I am an active listener who is attentive to clients' and their needs and wants. I believe the client is the expert in his or her life.
I have experience working with various issues including but not limited to trauma, substance abuse, anger management, physical abuse, adjustment issues, and divorce. I assist clients in overcoming obstacles that are challenging to overcome in their lives. Additionally, I collaboratively work with clients to improve their overall functioning in their daily lives. I believe in meeting clients where they are in life, while facilitating an environment for change. I am an active listener who is attentive to clients' and their needs and wants. I believe the client is the expert in his or her life.
(346) 206-0709 View (346) 206-0709
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TruVision Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
In a perfect world we thrive to be free of pain, trauma, stress, loss, and negative life transitions, but in reality, one experience some of the lowest and the highest points of their life. I believe that we do our best in life with what we know how to do at the time. At some point in time, it becomes very difficult for one to sustain a healthy, satisfying life. In this instance, life challenges us to grow and heal. Together we will learn how to navigate and manage through life stressors that impacts your life.
In a perfect world we thrive to be free of pain, trauma, stress, loss, and negative life transitions, but in reality, one experience some of the lowest and the highest points of their life. I believe that we do our best in life with what we know how to do at the time. At some point in time, it becomes very difficult for one to sustain a healthy, satisfying life. In this instance, life challenges us to grow and heal. Together we will learn how to navigate and manage through life stressors that impacts your life.
(346) 209-0361 View (346) 209-0361
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Carol J. Nunn - Vast Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSOTP, LCDC, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
Oftentimes, the main purpose for seeking counseling is to relieve the stress and anxiety of current circumstance in order to lead a more productive lifestyle. The clients I serve present issues relating to behavioral health, alcohol and drug use, and deviant sexual behavior. My goal is to assist clients in identifying how daily choices can lead to situations that require professional interventions.
Oftentimes, the main purpose for seeking counseling is to relieve the stress and anxiety of current circumstance in order to lead a more productive lifestyle. The clients I serve present issues relating to behavioral health, alcohol and drug use, and deviant sexual behavior. My goal is to assist clients in identifying how daily choices can lead to situations that require professional interventions.
(832) 501-1564 View (832) 501-1564
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Kimberly Glaudy: Family Foundation Initiatives
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Far North, Houston, TX 77060
There is no question that relationships can be hard, but they can be equally satisfying...if we get them right. Are you struggling to connect to your spouse? Are you feeling frustrated by your children's behaviors? Does your self-esteem get in the way of you living a full life? Do you sometimes feel like there is a battle going on within yourself? Guess what...you are not alone, and it would be my privilege to help you through these difficult times.
There is no question that relationships can be hard, but they can be equally satisfying...if we get them right. Are you struggling to connect to your spouse? Are you feeling frustrated by your children's behaviors? Does your self-esteem get in the way of you living a full life? Do you sometimes feel like there is a battle going on within yourself? Guess what...you are not alone, and it would be my privilege to help you through these difficult times.
(281) 843-5621 View (281) 843-5621

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Number of Therapists in Far North, Houston, TX

90+

Average cost per session

$110

Therapists in Far North, Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
76% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
60% Trauma and PTSD
59% Family Conflict
57% Anger Management

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
91% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
89% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Far North, Houston, TX see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Far North, Houston?

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.