Therapists in Church Road, VA

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Mayah Taylor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Church Road, VA 23833
I believe that anyone seeking help can find peace, wellness, and strength in a warm, supportive therapeutic environment. I have worked in mental health since 2017. My professional experience includes providing individual and group therapy in a private practice setting and working in the hospital setting to provide crisis intervention, discharge planning, and conducting behavioral health assessments as part of treatment planning. I serve clients experiencing various mental health issues and problems surrounding anger management, anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief/loss, stress, and self-esteem.
I believe that anyone seeking help can find peace, wellness, and strength in a warm, supportive therapeutic environment. I have worked in mental health since 2017. My professional experience includes providing individual and group therapy in a private practice setting and working in the hospital setting to provide crisis intervention, discharge planning, and conducting behavioral health assessments as part of treatment planning. I serve clients experiencing various mental health issues and problems surrounding anger management, anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief/loss, stress, and self-esteem.
(804) 626-5650 View (804) 626-5650
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Megan Wills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Church Road, VA 23833
My name is Megan Wills and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) and certified trauma therapist working with clients statewide via telehealth. I primarily work with young adults and specialize in clients with anxiety, trauma responses, depression, and life transitions. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients gain specific skills and make tangible progress.
My name is Megan Wills and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW) and certified trauma therapist working with clients statewide via telehealth. I primarily work with young adults and specialize in clients with anxiety, trauma responses, depression, and life transitions. I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help clients gain specific skills and make tangible progress.
(540) 616-2365 View (540) 616-2365

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Alimatu Mustapha-Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dewitt, VA 23840
I am Alimatu Mustapha- Palmer (nee Alima Palmer),PhD., NCC, LPC, MAC, CSAC, BCC. I have been in the world of behavioral health and services for the past 25 years. I am experienced and well-credentialed including several board certifications, awards, and recognitions. My experience includes conducting trainings, workshops, and assessments and working with individuals, families, groups, non-profits, local and international government agencies including DSS- CPS, law enforcement, minority populations, specific women and children’s issues, spirituality, cultural dynamics, marriage, divorce, life transitions, coaching and more.
I am Alimatu Mustapha- Palmer (nee Alima Palmer),PhD., NCC, LPC, MAC, CSAC, BCC. I have been in the world of behavioral health and services for the past 25 years. I am experienced and well-credentialed including several board certifications, awards, and recognitions. My experience includes conducting trainings, workshops, and assessments and working with individuals, families, groups, non-profits, local and international government agencies including DSS- CPS, law enforcement, minority populations, specific women and children’s issues, spirituality, cultural dynamics, marriage, divorce, life transitions, coaching and more.
(804) 626-5653 View (804) 626-5653
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Tamara Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ammon, VA 23850
My name is Tamara Powell LCSW, CSOTP, CCTP, RPT. I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which my clients can explore the issues and challenges they face. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better.
My name is Tamara Powell LCSW, CSOTP, CCTP, RPT. I provide a warm, safe, and supportive environment in which my clients can explore the issues and challenges they face. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic partnership to help uncover the strengths and resources we all possess in order to bring about the changes we desire in our lives. I feel privileged to be able to offer my assistance to others on this shared journey and commend you for reaching out for help to make things better.
(703) 639-4039 View (703) 639-4039
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Kimberly Gary
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ammon, VA 23850
My name is Kimberly "Kim" Gay and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 24 years of clinical experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and work stress symptoms. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief Therapies. I believe people come to counseling because they want something different in their lives. They may want to change their life situation, solve a particular problem, decide, or understand what is happening in their liv
My name is Kimberly "Kim" Gay and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Virginia. I have over 24 years of clinical experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and work stress symptoms. I utilize a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Family Therapy, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Solution Focused Brief Therapies. I believe people come to counseling because they want something different in their lives. They may want to change their life situation, solve a particular problem, decide, or understand what is happening in their liv
(804) 596-4681 View (804) 596-4681
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Nephetia Tryman Whittaker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA+ population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
My name is Nephetia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 10 years of experience providing mental health care for individuals. I have experience assisting and supporting clients to overcome and cope with depression, anxiety, grief, issues specific to women, low self-esteem, and anger. My experience ranges from teens to adults and I have worked with the LGBTQIA+ population. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, including CBT, Person-Centered, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - I believe that clients are in charge of their counseling experience so that treatment is individualized.
(434) 808-0404 View (434) 808-0404
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Carol Leiva
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sutherland, VA 23885
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maryland, DC and Virginia with over 10 years of experience working in community mental health. I have a lifelong commitment to learning and have pursued further specialized training in trauma therapy, health coaching, as well as mind-body applications in counseling. I have worked with adult individuals in community mental health to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am passionate about helping others reach their potential and live their best life. I believe true healing is based on a whole-person approach and will work to empower and meet my clients where they are.
(757) 792-5764 View (757) 792-5764
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Samantha Lynn Wooldridge Felton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MA
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Therapy is a transformative process, It is a courageous act to enter therapy and it takes great personal strength to enter counseling. I work with my patients to foster a comfortable and safe environment, free from labels or judgments. I have experience working with families of and persons suffering from ptsd, adhd, borderline personality disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, body image disorders, and educational concerns. I am trauma informed,haveexperience working with military, first responders, law enforcement and their families.
Therapy is a transformative process, It is a courageous act to enter therapy and it takes great personal strength to enter counseling. I work with my patients to foster a comfortable and safe environment, free from labels or judgments. I have experience working with families of and persons suffering from ptsd, adhd, borderline personality disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, body image disorders, and educational concerns. I am trauma informed,haveexperience working with military, first responders, law enforcement and their families.
(804) 348-0519 View (804) 348-0519
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Deborah Sabatino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
My name is Deb Sabatino and I am and Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. I use a gentle wholistic approach which is trauma-informed when working with clients. My speciality is working with young adults ages 18-30 who are experiencing anxiety due to life transitions. I also specialize in relationship trauma and helping clients restore themselves back to health after they have experienced abuse of any kind. I have experience working with Military, Law Enforcement and their families.
(571) 630-3981 View (571) 630-3981
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Shannon Fowler
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Sutherland, VA 23885
I am Shannon Fowler. I have a PhD in clinical psychology. I try to approach therapy as a collaborative process with each person. I also try to create an environment that is safe and respectful. I have experience entreating many different types of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I also have experience helping with behavior change around medical issues like diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, etc.
I am Shannon Fowler. I have a PhD in clinical psychology. I try to approach therapy as a collaborative process with each person. I also try to create an environment that is safe and respectful. I have experience entreating many different types of mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. I also have experience helping with behavior change around medical issues like diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, etc.
(804) 676-6480 View (804) 676-6480
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Holton A Daniel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSOTP, CCTP
Verified Verified
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
My ideal client is someone who is 6 and up and is motivated to live a more fulfilling life. Someone who understands that change takes time but is motivated to work in sessions to challenge thoughts, explore experiences, and engage in open dialogue to identify patterns that may not be suiting them. Someone who embodies resilience is open to introspection and is committed to their healing journey.
My ideal client is someone who is 6 and up and is motivated to live a more fulfilling life. Someone who understands that change takes time but is motivated to work in sessions to challenge thoughts, explore experiences, and engage in open dialogue to identify patterns that may not be suiting them. Someone who embodies resilience is open to introspection and is committed to their healing journey.
(434) 278-6043 View (434) 278-6043
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Move in Faith Counseling Services, PLLC
Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterfield, VA 23838  (Online Only)
Are you seeking to overcome challenges and cultivate a positive outlook on life? Whether facing stagnation, life transitions, anxiety, depression, leadership hurdles, faith/spiritual guidance, parenting concerns, communication barriers, grief, identity issues, marital conflicts, or navigating life, let's collaborate on your goals. Together, we'll navigate from your current situation to a place of hope, joy, faith, and determination.
Are you seeking to overcome challenges and cultivate a positive outlook on life? Whether facing stagnation, life transitions, anxiety, depression, leadership hurdles, faith/spiritual guidance, parenting concerns, communication barriers, grief, identity issues, marital conflicts, or navigating life, let's collaborate on your goals. Together, we'll navigate from your current situation to a place of hope, joy, faith, and determination.
(804) 494-4323 View (804) 494-4323

Online Therapists

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Accepting New Clients! Contact Us to Schedule!
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Fredericksburg, VA 22406  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner struggling to get past certain issues in your marriage or relationship? Do you find it hard to communicate how you really feel to them? Is a lack of communication causing gridlock between the two of you, to the point where it is hard to reach a resolution when conflict arises? Maybe betrayal has occurred and you are finding it hard to trust your partner again. Let me help you reestablish and reaffirm the bond that brought you together in the first place. I'll teach you strategies to better communicate and overcome whatever obstacle you are facing in your relationship to help reignite the spark.
Are you and your partner struggling to get past certain issues in your marriage or relationship? Do you find it hard to communicate how you really feel to them? Is a lack of communication causing gridlock between the two of you, to the point where it is hard to reach a resolution when conflict arises? Maybe betrayal has occurred and you are finding it hard to trust your partner again. Let me help you reestablish and reaffirm the bond that brought you together in the first place. I'll teach you strategies to better communicate and overcome whatever obstacle you are facing in your relationship to help reignite the spark.
(240) 317-3886 View (240) 317-3886
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Meghan Johnson
Resident in Counseling, MEd
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23235
Are you going through some challenging times? I can help! I believe that life's challenges can be opportunities for growth and self-discovery. I aim to work alongside my clients, supporting them in navigating their unique life journeys. My counseling goal is to empower my clients, providing them with the tools and insights necessary to take charge of their well-being and lead more fulfilling lives.
Are you going through some challenging times? I can help! I believe that life's challenges can be opportunities for growth and self-discovery. I aim to work alongside my clients, supporting them in navigating their unique life journeys. My counseling goal is to empower my clients, providing them with the tools and insights necessary to take charge of their well-being and lead more fulfilling lives.
(804) 447-4794 View (804) 447-4794
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Transitions Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
Chesapeake, VA 23320
I am excited that you have chosen to take the journey towards improving your overall quality of life. At times we may feel the stressors of life are too much to handle alone. I would like the opportunity to partner with you in working through the process of growth and change.
I am excited that you have chosen to take the journey towards improving your overall quality of life. At times we may feel the stressors of life are too much to handle alone. I would like the opportunity to partner with you in working through the process of growth and change.
(757) 349-8740 View (757) 349-8740
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Britney N Chacey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Midlothian, VA 23113
Do you ever feel like you have lost your sense of self? Are you seeking and searching without a clear direction or path? Do you feel stuck in unhealthy life patterns? I am here to be a support and a guide on your journey. I want to help you to trust your own intuition, to live authentically, and to believe in yourself while developing new life skills and gaining insight into your issues. I provide a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental environment in which you can feel safe to explore relationship issues, life transitions, daily stressors, and trauma.
Do you ever feel like you have lost your sense of self? Are you seeking and searching without a clear direction or path? Do you feel stuck in unhealthy life patterns? I am here to be a support and a guide on your journey. I want to help you to trust your own intuition, to live authentically, and to believe in yourself while developing new life skills and gaining insight into your issues. I provide a warm, empathic, and nonjudgmental environment in which you can feel safe to explore relationship issues, life transitions, daily stressors, and trauma.
(804) 259-0215 View (804) 259-0215
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Dr. Debra Rezendes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fredericksburg, VA 22407  (Online Only)
Want to find your way back to yourself, your happiness and your loved ones? Is there a relationship in your life that isn’t feeling so great? It might be your relationship with yourself, your body, your partner, the little one that you just brought into the world, or the loss of a child you never got to meet. Whether you're facing challenging life transitions, navigating through relationship difficulties, or simply yearning for meaningful connections with yourself or others, you've come to the right place. I help individuals and couples turn their heartache into a breakthrough.
Want to find your way back to yourself, your happiness and your loved ones? Is there a relationship in your life that isn’t feeling so great? It might be your relationship with yourself, your body, your partner, the little one that you just brought into the world, or the loss of a child you never got to meet. Whether you're facing challenging life transitions, navigating through relationship difficulties, or simply yearning for meaningful connections with yourself or others, you've come to the right place. I help individuals and couples turn their heartache into a breakthrough.
(571) 463-9304 View (571) 463-9304
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Amanda Thenor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23227
Hola, my name is Amanda Thenor. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Master Social Worker in Virginia. I have 10 years of professional work experience. I am here to support you in taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life and regaining a sense of self. I have experience in helping clients of all ages (children, teens, and adults) with stress, depression, family conflict, self-image, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, trauma, sleep disorders, addiction, anger management, mood disorders, and much more.
Hola, my name is Amanda Thenor. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Master Social Worker in Virginia. I have 10 years of professional work experience. I am here to support you in taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life and regaining a sense of self. I have experience in helping clients of all ages (children, teens, and adults) with stress, depression, family conflict, self-image, anxiety, psychosis, relationship issues, trauma, sleep disorders, addiction, anger management, mood disorders, and much more.
(571) 462-2455 View (571) 462-2455
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Lisa McIntosh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Spotsylvania, VA 22551
My name is Lisa McIntosh, LPC License 0701008421. I have more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My holistic approach focuses on the individual's emotional, psychological, and social well-being. I also focus on rapport building, goal setting, and implementing evidence-based treatment to help individuals and families identify and change their troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
My name is Lisa McIntosh, LPC License 0701008421. I have more than 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My holistic approach focuses on the individual's emotional, psychological, and social well-being. I also focus on rapport building, goal setting, and implementing evidence-based treatment to help individuals and families identify and change their troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
(540) 264-9722 View (540) 264-9722
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Jenner Ls Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Virginia Beach, VA 23456  (Online Only)
As a therapist I believe that you are uniquely capable of facing all the challenges that life bring you. The answers to the pain that you are experiencing are already held within you. The process of therapy is to help you tap into those internal resources. My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you bringing clarity to the confusion. I specialize in individual and family counseling with a focus on divorce, divorce recovery, and coparenting therapy. During these difficult times of transition you may experience depression or anxiety. I am hear to help you return your life to an even kilter.
As a therapist I believe that you are uniquely capable of facing all the challenges that life bring you. The answers to the pain that you are experiencing are already held within you. The process of therapy is to help you tap into those internal resources. My role as your therapist is to walk alongside you bringing clarity to the confusion. I specialize in individual and family counseling with a focus on divorce, divorce recovery, and coparenting therapy. During these difficult times of transition you may experience depression or anxiety. I am hear to help you return your life to an even kilter.
(757) 210-7403 View (757) 210-7403

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Church Road, VA

< 10

Therapists in Church Road, VA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
50% Relationship Issues

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Church Road, VA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Church Road?

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.