Therapists in Richmond, VA

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Leon Bryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23230
Leon Bryan, LPC, Ph.D. Leon Bryan, LPC, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychologist in Virginia who has been practicing since 2000. He received his Graduate Education in Counseling at George Washington University with a specialty in rehabilitation. He also has training in Clinical Community psychology with a specialization in psychological assessment. Leon has substantive experience in treating addiction trauma, OCD, and eating disorders. He also enjoys working with family systems using pragmatic solution-oriented intervention. He is proficient in incorporating emotional and spiritual growth interventions.
Leon Bryan, LPC, Ph.D. Leon Bryan, LPC, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychologist in Virginia who has been practicing since 2000. He received his Graduate Education in Counseling at George Washington University with a specialty in rehabilitation. He also has training in Clinical Community psychology with a specialization in psychological assessment. Leon has substantive experience in treating addiction trauma, OCD, and eating disorders. He also enjoys working with family systems using pragmatic solution-oriented intervention. He is proficient in incorporating emotional and spiritual growth interventions.
(804) 206-5968 View (804) 206-5968
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Legacy Clinical & Consulting Services, Llc
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I know that life can sometimes feel like it never slows down. It can cause us to keep going through our daily lives without addressing emotions and thoughts that may consume us. Have you reached your breaking point? Are you struggling to engage in important relationships? Are you having issues with managing daily stress? Are your thoughts consumed by negativity? If so, then it may be time to sit and process your emotions. It is possible to overcome your issues. It is possible to have control over your life.
I know that life can sometimes feel like it never slows down. It can cause us to keep going through our daily lives without addressing emotions and thoughts that may consume us. Have you reached your breaking point? Are you struggling to engage in important relationships? Are you having issues with managing daily stress? Are your thoughts consumed by negativity? If so, then it may be time to sit and process your emotions. It is possible to overcome your issues. It is possible to have control over your life.
(804) 315-3972 View (804) 315-3972
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Alex Hilert
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSATP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23230  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, or the lingering effects of trauma, you are not alone. We all face stress and uncertainty and sometimes our usual coping mechanisms just aren't enough. In counseling, you will have the space to freely process your thoughts and feelings while working on new skills that can help you improve your mental health and relationships. As a therapist, I take a collaborative and person-centered approach designed to empower you to reach your goals. I also work from a multicultural, anti-racist, neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ affirmative framework with my clients.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, or the lingering effects of trauma, you are not alone. We all face stress and uncertainty and sometimes our usual coping mechanisms just aren't enough. In counseling, you will have the space to freely process your thoughts and feelings while working on new skills that can help you improve your mental health and relationships. As a therapist, I take a collaborative and person-centered approach designed to empower you to reach your goals. I also work from a multicultural, anti-racist, neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ affirmative framework with my clients.
(804) 298-2906 View (804) 298-2906
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W. Tracy Atkinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23230  (Online Only)
Please note that I am only doing telehealth right now, I do not file insurance claims for clients (but can provide the information needed to do so), my 2024 fee is $175 per session, and I am only licensed to work with Virginia residents.
Please note that I am only doing telehealth right now, I do not file insurance claims for clients (but can provide the information needed to do so), my 2024 fee is $175 per session, and I am only licensed to work with Virginia residents.
(804) 980-7207 View (804) 980-7207
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Infinite Abilities Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23226  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Aryn. Are you someone that finds yourself in a place of life transition? Feeling anxious or depressed about how your life is changing? Are you facing a divorce, new to being a single parent, graduating school, transitioning to adulthood or making some other big life change? I'm here to help clients facing tough life transitions overcome the barriers they are facing and take the leap into their new and improved lives. Together, we can identify what parts of yourself are struggling and what stressors you are facing in order to become your best self.
Hi there, I'm Aryn. Are you someone that finds yourself in a place of life transition? Feeling anxious or depressed about how your life is changing? Are you facing a divorce, new to being a single parent, graduating school, transitioning to adulthood or making some other big life change? I'm here to help clients facing tough life transitions overcome the barriers they are facing and take the leap into their new and improved lives. Together, we can identify what parts of yourself are struggling and what stressors you are facing in order to become your best self.
(804) 552-6889 View (804) 552-6889
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Edythe Bouldin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23223
Hello! Are you looking to experience therapy and have fun at the same time. If so, you have found the right therapist as I love humor and I am down to earth. My history of mental health counseling includes over 7 years of working with individuals, families, and children from many diverse backgrounds and I earned a PhD in human services with a concentration on family interventions and family studies. I am a therapist who provides a comfortable, safe environment where you can trust me to maintain professional boundaries, and support you with making healthy decisions as you move forward in life.
Hello! Are you looking to experience therapy and have fun at the same time. If so, you have found the right therapist as I love humor and I am down to earth. My history of mental health counseling includes over 7 years of working with individuals, families, and children from many diverse backgrounds and I earned a PhD in human services with a concentration on family interventions and family studies. I am a therapist who provides a comfortable, safe environment where you can trust me to maintain professional boundaries, and support you with making healthy decisions as you move forward in life.
(804) 593-0619 View (804) 593-0619
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Eirene Counseling and Consulting, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23229
Eirene simply means peace and reconciliation within yourself and with other people. How is your relationship with yourself? What about with other people? When those relationships are unbalanced it can look like repeating the same dysfunctional patterns no matter how hard you try. It can feel like you are stuck, unmotivated, frustrated and don't have the energy to make the changes you desire or not being sure of what changes you need to make to live a fuller, more complete life. You may also feel overwhelmed, anxiety filled, doubt in yourself and your abilities, anger/irritation, and setting impossible goals for yourself.
Eirene simply means peace and reconciliation within yourself and with other people. How is your relationship with yourself? What about with other people? When those relationships are unbalanced it can look like repeating the same dysfunctional patterns no matter how hard you try. It can feel like you are stuck, unmotivated, frustrated and don't have the energy to make the changes you desire or not being sure of what changes you need to make to live a fuller, more complete life. You may also feel overwhelmed, anxiety filled, doubt in yourself and your abilities, anger/irritation, and setting impossible goals for yourself.
(804) 455-8035 View (804) 455-8035
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Leslie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
My role is not to “Save the world” or “Empower” my clients. I believe together my clients and I can work alongside to reach their goals. I became a mental health provider because our mental health shapes and forms other aspects of our lives. Mental Health is vital! I have been a Doctor of Social Work; and Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019, and I have experience supporting children, adolescents/young adults, and adults with concerns such as trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital counseling, anger management, acute inpatient, partial hospitalization.
My role is not to “Save the world” or “Empower” my clients. I believe together my clients and I can work alongside to reach their goals. I became a mental health provider because our mental health shapes and forms other aspects of our lives. Mental Health is vital! I have been a Doctor of Social Work; and Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019, and I have experience supporting children, adolescents/young adults, and adults with concerns such as trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, marital counseling, anger management, acute inpatient, partial hospitalization.
(804) 494-7319 View (804) 494-7319
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Ashley Burgess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Ashley! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field providing a variety of services including crisis intervention, mental health skill building, group therapy, individual therapy, and case management. I've worked in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings including community service boards, non-profits, residential group homes, residential crisis stabilization units, and hospital acute psychiatric units.
Hi, I'm Ashley! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field providing a variety of services including crisis intervention, mental health skill building, group therapy, individual therapy, and case management. I've worked in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings including community service boards, non-profits, residential group homes, residential crisis stabilization units, and hospital acute psychiatric units.
(804) 709-3863 View (804) 709-3863
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Leila Christine Saadeh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23235
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients of all ages, and I am a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In my career I have had a variety of experiences in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings and have been awarded for my service in the field of art therapy in the state of VA. I utilize art therapy as a way to help clients externalize, self-reflect, and process while providing a safe and cathartic modality to express oneself. I enjoy serving people who may have not benefitted from "traditional" therapy and are open to art therapy for healing and self-reflection.
I work with clients of all ages, and I am a Board-Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In my career I have had a variety of experiences in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings and have been awarded for my service in the field of art therapy in the state of VA. I utilize art therapy as a way to help clients externalize, self-reflect, and process while providing a safe and cathartic modality to express oneself. I enjoy serving people who may have not benefitted from "traditional" therapy and are open to art therapy for healing and self-reflection.
(804) 424-5661 View (804) 424-5661
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Gahan Kelley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23225  (Online Only)
I offer focused, change-oriented therapy with particular emphasis upon: Women's issues, Assertiveness and Boundary Setting, Self-esteem Enhancement, Conscious Aging, LGBTQ Affirming Therapy, Sexuality and Relationships,Grief and Recovery.
I offer focused, change-oriented therapy with particular emphasis upon: Women's issues, Assertiveness and Boundary Setting, Self-esteem Enhancement, Conscious Aging, LGBTQ Affirming Therapy, Sexuality and Relationships,Grief and Recovery.
(804) 414-8945 View (804) 414-8945
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Dr. Sibhon Brown, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23223  (Online Only)
Do you feel misunderstood? Do you need someone to talk to? I have a wide-range background working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of localities to include but not limited to: schools, hospitals, private practices, and community settings. I am zealous about aiding people of varying ages and families reach their maximum potential.
Do you feel misunderstood? Do you need someone to talk to? I have a wide-range background working with children, adolescents, and adults, providing psychotherapy. I have worked in a variety of localities to include but not limited to: schools, hospitals, private practices, and community settings. I am zealous about aiding people of varying ages and families reach their maximum potential.
(804) 298-2782 View (804) 298-2782
Photo of Catherine Ferguson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Richmond, VA
Catherine Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23226
As a psychotherapist I work with adults (including young adults 18+) who are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, depression, work/school challenges, parenting issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, life transitions, or other problems that may get in the way of a more balanced, satisfying life. With each client, I seek to create an empathic, judgment-free space where you can explore your feelings, gain insight, and improve coping skills that can help to enhance your life and relationships. My approach is interpersonal and relational--working within a psychodynamic framework toward goals we will set together.
As a psychotherapist I work with adults (including young adults 18+) who are experiencing difficulties with relationships, anxiety, depression, work/school challenges, parenting issues, family conflicts, grief and loss, life transitions, or other problems that may get in the way of a more balanced, satisfying life. With each client, I seek to create an empathic, judgment-free space where you can explore your feelings, gain insight, and improve coping skills that can help to enhance your life and relationships. My approach is interpersonal and relational--working within a psychodynamic framework toward goals we will set together.
(804) 835-6366 View (804) 835-6366
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F Bland Tyree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23220
I am honored to work with clients experiencing life challenges such as loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and the activation of patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. I also specialize in supporting clients in an exploring ways to create a life filled with greater meaning, purpose and fulfillment. I believe there is a center of deep wisdom within each of us, guiding us toward healing, integration and transformation. I will partner with you to co-create an environment that supports your healing and growth.
I am honored to work with clients experiencing life challenges such as loss, anxiety, depression, trauma, and the activation of patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back. I also specialize in supporting clients in an exploring ways to create a life filled with greater meaning, purpose and fulfillment. I believe there is a center of deep wisdom within each of us, guiding us toward healing, integration and transformation. I will partner with you to co-create an environment that supports your healing and growth.
(804) 415-7398 View (804) 415-7398
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Luke Giannini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23226
Now is a hyper stressful time and you are not alone! I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and am EMDRIA, EMDR trained. Do you feel anxious, have constant worry or feel on edge? Do you have a lack of interest, irregular sleep, fatigue, feel worthless or guilty, or an inability to concentrate? Do you fixate on past experiences, avoid certain people, places or things, or have blanks in your memory? If so, you do not have to continue to live like this, I can help.
Now is a hyper stressful time and you are not alone! I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and am EMDRIA, EMDR trained. Do you feel anxious, have constant worry or feel on edge? Do you have a lack of interest, irregular sleep, fatigue, feel worthless or guilty, or an inability to concentrate? Do you fixate on past experiences, avoid certain people, places or things, or have blanks in your memory? If so, you do not have to continue to live like this, I can help.
(804) 251-2021 x1 View (804) 251-2021 x1
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Agata Blaszkow
Pre-Licensed Professional, RIC
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23230
Agata Blaszkow is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) with over 3 years of experience in the mental health field. Agata works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, trauma, gender identity, and life transitions.
Agata Blaszkow is a Resident in Counseling (RIC) with over 3 years of experience in the mental health field. Agata works with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, ADHD, grief, trauma, gender identity, and life transitions.
(804) 373-4499 View (804) 373-4499
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Cynthia Repanshek
Psychologist, LCP
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23235
My name is Cynthia (Cyndi) Repanshek, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I am located in Fredericksburg, VA, but I see patients throughout Virginia via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and OCD. I see therapy as a collaborative process. I am not dedicated to a sole modality, and I would like to work with you to determine what type of therapy is the best fit. I work with adults of all ages. I have treated a wide range of diagnoses, including adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
My name is Cynthia (Cyndi) Repanshek, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I am located in Fredericksburg, VA, but I see patients throughout Virginia via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in anxiety, stress, depression, and OCD. I see therapy as a collaborative process. I am not dedicated to a sole modality, and I would like to work with you to determine what type of therapy is the best fit. I work with adults of all ages. I have treated a wide range of diagnoses, including adult ADHD, anxiety, depression, and OCD.
(804) 567-7441 View (804) 567-7441
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Nyeesha Thompson
MS, FNP-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
Seeking to achieve your goals? Join me, Nyeesha Thompson, a seasoned Nurse Practitioner with expertise in health and wellness. I specialize in primary care and mental health, offering personalized coaching to empower you in mind, body, and spirit. My coaching approach is tailored to your needs, bridging physical well-being and mental health. Ready to redefine happiness and feel accomplished? Learn how my coaching can assist you. Book a coaching or counseling session to start your transformative journey today.
Seeking to achieve your goals? Join me, Nyeesha Thompson, a seasoned Nurse Practitioner with expertise in health and wellness. I specialize in primary care and mental health, offering personalized coaching to empower you in mind, body, and spirit. My coaching approach is tailored to your needs, bridging physical well-being and mental health. Ready to redefine happiness and feel accomplished? Learn how my coaching can assist you. Book a coaching or counseling session to start your transformative journey today.
(804) 348-1196 View (804) 348-1196
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Marilyn Finch Williams, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Richmond, VA 23221  (Online Only)
I believe trusting clients' innate ability to understand and heal themselves. This belief also guides my work with family, couples' and children's issues. I help clients access their own emotional intelligence - awareness that a lack of confidence and support often block. I can help clients discover and articulate their desired change. I use techniques from different traditions - primarily Family Systems, Self and Developmental Psychology, cognitive/behavioral approaches, but believe primarily in the healing power of relationship.
I believe trusting clients' innate ability to understand and heal themselves. This belief also guides my work with family, couples' and children's issues. I help clients access their own emotional intelligence - awareness that a lack of confidence and support often block. I can help clients discover and articulate their desired change. I use techniques from different traditions - primarily Family Systems, Self and Developmental Psychology, cognitive/behavioral approaches, but believe primarily in the healing power of relationship.
(571) 620-6517 View (571) 620-6517
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Andrea Renea Gregg-Martin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VA 23224
CONGRATULATIONS for making the decision to pursue this therapeutic endeavor!! I applaud you for having the courage to gain insight and take the necessary steps in creating and maintaining a better life for yourself. It is my professional goals to aid in eliminating the stigma that has greatly plagued the subject of mental health and to continue to be a catalyst in assisting individuals and families in successfully navigating their distinctive healing journeys. I am looking forward to working with you.
CONGRATULATIONS for making the decision to pursue this therapeutic endeavor!! I applaud you for having the courage to gain insight and take the necessary steps in creating and maintaining a better life for yourself. It is my professional goals to aid in eliminating the stigma that has greatly plagued the subject of mental health and to continue to be a catalyst in assisting individuals and families in successfully navigating their distinctive healing journeys. I am looking forward to working with you.
(804) 336-3508 View (804) 336-3508

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Richmond, VA

1,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Richmond, VA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Richmond, VA see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.