Therapists in Camas, WA

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Patricia M Myers (Accepting New Clients)
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
I am committed to and passionate about helping individuals, couples and families needing help with relationships, difficult thoughts and emotions, the effects of trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions. I believe this helping relationship is fostered by positive regard, genuineness and empathy. Together with a client’s curiosity and willingness to discover and learn new things, hope and healing is possible. I am also a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and I specialize in helping those struggling with troublesome/compulsive sex and love behaviors, using individual, couple and group counseling (Also for partners).
I am committed to and passionate about helping individuals, couples and families needing help with relationships, difficult thoughts and emotions, the effects of trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions. I believe this helping relationship is fostered by positive regard, genuineness and empathy. Together with a client’s curiosity and willingness to discover and learn new things, hope and healing is possible. I am also a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and I specialize in helping those struggling with troublesome/compulsive sex and love behaviors, using individual, couple and group counseling (Also for partners).
(360) 302-4084 View (360) 302-4084
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Jessica Seay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
If you are seeking support for relationship issues, burnout related to work, parenting or high performance or to address past and or recent trauma, we may be a good fit. Often something in our present life invites us back to the pain that may have been untended too. Symptoms like depression and anxiety, burnout, anger, emptiness, or numbness can point us back to places that need healing. Together we will listen to the story our bodies, symptoms, or behaviors are telling you so you can find your way back to yourself and restore connection in your life.
If you are seeking support for relationship issues, burnout related to work, parenting or high performance or to address past and or recent trauma, we may be a good fit. Often something in our present life invites us back to the pain that may have been untended too. Symptoms like depression and anxiety, burnout, anger, emptiness, or numbness can point us back to places that need healing. Together we will listen to the story our bodies, symptoms, or behaviors are telling you so you can find your way back to yourself and restore connection in your life.
(360) 317-0541 View (360) 317-0541
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Beth Ann Bloomfield-Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, LPC
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
Many times in life we find ourselves stuck in a phase of this is just how it is right now. Frequently during those phases, the only thing we can do is hang on, keep our heads above water, and wait for life to settle. Once the how it is phase comes to an end, there is commonly a new version of our life that emerges, and there is work to be done. Work that we may have never done before, challenges that seem so great that we have no idea where to begin. Luckily, you do not have to do this alone.
Many times in life we find ourselves stuck in a phase of this is just how it is right now. Frequently during those phases, the only thing we can do is hang on, keep our heads above water, and wait for life to settle. Once the how it is phase comes to an end, there is commonly a new version of our life that emerges, and there is work to be done. Work that we may have never done before, challenges that seem so great that we have no idea where to begin. Luckily, you do not have to do this alone.
(360) 347-9450 View (360) 347-9450
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Meredith Bacon
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
I am a relational based therapist who seeks to help clients become the best version of themselves. I value authenticity, creativity, and genuine connection. I believe that change is possible when individuals feel safe and supported. I use attachment, psychodynamic, and emotionally focused therapies to help clients explore what is currently happening in their life and consider how things could be different.
I am a relational based therapist who seeks to help clients become the best version of themselves. I value authenticity, creativity, and genuine connection. I believe that change is possible when individuals feel safe and supported. I use attachment, psychodynamic, and emotionally focused therapies to help clients explore what is currently happening in their life and consider how things could be different.
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John P Hahn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, SUDP
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
I have been a therapist since 1985, specializing in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, co-parenting, long-term substance use recovery, and adult children of alcoholic or dysfunctional families. After graduating with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I moved from Indiana to the Pacific Northwest and have called it home ever since. I enjoy biking, hiking, science and spending time with my family. My passion is in working with people who are curious about themselves. I work with adults and couples and have extensive background with substance abuse treatment and recovery.
I have been a therapist since 1985, specializing in relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, co-parenting, long-term substance use recovery, and adult children of alcoholic or dysfunctional families. After graduating with a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I moved from Indiana to the Pacific Northwest and have called it home ever since. I enjoy biking, hiking, science and spending time with my family. My passion is in working with people who are curious about themselves. I work with adults and couples and have extensive background with substance abuse treatment and recovery.
(360) 564-5763 View (360) 564-5763
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Trayc Foskett
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607
Not accepting new clients
When life throws you a curveball, even if it's an expected curve, it can take your feet right out from under you. It is my hope in counseling to help you find your footing again. To help you discover the strengths you didn't know or may have forgotten, you have within you. I work with individuals, couples, and families to find hope when you are knocked off your feet by some curves like interpersonal relationship distress, infidelity, empty nest, chapter of life changes, worry, work stress, and parent/adult relationships. Needing to remember who you were created to be? Reach out. Let's talk. (check spam for my email replies, please)
When life throws you a curveball, even if it's an expected curve, it can take your feet right out from under you. It is my hope in counseling to help you find your footing again. To help you discover the strengths you didn't know or may have forgotten, you have within you. I work with individuals, couples, and families to find hope when you are knocked off your feet by some curves like interpersonal relationship distress, infidelity, empty nest, chapter of life changes, worry, work stress, and parent/adult relationships. Needing to remember who you were created to be? Reach out. Let's talk. (check spam for my email replies, please)
(360) 300-4263 View (360) 300-4263
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Built For Better Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MVF-CSW, CAGCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
Welcome to Built for Better Counseling, a small Veteran-owned therapy practice with a mission to improve mental health access for men in Washington and Oregon.
Welcome to Built for Better Counseling, a small Veteran-owned therapy practice with a mission to improve mental health access for men in Washington and Oregon.
(360) 516-4799 View (360) 516-4799
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Trauma Coach | Debra Jenkins | Share the Flame LLC
MA, MS, PhD, TICC, CPC-c
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
My name is Debra (Debi) Jenkins. I am a Cultural and Betrayal Trauma Developmental Life Coach at Share the Flame LLC. I support clients who experience betrayal as trauma on relational, sexual, faith-based, societal, institutional, racial, and or workplace levels. I coach adults (individuals, couples, or those in need of a support group) to process cultural trauma/racialized trauma and minoritization, developmental life trauma, and or sexual betrayal trauma APSATS trained and MBAT-RC trained at the intersections of their lived experiences. I partner to "dismantle oppression one layer in need of healing at a time."
My name is Debra (Debi) Jenkins. I am a Cultural and Betrayal Trauma Developmental Life Coach at Share the Flame LLC. I support clients who experience betrayal as trauma on relational, sexual, faith-based, societal, institutional, racial, and or workplace levels. I coach adults (individuals, couples, or those in need of a support group) to process cultural trauma/racialized trauma and minoritization, developmental life trauma, and or sexual betrayal trauma APSATS trained and MBAT-RC trained at the intersections of their lived experiences. I partner to "dismantle oppression one layer in need of healing at a time."
(360) 347-9317 View (360) 347-9317
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Jake Jacob Hawbaker
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607
I believe we were created for relationships. Relationships can bring healing, wholeness and happiness. However, despite their powerful role in our life, they can be extremely difficult to manage and can cause us a lot of pain and stress. This is where I hope to be able to help you. I love working with individuals, couples and families to help them on the their road to finding peace and joy in their relationships. At Charis Counseling Associates you will find an accepting and understanding atmosphere where you can be open about the real struggles of life.
I believe we were created for relationships. Relationships can bring healing, wholeness and happiness. However, despite their powerful role in our life, they can be extremely difficult to manage and can cause us a lot of pain and stress. This is where I hope to be able to help you. I love working with individuals, couples and families to help them on the their road to finding peace and joy in their relationships. At Charis Counseling Associates you will find an accepting and understanding atmosphere where you can be open about the real struggles of life.
(360) 329-9033 View (360) 329-9033
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Mariana Nabila Evans
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
What do you want most out of life, your relationships, and the experience of being you? The key to healing is within you and in therapy I can support you in overcoming the obstacles that have gotten in the way.
What do you want most out of life, your relationships, and the experience of being you? The key to healing is within you and in therapy I can support you in overcoming the obstacles that have gotten in the way.
(360) 614-2264 View (360) 614-2264
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Maria N Bloomfield
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, CPA
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
Life often requires multi-tasking and keeping up with the fast pace. For many of us, it is hard to stop and find the time to attend to the soul. Inevitably, the soul demands attention, and periods of confusion, crisis, illness, or life transition can transform into opportunities for depth work. Anger, stress, illness, anxiety, and depression do not exist in a vacuum and involve a complex interplay of personal, familial, and cultural dynamics.
Life often requires multi-tasking and keeping up with the fast pace. For many of us, it is hard to stop and find the time to attend to the soul. Inevitably, the soul demands attention, and periods of confusion, crisis, illness, or life transition can transform into opportunities for depth work. Anger, stress, illness, anxiety, and depression do not exist in a vacuum and involve a complex interplay of personal, familial, and cultural dynamics.
(360) 218-3283 View (360) 218-3283
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Transformation Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, CDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607
Life can be very complicated and the strongest people might need a little help to work through some of the challenges. Do you find yourself struggling with stress, addiction, anxiety, depression, low self-worth and feeling defeated? You have tried everything on your own and nothing seemed to work. You have difficulty navigating your emotions, thoughts, decisions, relationships, and other issues–I will help you connect with yourself, analyze your behavior/emotions; help you gain insight to make decisions and build your self-esteem. You are not alone! I will be beside you as we work through the challenges together.
Life can be very complicated and the strongest people might need a little help to work through some of the challenges. Do you find yourself struggling with stress, addiction, anxiety, depression, low self-worth and feeling defeated? You have tried everything on your own and nothing seemed to work. You have difficulty navigating your emotions, thoughts, decisions, relationships, and other issues–I will help you connect with yourself, analyze your behavior/emotions; help you gain insight to make decisions and build your self-esteem. You are not alone! I will be beside you as we work through the challenges together.
(360) 837-5509 View (360) 837-5509
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Chelsea E. Brandenburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
I believe in our innate capacity to heal and to find our own answers to life's challenges. For over 17 years I have helped couples and individuals find stability when they are struggling with relationships, anxiety and stress. I specialize in Anxiety, Couples Counseling, PTSD, Identity and Spirituality. I am proud to work with military veterans and service members as well as law enforcement officers, first responders and their families. As a former adjunct faculty member in a Couples and Family Therapy graduate program, I am practiced in working with couples with a wide variety of presenting concerns.
I believe in our innate capacity to heal and to find our own answers to life's challenges. For over 17 years I have helped couples and individuals find stability when they are struggling with relationships, anxiety and stress. I specialize in Anxiety, Couples Counseling, PTSD, Identity and Spirituality. I am proud to work with military veterans and service members as well as law enforcement officers, first responders and their families. As a former adjunct faculty member in a Couples and Family Therapy graduate program, I am practiced in working with couples with a wide variety of presenting concerns.
(360) 732-8544 View (360) 732-8544
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Deborah Connors
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, CFLE, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607
I believe every person can find a way toward strength, growth, and healing, but I also know it can be hard to be alone in the process. Hi, I'm Deborah! I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing unexpected challenges, trauma, life transitions, complex relationship and family dynamic issues. I'm passionate about the possibility of meaningful change, because I've been on the other side. That's why I strive to help others find hope through the storm, freedom from the obstacles they face to realize healing, restore relationships and experience abundant living.
I believe every person can find a way toward strength, growth, and healing, but I also know it can be hard to be alone in the process. Hi, I'm Deborah! I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing unexpected challenges, trauma, life transitions, complex relationship and family dynamic issues. I'm passionate about the possibility of meaningful change, because I've been on the other side. That's why I strive to help others find hope through the storm, freedom from the obstacles they face to realize healing, restore relationships and experience abundant living.
(360) 869-0367 View (360) 869-0367
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Jen Cieslewicz
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
I delight in helping teens and young adults discover muscles they didn't realize they had. Using a strength-based and compassionate approach, I help teens and young adults identify the root cause of their struggles and teach them new and more helpful coping techniques. My clients routinely report improved mood, better emotion regulation, and deeper connections with their families and friends. I am convinced that a little therapeutic support now can empower teens and young adults to go on to live happier, healthier, and more engaged lives.
I delight in helping teens and young adults discover muscles they didn't realize they had. Using a strength-based and compassionate approach, I help teens and young adults identify the root cause of their struggles and teach them new and more helpful coping techniques. My clients routinely report improved mood, better emotion regulation, and deeper connections with their families and friends. I am convinced that a little therapeutic support now can empower teens and young adults to go on to live happier, healthier, and more engaged lives.
(360) 732-8562 View (360) 732-8562
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Alexandra Hepburn
Counselor, PhD, CC
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
Loss, grief, life transitions - these are part of everyone's life. We need support, and need to feel safe in order to explore our emotional, somatic, cognitive, and spiritual responses to change. We may use the Enneagram, explore mindful awareness, images and dreams, body sensations, and parts of our personality: the inner critic, the scared child, the seeker. For some, climate change is also a source of grief and anxiety. I offer sand play as a rich resource for in-person clients. Our focus is on healing and growth, more peace of mind, expanded self-awareness, and a deeper sense of meaning.
Loss, grief, life transitions - these are part of everyone's life. We need support, and need to feel safe in order to explore our emotional, somatic, cognitive, and spiritual responses to change. We may use the Enneagram, explore mindful awareness, images and dreams, body sensations, and parts of our personality: the inner critic, the scared child, the seeker. For some, climate change is also a source of grief and anxiety. I offer sand play as a rich resource for in-person clients. Our focus is on healing and growth, more peace of mind, expanded self-awareness, and a deeper sense of meaning.
(206) 569-6834 View (206) 569-6834
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Liliya Webb
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
As a psychologist specializing in pediatric psychology, I frequently encounter families seeking evaluations for a variety of reasons, including concerns related to ADHD, learning differences, and emotional or behavioral challenges. Parents and educators often observe learning difficulties or notice behavioral and emotional issues that require further understanding. Through comprehensive evaluations, I aim to provide valuable insights into your child's cognitive, academic, and emotional/behavioral functioning. These evaluations serve as a roadmap to help your child gain mastery and confidence in navigating their challenges.
As a psychologist specializing in pediatric psychology, I frequently encounter families seeking evaluations for a variety of reasons, including concerns related to ADHD, learning differences, and emotional or behavioral challenges. Parents and educators often observe learning difficulties or notice behavioral and emotional issues that require further understanding. Through comprehensive evaluations, I aim to provide valuable insights into your child's cognitive, academic, and emotional/behavioral functioning. These evaluations serve as a roadmap to help your child gain mastery and confidence in navigating their challenges.
(360) 443-5411 View (360) 443-5411
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Jenna Paulsen
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607
Do you feel like you can't get away from spiraling thoughts and never ending emotional turmoil? You may feel confused, anxious, tired and disappointed with life. Whether you are a child, adolescent or young adult struggling to find connection, grieving a loss, facing isolation, or bombarded by thoughts of anxiousness, I am here to help. These feelings and thoughts may show up in various areas in life including academia, relationships, physical symptoms, and emotional distress.
Do you feel like you can't get away from spiraling thoughts and never ending emotional turmoil? You may feel confused, anxious, tired and disappointed with life. Whether you are a child, adolescent or young adult struggling to find connection, grieving a loss, facing isolation, or bombarded by thoughts of anxiousness, I am here to help. These feelings and thoughts may show up in various areas in life including academia, relationships, physical symptoms, and emotional distress.
(360) 218-0672 View (360) 218-0672
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Anna Sharpe
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camas, WA 98607  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m a licensed counselor with 16 years of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family issues, relationship problems and general life challenges. My therapy style is warm, accepting and respectful. I honor each client’s right and ability to make their own choices and decisions, and see my role as a helper and guide. I see clients in Washington state and Oregon and work exclusively over telehealth. I'm not current accepting new clients but I do have a waitlist.
I’m a licensed counselor with 16 years of experience helping people with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, family issues, relationship problems and general life challenges. My therapy style is warm, accepting and respectful. I honor each client’s right and ability to make their own choices and decisions, and see my role as a helper and guide. I see clients in Washington state and Oregon and work exclusively over telehealth. I'm not current accepting new clients but I do have a waitlist.
(360) 732-8064 View (360) 732-8064
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Sway Positive™, PLLC dba Sway+®
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, SUDP
Verified Verified
Camas, WA 98607
Life is about how we experience the world around us. The current landscape of the world has led to increased stress and isolation. I can offer support and teach skills to help navigate current struggles. These skills will help create a toolbox that can be used throughout the changes and challenges life brings. I believe we are most successful when we have self-awareness, that prior experiences have a great impact on how we view ourselves and how we function in our lives. I can help integrate difficult life experiences into current reality so you can achieve a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
Life is about how we experience the world around us. The current landscape of the world has led to increased stress and isolation. I can offer support and teach skills to help navigate current struggles. These skills will help create a toolbox that can be used throughout the changes and challenges life brings. I believe we are most successful when we have self-awareness, that prior experiences have a great impact on how we view ourselves and how we function in our lives. I can help integrate difficult life experiences into current reality so you can achieve a more fulfilled and meaningful life.
(360) 519-5733 View (360) 519-5733

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Camas, WA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Camas, WA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
72% Grief
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
52% PacificSource

How Therapists in Camas, WA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Camas?

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.