Therapists in Langley, WA

Photo of Debby Elwell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Langley, WA
Debby Elwell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
My clients are multi-dimensional people - with physical, psychological and spiritual needs - who are doing the best they can to have a gratifying and meaningful life. My role as a therapist is to assist each person to expand their awareness of self and interactions with others, and to identify and change unsatisfying patterns and behaviors. Partners: When couples first start counseling, they often have a lot of anger, hurt, and sadness. Couples therapy is designed to find solutions to problems, express and let go of resentments, rebuild trust through good communication, and learn to live with different points of view.
My clients are multi-dimensional people - with physical, psychological and spiritual needs - who are doing the best they can to have a gratifying and meaningful life. My role as a therapist is to assist each person to expand their awareness of self and interactions with others, and to identify and change unsatisfying patterns and behaviors. Partners: When couples first start counseling, they often have a lot of anger, hurt, and sadness. Couples therapy is designed to find solutions to problems, express and let go of resentments, rebuild trust through good communication, and learn to live with different points of view.
(360) 663-4222 View (360) 663-4222
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Susan Houck Strom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
I work with adults and couples who want to better understand themselves as they work through challenges. I gather information and help generate ideas that support autonomy and healthy relationships. I support clients as they find strength in a challenging world, adjust to life transitions, and manage difficulties such as families, illness, grief, depression, and anxiety. Using EMDR therapy I can assist clients in processing and healing from personal trauma(s). I see therapy as an active and collaborative process. I am here to listen and to help you navigate a desired change.
I work with adults and couples who want to better understand themselves as they work through challenges. I gather information and help generate ideas that support autonomy and healthy relationships. I support clients as they find strength in a challenging world, adjust to life transitions, and manage difficulties such as families, illness, grief, depression, and anxiety. Using EMDR therapy I can assist clients in processing and healing from personal trauma(s). I see therapy as an active and collaborative process. I am here to listen and to help you navigate a desired change.
(360) 525-2115 View (360) 525-2115
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Dr. Lisa Fladager
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, BC-DMT, CMA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Langley, WA 98260
As a Jungian depth psychologist and dance/movement therapist I value authenticity, connecting with soul, the inner world, reconnecting body and soul, participating with curiosity in the flow of life, creativity, finding one's path, developing a compassionate inner witness, offering one's gifts, being present to what life brings.
As a Jungian depth psychologist and dance/movement therapist I value authenticity, connecting with soul, the inner world, reconnecting body and soul, participating with curiosity in the flow of life, creativity, finding one's path, developing a compassionate inner witness, offering one's gifts, being present to what life brings.
(360) 727-6655 View (360) 727-6655
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Artemis Mandala
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
Ah, this life! In the lyrics of an old song, ‘Nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be so hard’. I’ve spent most of my life dedicated to human connection- to self and other— bringing deep curiosity to how we can belong deeply to ourselves, and still be loved and belong deeply to one another. It’s not easy. Yet, it truly is possible. And, we need courage and guides along the way. That is where I can help. Our time together is a place where you can unfold yourself. Where you can learn to trust again. I am skilled at working in the deeper realms of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and above all intimacy and sexuality.
Ah, this life! In the lyrics of an old song, ‘Nobody said it was easy, no-one ever said it would be so hard’. I’ve spent most of my life dedicated to human connection- to self and other— bringing deep curiosity to how we can belong deeply to ourselves, and still be loved and belong deeply to one another. It’s not easy. Yet, it truly is possible. And, we need courage and guides along the way. That is where I can help. Our time together is a place where you can unfold yourself. Where you can learn to trust again. I am skilled at working in the deeper realms of grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, and above all intimacy and sexuality.
(360) 215-5850 View (360) 215-5850
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Daniel Algeo
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, CSC, CMI
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
Occasionally, it is difficult to discern our needs and desires during changing stages of life or after significant life events. During these times, we may be unable to see all our available choices. Additionally, we can experience self-defeating behaviors that are barriers to experiencing the full range of life. Sometimes this is based on learned belief systems causing faulty assumptions and cognitive distortions we have adopted about ourselves, others, and life. Through therapy, I provide counseling services to a wide variety of diverse adult clients, aiding their navigation of transforming life's obstacles into opportunities.
Occasionally, it is difficult to discern our needs and desires during changing stages of life or after significant life events. During these times, we may be unable to see all our available choices. Additionally, we can experience self-defeating behaviors that are barriers to experiencing the full range of life. Sometimes this is based on learned belief systems causing faulty assumptions and cognitive distortions we have adopted about ourselves, others, and life. Through therapy, I provide counseling services to a wide variety of diverse adult clients, aiding their navigation of transforming life's obstacles into opportunities.
(360) 539-1166 View (360) 539-1166
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Marie Krupa
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
I am excited to bring my practice to Whidbey Island and to join the team at Water’s Edge in beautiful Langley. I have been in the field of mental health for over 35 years in various capacities, including a full time therapist in private practice at Ballard Counseling Group. The primary focus of my work is to help individual clients with the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss issues, family dynamics, communication and boundary skills. My primary mode of therapy is a cognitive behavioral approach with heavy reliance on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
I am excited to bring my practice to Whidbey Island and to join the team at Water’s Edge in beautiful Langley. I have been in the field of mental health for over 35 years in various capacities, including a full time therapist in private practice at Ballard Counseling Group. The primary focus of my work is to help individual clients with the treatment of anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss issues, family dynamics, communication and boundary skills. My primary mode of therapy is a cognitive behavioral approach with heavy reliance on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
(360) 342-9317 View (360) 342-9317
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Eric Mulholland
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, EXAT, LMP
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
Greetings, and thanks for taking time to read more about me and my approach to therapy. If you are facing a life challenge, pursuing self-discovery, or seeking new ways to actualize personal/professional growth, talking with a mental health counselor may be the right next step. I'd like to assist you with your journey toward insight, offer tools for well-being, and support your pursuit to break unhealthy patterns. I enjoy working with folks from all walks of life, especially those within the LGBTQIA+ community.
Greetings, and thanks for taking time to read more about me and my approach to therapy. If you are facing a life challenge, pursuing self-discovery, or seeking new ways to actualize personal/professional growth, talking with a mental health counselor may be the right next step. I'd like to assist you with your journey toward insight, offer tools for well-being, and support your pursuit to break unhealthy patterns. I enjoy working with folks from all walks of life, especially those within the LGBTQIA+ community.
(206) 875-2865 View (206) 875-2865
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Susan S. Scott
Counselor, PhD, CMHC
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
Not accepting new clients
My practice is closed to new clients for now. Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington, my education and training is in Jungian analytical psychology. Emphasizing the creative principle in healing and growth, this work inspires a devotion to being honest and willing to self-reflect, then make life-enhancing changes in behavior and attitudes. I specialize in listening to, and collaborating with, the generative spark that is in-born within us all. In my book, Healing With Nature, I present fresh perspectives on the nature of psychological transformations.
My practice is closed to new clients for now. Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Washington, my education and training is in Jungian analytical psychology. Emphasizing the creative principle in healing and growth, this work inspires a devotion to being honest and willing to self-reflect, then make life-enhancing changes in behavior and attitudes. I specialize in listening to, and collaborating with, the generative spark that is in-born within us all. In my book, Healing With Nature, I present fresh perspectives on the nature of psychological transformations.
(206) 203-3539 View (206) 203-3539
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Charlene Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
I provide a unique combination of cognitive behavioral, soul centered, poetry and nature based therapies that guide you to discovering the strengths and gifts within yourself. My work is to empower and inspire you to take control of your life, and create a more positive and satisfying life that enables you to achieve your dreams.
I provide a unique combination of cognitive behavioral, soul centered, poetry and nature based therapies that guide you to discovering the strengths and gifts within yourself. My work is to empower and inspire you to take control of your life, and create a more positive and satisfying life that enables you to achieve your dreams.
(360) 215-3635 View (360) 215-3635
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Sarah Manchester Therapy, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked successfully with many people with many different diagnoses. Whether it's past trauma or abuse, depression, grief and loss, anger, anxiety, mood instability or low self esteem, I compassionately guide my clients in re-claiming their natural state of health and well being. I am committed to and respect the inherent human quality in all of my clients.
I have worked successfully with many people with many different diagnoses. Whether it's past trauma or abuse, depression, grief and loss, anger, anxiety, mood instability or low self esteem, I compassionately guide my clients in re-claiming their natural state of health and well being. I am committed to and respect the inherent human quality in all of my clients.
(360) 529-4794 View (360) 529-4794
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Patrick Moll-Nevins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
Anxiety, depression and other issues can take us off guard, blindsiding us by suddenly challenging our confidence, undermining our autonomy, and bringing to mind some of our most difficult experiences. It is common to assume these problems will go away on their own or if we just take a break. It is my experience that over time these problems reoccur in even more confusing and disorienting ways that might lead to crisis, leaving us feeling even more isolated and vulnerable. Sometimes the most difficult step is just asking for help, to place ourselves in a position of vulnerability.
Anxiety, depression and other issues can take us off guard, blindsiding us by suddenly challenging our confidence, undermining our autonomy, and bringing to mind some of our most difficult experiences. It is common to assume these problems will go away on their own or if we just take a break. It is my experience that over time these problems reoccur in even more confusing and disorienting ways that might lead to crisis, leaving us feeling even more isolated and vulnerable. Sometimes the most difficult step is just asking for help, to place ourselves in a position of vulnerability.
(360) 320-7834 View (360) 320-7834
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Susan M Cyr
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
I offer individual and group grief counseling to grievers. As a suicide-bereaved mother myself, I offer traumatic grief counseling to parents and other grievers. Because child loss can be so isolating, bereaved parents often find companionship in a group to be a comfort on this difficult lifelong path. While religious/spiritual notions can be a support, often they are not. As people of conscience, we can lean into what comforts and release what is no longer helpful; sometimes clients grapple with their changing beliefs in sessions. Traumatic grief often leads to changes in beliefs and I companion that exploration. I am a humanist.
I offer individual and group grief counseling to grievers. As a suicide-bereaved mother myself, I offer traumatic grief counseling to parents and other grievers. Because child loss can be so isolating, bereaved parents often find companionship in a group to be a comfort on this difficult lifelong path. While religious/spiritual notions can be a support, often they are not. As people of conscience, we can lean into what comforts and release what is no longer helpful; sometimes clients grapple with their changing beliefs in sessions. Traumatic grief often leads to changes in beliefs and I companion that exploration. I am a humanist.
(206) 800-8638 View (206) 800-8638
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Amy Lynn Peterson
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260  (Online Only)
How many of us wake up one day to discover we are living a life that does not quite fit who we are or what we want? We are stuck, anxious, and depressed, often without knowing why or what to do about it. Or maybe we do know why but aren't sure what our first steps should be to get ourselves moving again. What we do know, though, is that there is something more inside of us, that we have a "guiding star" that is just waiting to be discovered.
How many of us wake up one day to discover we are living a life that does not quite fit who we are or what we want? We are stuck, anxious, and depressed, often without knowing why or what to do about it. Or maybe we do know why but aren't sure what our first steps should be to get ourselves moving again. What we do know, though, is that there is something more inside of us, that we have a "guiding star" that is just waiting to be discovered.
(425) 541-8810 View (425) 541-8810
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Chris J Porter
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MHP, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Langley, WA 98260
Immediate openings for clients in WA and ID! My goal is to work as a committed team to address your most challenging mental health concerns. It is tough work facing and feeling things we typically want to avoid. As we get started, it’s important to ensure that you feel completely safe to bring your full self into session— thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Our time needs to be effective and results-driven, and in my years in practice I’ve built a skillset that utilizes evidence based practices (EBPs) in tandem with your unique strengths and innate talents and adds to your mental health toolbox.
Immediate openings for clients in WA and ID! My goal is to work as a committed team to address your most challenging mental health concerns. It is tough work facing and feeling things we typically want to avoid. As we get started, it’s important to ensure that you feel completely safe to bring your full self into session— thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Our time needs to be effective and results-driven, and in my years in practice I’ve built a skillset that utilizes evidence based practices (EBPs) in tandem with your unique strengths and innate talents and adds to your mental health toolbox.
(360) 322-1541 View (360) 322-1541
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Ian L Weiner M.A. L.M.H.C.
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
I embrace a solution focused cognitive behavioral approach to treatment within a humanistic framework. I help clients understand how underlying thoughts and belief systems impact behavior and trigger emotion. The outcome of healthy and integrated thinking opens up the opportunity for clients to grow and discover new modes of thinking and feeling. The result of which allows for a more meaningful and healthier way of living and relating to one's self and to the world.
I embrace a solution focused cognitive behavioral approach to treatment within a humanistic framework. I help clients understand how underlying thoughts and belief systems impact behavior and trigger emotion. The outcome of healthy and integrated thinking opens up the opportunity for clients to grow and discover new modes of thinking and feeling. The result of which allows for a more meaningful and healthier way of living and relating to one's self and to the world.
(425) 979-2156 View (425) 979-2156
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Hannah Guggenheim
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MFA
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
Waitlist for new clients
Intuitive, culturally sensitive, solution-based therapy can help you cultivate gratitude, understand nuance and heal. Our focus: wellbeing, self acceptance and your quest for ongoing transformation. I am a trauma informed practitioner supporting life transitions for individuals, couples and families. I work with adjustment difficulties and disorders, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, PTSD, ADHD, SPD, infertility and parent coaching. LGBTQ2SIA, gender affirming mental health therapy. I am a certified technology addiction specialist.
Intuitive, culturally sensitive, solution-based therapy can help you cultivate gratitude, understand nuance and heal. Our focus: wellbeing, self acceptance and your quest for ongoing transformation. I am a trauma informed practitioner supporting life transitions for individuals, couples and families. I work with adjustment difficulties and disorders, anxiety/depression, grief and loss, PTSD, ADHD, SPD, infertility and parent coaching. LGBTQ2SIA, gender affirming mental health therapy. I am a certified technology addiction specialist.
(360) 288-4772 View (360) 288-4772
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Chris Peterson
LMCHA, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260  (Online Only)
Life is about transitions, changing and growing in ways we don’t expect, don’t understand, and sometimes don’t enjoy very much, nonetheless always striving to become something more than we are right now. I’ve experienced many transitions in fifty years of life, and I’ve come to realize that we are going to change some kind of way. The greatest question is will we let life sweep us along, or will we choose to aim for a destination, collecting stories and wisdom – and yes, more than a few scars – as we go?
Life is about transitions, changing and growing in ways we don’t expect, don’t understand, and sometimes don’t enjoy very much, nonetheless always striving to become something more than we are right now. I’ve experienced many transitions in fifty years of life, and I’ve come to realize that we are going to change some kind of way. The greatest question is will we let life sweep us along, or will we choose to aim for a destination, collecting stories and wisdom – and yes, more than a few scars – as we go?
(360) 276-2207 View (360) 276-2207
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Diane Elizabeth
LMT, CST, HYP, MFA
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260
As helpful as traditional talk therapy can be, your mind is in every cell of your body, so creating shifts in your mind or body requires working with both. I work with mind and body at the same time: with bodywork (CranioSacral Therapy techniques) I can sense and help you release physical and energetic restrictions so your body can function more optimally, and with therapeutic dialoguing (Hypnotherapy techinques) I can help discover and transform internal conflict to help you feel at ease within yourself. My goal is to help you feel better from the very first session.
As helpful as traditional talk therapy can be, your mind is in every cell of your body, so creating shifts in your mind or body requires working with both. I work with mind and body at the same time: with bodywork (CranioSacral Therapy techniques) I can sense and help you release physical and energetic restrictions so your body can function more optimally, and with therapeutic dialoguing (Hypnotherapy techinques) I can help discover and transform internal conflict to help you feel at ease within yourself. My goal is to help you feel better from the very first session.
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Kyla Burford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ESA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Langley, WA 98260  (Online Only)
Often times, the only way out is through. You don’t have to make that journey alone. I will teach you skills to cope with your immediate challenges and I’ll support you with identifying and processing past experiences that are getting in the way of the life you want to live. Real change can be a scary, & sometimes painful, process but I will be in your corner, cheering you on & helping you access your strengths to move forward. Whether you are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, racial identity, ADHD, trauma, blended family, parenting, or something else, I would be honored to be part of your journey.
Often times, the only way out is through. You don’t have to make that journey alone. I will teach you skills to cope with your immediate challenges and I’ll support you with identifying and processing past experiences that are getting in the way of the life you want to live. Real change can be a scary, & sometimes painful, process but I will be in your corner, cheering you on & helping you access your strengths to move forward. Whether you are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, racial identity, ADHD, trauma, blended family, parenting, or something else, I would be honored to be part of your journey.
(360) 404-7239 View (360) 404-7239
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Bicoff-Smit Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Langley, WA 98260  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Is conversations with loved ones leaving you feeling hurt, misunderstood or sad? I am here to support you to better communicate your needs and to navigate through challenging periods in your relationships. I support individuals, families and couples to better understand the patterns in their relationships that may be the cause of stress, anxiety or unhappiness. I enjoy working with blended families as well as queer families. I’m a first generation immigrant and enjoy supporting other immigrants with acculturation as well as parenting.
Accepting new clients. Is conversations with loved ones leaving you feeling hurt, misunderstood or sad? I am here to support you to better communicate your needs and to navigate through challenging periods in your relationships. I support individuals, families and couples to better understand the patterns in their relationships that may be the cause of stress, anxiety or unhappiness. I enjoy working with blended families as well as queer families. I’m a first generation immigrant and enjoy supporting other immigrants with acculturation as well as parenting.
(360) 979-1773 View (360) 979-1773

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Number of Therapists in Langley, WA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Langley, WA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
79% Self Esteem
76% Grief
72% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Premera
72% BlueCross and BlueShield
72% Regence

How Therapists in Langley, WA see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Langley?

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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.