Therapists in Lafayette County, WI

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Cindy Vee Milner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Darlington, WI 53530  (Online Only)
I have been providing therapy for over 30 years, specializing in treating anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and individuals with disabilities. Life provides us with numerous challenges and struggles, however, I have found that we have the ability to create many do-overs during our life-time. Therapy is a great way to create change, learn self-acceptance and heal.
I have been providing therapy for over 30 years, specializing in treating anxiety, panic attacks, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, relationship issues and individuals with disabilities. Life provides us with numerous challenges and struggles, however, I have found that we have the ability to create many do-overs during our life-time. Therapy is a great way to create change, learn self-acceptance and heal.
(414) 369-2932 View (414) 369-2932
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Stephanie Cocagne
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Darlington, WI 53530
Thank you for looking at my profile. As a counselor I try to get know each person who enters my office. We will work together to identify your goals and develop a plan to achieve them.
Thank you for looking at my profile. As a counselor I try to get know each person who enters my office. We will work together to identify your goals and develop a plan to achieve them.
(815) 402-3238 View (815) 402-3238
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Kari Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Darlington, WI 53530
CWM Counseling LLC is always accepting new clients, however I am not at this time. Feel free to reach out to 608-348-5088 to get started! - Throughout life we travel across a variety of paths. Some paths have a nicely paved sidewalk, no cracks or bumps causing us to stumble along the journey. Most of the time, however, our paths take a little clearing and careful steps to get us to our destination. I am passionate about assisting clients in clearing and learning how to navigate their paths. When we meet together you will be greeted with enthusiasm, humor, and the tools to clear and navigate the tribulations in front of you.
CWM Counseling LLC is always accepting new clients, however I am not at this time. Feel free to reach out to 608-348-5088 to get started! - Throughout life we travel across a variety of paths. Some paths have a nicely paved sidewalk, no cracks or bumps causing us to stumble along the journey. Most of the time, however, our paths take a little clearing and careful steps to get us to our destination. I am passionate about assisting clients in clearing and learning how to navigate their paths. When we meet together you will be greeted with enthusiasm, humor, and the tools to clear and navigate the tribulations in front of you.
(608) 490-9234 View (608) 490-9234

Online Therapists

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Brie Pero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53718
I believe that effective therapy starts with a strong therapeutic relationship, so I try to bring humor and my authentic self into sessions. I want to provide a space where clients feel heard, validated, and understood. I am open to exploring a variety of interventions approaches, so that a client’s needs and wants are met in a way that fits them best.
I believe that effective therapy starts with a strong therapeutic relationship, so I try to bring humor and my authentic self into sessions. I want to provide a space where clients feel heard, validated, and understood. I am open to exploring a variety of interventions approaches, so that a client’s needs and wants are met in a way that fits them best.
(608) 208-6434 View (608) 208-6434
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Maria Butts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
Maria Butts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's degree in Social Work with emphasis on Behavioral Mental Health. Maria can help a client by meeting them where they are at. She prides herself on adaptability and flexibility when it comes to day-to- day concerns, as life is ever changing. Maria takes a very individualized approach in therapy and collaborates with clients to ensure they are going at a pace they consider manageable. Maria provides a warm, empathetic, and understanding environment to allow clients to share freely without fear of judgement.
Maria Butts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wisconsin who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Master's degree in Social Work with emphasis on Behavioral Mental Health. Maria can help a client by meeting them where they are at. She prides herself on adaptability and flexibility when it comes to day-to- day concerns, as life is ever changing. Maria takes a very individualized approach in therapy and collaborates with clients to ensure they are going at a pace they consider manageable. Maria provides a warm, empathetic, and understanding environment to allow clients to share freely without fear of judgement.
(608) 336-5755 View (608) 336-5755
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Rosa Daneshvar
Counselor, CRC, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monona, WI 53716
Previously I worked as a chemical engineer, but I wasn’t satisfied. I couldn’t see the direct impact of my work and I craved the intimacy of working directly with people. So, I became a therapist. I enjoy helping those with trauma, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I have training in EMDR and brainspotting. The impact and power these techniques have in helping a person to heal disturbing memories and experiences fascinates me. I use a client-centered approach, following your lead on goals and what you’d like to explore. I believe in a human’s innate potential to heal.
Previously I worked as a chemical engineer, but I wasn’t satisfied. I couldn’t see the direct impact of my work and I craved the intimacy of working directly with people. So, I became a therapist. I enjoy helping those with trauma, anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I have training in EMDR and brainspotting. The impact and power these techniques have in helping a person to heal disturbing memories and experiences fascinates me. I use a client-centered approach, following your lead on goals and what you’d like to explore. I believe in a human’s innate potential to heal.
(608) 680-2820 View (608) 680-2820
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Elizabeth Schrimpf
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
Elizabeth Schrimpf is a licensed professional counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI with a community mental health counseling focusing on young adults and individuals transitioning from one stage of life to another. Elizabeth believes in a holistic, whole-person approach to care focused on learning to manage and process complicated emotions. Her main areas of focus include anxiety and depression, grief, burnout and adjusting to lifestyle changes such as divorce/relationship end, parenthood and retirement.
Elizabeth Schrimpf is a licensed professional counselor, who has been practicing since 2014. She graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI with a community mental health counseling focusing on young adults and individuals transitioning from one stage of life to another. Elizabeth believes in a holistic, whole-person approach to care focused on learning to manage and process complicated emotions. Her main areas of focus include anxiety and depression, grief, burnout and adjusting to lifestyle changes such as divorce/relationship end, parenthood and retirement.
(608) 200-5433 View (608) 200-5433
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Mikayla T Phan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, C-PD, ADHDCSP
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53725  (Online Only)
I bring to the table over 20 years of experience and research in one single disorder, ADHD. My previous role as an ADHD Coach helping individuals, couples, and families has now transitioned into a new role in psychotherapy as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in ADHD. I also offer formal ADHD diagnostic testing for children and adults. My ADHD treatment emphasizes education on ADHD and strategies designed to manage symptoms. Challenges within relationships are also a focus, especially to strengthen relationships affected by ADHD.
I bring to the table over 20 years of experience and research in one single disorder, ADHD. My previous role as an ADHD Coach helping individuals, couples, and families has now transitioned into a new role in psychotherapy as a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in ADHD. I also offer formal ADHD diagnostic testing for children and adults. My ADHD treatment emphasizes education on ADHD and strategies designed to manage symptoms. Challenges within relationships are also a focus, especially to strengthen relationships affected by ADHD.
(608) 315-5919 View (608) 315-5919
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Claire Schulz Bergman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53704
Are you overly critical of yourself? Do you have difficulty making decisions because you struggle with anxiety or lack self-trust? Do you find yourself putting everyone else’s needs before your own to the point of exhaustion? Have you experienced a significant loss but feel like you don’t have the time or don't know how to process your grief? If this sounds familiar, you probably feel like it’s time for change. This might mean relief from second guessing yourself, or the ability to navigate difficult emotions, or developing the tools to live with more confidence, peace and ease.
Are you overly critical of yourself? Do you have difficulty making decisions because you struggle with anxiety or lack self-trust? Do you find yourself putting everyone else’s needs before your own to the point of exhaustion? Have you experienced a significant loss but feel like you don’t have the time or don't know how to process your grief? If this sounds familiar, you probably feel like it’s time for change. This might mean relief from second guessing yourself, or the ability to navigate difficult emotions, or developing the tools to live with more confidence, peace and ease.
(608) 719-3660 View (608) 719-3660
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Zoë Whaley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sauk City, WI 53583  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with individuals who have been impacted by traumatic and/or distressing life experiences and circumstances. Attachment wounds as well as single incident traumas are ruptures that result in a sense of disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world. This is an adaptive reaction to abnormal events. In time, you may realize that living life in ‘survival’ mode is no longer serving you. You may feel disengaged from those around you, numb or empty, or feel ‘too’ sensitive, emotional, or reactionary. Connecting with others may feel overwhelming. You are deserving and capable of growth, connection, and healing.
I specialize in working with individuals who have been impacted by traumatic and/or distressing life experiences and circumstances. Attachment wounds as well as single incident traumas are ruptures that result in a sense of disconnection from ourselves, others, and the world. This is an adaptive reaction to abnormal events. In time, you may realize that living life in ‘survival’ mode is no longer serving you. You may feel disengaged from those around you, numb or empty, or feel ‘too’ sensitive, emotional, or reactionary. Connecting with others may feel overwhelming. You are deserving and capable of growth, connection, and healing.
(608) 200-2458 View (608) 200-2458
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Courtney M Lalond
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
My name is Courtney LaLond. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been practicing for about 5 years now. I have 4 years of experience working with children ages 5-18, along with adults with persistent mental health disorders. I work with people from young children to seniors. I am experienced in working with people with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and other persistent mental health disorders.
(414) 240-0984 View (414) 240-0984
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Jennifer Fortune
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, APSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53711
Are you tired of feeling sad and anxious? Are you ready to live the life you want instead of the life you feel stuck in? Are you seeking support as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? If you are looking for a therapist who balances a humorous, direct approach with warmth and individual support, I’ll be a good fit for helping you create change. I specialize in working with clients who are exploring gender identity, healing family conflict and transgenerational trauma, and helping neurodiverse individuals navigate a world designed for neurotypical people.
Are you tired of feeling sad and anxious? Are you ready to live the life you want instead of the life you feel stuck in? Are you seeking support as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community? If you are looking for a therapist who balances a humorous, direct approach with warmth and individual support, I’ll be a good fit for helping you create change. I specialize in working with clients who are exploring gender identity, healing family conflict and transgenerational trauma, and helping neurodiverse individuals navigate a world designed for neurotypical people.
(608) 344-6755 View (608) 344-6755
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Annie Olivia Mesich
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53704
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy can be tough, but I want you to enjoy your progress as you work with me! If you have a great sense of humor and believe that laughter is the best medicine I may be a good fit for you. We will tailor our approach to your needs and preferences.
Therapy can be tough, but I want you to enjoy your progress as you work with me! If you have a great sense of humor and believe that laughter is the best medicine I may be a good fit for you. We will tailor our approach to your needs and preferences.
(608) 420-3209 View (608) 420-3209
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Jeff Hamm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CAPSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53703
I work with adults, especially those grappling with aging-related issues and the effects of cognitive changes in themselves or their loved ones. Our work together will be guided by your needs, desires, and goals. This might include working on challenging relationships, loss and grief, difficult life transitions, depression, anxiety, or critical life decisions. For individuals and families on the dementia journey, I offer support, education, validation, referrals, and assistance in planning. I am happy to consult with family members on an as-needed basis. I am also willing to meet at a client’s home as needed and appropriate.
I work with adults, especially those grappling with aging-related issues and the effects of cognitive changes in themselves or their loved ones. Our work together will be guided by your needs, desires, and goals. This might include working on challenging relationships, loss and grief, difficult life transitions, depression, anxiety, or critical life decisions. For individuals and families on the dementia journey, I offer support, education, validation, referrals, and assistance in planning. I am happy to consult with family members on an as-needed basis. I am also willing to meet at a client’s home as needed and appropriate.
(608) 889-3035 View (608) 889-3035
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Karla Angel
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53711
I work with people who want to build confidence - in themselves, their relationships, and their paths forward. My 1:1 clients feel overwhelmed, burnt out, and they often say they have imposter syndrome. Our work focuses on improving the relationship they have with themselves so that they have more peace and balance in their daily lives.
I work with people who want to build confidence - in themselves, their relationships, and their paths forward. My 1:1 clients feel overwhelmed, burnt out, and they often say they have imposter syndrome. Our work focuses on improving the relationship they have with themselves so that they have more peace and balance in their daily lives.
(608) 650-6025 View (608) 650-6025
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Sheryl Pickering
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beloit, WI 53511
Waitlist for new clients
I strive to provide an environment for clients that is free of judgment in which clients feel safe to explore any issue that they are facing. My core belief is that all people have an innate ability and drive to achieve an overall state of happiness, comfort, and satisfaction with their lives. When given the tools that they need to move forward towards these goals, people will achieve the fulfillment that they have been hoping for. I will work with clients to identify any obstacles to personal fulfillment and incorporate evidence-based treatment techniques in order to overcome these barriers.
I strive to provide an environment for clients that is free of judgment in which clients feel safe to explore any issue that they are facing. My core belief is that all people have an innate ability and drive to achieve an overall state of happiness, comfort, and satisfaction with their lives. When given the tools that they need to move forward towards these goals, people will achieve the fulfillment that they have been hoping for. I will work with clients to identify any obstacles to personal fulfillment and incorporate evidence-based treatment techniques in order to overcome these barriers.
(608) 208-6950 View (608) 208-6950
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Trisha Broihahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fitchburg, WI 53719
The stress of being a woman in today’s society is significantly overlooked. We’re expected to excel in school, have full-time careers, raise a family, keep the house clean and the pantry stocked, make homecooked meals, keep up with society’s ever-changing standard of “beauty,” exercise and eat healthy, maintain a close group of friends, and have strong relationships with our partners. We do all this while battling intrusive thoughts of perfectionism, low-self worth, poor body image, and never-ending guilt. Even when we feel like we’re drowning and there’s nothing left of us to give, we continue to put other's first.
The stress of being a woman in today’s society is significantly overlooked. We’re expected to excel in school, have full-time careers, raise a family, keep the house clean and the pantry stocked, make homecooked meals, keep up with society’s ever-changing standard of “beauty,” exercise and eat healthy, maintain a close group of friends, and have strong relationships with our partners. We do all this while battling intrusive thoughts of perfectionism, low-self worth, poor body image, and never-ending guilt. Even when we feel like we’re drowning and there’s nothing left of us to give, we continue to put other's first.
(515) 650-3051 View (515) 650-3051
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Payton Lindner
MMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Madison, WI 53703
Yo! I’m Payton, I’m an openly queer + nonbinary human and my pronoun are they/she! I think that humans are the coolest. My philosophy as an Identity Doula + Healing Practitioner takes into consideration that every human and every situation is different, thus unique tools and approaches are required for unique people and things. Sessions with me will go beyond standard talk therapy, as it is my personal and professional opinion that humans often heal with art, movement, visuals, embodiment, activities, and music better than they do with standard talk therapy alone. (Try to think of this as fun and exciting, not scary or awkward!)
Yo! I’m Payton, I’m an openly queer + nonbinary human and my pronoun are they/she! I think that humans are the coolest. My philosophy as an Identity Doula + Healing Practitioner takes into consideration that every human and every situation is different, thus unique tools and approaches are required for unique people and things. Sessions with me will go beyond standard talk therapy, as it is my personal and professional opinion that humans often heal with art, movement, visuals, embodiment, activities, and music better than they do with standard talk therapy alone. (Try to think of this as fun and exciting, not scary or awkward!)
(629) 230-3151 View (629) 230-3151
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DBT Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fitchburg, WI 53711
“I dont deserve to be happy” or “ I feel like I’m all over the place” or "I am an emotional mess.” Can you identify with any variation of this? I know what you are going through and can help. I can help teach you effective ways in which to control your emotions and feel comfortable in your own skin. Along the way, I hope to develop a working relationship with you and guide you in developing positive habits that can help you find a life worth living. Additionally, DBT Counseling now offers RO DBT (Radically Open DBT) which has been proven effective in treating Chronic Depression, Resistant Anxiety Disorders and other challenges.
“I dont deserve to be happy” or “ I feel like I’m all over the place” or "I am an emotional mess.” Can you identify with any variation of this? I know what you are going through and can help. I can help teach you effective ways in which to control your emotions and feel comfortable in your own skin. Along the way, I hope to develop a working relationship with you and guide you in developing positive habits that can help you find a life worth living. Additionally, DBT Counseling now offers RO DBT (Radically Open DBT) which has been proven effective in treating Chronic Depression, Resistant Anxiety Disorders and other challenges.
(404) 949-8275 View (404) 949-8275
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Mimi E Porat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Madison, WI 53713
As a therapist, I so value the healing potential of human connection. Emotion and suffering are natural reactions to life, and the ability to sit with and process life’s challenges with another person can be a gift. Sharing moments of loss, shame, joy, and disappointment can lead to stronger self-acceptance and connection with others. I strive to be welcoming, open, and empathetic to all clients who walk through the door.
As a therapist, I so value the healing potential of human connection. Emotion and suffering are natural reactions to life, and the ability to sit with and process life’s challenges with another person can be a gift. Sharing moments of loss, shame, joy, and disappointment can lead to stronger self-acceptance and connection with others. I strive to be welcoming, open, and empathetic to all clients who walk through the door.
(414) 409-5379 View (414) 409-5379

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lafayette County, WI

< 10

Therapists in Lafayette County, WI who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Medicaid
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lafayette County, WI see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lafayette County?

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.