Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

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Andrea Bowes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Not Verified Not Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life's transitions. Combining cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches, I provide a unique approach tailored to the individuals and families that I work with. And, as a certified trauma specialist I work with both acute and complex trauma issues, in the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder.
I have over 25 years of clinical experience helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life's transitions. Combining cutting edge innovative techniques with a broad assortment of traditional approaches, I provide a unique approach tailored to the individuals and families that I work with. And, as a certified trauma specialist I work with both acute and complex trauma issues, in the understanding that trauma truly is in the eye of the beholder.
(414) 376-4099 x105 View (414) 376-4099 x105
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Kevin O'Brien Whole Life Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, IMH-II
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
Thank for finding your way to my page. Chances are, no matter what your specific concern, you arrived here because you want to feel better, and you want important relationships in your life to work better. My goal is to facilitate your capacity to do both, as I have done with many individuals, couples and families over the past 30 years. Living a whole life, for a whole lifetime, is both worthy of our effort and possible. My practice is faith-, culture- and sexual orientation-friendly. Come as you are, we will utilize every resource to undo the knots and reweave the fabric of your life in more satisfying ways. Online capacity.
(414) 255-0805 View (414) 255-0805
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Vincent Vogt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am a licensed professional counselor who earned a Master's degree in psychotherapy from Marquette University. I have a breadth of experience working with adults in both individual and group settings. I primarily work with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, relationship issues, loneliness, trauma, grief, boundaries, substance abuse, stress management, or adjustment issues. I have found it very helpful to approach therapy from a holistic mindset with special focus on the therapeutic relationship.
I am a licensed professional counselor who earned a Master's degree in psychotherapy from Marquette University. I have a breadth of experience working with adults in both individual and group settings. I primarily work with people seeking help with depression, anxiety, PTSD, life transitions, relationship issues, loneliness, trauma, grief, boundaries, substance abuse, stress management, or adjustment issues. I have found it very helpful to approach therapy from a holistic mindset with special focus on the therapeutic relationship.
(262) 588-4098 View (262) 588-4098
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Barbara Bartlein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Are you feeling a bit down lately? Struggling to find joy in your daily life or feeling stuck professionally? Let's work together to develop a strategy that can bring about the positive changes you're seeking. As a supportive and empathetic counselor, I'm here to listen and provide the resources you need.
Are you feeling a bit down lately? Struggling to find joy in your daily life or feeling stuck professionally? Let's work together to develop a strategy that can bring about the positive changes you're seeking. As a supportive and empathetic counselor, I'm here to listen and provide the resources you need.
(414) 867-2335 View (414) 867-2335
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Christine Hansburg-Hotson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC, CEAP, ICSE
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Accepting New Patients. Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. She is an empathetic listener whose style of therapy is focused on being open and frank with a realistic approach. Her goal is to help people feel competent and positive about their lives; or make realistic changes to get to where they wish to be.
Accepting New Patients. Christine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in drug and alcohol treatment. She is an empathetic listener whose style of therapy is focused on being open and frank with a realistic approach. Her goal is to help people feel competent and positive about their lives; or make realistic changes to get to where they wish to be.
(414) 626-1675 View (414) 626-1675
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Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Sometimes life can get chaotic and you don't know which direction to go or who to turn to. Whether you are dealing with family issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, or everyday anxiety, Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC is here to help. An olive branch represents peace, and if you are ready to find peace in your life, we are here to help.
Sometimes life can get chaotic and you don't know which direction to go or who to turn to. Whether you are dealing with family issues, parenting challenges, career transitions, or everyday anxiety, Olive Branch Therapy and Family Services LLC is here to help. An olive branch represents peace, and if you are ready to find peace in your life, we are here to help.
(414) 626-0404 x53207 View (414) 626-0404 x53207
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Julianne Manske Rollefson
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
Has your life changed in a way that has left you feeling untethered? Loss is an inherent aspect of change — loss of comfortable routines and settings, parts of our identities, the vision of how we thought our lives would look, and relationships and people we hold dear. These losses reverberate and impact how we approach and react to all aspects of our lives, and I’m here to help you sort through which of your behaviors are serving you and offer unconditional support as you learn to leave behind those that are not. We'll work together to strengthen your self-knowledge and trust in your ability to handle whatever life brings.
(414) 240-2217 View (414) 240-2217
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Cindy Fonseca
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53209  (Online Only)
Immediate Virtual-only openings! Life can be challenging and can contribute to feeling overwhelmed, anxious and unsupported. The everyday demands of work, family and other obligations can take a tremendous toll on our energy, motivation and self-esteem. It is difficult to know where to start when thinking about change. Therapy can help you take a pause, ease stress, and ‘give back to yourself’. When you place more priority in yourself, you are better able to focus, feel more clarity, peace and purpose in your life. I am here to assist you in your journey toward healing and change.
Immediate Virtual-only openings! Life can be challenging and can contribute to feeling overwhelmed, anxious and unsupported. The everyday demands of work, family and other obligations can take a tremendous toll on our energy, motivation and self-esteem. It is difficult to know where to start when thinking about change. Therapy can help you take a pause, ease stress, and ‘give back to yourself’. When you place more priority in yourself, you are better able to focus, feel more clarity, peace and purpose in your life. I am here to assist you in your journey toward healing and change.
(520) 462-4906 View (520) 462-4906
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Jennifer Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Jen Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from Mount Mary College with a Masters in Counseling and a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health. Jen works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She addresses various diagnoses and mental health concerns, such as: mood disorders, anxiety and depression, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, addictions, relationships, as well as trauma.
Jen Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC), and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) who has been practicing since 2012. She graduated from Mount Mary College with a Masters in Counseling and a Post-Masters Certificate in Clinical Mental Health. Jen works with children, adolescents, adults and families. She addresses various diagnoses and mental health concerns, such as: mood disorders, anxiety and depression, parenting issues, ADHD, stress management, addictions, relationships, as well as trauma.
(414) 348-4715 View (414) 348-4715
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Mindful Bliss Mediation Motivation
Counselor, MA, LPC-IT, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Are you tired of going through life struggling? Are you and your partner growing apart? Does life just seem so overwhelming for you? Is it work just getting out of the bed? Is it time for a mental health check up? Is it time to work through the stress and anxiety that life brings. Let Mindful Bliss help you reach your full potential. Let us help you work through strategies and coping skills so you can enjoy life again.
Are you tired of going through life struggling? Are you and your partner growing apart? Does life just seem so overwhelming for you? Is it work just getting out of the bed? Is it time for a mental health check up? Is it time to work through the stress and anxiety that life brings. Let Mindful Bliss help you reach your full potential. Let us help you work through strategies and coping skills so you can enjoy life again.
(262) 592-8720 View (262) 592-8720
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Cara Mastin
Counselor, MS, LPC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53210
My ideal client is a teen, adult, or couple that is in need of communication work, reframing and refocusing thoughts, or in need of asssistance with anxiety. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated on their journey to healthier mental practices and those seeking assistance.
My ideal client is a teen, adult, or couple that is in need of communication work, reframing and refocusing thoughts, or in need of asssistance with anxiety. I enjoy working with individuals who are motivated on their journey to healthier mental practices and those seeking assistance.
(414) 600-1504 View (414) 600-1504
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Carly Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Waitlist for new clients
Your journey towards healing and self-discovery begins today! Carly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Carly has eight years of direct clinical experience and specializes in working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression disorders and individuals facing adversity. Carly uses a variety of techniques including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems.
Your journey towards healing and self-discovery begins today! Carly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with her Substance Abuse Counseling in training license. Carly has eight years of direct clinical experience and specializes in working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns, trauma, anxiety and depression disorders and individuals facing adversity. Carly uses a variety of techniques including Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Motivational Interviewing and Internal Family Systems.
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Traci Gauthier
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, SAC
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Client centered therapy. Wholistically focused on all aspects of life. Trauma informed care. Brain based. Treatment is developed around your personal needs and what works for YOU. "The difference between a traumatic experience and trauma, is ONE person who cares." Be that person! Helping to calm the amygdalas of our community. Anxiety. Depression. PTSD. Autism. Goal development. Personal Growth. Identity. LGBTQ+
Client centered therapy. Wholistically focused on all aspects of life. Trauma informed care. Brain based. Treatment is developed around your personal needs and what works for YOU. "The difference between a traumatic experience and trauma, is ONE person who cares." Be that person! Helping to calm the amygdalas of our community. Anxiety. Depression. PTSD. Autism. Goal development. Personal Growth. Identity. LGBTQ+
(414) 775-3238 View (414) 775-3238
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Jade M Mueller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53211  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jade Mueller PhD and I'm honored to share my experiences with people who've been helped by the practice of psychology. They may have a feeling of loss, guilt, despair, anger or fear. They may be in the midst of a crisis of trauma, family disruption, chronic illness, aging or abuse. Together we look at all of it with 'kind eyes' and without judging. Often we can identify patterns, beliefs and experiences to heal or release that have led to setbacks in the past. They want support in developing or recovering their joy, confidence, self-worth and personal strengths. Clients can evolve toward their own vision of wholeness.
Hello, I'm Jade Mueller PhD and I'm honored to share my experiences with people who've been helped by the practice of psychology. They may have a feeling of loss, guilt, despair, anger or fear. They may be in the midst of a crisis of trauma, family disruption, chronic illness, aging or abuse. Together we look at all of it with 'kind eyes' and without judging. Often we can identify patterns, beliefs and experiences to heal or release that have led to setbacks in the past. They want support in developing or recovering their joy, confidence, self-worth and personal strengths. Clients can evolve toward their own vision of wholeness.
(414) 404-8084 x217 View (414) 404-8084 x217
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Amanda Volbrecht
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, SAC-IT
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Making impactful, long-lasting change can be difficult. Draining mental health symptoms, substance use, and trauma can contribute to making positive lasting change feel like an impossible and daunting task. I understand the importance of wanting to find that immediate relief, as well as identifying and treating the root of the problem. An essential part of our work is exploring the past and making connections between the past and present. I enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals, assisting them in their journey of learning about themselves, and helping them learn the skills they need to live a more meaningful life.
Making impactful, long-lasting change can be difficult. Draining mental health symptoms, substance use, and trauma can contribute to making positive lasting change feel like an impossible and daunting task. I understand the importance of wanting to find that immediate relief, as well as identifying and treating the root of the problem. An essential part of our work is exploring the past and making connections between the past and present. I enjoy getting to know my clients as individuals, assisting them in their journey of learning about themselves, and helping them learn the skills they need to live a more meaningful life.
(414) 348-5542 View (414) 348-5542
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Jennifer Webster
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53208  (Online Only)
I believe it is my role as a therapist to help support you in facilitating change in a nonjudgmental environment that offers accountability. We are a therapeutic team - you being the expert of your own experience and me being a sounding board for thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My therapeutic approach combines person centered therapy with aspects of cognitive behavioral (CBT), solutions focused, and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) therapies. This means we will implement skills for emotion regulation, communication, and facing anxiety while also making space to talk about your experiences.
I believe it is my role as a therapist to help support you in facilitating change in a nonjudgmental environment that offers accountability. We are a therapeutic team - you being the expert of your own experience and me being a sounding board for thoughts, feelings, and emotions. My therapeutic approach combines person centered therapy with aspects of cognitive behavioral (CBT), solutions focused, and dialectical-behavioral (DBT) therapies. This means we will implement skills for emotion regulation, communication, and facing anxiety while also making space to talk about your experiences.
(414) 207-6837 View (414) 207-6837
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Sara Goetz - Integrative Wellness And Nutrition Certified Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Over the past 12 years, I have worked with individuals, families, and couples in a variety of capacities; at a hospital, clinic, community behavioral health organization, and within school settings. I went to graduate school to specifically study how each aspect of our system plays a part in our overall mental and physical health. I’m also certified in Integrative Wellness and Nutrition for Mental Health as well as Addiction Counseling. Feeling better requires changes within your entire system. One’s system might include family, friends, work, exercise, nutrition, school, social activities, alone time, running errands, chores, etc.
Over the past 12 years, I have worked with individuals, families, and couples in a variety of capacities; at a hospital, clinic, community behavioral health organization, and within school settings. I went to graduate school to specifically study how each aspect of our system plays a part in our overall mental and physical health. I’m also certified in Integrative Wellness and Nutrition for Mental Health as well as Addiction Counseling. Feeling better requires changes within your entire system. One’s system might include family, friends, work, exercise, nutrition, school, social activities, alone time, running errands, chores, etc.
(262) 492-1090 View (262) 492-1090
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Sarah Jean McHugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Milwaukee, WI 53207
We all have strengths and weaknesses. In my practice, I like to uncover and nurture the many strengths that my clients possess. I encourage my clients to use these strengths to their advantage and to continually uncover additional strengths and resilience. Within my therapeutic approach, I use a variety of theories and modalities to assist in understanding and treating clients. I use existential and psychoanalytic theories which consider a person’s childhood experiences, attachments, and the deeper question of creating meaning in life.
We all have strengths and weaknesses. In my practice, I like to uncover and nurture the many strengths that my clients possess. I encourage my clients to use these strengths to their advantage and to continually uncover additional strengths and resilience. Within my therapeutic approach, I use a variety of theories and modalities to assist in understanding and treating clients. I use existential and psychoanalytic theories which consider a person’s childhood experiences, attachments, and the deeper question of creating meaning in life.
(262) 235-5989 View (262) 235-5989
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Evan Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
I am a therapist with a passion for healing trauma. My approach begins with creating a space where my clients feel safe, heard, and in control every step of the way. I believe that building a genuine connection is vital to the healing process, so I'd like to get to know you and your unique story. I view it as a privilege to walk with you through your past, help you understand your present, and guide you towards the future you're seeking.
I am a therapist with a passion for healing trauma. My approach begins with creating a space where my clients feel safe, heard, and in control every step of the way. I believe that building a genuine connection is vital to the healing process, so I'd like to get to know you and your unique story. I view it as a privilege to walk with you through your past, help you understand your present, and guide you towards the future you're seeking.
(414) 928-8492 View (414) 928-8492
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Kylee N Holbrook
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing a difficult time or difficult emotions and looking to learn new ways of coping? Or are you looking to let out your emotions in a safe space? I can be here with you every step of the way of your healing journey. We can work together to help you better understand yourself and what you want in your life. I want to help you to see the best in who you are and learn to practice self-care and embody self-love. In a world full of interconnectedness via social media, it can be difficult to connect with ourselves. I hope to help you learn to be happy being 100% authentically you!
Are you experiencing a difficult time or difficult emotions and looking to learn new ways of coping? Or are you looking to let out your emotions in a safe space? I can be here with you every step of the way of your healing journey. We can work together to help you better understand yourself and what you want in your life. I want to help you to see the best in who you are and learn to practice self-care and embody self-love. In a world full of interconnectedness via social media, it can be difficult to connect with ourselves. I hope to help you learn to be happy being 100% authentically you!
(414) 775-0578 View (414) 775-0578

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Milwaukee, WI

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Milwaukee, WI who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
63% Life Transitions
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Milwaukee, WI see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Milwaukee?

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.