Here’s What Your Therapist Really Wants You to Know

6. They don’t talk about your personal life to others

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Your secrets are safe with your therapist — for the most part. | iStock.com/endopack

You might think your life is a complete whirlwind fit for its own memoir, but don’t expect your therapist to discuss your personal life with anyone else — even other people in the field. The American Psychological Association says confidentiality is of the utmost importance in the therapy world, and there are only a few exceptions. If you’re at immediate risk or could put the public in danger, your therapist will need to share this information. They’re also required to report instances of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. It’s all for your protection, though — otherwise, feel free to spill all of your secrets during your sessions without any fear.

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