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Mara Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
Hello for and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Excited to say I am currently accepting clients! I offer compassionate, heart-and-soul-centered, nonjudgmental, supportive, strengths-based therapy in the comfort of your own home via telehealth. I work with teens, kids, families, parents, individuals and couples. I am trained at Simmons College and Harvard Medical School. You deserve the BEST! I became a therapist because I LOVE PEOPLE and I want to support you becoming the person you always wanted to be. I am not adverse to walking through tough stuff and lingering issues from the past and present that need healing.
Hello for and thank you for taking the time to view my profile. Excited to say I am currently accepting clients! I offer compassionate, heart-and-soul-centered, nonjudgmental, supportive, strengths-based therapy in the comfort of your own home via telehealth. I work with teens, kids, families, parents, individuals and couples. I am trained at Simmons College and Harvard Medical School. You deserve the BEST! I became a therapist because I LOVE PEOPLE and I want to support you becoming the person you always wanted to be. I am not adverse to walking through tough stuff and lingering issues from the past and present that need healing.
(413) 207-0984 View (413) 207-0984
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Roger Chabot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, NewYork, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
I have worked in a variety settings serving a diverse population of clients. Among these are, young adults , chronic illness patients , Veterans and the LGBTQ community. Life is often filled with challenges , transitions and change. Psychotherapy can help weather these storms in a way that is healthy and promotes individual growth. In my work, I assist clients in their personal quests for greater self acceptance and understanding . At times, this work can focus on changes in thought patterns and behaviors as well improving coping skills. When trauma and loss are creating obstacles to living a fulfilling life, I provide a trauma -informed and compassionate approach to care.
I have worked in a variety settings serving a diverse population of clients. Among these are, young adults , chronic illness patients , Veterans and the LGBTQ community. Life is often filled with challenges , transitions and change. Psychotherapy can help weather these storms in a way that is healthy and promotes individual growth. In my work, I assist clients in their personal quests for greater self acceptance and understanding . At times, this work can focus on changes in thought patterns and behaviors as well improving coping skills. When trauma and loss are creating obstacles to living a fulfilling life, I provide a trauma -informed and compassionate approach to care.
(413) 728-5077 View (413) 728-5077
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Lisa Lutton
MPC, RSMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
Do you feel unsatisfied by life? Wish you felt a sense of meaning and purpose? Do you struggle with a merciless self-critic? Perhaps you're feeling anxious or depressed. These are all painful experiences that can leave you feeling hopeless, helpless, and alone. You may have developed self-destructive ways of coping, relying on an addiction or an eating disorder to get by. There is hope, and there is help. The counseling and therapy I offer can be an effective approach to addressing the root causes of your pain, so you can find relief and deep healing.
Do you feel unsatisfied by life? Wish you felt a sense of meaning and purpose? Do you struggle with a merciless self-critic? Perhaps you're feeling anxious or depressed. These are all painful experiences that can leave you feeling hopeless, helpless, and alone. You may have developed self-destructive ways of coping, relying on an addiction or an eating disorder to get by. There is hope, and there is help. The counseling and therapy I offer can be an effective approach to addressing the root causes of your pain, so you can find relief and deep healing.
(413) 551-3064 View (413) 551-3064
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Behavior Support/Executive Function-Jessica Drohan
MA, BCBA, LABA
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
About Me: I am a behavior consultant and child and parent coach. My specialty and passion is providing in depth Behavior Support and Executive Functioning Coaching to both parents and their children. I specialize in Autism, ADHD, Executive Functioning Challenges and general behavior support. I also provide support for IEP, 504, and other school meetings, sleep training support, and toilet training support. Now offering virtual and in-person friendship groups. E-mail or call for more information.
About Me: I am a behavior consultant and child and parent coach. My specialty and passion is providing in depth Behavior Support and Executive Functioning Coaching to both parents and their children. I specialize in Autism, ADHD, Executive Functioning Challenges and general behavior support. I also provide support for IEP, 504, and other school meetings, sleep training support, and toilet training support. Now offering virtual and in-person friendship groups. E-mail or call for more information.
(413) 324-4427 View (413) 324-4427
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Elizabeth V Roberts
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
People come to psychologists to find answers, get help, and feel better. Often the true nature and deep complexity of any challenge take time to reveal themselves. As a psychologist and neuropsychologist, I help children, families, and adults with the tools of psychotherapy, neuropsychological testing, legal/forensic evaluation, and consultation. My background in human development is central to my person-centered approach. My special interests include girls and women, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, neurologic conditions, employment, and life transitions.
People come to psychologists to find answers, get help, and feel better. Often the true nature and deep complexity of any challenge take time to reveal themselves. As a psychologist and neuropsychologist, I help children, families, and adults with the tools of psychotherapy, neuropsychological testing, legal/forensic evaluation, and consultation. My background in human development is central to my person-centered approach. My special interests include girls and women, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, neurologic conditions, employment, and life transitions.
(413) 728-5023 View (413) 728-5023
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Meg Von Glahn
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT, APSATS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lenox, MA 01240
I offer non-judgmental, confidential, and supportive individual, marriage, couples and group therapy. We will co-create a roadmap to help you recover and heal from the trauma of betrayal, sexual compulsive behaviors, and intimacy wounds. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes. In my practice I use an evidenced based attachment therapy, touching on current and past relational bonds. We will consider where you may be stuck.
I offer non-judgmental, confidential, and supportive individual, marriage, couples and group therapy. We will co-create a roadmap to help you recover and heal from the trauma of betrayal, sexual compulsive behaviors, and intimacy wounds. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes. In my practice I use an evidenced based attachment therapy, touching on current and past relational bonds. We will consider where you may be stuck.
(224) 207-4162 View (224) 207-4162
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Jenna N Knauss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
I specialize in working with clients who may benefit from more intensive couple or family treatment. I work collaboratively with my patients to better understand what is impeding their ability to grow, develop, and thrive as an individual and in relationships. My goal is to facilitate a patient experience that provides a space for exploration and discovery. Through this collaborative process, we may also use our relationship as a way to better understand interpersonal dynamics and/or challenges that exist in other areas in your life.
I specialize in working with clients who may benefit from more intensive couple or family treatment. I work collaboratively with my patients to better understand what is impeding their ability to grow, develop, and thrive as an individual and in relationships. My goal is to facilitate a patient experience that provides a space for exploration and discovery. Through this collaborative process, we may also use our relationship as a way to better understand interpersonal dynamics and/or challenges that exist in other areas in your life.
(413) 889-1004 View (413) 889-1004
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Eric Krawczyk
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a customized approach for individuals, couples, families and adolescents with a variety of skill deficits, adjustment symptoms and trauma. My areas of expertise include mood regulation, sensory perception, promoting self leadership, encouraging self acceptance, facilitating healing, instilling hope, awakening vitality, inspiring joy, enriching relationships, and fostering connections with nature, self and others.
I offer a customized approach for individuals, couples, families and adolescents with a variety of skill deficits, adjustment symptoms and trauma. My areas of expertise include mood regulation, sensory perception, promoting self leadership, encouraging self acceptance, facilitating healing, instilling hope, awakening vitality, inspiring joy, enriching relationships, and fostering connections with nature, self and others.
(413) 241-5472 View (413) 241-5472
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Ani (Anne) Nadler Grosser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
In my 30 years as a therapist with individuals, couples and groups, I have been a sustaining presence and catalyst for people to open to new possibilities for themselves and make life-affirming choices. My specialties include couples counseling, relationship and women's issues, group facilitation. I am a Certified Imago Relationships therapist and a Safe Conversations Leader (safeconversations.com). I facilitate a bi-weekly Women's Healing and Empowerment Group. Currently I only see clients on zoom. At this time, I am only accepting new referrals for couples therapy.
In my 30 years as a therapist with individuals, couples and groups, I have been a sustaining presence and catalyst for people to open to new possibilities for themselves and make life-affirming choices. My specialties include couples counseling, relationship and women's issues, group facilitation. I am a Certified Imago Relationships therapist and a Safe Conversations Leader (safeconversations.com). I facilitate a bi-weekly Women's Healing and Empowerment Group. Currently I only see clients on zoom. At this time, I am only accepting new referrals for couples therapy.
(413) 676-9923 View (413) 676-9923
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Valerie A Sheehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
Are you struggling just to get through the day? Do you look to others for approval? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you lack the courage to be your "authentic self"? Have you been acting "as if" you're okay, but really feel like you're "not good enough", "defective", and "unlovable"? Do you feel hopeless? I'd like to help. I am a compassionate and interactive therapist who will provide a safe, and non-judgemental environment where you can safely explore your feelings and develop curiosity about your life. Let me help you rediscover your strengths, your authentic self and your unique truth.
Are you struggling just to get through the day? Do you look to others for approval? Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you lack the courage to be your "authentic self"? Have you been acting "as if" you're okay, but really feel like you're "not good enough", "defective", and "unlovable"? Do you feel hopeless? I'd like to help. I am a compassionate and interactive therapist who will provide a safe, and non-judgemental environment where you can safely explore your feelings and develop curiosity about your life. Let me help you rediscover your strengths, your authentic self and your unique truth.
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Joy Ruben Welts
Counselor, LMHC, LADC, LCAT, BCDMT, ERYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lenox, MA 01240
Not accepting new clients
You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or something else. Whatever the issue, therapy can offer valuable support and insight. I'm licensed as a mental health counselor, alcohol and drug counselor, and creative arts therapist. I've worked in inpatient psychiatric and eating disorder treatment, intensive outpatient addictions treatment, residential treatment for adolescents with severe trauma, and community outpatient mental health and addictions treatment. In my practice, I work with adults dealing with a wide range of mental health issues.
You may be dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, ADHD, or something else. Whatever the issue, therapy can offer valuable support and insight. I'm licensed as a mental health counselor, alcohol and drug counselor, and creative arts therapist. I've worked in inpatient psychiatric and eating disorder treatment, intensive outpatient addictions treatment, residential treatment for adolescents with severe trauma, and community outpatient mental health and addictions treatment. In my practice, I work with adults dealing with a wide range of mental health issues.
(413) 414-5002 View (413) 414-5002
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Marc Aronoff
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
Waitlist for new clients
I believe everyone has the capacity to change and improve the quality of their life, no matter what has happened. My style of counseling combines working with insight and cognitive therapy, which explores past events in light of how the choices we now make affect well - being. I also utilize an awareness approach, whereby, getting in touch and releasing the feelings in the body helps to create a new sense of relief and empowerment.
I believe everyone has the capacity to change and improve the quality of their life, no matter what has happened. My style of counseling combines working with insight and cognitive therapy, which explores past events in light of how the choices we now make affect well - being. I also utilize an awareness approach, whereby, getting in touch and releasing the feelings in the body helps to create a new sense of relief and empowerment.
(413) 314-3539 View (413) 314-3539
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Rebecca Walsh
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
I work with a diverse group of individuals. In my experience,​ the people who find their way to me are the people I work best with.
I work with a diverse group of individuals. In my experience,​ the people who find their way to me are the people I work best with.
(413) 728-5657 View (413) 728-5657
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Hannah JP Keator
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
I have knowledge and experience in working with all ages on a variety of different issues including life changes/events, behavioral issues, mood disruptions, self esteem and desire to reach ones full potential. I have worked in out-patient and in-patient mental health over the past twenty years and have provided treatment and support for those in medical and psychiatric settings throughout Massachusetts. Emotional safety, comfort, trust and confidentiality are crucial to the therapeutic relationship and is a priority in my treatment with clients.
I have knowledge and experience in working with all ages on a variety of different issues including life changes/events, behavioral issues, mood disruptions, self esteem and desire to reach ones full potential. I have worked in out-patient and in-patient mental health over the past twenty years and have provided treatment and support for those in medical and psychiatric settings throughout Massachusetts. Emotional safety, comfort, trust and confidentiality are crucial to the therapeutic relationship and is a priority in my treatment with clients.
(413) 274-4538 View (413) 274-4538
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Alexa Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everything you need to heal is already within you. My hope is to support you in seeking out and nurturing your inherent strengths and wisdom. As your ally, my focus is on offering space and compassion as we work together to embrace your most authentic self. Get to know and forgive the parts within you that have been rejected, judged, or shamed. Build self validation and mindfulness skills to manage anxiety and enhance your sense of self worth. Work through and let go of past traumas and loss with compassion for yourself. Learn to tap into your strengths with intention and direct your energy towards what best serves you.
Everything you need to heal is already within you. My hope is to support you in seeking out and nurturing your inherent strengths and wisdom. As your ally, my focus is on offering space and compassion as we work together to embrace your most authentic self. Get to know and forgive the parts within you that have been rejected, judged, or shamed. Build self validation and mindfulness skills to manage anxiety and enhance your sense of self worth. Work through and let go of past traumas and loss with compassion for yourself. Learn to tap into your strengths with intention and direct your energy towards what best serves you.
(413) 300-5959 View (413) 300-5959
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Jesse A Goodman
MD
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. I am also a medical doctor, and am able to prescribe medication, when medication is indicated. I help my patients learn about themselves and their relationships by discovering the underlying problem and addressing that directly. Treatment that works facilitates internal change that lasts. I learn a lot about you from listening to your story of yourself and your life. Also, we both learn a lot from reflecting on our interactions with each other.
I have over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I specialize in treating adults with anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. I am also a medical doctor, and am able to prescribe medication, when medication is indicated. I help my patients learn about themselves and their relationships by discovering the underlying problem and addressing that directly. Treatment that works facilitates internal change that lasts. I learn a lot about you from listening to your story of yourself and your life. Also, we both learn a lot from reflecting on our interactions with each other.
(413) 298-6185 View (413) 298-6185
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Lisa Loustaunau
Not Verified Not Verified
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
"It is my intention to be of service in your journey, to support you in being all of who you are and live from your authenticity. To help you find the courage to know and express your real needs, to feel all of your feelings, and to let go of the defense patterns that limit your experience of aliveness and do not serve your higher purpose."
"It is my intention to be of service in your journey, to support you in being all of who you are and live from your authenticity. To help you find the courage to know and express your real needs, to feel all of your feelings, and to let go of the defense patterns that limit your experience of aliveness and do not serve your higher purpose."
(203) 763-4385 View (203) 763-4385
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Jules Giggie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
As a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience, my style is described as warm, empathic and open. Many clients begin treatment with a general sense of unease, based on anxiety, depression and loss. We work collaboratively at ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to gain clarity on processing experiences. Then, we carefully build coping techniques and skills to achieve healthier, happier ways of moving through the world.
As a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience, my style is described as warm, empathic and open. Many clients begin treatment with a general sense of unease, based on anxiety, depression and loss. We work collaboratively at ways of thinking, feeling and behaving to gain clarity on processing experiences. Then, we carefully build coping techniques and skills to achieve healthier, happier ways of moving through the world.
(857) 663-0855 View (857) 663-0855
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Sascha Griffing
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240
Are you curious about how therapy can empower you to live a more fulfilling life? As a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, I provide a collaborative, compassionate space promoting self-discovery and growth. I specialize in helping clients navigate life transitions, including relationship, pregnancy and parenting issues, career changes, and the complexities of gender diversity. I am also experienced in supporting individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. Through extensive work with trauma survivors, I have developed a profound appreciation for resilience and the inherent potential for healing.
Are you curious about how therapy can empower you to live a more fulfilling life? As a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of experience, I provide a collaborative, compassionate space promoting self-discovery and growth. I specialize in helping clients navigate life transitions, including relationship, pregnancy and parenting issues, career changes, and the complexities of gender diversity. I am also experienced in supporting individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. Through extensive work with trauma survivors, I have developed a profound appreciation for resilience and the inherent potential for healing.
(917) 410-0858 View (917) 410-0858
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Elaine Theodore
EdM, C-IAYT, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Lenox, MA 01240  (Online Only)
I am a certified Yoga Therapist and mental health/trauma clinician with over 25 years experience treating adults, adolescents and their families. I believe in the mind/body connection as well as 'talk therapy,' to address the whole person, offering simple tools to increase coping skills so you can regulate emotions and become aware of triggers. I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, anxiety, chronic stress and depression. In my practice, you will be able to talk about your challenges to gain insight and perspective as well as learn yoga therapy tools specifically designed for you.
I am a certified Yoga Therapist and mental health/trauma clinician with over 25 years experience treating adults, adolescents and their families. I believe in the mind/body connection as well as 'talk therapy,' to address the whole person, offering simple tools to increase coping skills so you can regulate emotions and become aware of triggers. I specialize in helping you with trauma recovery, anxiety, chronic stress and depression. In my practice, you will be able to talk about your challenges to gain insight and perspective as well as learn yoga therapy tools specifically designed for you.
(781) 790-4767 View (781) 790-4767
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 01240

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 01240 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
71% Grief
59% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Tufts
47% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 01240 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 01240?

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.

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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.