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Bengisu Yanmaz
LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! We all go through phases in life. Some days are sunny and some others with a lot of rain and storm. Anxiety, depression,life transitions,pre-postpartum anxiety&depression, difficulty focusing, and relationship problems with loved ones and/or in a professional setting are only a few of the problems every person deals in their life at some point. Even though they are part of our nature, these symptoms could be very overwhelming.
Accepting new clients! We all go through phases in life. Some days are sunny and some others with a lot of rain and storm. Anxiety, depression,life transitions,pre-postpartum anxiety&depression, difficulty focusing, and relationship problems with loved ones and/or in a professional setting are only a few of the problems every person deals in their life at some point. Even though they are part of our nature, these symptoms could be very overwhelming.
(857) 763-2107 View (857) 763-2107
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Sacks and Associates Counseling Center
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
Sally Sacks is a seasoned psychotherapist with years of experience. She takes an eclectic approach to counseling. "Use what works, and have a large bag of tricks!" Sally holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology, and a Richard Bandler certification in neurolingiustic programming (NLP). Sally is trained in hypnosis, and energy therapies. All of these skills help to teach people how to communicate effectively, and therefore improve all relationships.
Sally Sacks is a seasoned psychotherapist with years of experience. She takes an eclectic approach to counseling. "Use what works, and have a large bag of tricks!" Sally holds a Master's degree in Education/Psychology, and a Richard Bandler certification in neurolingiustic programming (NLP). Sally is trained in hypnosis, and energy therapies. All of these skills help to teach people how to communicate effectively, and therefore improve all relationships.
(978) 309-6205 View (978) 309-6205
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Mona Tye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
If you have tried everything to make yourself happy without lasting success, I invite you to work with me in a comfortable, nurturing environment on making the changes you may have been avoiding. You want someone safe to walk the path with you, a Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience in helping clients just like you. Together, we will map out a strategy that fits your lifestyle while we take time to consider your personal struggles. If you have been languishing for too long with depression, stress or anxiety, let me guide you toward understanding and living life more fully.
If you have tried everything to make yourself happy without lasting success, I invite you to work with me in a comfortable, nurturing environment on making the changes you may have been avoiding. You want someone safe to walk the path with you, a Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience in helping clients just like you. Together, we will map out a strategy that fits your lifestyle while we take time to consider your personal struggles. If you have been languishing for too long with depression, stress or anxiety, let me guide you toward understanding and living life more fully.
(978) 319-4179 View (978) 319-4179
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Michael J Cassella
Psychologist, MBA, PhD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718  (Online Only)
The focus of my nearly 30 years in practice is to assist people who find themselves in common yet challenging transitions in their lives. These difficult "phase of life" transitions are often accompanied by painful adjustment experiences including relationship issues, confusion with one's role, interests, or even personal or work identity, difficulty making decisions or taking action, challenges with feeling productive and making a contribution, and finding peace in one's overall experience of life.
The focus of my nearly 30 years in practice is to assist people who find themselves in common yet challenging transitions in their lives. These difficult "phase of life" transitions are often accompanied by painful adjustment experiences including relationship issues, confusion with one's role, interests, or even personal or work identity, difficulty making decisions or taking action, challenges with feeling productive and making a contribution, and finding peace in one's overall experience of life.
(978) 290-5810 View (978) 290-5810
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Karen Daniels
Counselor, LMHC, RN
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel that you are stuck, that you have been unable to change your behavior or develop the kinds of relationships you really want in your life? In therapy you can discover that change is possible, pain and challenges are inevitable, but suffering is optional. Within a safe and non judgmental relationship you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and gain insights as well as strategies to make changes.
Do you feel that you are stuck, that you have been unable to change your behavior or develop the kinds of relationships you really want in your life? In therapy you can discover that change is possible, pain and challenges are inevitable, but suffering is optional. Within a safe and non judgmental relationship you can explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, and gain insights as well as strategies to make changes.
(978) 613-3443 View (978) 613-3443
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Bronwen Wirta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
Our bodies are made to move. Research shows that our bodies and our minds respond to being in Nature. What better way to heal and regulate our nervous systems than by walking in Nature? Join me in nature-based therapy where we " walk and talk" or "sit and talk" together in Nature. We walk or sit together in the open meadows or wooded trails that are near the rivers and ponds of the Concord/Acton area. Using mindfulness and guided imagery practices while embraced by Nature, I help my clients find wholeness.
Our bodies are made to move. Research shows that our bodies and our minds respond to being in Nature. What better way to heal and regulate our nervous systems than by walking in Nature? Join me in nature-based therapy where we " walk and talk" or "sit and talk" together in Nature. We walk or sit together in the open meadows or wooded trails that are near the rivers and ponds of the Concord/Acton area. Using mindfulness and guided imagery practices while embraced by Nature, I help my clients find wholeness.
(978) 785-8169 View (978) 785-8169
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Virginia Bradley Hines
Counselor, PA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
Offering a compassionate, safe place in which you can explore current life challenges that may be difficult to face alone. Relationship conflicts, separations, loss, job changes, eating problems and other addictions, medical illness, mid-life and other transitions often require working in partnership with someone who can help you find your own inner resources to move forward in your life. I have thirty-six years of experience as a medical practitioner working with diverse populations, including college students, young, middle age and older adults. I bring that experience to my psychotherapy work, recognizing the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
Offering a compassionate, safe place in which you can explore current life challenges that may be difficult to face alone. Relationship conflicts, separations, loss, job changes, eating problems and other addictions, medical illness, mid-life and other transitions often require working in partnership with someone who can help you find your own inner resources to move forward in your life. I have thirty-six years of experience as a medical practitioner working with diverse populations, including college students, young, middle age and older adults. I bring that experience to my psychotherapy work, recognizing the whole person, mind, body and spirit.
(617) 936-8056 View (617) 936-8056
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Isabelle Thourot
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
My role as a therapist is to facilitate change, help you find the strength and skills to move forward in your life. Life is challenging and complex and can present us with obstacles too hard to face alone. Therapy can provide you with a renewed sense of hope, self-esteem, and positive tools to make changes. I have extensive training in therapies to meet your needs, be it cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed, or solution-focused. Whether you are facing major life transitions, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, or codependency in your relationships, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals.
My role as a therapist is to facilitate change, help you find the strength and skills to move forward in your life. Life is challenging and complex and can present us with obstacles too hard to face alone. Therapy can provide you with a renewed sense of hope, self-esteem, and positive tools to make changes. I have extensive training in therapies to meet your needs, be it cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-informed, or solution-focused. Whether you are facing major life transitions, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, or codependency in your relationships, we will work collaboratively to help you reach your goals.
(978) 221-2747 View (978) 221-2747
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Jeri Ryan PhD, LMHC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718  (Online Only)
I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I strive to create a safe place for you to explore and successfully address the challenges you bring to therapy. I specialize in treating trauma (chronic or recent). I am a certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTPII). Trauma is not necessarily a specific event; it can be the environment you breathe(d). I also work with depression, anxiety, hopeless grief, and communication issues.
I have been a psychotherapist for over 30 years. I strive to create a safe place for you to explore and successfully address the challenges you bring to therapy. I specialize in treating trauma (chronic or recent). I am a certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTPII). Trauma is not necessarily a specific event; it can be the environment you breathe(d). I also work with depression, anxiety, hopeless grief, and communication issues.
(978) 705-6066 View (978) 705-6066
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Suzanne E Lake
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718
I believe that one of the most important aspects of successful therapy is the connection between the therapist and the client. I offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust and mutual respect. I believe many clients have the unconscious wisdom to guide themselves through difficult life events, and my role is to help the individual explore and discover themselves. I use a strength based approach to healing and problem solving, while always providing unconditional respect and nonjudgmental regard for the individual's personal therapeutic journey.
I believe that one of the most important aspects of successful therapy is the connection between the therapist and the client. I offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust and mutual respect. I believe many clients have the unconscious wisdom to guide themselves through difficult life events, and my role is to help the individual explore and discover themselves. I use a strength based approach to healing and problem solving, while always providing unconditional respect and nonjudgmental regard for the individual's personal therapeutic journey.
(978) 505-8455 View (978) 505-8455
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Debra Newborg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have a passion for helping individuals reach their maximum potential and healthiest state, taking into account their current as well as past experiences. I feel passionate about working with children and adults with chronic illness as well as with those individuals dealing with loss and bereavement. I also believe strongly in the work that can be accomplished with individuals who have experienced a recent or past trauma and believe strongly in the individual's ability to achieve a healthy state with proper holistic healthcare.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I have a passion for helping individuals reach their maximum potential and healthiest state, taking into account their current as well as past experiences. I feel passionate about working with children and adults with chronic illness as well as with those individuals dealing with loss and bereavement. I also believe strongly in the work that can be accomplished with individuals who have experienced a recent or past trauma and believe strongly in the individual's ability to achieve a healthy state with proper holistic healthcare.
(978) 278-3995 View (978) 278-3995
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Theresa Garvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
I provide transformational coaching for adults who are feeling unmotivated, unfocused, or stuck in their lives, whether it's around vocation, relationships, money, time, or health. I have worked as a therapist for over 35 years, and I am trained in the principles and practices for transformation. I also created Thriving Families, a unique family coaching program for parents who feel overwhelmed frustrated, or hopeless regarding their family. I support them in healing where needed, and then help them to create both an individual and a family vision. Children and teens are invited to do the same.
I provide transformational coaching for adults who are feeling unmotivated, unfocused, or stuck in their lives, whether it's around vocation, relationships, money, time, or health. I have worked as a therapist for over 35 years, and I am trained in the principles and practices for transformation. I also created Thriving Families, a unique family coaching program for parents who feel overwhelmed frustrated, or hopeless regarding their family. I support them in healing where needed, and then help them to create both an individual and a family vision. Children and teens are invited to do the same.
(508) 619-4163 View (508) 619-4163
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Kelley Bothe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DCSW
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a clinician who has practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years, I have deep respect for the therapeutic process and the capacity of individuals to heal and grow. As an interactive therapist, I will work with you collaboratively, fostering your emotional growth as we work toward mutually defined goals. I bring curiosity and compassion to the issues you bring to therapy and I will teach you to do the same. With a non-judgmental attitude, we will explore whatever is necessary to allow you to more deeply know yourself and to improve your overall sense of well-being.
As a clinician who has practiced psychotherapy for over 30 years, I have deep respect for the therapeutic process and the capacity of individuals to heal and grow. As an interactive therapist, I will work with you collaboratively, fostering your emotional growth as we work toward mutually defined goals. I bring curiosity and compassion to the issues you bring to therapy and I will teach you to do the same. With a non-judgmental attitude, we will explore whatever is necessary to allow you to more deeply know yourself and to improve your overall sense of well-being.
(781) 277-7687 View (781) 277-7687
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Rachael C O'Toole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718
I have spent my career working with people adapting to changing life circumstances; such as a birth, family changes, divorce, a diagnosis, or a loss. Additionally, I specialize in working with anxiety and depression. I find my passion in respectfully working with individuals and families to create the change they seek in their lives. My goal is to provide a grounded and compassionate space for therapy. I am dedicated to the work of therapy, believing it can support improved communication, relationships, and confidence; allowing you to thrive, flourish, and become your best self.
I have spent my career working with people adapting to changing life circumstances; such as a birth, family changes, divorce, a diagnosis, or a loss. Additionally, I specialize in working with anxiety and depression. I find my passion in respectfully working with individuals and families to create the change they seek in their lives. My goal is to provide a grounded and compassionate space for therapy. I am dedicated to the work of therapy, believing it can support improved communication, relationships, and confidence; allowing you to thrive, flourish, and become your best self.
(857) 214-8751 View (857) 214-8751
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Jill E Sieverts
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, EdS
Verified Verified
Acton, MA 01718
I became a marriage counselor because I am pro-marriage & pro-family. I specialize in repairing marriages in crisis. I help people identify their relationship strengths and challenges and I give them the tools to restore their emotional connection. For couples on the brink of divorce, I offer the cutting-edge option of Discernment Counseling. This brief process helps couples develop clarity and confidence about how to move forward. I work with adults to solve personal, psychological, & relational issues including: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transition Issues, Grief Recovery, Parenting through Divorce and Divorce Recovery.
I became a marriage counselor because I am pro-marriage & pro-family. I specialize in repairing marriages in crisis. I help people identify their relationship strengths and challenges and I give them the tools to restore their emotional connection. For couples on the brink of divorce, I offer the cutting-edge option of Discernment Counseling. This brief process helps couples develop clarity and confidence about how to move forward. I work with adults to solve personal, psychological, & relational issues including: Depression, Anxiety, Life Transition Issues, Grief Recovery, Parenting through Divorce and Divorce Recovery.
(201) 613-1174 View (201) 613-1174
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Mary Calabrese
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718
Waitlist for new clients
Mary Calabrese is an experienced clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist practicing in Concord, Massachusetts. She conducts neuropsychological evaluations through testing of cognitive and learning issues such as ADHD and dyslexia. She also provides guidance for parents struggling to connect with their children. She takes a warm, problem solving approach to you and your concerns. Her goal is to identify blocks you put in your way, provide the tools to take control of your own life, and develop lifelong strategies to foster your independence. Adults, college students, adolescents, and children are welcome.
Mary Calabrese is an experienced clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist practicing in Concord, Massachusetts. She conducts neuropsychological evaluations through testing of cognitive and learning issues such as ADHD and dyslexia. She also provides guidance for parents struggling to connect with their children. She takes a warm, problem solving approach to you and your concerns. Her goal is to identify blocks you put in your way, provide the tools to take control of your own life, and develop lifelong strategies to foster your independence. Adults, college students, adolescents, and children are welcome.
(617) 500-0748 View (617) 500-0748
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Cynthia A Petelle
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718
Seeking help is not always easy: figuring out what to say, how to say it and if the therapist will understand are amongst just some of the beginnings. Building a good treatment relationship is something that I enjoy with adults, couples and teens. I have more than 20yrs experience in a variety of settings including group practice, private high schools, emergency rooms and insurance companies reviewing care with medical professionals. I can help you as an adult with anxiety, mood issues and overall stressors with work or life. We can figure out prospectives, increase coping options and resolve past unresolved issues, etc.
Seeking help is not always easy: figuring out what to say, how to say it and if the therapist will understand are amongst just some of the beginnings. Building a good treatment relationship is something that I enjoy with adults, couples and teens. I have more than 20yrs experience in a variety of settings including group practice, private high schools, emergency rooms and insurance companies reviewing care with medical professionals. I can help you as an adult with anxiety, mood issues and overall stressors with work or life. We can figure out prospectives, increase coping options and resolve past unresolved issues, etc.
(978) 310-0644 View (978) 310-0644
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Erika Reimers LICSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice with over a decade of experience working with adolescents and their families in their homes and in the community. In addition to working with adolescents and their family's I see young adults ages 18-35 virtually. I do my best work with adolescents who “don’t like therapy” or who have struggled to connect or engage with other therapists in the past. This happens for lots of reasons–but one major one is that sometimes sitting in an office staring at one another just feels too threatening.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice with over a decade of experience working with adolescents and their families in their homes and in the community. In addition to working with adolescents and their family's I see young adults ages 18-35 virtually. I do my best work with adolescents who “don’t like therapy” or who have struggled to connect or engage with other therapists in the past. This happens for lots of reasons–but one major one is that sometimes sitting in an office staring at one another just feels too threatening.
(978) 605-4681 View (978) 605-4681
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Lindsey Dempsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718
NOW open for NEW clients ages 13 and up! I am a Licensed Certified Social worker providing individual therapy for adolescents, young adults and older adults. I have more than 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services in various settings and with diverse populations including: residential, corrections, and adoption services. Most recently, I have been working in an outpatient setting for the past 4 years with various ages. I have an extensive background working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, complex trauma, mood disorders, and personality disorders.
NOW open for NEW clients ages 13 and up! I am a Licensed Certified Social worker providing individual therapy for adolescents, young adults and older adults. I have more than 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services in various settings and with diverse populations including: residential, corrections, and adoption services. Most recently, I have been working in an outpatient setting for the past 4 years with various ages. I have an extensive background working with individuals who suffer from depression, anxiety, complex trauma, mood disorders, and personality disorders.
(351) 277-3640 View (351) 277-3640
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Raleigh Chilton
Counselor, MS, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Acton, MA 01718  (Online Only)
This business of being human can be hard. We live in stressful times and its easy to get overwhelmed. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression or challenges with substance abuse, I can help. I’m a licensed counselor, trained as an MBSR teacher by the UMass Center for Mindfulness with over a decade of experience practicing mindfulness meditation. I use a powerful combination of empathic listening, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based coping skills to help you make major and lasting change in your life.
This business of being human can be hard. We live in stressful times and its easy to get overwhelmed. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression or challenges with substance abuse, I can help. I’m a licensed counselor, trained as an MBSR teacher by the UMass Center for Mindfulness with over a decade of experience practicing mindfulness meditation. I use a powerful combination of empathic listening, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based coping skills to help you make major and lasting change in your life.
(978) 224-5582 View (978) 224-5582
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Number of Therapists in 01718

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 01718 who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
76% Relationship Issues
76% Family Conflict
72% Self Esteem
68% Stress
64% Grief

Average years in practice

26 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
60% Harvard Pilgrim
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 01718 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
9% Male
4% Non-Binary
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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.