Therapists in 01746

Photo of Bretton Torkelson, Psychologist in 01746, MA
Bretton Torkelson
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
Are you a preteen, teenager, or young adult dealing with the challenges of growing up? Do you feel exhausted and undone by navigating all the pressure, uncertainty, and demands? Or are you a parent wanting the best for your child but unsure of how to support them during these critical years? Would you like your family to get along better or feel stronger together? Youth and parents looking for help in managing complex mental health issues, family discord, parenting challenges and the stressors of growing up will benefit from working with an experienced psychologist who specializes in child/adolescent and family wellness.
Are you a preteen, teenager, or young adult dealing with the challenges of growing up? Do you feel exhausted and undone by navigating all the pressure, uncertainty, and demands? Or are you a parent wanting the best for your child but unsure of how to support them during these critical years? Would you like your family to get along better or feel stronger together? Youth and parents looking for help in managing complex mental health issues, family discord, parenting challenges and the stressors of growing up will benefit from working with an experienced psychologist who specializes in child/adolescent and family wellness.
(508) 893-4252 View (508) 893-4252
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Cynthia L Meeske
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. TO BE ADDED TO MY WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND INCLUDE TYPE OF INSURANCE AND AVAILABILITY FOR APPOINTMENTS. I specialize in trauma and utilize a combination of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also assist clients with meditation/mindfulness techniques. I pride myself in being very empathic and able to meet people where they are at. I enjoy partnering with people to promote empowerment in regaining control in their lives.
MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL. TO BE ADDED TO MY WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL ME AND INCLUDE TYPE OF INSURANCE AND AVAILABILITY FOR APPOINTMENTS. I specialize in trauma and utilize a combination of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also assist clients with meditation/mindfulness techniques. I pride myself in being very empathic and able to meet people where they are at. I enjoy partnering with people to promote empowerment in regaining control in their lives.
(774) 573-1644 View (774) 573-1644
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Kate Morrison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
I am only accepting clients for weekday morning or early afternoon appointments. I have no after school or evening availability at this time. My goal is to assist clients in their management of life’s stressors and challenges. I assist clients in developing coping strategies and problem-solving skills. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a multifaceted approach to treatment. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
I am only accepting clients for weekday morning or early afternoon appointments. I have no after school or evening availability at this time. My goal is to assist clients in their management of life’s stressors and challenges. I assist clients in developing coping strategies and problem-solving skills. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a multifaceted approach to treatment. I work with children, adolescents, and adults.
(508) 321-7139 View (508) 321-7139
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Gambit Counseling & Coaching
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
We are a group of therapists who promote awareness, provide high-quality education, and support to individuals with mental health and substance use needs. We actively promote skills for self-improvement and methods for continued lifelong self-cultivation. Because of years of emergency team experience, we can work with ages of 8 to 88 who are looking for practical, easy to implement plans to address acute and chronic issues currently impacting their daily lives. We seek to assist these individuals in regaining a sense of control over their own lives and help them develop the skills necessary to live fulfilling lives.
We are a group of therapists who promote awareness, provide high-quality education, and support to individuals with mental health and substance use needs. We actively promote skills for self-improvement and methods for continued lifelong self-cultivation. Because of years of emergency team experience, we can work with ages of 8 to 88 who are looking for practical, easy to implement plans to address acute and chronic issues currently impacting their daily lives. We seek to assist these individuals in regaining a sense of control over their own lives and help them develop the skills necessary to live fulfilling lives.
(508) 590-9897 View (508) 590-9897
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Kathryn Cumming
Counselor, MA, CAGS, LMHC
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
Not accepting new clients
Life is all about transitions in this ever changing and unpredictable world. Change is tough and so are you. Whether it's adulting, parenting, high school, college, job or marital stress, you don't have to work through it alone. If you are tired of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, angry, stressed let's work together. With support you can tackle issues and create change. You are unique, and focusing on your strengths and comfort level we will tailor your therapy for what works for you.
Life is all about transitions in this ever changing and unpredictable world. Change is tough and so are you. Whether it's adulting, parenting, high school, college, job or marital stress, you don't have to work through it alone. If you are tired of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, angry, stressed let's work together. With support you can tackle issues and create change. You are unique, and focusing on your strengths and comfort level we will tailor your therapy for what works for you.
(508) 374-9851 View (508) 374-9851
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Nicole Kindler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Do you want to make changes to your life, but aren't sure how or where to start? I help individuals who feel called to make positive changes in their lives and learn new ways to cope with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Together, we can identify what isn't working and support you in finding balance again.
Have you not been feeling yourself lately? Do you want to make changes to your life, but aren't sure how or where to start? I help individuals who feel called to make positive changes in their lives and learn new ways to cope with anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Together, we can identify what isn't working and support you in finding balance again.
(978) 737-7017 View (978) 737-7017
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Bill Dwinnells
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
With over two decades of unwavering commitment to the field of mental health, Bill Dwinnells stands as a seasoned and compassionate mental health counselor. His extensive experience and diverse skill set have empowered countless individuals to navigate life's challenges and embark on transformative journeys toward mental well-being. Bill earned his M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, and throughout his illustrious career, he has honed his expertise in various therapeutic modalities.
With over two decades of unwavering commitment to the field of mental health, Bill Dwinnells stands as a seasoned and compassionate mental health counselor. His extensive experience and diverse skill set have empowered countless individuals to navigate life's challenges and embark on transformative journeys toward mental well-being. Bill earned his M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology, and throughout his illustrious career, he has honed his expertise in various therapeutic modalities.
(508) 456-6485 View (508) 456-6485
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Sarah Donohue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed, disconnected, and insecure? Has your relationship been wounded or lost its spark? Are you feeling dissatisfied or stuck with some aspect of your life and not sure how to make a shift? Has becoming or being a parent turned your world upside down? Life is full of transitions and stressors and it’s hard to stay in tune with ourselves, our partners, and our family members as we grow, change, and deal with stress. Sometimes we all need a safe space to process, reconnect, and heal – to speak our pain, communicate what we need, and be supported as we tap back into love and connection.
Do you feel overwhelmed, disconnected, and insecure? Has your relationship been wounded or lost its spark? Are you feeling dissatisfied or stuck with some aspect of your life and not sure how to make a shift? Has becoming or being a parent turned your world upside down? Life is full of transitions and stressors and it’s hard to stay in tune with ourselves, our partners, and our family members as we grow, change, and deal with stress. Sometimes we all need a safe space to process, reconnect, and heal – to speak our pain, communicate what we need, and be supported as we tap back into love and connection.
(774) 217-7608 View (774) 217-7608
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Maegan Visconti (Garvey)
Counselor, LMHC, BC-DMT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
Not accepting new clients
Anxious? Experiencing a new upcoming change or life transition? Trying to manage everything in the midst of a pandemic? What if I told you that you can manage all of those feelings and experiences and come out on the other side feeling confident, empowered, and at peace. My role is to be a nonjudgmental and supportive, and to hold the space for you to express, feel, and grow. If you are motivated to take the first step towards healing and seeking that person to be your support, we may be a good fit.
Anxious? Experiencing a new upcoming change or life transition? Trying to manage everything in the midst of a pandemic? What if I told you that you can manage all of those feelings and experiences and come out on the other side feeling confident, empowered, and at peace. My role is to be a nonjudgmental and supportive, and to hold the space for you to express, feel, and grow. If you are motivated to take the first step towards healing and seeking that person to be your support, we may be a good fit.
(508) 593-7104 View (508) 593-7104
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Julie DiCicco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
Not accepting new clients
Hello potential client and fellow human. I hope you are proud for taking steps toward improving your life experience. As the founder of Sapphire Counseling, I am dedicated to creating a trusting and comfortable environment where we can work together in identifying and hopefully, achieve your desired outcomes. I pride myself on being authentic, empathetic and skillful at building solid therapeutic relationships with my clients. I will work with you and do my best to make you feel at ease. While I will meet you where you're at in your process, I will assist you in challenging yourself. Change is scary and so is feeling stuck.
Hello potential client and fellow human. I hope you are proud for taking steps toward improving your life experience. As the founder of Sapphire Counseling, I am dedicated to creating a trusting and comfortable environment where we can work together in identifying and hopefully, achieve your desired outcomes. I pride myself on being authentic, empathetic and skillful at building solid therapeutic relationships with my clients. I will work with you and do my best to make you feel at ease. While I will meet you where you're at in your process, I will assist you in challenging yourself. Change is scary and so is feeling stuck.
(508) 306-8679 View (508) 306-8679
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Rebecca Morgan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My approach is humanistic and existential, addressing both immediate and ultimate concerns of living. If you're feeling stuck and want real change in your life, for conditions such as depression, anxiety or resolving a past trauma, there's no way around taking risks and challenging established behaviors and belief systems. By moving out of your comfort zone, going deep inside yourself and far into the larger global community, I can help you. Using a variety of complementary techniques--you can learn to undo long-standing, maladaptive actions/reactions or negative perceptions that stand in the way of a more rich and meaningful life.
My approach is humanistic and existential, addressing both immediate and ultimate concerns of living. If you're feeling stuck and want real change in your life, for conditions such as depression, anxiety or resolving a past trauma, there's no way around taking risks and challenging established behaviors and belief systems. By moving out of your comfort zone, going deep inside yourself and far into the larger global community, I can help you. Using a variety of complementary techniques--you can learn to undo long-standing, maladaptive actions/reactions or negative perceptions that stand in the way of a more rich and meaningful life.
(508) 619-4171 View (508) 619-4171
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Courtney Ann Romanowski
Counselor, LMHC, R-DMT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
Not accepting new clients
I offer counseling for adults with mood and anxiety related symptoms. I am genuine, honest, and enthusiastic in my care. My hope is to help you with positive change and growth. I am willing to be an active team member as long as you too are honest, open minded, and willing.I graduated from Lesley University 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies: Dance Therapy with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling.
I offer counseling for adults with mood and anxiety related symptoms. I am genuine, honest, and enthusiastic in my care. My hope is to help you with positive change and growth. I am willing to be an active team member as long as you too are honest, open minded, and willing.I graduated from Lesley University 2014 with a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies: Dance Therapy with a specialization in Mental Health Counseling.
(774) 450-6096 View (774) 450-6096
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Steve Bisson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
Not accepting new clients
Honesty, Authenticity, Reality. This is how I would define my style of counseling. I received my specialty training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have developed a style that is down to earth, which focuses on working with the skills that an individual already possesses, while developing the abilities they need to bring them to the next level. I address the "here and now" while working on other skills that can/should be develop in the future. Reaching out can be hard to do but it is important.
Honesty, Authenticity, Reality. This is how I would define my style of counseling. I received my specialty training in cognitive-behavioral therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have developed a style that is down to earth, which focuses on working with the skills that an individual already possesses, while developing the abilities they need to bring them to the next level. I address the "here and now" while working on other skills that can/should be develop in the future. Reaching out can be hard to do but it is important.
(508) 928-9041 View (508) 928-9041
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Michele Lareau-Alves
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CST
Verified
8 Endorsed
Holliston, MA 01746
Waitlist for new clients
What do you yearn for? Perhaps a fresh start, a new outlook or a rekindling of the fires that brought you together? My clients come to me with a range of issues, from the stress of life to the loss of intimate connection. I engage with a diversity of people, lifestyles and relationships. The work we do together provides an opportunity to learn new ways of being, listening and understanding, as well as finding pathways to repair and growth.
What do you yearn for? Perhaps a fresh start, a new outlook or a rekindling of the fires that brought you together? My clients come to me with a range of issues, from the stress of life to the loss of intimate connection. I engage with a diversity of people, lifestyles and relationships. The work we do together provides an opportunity to learn new ways of being, listening and understanding, as well as finding pathways to repair and growth.
(508) 955-5272 View (508) 955-5272
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Amy Mosher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
Amy Mosher is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 1998. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Amy employs a strengths-based, client-centered approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of modalities depending on client needs. These include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, stress-management/relaxation techniques, internal family systems therapy and solution-focused therapy.
Amy Mosher is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 1998. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Amy employs a strengths-based, client-centered approach to treatment, utilizing a variety of modalities depending on client needs. These include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, stress-management/relaxation techniques, internal family systems therapy and solution-focused therapy.
(508) 456-5066 View (508) 456-5066
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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746  (Online Only)
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But – so you know where I’m coming from – in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
When you improve your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others, you are “on the path” to a happier, healthier life. I’d like to help you along that path. Together, we can explore a range of approaches: whatever works. But – so you know where I’m coming from – in the end, it’s always about relationships. I’d like to meet you.
(617) 675-2000 View (617) 675-2000
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Jessica Smith
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
Jessica N. Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2020. Jessica provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. Her treatment focus includes depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD/trauma disorders, autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and health-behavior/lifestyle changes, and working with LGBTIQA+ individuals.
Jessica N. Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts who has been practicing since 2020. Jessica provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. Her treatment focus includes depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD/trauma disorders, autism-spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and health-behavior/lifestyle changes, and working with LGBTIQA+ individuals.
(508) 709-6149 View (508) 709-6149
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Keith Donohue
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746
Keith Donohue is a clinical psychologist, who has been practicing since 2018. He graduated with from Florida State University, with a PhD in clinical psychology and did internship and post-doctoral training at University Behavioral Healthcare / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Sanford Health. Keith believes in combining science-based treatment techniques with a relaxed, conversational approach to psychotherapy. His main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Keith Donohue is a clinical psychologist, who has been practicing since 2018. He graduated with from Florida State University, with a PhD in clinical psychology and did internship and post-doctoral training at University Behavioral Healthcare / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Sanford Health. Keith believes in combining science-based treatment techniques with a relaxed, conversational approach to psychotherapy. His main areas of focus include anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
(508) 434-4927 View (508) 434-4927
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Elizabeth Quigley, LICSW, New Inspiration
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746  (Online Only)
You want to feel better and do better in your life, and now, perhaps more than ever, you need someone – someone REALLY helpful – “in your corner” to help you turn things around. I’m willing and able to do just that. Together, we can do this: I use a range of solution-focused approaches: treatments that work (CBT, DBT, and whatever else works). We’ll figure out exactly how you’ve “gotten here,” plan a way out, and I’ll guide you along the way…as we activate your strengths and your inner resources to live a better life. I work with adults, teens, and families and I’m available immediately to give you the help you need and deserve.
You want to feel better and do better in your life, and now, perhaps more than ever, you need someone – someone REALLY helpful – “in your corner” to help you turn things around. I’m willing and able to do just that. Together, we can do this: I use a range of solution-focused approaches: treatments that work (CBT, DBT, and whatever else works). We’ll figure out exactly how you’ve “gotten here,” plan a way out, and I’ll guide you along the way…as we activate your strengths and your inner resources to live a better life. I work with adults, teens, and families and I’m available immediately to give you the help you need and deserve.
(508) 403-9157 View (508) 403-9157
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Steve P Freilich
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Holliston, MA 01746  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Steve Freilich. I'm an unusually down-to-earth psychologist. My greatest strengths are my broad repertoire of interpersonal and analytic skills, insights, strategies, and a very empathic style that will help you feel very much understood and comfortable sharing anything. I help you achieve long lasting relief from emotional pain and/or help you solve significant life problems complicated or magnified by emotional obstacles (yours or others). Over 90% of those who start to work with me return for more sessions - many for a while.
Hi, I'm Steve Freilich. I'm an unusually down-to-earth psychologist. My greatest strengths are my broad repertoire of interpersonal and analytic skills, insights, strategies, and a very empathic style that will help you feel very much understood and comfortable sharing anything. I help you achieve long lasting relief from emotional pain and/or help you solve significant life problems complicated or magnified by emotional obstacles (yours or others). Over 90% of those who start to work with me return for more sessions - many for a while.
(508) 306-1962 View (508) 306-1962

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Number of Therapists in 01746

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 01746 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
68% Self Esteem
62% Trauma and PTSD
59% Relationship Issues
59% Coping Skills
56% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

97% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Optum

How Therapists in 01746 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

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How can I find a therapist in 01746?

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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.