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Janine Daley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
Not accepting new clients
Life challenges us sometimes to dig deep within ourselves to work through difficult issues we are facing. Sometimes we need a kind ear to listen, and other times we are seeking insight into the roots of unwanted behavioral or emotional patterns. My clinical practice focuses on treating adults and children experiencing a variety of challenges in their lives with compassion, open-mindedness and straightforward feedback. I integrate a variety of treatment modalities in an atmosphere of safety, warmth and empathy. Together, we can work towards the aspects of your life that lead you closer to experiencing a happy and healthy life.
Life challenges us sometimes to dig deep within ourselves to work through difficult issues we are facing. Sometimes we need a kind ear to listen, and other times we are seeking insight into the roots of unwanted behavioral or emotional patterns. My clinical practice focuses on treating adults and children experiencing a variety of challenges in their lives with compassion, open-mindedness and straightforward feedback. I integrate a variety of treatment modalities in an atmosphere of safety, warmth and empathy. Together, we can work towards the aspects of your life that lead you closer to experiencing a happy and healthy life.
(617) 446-3086 View (617) 446-3086
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Robert M Purdy
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
Waitlist for new clients
Forming a positive and interpersonal therapeutic relationship with each patient is fundamental to developing effective coping skills, fostering a deeper self-knowledge, and ultimately achieving a sustainable whole-self. It is of great importance to me, that the person seeking my services comes to believe in themselves and in their own potential for achieving wholeness, healing and strength. I utilize empathetic, supportive language and other therapeutic methods to enhance and actualize treatment success. I have been working effectively with patients for more than 15 years, creating a warm and naturally therapeutic environment.
Forming a positive and interpersonal therapeutic relationship with each patient is fundamental to developing effective coping skills, fostering a deeper self-knowledge, and ultimately achieving a sustainable whole-self. It is of great importance to me, that the person seeking my services comes to believe in themselves and in their own potential for achieving wholeness, healing and strength. I utilize empathetic, supportive language and other therapeutic methods to enhance and actualize treatment success. I have been working effectively with patients for more than 15 years, creating a warm and naturally therapeutic environment.
(617) 401-9342 View (617) 401-9342
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Argentina M. Moreta
Counselor
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
Not accepting new clients
*Not accepting new clients. No estoy aceptando clientes nueveos.* I am a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over twelve years of experience working with adults (21+) from a multitude of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I believe that therapy is a process in which you have the opportunity to heal from painful life experiences, identify your inner strengths and acquire the tools needed to dismantle maladaptive coping mechanisms that may be holding you back. Together, we will work in a safe, nurturing environment to establish goals, heal your wounds and find the balance between body, mind, and spirit.
*Not accepting new clients. No estoy aceptando clientes nueveos.* I am a bilingual, bicultural Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over twelve years of experience working with adults (21+) from a multitude of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I believe that therapy is a process in which you have the opportunity to heal from painful life experiences, identify your inner strengths and acquire the tools needed to dismantle maladaptive coping mechanisms that may be holding you back. Together, we will work in a safe, nurturing environment to establish goals, heal your wounds and find the balance between body, mind, and spirit.
(781) 691-2577 View (781) 691-2577
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Evan Margetson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
I have 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and prior to that was a home-based family counselor. I view my role as helping the person clarify troubling life experiences, past and present, and to understand their responses to those experiences. These may include: difficult relationships and families, unresolvable ambiguity; agonies of adolescence; substance and alcohol abuse, or legacies of trauma and existential dilemmas. I believe each person contains the seeds of their own solution and I work to nurture that individual solution. This happens in a relationship where it becomes safe to "say anything."
I have 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker and prior to that was a home-based family counselor. I view my role as helping the person clarify troubling life experiences, past and present, and to understand their responses to those experiences. These may include: difficult relationships and families, unresolvable ambiguity; agonies of adolescence; substance and alcohol abuse, or legacies of trauma and existential dilemmas. I believe each person contains the seeds of their own solution and I work to nurture that individual solution. This happens in a relationship where it becomes safe to "say anything."
(978) 286-8966 View (978) 286-8966
Photo of Janice Perates, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Janice Perates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I will work with you in the present to become aware of attitudes and behaviors that are self defeating leading you to feel distressed in some way or another in your life, whether it’s depression, anxiety, relationship issues, an eating disorder, addictions or some other life problem. When necessary we look at the circumstances in your childhood and past that lead you to create some of these attitudes and behaviors. After clearing these out, we will use your creativity and strength to create new attitudes and behaviors that are more satisfying and enlivening helping create the life you desire.
I will work with you in the present to become aware of attitudes and behaviors that are self defeating leading you to feel distressed in some way or another in your life, whether it’s depression, anxiety, relationship issues, an eating disorder, addictions or some other life problem. When necessary we look at the circumstances in your childhood and past that lead you to create some of these attitudes and behaviors. After clearing these out, we will use your creativity and strength to create new attitudes and behaviors that are more satisfying and enlivening helping create the life you desire.
(781) 544-2733 View (781) 544-2733
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Kelsey Brey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
As a member of the community, I cultivate an environment that is safe and welcoming for those identifying as LGBTQ+. I support those dealing with more severe psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self harm, personality disorders, and trauma. I also have interest and commitment to helping my clients navigate the unique challenges associated with young adulthood which include the commonly experienced issues of identity exploration, relationship growth, learning to thrive in academic environments, achieving success with vocational pursuits, and establishing independence.
As a member of the community, I cultivate an environment that is safe and welcoming for those identifying as LGBTQ+. I support those dealing with more severe psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self harm, personality disorders, and trauma. I also have interest and commitment to helping my clients navigate the unique challenges associated with young adulthood which include the commonly experienced issues of identity exploration, relationship growth, learning to thrive in academic environments, achieving success with vocational pursuits, and establishing independence.
(781) 579-6551 View (781) 579-6551
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Kathy Davis-Gillette, PhD, New Inspiration LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901  (Online Only)
Joy. Self-Esteem. Confidence. Fulfillment. Do you ever feel as if something is missing in your Life––either as an individual or couple? If so, let’s join together and find the missing pieces. As a Team, we’ll take an objective look at your Life and your desires. Then we’ll put together a personal Action Plan that will show the way to a more complete and happier You! The possibilities are endless once you take the first step!
Joy. Self-Esteem. Confidence. Fulfillment. Do you ever feel as if something is missing in your Life––either as an individual or couple? If so, let’s join together and find the missing pieces. As a Team, we’ll take an objective look at your Life and your desires. Then we’ll put together a personal Action Plan that will show the way to a more complete and happier You! The possibilities are endless once you take the first step!
(339) 220-2991 View (339) 220-2991
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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901  (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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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901  (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
Photo of Mikaela Boisvert, LMHC, Counselor
Mikaela Boisvert
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901
I'm happy to be a part of your journey to internal understanding, acceptance and growth. Many times we approach therapy from an overwhelming place. We may find ourselves repeating painful patterns that do not bring us enjoyment and satisfaction. My goal is to put you first while implementing evidence based practices, to guide you to reach your goals. Whether that looks like depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, suicidal ideations, family conflict, or something else; I am here to help.
I'm happy to be a part of your journey to internal understanding, acceptance and growth. Many times we approach therapy from an overwhelming place. We may find ourselves repeating painful patterns that do not bring us enjoyment and satisfaction. My goal is to put you first while implementing evidence based practices, to guide you to reach your goals. Whether that looks like depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, suicidal ideations, family conflict, or something else; I am here to help.
(781) 745-4809 View (781) 745-4809
Photo of Karla Davila, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karla Davila
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901  (Online Only)
I am Karla Davila, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), with a focus on empowering adults navigating the complexities of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and chronic illnesses. At the heart of my practice lies the belief in harnessing the inherent strengths of my clients. My method isn't just about addressing challenges—it's about recognizing and building on the unique capabilities and resources each client brings to the table.
I am Karla Davila, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), with a focus on empowering adults navigating the complexities of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and chronic illnesses. At the heart of my practice lies the belief in harnessing the inherent strengths of my clients. My method isn't just about addressing challenges—it's about recognizing and building on the unique capabilities and resources each client brings to the table.
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Photo of Kelly Broderick, MSCJ, MSW, LICSW, LISW-CP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kelly Broderick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSCJ, MSW, LICSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901  (Online Only)
One of the most important things you can do is start the journey to understanding and living your own truth. This is a guiding force in my practice. My name is Kelly Broderick and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. I have over ten years of experience working with individuals and groups in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I have significant experience from my forensic background, working in specialized prisons and outpatient work with vulnerable populations.
One of the most important things you can do is start the journey to understanding and living your own truth. This is a guiding force in my practice. My name is Kelly Broderick and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts and a Licensed Independent Social Worker - Clinical Practice (LISW-CP) in South Carolina. I have over ten years of experience working with individuals and groups in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I have significant experience from my forensic background, working in specialized prisons and outpatient work with vulnerable populations.
(617) 336-8492 View (617) 336-8492
Photo of Jill Evans Wuonola, MA, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jill Evans Wuonola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901
Is the stress of work and family life becoming difficult to manage? Do you struggle to find meaning in your life? Are you working to understand competing aspects of your identity? It is my privilege to help my clients work through their personal struggles, using a psychodynamic approach that is both relational and existential. I believe that the relationship between a therapist and client provides an empowering, life-affirming space to work through life's struggles and to bring about healing.
Is the stress of work and family life becoming difficult to manage? Do you struggle to find meaning in your life? Are you working to understand competing aspects of your identity? It is my privilege to help my clients work through their personal struggles, using a psychodynamic approach that is both relational and existential. I believe that the relationship between a therapist and client provides an empowering, life-affirming space to work through life's struggles and to bring about healing.
(617) 505-4439 View (617) 505-4439
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Marcos Rosenbaum, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
In my practice, by face to face sessions or by using online Telehealth confidential therapy, I work with clients to feel comfortable and to form a bond, based on trust, that will foster a relaxed positive therapeutic interaction. It is important to me that, from the very first session, the client can communicate his or her story and feels heard, so that I can understand the presenting issues, communicate hope, and formulate mutually agreeable goals to achieve in our work together.
In my practice, by face to face sessions or by using online Telehealth confidential therapy, I work with clients to feel comfortable and to form a bond, based on trust, that will foster a relaxed positive therapeutic interaction. It is important to me that, from the very first session, the client can communicate his or her story and feels heard, so that I can understand the presenting issues, communicate hope, and formulate mutually agreeable goals to achieve in our work together.
(617) 221-9979 View (617) 221-9979
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Karen Blaney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
Often times people experience challenges in their lives. During these difficult times it's not always easy to ask for help. Whether it's life transitions, school or work that is holding you back and preventing you from being who you want to be I offer a safe non judgmental, confidential space for you to explore your therapy needs. My approach varies according to needs of my clientele.
Often times people experience challenges in their lives. During these difficult times it's not always easy to ask for help. Whether it's life transitions, school or work that is holding you back and preventing you from being who you want to be I offer a safe non judgmental, confidential space for you to explore your therapy needs. My approach varies according to needs of my clientele.
(781) 767-7334 View (781) 767-7334
Photo of Shelley A Stahl, MSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Shelley A Stahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901
My practice as a life coach focuses on helping individuals identify and achieve personal goals, make life decisions, enhance personal growth, and improve overall well-being. I create a safe, collaborative environment for navigating the rough seas of life. I work with individuals looking for guidance and consultation around relationship difficulties with partners, children and other family members. In my work clients are at the helm and I am the compassionate navigator. I assist people learning communication skills and self-care skills such as meditation.
My practice as a life coach focuses on helping individuals identify and achieve personal goals, make life decisions, enhance personal growth, and improve overall well-being. I create a safe, collaborative environment for navigating the rough seas of life. I work with individuals looking for guidance and consultation around relationship difficulties with partners, children and other family members. In my work clients are at the helm and I am the compassionate navigator. I assist people learning communication skills and self-care skills such as meditation.
(781) 417-5124 View (781) 417-5124
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Bonnie Chesley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901
Not accepting new clients
**Please note that I am not able to accept new clients at this time.** My first step in the therapeutic process is to provide a non-judgemental, empathic ear. My goal is to help you develop an understanding of yourself and your patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior. I will also provide you with concrete strategies that you can use to decrease stress, combat negative thoughts and cope with painful emotions.
**Please note that I am not able to accept new clients at this time.** My first step in the therapeutic process is to provide a non-judgemental, empathic ear. My goal is to help you develop an understanding of yourself and your patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior. I will also provide you with concrete strategies that you can use to decrease stress, combat negative thoughts and cope with painful emotions.
(978) 598-3338 View (978) 598-3338
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Amy Corveleyn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01901  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new patients at this time. I work with adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, addiction, chronic illness, cancer, binge eating disorder and adjustment to change or trauma. Any of these problems can generate feelings of hopelessness and fear. I want to help you develop a plan to reduce symptoms, manage yourself and increase your support network. I create an environment where you can vent, laugh, cry and learn how to cope with whatever is coming next. You have strengths and I want to help you draw on them and expand them.
I am not accepting new patients at this time. I work with adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or loss, addiction, chronic illness, cancer, binge eating disorder and adjustment to change or trauma. Any of these problems can generate feelings of hopelessness and fear. I want to help you develop a plan to reduce symptoms, manage yourself and increase your support network. I create an environment where you can vent, laugh, cry and learn how to cope with whatever is coming next. You have strengths and I want to help you draw on them and expand them.
(978) 636-3259 View (978) 636-3259
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Jose A Morell
Counselor, MEd, CAGS, LMHC, LPC, LADC I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901
Therapy is an act of strength, hope, and resiliency. Even the happiest and most well-adjusted people may encounter problems resulting from unexpected life challenges and demands. My goal is to work in collaboration and partnership with my clients to bring about positive changes, growth, and healing from past painful events. I have 15 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist. I received both my Master's degree and Continued Advanced Graduate Study Degree in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College. I am also certified as a cognitive behavioral therapist from Boston University School of Social Work.
Therapy is an act of strength, hope, and resiliency. Even the happiest and most well-adjusted people may encounter problems resulting from unexpected life challenges and demands. My goal is to work in collaboration and partnership with my clients to bring about positive changes, growth, and healing from past painful events. I have 15 years of clinical experience as a psychotherapist. I received both my Master's degree and Continued Advanced Graduate Study Degree in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College. I am also certified as a cognitive behavioral therapist from Boston University School of Social Work.
(781) 277-3300 View (781) 277-3300
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Wes Lambert
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01901
Availability: Mon 12-1 pm, Tues + Wed 10-11 am, Thurs 6-7 pm, Fri 3-4 pm. I’m committed to helping men and women learn how to get in touch with their emotions, have healthy relationships and find meaning in their life. My work focuses on trauma, existential crisis, lack of direction and focus. I believe in making sense of your life up to this point while also creating goals to become the person you want to be. If you're willing to do the hard work of healing and are committed to putting self-awareness and integration as top values, we will work well together.
Availability: Mon 12-1 pm, Tues + Wed 10-11 am, Thurs 6-7 pm, Fri 3-4 pm. I’m committed to helping men and women learn how to get in touch with their emotions, have healthy relationships and find meaning in their life. My work focuses on trauma, existential crisis, lack of direction and focus. I believe in making sense of your life up to this point while also creating goals to become the person you want to be. If you're willing to do the hard work of healing and are committed to putting self-awareness and integration as top values, we will work well together.
(339) 345-3310 View (339) 345-3310
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 01901

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 01901 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
76% Grief
76% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Tufts
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 01901 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 01901?

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.