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Kimberly Keating
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
My goal as your therapist is to help you achieve peace with your past and develop healthy ways to cope in the present. I have 7 years of experience providing individual and group therapy. I am trained in EMDR (an evidence-based approach to addressing trauma, grief, loss and negative thinking). I am also fully trained in CPT (a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD). In addition, I utilize CBT essentials, motivational interviewing, and various other therapeutic interventions as well as a 12 step informed approach to recovery. I provide a safe, empathetic, supportive environment where you can feel comfortable.
My goal as your therapist is to help you achieve peace with your past and develop healthy ways to cope in the present. I have 7 years of experience providing individual and group therapy. I am trained in EMDR (an evidence-based approach to addressing trauma, grief, loss and negative thinking). I am also fully trained in CPT (a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD). In addition, I utilize CBT essentials, motivational interviewing, and various other therapeutic interventions as well as a 12 step informed approach to recovery. I provide a safe, empathetic, supportive environment where you can feel comfortable.
(339) 888-9291 View (339) 888-9291
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Community Counseling Services(CCS)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I prefer to be contacted by email.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I prefer to be contacted by email.
(781) 691-6356 View (781) 691-6356
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Courtney M Speropolous
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, LSWA, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904
Often times, life's waves produce times of emotional hardship marked by deep seated feelings of grief, sadness, confusion, depression, worry, and anxiety. Therapy is an opportunity to have the space, support, and safety to address the waves inherent in everyday life without judgment. If you are experiencing a life transition, a break-up, day-to-day parenting and relationship stress, or you are simply being haunted by past events or thoughts that don't seem to budge, therapy can provide an outlet to gain the insight, awareness, and relief you may be seeking.
Often times, life's waves produce times of emotional hardship marked by deep seated feelings of grief, sadness, confusion, depression, worry, and anxiety. Therapy is an opportunity to have the space, support, and safety to address the waves inherent in everyday life without judgment. If you are experiencing a life transition, a break-up, day-to-day parenting and relationship stress, or you are simply being haunted by past events or thoughts that don't seem to budge, therapy can provide an outlet to gain the insight, awareness, and relief you may be seeking.
(339) 888-9250 View (339) 888-9250
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Sarah Lewis- Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
Hello! I’m glad you have landed here. Whether you’ve been struggling for a short time or what has felt like a long time, I’ve had experience helping people through various mental health difficulties- whether it be depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues/break-ups, identity conflicts, or just general life confusion (which is all natural). One of my goals is to provide guidance and support to achieve decreased negative emotions/feelings and gain relief.
Hello! I’m glad you have landed here. Whether you’ve been struggling for a short time or what has felt like a long time, I’ve had experience helping people through various mental health difficulties- whether it be depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues/break-ups, identity conflicts, or just general life confusion (which is all natural). One of my goals is to provide guidance and support to achieve decreased negative emotions/feelings and gain relief.
(339) 217-3325 View (339) 217-3325
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Roger Alan Waitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
My role as a therapist is to help clients clarify their goals, identify obstacles, and formulate a workable plan of action so they can achieve better mental health. Using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) we can look at how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has many teachable skills to address mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Using these and other evidenced based practices, we can piece together an individualized plan specific to your needs.
My role as a therapist is to help clients clarify their goals, identify obstacles, and formulate a workable plan of action so they can achieve better mental health. Using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) we can look at how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has many teachable skills to address mood disorders including depression and anxiety. Using these and other evidenced based practices, we can piece together an individualized plan specific to your needs.
(339) 210-1195 View (339) 210-1195
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Gayle Patricia Hearns-Rogers
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC-1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
If you are currently struggling with any form of trauma, here is the place for you to begin to feel heathier. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health, I am very comfortable and qualified to work with dual diagnosed individuals and their families.
If you are currently struggling with any form of trauma, here is the place for you to begin to feel heathier. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and mental health, I am very comfortable and qualified to work with dual diagnosed individuals and their families.
(781) 546-4944 View (781) 546-4944
Kerry Cavanagh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
I am taking new clients - teletherapy only and I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts or out-of-pocket payments. I work with all age groups, but have historically worked mainly with adolescents and young adults.
I am taking new clients - teletherapy only and I accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Tufts or out-of-pocket payments. I work with all age groups, but have historically worked mainly with adolescents and young adults.
(857) 578-3028 View (857) 578-3028
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Kaila Philbrook-Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904
Life can be difficult, at times we may feel out of control, overwhelmed, saddened or haunted by our past, or nervous about our future. These feelings can cause feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. I offer clients a safe and welcoming space to explore these feelings. Therapy can assist you in healing by resolving previous emotional conflicts, finding a new self perspective, and gaining new insight to gain relief from difficult emotions. I work with young and middle aged adults to navigate memories of childhood traumas/neglect that won't budge, relationship difficulties/break-ups, life transitions, and losses.
Life can be difficult, at times we may feel out of control, overwhelmed, saddened or haunted by our past, or nervous about our future. These feelings can cause feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. I offer clients a safe and welcoming space to explore these feelings. Therapy can assist you in healing by resolving previous emotional conflicts, finding a new self perspective, and gaining new insight to gain relief from difficult emotions. I work with young and middle aged adults to navigate memories of childhood traumas/neglect that won't budge, relationship difficulties/break-ups, life transitions, and losses.
(339) 675-1236 View (339) 675-1236
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Janice F. Chiaradonna
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, CADAC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904
Hi! Are you ready to begin a journey to improve your life? Are you aware that those who change the way they think about something - will change their life. Dr. Janice has a particular expertise and eclectic orientation to help you begin to take control. She is a licensed mental health therapist that works with general mental health problems, is a certified drug and alcohol counselor and pathological gambling specialist with 25+ years of experience. Dr. Janice's clients value her warm, direct approach, and active support as she works with them to achieve their goals for a fulfilling life.
Hi! Are you ready to begin a journey to improve your life? Are you aware that those who change the way they think about something - will change their life. Dr. Janice has a particular expertise and eclectic orientation to help you begin to take control. She is a licensed mental health therapist that works with general mental health problems, is a certified drug and alcohol counselor and pathological gambling specialist with 25+ years of experience. Dr. Janice's clients value her warm, direct approach, and active support as she works with them to achieve their goals for a fulfilling life.
(781) 330-0976 View (781) 330-0976
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Charles W Tirrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904
I serve a varied population seeking improvement in multiple areas of life. Clients can be as young as three;elders are often 80 yrs+! My work is governed by the principles of respect,compassion and mutuality. I assist those with mood,anxiety,focus problems as well as multiple other disorders impeding life satisfaction. I see couples seeking balance and equity in their relationship endeavoring to strengthen it. My practice reflects the community at large; I see as many women as men and children of all ages and ethnicities. My therapeutic approach: client-centered, strengths-based and eclectic. (**not taking new clients at present**)
I serve a varied population seeking improvement in multiple areas of life. Clients can be as young as three;elders are often 80 yrs+! My work is governed by the principles of respect,compassion and mutuality. I assist those with mood,anxiety,focus problems as well as multiple other disorders impeding life satisfaction. I see couples seeking balance and equity in their relationship endeavoring to strengthen it. My practice reflects the community at large; I see as many women as men and children of all ages and ethnicities. My therapeutic approach: client-centered, strengths-based and eclectic. (**not taking new clients at present**)
(781) 423-3098 View (781) 423-3098
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Elissa Riggio Tosi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker and the owner of Therapy For Intentional Living, Inc.(Tili) Tili is a group practice that I started in 2009. We have locations in Salem, Marblehead and Beverly and are a team of 14 therapists and nurse practitioners. We help people with a lot of issues that may be keeping them from their preferred way of being. Please see our website at www.therapyforintentionalliving.com for more information.
I am a licensed independent clinical social worker and the owner of Therapy For Intentional Living, Inc.(Tili) Tili is a group practice that I started in 2009. We have locations in Salem, Marblehead and Beverly and are a team of 14 therapists and nurse practitioners. We help people with a lot of issues that may be keeping them from their preferred way of being. Please see our website at www.therapyforintentionalliving.com for more information.
(781) 218-7420 View (781) 218-7420
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Beth H Cohen
MA, DMT, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904
Hello and welcome. As a spiritual counselor, I will guide and support you in cultivating your strengths and wisdom, and a clear sense of Self. We will explore the patterns and beliefs you have developed throughout your lifetime that keep you from feeling peaceful, authentic, and at ease with yourself. Having studied trans-personal, or soul-based, psychology for many years, I believe that life offers us opportunities to learn and grow, and that by developing compassion for, and acceptance of ourselves, we can uncover meaning and purpose, even in our pain, and ultimately find freedom and joy in our lives.
Hello and welcome. As a spiritual counselor, I will guide and support you in cultivating your strengths and wisdom, and a clear sense of Self. We will explore the patterns and beliefs you have developed throughout your lifetime that keep you from feeling peaceful, authentic, and at ease with yourself. Having studied trans-personal, or soul-based, psychology for many years, I believe that life offers us opportunities to learn and grow, and that by developing compassion for, and acceptance of ourselves, we can uncover meaning and purpose, even in our pain, and ultimately find freedom and joy in our lives.
(617) 819-8871 View (617) 819-8871
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Mari Minkel
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
Openings YES updated 05/24. Please EMAIL. Aiming to create a safe and supportive, vibe with Telehealth. I specialize in person-centered, action oriented therapy to get you feeling better quickly. The sessions are a combination of connecting with a compassionate relationship, and guiding/coaching to become able navigate challenges in the future. I was fortunate to have data collected on my sessions at my previous job, so I can proudly say that people with stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions and many sleep problems do definitely improve with the methods that I use.
Openings YES updated 05/24. Please EMAIL. Aiming to create a safe and supportive, vibe with Telehealth. I specialize in person-centered, action oriented therapy to get you feeling better quickly. The sessions are a combination of connecting with a compassionate relationship, and guiding/coaching to become able navigate challenges in the future. I was fortunate to have data collected on my sessions at my previous job, so I can proudly say that people with stress, depression, anxiety, life transitions and many sleep problems do definitely improve with the methods that I use.
(978) 288-1896 View (978) 288-1896
Photo of Emma Dauphinias, MS, Pre-Licensed Professional
Emma Dauphinias
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
Emma is an engaged, detail-oriented provider who practices from a trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective. Her compassionate, non-judgmental, & direct approach allows her to support people beginning therapy for the first time, those who have struggled to connect with mental health providers in the past, as well as those who have experience with therapy. Emma uses psychoeducation to empower clients to understand symptoms & how symptoms impact behavior, relationships & self-esteem. She emphasizes the importance of therapist-patient collaboration to create goal-oriented treatment plans that consider each client's unique needs
Emma is an engaged, detail-oriented provider who practices from a trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective. Her compassionate, non-judgmental, & direct approach allows her to support people beginning therapy for the first time, those who have struggled to connect with mental health providers in the past, as well as those who have experience with therapy. Emma uses psychoeducation to empower clients to understand symptoms & how symptoms impact behavior, relationships & self-esteem. She emphasizes the importance of therapist-patient collaboration to create goal-oriented treatment plans that consider each client's unique needs
(978) 575-8732 View (978) 575-8732
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Swati Dehariya
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
You know deep down that something's not quite right. The world feels fragmented, as if you're viewing life through a cracked lens. Trauma has a way of taking pieces of us, leaving behind a puzzle that just doesn't seem to fit anymore. You're often caught in your thoughts, navigating the day as though you're on autopilot, detached from the vibrancy of life around you. Yet, amidst this disconnection, there's a resilient part of you that refuses to let this be your defining story. You envision a life where your experiences illuminate a path for others who are struggling, turning your journey into a beacon of hope.
You know deep down that something's not quite right. The world feels fragmented, as if you're viewing life through a cracked lens. Trauma has a way of taking pieces of us, leaving behind a puzzle that just doesn't seem to fit anymore. You're often caught in your thoughts, navigating the day as though you're on autopilot, detached from the vibrancy of life around you. Yet, amidst this disconnection, there's a resilient part of you that refuses to let this be your defining story. You envision a life where your experiences illuminate a path for others who are struggling, turning your journey into a beacon of hope.
(339) 330-1064 View (339) 330-1064
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Daisha Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
A lot has happened for you, and you’ve been doing a lot just to get by. You’ve had to hide what’s really going on from others, and even from yourself. The trauma, toxic relationships, and negative life experiences have been making it hard for you to have fulfilling relationships, work, and even just to be you. You live with a lot of anxiety, stress, and depression. You don’t feel like yourself, or even know who you are, and you’re not where you want to be in life.
A lot has happened for you, and you’ve been doing a lot just to get by. You’ve had to hide what’s really going on from others, and even from yourself. The trauma, toxic relationships, and negative life experiences have been making it hard for you to have fulfilling relationships, work, and even just to be you. You live with a lot of anxiety, stress, and depression. You don’t feel like yourself, or even know who you are, and you’re not where you want to be in life.
(857) 271-4245 View (857) 271-4245
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Jen Barrows
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904
Now accepting new clients for immediate openings. Therapy is sometimes like trying to untangle a great big knot from the inside out. I am there to guide you in choosing which strands to look at first, which ones to save for later and how to cope with the emotions that are released with the loosening of each string.
Now accepting new clients for immediate openings. Therapy is sometimes like trying to untangle a great big knot from the inside out. I am there to guide you in choosing which strands to look at first, which ones to save for later and how to cope with the emotions that are released with the loosening of each string.
(781) 908-2031 View (781) 908-2031
Photo of Lauren Wong - Lauren Wong, EdM, Pre-Licensed Professional
Lauren Wong, EdM
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
You’ve been through so much, and trauma has a way of taking over everything. Maybe to cope, you try to keep yourself busy with work, schoolwork, or home tasks so you don't have to think about it all. Most of the time, though, it's all you can think about. It can impact your relationships, too. It can be hard for others who haven't been through similar struggles to truly understand what you're going through. Even for you, finding the right words to explain it all can be difficult. This makes connecting with others a bit more challenging.
You’ve been through so much, and trauma has a way of taking over everything. Maybe to cope, you try to keep yourself busy with work, schoolwork, or home tasks so you don't have to think about it all. Most of the time, though, it's all you can think about. It can impact your relationships, too. It can be hard for others who haven't been through similar struggles to truly understand what you're going through. Even for you, finding the right words to explain it all can be difficult. This makes connecting with others a bit more challenging.
(857) 240-1297 View (857) 240-1297
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Kerriann Sousa
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
Are you emotionally exhausted from trying to push through life? Are you a new mom who feels like she is drowning and losing her identity by the minute? Maybe you have family conflict that you just cannot seem to resolve or trauma that impacts you every single day leaving you feeling stuck. I am a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families of all different backgrounds. I can help guide you on the journey of regaining your identity.
Are you emotionally exhausted from trying to push through life? Are you a new mom who feels like she is drowning and losing her identity by the minute? Maybe you have family conflict that you just cannot seem to resolve or trauma that impacts you every single day leaving you feeling stuck. I am a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families of all different backgrounds. I can help guide you on the journey of regaining your identity.
(781) 412-7083 View (781) 412-7083
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Vennis Nhem
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynn, MA 01904  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feeling misunderstood by others around you? Do you find yourself wondering what you're doing? Seeking counseling or therapy can be a vulnerable process. Vennis works to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and works collaboratively with them to develop treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs.
Are you struggling with feeling misunderstood by others around you? Do you find yourself wondering what you're doing? Seeking counseling or therapy can be a vulnerable process. Vennis works to providing a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and works collaboratively with them to develop treatment plans that are tailored to their unique needs.
(351) 666-4591 View (351) 666-4591
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 01904

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 01904 who prioritize treating:

100% Trauma and PTSD
95% Depression
90% Anxiety
76% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% Optum
63% Tufts

How Therapists in 01904 see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 01904?

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.