Therapists in 02105

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Justine O'Leary, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
Welcome, If you are reading this, you are probably experiencing some discomfort in your life and wondering, “Can this person help me? Can I trust her? Am I the only one with this problem?” and dozens of other questions. I understand your worries and that is why I encourage you to contact me and find out whether working together would be a good fit.
Welcome, If you are reading this, you are probably experiencing some discomfort in your life and wondering, “Can this person help me? Can I trust her? Am I the only one with this problem?” and dozens of other questions. I understand your worries and that is why I encourage you to contact me and find out whether working together would be a good fit.
(617) 833-3356 View (617) 833-3356
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Leon Setton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02105
I utilize an eclectic, psychodynamic approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I work with a wide range of people facing a diversity of challenges. I have specific experience with issues related to substance misuse, LGBTQ identities, HIV/AIDS, anxiety, depression, sexual compulsions, romantic relationships, spirituality & religion, and trauma. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you and be a part of your process of growth and development. Feel free to contact me for more information or an initial consultation.
I utilize an eclectic, psychodynamic approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I work with a wide range of people facing a diversity of challenges. I have specific experience with issues related to substance misuse, LGBTQ identities, HIV/AIDS, anxiety, depression, sexual compulsions, romantic relationships, spirituality & religion, and trauma. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you and be a part of your process of growth and development. Feel free to contact me for more information or an initial consultation.
(917) 708-8925 View (917) 708-8925
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Whitney Brooks
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients! Do you often find yourself feeling sad or anxious? Do you worry about yourself or your child? Do you wish you could be your best self? With over fifteen years of clinical experience, my style is fluid and catered to best suit the concerns and experience of my clients. I have worked with clients of all ages in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy. I offer a goal-oriented and strength-based approach and incorporate CBT, ACT, art/narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy depending on needs and preferences of each client.
I am currently accepting new clients! Do you often find yourself feeling sad or anxious? Do you worry about yourself or your child? Do you wish you could be your best self? With over fifteen years of clinical experience, my style is fluid and catered to best suit the concerns and experience of my clients. I have worked with clients of all ages in the context of individual, couples, and family therapy. I offer a goal-oriented and strength-based approach and incorporate CBT, ACT, art/narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy depending on needs and preferences of each client.
(617) 863-9572 View (617) 863-9572
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Inner Healing and Growth Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02105
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.... Welcome.....I am sure there are a ton of feelings/emotions and challenges that you are facing during the current public health issues and I am here to offer you support. I can only imagine how difficult these times must be. I can work with you as we learn techniques and interventions to manage through these very difficult times. Together we can learn how to "heal" today and "grow" for tomorrow by finding ....balance. I offer telehealth or phone therapy . I invite you to give me a call. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Gh.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS.... Welcome.....I am sure there are a ton of feelings/emotions and challenges that you are facing during the current public health issues and I am here to offer you support. I can only imagine how difficult these times must be. I can work with you as we learn techniques and interventions to manage through these very difficult times. Together we can learn how to "heal" today and "grow" for tomorrow by finding ....balance. I offer telehealth or phone therapy . I invite you to give me a call. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. Gh.
(508) 815-4726 View (508) 815-4726
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Brennan Orlando
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I understand starting therapy can feel daunting, I aim to create a safe, comforting, and supportive environment for the individuals I work with. It takes time to get to know each other, and we will go at a pace that works for you. Our first session will include important information about your history, past therapy, family dynamics, identify your current symptoms, and together prioritize what you want to work on. From there, we will develop treatment goals to decrease your identified stressors.
I understand starting therapy can feel daunting, I aim to create a safe, comforting, and supportive environment for the individuals I work with. It takes time to get to know each other, and we will go at a pace that works for you. Our first session will include important information about your history, past therapy, family dynamics, identify your current symptoms, and together prioritize what you want to work on. From there, we will develop treatment goals to decrease your identified stressors.
(518) 625-8174 View (518) 625-8174
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Kenzi DeFaria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both RI and MA. I enjoy helping children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, and selective mutism, to learn the tools necessary to help them feel comfortable and confident in themselves. Most of my client's goals include learning to cope with fears and intrusive thoughts, developing positive communication skills, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and compassion for themselves. I utilize exposure therapy, ERP, CBT, and ACT.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both RI and MA. I enjoy helping children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, and selective mutism, to learn the tools necessary to help them feel comfortable and confident in themselves. Most of my client's goals include learning to cope with fears and intrusive thoughts, developing positive communication skills, and increasing self-esteem, confidence, and compassion for themselves. I utilize exposure therapy, ERP, CBT, and ACT.
(401) 386-4513 View (401) 386-4513
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Dr. Barry Feldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
I am a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. I work with individuals experiencing an array of circumstances and challenges. One of my specialties is counseling people with a focus on those in high-risk professions (e.g., law enforcement, fire/rescue, EMS, military) and their loved ones. I also work with a broad range of individuals employed in other “helping professions” (e.g., medical and mental healthcare providers, veterinary medicine professionals, educators, prosecutors, clergy) whose careers may have been negatively impacted by job and/or personal circumstances.
I am a psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical, teaching and research experience. I work with individuals experiencing an array of circumstances and challenges. One of my specialties is counseling people with a focus on those in high-risk professions (e.g., law enforcement, fire/rescue, EMS, military) and their loved ones. I also work with a broad range of individuals employed in other “helping professions” (e.g., medical and mental healthcare providers, veterinary medicine professionals, educators, prosecutors, clergy) whose careers may have been negatively impacted by job and/or personal circumstances.
(617) 603-0209 View (617) 603-0209
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Aj Guerrero
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
I provide one on one psychotherapy based on clients’ strengths and growth points at a collaborated pace. I support clients who need support navigating life transitions, anxiety, relationships/dating, identity-related challenges, imposter syndrome work/life balance and neurodiversity. My clinical training focused on providing trauma-informed culturally conscious therapy to clients who come from many walks of life and intersecting identities, while utilizing kindness, metaphors and a bit of humor in my therapy sessions.
I provide one on one psychotherapy based on clients’ strengths and growth points at a collaborated pace. I support clients who need support navigating life transitions, anxiety, relationships/dating, identity-related challenges, imposter syndrome work/life balance and neurodiversity. My clinical training focused on providing trauma-informed culturally conscious therapy to clients who come from many walks of life and intersecting identities, while utilizing kindness, metaphors and a bit of humor in my therapy sessions.
(617) 397-3168 View (617) 397-3168
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Peg Hurley Dawson, Ph.D.
Counselor, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02105
Specializing in treatment of sex and relationship issues, "sex addiction", problematic sexual behavior, complex trauma, PTSD, sexual pain, mismatched desire, non-traditional relationships. I utilize the following modalities: EMDR, IFS, Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain (TEB) for developmental trauma, Safe and Sound protocol (SSP), somatic psychotherapy, sandplay & sandtray. I am also informed by the Polyvagal theory and neuroscience. I offer a unique multifaceted, sex positive approach and supervisor. In addition, author of Sand Therapy for Out of Control Sexual Behavior, Shame, and Trauma: Treatment Approaches Beyond Words.
Specializing in treatment of sex and relationship issues, "sex addiction", problematic sexual behavior, complex trauma, PTSD, sexual pain, mismatched desire, non-traditional relationships. I utilize the following modalities: EMDR, IFS, Transforming the Experienced-Based Brain (TEB) for developmental trauma, Safe and Sound protocol (SSP), somatic psychotherapy, sandplay & sandtray. I am also informed by the Polyvagal theory and neuroscience. I offer a unique multifaceted, sex positive approach and supervisor. In addition, author of Sand Therapy for Out of Control Sexual Behavior, Shame, and Trauma: Treatment Approaches Beyond Words.
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Maura Mc Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
Currently accepting weekday morning, afternoon, and evening clients. My passion is assisting individuals with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have multiple years of professional and private practice experience helping middle aged, senior adults, and couples navigate emotional difficulties, stressful circumstances, and traumatic periods of their lives. I weave together strands of positive psychology, mindfulness practices, and interpersonal psychotherapy into a cohesive and tailored approach to meet clients where they currently are.
Currently accepting weekday morning, afternoon, and evening clients. My passion is assisting individuals with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I have multiple years of professional and private practice experience helping middle aged, senior adults, and couples navigate emotional difficulties, stressful circumstances, and traumatic periods of their lives. I weave together strands of positive psychology, mindfulness practices, and interpersonal psychotherapy into a cohesive and tailored approach to meet clients where they currently are.
(339) 230-2766 View (339) 230-2766
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Emily E Carol
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are seeking support to manage mood, anxiety, life transitions, grief, motivation, sleep, and family concerns. I have specific expertise working with young adults and college students, but I enjoy and have extensive experience working with individuals across the lifespan. My work is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These treatments are scientifically validated to help clients develop specific coping skills to manage distress and engage more fully in their life. My style is warm, collaborative, encouraging, and creative.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are seeking support to manage mood, anxiety, life transitions, grief, motivation, sleep, and family concerns. I have specific expertise working with young adults and college students, but I enjoy and have extensive experience working with individuals across the lifespan. My work is grounded in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). These treatments are scientifically validated to help clients develop specific coping skills to manage distress and engage more fully in their life. My style is warm, collaborative, encouraging, and creative.
(617) 380-4856 View (617) 380-4856
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Samantha Ricci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I am a proudly LGBTQ+ Licensed Certified Social Worker who provides outpatient therapy to adults and couples struggling with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, traumatic histories, LGBTQIA+ issues, and interpersonal relationship problems. You can expect me to show up fully and authentically in my therapeutic work. I believe that you are the expert on your life and my goal is to work collaboratively with you to support you in moving towards a more joyful, authentic, and wholehearted way of living.
I am a proudly LGBTQ+ Licensed Certified Social Worker who provides outpatient therapy to adults and couples struggling with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, traumatic histories, LGBTQIA+ issues, and interpersonal relationship problems. You can expect me to show up fully and authentically in my therapeutic work. I believe that you are the expert on your life and my goal is to work collaboratively with you to support you in moving towards a more joyful, authentic, and wholehearted way of living.
(774) 500-3731 View (774) 500-3731
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Melissa Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I'm a Social Worker licensed to practice in the states of Massachusetts and California trained in treating anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, grief & loss. I am a strong advocate for social justice issues and have a commitment to working with marginalized communities over my 10+ years in the social services field. I have acquired specialized training in working with LGBTQ+ and Aging folks.
I'm a Social Worker licensed to practice in the states of Massachusetts and California trained in treating anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, life transitions, trauma, grief & loss. I am a strong advocate for social justice issues and have a commitment to working with marginalized communities over my 10+ years in the social services field. I have acquired specialized training in working with LGBTQ+ and Aging folks.
(657) 250-7952 View (657) 250-7952
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Henry White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Henry, a therapist at Mountain View Therapy. Long before I began to work as a therapist, I have believed that narrative has a unique power to help us define both our experience and identity. I graduated with a degree in film and medieval history from Marlboro College, then worked in production and as an actor on independent films, before moving to digital marketing. Eventually I turned to social work. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2022. Before joining Mountain View Therapy, I helped veterans struggling with homelessness, addiction and post-traumatic stress in the Somerville area.
Hi I'm Henry, a therapist at Mountain View Therapy. Long before I began to work as a therapist, I have believed that narrative has a unique power to help us define both our experience and identity. I graduated with a degree in film and medieval history from Marlboro College, then worked in production and as an actor on independent films, before moving to digital marketing. Eventually I turned to social work. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2022. Before joining Mountain View Therapy, I helped veterans struggling with homelessness, addiction and post-traumatic stress in the Somerville area.
(781) 916-9698 View (781) 916-9698
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Kate Moschandreas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
I love helping clients who feel stuck with anxiety, depression, or trauma become “unstuck.” In my therapy space, I strive to create a supportive environment for people to explore their emotions – and the experiences that shaped those emotions. With individuals, couples, and families, I work collaboratively to understand how previous dynamics, especially with families of origin, contribute to their current thoughts and coping skills. When clients understand how their past relationships influence their current selves, they are better able to build new futures, with greater self-acceptance, growth, new skills, and overall happiness.
I love helping clients who feel stuck with anxiety, depression, or trauma become “unstuck.” In my therapy space, I strive to create a supportive environment for people to explore their emotions – and the experiences that shaped those emotions. With individuals, couples, and families, I work collaboratively to understand how previous dynamics, especially with families of origin, contribute to their current thoughts and coping skills. When clients understand how their past relationships influence their current selves, they are better able to build new futures, with greater self-acceptance, growth, new skills, and overall happiness.
(781) 512-6974 View (781) 512-6974
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Lynn Corbett
Counselor, LMHC, BCBA
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in depression, anxiety, stress-management, family issues, co-dependency, self-esteem, executive functioning, anger management and Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in depression, anxiety, stress-management, family issues, co-dependency, self-esteem, executive functioning, anger management and Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism.
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Jessica A McPartland-Walsh
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02105
I am a licensed mental health counselor focusing on evidence-based interventions, specifically, cognitive behavioral therapy and child and family therapy. My area of specialty include working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, self esteem, gender issues, college and life transitions, and complex trauma including self harm and suicidal ideation, supporting stressful life circumstances and creating healthy boundaries. Additionally, I have extensive experience in family systems and working with parents to support their children’s needs.
I am a licensed mental health counselor focusing on evidence-based interventions, specifically, cognitive behavioral therapy and child and family therapy. My area of specialty include working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, self esteem, gender issues, college and life transitions, and complex trauma including self harm and suicidal ideation, supporting stressful life circumstances and creating healthy boundaries. Additionally, I have extensive experience in family systems and working with parents to support their children’s needs.
(508) 921-4207 View (508) 921-4207
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Erin McGreevy
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
Taking the first step into your own wellness can feel exciting and scary at the same time. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life expectations or struggling to connect with loved ones. Have you felt more down or isolated lately? More sad or feeling out of control with your emotions and reactions? Are you wanting to form better relationships or have more confidence in your self? Together we can work on that and identify any barriers that might be in the way on your path to healing.
Taking the first step into your own wellness can feel exciting and scary at the same time. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with life expectations or struggling to connect with loved ones. Have you felt more down or isolated lately? More sad or feeling out of control with your emotions and reactions? Are you wanting to form better relationships or have more confidence in your self? Together we can work on that and identify any barriers that might be in the way on your path to healing.
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Mat Barbosa
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I know the decision to come to counseling can be very difficult for many individuals. Taking that leap into the unknown can be scary (coming into counseling for the first time or seeing a new counselor if you have had counseling before). I believe that the individual decides to come to therapy because they have tried everything they can think of to improve their situation but have become stuck. The goal in therapy is to assist the client in becoming ‘unstuck’ and taking steps towards a more rich and meaningful life. I will do this from a down to earth, non judgmental, and accepting stance.
I know the decision to come to counseling can be very difficult for many individuals. Taking that leap into the unknown can be scary (coming into counseling for the first time or seeing a new counselor if you have had counseling before). I believe that the individual decides to come to therapy because they have tried everything they can think of to improve their situation but have become stuck. The goal in therapy is to assist the client in becoming ‘unstuck’ and taking steps towards a more rich and meaningful life. I will do this from a down to earth, non judgmental, and accepting stance.
(774) 322-1199 View (774) 322-1199
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Amanda Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Boston, MA 02105  (Online Only)
I help adults reconnect with themselves, realize their potential and build their ideal future. I work with an array of people with many different issues. The most common thread between my clients is that they are genuine, in need and want change in their lives.
I help adults reconnect with themselves, realize their potential and build their ideal future. I work with an array of people with many different issues. The most common thread between my clients is that they are genuine, in need and want change in their lives.
(609) 566-8446 View (609) 566-8446

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Number of Therapists in 02105

20+

Average cost per session

$170

Therapists in 02105 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Coping Skills
85% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% BlueCross and BlueShield
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
55% Aetna

How Therapists in 02105 see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02105?

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.