Therapists in 02146

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Margalit Eren-Rabinovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
For over 40 years I have been helping people with their life challenges, their relationships, and their aspirations. My clients say that I am supportive, knowledgeable, and wise. I see therapy as a safe place to think aloud, to get support, to get feedback, and to learn how to change yourself and your situation. I enjoy my work. I enjoy joining my clients in their effort to better their life, and helping them to discover their strengths and overcome obstacles. To learn more about me and my professional experience, and areas of expertise, please go to my website at: www.margliter.com.
For over 40 years I have been helping people with their life challenges, their relationships, and their aspirations. My clients say that I am supportive, knowledgeable, and wise. I see therapy as a safe place to think aloud, to get support, to get feedback, and to learn how to change yourself and your situation. I enjoy my work. I enjoy joining my clients in their effort to better their life, and helping them to discover their strengths and overcome obstacles. To learn more about me and my professional experience, and areas of expertise, please go to my website at: www.margliter.com.
(857) 239-0129 View (857) 239-0129
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Steven Alan Hassan
Counselor, PhD, MEd, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
As a former cult member, I help people and their families who have been "unduly influenced." I am committed to helping people reclaim their personal power. I wrote four books including Freedom of Mind, Combating Cult Mind Control, and The Cult of Trump. My online courses include Understanding Cults: A Foundational Course. I help people from all over the world who have found that mental health professionals unless they are specialized in treating cult members, are at best a waste of time and resources, and worse, do further harm. A large part of my practice is short term work with former members.
As a former cult member, I help people and their families who have been "unduly influenced." I am committed to helping people reclaim their personal power. I wrote four books including Freedom of Mind, Combating Cult Mind Control, and The Cult of Trump. My online courses include Understanding Cults: A Foundational Course. I help people from all over the world who have found that mental health professionals unless they are specialized in treating cult members, are at best a waste of time and resources, and worse, do further harm. A large part of my practice is short term work with former members.
(617) 941-3800 View (617) 941-3800
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Dahyana (Diana) Schlosser
PMHNP, MEd
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
Hi there, and welcome. If your child's behaviors and/or emotions have you feeling eager to find a solution, I am here to help. Being a parent or caregiver to a child struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges is tough. And despite the fact that you know your child best, you may still be struggling to find the right interventions, supports, and resources to make it all better. That's where I come in. In addition to providing psychotherapy, I can help you navigate the various resources available to support your child.
Hi there, and welcome. If your child's behaviors and/or emotions have you feeling eager to find a solution, I am here to help. Being a parent or caregiver to a child struggling with behavioral and emotional challenges is tough. And despite the fact that you know your child best, you may still be struggling to find the right interventions, supports, and resources to make it all better. That's where I come in. In addition to providing psychotherapy, I can help you navigate the various resources available to support your child.
(508) 342-5518 View (508) 342-5518
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Quita Mullan, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD, MPH
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
Sadness, depression, grief, anger, anxiety, betrayal, confusion, our relationships, and work stresses can leave us feeling lost and out of balance with ourselves and with others important to us. I have worked for 20+ yrs. with individuals and couples in Maryland and Massachusetts. I actively engage with my clients to bring about new insights, and fresh ways of thinking, feeling and behaving so a re-balance can occur. Together we work to release negative core beliefs and shift dysfunctional patterns resulting in clients' greater clarity, empowerment, peace, and satisfaction. Clients become more connected to themselves and others.
Sadness, depression, grief, anger, anxiety, betrayal, confusion, our relationships, and work stresses can leave us feeling lost and out of balance with ourselves and with others important to us. I have worked for 20+ yrs. with individuals and couples in Maryland and Massachusetts. I actively engage with my clients to bring about new insights, and fresh ways of thinking, feeling and behaving so a re-balance can occur. Together we work to release negative core beliefs and shift dysfunctional patterns resulting in clients' greater clarity, empowerment, peace, and satisfaction. Clients become more connected to themselves and others.
(617) 712-0873 View (617) 712-0873
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Susan Taterka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people struggling with stress or loss. I offer understanding and compassion. I help my clients recognize and understand their feelings, improve their coping and communication skills, increase their emotional intelligence, clarify their goals, implement their plans, raise their self-esteem, and heal. I work with adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds- single, married, widowed, divorced/separated, caregivers, single parents, parents struggling with their children's difficulties, and adult children of elderly parents who are declining.
I work with people struggling with stress or loss. I offer understanding and compassion. I help my clients recognize and understand their feelings, improve their coping and communication skills, increase their emotional intelligence, clarify their goals, implement their plans, raise their self-esteem, and heal. I work with adults of all ages and cultural backgrounds- single, married, widowed, divorced/separated, caregivers, single parents, parents struggling with their children's difficulties, and adult children of elderly parents who are declining.
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Jennifer Hamilton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
Dr. J supports folks coping with changes and the complexity of identity development in the context of anxiety, life's transitions, grief/loss and/or chronic illness. Licensed in MA and CA. Accepting new clients.
Dr. J supports folks coping with changes and the complexity of identity development in the context of anxiety, life's transitions, grief/loss and/or chronic illness. Licensed in MA and CA. Accepting new clients.
(508) 978-4949 View (508) 978-4949
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Hema Naraharisetty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, MS, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
Helping clients struggling with unhealthy relationship patterns, finding love, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, childhood trauma, are my interests. Spiritual guidance is my newly evolving skill and passion. Providing a safe place to discuss your struggles and challenges is my priority. Having various experiences with life, I operate from a nonjudgmental and curious standpoint. I use my expertise and knowledge in biology, psychology, trauma focused theories, eastern philosophy to help you evolve in mind-body, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Please checkout my website life tree transformation to learn more
Helping clients struggling with unhealthy relationship patterns, finding love, social anxiety, anxiety, depression, addictive behaviors, childhood trauma, are my interests. Spiritual guidance is my newly evolving skill and passion. Providing a safe place to discuss your struggles and challenges is my priority. Having various experiences with life, I operate from a nonjudgmental and curious standpoint. I use my expertise and knowledge in biology, psychology, trauma focused theories, eastern philosophy to help you evolve in mind-body, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Please checkout my website life tree transformation to learn more
(978) 615-4487 View (978) 615-4487
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Abramowitz Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
I believe that the life we are given is precious and meaningful. At times, this "journey" of life may present with significant obstacles and challenges that test our resolve, spirit, and ability to function effectively. At the same time, I understand that people have tremendous resources within themselves. As a mental health counselor, I endeavor to help facilitate the access and activation of internal and external resources aimed at minimizing and eventually overcoming life's challenges. I'm looking forward to working with you, and harnessing life's experiences as opportunities for growth and positive development.
I believe that the life we are given is precious and meaningful. At times, this "journey" of life may present with significant obstacles and challenges that test our resolve, spirit, and ability to function effectively. At the same time, I understand that people have tremendous resources within themselves. As a mental health counselor, I endeavor to help facilitate the access and activation of internal and external resources aimed at minimizing and eventually overcoming life's challenges. I'm looking forward to working with you, and harnessing life's experiences as opportunities for growth and positive development.
(508) 501-3196 View (508) 501-3196
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Kathy Davis-Gillette, PhD, New Inspiration LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (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) 217-6585 View (339) 217-6585
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Elizabeth Renzella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
There are times in life when we all need extra support and it can be difficult to ask for help. By reading this, you have already taken the first step. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, parenting, pregnancy/postpartum, relationships, or any other emotional concerns, let’s work together to improve your mental health. I am here to guide you in your journey toward letting go of the things causing you distress while empowering you to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
There are times in life when we all need extra support and it can be difficult to ask for help. By reading this, you have already taken the first step. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, parenting, pregnancy/postpartum, relationships, or any other emotional concerns, let’s work together to improve your mental health. I am here to guide you in your journey toward letting go of the things causing you distress while empowering you to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(508) 529-1376 View (508) 529-1376
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Lindsey Angione
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with people who consider themselves perfectionists. Often high performers, athletes, students and professionals in high stress fields struggle with anxiety, burnout, depression and isolation. I utilize humor, empathy and gentle challenging to help clients make progress towards their goals of finding balance and happiness. I am a strengths-based clinician and see the good in all my clients; my goal is for them to see it too. I believe in the power of gratitude, mindfulness, compassion and the foundations of wellness to improve mental health. Therapy is not one size fits all, and is just as unique as you are.
I specialize in working with people who consider themselves perfectionists. Often high performers, athletes, students and professionals in high stress fields struggle with anxiety, burnout, depression and isolation. I utilize humor, empathy and gentle challenging to help clients make progress towards their goals of finding balance and happiness. I am a strengths-based clinician and see the good in all my clients; my goal is for them to see it too. I believe in the power of gratitude, mindfulness, compassion and the foundations of wellness to improve mental health. Therapy is not one size fits all, and is just as unique as you are.
(617) 917-3520 View (617) 917-3520
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Ashley Oelkers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
Are you or your child currently struggling socially, emotionally, or behaviorally, and are feeling stuck with what to do? I first commend you for taking this step in seeking help, as it can feel difficult to be vulnerable. By using a holistic perspective and creating a compassionate, warm, and non-judgmental environment, I hope to build a strong and trusting relationship where we can explore the current and/or past issues you are facing. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
Are you or your child currently struggling socially, emotionally, or behaviorally, and are feeling stuck with what to do? I first commend you for taking this step in seeking help, as it can feel difficult to be vulnerable. By using a holistic perspective and creating a compassionate, warm, and non-judgmental environment, I hope to build a strong and trusting relationship where we can explore the current and/or past issues you are facing. My primary focus is working with children, adolescents, and young adults.
(617) 676-2099 View (617) 676-2099
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Kelsey Yacura
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
Therapy is a unique opportunity to work together to help you navigate life's challenges in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you are looking to gain insight into your thinking and behavioral patterns, develop skills to manage disruptive or distressing symptoms, or improve your relationships with yourself and others, I am here to help you work through your unique challenges to live a healthy, fulfilling life. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/dating challenges, life transitions, substance misuse, body image concerns, and disordered eating.
Therapy is a unique opportunity to work together to help you navigate life's challenges in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you are looking to gain insight into your thinking and behavioral patterns, develop skills to manage disruptive or distressing symptoms, or improve your relationships with yourself and others, I am here to help you work through your unique challenges to live a healthy, fulfilling life. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/dating challenges, life transitions, substance misuse, body image concerns, and disordered eating.
(857) 420-4882 View (857) 420-4882
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Michael McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
The path to healing starts with a conscious choice to put yourself first, which is often a radical concept for the world and society that we live in. At Mystical Pathways, you will be taking this very step in your journey towards self-healing. I believe that the key to helping my client’s achieve a fully realized version of health is to take a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. I utilize a blend of trauma informed approaches, CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients uncover and achieve their wellness goals.
The path to healing starts with a conscious choice to put yourself first, which is often a radical concept for the world and society that we live in. At Mystical Pathways, you will be taking this very step in your journey towards self-healing. I believe that the key to helping my client’s achieve a fully realized version of health is to take a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing. I utilize a blend of trauma informed approaches, CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing to help my clients uncover and achieve their wellness goals.
(508) 687-5573 View (508) 687-5573
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Lee Kandlbinder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
I am Lee, a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience helping people navigate the challenges of their lives. I worked for many years as a mental health specialist in the Army and then provided mental health case management and crisis response services for veterans and their families. I am now offering therapy services for folks who prefer to get help from the comfort of their homes. I work with individuals, couples and teens from all walks of life.
I am Lee, a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience helping people navigate the challenges of their lives. I worked for many years as a mental health specialist in the Army and then provided mental health case management and crisis response services for veterans and their families. I am now offering therapy services for folks who prefer to get help from the comfort of their homes. I work with individuals, couples and teens from all walks of life.
(617) 209-1012 View (617) 209-1012
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Silvia Pomares
Counselor, MA
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
There are times in our lives when we feel sad, depressed, confused, anxious and despite our best efforts at giving ourselves rational advice, we still don't feel better. In therapy, we work towards building a different way of thinking about ourselves and our problems. Not only will we relieve the symptoms but also achieve personal growth, acceptance of ourselves and most importantly, a liberating feeling of being understood. Every individual is unique and will have different needs and desired outcomes for their therapeutic process. With that in mind, whatever each specific client is seeking will be respected and worked towards.
There are times in our lives when we feel sad, depressed, confused, anxious and despite our best efforts at giving ourselves rational advice, we still don't feel better. In therapy, we work towards building a different way of thinking about ourselves and our problems. Not only will we relieve the symptoms but also achieve personal growth, acceptance of ourselves and most importantly, a liberating feeling of being understood. Every individual is unique and will have different needs and desired outcomes for their therapeutic process. With that in mind, whatever each specific client is seeking will be respected and worked towards.
(617) 812-4965 View (617) 812-4965
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Colleen Babson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
NOW accepting new clients! Being a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist is a true privilege and my passion. How brave to seek help when feeling vulnerable. What a leap of faith to try to find the right therapist. I so admire my clients transformation from fear and worry to joy and wellness. Together in a safe relaxed atmosphere, you can feel free to explore your deepest thoughts, hopes and life-challenges. In a spirit of trust and honesty, we will laugh, we will cry, and we will problem solve together. With new insight, awareness and skills, you will move forward to a healthier and happier life.
NOW accepting new clients! Being a Licensed Marriage & Family therapist is a true privilege and my passion. How brave to seek help when feeling vulnerable. What a leap of faith to try to find the right therapist. I so admire my clients transformation from fear and worry to joy and wellness. Together in a safe relaxed atmosphere, you can feel free to explore your deepest thoughts, hopes and life-challenges. In a spirit of trust and honesty, we will laugh, we will cry, and we will problem solve together. With new insight, awareness and skills, you will move forward to a healthier and happier life.
(617) 683-1207 View (617) 683-1207
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Shane MacDonald, LICSW, New Inspiration LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (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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Sima Kainejad
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146  (Online Only)
Emotional and Mental health issues inevitably have become part of our everyday living, though we simply cannot allow them to rule our lives. Learning to cope with stress, emotional pains and disappointing experiences (whether be school, relationship, work/other daily functioning) is a prerequisite to human existence.
Emotional and Mental health issues inevitably have become part of our everyday living, though we simply cannot allow them to rule our lives. Learning to cope with stress, emotional pains and disappointing experiences (whether be school, relationship, work/other daily functioning) is a prerequisite to human existence.
(508) 544-0348 View (508) 544-0348
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Dr. Alanna Downing
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brookline, MA 02146
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and specialize in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and mindfulness based therapies. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and specialize in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. My approach integrates a variety of evidence-based practices including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and mindfulness based therapies. I have been effective at utilizing these treatment modalities to alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, and other clinical concerns. Clients also come to my practice to improve relationships and navigate stressful life changes.
(781) 303-9621 View (781) 303-9621

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Number of Therapists in 02146

50+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 02146 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
78% Stress
74% Life Transitions
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% BlueCross and BlueShield
49% Aetna
44% Harvard Pilgrim

How Therapists in 02146 see their clients

53% Online Only
47% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 02146?

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.