Therapists in 06811

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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
I am accepting new clients via teleheath due to the current pandemic.
I am accepting new clients via teleheath due to the current pandemic.
(475) 323-6402 View (475) 323-6402
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Jaclyn M Semmeles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page! I've been practicing social work for almost 10 years. I graduated from Fordham University with a Masters in Social Work. My clinical experience ranges from individual therapy, group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy, to working with families in-home. My areas of specialty include working with patients with Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar D/O, and Borderline Personality D/O from ages 18-65+.
Welcome to my page! I've been practicing social work for almost 10 years. I graduated from Fordham University with a Masters in Social Work. My clinical experience ranges from individual therapy, group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy, to working with families in-home. My areas of specialty include working with patients with Anxiety, Depression, Bi-polar D/O, and Borderline Personality D/O from ages 18-65+.
(475) 262-8345 View (475) 262-8345
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Irene Sherlock, LMFT, LADC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06811
Most people who come in to see me usually wind up uttering a version of this in the first weeks: “This is not how I thought my life would turn out.” They seem unaware that many of us have felt this way at one time or another. People are hurting when they make a call to a therapist. They’re “stuck,” and yet anxious about the therapy process. They want change. But how to go about making it happen? Llfe is by definition unpredictable. No matter how we plan or adequately prepare for it, it comes down to sorting out the difficult from the more difficult when decisions have to be made.
Most people who come in to see me usually wind up uttering a version of this in the first weeks: “This is not how I thought my life would turn out.” They seem unaware that many of us have felt this way at one time or another. People are hurting when they make a call to a therapist. They’re “stuck,” and yet anxious about the therapy process. They want change. But how to go about making it happen? Llfe is by definition unpredictable. No matter how we plan or adequately prepare for it, it comes down to sorting out the difficult from the more difficult when decisions have to be made.
(203) 904-2392 View (203) 904-2392
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06811
We are a therapy practice in the Greater Area of Danbury, providing excellent services to children, adolescents, individuals and families, who are ready to create meaningful, loving and unbreakable relationships. Our mission is to provide professional services focused towards the improvement of mental health, higher quality of life of children, adolescents and families. We are now accepting new client, offering ONLINE counseling exclusively.
We are a therapy practice in the Greater Area of Danbury, providing excellent services to children, adolescents, individuals and families, who are ready to create meaningful, loving and unbreakable relationships. Our mission is to provide professional services focused towards the improvement of mental health, higher quality of life of children, adolescents and families. We are now accepting new client, offering ONLINE counseling exclusively.
(475) 275-8263 View (475) 275-8263
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Jason Culbreth
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS , LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06811
Challenged by mental and functional impairments including traumatic brain injury effects; endocrine dysfunction; sleep disturbance; obstructive sleep apnea; chronic joint/back pain, orthopedic problems, and headaches; substance abuse; depression and suicide; anger; worry, rumination, and stress reactivity; marital, family, and community dysfunction; problems with sexual health and intimacy; being “on guard” or hypervigilant; memory, concentration, and cognitive impairments; vestibular and vision impairments; challenges of the transition from military to civilian life; and common existential issues associated with high stress careers
Challenged by mental and functional impairments including traumatic brain injury effects; endocrine dysfunction; sleep disturbance; obstructive sleep apnea; chronic joint/back pain, orthopedic problems, and headaches; substance abuse; depression and suicide; anger; worry, rumination, and stress reactivity; marital, family, and community dysfunction; problems with sexual health and intimacy; being “on guard” or hypervigilant; memory, concentration, and cognitive impairments; vestibular and vision impairments; challenges of the transition from military to civilian life; and common existential issues associated with high stress careers
(475) 473-8598 View (475) 473-8598
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A, MEd
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Have you had a negative experience with therapy before? Do you feel like your mental health professional doesn’t care to understand you and your unique needs? Mental health issues impact every aspect of life, including your career, relationships, and overall well-being. If anxiety, depression, or relationship hurdles have you feeling submerged, SMPsychotherapy & Counseling is here for you. You don’t have to navigate life's challenges alone. With a heartfelt commitment, we tailor our therapeutic approach and strive for your positive mental wellness transformation. Connect with SMPsychotherapy to start your journey to optimal wellness
Have you had a negative experience with therapy before? Do you feel like your mental health professional doesn’t care to understand you and your unique needs? Mental health issues impact every aspect of life, including your career, relationships, and overall well-being. If anxiety, depression, or relationship hurdles have you feeling submerged, SMPsychotherapy & Counseling is here for you. You don’t have to navigate life's challenges alone. With a heartfelt commitment, we tailor our therapeutic approach and strive for your positive mental wellness transformation. Connect with SMPsychotherapy to start your journey to optimal wellness
(475) 271-2184 View (475) 271-2184
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Are you struggling to handle life stressors? Do you find yourself constantly caring for others and ignoring your needs? Does anxiety or depression keep you from living the life you want? Does a history of trauma keep you from achieving your goals? Many women struggle with mental health issues and want to find strategies to regulate emotions, improve their self-esteem, and increase independence. You deserve happiness and success.
Are you struggling to handle life stressors? Do you find yourself constantly caring for others and ignoring your needs? Does anxiety or depression keep you from living the life you want? Does a history of trauma keep you from achieving your goals? Many women struggle with mental health issues and want to find strategies to regulate emotions, improve their self-esteem, and increase independence. You deserve happiness and success.
(203) 487-5625 View (203) 487-5625
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Are you seeking a therapist who takes the time to understand you and your child’s unique mental health needs? SMPsychotherapy & Counseling welcomes individuals, couples, families, and children seeking support on their mental health journey. Facing diverse challenges, from anxiety and depression to navigating complex family dynamics, we are here to tailor a plan of action to get you and your family on the road to optimal mental well-being. We understand the unique needs of each individual and aim to be a guiding light on your path to emotional wellness.
Are you seeking a therapist who takes the time to understand you and your child’s unique mental health needs? SMPsychotherapy & Counseling welcomes individuals, couples, families, and children seeking support on their mental health journey. Facing diverse challenges, from anxiety and depression to navigating complex family dynamics, we are here to tailor a plan of action to get you and your family on the road to optimal mental well-being. We understand the unique needs of each individual and aim to be a guiding light on your path to emotional wellness.
(475) 265-5334 View (475) 265-5334
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Alyson Halas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
I am a heart centered leader and you are on the path to heart centered leadership if you have landed on this page. Heart Centered Leadership starts with learning to lead ourselves as unique individuals in the world from a calm body and mind, centered in our hearts, and aware and listening to the wisdom we find there. From here it can expand into other forms of leadership... being the heart centered leader in your family as a parent, being the heart centered leader of your classroom, your school, your business, your corporation, your town, etc. This list goes on and you are on it!
I am a heart centered leader and you are on the path to heart centered leadership if you have landed on this page. Heart Centered Leadership starts with learning to lead ourselves as unique individuals in the world from a calm body and mind, centered in our hearts, and aware and listening to the wisdom we find there. From here it can expand into other forms of leadership... being the heart centered leader in your family as a parent, being the heart centered leader of your classroom, your school, your business, your corporation, your town, etc. This list goes on and you are on it!
(203) 904-2349 View (203) 904-2349
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Autism, Expert
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Are you concerned about your child’s development? Has your child’s school raised concerns about behavior or developmental problems? Do you have concerns about what an Autism diagnosis may mean for your child’s future? The process of getting an Autism diagnosis is complicated, and finding appropriate services can be difficult. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or frustrated. Let Kelly Harris of SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services walk you and your child through the Autism evaluation process. Since 2003 Kelly has worked with families of children up to age 15 to complete comprehensive developmental assessments and autism evaluation
Are you concerned about your child’s development? Has your child’s school raised concerns about behavior or developmental problems? Do you have concerns about what an Autism diagnosis may mean for your child’s future? The process of getting an Autism diagnosis is complicated, and finding appropriate services can be difficult. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed or frustrated. Let Kelly Harris of SMPsychotherapy and Counseling Services walk you and your child through the Autism evaluation process. Since 2003 Kelly has worked with families of children up to age 15 to complete comprehensive developmental assessments and autism evaluation
(203) 902-3604 View (203) 902-3604
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Elisabeth Kelly
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A
Verified
3 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06811  (Online Only)
If you're looking for a therapist who is going to be real and honest with you, I'm your gal. I'd describe myself as a "no-bullshit" therapist! Let's do the hard work, together! My clients like me because we are able to laugh AND cry together, and I will always hold them accountable for showing up for themselves and their relationships. I usually see couples at their breaking point, who feel lost and disheartened. Marital dissatisfaction is an incredibly lonely place. Maybe you're coping with a recent divorce, in search of couples therapy, or depressed and burnt out from your exhausting job. Let's figure this out together.
If you're looking for a therapist who is going to be real and honest with you, I'm your gal. I'd describe myself as a "no-bullshit" therapist! Let's do the hard work, together! My clients like me because we are able to laugh AND cry together, and I will always hold them accountable for showing up for themselves and their relationships. I usually see couples at their breaking point, who feel lost and disheartened. Marital dissatisfaction is an incredibly lonely place. Maybe you're coping with a recent divorce, in search of couples therapy, or depressed and burnt out from your exhausting job. Let's figure this out together.
(475) 237-7722 View (475) 237-7722
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Kelly Marie Zando
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, SSW, CSM-CA
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Do behavioral issues cause stress in your household? Are you looking for new ways to approach your child’s mental health? Are you a young adult seeking a therapist you can connect with? Is your family struggling to connect in meaningful ways? If you or your child suffer from mental health, behavioral or emotional issues, it can be difficult to just get through the school day. You want to create a harmonious home environment for your child, but even after exhausting every strategy, you still feel disconnected and out of control. Therapy with someone experienced in working with children and families may help.
Do behavioral issues cause stress in your household? Are you looking for new ways to approach your child’s mental health? Are you a young adult seeking a therapist you can connect with? Is your family struggling to connect in meaningful ways? If you or your child suffer from mental health, behavioral or emotional issues, it can be difficult to just get through the school day. You want to create a harmonious home environment for your child, but even after exhausting every strategy, you still feel disconnected and out of control. Therapy with someone experienced in working with children and families may help.
(203) 496-5513 View (203) 496-5513
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT-A
Danbury, CT 06811
Now accepting new clients! Are you exhausted from carrying around the weight of anxiety? Does the struggle to get through your day with depression make you want to stay in bed? Are you overwhelmed by society's pressure to stay positive and try harder? Mental health issues can make even the most minor tasks seem impossible. You can’t get away from the swirling negative thoughts in your mind long enough to accomplish your goals. You want to engage with life and be present with your loved ones, but it all seems like too much effort. You need someone to guide you out of the dark and help you find your path to wellness.
Now accepting new clients! Are you exhausted from carrying around the weight of anxiety? Does the struggle to get through your day with depression make you want to stay in bed? Are you overwhelmed by society's pressure to stay positive and try harder? Mental health issues can make even the most minor tasks seem impossible. You can’t get away from the swirling negative thoughts in your mind long enough to accomplish your goals. You want to engage with life and be present with your loved ones, but it all seems like too much effort. You need someone to guide you out of the dark and help you find your path to wellness.
(203) 769-9410 View (203) 769-9410
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Have you been searching for a transformative therapeutic experience? Are life transitions causing you more mental challenges than you can handle? You yearn for a supportive space to navigate life's complexities, aiming for personal growth and empowerment. You want someone who will take a holistic therapeutic approach and listen to your experiences and concerns. You want to take control of your mental health conditions and start building the life you envision. What if there was a mental health professional who would provide all your needs? SMPsychotherapy offers a holistic approach and is here to connect you with the right provider.
Have you been searching for a transformative therapeutic experience? Are life transitions causing you more mental challenges than you can handle? You yearn for a supportive space to navigate life's complexities, aiming for personal growth and empowerment. You want someone who will take a holistic therapeutic approach and listen to your experiences and concerns. You want to take control of your mental health conditions and start building the life you envision. What if there was a mental health professional who would provide all your needs? SMPsychotherapy offers a holistic approach and is here to connect you with the right provider.
(203) 651-8853 View (203) 651-8853
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Lori J Ferguson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
At some point in our lives, we all encounter personal challenges. I am a solution-focused therapist who is dedicated to giving you the best possible care in the shortest amount of sessions. With my straight forward and reality-based approach, I will provide you with the effective tools needed to help you overcome the destructive patterns of behavior that prevent you from enjoying life. An important component of the psychotherapeutic process is the knowledge that within each of us a deeper wisdom exists. As such, personal growth requires insight, awareness and the courage to move toward healing.
At some point in our lives, we all encounter personal challenges. I am a solution-focused therapist who is dedicated to giving you the best possible care in the shortest amount of sessions. With my straight forward and reality-based approach, I will provide you with the effective tools needed to help you overcome the destructive patterns of behavior that prevent you from enjoying life. An important component of the psychotherapeutic process is the knowledge that within each of us a deeper wisdom exists. As such, personal growth requires insight, awareness and the courage to move toward healing.
(203) 408-1299 View (203) 408-1299
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Mandy Tolson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
When a person comes to see me there is almost always an issue of wanting to change or improve certain areas in his/her life. Are you feeling stuck or alone? Is your marriage strained? Are you struggling with anxiety/depression? Are you trying to improve your general outlook and overall well being? Let me help. My approach is to help individuals or couples understand and explore their concerns while guiding them and assisting them in developing new skills that allow them to move forward to where they want to be.
When a person comes to see me there is almost always an issue of wanting to change or improve certain areas in his/her life. Are you feeling stuck or alone? Is your marriage strained? Are you struggling with anxiety/depression? Are you trying to improve your general outlook and overall well being? Let me help. My approach is to help individuals or couples understand and explore their concerns while guiding them and assisting them in developing new skills that allow them to move forward to where they want to be.
(860) 412-6083 View (860) 412-6083
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SMPsychotherapy & Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Are you feeling Depressed? Are you constantly anxious and worried about your future? Are you having a difficult time developing and maintaining healthy relationships? You are not alone. Many individuals feel the same you do. The good new is that there is hope. With our support, you will be able to live a healthier, abundant and meaningful life. Develop and enjoy healthy and loving relationship with your yourself and others. Gain the ability to cope and self regulate your emotions when you are not feeling to your optimal. You will be able to obtain the tools that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Are you feeling Depressed? Are you constantly anxious and worried about your future? Are you having a difficult time developing and maintaining healthy relationships? You are not alone. Many individuals feel the same you do. The good new is that there is hope. With our support, you will be able to live a healthier, abundant and meaningful life. Develop and enjoy healthy and loving relationship with your yourself and others. Gain the ability to cope and self regulate your emotions when you are not feeling to your optimal. You will be able to obtain the tools that will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
(475) 253-5203 View (475) 253-5203
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Georgiana E Rescigno
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
It has been my privilege to work with families, couples and individuals these past 10 years. My approach to therapy is always client centered and respectful of the individual's desire to make meaningful changes in one's life. I believe that therapy should address those issues brought by the client in a gentle and compassionate manner. My choice of specialty as a marriage and family therapist is one of the most well-studied and effective interventions in the mental health literature. Family involvement have been consistently linked to better individual and family functioning.
It has been my privilege to work with families, couples and individuals these past 10 years. My approach to therapy is always client centered and respectful of the individual's desire to make meaningful changes in one's life. I believe that therapy should address those issues brought by the client in a gentle and compassionate manner. My choice of specialty as a marriage and family therapist is one of the most well-studied and effective interventions in the mental health literature. Family involvement have been consistently linked to better individual and family functioning.
(203) 744-3388 View (203) 744-3388
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Stephanie Almeida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Danbury, CT 06811  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed clinical social Worker passionate about helping others become the best versions of themselves in order to live their best lives. I believe an essential feature of therapy is that I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can begin to heal and thrive. I strive to help you identify your strengths and positive traits to assist in building confidence and self-esteem. I have had the privilege to work with a diverse population including children, families, couples and Individuals.
I'm a Licensed clinical social Worker passionate about helping others become the best versions of themselves in order to live their best lives. I believe an essential feature of therapy is that I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which you can begin to heal and thrive. I strive to help you identify your strengths and positive traits to assist in building confidence and self-esteem. I have had the privilege to work with a diverse population including children, families, couples and Individuals.
(475) 219-6873 View (475) 219-6873
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Jenee L Midgette
Pre-Licensed Professional, LPC-A
Verified
Danbury, CT 06811
Are you struggling to accomplish your goals? Does your mental health make it difficult to get through the day? Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of building close relationships? You want to manage your mental health better and find ways to connect with others so that getting through the day feels joyful. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before but didn’t feel the therapist was a good fit for your needs. Don’t give up. You may need a different approach with a therapist who lets your story guide each session.
Are you struggling to accomplish your goals? Does your mental health make it difficult to get through the day? Is anxiety or depression getting in the way of building close relationships? You want to manage your mental health better and find ways to connect with others so that getting through the day feels joyful. Maybe you’ve tried therapy before but didn’t feel the therapist was a good fit for your needs. Don’t give up. You may need a different approach with a therapist who lets your story guide each session.
(203) 875-0129 View (203) 875-0129

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Number of Therapists in 06811

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 06811 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
74% Relationship Issues
74% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
67% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Husky | CT BHP
77% Cigna and Evernorth
76% Medicaid

How Therapists in 06811 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 06811?

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.