Photo of Sue Waldman, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07044, NJ
Sue Waldman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BCC, ACS
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
Do you want to feel better about yourself and your life? Are you challenged with relationship issues, low self -esteem or your body image? Are you suffering from grief, anxiety or depression? I am easy to talk to. I establish a safe, trustworthy relationship in which you can be yourself and express your deepest fears and concerns. Together, we examine self-defeating thoughts & behavior, identify life-transforming choices, learn new ways to manage disruptive feelings, cultivate effective communication skills and work on discovering joy, intimacy and meaning in life. Most importantly, I will help you love who you are and the life you are living.
Do you want to feel better about yourself and your life? Are you challenged with relationship issues, low self -esteem or your body image? Are you suffering from grief, anxiety or depression? I am easy to talk to. I establish a safe, trustworthy relationship in which you can be yourself and express your deepest fears and concerns. Together, we examine self-defeating thoughts & behavior, identify life-transforming choices, learn new ways to manage disruptive feelings, cultivate effective communication skills and work on discovering joy, intimacy and meaning in life. Most importantly, I will help you love who you are and the life you are living.
(973) 857-9090 View (973) 857-9090
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Align Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
No matter what you’re struggling with, there can be peace in your current situation and hope for your future. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand yourself. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, school-or work-related difficulties, low self-esteem, or family conflict, I am here to meet you where you are and walk with you on your path to personal flourishing.
No matter what you’re struggling with, there can be peace in your current situation and hope for your future. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand yourself. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, school-or work-related difficulties, low self-esteem, or family conflict, I am here to meet you where you are and walk with you on your path to personal flourishing.
(862) 292-4209 View (862) 292-4209
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Kindred Haven Haven Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044  (Online Only)
Working with a therapist at KHC is intended to help youths navigate life's difficulties and learn new coping mechanisms that will help them deal with obstacles on a daily basis.
Working with a therapist at KHC is intended to help youths navigate life's difficulties and learn new coping mechanisms that will help them deal with obstacles on a daily basis.
(973) 791-9515 View (973) 791-9515
Photo of Paul Baillif, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07044, NJ
Paul Baillif
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044
I am interested in providing quality mental health treatment to children and adults suffering from a variety of issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, low self-esteem, and family conflict. I enjoy watching clients discover their inner strength and apply that to their current problems. Using cognitive-behavioral interventions clients will be able to identify faulty thinking patterns and work on restructuring them into more positive, productive thoughts.
I am interested in providing quality mental health treatment to children and adults suffering from a variety of issues including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, low self-esteem, and family conflict. I enjoy watching clients discover their inner strength and apply that to their current problems. Using cognitive-behavioral interventions clients will be able to identify faulty thinking patterns and work on restructuring them into more positive, productive thoughts.
(201) 877-4402 View (201) 877-4402
Photo of Samuel Parton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
Working in schools and foster care settings for years, Sam is an expert in child and adolescent therapy. He utilizes two of the leading therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). With CBT, Sam helps clients change unhelpful thought processes and behavioral patterns and aids clients in bravely facing their fears. While with DBT, he helps clients learn better emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. He is passionate about building connections and assists clients in finding strengths and skills within themselves to work through any struggles they might be experiencing.
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Photo of Joel M Levine, Marriage & Family Therapist in 07044, NJ
Joel M Levine
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, LMFT, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044
Have you ever wondered how to stay sane in an insane world? I will help you be more satisfied in your relationships and give you ways to improve your communication by teaching-modeling scientific research based methods. I have four licenses and over twenty years experience in Marriage and Family Therapy and Addiction. I have been specifically trained in Marriage and Family Therapy by the experts, including being trained by John and Julie Gottman and others, which will help you gain the skills needed to improve your relationships and lead you in having a happier and more satisfied life. Call me or email me today to find out more.
Have you ever wondered how to stay sane in an insane world? I will help you be more satisfied in your relationships and give you ways to improve your communication by teaching-modeling scientific research based methods. I have four licenses and over twenty years experience in Marriage and Family Therapy and Addiction. I have been specifically trained in Marriage and Family Therapy by the experts, including being trained by John and Julie Gottman and others, which will help you gain the skills needed to improve your relationships and lead you in having a happier and more satisfied life. Call me or email me today to find out more.
(201) 875-3022 View (201) 875-3022
Photo of Regina Budesa, Psychologist in 07044, NJ
Regina Budesa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
I work with adult and older adolescent clients who are struggling to find life beyond their diagnosis. Whether a mood disorder, a chronic or acute medical condition, or difficulty establishing a healthy lifestyle, I work with my clients to develop not only coping skills but also help them find vitality in their lives. Difficulties in life are a given; extreme suffering is not.
I work with adult and older adolescent clients who are struggling to find life beyond their diagnosis. Whether a mood disorder, a chronic or acute medical condition, or difficulty establishing a healthy lifestyle, I work with my clients to develop not only coping skills but also help them find vitality in their lives. Difficulties in life are a given; extreme suffering is not.
(973) 968-5269 View (973) 968-5269
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Kelly Santana Majoch
Counselor, MA, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044
Kelly works with adults providing a safe and comfortable environment for them to start their counseling journey. Kelly uses a collaborative and curious approach helping clients define values and goals as well as identify patterns that may be preventing them from attaining what they are seeking. In a non-judgemental environment, she helps clients build stronger connections with self and engage in meaningful relationships. While Kelly's work focuses on individual needs, she is particularly drawn to trauma, anxiety and depression. Kelly also provides clinical services focusing on perinatal mental health.
Kelly works with adults providing a safe and comfortable environment for them to start their counseling journey. Kelly uses a collaborative and curious approach helping clients define values and goals as well as identify patterns that may be preventing them from attaining what they are seeking. In a non-judgemental environment, she helps clients build stronger connections with self and engage in meaningful relationships. While Kelly's work focuses on individual needs, she is particularly drawn to trauma, anxiety and depression. Kelly also provides clinical services focusing on perinatal mental health.
(973) 453-0762 View (973) 453-0762
Photo of Susan P. Fenker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Susan P. Fenker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
Hello and welcome to my profile. Therapy is ideally a step towards positive change and seeking fulfillment in all areas of life – kudos to you for taking that first step! Transitions can be difficult and can cause anxiety. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families within a warm and supportive environment. I work with all of my clients towards realizing self-empowerment by helping them to gain insight that will ideally bring about long-term change and most importantly feeling better!
Hello and welcome to my profile. Therapy is ideally a step towards positive change and seeking fulfillment in all areas of life – kudos to you for taking that first step! Transitions can be difficult and can cause anxiety. I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and families within a warm and supportive environment. I work with all of my clients towards realizing self-empowerment by helping them to gain insight that will ideally bring about long-term change and most importantly feeling better!
(551) 296-1778 View (551) 296-1778
Photo of Christopher J Ratte, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Christopher J Ratte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, IFS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044
Recovery is not a solitary journey; it is about connection with self and others. As we enter into the process of therapy you will have the opportunity to experience inner connection and awareness leading to Self expansion and outer growth. I believe strongly that our primary task is to continue your journey of self exploration; to seek the wealth of potential, strength, compassion, understanding, and openness that lies within. It is your ability to connect with these that will serve as your greatest asset in obtaining whatever goals you have coming into therapy.
Recovery is not a solitary journey; it is about connection with self and others. As we enter into the process of therapy you will have the opportunity to experience inner connection and awareness leading to Self expansion and outer growth. I believe strongly that our primary task is to continue your journey of self exploration; to seek the wealth of potential, strength, compassion, understanding, and openness that lies within. It is your ability to connect with these that will serve as your greatest asset in obtaining whatever goals you have coming into therapy.
(973) 556-4029 View (973) 556-4029
Photo of Genelle M. Gutierrez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Genelle M. Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-NJ, CSSW, LCSW-DC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044  (Online Only)
Are you finding that you are having feelings of persistent worry and excessive fear or tension over everyday life and can't pinpoint why? Are you struggling with a depressed mood or loss of interest in everyday activities? I'm glad you took the brave and courageous step to begin therapy and explore what may be keeping you from feeling peace. What would it feel like, for you to be at ease, to suffer less? I want to help you explore that calmness and tranquility.
Are you finding that you are having feelings of persistent worry and excessive fear or tension over everyday life and can't pinpoint why? Are you struggling with a depressed mood or loss of interest in everyday activities? I'm glad you took the brave and courageous step to begin therapy and explore what may be keeping you from feeling peace. What would it feel like, for you to be at ease, to suffer less? I want to help you explore that calmness and tranquility.
(862) 292-9603 View (862) 292-9603
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Pamela Rich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling anxious? Down? Stressed? Can’t put into words to describe how you feel, but are struggling? Given navigating everyday life has been especially hard amidst a global pandemic over the past 2+ years, many individuals are taking the necessary steps to seek therapy in order to cope with this “new normal.”
Are you feeling anxious? Down? Stressed? Can’t put into words to describe how you feel, but are struggling? Given navigating everyday life has been especially hard amidst a global pandemic over the past 2+ years, many individuals are taking the necessary steps to seek therapy in order to cope with this “new normal.”
(973) 798-9015 View (973) 798-9015
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Immigration and Psychological Evaluations
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044
I am the Clinical Director at Pirelli Clinical and Forensic Psychology, LLC which is a group practice that specializes in conducting clinical-forensic evaluations, providing expert testimony, and professional training and consultation. I am a native Spanish speaker with a strong appreciation for multicultural issues. I have experience working with adults and adolescent in community, hospital, and college counseling settings.
I am the Clinical Director at Pirelli Clinical and Forensic Psychology, LLC which is a group practice that specializes in conducting clinical-forensic evaluations, providing expert testimony, and professional training and consultation. I am a native Spanish speaker with a strong appreciation for multicultural issues. I have experience working with adults and adolescent in community, hospital, and college counseling settings.
(973) 210-4667 View (973) 210-4667
Photo of Barbara Sime, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Barbara Sime, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer an eclectic treatment approach in a warm, comfortable, confidential environment. My specialties include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues and Life transitions. My therapeutic techniques are derived from over 20 years of training, education and employment in the field of mental health. I employ client driven, solution focused techniques which are based upon each client's individual needs and goals. I also try to provide clients with useful Dialectical Behavioral Techniques to ease symptoms and improve coping strategies. My ultimate goal is to help others improve their quality of life.
I offer an eclectic treatment approach in a warm, comfortable, confidential environment. My specialties include, but are not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues and Life transitions. My therapeutic techniques are derived from over 20 years of training, education and employment in the field of mental health. I employ client driven, solution focused techniques which are based upon each client's individual needs and goals. I also try to provide clients with useful Dialectical Behavioral Techniques to ease symptoms and improve coping strategies. My ultimate goal is to help others improve their quality of life.
(973) 221-9217 x973571 View (973) 221-9217 x973571
Photo of Lenny Gallo, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Lenny Gallo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044
Not accepting new clients
People create meaningful change when they feel heard and validated. What I love about being a therapist is the ability to be a part of that process and help them adjust their perspective, confront challenges, and realize their worth and potential so they can create a value driven life. While my primary specialty is in anxiety/panic disorders and OCD, I work in a variety of areas, including creative/entertainment/sports professionals, men’s issues, sex/porn addiction, trauma, body and muscle dysmorphia, LGBTQ+ concerns, and anger management.
People create meaningful change when they feel heard and validated. What I love about being a therapist is the ability to be a part of that process and help them adjust their perspective, confront challenges, and realize their worth and potential so they can create a value driven life. While my primary specialty is in anxiety/panic disorders and OCD, I work in a variety of areas, including creative/entertainment/sports professionals, men’s issues, sex/porn addiction, trauma, body and muscle dysmorphia, LGBTQ+ concerns, and anger management.
(732) 385-3953 View (732) 385-3953
Photo of Christine Peters, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07044, NJ
Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Photo of Ranjana Hari, Pre-Licensed Professional in 07044, NJ
Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Verona, NJ 07044
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Photo of Alexandria Lanza, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07044, NJ
Alexandria Lanza
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ATR-BC, LPAT, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verona, NJ 07044  (Online Only)
Can I let you in on a little secret? That person you're comparing yourself to really doesn't have it all together! You think you were supposed to have it all figured out by now, don't you? Here's another secret - no one has it figured out! Each and every one of us are doing our best every day to meet these expectations we once set for ourselves that we might not even want anymore! The "trick" is to unlearn these societal expectations, let go of the thoughts of who and what you're "supposed to be," and figure out what really makes you happy. This life IS worth living, and it's worth living at your fullest potential!
Can I let you in on a little secret? That person you're comparing yourself to really doesn't have it all together! You think you were supposed to have it all figured out by now, don't you? Here's another secret - no one has it figured out! Each and every one of us are doing our best every day to meet these expectations we once set for ourselves that we might not even want anymore! The "trick" is to unlearn these societal expectations, let go of the thoughts of who and what you're "supposed to be," and figure out what really makes you happy. This life IS worth living, and it's worth living at your fullest potential!
(973) 434-5126 View (973) 434-5126

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07044

100+

Average cost per session

$195

Therapists in 07044 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
68% Stress
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
54% BlueCross and BlueShield
46% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 07044 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07044?

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.