Therapists in 07045

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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
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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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
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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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Joseph Giudice Consulting LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045  (Online Only)
Dr. Joseph Giudice is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience working as a consultant and providing direct services to individuals in schools, agencies and hospitals in the last quarter of a century. Dr. Giudice has been steadfastly committed to working closely with individuals as they navigate personal, work, familial, relationship and parenting struggles in the pursuit of balance. Dr. Giudice's practice includes individual and family therapy as well as comprehensive diagnostic educational evaluations.
Dr. Joseph Giudice is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience working as a consultant and providing direct services to individuals in schools, agencies and hospitals in the last quarter of a century. Dr. Giudice has been steadfastly committed to working closely with individuals as they navigate personal, work, familial, relationship and parenting struggles in the pursuit of balance. Dr. Giudice's practice includes individual and family therapy as well as comprehensive diagnostic educational evaluations.
(973) 547-1896 View (973) 547-1896
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Path to Serenity Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montville, NJ 07045
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be a challenge! Therapy is a space to explore and examine behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, and therapeutic goals in a supportive, safe, and nurturing atmosphere. Each client comes to therapy with a toolbox. Tools, also known as "coping strategies," are a helping hand to assist during stressful and troubling times. When tools are in your toolbox, the better you can manage the stressors of everyday life and significant life events. As your therapist, I help strengthen your existing tools while adding a few more to your toolbox.
Life can be a challenge! Therapy is a space to explore and examine behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, and therapeutic goals in a supportive, safe, and nurturing atmosphere. Each client comes to therapy with a toolbox. Tools, also known as "coping strategies," are a helping hand to assist during stressful and troubling times. When tools are in your toolbox, the better you can manage the stressors of everyday life and significant life events. As your therapist, I help strengthen your existing tools while adding a few more to your toolbox.
(856) 281-3257 View (856) 281-3257
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Diane Laks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Not accepting new clients
In my 30 years as a psychotherapist, my primary focus has always been on the therapeutic relationship. Our work together will help you to find inner strengths and resources. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, you will recognize new ways of thinking and being that will help you to achieve your life goals. There is a uniqueness to each individual's personality and life experiences that connects us to the unique sense of who we are and how we can learn to cope and grow during stressful times.
In my 30 years as a psychotherapist, my primary focus has always been on the therapeutic relationship. Our work together will help you to find inner strengths and resources. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, you will recognize new ways of thinking and being that will help you to achieve your life goals. There is a uniqueness to each individual's personality and life experiences that connects us to the unique sense of who we are and how we can learn to cope and grow during stressful times.
(973) 287-4728 View (973) 287-4728
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
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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Lisa LaBrunda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Contacting a therapist can be a difficult decision to make. You may already be exhausted by whatever life challenge that now leads you to seek help. Please, know that the hardest part will be getting yourself through my door. The hardest part of my job is usually to guide you in taking self judgement out of the equation and replacing it with empathy and patience. Kindness that you likely only reserve for others other than yourself.
Contacting a therapist can be a difficult decision to make. You may already be exhausted by whatever life challenge that now leads you to seek help. Please, know that the hardest part will be getting yourself through my door. The hardest part of my job is usually to guide you in taking self judgement out of the equation and replacing it with empathy and patience. Kindness that you likely only reserve for others other than yourself.
(973) 951-0297 View (973) 951-0297
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Stephanie Leigh Landwehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Throughout our lives we may be faced with many challenges. These challenges can include both positive and negative experiences, and at times it is difficult to face them alone. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to provide guidance, support, and tools to assist individuals in overcoming these challenges. Through counseling you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and learn how to grow and improve.
Throughout our lives we may be faced with many challenges. These challenges can include both positive and negative experiences, and at times it is difficult to face them alone. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, my goal is to provide guidance, support, and tools to assist individuals in overcoming these challenges. Through counseling you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and learn how to grow and improve.
(973) 997-2533 View (973) 997-2533
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Dina Scalero Llc Msw Lcsw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045  (Online Only)
As a Medicare provider with more than 20 years of experience, I will offer you a warm and non judgmental environment where you can bring your feelings of sadness, loss and other powerful feelings that may accompany the grief journey. Everyone’s experience is unique, yet some qualities are universal. Throughout it all, it is important to know that what you are feeling and experiencing is a normal part of your grief process. Together we can navigate the overwhelming, sometimes dark emotional landscape of grief, and learn to find the light that still exists, but can be so hard to see at this very difficult time.
As a Medicare provider with more than 20 years of experience, I will offer you a warm and non judgmental environment where you can bring your feelings of sadness, loss and other powerful feelings that may accompany the grief journey. Everyone’s experience is unique, yet some qualities are universal. Throughout it all, it is important to know that what you are feeling and experiencing is a normal part of your grief process. Together we can navigate the overwhelming, sometimes dark emotional landscape of grief, and learn to find the light that still exists, but can be so hard to see at this very difficult time.
(201) 345-1954 View (201) 345-1954
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Kathleen B Kolaritsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
With over 25 years of clinical experience I have been successful in partnering with my clients to attain their goals. They report feeling accepted and understood and leave therapy feeling confident and empowered with tools to better navigate life's challenges. I work with individuals and families in a supportive environment to help support change and healing.
With over 25 years of clinical experience I have been successful in partnering with my clients to attain their goals. They report feeling accepted and understood and leave therapy feeling confident and empowered with tools to better navigate life's challenges. I work with individuals and families in a supportive environment to help support change and healing.
(201) 809-9273 View (201) 809-9273
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Clorinda Bulfamante
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
I am a clinical psychologist providing therapy and assessment services in Scarsdale and Greenwich. I treat various conditions, such as depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, social anxiety, and school/work issues. I also focus on life transitions, whether that be a recent move, transition from college, changes in family dynamics, or changes in significant relationships. Furthermore, I have extensive experience in conducting psychological assessments. Therapeutically, I focus on developing teens and adults, where as I provide assessments for all ages.
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Dr. Elizabeth MacGregor
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, CBT , EMDR, ASE
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Learning to trust, learning to love others, and learning to receive love yourself and feeling the empowerment of success and confidence in yourself, are the focus of therapy and psychoanalysis with me, at the Montville Counseling Center.
Learning to trust, learning to love others, and learning to receive love yourself and feeling the empowerment of success and confidence in yourself, are the focus of therapy and psychoanalysis with me, at the Montville Counseling Center.
(973) 841-4095 View (973) 841-4095
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Lauren Muriello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Montville, NJ 07045
TEEN ISSUES, CHILDREN ISSUES, COUPLES, FAMILIES & INDIVIDUAL ADULTS. I'm warm and caring, yet direct - so I can help you make the changes you want to make while feeling supported. My clients say I'm easy to talk to, and a positive influence in their lives. I love working with teenagers and children, in addition to couples and families. I look forward to hearing from you and talking about how I can help you and your family.
TEEN ISSUES, CHILDREN ISSUES, COUPLES, FAMILIES & INDIVIDUAL ADULTS. I'm warm and caring, yet direct - so I can help you make the changes you want to make while feeling supported. My clients say I'm easy to talk to, and a positive influence in their lives. I love working with teenagers and children, in addition to couples and families. I look forward to hearing from you and talking about how I can help you and your family.
(973) 794-6888 View (973) 794-6888
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Jay Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
Are you feeling stuck? Stuck in a relationship that is not working; Stuck trying to work things out in the same way and getting nowhere fast; Stuck in a job where you're not appreciated, or without a job and don't know what to do next; Stuck in your inability to express your fears and insecurities because that's not "manly"; Stuck in a negative view of yourself and don't know how to appreciate who you are. Change is difficult, but not impossible! You are not alone; Let me help empower you to make the changes you desire.
Are you feeling stuck? Stuck in a relationship that is not working; Stuck trying to work things out in the same way and getting nowhere fast; Stuck in a job where you're not appreciated, or without a job and don't know what to do next; Stuck in your inability to express your fears and insecurities because that's not "manly"; Stuck in a negative view of yourself and don't know how to appreciate who you are. Change is difficult, but not impossible! You are not alone; Let me help empower you to make the changes you desire.
(973) 317-8205 View (973) 317-8205
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Luciann Marie Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey treating a range of mental health disorders. (I have a bunch of stuff I specialize in, I'll get into that later). My unique style is what sets me apart from the rest. Clients have told me that I am so different than any other therapist they have ever seen. I will probably be in sweats and you will be greeted by Nelly, my therapy puppy.Food, Drinks, Massage Chair, Fountains, TV, Music, is all in the waiting room to make you feel comfy and more relaxed. I know the 1st time can be scary. We welcome you with open arms.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey treating a range of mental health disorders. (I have a bunch of stuff I specialize in, I'll get into that later). My unique style is what sets me apart from the rest. Clients have told me that I am so different than any other therapist they have ever seen. I will probably be in sweats and you will be greeted by Nelly, my therapy puppy.Food, Drinks, Massage Chair, Fountains, TV, Music, is all in the waiting room to make you feel comfy and more relaxed. I know the 1st time can be scary. We welcome you with open arms.
(973) 397-5169 View (973) 397-5169
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Montville, NJ 07045
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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Counseling & Academic Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, ACS, NCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Montville, NJ 07045
Is your child grappling with anxiety, impacting the overall well-being of your family? Do you find yourself drained and frustrated while striving to maintain patience and provide assistance? Are you hopeful that someday your child will finally experience a sense of calm? In today's world, children are increasingly feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. Recognizing these challenges, we know that children and families flourish with support from our seasoned counselors. At Counseling & Academic Services, LLC, we offer child-friendly therapy services designed to support the entire family.
Is your child grappling with anxiety, impacting the overall well-being of your family? Do you find yourself drained and frustrated while striving to maintain patience and provide assistance? Are you hopeful that someday your child will finally experience a sense of calm? In today's world, children are increasingly feeling stressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. Recognizing these challenges, we know that children and families flourish with support from our seasoned counselors. At Counseling & Academic Services, LLC, we offer child-friendly therapy services designed to support the entire family.
(973) 755-3419 View (973) 755-3419

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Number of Therapists in 07045

60+

Average cost per session

$192

Therapists in 07045 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
75% Grief
71% Self Esteem
62% Family Conflict
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 07045 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07045?

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.