Photo of Paige King, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07060, NJ
Paige King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Sometimes you just need someone to listen. Sometimes you just need to “get it off your chest”. I believe counseling is what you make it. Whatever direction works best for you, is the one I will use. I will always meet you where you are and we will walk this journey together. I have worked with a multitude of people including teenagers, young adults, mature adults and elderly in many different areas including issues related to coming of age, depression, family conflict, incarceration and anxiety to name a few.
Sometimes you just need someone to talk to. Sometimes you just need someone to listen. Sometimes you just need to “get it off your chest”. I believe counseling is what you make it. Whatever direction works best for you, is the one I will use. I will always meet you where you are and we will walk this journey together. I have worked with a multitude of people including teenagers, young adults, mature adults and elderly in many different areas including issues related to coming of age, depression, family conflict, incarceration and anxiety to name a few.
(908) 356-5873 View (908) 356-5873
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Lambdon& Associates Restoration Counseling
PhD
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Often the trials of life blind sides us, robbing us from the joy, and peace of life that everyone has a right to experience. I believe my ability to counsel is a gift that enables me to restore people lives back to wholeness. That is our motto here at Lambdon & Associates Restoration Counseling.
Often the trials of life blind sides us, robbing us from the joy, and peace of life that everyone has a right to experience. I believe my ability to counsel is a gift that enables me to restore people lives back to wholeness. That is our motto here at Lambdon & Associates Restoration Counseling.
(908) 543-7580 View (908) 543-7580
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Julie Madan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
North Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. I received my Master’s degree from Rutgers University in 2018, and since have remained educated on new research in my field. I believe therapy can be an incredible tool to help realize our goals, and assist in healing where needed. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, and informed by a variety of therapy modalities. Above all, I believe the client comes to therapy already holding SO many skills and solutions – and it is my job to help you uncover that innate knowledge you hold. Together, I know we can face anything you are going through.
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. I received my Master’s degree from Rutgers University in 2018, and since have remained educated on new research in my field. I believe therapy can be an incredible tool to help realize our goals, and assist in healing where needed. My therapeutic approach is eclectic, and informed by a variety of therapy modalities. Above all, I believe the client comes to therapy already holding SO many skills and solutions – and it is my job to help you uncover that innate knowledge you hold. Together, I know we can face anything you are going through.
(908) 741-4617 View (908) 741-4617
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Samantha Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Resilience is a unique and deeply personal trait, molded by our individual experiences, strengths, and vulnerabilities. My focus is to create a safe and compassionate space where you can openly explore your story, your challenges, and your aspirations. Together, we will work collaboratively to uncover the strengths and resources that lie within you, cultivating resilience to support you during a difficult period in your life. I have worked with young adult/college students, adult, and geriatric populations coping with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, intergenerational trauma, and acute on chronic medical conditions.
Resilience is a unique and deeply personal trait, molded by our individual experiences, strengths, and vulnerabilities. My focus is to create a safe and compassionate space where you can openly explore your story, your challenges, and your aspirations. Together, we will work collaboratively to uncover the strengths and resources that lie within you, cultivating resilience to support you during a difficult period in your life. I have worked with young adult/college students, adult, and geriatric populations coping with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, intergenerational trauma, and acute on chronic medical conditions.
(908) 258-6658 View (908) 258-6658
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Mark Correale
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
My ideal client is an individual experiencing issues of anxiety, depression, anger management, substance abuse and familial stress. Many of my clients are veterans, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, 1st responders and spouses / children of individuals working in these stressful professions. Their goals would be to learn ways to reduce symptoms and improve relationships in order to live a more peaceful life.
My ideal client is an individual experiencing issues of anxiety, depression, anger management, substance abuse and familial stress. Many of my clients are veterans, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, 1st responders and spouses / children of individuals working in these stressful professions. Their goals would be to learn ways to reduce symptoms and improve relationships in order to live a more peaceful life.
(908) 490-6076 View (908) 490-6076
Photo of Augustine Douglas Lcsw Mba, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07060, NJ
Augustine Douglas Lcsw Mba
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Navigating the vicissitudes of life is challenging and takes so much courage. Here at AAA Counseling and Consulting Services, we believe in helping you improve your life by creating self-compassionate pathways to healing. We also know that your unique history, culture, and beliefs affect how you perceive your challenges, as well as how you might go about resolving them. We aim to integrate that respect for individuality in our practice. Augustine Douglas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University as well as an MBA from Seton Hall University.
Navigating the vicissitudes of life is challenging and takes so much courage. Here at AAA Counseling and Consulting Services, we believe in helping you improve your life by creating self-compassionate pathways to healing. We also know that your unique history, culture, and beliefs affect how you perceive your challenges, as well as how you might go about resolving them. We aim to integrate that respect for individuality in our practice. Augustine Douglas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University as well as an MBA from Seton Hall University.
(908) 356-7942 View (908) 356-7942
Photo of Sharron Spriggs, Psychologist in 07060, NJ
Sharron Spriggs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
If you've experienced childhood trauma, Dr. Spriggs would be delighted to work with you to unpack and rebuild. Dr. Sharron Spriggs is a licensed clinical psychologist. With a firm belief in the interconnectedness of current symptoms and early childhood experiences, Dr. Spriggs guides her patients to comprehend the underlying factors shaping their thoughts, feelings, and understanding of their current situations. Her expertise extends, but is not limited, to substance abuse, childhood abuse, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
If you've experienced childhood trauma, Dr. Spriggs would be delighted to work with you to unpack and rebuild. Dr. Sharron Spriggs is a licensed clinical psychologist. With a firm belief in the interconnectedness of current symptoms and early childhood experiences, Dr. Spriggs guides her patients to comprehend the underlying factors shaping their thoughts, feelings, and understanding of their current situations. Her expertise extends, but is not limited, to substance abuse, childhood abuse, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
(908) 332-0842 View (908) 332-0842
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Charlesetta (Charlee) Sutton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Waitlist for new clients
Quick Fixes - not possible with Charlee. "Know thyself and get through it, around it, into it and out of it" is incorporated in your therapy. Working together you uncover and discover what works and what you need to thrive. Your family of origin, spiritual well-being, socialization, staus in your community, family and work defined by you get included in the work. Begin to understand ways all of this and more contribute to what's happening to you in this moment. Working as a family, individual, couple or group therapist, the goal is to make it all better.
Quick Fixes - not possible with Charlee. "Know thyself and get through it, around it, into it and out of it" is incorporated in your therapy. Working together you uncover and discover what works and what you need to thrive. Your family of origin, spiritual well-being, socialization, staus in your community, family and work defined by you get included in the work. Begin to understand ways all of this and more contribute to what's happening to you in this moment. Working as a family, individual, couple or group therapist, the goal is to make it all better.
(908) 332-5098 View (908) 332-5098
Photo of Princetta A. Edwards, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07060, NJ
Princetta A. Edwards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP, BCD
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Masking your feelings can do great physical and emotional pain to your health. Asking for help relieves the anxiety and stress when coping with bad relationships, conflicts, family issues, work problems, etc. I am here to let you know that you don't have to deal with these issues alone. I offer a comfortable and therapeutic atmosphere where you can share your feelings with an impartial person who is nonjudgmental and whose main concern is your well-being ...TAKE A JOURNEY TO GAIN RELIEF FOR PEACE OF MIND.
Masking your feelings can do great physical and emotional pain to your health. Asking for help relieves the anxiety and stress when coping with bad relationships, conflicts, family issues, work problems, etc. I am here to let you know that you don't have to deal with these issues alone. I offer a comfortable and therapeutic atmosphere where you can share your feelings with an impartial person who is nonjudgmental and whose main concern is your well-being ...TAKE A JOURNEY TO GAIN RELIEF FOR PEACE OF MIND.
(908) 637-3620 View (908) 637-3620
Photo of Jean Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in 07060, NJ
Jean Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Everyone experiences ups and downs in life and sometimes it is difficult navigating life's twists and turns. As a licensed counselor, I have experience working with teens and adults of all ages as well as couples at different stages in their relationship. Whether you are a teen experiencing teenage issues such as bullying, peer pressure, social media addiction or an adult dealing with family crisis or life changes, Brown's Counseling and Consulting can provide the counseling and individualized support necessary to handle these challenges. Building an alliance and a relationship is foundational to therapy. Also Clinical Supervisor.
Everyone experiences ups and downs in life and sometimes it is difficult navigating life's twists and turns. As a licensed counselor, I have experience working with teens and adults of all ages as well as couples at different stages in their relationship. Whether you are a teen experiencing teenage issues such as bullying, peer pressure, social media addiction or an adult dealing with family crisis or life changes, Brown's Counseling and Consulting can provide the counseling and individualized support necessary to handle these challenges. Building an alliance and a relationship is foundational to therapy. Also Clinical Supervisor.
(908) 460-8357 View (908) 460-8357
Photo of Diane Des Plantes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07060, NJ
Diane Des Plantes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
There are times when we are uncertain how to respond to issues, we may become overwhelmed by having to make decisions or we may feel depleted because we tried everything possible but the problem(s) persist and seem to grow. We may also feel isolated as our personal and professional relationships become conflicted. We might be responding to problems never before experienced, or we may lack the knowledge experience and skills to be objective to find a solution. Sometimes we may not have had role models or personal, academic or professional mentors to help guide us through various situations.
There are times when we are uncertain how to respond to issues, we may become overwhelmed by having to make decisions or we may feel depleted because we tried everything possible but the problem(s) persist and seem to grow. We may also feel isolated as our personal and professional relationships become conflicted. We might be responding to problems never before experienced, or we may lack the knowledge experience and skills to be objective to find a solution. Sometimes we may not have had role models or personal, academic or professional mentors to help guide us through various situations.
(908) 441-8197 View (908) 441-8197
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Freshstart Referral Systems Inc.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, BA , CADC, Pastor
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Freshstart Referral Systems is a 501C3 faith-based non-profit organization that provides education & mentoring to individuals with life controlling issues, such as substance abuse/co-occurring disorders and or a history of incarceration. We provide individual/group support, we refer individuals to the appropriate treatment centers for help (Detoxification units, outpatient care, long-term inpatient treatment)… so that they may get a “FRESH START” again in life. FSRS also provides alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education for schools, churches and other organizations in the New Jersey and New York area.
Freshstart Referral Systems is a 501C3 faith-based non-profit organization that provides education & mentoring to individuals with life controlling issues, such as substance abuse/co-occurring disorders and or a history of incarceration. We provide individual/group support, we refer individuals to the appropriate treatment centers for help (Detoxification units, outpatient care, long-term inpatient treatment)… so that they may get a “FRESH START” again in life. FSRS also provides alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education for schools, churches and other organizations in the New Jersey and New York area.
(908) 356-7308 View (908) 356-7308
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David Aichroth LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, AMTP
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
I am accepting new clients - Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Are you struggling with gambling, alcohol, drug, shopping addiction? If so, don't hesitate to call. I am both a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor in the state of NJ. My 23 years of experience is primarily focused on treating individuals and families struggling with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, etc.) and or addiction.
I am accepting new clients - Are you feeling depressed and anxious? Are you struggling with gambling, alcohol, drug, shopping addiction? If so, don't hesitate to call. I am both a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor in the state of NJ. My 23 years of experience is primarily focused on treating individuals and families struggling with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, etc.) and or addiction.
(973) 577-4374 View (973) 577-4374
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Agness O McLean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSA
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Individuals who work w me can expect to take away hope in every session through their connection w a caring competent professional.
Individuals who work w me can expect to take away hope in every session through their connection w a caring competent professional.
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Amber K Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Ce
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Feeling stressed about family, work, or other obligations? Let's work together to identify the underlying issues keeping you stuck in the past instead of working towards a brighter future. Through the use of evidence based therapies we will work together to overcome your current obstacles to make you a priority in your own life.
Feeling stressed about family, work, or other obligations? Let's work together to identify the underlying issues keeping you stuck in the past instead of working towards a brighter future. Through the use of evidence based therapies we will work together to overcome your current obstacles to make you a priority in your own life.
(862) 278-9211 View (862) 278-9211
Photo of Dawn J LaCosta, Pastoral Counselor in 07060, NJ
Dawn J LaCosta
Pastoral Counselor, DMin
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Make TODAY the day you determine you are sick and tired of being sick and tired! Take back your life! Join those who have been set FREE from the BONDAGE & BAGGAGE of: Anxiety, Addiction, Fear, Panic, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma (PTSD) Guilt & Shame, Broken Relationships, Communication Issues, Anger & Frustration, Parenting Challenges, Emotional Disorders, Lack of Validation & Worth, Conflict Resolution, No Self Control, Retirement Adjustment, Spiritual Struggles. Our center offers independent professional practices that have come together to provide overall health and wellness. The Wellness Center is founded on the belief that our client's needs are of the utmost importance.
Make TODAY the day you determine you are sick and tired of being sick and tired! Take back your life! Join those who have been set FREE from the BONDAGE & BAGGAGE of: Anxiety, Addiction, Fear, Panic, Depression, Grief & Loss, Trauma (PTSD) Guilt & Shame, Broken Relationships, Communication Issues, Anger & Frustration, Parenting Challenges, Emotional Disorders, Lack of Validation & Worth, Conflict Resolution, No Self Control, Retirement Adjustment, Spiritual Struggles. Our center offers independent professional practices that have come together to provide overall health and wellness. The Wellness Center is founded on the belief that our client's needs are of the utmost importance.
(732) 810-0126 View (732) 810-0126
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Tabrina Hargrove
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, NJ 07060
It is my therapeutic goal is to help individuals resolve life's challenges by overcoming the hurdles and hurts and get back to a life that is not only satisfactory but victorious. I welcome individuals who are experiencing life difficulties and seek change. It is my hope that by working together in a collaborative and supportive environment that individuals will feel a restored hope and peace. Also provide Christian/Spiritual-Based specific counseling.
It is my therapeutic goal is to help individuals resolve life's challenges by overcoming the hurdles and hurts and get back to a life that is not only satisfactory but victorious. I welcome individuals who are experiencing life difficulties and seek change. It is my hope that by working together in a collaborative and supportive environment that individuals will feel a restored hope and peace. Also provide Christian/Spiritual-Based specific counseling.
(908) 970-0058 View (908) 970-0058
Photo of Michele K. Netter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07060, NJ
Michele K. Netter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Do you feel stuck? Tired of repeating the same patterns and behaviors? I believe every person possesses the potential to transform their life. Developing a deeper understanding and awareness of what motivates and drives your behavior is a powerful tool for change. You will be the force that creates the change you seek and I will serve as your supportive guide through this collaborative process. I offer a safe and nurturing space where trust and understanding allow the therapeutic alliance to develop organically. Goals and plans for treatment will be created together and tailored to suit your individual needs.
Do you feel stuck? Tired of repeating the same patterns and behaviors? I believe every person possesses the potential to transform their life. Developing a deeper understanding and awareness of what motivates and drives your behavior is a powerful tool for change. You will be the force that creates the change you seek and I will serve as your supportive guide through this collaborative process. I offer a safe and nurturing space where trust and understanding allow the therapeutic alliance to develop organically. Goals and plans for treatment will be created together and tailored to suit your individual needs.
(732) 538-8543 View (732) 538-8543
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Yesenia Fermín
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Plainfield, NJ 07060  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Yesenia is a Spanish speaking therapist who draws from over 20 years of experience. She has dedicated much of her career to working with and advocating for marginalized individuals, including survivors of racist acts, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, and other forms of torture, persecution, bullying and harassment. She is also trained in immigration psychological evaluations and provides expert witness testimony.
Yesenia is a Spanish speaking therapist who draws from over 20 years of experience. She has dedicated much of her career to working with and advocating for marginalized individuals, including survivors of racist acts, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, domestic violence, and other forms of torture, persecution, bullying and harassment. She is also trained in immigration psychological evaluations and provides expert witness testimony.
(908) 652-7061 View (908) 652-7061
Photo of Michael D Zito, Psychologist in 07060, NJ
Michael D Zito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Michael D. Zito, Ph.D. is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist #3599 and owner of Morristown Clinical and Sport Psychology with offices in Morristown and Watchung. In his clinical practice, he provides individual, marital, family and group therapy and assessments to children, adolescents and adults. In his work with children and adolescents, he utilizes a comprehensive approach by also providing parenting strategies to support his therapy work. Dr. Zito's therapeutic intervention reflects an eclectic and strategic (research supported) blend of cognitive behavioral, family systems, positive psychology and psychodynamic perspectives along with an understanding of biological contributions.
Michael D. Zito, Ph.D. is a New Jersey Licensed Psychologist #3599 and owner of Morristown Clinical and Sport Psychology with offices in Morristown and Watchung. In his clinical practice, he provides individual, marital, family and group therapy and assessments to children, adolescents and adults. In his work with children and adolescents, he utilizes a comprehensive approach by also providing parenting strategies to support his therapy work. Dr. Zito's therapeutic intervention reflects an eclectic and strategic (research supported) blend of cognitive behavioral, family systems, positive psychology and psychodynamic perspectives along with an understanding of biological contributions.
(908) 332-0890 View (908) 332-0890

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 07060

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 07060 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
68% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
64% Anger Management

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Cigna and Evernorth
71% Aetna
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 07060 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07060?

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.