Therapists in 07920

Photo of Erin Bennington, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 07920, NJ
Erin Bennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
There's no sugarcoating it-life is tough. But in taking this first, courageous step in seeking help, I believe that you are too. Whether you're dealing with the loss of a loved one, a relationship, or job-or experiencing a difficult life transition- know that your situation does not define you, and that it's possible to not only stand up amidst the storms that rage around you...but to emerge even stronger than before. I know because I've been there, and I'm here to stand with you.
There's no sugarcoating it-life is tough. But in taking this first, courageous step in seeking help, I believe that you are too. Whether you're dealing with the loss of a loved one, a relationship, or job-or experiencing a difficult life transition- know that your situation does not define you, and that it's possible to not only stand up amidst the storms that rage around you...but to emerge even stronger than before. I know because I've been there, and I'm here to stand with you.
(973) 321-3687 View (973) 321-3687
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Lauren Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
We all face challenges at some point. Therapy is a way to work through these challenges in order to have the life you want to live. I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment to help clients identify their goals and assist them in achieving their desired outcomes. I have over ten years of experience, which includes working with adolescents, adults, families, and group therapy. My experience has been with clients struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting issues, career stressors, and family conflict.
We all face challenges at some point. Therapy is a way to work through these challenges in order to have the life you want to live. I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment to help clients identify their goals and assist them in achieving their desired outcomes. I have over ten years of experience, which includes working with adolescents, adults, families, and group therapy. My experience has been with clients struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting issues, career stressors, and family conflict.
(908) 367-3156 View (908) 367-3156
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Meredith M Keller
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
3 Endorsed
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
We specialize in helping people improve their intimate relationships. What makes us different is: our therapists are experts in working with couples and individuals on relationship issues. In session, we act as a neutral third party helping you and your partner to navigate your way through tricky situations. Ultimately, this arrangement transforms your marriage into be a place where you can talk about anything with your partner. If you are ready to do whatever it takes to create a healthier, happier relationship, you should start with us.
We specialize in helping people improve their intimate relationships. What makes us different is: our therapists are experts in working with couples and individuals on relationship issues. In session, we act as a neutral third party helping you and your partner to navigate your way through tricky situations. Ultimately, this arrangement transforms your marriage into be a place where you can talk about anything with your partner. If you are ready to do whatever it takes to create a healthier, happier relationship, you should start with us.
(908) 977-6067 View (908) 977-6067
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Rebecca Rogers
LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Accepting New Clients! Finding the right therapist is crucial for successful treatment. Having worked in a variety of clinical settings, including pediatric medical care, intensive in-home therapy, and outpatient psychotherapy, I have experience in providing extensive mental health treatment to preteens, adolescences, and young adults. I specialize in treating anxiety, obsessive fears, and difficulty adjusting to life transitions. I also specialize in the treatment of repetitive worries, difficult peer relationships, and negative thought patterns. I serve individuals ages 9 to 30.
Accepting New Clients! Finding the right therapist is crucial for successful treatment. Having worked in a variety of clinical settings, including pediatric medical care, intensive in-home therapy, and outpatient psychotherapy, I have experience in providing extensive mental health treatment to preteens, adolescences, and young adults. I specialize in treating anxiety, obsessive fears, and difficulty adjusting to life transitions. I also specialize in the treatment of repetitive worries, difficult peer relationships, and negative thought patterns. I serve individuals ages 9 to 30.
(973) 447-9526 View (973) 447-9526
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Babita Spinelli
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  (Online Only)
Babita has a waitlist until May 2022. You feel stuck and frustrated that you can't control the chaos or balance it all. You just feel so exhausted from trying so hard to make all the pieces in your life "fit" and you are not sure how to feel happier. You may even have noticed some depression or increased anxiety. You know you need to do something, but just not sure where to begin. I get it! As a team, we will move you forward to a healthier, more balanced and empowered space. You do not need to manage this alone.
Babita has a waitlist until May 2022. You feel stuck and frustrated that you can't control the chaos or balance it all. You just feel so exhausted from trying so hard to make all the pieces in your life "fit" and you are not sure how to feel happier. You may even have noticed some depression or increased anxiety. You know you need to do something, but just not sure where to begin. I get it! As a team, we will move you forward to a healthier, more balanced and empowered space. You do not need to manage this alone.
(347) 884-7316 View (347) 884-7316
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Michael Charles Richardson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
All therapy stems from the building of a relationship -- a partnership -- between the therapist and the client. There can be no progress or client satisfaction without trust and that trust can be life changing and last long after the therapy has concluded. I have worked with countless numbers of children, adolescents and adults who began treatment filled with guilt, worry and stress. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to see them over time shed those negative emotions and step back into life with the tools necessary to become successful and empathetic individuals.
All therapy stems from the building of a relationship -- a partnership -- between the therapist and the client. There can be no progress or client satisfaction without trust and that trust can be life changing and last long after the therapy has concluded. I have worked with countless numbers of children, adolescents and adults who began treatment filled with guilt, worry and stress. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than to see them over time shed those negative emotions and step back into life with the tools necessary to become successful and empathetic individuals.
(908) 630-0777 x1 View (908) 630-0777 x1
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Samuel Parton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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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Samia Qadri
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  (Online Only)
As a National Certified Counselor with advanced clinical experience through my Ph.D. studies, I have effectively integrated evidence-based approaches such as CBT, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care into my work. I strive for balance in therapy and take a collaborative approach, recognizing that you are the expert in your own
As a National Certified Counselor with advanced clinical experience through my Ph.D. studies, I have effectively integrated evidence-based approaches such as CBT, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care into my work. I strive for balance in therapy and take a collaborative approach, recognizing that you are the expert in your own
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Marzanna Moulton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  (Online Only)
You seem to have it all together on the outside. You live by the golden rule, working hard, extending compassion and taking care of everyone but yourself. You conditioned yourself to say “I am fine” when you know you are not. You feel stuck in negative cycles and perhaps distract yourself from uncomfortable feelings by over working, shopping or drinking too much. You are constantly in survival mode, feeling stressed, anxious, tired, confused and overwhelmed.
You seem to have it all together on the outside. You live by the golden rule, working hard, extending compassion and taking care of everyone but yourself. You conditioned yourself to say “I am fine” when you know you are not. You feel stuck in negative cycles and perhaps distract yourself from uncomfortable feelings by over working, shopping or drinking too much. You are constantly in survival mode, feeling stressed, anxious, tired, confused and overwhelmed.
(908) 663-5774 View (908) 663-5774
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Kimberly Peck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
When we are faced with challenges, trauma, loss, and life changes, it can feel overwhelming and scary. For some, the hardest thing to do is ask for help when faced with hardship. Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist who recognizes the importance of cultivating a therapeutic alliance with her clients. Kim has several years of experience with treating adult survivors of domestic/sexual violence and treating adults with anxiety. To help foster a therapeutic relationship, she meets clients where they are in life and provides a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental space for them.
When we are faced with challenges, trauma, loss, and life changes, it can feel overwhelming and scary. For some, the hardest thing to do is ask for help when faced with hardship. Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist who recognizes the importance of cultivating a therapeutic alliance with her clients. Kim has several years of experience with treating adult survivors of domestic/sexual violence and treating adults with anxiety. To help foster a therapeutic relationship, she meets clients where they are in life and provides a safe, empathetic, and non-judgemental space for them.
(908) 651-9115 View (908) 651-9115
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Lisa Blazek Luisi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Taking the first step to reach out for help is an act of strength and courage, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my approach to therapy with you. Mental health issues are both common and complicated. They result from a combination of biological, psychological, social, and societal factors. We may not be able to see it readily, but many of us are struggling. We may be dealing with mental illness or simply feeling pain from difficult life situations. This is a challenging time for our nation and the world, and we are experiencing a common sense of anxiety, sadness, grief, and loss that can test our ability to cope.
Taking the first step to reach out for help is an act of strength and courage, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my approach to therapy with you. Mental health issues are both common and complicated. They result from a combination of biological, psychological, social, and societal factors. We may not be able to see it readily, but many of us are struggling. We may be dealing with mental illness or simply feeling pain from difficult life situations. This is a challenging time for our nation and the world, and we are experiencing a common sense of anxiety, sadness, grief, and loss that can test our ability to cope.
(973) 218-4731 View (973) 218-4731
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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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Kaitlin Dias
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  (Online Only)
I am available to supervise an LAC. Please connect with me on beginning the journey towards your LPC!- I specialize in working with individuals who find that anxiety and depression are interfering with their quality of life. I also work with individuals who are experiencing issues with ADHD, communication inconsistencies, family and relationship dynamics, confidence/body image/self esteem. I am a hands on therapist as I like to end sessions with strategies and ideas to foster growth and confidence in what you’re working towards.
I am available to supervise an LAC. Please connect with me on beginning the journey towards your LPC!- I specialize in working with individuals who find that anxiety and depression are interfering with their quality of life. I also work with individuals who are experiencing issues with ADHD, communication inconsistencies, family and relationship dynamics, confidence/body image/self esteem. I am a hands on therapist as I like to end sessions with strategies and ideas to foster growth and confidence in what you’re working towards.
(908) 970-8863 View (908) 970-8863
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Karin Elizabeth Lehr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW, ACSW
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Life, work, relationships and family issues can create challenges that sometimes feel overwhelming. I can help! My approach is to offer empathy, insight and new strategies, in a warm, supportive setting. The clinical practices I use are grounded in Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to help you cultivate strengths, improve functioning, enhance satisfaction in your relationships and increase your overall sense of happiness and well being. I teach strategies that make things more manageable and help you feel like you're in charge of your life again!
Life, work, relationships and family issues can create challenges that sometimes feel overwhelming. I can help! My approach is to offer empathy, insight and new strategies, in a warm, supportive setting. The clinical practices I use are grounded in Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My goal is to help you cultivate strengths, improve functioning, enhance satisfaction in your relationships and increase your overall sense of happiness and well being. I teach strategies that make things more manageable and help you feel like you're in charge of your life again!
(862) 701-4603 View (862) 701-4603
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Psychological Services of NJ
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Heather Lonergan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (37PC00642600) and National Certified Counselor (339695) in the state of New Jersey. She is experienced in working with adults and adolescents populations in the mental health field to include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, relationship issues and trauma. Heather has worked in various settings such as inpatient/partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program, domestic violence, adult residential and the children’s system of care. This provides a strong professional background and awareness into potential barriers in treatment.
Heather Lonergan is a Licensed Professional Counselor (37PC00642600) and National Certified Counselor (339695) in the state of New Jersey. She is experienced in working with adults and adolescents populations in the mental health field to include anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, relationship issues and trauma. Heather has worked in various settings such as inpatient/partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program, domestic violence, adult residential and the children’s system of care. This provides a strong professional background and awareness into potential barriers in treatment.
(908) 509-6131 View (908) 509-6131
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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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Psychological Services of NJ
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
At Psychological Services of NJ we believe that therapy is a place where people learn the tools they need to cope with stressors life has thrown at them. Our goal is to guide and educate you through your journey towards healing. Therapy does not need to take forever, you can heal and move forward quickly with the right guidance. We approach treatment from a holistic approach, preferring to treat patients as a whole, instead of focusing on symptoms which may be related to a larger problem. This means including nutrition and exercise in the treatment plan in addition to more traditional CBT and ACT techniques.
At Psychological Services of NJ we believe that therapy is a place where people learn the tools they need to cope with stressors life has thrown at them. Our goal is to guide and educate you through your journey towards healing. Therapy does not need to take forever, you can heal and move forward quickly with the right guidance. We approach treatment from a holistic approach, preferring to treat patients as a whole, instead of focusing on symptoms which may be related to a larger problem. This means including nutrition and exercise in the treatment plan in addition to more traditional CBT and ACT techniques.
(908) 258-6466 View (908) 258-6466
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Paul Klouse
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Life can be overwhelming at times. When events don’t go as planned or relationships fall apart, it can be helpful to process with a caring professional. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I am an empathic listener who guides and empowers my clients to lead emotionally, relationally, and physically healthy lives.
Life can be overwhelming at times. When events don’t go as planned or relationships fall apart, it can be helpful to process with a caring professional. As a Licensed Associate Counselor, I am an empathic listener who guides and empowers my clients to lead emotionally, relationally, and physically healthy lives.
(908) 975-1554 View (908) 975-1554
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Patricia A Hucko
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What clients have taught me over 20 years in practice is that to be genuinely heard and understood is a lost art in our busy technological world. Whether we are deeply hurt due to relational trauma, painfully grieving the loss of meaningful attachment or trying to survive the distress that comes from living life with spouse/ child who has been diagnosed with ASD. In these tumultuous times we frequently yearn for "another" who can professionally "Hold us Well" & Provide a "Soft Place to Fall" while we sort out the tangled web of internal confusion.
What clients have taught me over 20 years in practice is that to be genuinely heard and understood is a lost art in our busy technological world. Whether we are deeply hurt due to relational trauma, painfully grieving the loss of meaningful attachment or trying to survive the distress that comes from living life with spouse/ child who has been diagnosed with ASD. In these tumultuous times we frequently yearn for "another" who can professionally "Hold us Well" & Provide a "Soft Place to Fall" while we sort out the tangled web of internal confusion.
(908) 287-1833 View (908) 287-1833

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Number of Therapists in 07920

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 07920 who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
93% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Grief
65% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
64% Cigna and Evernorth
54% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 07920 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 07920?

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.