Photo of Minnie Blackman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08053, NJ
Minnie Blackman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053
Have you tried therapy before and it "doesn't work" or didn't get you to the relief you were looking for? Are you a first timer to therapy and don't know what to expect? Have you been searching for ways to understand and alleviate your anxiety and trauma related symptoms or find helpful ways to manage ADHD and still struggle to manage them? I work best with motivated folks who are looking for support with anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, substance use and ADHD. I also specialize in creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals and navigating the difficulties that may come with those identities.
Have you tried therapy before and it "doesn't work" or didn't get you to the relief you were looking for? Are you a first timer to therapy and don't know what to expect? Have you been searching for ways to understand and alleviate your anxiety and trauma related symptoms or find helpful ways to manage ADHD and still struggle to manage them? I work best with motivated folks who are looking for support with anxiety disorders, trauma related disorders, substance use and ADHD. I also specialize in creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ individuals and navigating the difficulties that may come with those identities.
(856) 672-7398 View (856) 672-7398
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Kathleen Connelly
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053
I believe the therapeutic relationship must be collaborative. YOU are the expert on your own life and lived experiences. The best way to reach your goals is by working together! As a counselor, I view my role as being supportive and empathetic, helping you learn techniques and skills to move your life in a new direction. I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors and trauma, in both residential and outpatient settings.
I believe the therapeutic relationship must be collaborative. YOU are the expert on your own life and lived experiences. The best way to reach your goals is by working together! As a counselor, I view my role as being supportive and empathetic, helping you learn techniques and skills to move your life in a new direction. I have experience helping people with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harming behaviors and trauma, in both residential and outpatient settings.
(856) 591-2018 View (856) 591-2018
Photo of Rachel Tice, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08053, NJ
Rachel Tice
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CIMHP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053  (Online Only)
Are you waiting for a sign to get help? Here it is. Time for a transformation! I am the founder and owner of New Moon Counseling LLC which offers virtual individual counseling to adults in New Jersey. I have 10 years experience working in the mental health field in many different environments. I work with clients with ADHD, ASD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationship stressors, LGBTQIA+ struggles, and chronic health issues.
Are you waiting for a sign to get help? Here it is. Time for a transformation! I am the founder and owner of New Moon Counseling LLC which offers virtual individual counseling to adults in New Jersey. I have 10 years experience working in the mental health field in many different environments. I work with clients with ADHD, ASD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, relationship stressors, LGBTQIA+ struggles, and chronic health issues.
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Susan K Childers
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053
Susan K. Childers is a seasoned business professional in the mental health counseling field. As a member of several national and state counseling associations and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in NJ and PA, she has served in private practice for 18 years. Utilizing evidence-based practices and interventions to transform problem issues into healthier living, Susan works with families, couples, adolescents, and women who have experienced life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and career issues. She offers a faith-based option.
Susan K. Childers is a seasoned business professional in the mental health counseling field. As a member of several national and state counseling associations and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in NJ and PA, she has served in private practice for 18 years. Utilizing evidence-based practices and interventions to transform problem issues into healthier living, Susan works with families, couples, adolescents, and women who have experienced life transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and career issues. She offers a faith-based option.
(609) 957-5863 View (609) 957-5863
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J.r. Griffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
TELETHERAPY NOW AVAILABLE FOR NEW AND EXISTING CLIENTS. I have a passion for providing evidence-based treatments for needs across the lifespan, including therapies specific to Coronavirus related stress for individuals and families. I have dedicated my training to ensure I can help anyone regardless of their problems and life situation. I use a holistic approach, taking into account every aspect of a client's life to explore ways to improve their situations through integrated care. I take pride in being able to provide treatment that matches specifically to individual and family in order for them to lead happy and healthy lives.
TELETHERAPY NOW AVAILABLE FOR NEW AND EXISTING CLIENTS. I have a passion for providing evidence-based treatments for needs across the lifespan, including therapies specific to Coronavirus related stress for individuals and families. I have dedicated my training to ensure I can help anyone regardless of their problems and life situation. I use a holistic approach, taking into account every aspect of a client's life to explore ways to improve their situations through integrated care. I take pride in being able to provide treatment that matches specifically to individual and family in order for them to lead happy and healthy lives.
(856) 446-3818 View (856) 446-3818
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Kimberly Saich
LAC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
My name is Kim Saich and I have a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services Management from University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselor from Walden University. I have been a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) since 2021 and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) since 2022.
My name is Kim Saich and I have a bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services Management from University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselor from Walden University. I have been a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) since 2021 and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) since 2022.
(856) 393-6825 View (856) 393-6825
Photo of Brian Gadinski, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08053, NJ
Brian Gadinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, self-esteem, and confidence.
I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, self-esteem, and confidence.
(856) 406-5352 View (856) 406-5352
Photo of Melissa Acquavella-Lightfoot, Psychologist in 08053, NJ
Melissa Acquavella-Lightfoot
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
Adults, children and adolescents, we treat all ages! Is your child struggling with anxiety, regulating their emotions, managing friendships or dealing with grief? Is your adolescent experiencing anxiety, depression, low motivation or having difficulty managing intense emotions? Or maybe you, as an adult, are struggling to manage life stressors and anxiety, life transitions or loss? Improvement is possible! We can help by guiding individuals-children through adults-in the process of gaining insight and coping skills to make real, lasting positive changes.
Adults, children and adolescents, we treat all ages! Is your child struggling with anxiety, regulating their emotions, managing friendships or dealing with grief? Is your adolescent experiencing anxiety, depression, low motivation or having difficulty managing intense emotions? Or maybe you, as an adult, are struggling to manage life stressors and anxiety, life transitions or loss? Improvement is possible! We can help by guiding individuals-children through adults-in the process of gaining insight and coping skills to make real, lasting positive changes.
(856) 481-0002 View (856) 481-0002
Photo of Amanda MacRae in 08053, NJ
Amanda MacRae
PhD, MT-BC
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
Feeling tired? Stressed? Tried therapist after therapist and talking just doesn't seem to work for you? I invite you to consider analytical music therapy. Analytical music therapy is a method of music therapy that incorporates active music making coupled with talking to help people identify and work through personal material. Whether you're looking for somewhere to celebrate personal triumphs, or somewhere to explore personal challenges, together we'll identify and work towards your ideal health.
Feeling tired? Stressed? Tried therapist after therapist and talking just doesn't seem to work for you? I invite you to consider analytical music therapy. Analytical music therapy is a method of music therapy that incorporates active music making coupled with talking to help people identify and work through personal material. Whether you're looking for somewhere to celebrate personal triumphs, or somewhere to explore personal challenges, together we'll identify and work towards your ideal health.
(856) 702-3623 View (856) 702-3623
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Marielle Fanzini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Okay, by now you may have read a bunch of profiles and may be feeling overwhelmed. But you’re doing it, you’re taking steps to take care of yourself and that’s what matters. The world is messy, life is messy, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Here’s where I come in. I will never forget you are a real person sitting across from me and I will meet you where you are. Sometimes that means supporting you and validating your experience. Sometimes it's guiding you to shift your perspective. But, no matter what, it's always coming from a place of support, collaboration and maybe even some humor.
Okay, by now you may have read a bunch of profiles and may be feeling overwhelmed. But you’re doing it, you’re taking steps to take care of yourself and that’s what matters. The world is messy, life is messy, but you don’t have to handle it alone. Here’s where I come in. I will never forget you are a real person sitting across from me and I will meet you where you are. Sometimes that means supporting you and validating your experience. Sometimes it's guiding you to shift your perspective. But, no matter what, it's always coming from a place of support, collaboration and maybe even some humor.
(856) 263-2442 View (856) 263-2442
Photo of Dr. Francine M. Roberts Psy.D., Psychologist in 08053, NJ
Dr. Francine M. Roberts Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053
Now taking new clients.. All are welcome. Celebrating diversity and non-binary lifestyle. Offering telehealth and in person sessions. Affordable care in a private, comfortable suburban setting. Competence in diverse cultures and lifestyle. Specializing in life transitions: graduations, career planning, pregnancy and family, sudden or chronic illness, retirement and grieving. Focus on post incarceration adjustment. Sensitivity to those working in health care and emergency services. Appointments available within a week; scheduling at your convenience. Calls and emails returned personally within 24 hours.
Now taking new clients.. All are welcome. Celebrating diversity and non-binary lifestyle. Offering telehealth and in person sessions. Affordable care in a private, comfortable suburban setting. Competence in diverse cultures and lifestyle. Specializing in life transitions: graduations, career planning, pregnancy and family, sudden or chronic illness, retirement and grieving. Focus on post incarceration adjustment. Sensitivity to those working in health care and emergency services. Appointments available within a week; scheduling at your convenience. Calls and emails returned personally within 24 hours.
(856) 514-0157 View (856) 514-0157
Photo of Rebellious Wellness Counseling, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08053, NJ
Rebellious Wellness Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
At Rebellious Wellness Counseling (RWC), we believe in the importance of being yourself and living authentically - rebelling against the pressures of who others want you to be and what society makes us believe about success and happiness. We are here to support you in doing the work to be and stay authentic. RWC is a well-known therapy practice in South Jersey founded by Rebecca Christianson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. Rebecca is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
At Rebellious Wellness Counseling (RWC), we believe in the importance of being yourself and living authentically - rebelling against the pressures of who others want you to be and what society makes us believe about success and happiness. We are here to support you in doing the work to be and stay authentic. RWC is a well-known therapy practice in South Jersey founded by Rebecca Christianson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. Rebecca is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. She offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.
(856) 644-7669 View (856) 644-7669
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Lori Posner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
Not accepting new clients
Lori Posner, MS, LMFT is a NJ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in individual, group, couples and family therapy. Lori incorporates mindfulness into her therapeutic techniques and her clinical supervision. “My personal philosophy of counseling starts with a willingness to join with my clients experience and understand them. By listening with compassion and non-judgment, I teach others to do the same, freeing them to develop in healthier ways and allowing them to communicate more effectively in their relationships.”
Lori Posner, MS, LMFT is a NJ Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in individual, group, couples and family therapy. Lori incorporates mindfulness into her therapeutic techniques and her clinical supervision. “My personal philosophy of counseling starts with a willingness to join with my clients experience and understand them. By listening with compassion and non-judgment, I teach others to do the same, freeing them to develop in healthier ways and allowing them to communicate more effectively in their relationships.”
(856) 446-5088 View (856) 446-5088
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Center for Christian Counseling & Relationship Dev
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
We are located in Marlton, NJ. and have specialized in working with Christians for 30+ years and enjoy serving those of other faiths. We work well with those having some capacity for insight (those who understand or are willing to learn how their past experiences influence present and future decisions and relationships). We are adept at helping those with psychological and spiritual problems. We serve men and women from adolescence onward through individual, couple, family, and group counseling. We provide supervision for those pursuing licensure as clinical social workers, professional counselors, and psychologists.
We are located in Marlton, NJ. and have specialized in working with Christians for 30+ years and enjoy serving those of other faiths. We work well with those having some capacity for insight (those who understand or are willing to learn how their past experiences influence present and future decisions and relationships). We are adept at helping those with psychological and spiritual problems. We serve men and women from adolescence onward through individual, couple, family, and group counseling. We provide supervision for those pursuing licensure as clinical social workers, professional counselors, and psychologists.
(856) 281-3327 View (856) 281-3327
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Nicole Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053  (Online Only)
I am a Psychotherapist with experience in helping people overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals. I have worked with the following populations, homeless, children, and older adults. I have experience providing in-home therapy. I continue to strive to meet the individual needs of youth and families in the community by maintaining the highest standards of professionalism while honoring the unique situations and challenges of those served. I have helped many clients work through a wide range of mental health challenges. I have worked with clients from
I am a Psychotherapist with experience in helping people overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals. I have worked with the following populations, homeless, children, and older adults. I have experience providing in-home therapy. I continue to strive to meet the individual needs of youth and families in the community by maintaining the highest standards of professionalism while honoring the unique situations and challenges of those served. I have helped many clients work through a wide range of mental health challenges. I have worked with clients from
(609) 372-5933 View (609) 372-5933
Photo of Logan Reed, NCC, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08053, NJ
Logan Reed, NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlton, NJ 08053
If you are looking for a therapeutic experience that fosters true healing, change and personal growth, you are looking in the right place. Here, our therapeutic process will focus on changing limiting thoughts and behaviors that are negatively impacting your life and relationships. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP), I also have the knowledge and skills to go beyond traditional therapy by supporting you in emotional freedom and good health to heal your mind-body connection. If you are ready to grow your relationship with self, and have the confidence to manage life's challenges, feel free to contact me!
If you are looking for a therapeutic experience that fosters true healing, change and personal growth, you are looking in the right place. Here, our therapeutic process will focus on changing limiting thoughts and behaviors that are negatively impacting your life and relationships. As a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider (CIMHP), I also have the knowledge and skills to go beyond traditional therapy by supporting you in emotional freedom and good health to heal your mind-body connection. If you are ready to grow your relationship with self, and have the confidence to manage life's challenges, feel free to contact me!
(856) 545-8854 View (856) 545-8854
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Croy Laughlin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
So often, it can be difficult to open up to a stranger. For many of us, placing our struggles in the hands of others can be an emotionally and sometimes physically demanding task. A safe space is needed, one without judgment or bias; a place to feel cared for, listened to, and supported. This is the space Croy strives to create.
So often, it can be difficult to open up to a stranger. For many of us, placing our struggles in the hands of others can be an emotionally and sometimes physically demanding task. A safe space is needed, one without judgment or bias; a place to feel cared for, listened to, and supported. This is the space Croy strives to create.
(856) 600-0189 View (856) 600-0189
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South Jersey Coping Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LSW
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with individuals and groups who are experiencing life transitions, imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression. I like to work side by side with my clients. I enjoy making others feel understood, not alone, validated, and most importantly helped. Times can be challenging but your experience in your journey towards better mental health does not have to be. I hope to get the opportunity to work with you. I will be an encourager, I will challenge both you and I to think out of the box, and I will show up in each and every session.
I enjoy working with individuals and groups who are experiencing life transitions, imposter syndrome, anxiety, and depression. I like to work side by side with my clients. I enjoy making others feel understood, not alone, validated, and most importantly helped. Times can be challenging but your experience in your journey towards better mental health does not have to be. I hope to get the opportunity to work with you. I will be an encourager, I will challenge both you and I to think out of the box, and I will show up in each and every session.
(856) 356-0163 View (856) 356-0163
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Randi S Kell, PhD, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
Not accepting new clients
Life is complicated and has many unanticipated challenges. Having the skills to cope with those challenges is necessary in today's world. In addition, negative thoughts or intolerable emotions can result in feelings of anxiety or unhappiness. We can all benefit from having a safe place to share our concerns, and be heard and understood, knowing that you are not alone. My approach is to provide you with the skills and strategies to navigate life. Therapy is not a one size fits all approach, so I draw from a variety of techniques to help you reach your goals. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." Murakami
Life is complicated and has many unanticipated challenges. Having the skills to cope with those challenges is necessary in today's world. In addition, negative thoughts or intolerable emotions can result in feelings of anxiety or unhappiness. We can all benefit from having a safe place to share our concerns, and be heard and understood, knowing that you are not alone. My approach is to provide you with the skills and strategies to navigate life. Therapy is not a one size fits all approach, so I draw from a variety of techniques to help you reach your goals. “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." Murakami
(856) 446-3737 View (856) 446-3737
Photo of Gail Santamaria, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08053, NJ
Gail Santamaria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Marlton, NJ 08053
Waitlist for new clients
Trauma disrupts our ability to create healthy connections within ourselves and with those around us, leaving us with loneliness, confusion, and pain. Connections are paramount in the trauma healing process, so I assist clients with understanding and healing from their past, to create deep and meaningful connections, to improve current coping skills to better manage stress, and overcome behaviors that are holding them back. Have hope! Perhaps you're an athlete worried about your sport performance, such as overcoming injury or other setbacks. Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness when it comes to being an athlete!
Trauma disrupts our ability to create healthy connections within ourselves and with those around us, leaving us with loneliness, confusion, and pain. Connections are paramount in the trauma healing process, so I assist clients with understanding and healing from their past, to create deep and meaningful connections, to improve current coping skills to better manage stress, and overcome behaviors that are holding them back. Have hope! Perhaps you're an athlete worried about your sport performance, such as overcoming injury or other setbacks. Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness when it comes to being an athlete!
(856) 259-1241 View (856) 259-1241

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08053

200+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 08053 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
61% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08053 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08053?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.