Therapists in 08540

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Joseph Keifer
Psychologist, PsyD, BSN, RN
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Recovery-Oriented Solutions and Consulting, established by Joe Keifer, Psy.D, BSN, RN. recognizes that not everyone will benefit from standard or "cookie cutter" therapy. I hope to work collaboratively and create a treatment plan that builds hope and purpose, increases connection, and manages the challenges that are holding you back from doing what you love and a sense of purpose in your life.
Recovery-Oriented Solutions and Consulting, established by Joe Keifer, Psy.D, BSN, RN. recognizes that not everyone will benefit from standard or "cookie cutter" therapy. I hope to work collaboratively and create a treatment plan that builds hope and purpose, increases connection, and manages the challenges that are holding you back from doing what you love and a sense of purpose in your life.
(609) 793-8281 View (609) 793-8281
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Louis Castle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Navigating life can be challenging, especially when we are dealing with emotional pain, relationship problems or addiction. At times the assistance of a therapist is needed to help regain stability. The foundation of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I am experienced in providing individual, marital/relationship and family therapy. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, stress, relationship issues (intimacy & sexuality), anger management, compulsive behaviors and sexual addictions.
Navigating life can be challenging, especially when we are dealing with emotional pain, relationship problems or addiction. At times the assistance of a therapist is needed to help regain stability. The foundation of therapy is the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. I am experienced in providing individual, marital/relationship and family therapy. I have extensive experience treating depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, stress, relationship issues (intimacy & sexuality), anger management, compulsive behaviors and sexual addictions.
(732) 955-4262 View (732) 955-4262
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The Nomad Center for Counseling, Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
My goal in working with all who come into my office, be it child, adolescent or adult is healing. I founded The Nomad Center for Counseling out of a desire to offer healing in a compassionate and creative therapeutic setting regardless of culture or country of origin. I believe that each individual has an innate ability to heal and the capacity to move beyond the resolution of symptoms to a deeper, more authentic understanding of themselves and of life. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where people can allow their true selves to emerge, whether they are 4 or 74 years old.
My goal in working with all who come into my office, be it child, adolescent or adult is healing. I founded The Nomad Center for Counseling out of a desire to offer healing in a compassionate and creative therapeutic setting regardless of culture or country of origin. I believe that each individual has an innate ability to heal and the capacity to move beyond the resolution of symptoms to a deeper, more authentic understanding of themselves and of life. I strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where people can allow their true selves to emerge, whether they are 4 or 74 years old.
(609) 447-4171 View (609) 447-4171
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Susan Freedman Ouslander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I provide therapy that is goal-oriented, compassionate, and collaborative. Whether you're dealing with old hurts that never fully healed, or a current problem or relationship issue that you haven't been able to sort out, I can guide you in gaining insight and clarity to help you move in the right direction. While I use a variety of treatment methods and modalities, the foundation of successful therapy is the therapeutic bond created from trust, caring, and respect. I would love the opportunity to work together to identify your goals and build a treatment plan that works for you.
I provide therapy that is goal-oriented, compassionate, and collaborative. Whether you're dealing with old hurts that never fully healed, or a current problem or relationship issue that you haven't been able to sort out, I can guide you in gaining insight and clarity to help you move in the right direction. While I use a variety of treatment methods and modalities, the foundation of successful therapy is the therapeutic bond created from trust, caring, and respect. I would love the opportunity to work together to identify your goals and build a treatment plan that works for you.
(609) 912-3617 View (609) 912-3617
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Nancy Schongalla
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose one's sense of True North. Issues and experiences from the past may require healing and integration. Current challenges may require more inner wisdom and resourcefulness than we can access on our own. Many people need support to resolve conflicts, deepen connections and expand their lives. Relationships require a solid sense of self, good boundaries, and compassion toward oneself and others, which all can be learned. Even without a religious affiliation, spiritual practices such as gratitude are often enriching. I value new insights, suggest homework and teach practical skills.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and lose one's sense of True North. Issues and experiences from the past may require healing and integration. Current challenges may require more inner wisdom and resourcefulness than we can access on our own. Many people need support to resolve conflicts, deepen connections and expand their lives. Relationships require a solid sense of self, good boundaries, and compassion toward oneself and others, which all can be learned. Even without a religious affiliation, spiritual practices such as gratitude are often enriching. I value new insights, suggest homework and teach practical skills.
(609) 917-9254 View (609) 917-9254
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Beth W. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
In our relationships with ourselves or others, we all have times where the weight of life can make us feel off balance... In my practice my goal is to take the client from where they are and explore individualized solutions that restore a sense of alignment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses an integrative approach, drawing from Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Trauma Focused therapies.
In our relationships with ourselves or others, we all have times where the weight of life can make us feel off balance... In my practice my goal is to take the client from where they are and explore individualized solutions that restore a sense of alignment. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses an integrative approach, drawing from Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Trauma Focused therapies.
(609) 454-6418 View (609) 454-6418
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Nicole Ciccone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the cornerstones of a successful experience in therapy. That is why I strive to provide a safe space to share emotions and thoughts without fear of judgment. My passion is in facilitating personal growth and assisting individuals and families in overcoming challenging obstacles that arise in life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a Partial Hospital Program, Intensive Outpatient Program and a school-based therapy setting.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of the cornerstones of a successful experience in therapy. That is why I strive to provide a safe space to share emotions and thoughts without fear of judgment. My passion is in facilitating personal growth and assisting individuals and families in overcoming challenging obstacles that arise in life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a Partial Hospital Program, Intensive Outpatient Program and a school-based therapy setting.
(609) 301-5718 View (609) 301-5718
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Karyn Bristol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
I have over 20 years of experience helping adolescents, adults, and couples navigate difficult times, confusing and debilitating feelings, and complicated relationships. My treatment approach starts with the client--with the belief that everyone is exquisitely unique--and therefore therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I believe that being genuine with clients is essential; in my office you will find a healing conversation, not talking to a stone wall.
(508) 214-4216 View (508) 214-4216
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Asanta McKenzie
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
My ideal client would be someone who shows up to their session eager to work towards a better version of themselves. This person may be dealing with some anxiety, dissociation, and or depression. This person may need social support, encouragement, and new hobbies. This person's goals may include implementing positive self-talk, planning activities for building self-esteem, and incorporating mindfulness practices to assist with their anxiety. This person wants more peace and balance in their life and relationships to help them feel more connected with themselves and others as well as decrease feelings of anxiety and depression.
My ideal client would be someone who shows up to their session eager to work towards a better version of themselves. This person may be dealing with some anxiety, dissociation, and or depression. This person may need social support, encouragement, and new hobbies. This person's goals may include implementing positive self-talk, planning activities for building self-esteem, and incorporating mindfulness practices to assist with their anxiety. This person wants more peace and balance in their life and relationships to help them feel more connected with themselves and others as well as decrease feelings of anxiety and depression.
(609) 905-5072 View (609) 905-5072
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Kisoone Wickham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
An ideal client for a mental health professional would be an individual with a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc., who demonstrates the motivation to change and improve their well-being. This client should be committed to attending therapy sessions regularly, keeping appointments, and actively engaging in the therapeutic process to manage or overcome their diagnosis.
An ideal client for a mental health professional would be an individual with a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc., who demonstrates the motivation to change and improve their well-being. This client should be committed to attending therapy sessions regularly, keeping appointments, and actively engaging in the therapeutic process to manage or overcome their diagnosis.
(609) 739-7190 View (609) 739-7190
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Miranda Dekker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder or you’re grappling with low self-esteem, chances are you feel out of control and disconnected from yourself and those around you. Maybe obsessive thoughts, emotions and rituals surrounding food, exercise and your appearance are taking over your daily life, making it impossible to focus on anything else. You might also be dealing with anxiety, depression or other issues that are keeping you stuck in a negative cycle. You long to feel safe in your own body and you’re ready to experience relief and recovery.
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder or you’re grappling with low self-esteem, chances are you feel out of control and disconnected from yourself and those around you. Maybe obsessive thoughts, emotions and rituals surrounding food, exercise and your appearance are taking over your daily life, making it impossible to focus on anything else. You might also be dealing with anxiety, depression or other issues that are keeping you stuck in a negative cycle. You long to feel safe in your own body and you’re ready to experience relief and recovery.
(609) 739-9595 View (609) 739-9595
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Jocelyn Fierstien
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540
Licensed NJ Psychologist, Past school psychologist. Current Availability, virtual & in person. Work with children, adolescents, and adults. Counseling and testing. Support for anxiety, depression, attention deficits, cognitive and memory issues. Mindfulness for better focus, relaxation, memory retention. as well as CBT techniques. Caring mental health professional and consultant. Afternoons, nights and weekends available through virtual services or in office, easy location off route 27 South Brunswick/Kingston/Princeton near Middlesex/Mercer counties. Call, email for quick appointment scheduling. :)
Licensed NJ Psychologist, Past school psychologist. Current Availability, virtual & in person. Work with children, adolescents, and adults. Counseling and testing. Support for anxiety, depression, attention deficits, cognitive and memory issues. Mindfulness for better focus, relaxation, memory retention. as well as CBT techniques. Caring mental health professional and consultant. Afternoons, nights and weekends available through virtual services or in office, easy location off route 27 South Brunswick/Kingston/Princeton near Middlesex/Mercer counties. Call, email for quick appointment scheduling. :)
(848) 217-0277 View (848) 217-0277
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Alaine Robertson-Ali
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I have 23 years of training and experience working with adults who struggle with low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and anger. I'm also very experienced with clients working on transitions such as going to college, new job, marriage, starting a family, a divorce, or coping with a past or recent trauma. I've worked for many years in drug treatment too. I think clients are looking for a way to gain insight and awareness of how challenges effect their thinking, and want to learn new skills to improve how they feel and function in the world.
I have 23 years of training and experience working with adults who struggle with low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, bipolar, and anger. I'm also very experienced with clients working on transitions such as going to college, new job, marriage, starting a family, a divorce, or coping with a past or recent trauma. I've worked for many years in drug treatment too. I think clients are looking for a way to gain insight and awareness of how challenges effect their thinking, and want to learn new skills to improve how they feel and function in the world.
(856) 644-4346 View (856) 644-4346
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Crystal Socha
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC, NCC, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever find yourself thinking about food all of the time? Do you feel out of control around food? Do you ever eat in private or in hiding? Do you have a hard time stopping eating when you are full? Do you feel shame or regret after you eat? If this sounds like you, you are not alone.
Do you ever find yourself thinking about food all of the time? Do you feel out of control around food? Do you ever eat in private or in hiding? Do you have a hard time stopping eating when you are full? Do you feel shame or regret after you eat? If this sounds like you, you are not alone.
(732) 585-1948 View (732) 585-1948
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Roberta Pughe
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
As a seasoned PhD psychotherapist (AAMFT Clinical Fellow) and published author, I combine 36 years experience in private practice (including training & supervision of other clinicians) with a broad range of expertise in varying modalities. This multidisciplinary model helps facilitate steady movement and lasting healing. My work is in-depth, integrative and transformative. My unique style incorporates philosophies that are both practical and motivational. You will learn to listen to your authentic voice and to trust this guidance, gaining inner strength, clarity and confidence, effecting fruitful results in your life. Reach out.
As a seasoned PhD psychotherapist (AAMFT Clinical Fellow) and published author, I combine 36 years experience in private practice (including training & supervision of other clinicians) with a broad range of expertise in varying modalities. This multidisciplinary model helps facilitate steady movement and lasting healing. My work is in-depth, integrative and transformative. My unique style incorporates philosophies that are both practical and motivational. You will learn to listen to your authentic voice and to trust this guidance, gaining inner strength, clarity and confidence, effecting fruitful results in your life. Reach out.
(609) 422-5436 View (609) 422-5436
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Daphne Alroy-Thiberge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to Genesis Psychotherapy and Integrative Health (GPIH), where you, your values, and your self-determination are at the center of the healing process. We see you as a whole person, whose current reason for treatment is a product of multiple variables, which we work together to uncover and address. We also see you as an individual who is ready to embark on a journey where your valid needs are met, while you live life to the fullest.
Welcome to Genesis Psychotherapy and Integrative Health (GPIH), where you, your values, and your self-determination are at the center of the healing process. We see you as a whole person, whose current reason for treatment is a product of multiple variables, which we work together to uncover and address. We also see you as an individual who is ready to embark on a journey where your valid needs are met, while you live life to the fullest.
(609) 375-1570 View (609) 375-1570
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Dr. Chelece Brown
Licensed Social Worker, DSW, LSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Hello! My name is Dr. Chelece-Atavia Brown, a Pre-Licensed Social Worker (LSW) for New Jersey and a certified facilitator in Teen Mental Health First Aid by the National Council of Well-Being. I have experience in providing therapeutic services for children, teens, adults, couples, and groups. I assist high-achieving Black women and men with navigating life stressors. I'm passionate about bridging the gap between faith and mental health to increase an individual's quality of life.
Hello! My name is Dr. Chelece-Atavia Brown, a Pre-Licensed Social Worker (LSW) for New Jersey and a certified facilitator in Teen Mental Health First Aid by the National Council of Well-Being. I have experience in providing therapeutic services for children, teens, adults, couples, and groups. I assist high-achieving Black women and men with navigating life stressors. I'm passionate about bridging the gap between faith and mental health to increase an individual's quality of life.
(609) 354-5141 View (609) 354-5141
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Daniel Goldberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540  (Online Only)
With over 25 years of experience in private practice and teaching other professionals, I work with adults, couples, and adolescents. Maybe more than anything else, the most important part of psychotherapy is the bond that is built between the therapist and person or couple seeking treatment. Warmth, humor, understanding the root of the problem, and the capacity to be frank and solution-oriented, when needed, all combine to promote a safe environment where people can find a way through their particular problem.
With over 25 years of experience in private practice and teaching other professionals, I work with adults, couples, and adolescents. Maybe more than anything else, the most important part of psychotherapy is the bond that is built between the therapist and person or couple seeking treatment. Warmth, humor, understanding the root of the problem, and the capacity to be frank and solution-oriented, when needed, all combine to promote a safe environment where people can find a way through their particular problem.
(856) 452-0662 View (856) 452-0662
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Maggie Masterton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I have numerous years experience working with children across a variety of clinical and educational settings, incorporating the use of play therapy and informed by current research in child development. I meet my clients with warmth, respect, and a desire to work to facilitate a relationship of deep understanding. Utilizing an integrative perspective, I engage my clients in creative and individualized therapeutic approaches, help them deepen their understanding of themselves, and support their work towards greater emotional health and well-being.
I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I have numerous years experience working with children across a variety of clinical and educational settings, incorporating the use of play therapy and informed by current research in child development. I meet my clients with warmth, respect, and a desire to work to facilitate a relationship of deep understanding. Utilizing an integrative perspective, I engage my clients in creative and individualized therapeutic approaches, help them deepen their understanding of themselves, and support their work towards greater emotional health and well-being.
(856) 347-3475 View (856) 347-3475
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Lisa Canzano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Princeton, NJ 08540
Therapy can be a richly rewarding process. Most important to its success is first establishing a non-judgmental, collaborative relationship so together we can identify and flexibly address your particular needs. From there our work may include identifying familiar patterned behaviors and learning specific coping and problem solving skills to allow for new ways to relate to yourself, to others, to strengthen your mind, and deepen your emotional resilience. Our work will draw on a combination of treatment modalities including short-term solution-focused practices, mindfulness, and neurobiological understandings.
Therapy can be a richly rewarding process. Most important to its success is first establishing a non-judgmental, collaborative relationship so together we can identify and flexibly address your particular needs. From there our work may include identifying familiar patterned behaviors and learning specific coping and problem solving skills to allow for new ways to relate to yourself, to others, to strengthen your mind, and deepen your emotional resilience. Our work will draw on a combination of treatment modalities including short-term solution-focused practices, mindfulness, and neurobiological understandings.
(609) 454-6171 View (609) 454-6171

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Number of Therapists in 08540

500+

Average cost per session

$165

Therapists in 08540 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
90% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08540 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08540?

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.