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Marguerite Villepontoux
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Are you an individual who is having difficulty managing day-to-day stressors? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, constantly criticizing yourself and not so sure on how to tell that inner critic in your head to take a step back? If so, your goal could be breaking free from unhelpful thinking patterns and introducing stress management techniques. I have helped and guided many people who have made that first step into taking control of their life.
Are you an individual who is having difficulty managing day-to-day stressors? Are you feeling depressed, anxious, constantly criticizing yourself and not so sure on how to tell that inner critic in your head to take a step back? If so, your goal could be breaking free from unhelpful thinking patterns and introducing stress management techniques. I have helped and guided many people who have made that first step into taking control of their life.
(609) 604-7915 View (609) 604-7915
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Chriss McNulty
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Chris McNulty is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. He graduated with an MSED in Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. Chris offers a person-centered positive approach believing firmly in the client and working with the client to help them make meaningful life changes. Outside of work, Chris enjoys yoga, listening to books and playing game both virtual and board with friends and family, and skiing whenever possible.
Chris McNulty is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2019. He graduated with an MSED in Mental Health Counseling from St. Bonaventure University. Chris offers a person-centered positive approach believing firmly in the client and working with the client to help them make meaningful life changes. Outside of work, Chris enjoys yoga, listening to books and playing game both virtual and board with friends and family, and skiing whenever possible.
(609) 710-9636 View (609) 710-9636
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Dione Johnson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Dr. Dione Johnson is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2000. They graduated from California State University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts. Dr. Johnson works with individuals and families between the ages of 18-64 to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Dr. Johnson is here to support you in that process.
Dr. Dione Johnson is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2000. They graduated from California State University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Johnson has experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts. Dr. Johnson works with individuals and families between the ages of 18-64 to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Dr. Johnson is here to support you in that process.
(609) 798-2506 View (609) 798-2506
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Shoshanna Joss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Choosing the right therapist can be a challenge. Finding the perfect fit for your needs will lead you to a better quality of life. You may be experiencing, grief, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, or any number of other conditions that are stopping you from leading the life you want to live. For my graduate degree at the University of Michigan, I focused on geriatrics, end of life, caregiving, and grief. Over the past 11 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have branched out into the fields of trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression.
Choosing the right therapist can be a challenge. Finding the perfect fit for your needs will lead you to a better quality of life. You may be experiencing, grief, unresolved trauma, depression, anxiety, or any number of other conditions that are stopping you from leading the life you want to live. For my graduate degree at the University of Michigan, I focused on geriatrics, end of life, caregiving, and grief. Over the past 11 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have branched out into the fields of trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression.
(609) 905-5714 View (609) 905-5714
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Brandyce Lombardo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Brandyce received her BS in Behavioral Science at York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 where she received departmental honors for her major. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Social work from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2006 and graduated cum laude. She has over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups. She received her clinical hours while working with a diverse population of individuals in need of intensive outpatient therapy.
Brandyce received her BS in Behavioral Science at York College of Pennsylvania in 2004 where she received departmental honors for her major. She went on to receive her Master's Degree in Social work from Rutgers School of Social Work in 2006 and graduated cum laude. She has over 15 years of clinical experience with individuals, couples, and groups. She received her clinical hours while working with a diverse population of individuals in need of intensive outpatient therapy.
(609) 905-4171 View (609) 905-4171
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Leisy Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
I am warm, empathetic, engaging and with a great sense of humor. I enjoy the outdoors and trying different foods. I am bilingual with my first language being Spanish. As a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey who is nationally certified, I am committed to supporting individuals, couples, and families through the path of becoming self aware, setting achievable goals, and learning coping skills that will help manage the daily challenges of life with evidence based treatment. I graduated from Rider University with a Master's degree in counseling services.
I am warm, empathetic, engaging and with a great sense of humor. I enjoy the outdoors and trying different foods. I am bilingual with my first language being Spanish. As a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey who is nationally certified, I am committed to supporting individuals, couples, and families through the path of becoming self aware, setting achievable goals, and learning coping skills that will help manage the daily challenges of life with evidence based treatment. I graduated from Rider University with a Master's degree in counseling services.
(609) 881-2034 View (609) 881-2034
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Alexander Kiss
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Dr. Alexander Kiss is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. He earned his Doctor of Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Kiss believes that every individual person has individual needs, and no diagnosis is the same. His philosophy is that no one should be defined by their diagnosis, though diagnostic clarity can be helpful in seeking assistance to treat the symptoms experienced in any diagnosis. His goal is to help you or your family further understand the symptoms and behaviors you are experiencing to find the best way to help you manage life.
Dr. Alexander Kiss is a Psychologist in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. He earned his Doctor of Psychology at Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Kiss believes that every individual person has individual needs, and no diagnosis is the same. His philosophy is that no one should be defined by their diagnosis, though diagnostic clarity can be helpful in seeking assistance to treat the symptoms experienced in any diagnosis. His goal is to help you or your family further understand the symptoms and behaviors you are experiencing to find the best way to help you manage life.
(609) 891-3667 View (609) 891-3667
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Noah J Rusnak
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Noah J. Rusnak is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. He received his MEd in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. Noah truly listens to you with undivided attention to evoke deep self-discovery. He uses empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you based on trust. Noah believes this relationship is the core foundation for growth and transformation. He encourages openness to experience, self-confidence, and own decision making as he believes that you are the expert in your life.
Noah J. Rusnak is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. He received his MEd in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. Noah truly listens to you with undivided attention to evoke deep self-discovery. He uses empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you based on trust. Noah believes this relationship is the core foundation for growth and transformation. He encourages openness to experience, self-confidence, and own decision making as he believes that you are the expert in your life.
(609) 913-2186 View (609) 913-2186
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Marie-Lisa Dunbar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Lisa Dunbar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. She is graduate of Temple University, where she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Lisa helps clients by supporting them, encouraging them to advocate for themselves, and empowering them to have complete autonomy in their lives. Lisa gives guidance when appropriate, but always supports their decisions.
Lisa Dunbar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2020. She is graduate of Temple University, where she received her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Lisa helps clients by supporting them, encouraging them to advocate for themselves, and empowering them to have complete autonomy in their lives. Lisa gives guidance when appropriate, but always supports their decisions.
(848) 212-8651 View (848) 212-8651
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Maurisa Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Therapeutic Approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Gottman Method, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Psycho-Education, and Systems Theory. I have found that a combination of techniques and approaches are useful in treating individuals and families. My therapy style is integrative in an effort to accommodate your needs. Education: I achieved a Post-Masters Educational Specialist degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The College of New Jersey.
Therapeutic Approaches: Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Gottman Method, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology, Play Therapy, Psycho-Education, and Systems Theory. I have found that a combination of techniques and approaches are useful in treating individuals and families. My therapy style is integrative in an effort to accommodate your needs. Education: I achieved a Post-Masters Educational Specialist degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The College of New Jersey.
(609) 710-7798 View (609) 710-7798
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Vanessa Hitchman
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey. I am also a licensed school counselor as well as Student Assistance Counselor in the State of New Jersey. As a mental health professional, I have worked with clients from a variety of ethnic, cultural and social economical backgrounds. I am experienced in both individual and group counseling.
I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in New Jersey. I am also a licensed school counselor as well as Student Assistance Counselor in the State of New Jersey. As a mental health professional, I have worked with clients from a variety of ethnic, cultural and social economical backgrounds. I am experienced in both individual and group counseling.
(609) 604-5959 View (609) 604-5959
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Madeline Anklowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Having known she wanted to be a therapist since her teen years, Madeline has passionately pursued her career in helping others to be their best selves. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Widener University and received her clinical license several years later. Believing strongly in human resilience, our ability to grow, and to thrive even through the most difficult of circumstances she has worked for the last 27 years with a diverse population of people from teens to adults and seniors.
Having known she wanted to be a therapist since her teen years, Madeline has passionately pursued her career in helping others to be their best selves. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Widener University and received her clinical license several years later. Believing strongly in human resilience, our ability to grow, and to thrive even through the most difficult of circumstances she has worked for the last 27 years with a diverse population of people from teens to adults and seniors.
(609) 793-9055 View (609) 793-9055
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Matthew L. Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Matthew L. Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2016. He has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ACS credential for Clinical Supervision, and CCTP certification for Trauma Treatment. Much of Matthew's experience is centered around working with adolescents in multiple levels of care settings (e. g. , outpatient to partial hospitalization) with things like mood disorders, self-esteem issues, interpersonal effectiveness needs, and parent-child relational issues to name a few of areas.
Matthew L. Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2016. He has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ACS credential for Clinical Supervision, and CCTP certification for Trauma Treatment. Much of Matthew's experience is centered around working with adolescents in multiple levels of care settings (e. g. , outpatient to partial hospitalization) with things like mood disorders, self-esteem issues, interpersonal effectiveness needs, and parent-child relational issues to name a few of areas.
(609) 552-0177 View (609) 552-0177
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Carol Sisterhen
Associate Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Carol Sisterhen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2001. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling and a Professional Diploma in School Psychology. Carol has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities. She is a certified yoga and social emotional learning instructor. Carol enjoys sharing these skills with everyone as it is an essential tool in our most ever-changing world today. She also specializes with cognitive and academic testing and assessments. Carol is most proficient with NJ state research evidence-based disabilities laws.
Carol Sisterhen is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2001. She has a Master's Degree in Counseling and a Professional Diploma in School Psychology. Carol has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities. She is a certified yoga and social emotional learning instructor. Carol enjoys sharing these skills with everyone as it is an essential tool in our most ever-changing world today. She also specializes with cognitive and academic testing and assessments. Carol is most proficient with NJ state research evidence-based disabilities laws.
(609) 891-3937 View (609) 891-3937
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Lori Goldman
Counselor, MS Ed, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
One of the greatest gifts in life we can give is time and energy to others, and it is a privilege to be able to do so as your therapist. After working as a high school teacher, I realized that my passion was connecting with people on a more personal level to help them achieve their full potential. I became a school counselor and I later transitioned to practicing as a full-time psychotherapist to do so, where I have been for the past seven years.
One of the greatest gifts in life we can give is time and energy to others, and it is a privilege to be able to do so as your therapist. After working as a high school teacher, I realized that my passion was connecting with people on a more personal level to help them achieve their full potential. I became a school counselor and I later transitioned to practicing as a full-time psychotherapist to do so, where I have been for the past seven years.
(732) 507-9509 View (732) 507-9509
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Magdalena Zilveti Manasson
Counselor, LAC, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Magdalena Zilveti Manasson is a Licensed Associate Counselor with 20 years of experience. She started her career as a psychologist in France after completing a master's degree in psychology from Universite of Paris. Subsequently she received a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling with Art Therapy specialization from Caldwell University, after moving to NJ. Magdalena provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Being multicultural with fluency in French, Spanish, and English languages, she developed an expertise in helping migrants and expatriates to adapt to new cultures and countries.
Magdalena Zilveti Manasson is a Licensed Associate Counselor with 20 years of experience. She started her career as a psychologist in France after completing a master's degree in psychology from Universite of Paris. Subsequently she received a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling with Art Therapy specialization from Caldwell University, after moving to NJ. Magdalena provides psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Being multicultural with fluency in French, Spanish, and English languages, she developed an expertise in helping migrants and expatriates to adapt to new cultures and countries.
(609) 604-7375 View (609) 604-7375
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Johanna De Benedetto
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Educational Background: I earned my Master's degree from Rutgers University in Counseling Psychology and my Post-Masters coursework from Seton Hall University. I have worked in a variety of settings to include mental health and rehabilitation agencies providing counseling services to individuals struggling with various mental health issues and diagnoses from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds. I also have experience providing psychological testing and technology-based career and identity exploration.
Educational Background: I earned my Master's degree from Rutgers University in Counseling Psychology and my Post-Masters coursework from Seton Hall University. I have worked in a variety of settings to include mental health and rehabilitation agencies providing counseling services to individuals struggling with various mental health issues and diagnoses from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds. I also have experience providing psychological testing and technology-based career and identity exploration.
(609) 834-4241 View (609) 834-4241
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Tasheema Anderson
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
As a Licensed Associate Counselor for the State of New Jersey and National Certified Counselor, I have worked with diverse individuals and families with varying socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and marginalized communities. I enjoy working with clients to overcome stigmas associated with co-occurring disorders with mental health and substance use disorders. It is my responsibility and privilege to assist clients in developing a higher level of self-awareness and trust in themselves, others, and, just as important, their therapist.
As a Licensed Associate Counselor for the State of New Jersey and National Certified Counselor, I have worked with diverse individuals and families with varying socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and marginalized communities. I enjoy working with clients to overcome stigmas associated with co-occurring disorders with mental health and substance use disorders. It is my responsibility and privilege to assist clients in developing a higher level of self-awareness and trust in themselves, others, and, just as important, their therapist.
(609) 905-4951 View (609) 905-4951
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Penny Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Penny Clark is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2004. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Penny provides more than 20 years of experience, compassion, empathy, psychoeducation, and understanding. She tries to help clients determine where they are, where they would like to be, and what may be getting in their way. As soon as any obstacles have been identified and/or overcome, Penny then helps them create and reach specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic goals. Outside of work, Penny enjoys scrapbooking, cardmaking, and all types of crafting.
Penny Clark is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2004. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Penny provides more than 20 years of experience, compassion, empathy, psychoeducation, and understanding. She tries to help clients determine where they are, where they would like to be, and what may be getting in their way. As soon as any obstacles have been identified and/or overcome, Penny then helps them create and reach specific, measurable, attainable, and realistic goals. Outside of work, Penny enjoys scrapbooking, cardmaking, and all types of crafting.
(609) 460-0042 View (609) 460-0042
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Kayla Simmons
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, NJ 08561
Kayla Simmons is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2024. As a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Kayla brings a unique blend of clinical expertise, diverse experiences, and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. Her passion lies in utilizing evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, to address a range of mental health challenges, from anxiety and depression to relationship difficulties and trauma.
Kayla Simmons is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2024. As a Licensed Associate Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Kayla brings a unique blend of clinical expertise, diverse experiences, and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity. Her passion lies in utilizing evidence-based techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, to address a range of mental health challenges, from anxiety and depression to relationship difficulties and trauma.
(848) 212-8620 View (848) 212-8620

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Number of Therapists in 08561

20+

Therapists in 08561 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Grief
77% Trauma and PTSD
58% ADHD
58% Bipolar Disorder
58% Life Transitions

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
44% Cigna and Evernorth
44% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 08561 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
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How can I find a therapist in 08561?

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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.