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Lori Lepore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
I believe all people deserve a place to come as they are, with the full weight of their struggles, conflicts and grief. As a seasoned therapist, I use a collaborative approach focusing on relational, strength-based, solution-focused, cognitive, emotional, and holistic therapies catering to each individual's needs. My goal is to provide a down to earth environment blending empathy and humor to create a safe and comfortable space.
I believe all people deserve a place to come as they are, with the full weight of their struggles, conflicts and grief. As a seasoned therapist, I use a collaborative approach focusing on relational, strength-based, solution-focused, cognitive, emotional, and holistic therapies catering to each individual's needs. My goal is to provide a down to earth environment blending empathy and humor to create a safe and comfortable space.
(732) 655-2997 View (732) 655-2997
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Theodore Zaleski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
I provide individual therapy, both in-person and through telehealth addressing a wide array of areas including but not limited to: Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Behavioral/Process Addictions, Boundaries, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Grief/Loss, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, and Substance Use/Abuse.
I provide individual therapy, both in-person and through telehealth addressing a wide array of areas including but not limited to: Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Behavioral/Process Addictions, Boundaries, Depression, Emotional Regulation, Grief/Loss, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, and Substance Use/Abuse.
(732) 344-4787 View (732) 344-4787
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Megan Gregory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
I am a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 16 years of experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I also have a lot of experience working veterans, active military and law enforcement . I am very passionate about helping others . I provided a warm, empathetic, non judgmental enviornment where a trusting relationship is built so we can begin to do the work to help bring out the positive changes in your life. I use a multi-modal approach, taking each client's individual needs into consideration.
I am a Licensed Clinical social worker with over 16 years of experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I also have a lot of experience working veterans, active military and law enforcement . I am very passionate about helping others . I provided a warm, empathetic, non judgmental enviornment where a trusting relationship is built so we can begin to do the work to help bring out the positive changes in your life. I use a multi-modal approach, taking each client's individual needs into consideration.
(732) 561-5266 View (732) 561-5266
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Janice R. Nardi, MS, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Janice Nardi, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 + years experience counseling Individuals and Couples and provide services OnLine ONLY! I use the Hippa compliant platform Doxy.me and sometimes Facetime. Couples Counseling includes communication and conflict resolution, life crises, infidelity and recovery, blended family issues, co-parenting styles, in-law matters, and the hot topics of sex, money, substance abuse or internet/porn addiction. Individual Counseling often focuses on self-esteem, mood disorders, relationship issues, crises and transitions, loss and grief, and traumas of long ago or present day.
Hi, I'm Janice Nardi, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25 + years experience counseling Individuals and Couples and provide services OnLine ONLY! I use the Hippa compliant platform Doxy.me and sometimes Facetime. Couples Counseling includes communication and conflict resolution, life crises, infidelity and recovery, blended family issues, co-parenting styles, in-law matters, and the hot topics of sex, money, substance abuse or internet/porn addiction. Individual Counseling often focuses on self-esteem, mood disorders, relationship issues, crises and transitions, loss and grief, and traumas of long ago or present day.
(609) 689-8165 View (609) 689-8165
Photo of Dr. Brady McDaniels, Marriage & Family Therapist in 08724, NJ
Dr. Brady McDaniels
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
Licensed in Texas, NJ, PA -My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, narrative therapy, existential, and psycho-dynamic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to thrive now!
Licensed in Texas, NJ, PA -My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, narrative therapy, existential, and psycho-dynamic. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to thrive now!
(609) 881-1767 View (609) 881-1767
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Addie King
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
Hi, I'm Addie and I am a licensed professional counselor and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I treat children ages 4 and older, adolescents, and adults. I help clients build upon their strengths while providing guidance to develop healthy coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques. I utilize an integrative approach to counseling to help develop a healthy life balance. Please call the office at 732-451-4944 to schedule an appointment.
Hi, I'm Addie and I am a licensed professional counselor and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. I treat children ages 4 and older, adolescents, and adults. I help clients build upon their strengths while providing guidance to develop healthy coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques. I utilize an integrative approach to counseling to help develop a healthy life balance. Please call the office at 732-451-4944 to schedule an appointment.
(848) 222-3162 View (848) 222-3162
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Kelsey Wetmore
Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
Not accepting new clients
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Hello, my name is Kelsey. I'm an experienced clinician with 10+ years working in the field of mental health. I have a passion for helping clients harness their inner strengths to discover their unique potential! An ideal client would look like someone who is motivated for treatment, solution-focused, and ready to simply feel better! I emphasize the importance of developing a safe environment for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing to begin. I believe all of us hold the capacity for positive change, and to feel good while doing so!
I am not accepting new clients at this time. Hello, my name is Kelsey. I'm an experienced clinician with 10+ years working in the field of mental health. I have a passion for helping clients harness their inner strengths to discover their unique potential! An ideal client would look like someone who is motivated for treatment, solution-focused, and ready to simply feel better! I emphasize the importance of developing a safe environment for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing to begin. I believe all of us hold the capacity for positive change, and to feel good while doing so!
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Photo of William J Trub, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08724, NJ
William J Trub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
When presented with challenges, adjustments or very personal issues, I am highly skilled in relating and empathizing with people from all walks of life. Feeling accepted in an objective and a non-judge mental way, makes starting counseling or therapy a much easier step towards positive life changes. Marital and relationship conflicts are a very common reason to seek help and a specialty of my practice. I have helped couples as a Licensed Marital Therapist since 1985. This work includes improving communication, constructive arguments, conflict resolution and increased intimacy.
When presented with challenges, adjustments or very personal issues, I am highly skilled in relating and empathizing with people from all walks of life. Feeling accepted in an objective and a non-judge mental way, makes starting counseling or therapy a much easier step towards positive life changes. Marital and relationship conflicts are a very common reason to seek help and a specialty of my practice. I have helped couples as a Licensed Marital Therapist since 1985. This work includes improving communication, constructive arguments, conflict resolution and increased intimacy.
(732) 217-7996 View (732) 217-7996
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Transparent Healing Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
In life, pain is a given, but suffering is a choice. Understanding this is important for growth and healing. If you're wrestling with hopelessness, purposelessness, diminished joy, or feeling trapped in survival mode, I invite you to embark on a transformation journey with me. I firmly believe in the innate resilience, strength, and potential within each individual, including you, to effect sustainable change.
In life, pain is a given, but suffering is a choice. Understanding this is important for growth and healing. If you're wrestling with hopelessness, purposelessness, diminished joy, or feeling trapped in survival mode, I invite you to embark on a transformation journey with me. I firmly believe in the innate resilience, strength, and potential within each individual, including you, to effect sustainable change.
(732) 978-9631 View (732) 978-9631
Photo of Julia Drazin, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 08724, NJ
Julia Drazin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
Are you troubled and stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say yes when you want to say no? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly and feel you are just never good enough? Negative thoughts, anxiety and low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through the day. They affect your relationships, your ability to work, and can lead to substance abuse, over-eating and other behaviors that can pull you into a downward spiral.
Are you troubled and stressed in a relationship, but don't know how to change things? Do you say yes when you want to say no? Are you covering up your pain with destructive behaviors? Do you judge yourself harshly and feel you are just never good enough? Negative thoughts, anxiety and low self esteem can be an enormous burden, making it a crushing chore to just get through the day. They affect your relationships, your ability to work, and can lead to substance abuse, over-eating and other behaviors that can pull you into a downward spiral.
(848) 246-2014 View (848) 246-2014
Photo of Linda Bogan, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 08724, NJ
Linda Bogan
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCADC, CCS, LCDC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724  (Online Only)
For those with alcohol use disorder, I use the principles of evidence-based alcohol sobriety and moderation techniques with or without medication. Clients will learn to moderate their alcohol use to achieve life-long moderation or learn how to achieve sobriety if they choose. For those struggling with substances other than alcohol, I offer CBT, DBT and MI to assist in achieving sobriety. This is your journey and your choices, and my coaching/counseling style is to meet you where you are at, motivate you and help you find long-term solutions for substance abuse.
For those with alcohol use disorder, I use the principles of evidence-based alcohol sobriety and moderation techniques with or without medication. Clients will learn to moderate their alcohol use to achieve life-long moderation or learn how to achieve sobriety if they choose. For those struggling with substances other than alcohol, I offer CBT, DBT and MI to assist in achieving sobriety. This is your journey and your choices, and my coaching/counseling style is to meet you where you are at, motivate you and help you find long-term solutions for substance abuse.
(732) 863-2606 View (732) 863-2606
Photo of Kimberly Kirchofer, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08724, NJ
Kimberly Kirchofer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
Kimberly Kirchofer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey with 10 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety, trauma, anger management, self esteem, depression, life transitions, family counseling, and relationship issues. Kimberly graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Kean University. Kimberly utilizes a collaborative approach tapping into relational, strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, emotional, holistic therapies always catering to each individual’s needs.
Kimberly Kirchofer is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey with 10 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families seeking help with anxiety, trauma, anger management, self esteem, depression, life transitions, family counseling, and relationship issues. Kimberly graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling from Kean University. Kimberly utilizes a collaborative approach tapping into relational, strength based, solution focused, cognitive behavioral, emotional, holistic therapies always catering to each individual’s needs.
(732) 537-8957 View (732) 537-8957
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Rachele McGowan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC, CCS, ICGC1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724  (Online Only)
Rachele received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018 from Georgian Court University. Rachele is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with certifications specializing in Trauma & International Problem Gambling Disorders. Also Specializing in Woman's issues, Adolescent therapy, Mental Health Disorders, Self Esteem, Grief/Loss & Abuse.
Rachele received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018 from Georgian Court University. Rachele is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with certifications specializing in Trauma & International Problem Gambling Disorders. Also Specializing in Woman's issues, Adolescent therapy, Mental Health Disorders, Self Esteem, Grief/Loss & Abuse.
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Photo of Elizabeth L Barton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08724, NJ
Elizabeth L Barton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724  (Online Only)
Are you currently satisfied with the direction that your life is taking? If not, please consider coming in to talk with me! It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship itself is the cornerstone of our work together, and along with my 20 plus years of experience practicing as a therapist, I bring my personal qualities of kindness, compassion, nonjudgmental listening, and a true desire to help to our relationship. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. It is common to encounter difficulties along the path (life isn't always easy) and I'm here for you!
Are you currently satisfied with the direction that your life is taking? If not, please consider coming in to talk with me! It is my belief that the therapeutic relationship itself is the cornerstone of our work together, and along with my 20 plus years of experience practicing as a therapist, I bring my personal qualities of kindness, compassion, nonjudgmental listening, and a true desire to help to our relationship. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. It is common to encounter difficulties along the path (life isn't always easy) and I'm here for you!
(732) 993-4475 View (732) 993-4475
Photo of Megen Elliott, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08724, NJ
Megen Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ACS
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with clients 12 years and older. I have training in CBT, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Affirmative therapy. I have worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, mood disorders, gender dysphoria, autism, and PTSD.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with experience working with clients 12 years and older. I have training in CBT, TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Affirmative therapy. I have worked extensively with individuals diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, mood disorders, gender dysphoria, autism, and PTSD.
(732) 582-5170 View (732) 582-5170
Photo of Brian P Croak, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08724, NJ
Brian P Croak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
Waitlist for new clients
First of all, I seek to offer clients a sense of emotional safety and acceptance, whether he or she is dealing with a troubled marriage or a troubled child, whether issues arise from chronic conditions like anxiety, OCD or depression, or sudden and dramatic change of life events such as divorce, illness or loss of a loved one. I seek to assist clients in understanding the larger framework of their life situation and to establish with them reasonable, step by step goals to achieve personal growth, emotional health and relational healing.
First of all, I seek to offer clients a sense of emotional safety and acceptance, whether he or she is dealing with a troubled marriage or a troubled child, whether issues arise from chronic conditions like anxiety, OCD or depression, or sudden and dramatic change of life events such as divorce, illness or loss of a loved one. I seek to assist clients in understanding the larger framework of their life situation and to establish with them reasonable, step by step goals to achieve personal growth, emotional health and relational healing.
(848) 217-5983 View (848) 217-5983
Photo of Kadesh Biblical Base Counseling, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 08724, NJ
Kadesh Biblical Base Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCPC, LCADC, CCS, CTC, IMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724  (Online Only)
Client is s 25 -year-old Single/African American female involved with CPS/DCP&P, two years in recovery, newly employed, has an apartment, and working towards reunification of her three children ages 7, 8, and 10 all girls. Client expressed being nervous, anxious, stressed, and fearful about this process. this is our third session, and we begin our sessions with a mindfulness exercise to get centered and lessen stressful feelings. Following that we begin to talk about the circumstances. Then we utilize reflective approaches and strength base approaches to place the circumstance in a perspective that could lessen stress.....
Client is s 25 -year-old Single/African American female involved with CPS/DCP&P, two years in recovery, newly employed, has an apartment, and working towards reunification of her three children ages 7, 8, and 10 all girls. Client expressed being nervous, anxious, stressed, and fearful about this process. this is our third session, and we begin our sessions with a mindfulness exercise to get centered and lessen stressful feelings. Following that we begin to talk about the circumstances. Then we utilize reflective approaches and strength base approaches to place the circumstance in a perspective that could lessen stress.....
(732) 716-3142 View (732) 716-3142
Photo of Cierra Florentina Clark, Counselor in 08724, NJ
Cierra Florentina Clark
Counselor, LAC, MS
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
Making the choice to come to therapy is incredibly brave, and being able to share your intimate thoughts and feelings with a stranger is no easy task. My intention in therapy is to create a safe space where I can work collaboratively with individuals to help them meet their life goals. I provide a supportive, open, nonjudgmental environment, sprinkled with a bit of humor to provide my clients with a much needed sense of relief.
Making the choice to come to therapy is incredibly brave, and being able to share your intimate thoughts and feelings with a stranger is no easy task. My intention in therapy is to create a safe space where I can work collaboratively with individuals to help them meet their life goals. I provide a supportive, open, nonjudgmental environment, sprinkled with a bit of humor to provide my clients with a much needed sense of relief.
(732) 378-9955 View (732) 378-9955
Photo of Diane Harvey Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 08724, NJ
Diane Harvey Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brick, NJ 08724
Not accepting new clients
People possess the power within themselves to change. I work with clients struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and unexpected life changes. It is the collaborative effort between client and therapist that leads to accomplishing goals and alleviating symptoms.
People possess the power within themselves to change. I work with clients struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and unexpected life changes. It is the collaborative effort between client and therapist that leads to accomplishing goals and alleviating symptoms.
(732) 751-4542 View (732) 751-4542
Photo of Melissa D. Holod, Ed.S., LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 08724, NJ
Melissa D. Holod, Ed.S., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brick, NJ 08724
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I counsel people when they are facing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, marital problems, adjusting to a divorce, parenting issues, family conflicts, step family issues, and interpersonal struggles. I believe that counseling can become the first step a person, couple or family needs to address these hardships and learn the essential skills for healthier living.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I counsel people when they are facing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, marital problems, adjusting to a divorce, parenting issues, family conflicts, step family issues, and interpersonal struggles. I believe that counseling can become the first step a person, couple or family needs to address these hardships and learn the essential skills for healthier living.
(732) 410-7852 View (732) 410-7852

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 08724

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 08724 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
95% Depression
79% Self Esteem
79% Stress
76% Coping Skills
75% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
90% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
89% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 08724 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 08724?

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.