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Carol Cohen-Romano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
Dr. Cohen-Romano is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as a certified school psychologist in New York State. For the past twenty years she has worked in public and private school settings conducting comprehensive psychoeducational consultations and evaluations and is highly trained in the identification and treatment of learning disabilities and AD/HD. Her reports are comprehensive, timely and each is conducted by Dr. Cohen-Romano personally.
Dr. Cohen-Romano is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as a certified school psychologist in New York State. For the past twenty years she has worked in public and private school settings conducting comprehensive psychoeducational consultations and evaluations and is highly trained in the identification and treatment of learning disabilities and AD/HD. Her reports are comprehensive, timely and each is conducted by Dr. Cohen-Romano personally.
(917) 877-0233 View (917) 877-0233
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Mark Cutolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Life is challenging, and sometimes we need extra support to help cope with life's difficulties. Whether you're looking for someone to talk about life's big questions (Who am I? Why am I here? What ought I to do? What meaning can be found in the universe?) or to feel relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, we can work together to help you meet your therapy goals. Since entering the social work field, I’ve worked with diverse populations in community mental health clinics, nonprofits, research centers, colleges, and hospitals, and have particular experience working with LGBTQ people and college-age students.
Life is challenging, and sometimes we need extra support to help cope with life's difficulties. Whether you're looking for someone to talk about life's big questions (Who am I? Why am I here? What ought I to do? What meaning can be found in the universe?) or to feel relief from symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress, we can work together to help you meet your therapy goals. Since entering the social work field, I’ve worked with diverse populations in community mental health clinics, nonprofits, research centers, colleges, and hospitals, and have particular experience working with LGBTQ people and college-age students.
(718) 865-3703 View (718) 865-3703
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Dr. Dan Cohen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463
Hi! I’m Dan - a Star Wars nerd, formerly harsh self-critic and a PhD psychologist with 30+ years of clinical experience. I blend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or relationship problems, I’m here to help. I offer Individual and Couples Therapy. In Individual Therapy, I’ll help you stop judging yourself so harshly, let go of guilt, shame and blame, and learn to treat yourself with the same kindness you offer others. You'll learn to believe in yourself and take action, even when you’re feeling anxious.
Hi! I’m Dan - a Star Wars nerd, formerly harsh self-critic and a PhD psychologist with 30+ years of clinical experience. I blend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or relationship problems, I’m here to help. I offer Individual and Couples Therapy. In Individual Therapy, I’ll help you stop judging yourself so harshly, let go of guilt, shame and blame, and learn to treat yourself with the same kindness you offer others. You'll learn to believe in yourself and take action, even when you’re feeling anxious.
(917) 397-0709 View (917) 397-0709
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Sarah Kourouma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
The journey to self-discovery is not an easy process. At certain periods we all need support to help uncover and heal the layers within us. My goal is to empower you in finding your true self and live a life that is authentic and genuine. We will work together to better understand your emotions, which will enable you to create healthier coping strategies that will lead to a life that is more in sync with the person you want to be. Our work together will focus on your internal world and the ways in which it supports you and the ways it may be holding you back. Understanding ourselves is a lifelong process.
The journey to self-discovery is not an easy process. At certain periods we all need support to help uncover and heal the layers within us. My goal is to empower you in finding your true self and live a life that is authentic and genuine. We will work together to better understand your emotions, which will enable you to create healthier coping strategies that will lead to a life that is more in sync with the person you want to be. Our work together will focus on your internal world and the ways in which it supports you and the ways it may be holding you back. Understanding ourselves is a lifelong process.
(914) 344-6021 View (914) 344-6021
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Erik Benau
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463
My approach to therapy is to work with clients to identify their patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that prevent them from reaching their goals. I will help you think about thinking, and evaluate and embrace your emotional life. To be human is to be doing the best we can with the tools we have; my therapeutic approach centers on improving the tools you know how to use, and teaching you a new set of tools to better your life. I have experience working with clients from all walks of life with all kinds of struggles, ranging from depression and anxiety to grief and relationship issues.
My approach to therapy is to work with clients to identify their patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that prevent them from reaching their goals. I will help you think about thinking, and evaluate and embrace your emotional life. To be human is to be doing the best we can with the tools we have; my therapeutic approach centers on improving the tools you know how to use, and teaching you a new set of tools to better your life. I have experience working with clients from all walks of life with all kinds of struggles, ranging from depression and anxiety to grief and relationship issues.
(646) 461-2532 View (646) 461-2532
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Malgorzata Kedra
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals who feel lonely, confused, overwhelmed, or intimidated by daily challenges, unexpected life events, or relationship issues. Every one of us faces challenges in life. How we approach these challenges can decide whether we move forward or just stay stuck. What is your choice? If you want to make progress, learn new coping skills, or share your concerns in a safe, therapeutic environment, please contact me.
I am a licensed psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals who feel lonely, confused, overwhelmed, or intimidated by daily challenges, unexpected life events, or relationship issues. Every one of us faces challenges in life. How we approach these challenges can decide whether we move forward or just stay stuck. What is your choice? If you want to make progress, learn new coping skills, or share your concerns in a safe, therapeutic environment, please contact me.
(646) 906-9127 View (646) 906-9127
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Evelyn Limones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Are you currently an expecting mother and feeling that you are drowning in a sea of worries? Do you find yourself fearing the worst outcome? Pregnancy is one of the most precious journey for a woman. However, it comes with bouts of fear and stress. It can feel lonely specially if not many woman are open in speaking about the fears that comes with pregnancy. If you find yourself worrying during this precious moment, I am here to help you throughout this journey, pre and post-partum.
Are you currently an expecting mother and feeling that you are drowning in a sea of worries? Do you find yourself fearing the worst outcome? Pregnancy is one of the most precious journey for a woman. However, it comes with bouts of fear and stress. It can feel lonely specially if not many woman are open in speaking about the fears that comes with pregnancy. If you find yourself worrying during this precious moment, I am here to help you throughout this journey, pre and post-partum.
(929) 203-4977 View (929) 203-4977
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Hazel Guzman
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Are you feeling sad, worried, stressed or anxious? Do you have a child who may be experiencing similar symptoms? Perhaps you are seeking to increase self-understanding and achieve healing for yourself and/or your child and family. Oftentimes we become faced with unexpected challenges. Seeking help is a big step, but it’s a step in the right direction. Helping children, parents/guardians, and pregnant women is important to me. I offer therapy on a variety of evidence based approaches. We’ll work together to achieve resolution around stress and/or trauma while gaining comfort and confidence.
Are you feeling sad, worried, stressed or anxious? Do you have a child who may be experiencing similar symptoms? Perhaps you are seeking to increase self-understanding and achieve healing for yourself and/or your child and family. Oftentimes we become faced with unexpected challenges. Seeking help is a big step, but it’s a step in the right direction. Helping children, parents/guardians, and pregnant women is important to me. I offer therapy on a variety of evidence based approaches. We’ll work together to achieve resolution around stress and/or trauma while gaining comfort and confidence.
(929) 531-5849 View (929) 531-5849
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Jonathan Bellin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463  (Online Only)
In my 27 years of Social Work Practice I have worked with people from many different backgrounds: prisoners, immigrants, Wall St. executives, lawyers, doctors, computer engineers, Medicaid clients, trust fund babies, Hispanics, Russian, French, Black, Native American, executive assistants, actors, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Atheists, Agnostics. This wide range of human experience taught me to find what is common in all of us and bring that out and help it shine. Through open conversation we can understand anxiety, depression, marital or work stress, and find better ways for you to cope so you can make better choices in your life.
In my 27 years of Social Work Practice I have worked with people from many different backgrounds: prisoners, immigrants, Wall St. executives, lawyers, doctors, computer engineers, Medicaid clients, trust fund babies, Hispanics, Russian, French, Black, Native American, executive assistants, actors, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, Atheists, Agnostics. This wide range of human experience taught me to find what is common in all of us and bring that out and help it shine. Through open conversation we can understand anxiety, depression, marital or work stress, and find better ways for you to cope so you can make better choices in your life.
(646) 845-9752 View (646) 845-9752
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Lauren Stein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Riverdale, NY 10463
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping my patients grow and change in the ways that are important to them. My approach is warm, open minded and genuine, and I believe that creating a non-judgmental and safe space for my patients is key to a successful treatment. We will work together to establish treatment goals, based on your own struggles, and what you are looking to achieve in therapy.
Welcome to my practice. I am a licensed clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping my patients grow and change in the ways that are important to them. My approach is warm, open minded and genuine, and I believe that creating a non-judgmental and safe space for my patients is key to a successful treatment. We will work together to establish treatment goals, based on your own struggles, and what you are looking to achieve in therapy.
(833) 957-2933 View (833) 957-2933
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Michael Schreiber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463
I am experienced in helping clients recapture the person they previously were. Many clients say to me, "I just want to go back to being the person I used to be", and that's exactly what we focus on. Clients also often say to me, "I just don't know what to do or what I want", and we work together until we figure out how to alleviate their confusion. We achieve this in various ways, most often through exploration of the presenting issues, examination of past relationships and significant experiences as well as decision-making and behavioral patterns.
I am experienced in helping clients recapture the person they previously were. Many clients say to me, "I just want to go back to being the person I used to be", and that's exactly what we focus on. Clients also often say to me, "I just don't know what to do or what I want", and we work together until we figure out how to alleviate their confusion. We achieve this in various ways, most often through exploration of the presenting issues, examination of past relationships and significant experiences as well as decision-making and behavioral patterns.
(914) 350-4374 View (914) 350-4374
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Nilson Mejia
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463
Nilson Mejia is a client-centered psychotherapist who provides his clients with deep thought-provoking and life-changing perspectives. He specializes in helping men and children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. With 11+ years of experience in childhood education, he also works with parents looking for skills and tools.
Nilson Mejia is a client-centered psychotherapist who provides his clients with deep thought-provoking and life-changing perspectives. He specializes in helping men and children with symptoms of anxiety and depression. With 11+ years of experience in childhood education, he also works with parents looking for skills and tools.
(917) 765-9415 View (917) 765-9415
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Emily Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSEd, ADHDCSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463
My approach to therapy is both warm and collaborative. I listen intuitively, and respect the client's expertise on the client's own experience. In therapy sessions, we are partners in identifying and building on your strengths. Together, we clarify your goals and clear away obstacles so you can move forward. I hold a master's degree from Bank Street College of Education in addition to my master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a certified ADHD clinical services provider.
My approach to therapy is both warm and collaborative. I listen intuitively, and respect the client's expertise on the client's own experience. In therapy sessions, we are partners in identifying and building on your strengths. Together, we clarify your goals and clear away obstacles so you can move forward. I hold a master's degree from Bank Street College of Education in addition to my master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am also a certified ADHD clinical services provider.
(646) 759-4192 View (646) 759-4192
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Livinus C Obianisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DMn, LMHC, M-CASAC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Master's level Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor with more than 8 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings, such as mental health clinics and Hospitals. I work with teenagers and adults of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, career issues, life transitions, interpersonal issues, low self-esteem, couples’ issues, grief, and cultural/identity concerns. Together we can work towards a better quality of life by identifying and addressing whatever is causing you distress and negative emotions.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Master's level Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor with more than 8 years of experience. I have worked in a variety of settings, such as mental health clinics and Hospitals. I work with teenagers and adults of all ages who are struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, career issues, life transitions, interpersonal issues, low self-esteem, couples’ issues, grief, and cultural/identity concerns. Together we can work towards a better quality of life by identifying and addressing whatever is causing you distress and negative emotions.
(646) 760-8814 View (646) 760-8814
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Bailey Brown Bhava Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
To be the best versions of ourselves we have to examine who we are, where we have been, and our relationships with others and our environments. My passion is helping adults, adolescents, and children to improve their emotional awareness in an effort to increase their well-being, relationships, self-worth, mindset, and open opportunities so you can reach your highest potential. I use a variety of different evidence based therapy methods to help patients access their potential starting with a patient-centered/strengths-based approach. Working collaboratively with you is essential to the way I practice psychotherapy.
To be the best versions of ourselves we have to examine who we are, where we have been, and our relationships with others and our environments. My passion is helping adults, adolescents, and children to improve their emotional awareness in an effort to increase their well-being, relationships, self-worth, mindset, and open opportunities so you can reach your highest potential. I use a variety of different evidence based therapy methods to help patients access their potential starting with a patient-centered/strengths-based approach. Working collaboratively with you is essential to the way I practice psychotherapy.
(551) 272-3496 View (551) 272-3496
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Eva Maria Goikuria
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
Struggling with ongoing depression, anxiety, or feeling emotionally stuck? I am here to help. Emotional difficulties often represent valuable opportunities for personal growth. If you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-empowerment, and emotional healing, I am ready to be your partner in this journey. As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training, I use an experientially based, compassionate and non-judgmental approach to help you work through the barriers you may be experiencing to live a happy, fulfilled life.
Struggling with ongoing depression, anxiety, or feeling emotionally stuck? I am here to help. Emotional difficulties often represent valuable opportunities for personal growth. If you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-empowerment, and emotional healing, I am ready to be your partner in this journey. As a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training, I use an experientially based, compassionate and non-judgmental approach to help you work through the barriers you may be experiencing to live a happy, fulfilled life.
(914) 873-4421 View (914) 873-4421
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Ataraxy Mental Health Counseling LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
We understand how daunting and even intimidating seeking help can be. Both culture and society have conditioned us to look at therapy through a negative lense, as something that is punitive, unnecessary, and in some cases as a sign of weakness. On the contrary , participating in therapy can be a liberating experience. It is a place where you can begin your process of obtaining closure to unresolved conflicts, that every so often seem to come to the surface and interfere with your daily life. We are here to genuinely assist you in making sense of it all. No Judgement, and our services are confidential.
We understand how daunting and even intimidating seeking help can be. Both culture and society have conditioned us to look at therapy through a negative lense, as something that is punitive, unnecessary, and in some cases as a sign of weakness. On the contrary , participating in therapy can be a liberating experience. It is a place where you can begin your process of obtaining closure to unresolved conflicts, that every so often seem to come to the surface and interfere with your daily life. We are here to genuinely assist you in making sense of it all. No Judgement, and our services are confidential.
(929) 345-3915 View (929) 345-3915
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Heidi Mela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, anxious or depressed? Have you tried other forms of therapy but didn't "click" with the therapist or achieve the longstanding changes you hoped to make? Whether you're new to therapy, or have tried several different approaches that have yet to offer the relief you seek, I can work with you to radically alter your belief in what is "wrong" and to build hope that more is possible.
Do you feel stuck, anxious or depressed? Have you tried other forms of therapy but didn't "click" with the therapist or achieve the longstanding changes you hoped to make? Whether you're new to therapy, or have tried several different approaches that have yet to offer the relief you seek, I can work with you to radically alter your belief in what is "wrong" and to build hope that more is possible.
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Pamela J Mazza
Counselor, LMHC, EdM, MA, CSC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463  (Online Only)
Specialist in Neurodivergence, Autism, ADHD, Family Systems, and Complex Trauma. I work with neurodiversity issues such as coaching young adults with “high-functioning” autism, family psychoeducation, and couples' counseling where one partner is on the spectrum and the other is neurotypical. I utilize Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), a Systems approach, and secure bonding theory. Working from a strengths-based model, I prefer the term "Differences" over labels like "Disorders" or "Disabilities." People are more than a diagnosis; I take an holistic view of clients' needs. www.headway.co/providers/pamela-mazza
Specialist in Neurodivergence, Autism, ADHD, Family Systems, and Complex Trauma. I work with neurodiversity issues such as coaching young adults with “high-functioning” autism, family psychoeducation, and couples' counseling where one partner is on the spectrum and the other is neurotypical. I utilize Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), a Systems approach, and secure bonding theory. Working from a strengths-based model, I prefer the term "Differences" over labels like "Disorders" or "Disabilities." People are more than a diagnosis; I take an holistic view of clients' needs. www.headway.co/providers/pamela-mazza
(646) 466-4531 View (646) 466-4531
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Brianna Flynn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10463
I believe therapy can be a critical component of growth with the right counselor.My approach to counseling is person-centered and psychosomatic. Every client commands a tailored approach toward growth that depends on what works best for that individual.
I believe therapy can be a critical component of growth with the right counselor.My approach to counseling is person-centered and psychosomatic. Every client commands a tailored approach toward growth that depends on what works best for that individual.
(646) 921-5266 View (646) 921-5266

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10463

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 10463 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 10463 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 10463?

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.