Therapists in 10550

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Mind Muse Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker, and an EMDR trained therapist. I focus on the here and now while working with individuals to understand how past experiences have influenced the present. I work with individuals and practice using a variety of contemporary approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, meditation, and mindfulness. I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for patients to explore and process their feelings while sharing experiences. I offer a free, brief consultation to answer any questions, learn about your needs, and see if we will be a good fit.
Greetings! I am a licensed clinical social worker, and an EMDR trained therapist. I focus on the here and now while working with individuals to understand how past experiences have influenced the present. I work with individuals and practice using a variety of contemporary approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, meditation, and mindfulness. I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for patients to explore and process their feelings while sharing experiences. I offer a free, brief consultation to answer any questions, learn about your needs, and see if we will be a good fit.
(646) 904-4209 View (646) 904-4209
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Diaon M Clarke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, PhD
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou Too often we walk through life fearful of telling our real story. But when we tell our story we free ourselves from unhealed wounds. Telling our story helps us to find our strength and recognize our resiliency through difficult times. Emotional well-being is one of the most important parts of an individual's life. Unfortunately it is a part of life that we often forget to take care of. We all deserve to enjoy the lives we live. You are worthy of a life you can enjoy!
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou Too often we walk through life fearful of telling our real story. But when we tell our story we free ourselves from unhealed wounds. Telling our story helps us to find our strength and recognize our resiliency through difficult times. Emotional well-being is one of the most important parts of an individual's life. Unfortunately it is a part of life that we often forget to take care of. We all deserve to enjoy the lives we live. You are worthy of a life you can enjoy!
(914) 290-5326 View (914) 290-5326
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Myrna Noble-Headad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling lost or stuck in your career, in college or in your relationships? Do you feel like you “gotta get it together” and are trying to figure out what your next steps should be? You probably already have what it takes and we can figure it out so you can be a better YOU! Our past experiences, societal oppression and our own internal dialogues can place these barriers that make us feel hurt and stagnant in our lives. In our work together, we will work on ways to understand these barriers, heal from them and learn how to gain a more fulfilling life.
Are you feeling lost or stuck in your career, in college or in your relationships? Do you feel like you “gotta get it together” and are trying to figure out what your next steps should be? You probably already have what it takes and we can figure it out so you can be a better YOU! Our past experiences, societal oppression and our own internal dialogues can place these barriers that make us feel hurt and stagnant in our lives. In our work together, we will work on ways to understand these barriers, heal from them and learn how to gain a more fulfilling life.
(914) 506-5351 View (914) 506-5351
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Stephanie Massiah
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Life is not easy, it is full of joy, pain, sadness, obstacles, and successes and I believe everyone has a story to tell. You may be looking for relief from life’s daily stressors, anxiety, or trauma. Please know there is hope. Together, through counseling, you can begin to feel better in times like these as well as other transitions in your life so you can begin a fresh path.
Life is not easy, it is full of joy, pain, sadness, obstacles, and successes and I believe everyone has a story to tell. You may be looking for relief from life’s daily stressors, anxiety, or trauma. Please know there is hope. Together, through counseling, you can begin to feel better in times like these as well as other transitions in your life so you can begin a fresh path.
(929) 346-4866 View (929) 346-4866
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Paris Johnson-Distant
Licensed Master Social Worker, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
I aim to offer a pure experience and room for self awareness, motivation, thought modification and behavior change. I am a firm believer in providing therapeutic services in an authentic and genuine manner by remaining respectful to and knowledgeable of cultural differences.
I aim to offer a pure experience and room for self awareness, motivation, thought modification and behavior change. I am a firm believer in providing therapeutic services in an authentic and genuine manner by remaining respectful to and knowledgeable of cultural differences.
(914) 732-4755 View (914) 732-4755
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Lamar R Johnson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Life has its ups and downs. Through it all, we are told to persevere and let nothing deter you from stopping until you "make it". What we aren't told is that we CAN be helped along the way. What we aren't told is that we DON'T have to face that journey, that climb, alone. What we aren't told is that IT IS ok to confide in others and have someone to have your back during the hard times life tends to throw at you. If you are looking for that person, look no further: I can provide you that supporting role! Just hearing validation like, "I understand" or "I totally get where you're coming from" can make all the difference in the world!
Life has its ups and downs. Through it all, we are told to persevere and let nothing deter you from stopping until you "make it". What we aren't told is that we CAN be helped along the way. What we aren't told is that we DON'T have to face that journey, that climb, alone. What we aren't told is that IT IS ok to confide in others and have someone to have your back during the hard times life tends to throw at you. If you are looking for that person, look no further: I can provide you that supporting role! Just hearing validation like, "I understand" or "I totally get where you're coming from" can make all the difference in the world!
(718) 524-3240 View (718) 524-3240
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Kathleen Hobson
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated mental health counselor with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve overall well-being. I am committed to providing empathetic and effective counseling services to individuals seeking support. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a person-centered perspective, where I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe in the power of collaboration, tailoring treatment plans to meet each individual's unique needs and goals.
I am a dedicated mental health counselor with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve overall well-being. I am committed to providing empathetic and effective counseling services to individuals seeking support. My therapeutic approach is rooted in a person-centered perspective, where I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe in the power of collaboration, tailoring treatment plans to meet each individual's unique needs and goals.
(914) 415-5894 View (914) 415-5894
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Jennifer Simon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I can't do this anymore. I need direction. I’m lost. I can't move forward. I hear you. Are fear and anxiety preventing you from achieving your goals? Are you thinking about new career opportunities and growth possibilities? While we desire to become the best possible version of ourselves, obstacles either self-made or external can hinder our growth. Together, we would co-create solutions to help you move forward.
I can't do this anymore. I need direction. I’m lost. I can't move forward. I hear you. Are fear and anxiety preventing you from achieving your goals? Are you thinking about new career opportunities and growth possibilities? While we desire to become the best possible version of ourselves, obstacles either self-made or external can hinder our growth. Together, we would co-create solutions to help you move forward.
(914) 342-7479 View (914) 342-7479
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Briana A Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Are things shifting in your life and you find yourself looking for the proper footing to take life by the reins? Are you trying to figure out your purpose, impact, and strengths? Do you find yourself struggling to communicate in your relationships? You are not alone. I am here to relate to you in an authentic way, offering you transparency, and partnering with you through every step of the work. I will help you feel confident knowing and communicating your wants, needs, and desires through your life transitions. I also provide coaching and/or family therapy to help parents and children communicate better.
Are things shifting in your life and you find yourself looking for the proper footing to take life by the reins? Are you trying to figure out your purpose, impact, and strengths? Do you find yourself struggling to communicate in your relationships? You are not alone. I am here to relate to you in an authentic way, offering you transparency, and partnering with you through every step of the work. I will help you feel confident knowing and communicating your wants, needs, and desires through your life transitions. I also provide coaching and/or family therapy to help parents and children communicate better.
(914) 687-5282 View (914) 687-5282
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New Meaning Therapy
MHC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
New Meaning Therapy is designed with the client in mind. Our therapist used different methods to meet the client where they are at in their journey. What brings you to therapy is how the therapist determine treatment. Whether you are suffering from PTSD, Depression, self-discovery, or abuse, your mental health and how you want to succeed is what drives the therapist. Our therapist build trusting and open relationships with our clients by providing a judgement free space. we will provide a safe space to either meet in person or via telehealth 100% secure and confidential.
New Meaning Therapy is designed with the client in mind. Our therapist used different methods to meet the client where they are at in their journey. What brings you to therapy is how the therapist determine treatment. Whether you are suffering from PTSD, Depression, self-discovery, or abuse, your mental health and how you want to succeed is what drives the therapist. Our therapist build trusting and open relationships with our clients by providing a judgement free space. we will provide a safe space to either meet in person or via telehealth 100% secure and confidential.
(914) 359-3645 View (914) 359-3645
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Carriel C. Brodie
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Potential generally refers to someone’s current unrealized ability. If you’re reading this you may have already come to the realization that you need assistance in reaching your full potential. Whether that may be assistance with daily life stressors, difficulty with adjustment, depression, anxiety or exploring traumas, it would be a privilege to walk alongside you in your journey. If you are searching for someone who will listen without judgment and offer supportive feedback I can be of service. I like to consider myself a present-day therapist in which I aspire to encourage my clients to bring their experiences and lifestyles.
Potential generally refers to someone’s current unrealized ability. If you’re reading this you may have already come to the realization that you need assistance in reaching your full potential. Whether that may be assistance with daily life stressors, difficulty with adjustment, depression, anxiety or exploring traumas, it would be a privilege to walk alongside you in your journey. If you are searching for someone who will listen without judgment and offer supportive feedback I can be of service. I like to consider myself a present-day therapist in which I aspire to encourage my clients to bring their experiences and lifestyles.
(914) 785-6848 View (914) 785-6848
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Therapy-Helps LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
I believe in using a tailored approach to assist with developing clear, attainable treatment goals instead of adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues. I have extensive experience working with adolescence and adults who present with challenges managing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, co-dependency, parenting, self esteem, addictions, psychological effects of disease management and much more. We are all on a journey of change and growth and I am here to take these steps with you. I am Licensed in New York and Connecticut.
I believe in using a tailored approach to assist with developing clear, attainable treatment goals instead of adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues. I have extensive experience working with adolescence and adults who present with challenges managing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, co-dependency, parenting, self esteem, addictions, psychological effects of disease management and much more. We are all on a journey of change and growth and I am here to take these steps with you. I am Licensed in New York and Connecticut.
(914) 342-7370 View (914) 342-7370
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Alma T Watkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
My ideal client is ready to explore their own patterns of behavior and gain insight into the ways these patterns impact their relationships. I specialize in family therapy, relationship therapy and group work. This includes work with multiple couples in a group format as well groups of friends. If you have a relationship that you're interested in improving, I'm here to help. We learn a lot about ourselves from the relationships and friendships that we choose. I enjoy helping individuals gain insight about themselves based on these connections while taking your relationships and friendships to the next level.
My ideal client is ready to explore their own patterns of behavior and gain insight into the ways these patterns impact their relationships. I specialize in family therapy, relationship therapy and group work. This includes work with multiple couples in a group format as well groups of friends. If you have a relationship that you're interested in improving, I'm here to help. We learn a lot about ourselves from the relationships and friendships that we choose. I enjoy helping individuals gain insight about themselves based on these connections while taking your relationships and friendships to the next level.
(914) 380-3874 View (914) 380-3874
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Evadne Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
I have a genuine interest in helping people coping with depression, anxiety, low self esteem and trauma related issues. If you are looking for someone who will listen without judgment and offer honest and supportive feedback, then I can help you. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and development. My goal is to assist you in generating deeper insight into your personal thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have more than twenty years experience working with individuals and couples who were experiencing depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and low self esteem.
I have a genuine interest in helping people coping with depression, anxiety, low self esteem and trauma related issues. If you are looking for someone who will listen without judgment and offer honest and supportive feedback, then I can help you. Therapy is an opportunity for personal growth and development. My goal is to assist you in generating deeper insight into your personal thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I have more than twenty years experience working with individuals and couples who were experiencing depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship issues and low self esteem.
(914) 650-1743 View (914) 650-1743
Mind Speak Inc
LCSW, RYT 200
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Founded by Nina Ythier in 2017, Mind Speak, Inc. is a private psychotherapy practice and certified Woman Minority Owned Business Enterprise that proudly provides specialized in person mental health treatment and advocacy services to people of all ages and stages in life that are dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions in New York City and Westchester County. Though we specialize in collaborating with this community, we warmly welcome anyone in need of assistance and support.
Founded by Nina Ythier in 2017, Mind Speak, Inc. is a private psychotherapy practice and certified Woman Minority Owned Business Enterprise that proudly provides specialized in person mental health treatment and advocacy services to people of all ages and stages in life that are dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions in New York City and Westchester County. Though we specialize in collaborating with this community, we warmly welcome anyone in need of assistance and support.
(914) 768-4998 View (914) 768-4998
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Dr. Naeema Burgess
Psychologist, MS, PsyD, ABSNP-D, LP
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Are you experiencing turmoil in reaching your life goals? Are you at a standstill in life and need coaching to set goals and jump back on the road to success? Are you experiencing a challenge in parenting a child with special needs or emotional disturbance? Are you experiencing a challenge in navigating the education system for your child? Does your child have behavioral challenges that you may need help with resolving? Sometimes people need an ear of support to help them to regroup or to really take a step back and better understand what is happening and to help develop a plan to make progress. WE PROVIDE: Neurofeeback.
Are you experiencing turmoil in reaching your life goals? Are you at a standstill in life and need coaching to set goals and jump back on the road to success? Are you experiencing a challenge in parenting a child with special needs or emotional disturbance? Are you experiencing a challenge in navigating the education system for your child? Does your child have behavioral challenges that you may need help with resolving? Sometimes people need an ear of support to help them to regroup or to really take a step back and better understand what is happening and to help develop a plan to make progress. WE PROVIDE: Neurofeeback.
(914) 371-3771 View (914) 371-3771
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Mindy Convie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Are you looking for somebody to talk to about challenging transitions, life events or relationships? If anxiety, stress or self doubt are holding you back, there is hope. Therapy is a safe place for you to connect deeply with yourself from a place of compassion. Often the emotional reactions that we struggle with in adulthood were helpful and served a purpose during our earlier years. In therapy you can learn to connect with every part of yourself and foster a sense of safety within your mind, body and heart. If you are ready to feel more present and grounded in your daily life, therapy can help.
Are you looking for somebody to talk to about challenging transitions, life events or relationships? If anxiety, stress or self doubt are holding you back, there is hope. Therapy is a safe place for you to connect deeply with yourself from a place of compassion. Often the emotional reactions that we struggle with in adulthood were helpful and served a purpose during our earlier years. In therapy you can learn to connect with every part of yourself and foster a sense of safety within your mind, body and heart. If you are ready to feel more present and grounded in your daily life, therapy can help.
(914) 559-9137 View (914) 559-9137
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Tracey Prisca Stephen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a compassionate and thoughtful individual psychotherapist. I have significant areas of expertise in working with young adults and adults (18-60 years old) struggling with mood issues such as anxiety, depression and relationship and work issues like work-related stress and inter-generational conflict. I am especially skilled in working on conflict and emotional and mental stress due to current and historical racial animus. I utilize practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and supportive therapy in accordance with your needs and comfort level.
I am a compassionate and thoughtful individual psychotherapist. I have significant areas of expertise in working with young adults and adults (18-60 years old) struggling with mood issues such as anxiety, depression and relationship and work issues like work-related stress and inter-generational conflict. I am especially skilled in working on conflict and emotional and mental stress due to current and historical racial animus. I utilize practices such as motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and supportive therapy in accordance with your needs and comfort level.
(914) 279-8760 View (914) 279-8760
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Colette Cassidy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed? How are you managing everything in your life? It can be challenging trying to balance your problems on your own. Trying to pinpoint the source can be even harder. Often times there could be so many stressors contributing to it, it becomes difficult to cope. Having someone who will listen free from judgment, can provide a sense of relief and peace. Together we can create that safe space where you will feel more empowered and less overwhelmed. “Our minds will lead us towards the path we envisioned”
Do you find yourself feeling stressed and overwhelmed? How are you managing everything in your life? It can be challenging trying to balance your problems on your own. Trying to pinpoint the source can be even harder. Often times there could be so many stressors contributing to it, it becomes difficult to cope. Having someone who will listen free from judgment, can provide a sense of relief and peace. Together we can create that safe space where you will feel more empowered and less overwhelmed. “Our minds will lead us towards the path we envisioned”
(914) 292-7729 View (914) 292-7729
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Joanne Carrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mount Vernon, NY 10550  (Online Only)
The first step is realizing you want, need and desire a change! The next step is deciding to make a change. My experience working with people in need of support or change can help, all while using a strengths based perspective to help individuals realize they can heal. Whether it's depression, anxiety, life changes or stress, there is always the potential for a better life. I facilitate the healing process using a myriad of therapeutic approaches unique to the individual all while providing a safe place to express yourself without judgement.
The first step is realizing you want, need and desire a change! The next step is deciding to make a change. My experience working with people in need of support or change can help, all while using a strengths based perspective to help individuals realize they can heal. Whether it's depression, anxiety, life changes or stress, there is always the potential for a better life. I facilitate the healing process using a myriad of therapeutic approaches unique to the individual all while providing a safe place to express yourself without judgement.
(646) 759-2992 View (646) 759-2992

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 10550

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 10550 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
73% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
67% Family Conflict
67% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 10550 see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 10550?

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.