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Claudia Sabino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
I specialize in treating relational trauma and anxiety over life transitions. I am an active, warm presence in helping clients chart their goals, their learning, living and connecting strategies. Relationships often cause hurt, but can also heal and help us grow.
I specialize in treating relational trauma and anxiety over life transitions. I am an active, warm presence in helping clients chart their goals, their learning, living and connecting strategies. Relationships often cause hurt, but can also heal and help us grow.
(929) 267-3032 View (929) 267-3032
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Stephanie De Leo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004  (Online Only)
I have worked with college students, adults, medical students, and veterans with a variety of clinical presentations to help them feel supported, validated, and motivated while addressing their goals in therapy.
I have worked with college students, adults, medical students, and veterans with a variety of clinical presentations to help them feel supported, validated, and motivated while addressing their goals in therapy.
(516) 701-1890 x2 View (516) 701-1890 x2
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Rhonda L Kontner
Counselor, MS Ed
Verified Verified
Floral Park, NY 11004  (Online Only)
I was trained as a school psychologist over twenty years ago and now am in practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I like patients to be part of their treatment process and help them to determine what their issues are and develop goals and strategies to work on those issues. I am able to help patients work on family issues with their children. I am also able to work productively to reduce anxiety, help clients manage ADHD and assist patients work through traumatic events in their lives.
I was trained as a school psychologist over twenty years ago and now am in practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I like patients to be part of their treatment process and help them to determine what their issues are and develop goals and strategies to work on those issues. I am able to help patients work on family issues with their children. I am also able to work productively to reduce anxiety, help clients manage ADHD and assist patients work through traumatic events in their lives.
(516) 758-5036 View (516) 758-5036
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Spiritual Exploration Practitioner
Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Are you longing to connect with something bigger than your pain and fears? Would you like to try a different approach? Spiritual Exploration (SE) is a gentle, caring, supportive, process that honors your unique spiritual beliefs. It is not about proselytizing but exploring what spirituality means to you. SE can help you cultivate a more profound sense of peace, experience greater joy, find meaning and purpose, explore careers, and heal from life’s inevitable traumas and setbacks. While very similar, Spiritual Exploration is not psychotherapy. Please get in touch with me to learn about this transformational modality for free.
Are you longing to connect with something bigger than your pain and fears? Would you like to try a different approach? Spiritual Exploration (SE) is a gentle, caring, supportive, process that honors your unique spiritual beliefs. It is not about proselytizing but exploring what spirituality means to you. SE can help you cultivate a more profound sense of peace, experience greater joy, find meaning and purpose, explore careers, and heal from life’s inevitable traumas and setbacks. While very similar, Spiritual Exploration is not psychotherapy. Please get in touch with me to learn about this transformational modality for free.
(516) 703-4616 View (516) 703-4616
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Angela A Hatzis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC, EMDR, CCTP
Verified Verified
Floral Park, NY 11004
I am a therapist that strongly believes that "there is always hope for a better tomorrow". I am an experienced therapist specializing in issues of depression,phobias,PTSD,anxiety,panic attacks, ADHD, ADD, eating disorders and obsessions.I work particularly well with couple/marital issues,family issues and drug addiction.
I am a therapist that strongly believes that "there is always hope for a better tomorrow". I am an experienced therapist specializing in issues of depression,phobias,PTSD,anxiety,panic attacks, ADHD, ADD, eating disorders and obsessions.I work particularly well with couple/marital issues,family issues and drug addiction.
(718) 701-8498 View (718) 701-8498
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Alexis Palmeri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, CIMHP, QS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Floral Park, NY 11004  (Online Only)
Are you wrestling with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, or depression, seeking a compassionate guide on your path to healing? My ideal client is someone navigating the complexities of these challenges, yearning for relief and a renewed sense of well-being. Whether it's finding peace amid anxiety, untangling the threads of trauma, or lifting the veil of depression, your desire for a more fulfilling and balanced life is both valid and achievable. I understand that each individual's journey is unique, and my approach is tailored to honor and address your specific experiences.
Are you wrestling with anxiety, trauma, PTSD, or depression, seeking a compassionate guide on your path to healing? My ideal client is someone navigating the complexities of these challenges, yearning for relief and a renewed sense of well-being. Whether it's finding peace amid anxiety, untangling the threads of trauma, or lifting the veil of depression, your desire for a more fulfilling and balanced life is both valid and achievable. I understand that each individual's journey is unique, and my approach is tailored to honor and address your specific experiences.
(347) 338-6254 View (347) 338-6254
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N'Jeri K Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004  (Online Only)
I am often described as a warm, empathic person who creates a comfortable, supportive, and safe therapeutic environment. Unlike the distant, silent psychoanalyst stereotype, I am a real person in the room. I respond to what you tell me, ask questions, and will even share a laugh with you. My approach is based on the premise that relationships are essential in shaping who we are as people and how we experience the world.
I am often described as a warm, empathic person who creates a comfortable, supportive, and safe therapeutic environment. Unlike the distant, silent psychoanalyst stereotype, I am a real person in the room. I respond to what you tell me, ask questions, and will even share a laugh with you. My approach is based on the premise that relationships are essential in shaping who we are as people and how we experience the world.
(718) 395-1523 View (718) 395-1523
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Nehal P Vadhan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
My practice is geared towards helping individuals who are suffering from addiction problems of any kind, cognitive problems (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) or problems with disordered thought or perception. My goal is to assist clients improve their psychological functioning with a combination of individualized clinical evaluation and treatment. I am also a research scientist at Northwell's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (https://feinstein.northwell.edu/institutes-researchers/our-researchers/nehal-p-vadhan-phd) and director of the Center for Psychedelics Research and Treatment.
My practice is geared towards helping individuals who are suffering from addiction problems of any kind, cognitive problems (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disabilities) or problems with disordered thought or perception. My goal is to assist clients improve their psychological functioning with a combination of individualized clinical evaluation and treatment. I am also a research scientist at Northwell's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research (https://feinstein.northwell.edu/institutes-researchers/our-researchers/nehal-p-vadhan-phd) and director of the Center for Psychedelics Research and Treatment.
(347) 894-2520 View (347) 894-2520
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Susan Walton
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004  (Online Only)
Through our work together we will uncover ways to expand your strengths, identify unproductive patterns and develop healthier ways of seeing yourself. We will explore how past experiences impact your life and examine how the behaviors, feelings and thoughts that result may interfere with your efforts to achieve a more satisfying life. I utilize a wide array of approaches to guide clients towards increased self awareness and self acceptance.
Through our work together we will uncover ways to expand your strengths, identify unproductive patterns and develop healthier ways of seeing yourself. We will explore how past experiences impact your life and examine how the behaviors, feelings and thoughts that result may interfere with your efforts to achieve a more satisfying life. I utilize a wide array of approaches to guide clients towards increased self awareness and self acceptance.
(917) 267-0404 View (917) 267-0404
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Lifespan Wellness Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MHC
Verified Verified
Floral Park, NY 11004
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I begin each therapeutic connection with getting to know you and the areas of your life, and together we will conceptualize your life through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens and how these elements interact with each other and affect your overall wellbeing. I use a personal style that blends humor, creativity, sensitivity, sensibility, and evidence-based short term, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) strategies to help you grow in your areas of life and relationships and achieve your identified goals.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) I begin each therapeutic connection with getting to know you and the areas of your life, and together we will conceptualize your life through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens and how these elements interact with each other and affect your overall wellbeing. I use a personal style that blends humor, creativity, sensitivity, sensibility, and evidence-based short term, measureable, attainable, realistic, and timely (SMART) strategies to help you grow in your areas of life and relationships and achieve your identified goals.
(917) 615-0597 View (917) 615-0597
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Sandra DeSantis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Floral Park, NY 11004
As a solution-focused psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As a solution-focused psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve the challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(516) 714-4307 View (516) 714-4307
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Sanford A Schwartz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Floral Park, NY 11004
I help couples to became more aware of each other, and what each needs from the other. I help the couple to focus in better on what each other is feeling and saying, and to put aside one's own thoughts. This results in better understanding, greater closeness, less anger, and less selfishness. I help individuals gain confidence and pursue and attain their life's goals.
I help couples to became more aware of each other, and what each needs from the other. I help the couple to focus in better on what each other is feeling and saying, and to put aside one's own thoughts. This results in better understanding, greater closeness, less anger, and less selfishness. I help individuals gain confidence and pursue and attain their life's goals.
(718) 838-9690 View (718) 838-9690
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Lorraine Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Floral Park, NY 11004
If you're struggling and asking yourself, "where did things go wrong and how am I going to move forward?" realize being stuck can come from an outside situation, psychological issues or sometimes just life's challenges. Whether you are grieving a loss, trying to come to terms with a loved ones' addiction or working through life's transitions, I can provide insight and support. I have spent over 25 years providing practical feedback as a solution focused therapist, helping both teens and adults address their need for change. I specialize in helping individuals navigate the challenges depression, anxiety, substance abuse and grief.
If you're struggling and asking yourself, "where did things go wrong and how am I going to move forward?" realize being stuck can come from an outside situation, psychological issues or sometimes just life's challenges. Whether you are grieving a loss, trying to come to terms with a loved ones' addiction or working through life's transitions, I can provide insight and support. I have spent over 25 years providing practical feedback as a solution focused therapist, helping both teens and adults address their need for change. I specialize in helping individuals navigate the challenges depression, anxiety, substance abuse and grief.
(516) 543-3556 View (516) 543-3556
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Samara Crofton Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Floral Park, NY 11004  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. The breadth of my training and experience is in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults managing adjustments with symptoms related to anxiety, depression or trauma. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive behavorial and relational approaches in order to provide tailored interventions for you and your family members. Specialty areas include treatment of Teens, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Family trauma, and interpersonal conflicts.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. The breadth of my training and experience is in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults managing adjustments with symptoms related to anxiety, depression or trauma. I utilize a combination of psychodynamic, cognitive behavorial and relational approaches in order to provide tailored interventions for you and your family members. Specialty areas include treatment of Teens, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Family trauma, and interpersonal conflicts.
(929) 209-3474 View (929) 209-3474
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Carol D'Andrea
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Therapy is a place to talk to someone outside of your every day life. It's a place to gain insight into what is going on within yourself, and to learn more about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You may begin therapy due to a serious life event, or simply to improve your mood, your lifestyle, or your relationships. I will ask questions and offer feedback to help you look at your problems differently, to make more sense of what's going on in your life, and to unravel difficult issues. We will work together as you decide what changes you may want to begin to make.
Therapy is a place to talk to someone outside of your every day life. It's a place to gain insight into what is going on within yourself, and to learn more about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. You may begin therapy due to a serious life event, or simply to improve your mood, your lifestyle, or your relationships. I will ask questions and offer feedback to help you look at your problems differently, to make more sense of what's going on in your life, and to unravel difficult issues. We will work together as you decide what changes you may want to begin to make.
(718) 612-7162 View (718) 612-7162
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Michelle Friedman: Grace Street Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004  (Online Only)
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help and start the personal journey towards healing. You may be going through a difficult time and feel as if grace is not present in your life. You may feel lost and in need of some guidance and understanding as you ask yourself: When will life feel familiar again? Why is it so hard to make decisions? How can I be my best self? When will this sadness go away? Why is it so hard for me to sleep or keep a healthy lifestyle? Will these feelings of nervousness and worry ever go away? Grace Street Counseling is here to provide support. You don't have to figure it all out on your own.
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out for help and start the personal journey towards healing. You may be going through a difficult time and feel as if grace is not present in your life. You may feel lost and in need of some guidance and understanding as you ask yourself: When will life feel familiar again? Why is it so hard to make decisions? How can I be my best self? When will this sadness go away? Why is it so hard for me to sleep or keep a healthy lifestyle? Will these feelings of nervousness and worry ever go away? Grace Street Counseling is here to provide support. You don't have to figure it all out on your own.
(631) 450-3794 View (631) 450-3794
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Hannah Ellerkamp
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Partnering with adolescents (ages 9-18), young adults (ages 18-30), and parents to set goals, improve lives, reduce symptoms, and affirm identity is the foundation of my work. I am behaviorally trained and experienced in providing a variety of treatments shown by research to be effective for OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, and emotion dysregulation, including CBT, ERP, TF-CBT, and DBT-informed therapy. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and provide gender-affirming psychotherapy to transgender folks. I enjoy working with parents on their own journey of parenting a gender-diverse youth.
Partnering with adolescents (ages 9-18), young adults (ages 18-30), and parents to set goals, improve lives, reduce symptoms, and affirm identity is the foundation of my work. I am behaviorally trained and experienced in providing a variety of treatments shown by research to be effective for OCD, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, and emotion dysregulation, including CBT, ERP, TF-CBT, and DBT-informed therapy. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community and provide gender-affirming psychotherapy to transgender folks. I enjoy working with parents on their own journey of parenting a gender-diverse youth.
(332) 334-4930 View (332) 334-4930
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Jannatun Ferdowsi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Oaks, NY 11004  (Online Only)
When people experience life stressors and traumatic experiences, it is understandable for their lives to turn upside down. Do you suffer from constant anxiety that does not seem to go away? Do you struggle with negative thoughts that seem to ruin your mood and ultimately control your life? Do you suffer from depression and end up feeling hopeless about a better future? If this describes you, then you have come to the right place! My passion is to bring validation and healing to those who have encountered such impactful experiences. Any challenges you may be facing, we will work through them together. I promise, you are not alone.
When people experience life stressors and traumatic experiences, it is understandable for their lives to turn upside down. Do you suffer from constant anxiety that does not seem to go away? Do you struggle with negative thoughts that seem to ruin your mood and ultimately control your life? Do you suffer from depression and end up feeling hopeless about a better future? If this describes you, then you have come to the right place! My passion is to bring validation and healing to those who have encountered such impactful experiences. Any challenges you may be facing, we will work through them together. I promise, you are not alone.
(347) 960-4309 View (347) 960-4309
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Ren Krinick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents impacted by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) including purely obsessional subtype (Pure O). I also treat various anxiety disorders (e.g., GAD, social, panic, health, phobia) and commonly related or co-occurring diagnoses, including perfectionism, OCPD, BDD, MDD and PTSD. I run a private practice and serve as a provider at The Northwell Health OCD Center at Zucker Hillside Hospital. I completed my post-doctoral training at The Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, New York, NY, with specialization in anxiety disorders.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist offering individual psychotherapy for adults and adolescents impacted by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) including purely obsessional subtype (Pure O). I also treat various anxiety disorders (e.g., GAD, social, panic, health, phobia) and commonly related or co-occurring diagnoses, including perfectionism, OCPD, BDD, MDD and PTSD. I run a private practice and serve as a provider at The Northwell Health OCD Center at Zucker Hillside Hospital. I completed my post-doctoral training at The Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, New York, NY, with specialization in anxiety disorders.
(929) 362-4962 View (929) 362-4962
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Connected Growth & Wellbeing
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Oaks, NY 11004
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente designed her private practice, renamed Connected Growth & Wellbeing (CGW), to carry forth her mission of supporting individuals’ development, including clients as young as toddlers through adulthood, and their families. We have grown since 2006 to meet the needs of the neurodivergent community, now as a dynamic group of licensed psychologists, postdoctoral psychologist, and mental health clinicians. Our specialties include assessing and supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning challenges.
Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente designed her private practice, renamed Connected Growth & Wellbeing (CGW), to carry forth her mission of supporting individuals’ development, including clients as young as toddlers through adulthood, and their families. We have grown since 2006 to meet the needs of the neurodivergent community, now as a dynamic group of licensed psychologists, postdoctoral psychologist, and mental health clinicians. Our specialties include assessing and supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and learning challenges.
(347) 632-9830 View (347) 632-9830

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 11004

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 11004 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
83% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
71% Family Conflict
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
93% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 11004 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11004?

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.