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Haven Mental Health Counseling
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness or depression due to trauma or difficult life experiences? Perhaps you are dealing with overwhelming anxiety or difficulty in connecting in with your significant other? The core of treatment at Haven Counseling lies in the belief that happiness, resilience, and mental strength are within reach for every one of us. We work with clients to explore the roadblocks in reaching their goals: emotional, relational, vocational or otherwise. We offer services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to overcome challenges related to mental health concerns, relationships, and trauma.
Are you struggling with feelings of sadness or depression due to trauma or difficult life experiences? Perhaps you are dealing with overwhelming anxiety or difficulty in connecting in with your significant other? The core of treatment at Haven Counseling lies in the belief that happiness, resilience, and mental strength are within reach for every one of us. We work with clients to explore the roadblocks in reaching their goals: emotional, relational, vocational or otherwise. We offer services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to overcome challenges related to mental health concerns, relationships, and trauma.
(646) 859-1250 View (646) 859-1250
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Laura Baden
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Laura Baden has a Master's degree and license in Mental Health Counseling, which she earned from Baruch College in Manhattan. Laura has worked within multiple settings, prior to LifeStance Health she had worked in another private practice, a forensic clinic, a foster care agency, and 2 schools . During her time within these settings, Laura had developed skills which led her to become skilled working with all ages, with focuses on trauma, sex/sexuality, parenting/child behavior, and relationships. Laura has worked with several mental health concerns with adults including anxiety, depression, grief, and stress management.
Laura Baden has a Master's degree and license in Mental Health Counseling, which she earned from Baruch College in Manhattan. Laura has worked within multiple settings, prior to LifeStance Health she had worked in another private practice, a forensic clinic, a foster care agency, and 2 schools . During her time within these settings, Laura had developed skills which led her to become skilled working with all ages, with focuses on trauma, sex/sexuality, parenting/child behavior, and relationships. Laura has worked with several mental health concerns with adults including anxiety, depression, grief, and stress management.
(516) 788-6478 View (516) 788-6478
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Vanessa Guest
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Vanessa Guest is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2018. Vanessa's practice is one that incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. A practice who sees you as a whole person taking positive steps to meet your needs. Those who are dealing with esteem issues, issues of depression and anxiety. Vanessa works with clients looking to change negative or unhealthy thought patterns into more positive ones, adjustment issues and seeking better relationships with themselves and others to obtain a better outlook on themselves and their lives as a whole.
Vanessa Guest is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2018. Vanessa's practice is one that incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. A practice who sees you as a whole person taking positive steps to meet your needs. Those who are dealing with esteem issues, issues of depression and anxiety. Vanessa works with clients looking to change negative or unhealthy thought patterns into more positive ones, adjustment issues and seeking better relationships with themselves and others to obtain a better outlook on themselves and their lives as a whole.
(516) 963-2255 View (516) 963-2255
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Lisa Lavelle
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
We have all been struggling haven't we? To say it has been challenging these past few years would be an understatement. Mental health and substance dependence issues have been increasing at alarming rates. Lisa Lavelle is a Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Master Counselor with ten years of experience. Lisa specializes in PTSD, simple and complex trauma, substance dependence, depression and anxiety disorders. She also specializes in working with adolescents and their families.
We have all been struggling haven't we? To say it has been challenging these past few years would be an understatement. Mental health and substance dependence issues have been increasing at alarming rates. Lisa Lavelle is a Licensed Mental Health and Substance Abuse Master Counselor with ten years of experience. Lisa specializes in PTSD, simple and complex trauma, substance dependence, depression and anxiety disorders. She also specializes in working with adolescents and their families.
(516) 265-7180 View (516) 265-7180
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Rebecca Balacki
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Rebecca Balacki is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College. Rebecca follows a person-centered and strengths-based approach when working with clients. She focuses on empowering clients to face and work through their challenges by utilizing unconditional positive regard, optimism, empathy, hope, as well as assisting clients in developing insight into their emotions and behaviors.
Rebecca Balacki is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2019. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SUNY Cortland and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Touro College. Rebecca follows a person-centered and strengths-based approach when working with clients. She focuses on empowering clients to face and work through their challenges by utilizing unconditional positive regard, optimism, empathy, hope, as well as assisting clients in developing insight into their emotions and behaviors.
(516) 494-4177 View (516) 494-4177
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Katy Caraveo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Katy Caraveo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2021. She studied clinical art therapy and received her Bachelors in Science at LIU Post. Katy continued her educational career at Adler University - Chicago where she received training in the utilization of both mental health and art therapy techniques to support clients with their therapeutic goals. Katy has worked with a large variety of clients ranging from pre-teens to adults struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and other life challenges.
Katy Caraveo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2021. She studied clinical art therapy and received her Bachelors in Science at LIU Post. Katy continued her educational career at Adler University - Chicago where she received training in the utilization of both mental health and art therapy techniques to support clients with their therapeutic goals. Katy has worked with a large variety of clients ranging from pre-teens to adults struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, trauma, and other life challenges.
(516) 530-8118 View (516) 530-8118
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Vanessa Guest
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
New Hyde Park, NY 11042  (Online Only)
My practice is one that incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. A practice who sees you as a whole person taking positive steps to meet your needs. Those who are dealing with esteem issues, issues of depression and anxiety. I work with clients looking to change negative or unhealthy thought patterns into more positive ones, adjustment issues and seeking better relationships with themselves and others to obtain a better outlook on themselves and their lives as a whole. We promote this through self awareness, mindfulness, and understanding healthy boundaries.
My practice is one that incorporates spirituality into the therapeutic process. A practice who sees you as a whole person taking positive steps to meet your needs. Those who are dealing with esteem issues, issues of depression and anxiety. I work with clients looking to change negative or unhealthy thought patterns into more positive ones, adjustment issues and seeking better relationships with themselves and others to obtain a better outlook on themselves and their lives as a whole. We promote this through self awareness, mindfulness, and understanding healthy boundaries.
(845) 279-5908 View (845) 279-5908
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Amanda Cazalet
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Managing life's obstacles on your own can be overwhelming and difficult. Reaching out to a therapist and asking for help is a big step and a sign of growth in itself. Whether you are looking for help coping with anxiety and depression, are struggling to manage your child's behavior concerns, or are looking for support in working towards goals to help improve your wellbeing, Amanda is here for you. Amanda is a passionate, warm, and relatable therapist who utilizes a multi-dynamic approach to help her clients re-discover their best self.
Managing life's obstacles on your own can be overwhelming and difficult. Reaching out to a therapist and asking for help is a big step and a sign of growth in itself. Whether you are looking for help coping with anxiety and depression, are struggling to manage your child's behavior concerns, or are looking for support in working towards goals to help improve your wellbeing, Amanda is here for you. Amanda is a passionate, warm, and relatable therapist who utilizes a multi-dynamic approach to help her clients re-discover their best self.
(516) 963-2597 View (516) 963-2597
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Samm De Luca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Samm De Luca, LCSW Samm De Luca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2019. She has an Undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Graduate Degree from New York University. Samm can offer an empathetic understanding and a non-judgmental space for you to express what is on your mind and be a support system. Outside of work, Samm enjoys reading, bike riding, going to the beach, working out, cooking/baking, being with family and friends, and playing with her dog.
Samm De Luca, LCSW Samm De Luca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2019. She has an Undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Graduate Degree from New York University. Samm can offer an empathetic understanding and a non-judgmental space for you to express what is on your mind and be a support system. Outside of work, Samm enjoys reading, bike riding, going to the beach, working out, cooking/baking, being with family and friends, and playing with her dog.
(516) 550-3556 View (516) 550-3556
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LifeWorks Psychology, PLLC
Psychologist
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Waitlist for new clients
We work with children, teens, families, and adults to provide a compassionate therapeutic environment to help our clients improve their lives. Our clinicians have expertise in treating a variety of problems including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disordered behavior, and difficulties managing emotions and impulsivity. Choosing the right therapist is a difficult and important task. If you're unsure if therapy will help you reach your goals, please call us for a free phone consultation. We will be happy to give you detailed information about how we think our therapeutic approach would benefit you.
We work with children, teens, families, and adults to provide a compassionate therapeutic environment to help our clients improve their lives. Our clinicians have expertise in treating a variety of problems including anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disordered behavior, and difficulties managing emotions and impulsivity. Choosing the right therapist is a difficult and important task. If you're unsure if therapy will help you reach your goals, please call us for a free phone consultation. We will be happy to give you detailed information about how we think our therapeutic approach would benefit you.
(516) 207-0877 View (516) 207-0877
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Prarthita Jain
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lake Success, NY 11042
Do you find yourself feeling like you are never enough, no matter how hard you try? The pressure of showing up in every area of your life is making you anxious, frustrated, and burnt out. Do you wonder who you really are as a person, outside of your roles? Does your romantic relationship feel like a constant struggle and the only thing keeping you going is the nostalgia for what it used to be? I believe we would be a great fit if any of these resonate with you. I aim to go on this journey of self-exploration with you and create an individualized plan for us to focus on various areas of your life to identify and work on your goals.
Do you find yourself feeling like you are never enough, no matter how hard you try? The pressure of showing up in every area of your life is making you anxious, frustrated, and burnt out. Do you wonder who you really are as a person, outside of your roles? Does your romantic relationship feel like a constant struggle and the only thing keeping you going is the nostalgia for what it used to be? I believe we would be a great fit if any of these resonate with you. I aim to go on this journey of self-exploration with you and create an individualized plan for us to focus on various areas of your life to identify and work on your goals.
(516) 518-6064 View (516) 518-6064
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Jennifer Millman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Jennifer Millman is a Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 2004. She has a Psy. D from Hofstra University. Jennifer performs cognitive behavioral therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and word games.
Jennifer Millman is a Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 2004. She has a Psy. D from Hofstra University. Jennifer performs cognitive behavioral therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys reading, cooking, baking, and word games.
(516) 916-6903 View (516) 916-6903
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Debra Brodsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Debbie Brodsky, LCSW Debbie Brodsky is a"¯Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2009. Debbie has more than 10 years of experience working with adult and seniors. She provides a calming, supportive, safe environment where you can feel comfortable to let your guard down and work on difficult concerns. She specializes in anxiety, health anxiety, grief, life transitions, and adjustment to illness. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys music, movies, sports, and animals.
Debbie Brodsky, LCSW Debbie Brodsky is a"¯Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 2009. Debbie has more than 10 years of experience working with adult and seniors. She provides a calming, supportive, safe environment where you can feel comfortable to let your guard down and work on difficult concerns. She specializes in anxiety, health anxiety, grief, life transitions, and adjustment to illness. In her spare time, Debbie enjoys music, movies, sports, and animals.
(516) 758-1894 View (516) 758-1894
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Nicole Alaimo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Nicole Alaimo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Master's of Science in School Counseling. Nicole offers help with mental health, substance/chemical use, preventative counseling services, reactive and proactive counseling for adolescents, children, families, and adults. Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Psychoeducation, and Motivational Interviewing.
Nicole Alaimo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2017. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, a Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Master's of Science in School Counseling. Nicole offers help with mental health, substance/chemical use, preventative counseling services, reactive and proactive counseling for adolescents, children, families, and adults. Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Psychoeducation, and Motivational Interviewing.
(516) 613-5183 View (516) 613-5183
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Angela Ortiz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Angela M. Ortiz is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2017. She has a BA in Psychology from Queens College and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Hofstra University. Angela believes in a holistic approach to treatment. In her spare time, Angela enjoys music, comedy, family, and self-care activities.
Angela M. Ortiz is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York who has been practicing since 2017. She has a BA in Psychology from Queens College and an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Hofstra University. Angela believes in a holistic approach to treatment. In her spare time, Angela enjoys music, comedy, family, and self-care activities.
(516) 289-9832 View (516) 289-9832
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Win-Win Divorce Solutions, LLC
MSW, Esq, DMP
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Have you reached a point in your marriage where you desire a divorce but want to avoid destroying yourself emotionally and financially? Are you looking for an alternative to the insanity of a contentious, litigated divorce? Most importantly, are you looking to spare your children from the ravages of marital warfare? Win-Win Divorce Solutions is a DIVORCE MEDIATION FIRM committed to ensuring that your divorce is AMICABLE. My partner and I will MEDIATE your divorce so that you can come to an agreement that you and your spouse are happy with.
Have you reached a point in your marriage where you desire a divorce but want to avoid destroying yourself emotionally and financially? Are you looking for an alternative to the insanity of a contentious, litigated divorce? Most importantly, are you looking to spare your children from the ravages of marital warfare? Win-Win Divorce Solutions is a DIVORCE MEDIATION FIRM committed to ensuring that your divorce is AMICABLE. My partner and I will MEDIATE your divorce so that you can come to an agreement that you and your spouse are happy with.
(516) 960-7667 View (516) 960-7667
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Dustin Kahoud
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042  (Online Only)
If you are reading this, it is likely that you are searching for change. Something new to impact your life. You might be searching for a way to feel and live your life differently. You might be seeking more satisfying relationships. Many are looking for relief from painful feelings and experiences. Maybe you are desiring more meaningful perspectives on stressful situations and relationship conflicts. In striving to achieve any of these ends, you cannot underestimate the impact of processing your feelings and communicating your experiences through a discussion like you have never had prior to coming in.
If you are reading this, it is likely that you are searching for change. Something new to impact your life. You might be searching for a way to feel and live your life differently. You might be seeking more satisfying relationships. Many are looking for relief from painful feelings and experiences. Maybe you are desiring more meaningful perspectives on stressful situations and relationship conflicts. In striving to achieve any of these ends, you cannot underestimate the impact of processing your feelings and communicating your experiences through a discussion like you have never had prior to coming in.
(516) 342-7683 View (516) 342-7683
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Ruth Laurie Lax
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Waitlist for new clients
I work with both children and adults to treat problematic areas, such as anxiety, relationship issues, or behavioral concerns. I establish, together with the patient, unique goals to assist them in their quest toward a more comfortable life, in whatever way they desire. Treatment can be short term or long term, depending upon the patient's needs and desires.
I work with both children and adults to treat problematic areas, such as anxiety, relationship issues, or behavioral concerns. I establish, together with the patient, unique goals to assist them in their quest toward a more comfortable life, in whatever way they desire. Treatment can be short term or long term, depending upon the patient's needs and desires.
(516) 259-3820 View (516) 259-3820
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Cheryll Holmes
MFT, PhD
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
Holmes Counseling & Coaching Service offers full family service dedicated to working with couples and individuals to build, mend and restore relationship, work through trauma and other life and mental health issues. Dr. Holmes is a Lifetime member of the Chi Phi Honors Society of Psychology. She is a Published Author of His Heart Her Voice and From hello to I do; She has articles entered in both the National Journals of Gerontology and Psychology. Dr. Holmes is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an International Speaker, as well as a member of the John Maxwell Team of certified Life Coach.
Holmes Counseling & Coaching Service offers full family service dedicated to working with couples and individuals to build, mend and restore relationship, work through trauma and other life and mental health issues. Dr. Holmes is a Lifetime member of the Chi Phi Honors Society of Psychology. She is a Published Author of His Heart Her Voice and From hello to I do; She has articles entered in both the National Journals of Gerontology and Psychology. Dr. Holmes is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an International Speaker, as well as a member of the John Maxwell Team of certified Life Coach.
(646) 760-5212 View (646) 760-5212
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Jawhan Davis
Pre-Licensed Professional, LP-MHC
Verified
New Hyde Park, NY 11042
I mainly work with young adults with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and those going through a transitional stage in their lives, I also have experience with adults and couples. I have a very upbeat and open-minded approach mainly utilizing CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
I mainly work with young adults with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and those going through a transitional stage in their lives, I also have experience with adults and couples. I have a very upbeat and open-minded approach mainly utilizing CBT and Motivational Interviewing.
(914) 350-5918 View (914) 350-5918

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Number of Therapists in 11042

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 11042 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Depression
64% Relationship Issues
59% Grief
55% Trauma and PTSD
55% Life Transitions
50% ADHD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Cigna and Evernorth
88% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11042 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11042?

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.