Therapists in 11581

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Therapeutic Pathways LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of repeated success guiding individuals of diverse backgrounds toward improved mental and emotional health. Providing support to individuals having a tough time being human feels second nature. I didn't grow up in a community that encouraged attention to mental health but going through my own struggles helped me realize its importance. I treat adults, aged 20 and up, who are challenged with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of repeated success guiding individuals of diverse backgrounds toward improved mental and emotional health. Providing support to individuals having a tough time being human feels second nature. I didn't grow up in a community that encouraged attention to mental health but going through my own struggles helped me realize its importance. I treat adults, aged 20 and up, who are challenged with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, and trauma.
(516) 613-4704 View (516) 613-4704
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Stamp of Approval Development Services, LLC
MS Ed, MS SpEd, SBL
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
As a parent, you have been charged with a hefty but joy-filled responsibility. Let me support you with the challenges through coaching, so you can fully experience the enjoyment that comes with parenthood. My mission is to equip you with the tools to strengthen your connections with your children and provide you with the most effective strategies for maximum success.
As a parent, you have been charged with a hefty but joy-filled responsibility. Let me support you with the challenges through coaching, so you can fully experience the enjoyment that comes with parenthood. My mission is to equip you with the tools to strengthen your connections with your children and provide you with the most effective strategies for maximum success.
(516) 253-2027 View (516) 253-2027
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Sunstone Psychotherapy Mental Health Counseling PC
MA, LMHC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
I have first hand experience as a member of the neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and kink communities, and thus have a unique ability to provide insight and support to other members of those communities. I was inspired to become a therapist because of my own experiences with therapy and a desire to help those in marginalized communities
I have first hand experience as a member of the neurodivergent, LGBTQ+, and kink communities, and thus have a unique ability to provide insight and support to other members of those communities. I was inspired to become a therapist because of my own experiences with therapy and a desire to help those in marginalized communities
(516) 614-4749 View (516) 614-4749
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Steve Kampton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Asking for help is not always easy, but doing so is the first step towards feeling better. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unhappy, or depressed can leave you with a sense of feeling lost or being emotionally out of control and scared. You are not alone. I strive to create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment to help you feel as comfortable as possible in an effort to help you move forward in reducing negative feelings, improving relationships with others or any other issues you may be struggling with.
Asking for help is not always easy, but doing so is the first step towards feeling better. Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unhappy, or depressed can leave you with a sense of feeling lost or being emotionally out of control and scared. You are not alone. I strive to create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment to help you feel as comfortable as possible in an effort to help you move forward in reducing negative feelings, improving relationships with others or any other issues you may be struggling with.
(516) 284-8407 View (516) 284-8407
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Living In Colour Services LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed, MHC
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Embark on a transformative journey with me as your dedicated guide through life's unexpected twists. When faced with challenges, it's natural to seek refuge in the familiar, but sometimes, growth requires stepping into the unknown. I specialize in helping individuals, adolescents, families, and groups navigate the complexities of mental health and wellness, fostering resilience, and encouraging a renewed sense of purpose. Creating a therapeutic space that is not only warm and respectful but also safe is my forte. Together, we will explore the depths of your experiences and emotions.
Embark on a transformative journey with me as your dedicated guide through life's unexpected twists. When faced with challenges, it's natural to seek refuge in the familiar, but sometimes, growth requires stepping into the unknown. I specialize in helping individuals, adolescents, families, and groups navigate the complexities of mental health and wellness, fostering resilience, and encouraging a renewed sense of purpose. Creating a therapeutic space that is not only warm and respectful but also safe is my forte. Together, we will explore the depths of your experiences and emotions.
(347) 851-8428 View (347) 851-8428
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Bradley Craig Fox
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581
I offer comfort and guidance to people struggling to find their way through a hard transition or uncertain situation. Sessions with me are easy, but engaged and lively, and I strive to create a safe, warm environment. I am highly influenced by humanism and family systems. As such, I regard suffering as a natural and expected part of the human condition, not as evidence of a personal defect.
I offer comfort and guidance to people struggling to find their way through a hard transition or uncertain situation. Sessions with me are easy, but engaged and lively, and I strive to create a safe, warm environment. I am highly influenced by humanism and family systems. As such, I regard suffering as a natural and expected part of the human condition, not as evidence of a personal defect.
(516) 548-2788 View (516) 548-2788
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Nadine Merriweather
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed”- Doe Zantemata. We all experience issues or difficult times in our lives, but we do not have to go through it alone. It is okay not to be okay and get the help we need to bring out the light within us in coping with everyday issues.
“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed”- Doe Zantemata. We all experience issues or difficult times in our lives, but we do not have to go through it alone. It is okay not to be okay and get the help we need to bring out the light within us in coping with everyday issues.
(516) 701-1595 View (516) 701-1595
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Sexual Addiction Sex Misbehavior Infidelity Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, SOTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases
(516) 774-4317 View (516) 774-4317
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Liam Amoroso
Counselor, Liam Amoroso, LMHC
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Waitlist for new clients
If you are finding yourself struggling often with your sense of self, traumatic experiences or interpersonal challenges, I would absolutely love to help you through my approach; I provoke deep insight in my clients through an empathetic multidisciplinary approach in order for them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves so we can cultivate healthy approaches and solutions to their challenges.
If you are finding yourself struggling often with your sense of self, traumatic experiences or interpersonal challenges, I would absolutely love to help you through my approach; I provoke deep insight in my clients through an empathetic multidisciplinary approach in order for them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves so we can cultivate healthy approaches and solutions to their challenges.
(718) 550-0382 View (718) 550-0382
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René Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
I appreciate you for taking the time and effort to read my page – thank you! I identify as a Latinx licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of indirect and direct clinical practice experience. My overall life experiences and professional muscle is not one dimensional or in other words - I have mastered an ability to connect and meet individuals, families, and communities exactly where they are in their struggles and life stories to support the internal muscle of change. I have also learned to adapt ethical standards, evidenced base interventions and core values to further enhance my professional skill set.
I appreciate you for taking the time and effort to read my page – thank you! I identify as a Latinx licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of indirect and direct clinical practice experience. My overall life experiences and professional muscle is not one dimensional or in other words - I have mastered an ability to connect and meet individuals, families, and communities exactly where they are in their struggles and life stories to support the internal muscle of change. I have also learned to adapt ethical standards, evidenced base interventions and core values to further enhance my professional skill set.
(347) 508-9048 View (347) 508-9048
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James E. Lark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMHC, CSSWS
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
"It's my desire to work with individuals, couples and families on a range of problematic concerns which includes: difficult relational issues (family, romantic, social, professional), difficult life-transitions, premarital counseling, co-parenting, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, grief and loss; trauma, self-harm, disempowered individuals and gender/sexuality identity - LGBTQ issues. I strongly believe in creating and maintaining a safe, warm atmosphere to help all clients express themselves adequately.
"It's my desire to work with individuals, couples and families on a range of problematic concerns which includes: difficult relational issues (family, romantic, social, professional), difficult life-transitions, premarital counseling, co-parenting, anxiety, depression, impulsivity, grief and loss; trauma, self-harm, disempowered individuals and gender/sexuality identity - LGBTQ issues. I strongly believe in creating and maintaining a safe, warm atmosphere to help all clients express themselves adequately.
(516) 540-2910 View (516) 540-2910
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Sharise Wilson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
I am a Licensed Psychologist offering services that may meet your needs. If you are dealing with tough life problems, mental illness, grief, or temporary distress- individual therapy might be the way to go. We will work to enhance your self discovery and receive guidance and support in changing your life situation. My previous patients have spoken about increased clarity, better relationships & work, improved decision-making skills, and enhanced coping skills. Children who I have worked with have increased their understanding of changes in their families, have learned to use support networks, and have had greater use of healthy outlets.
I am a Licensed Psychologist offering services that may meet your needs. If you are dealing with tough life problems, mental illness, grief, or temporary distress- individual therapy might be the way to go. We will work to enhance your self discovery and receive guidance and support in changing your life situation. My previous patients have spoken about increased clarity, better relationships & work, improved decision-making skills, and enhanced coping skills. Children who I have worked with have increased their understanding of changes in their families, have learned to use support networks, and have had greater use of healthy outlets.
(917) 473-9656 View (917) 473-9656
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Shantia Geralds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Making the decision to take control over your mental health, can feel very empowering, yet, can bring forth many thoughts of uncertainty. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 + years’ experience in the field of Behavioral Health and Substance Use, I am here to assist you in beginning your journey to becoming your best self! Together, we will break down barriers that prevent you from achieving your desired goals, and identify strategies that will help you live life purposefully.
Making the decision to take control over your mental health, can feel very empowering, yet, can bring forth many thoughts of uncertainty. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 + years’ experience in the field of Behavioral Health and Substance Use, I am here to assist you in beginning your journey to becoming your best self! Together, we will break down barriers that prevent you from achieving your desired goals, and identify strategies that will help you live life purposefully.
(516) 884-9977 View (516) 884-9977
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Free Your Mind Services LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, MHC
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Greetings, I'm Brandon Alfred, and through my own life's journey, I've come to realize no one should should handle life's challenges alone. We all encounter struggles that can feel daunting, and it's during these times that seeking support becomes truly meaningful. Sometimes, we encounter a space in our lives where even the simplest tasks can transform into difficult hurdles. Whether you're grappling with feelings of sadness or navigating the weight of depression, feeling overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, facing complexities within romantic relationships, searching for your life's purpose, you've arrived at a place of understanding.
Greetings, I'm Brandon Alfred, and through my own life's journey, I've come to realize no one should should handle life's challenges alone. We all encounter struggles that can feel daunting, and it's during these times that seeking support becomes truly meaningful. Sometimes, we encounter a space in our lives where even the simplest tasks can transform into difficult hurdles. Whether you're grappling with feelings of sadness or navigating the weight of depression, feeling overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, facing complexities within romantic relationships, searching for your life's purpose, you've arrived at a place of understanding.
(347) 609-7924 View (347) 609-7924
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Encouraging The Courage
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty co-parenting your child? Oftentimes, when we think of children, we think of family, partnership, and forever. Unfortunately, there are many factors that attribute to the separation of two adults which can result in the hardship of communication. Communication is necessary to continue to parent effectively where the child/ren can feel safe, secure, and most importantly loved with the absence of the parents personal contentions.
Are you having difficulty co-parenting your child? Oftentimes, when we think of children, we think of family, partnership, and forever. Unfortunately, there are many factors that attribute to the separation of two adults which can result in the hardship of communication. Communication is necessary to continue to parent effectively where the child/ren can feel safe, secure, and most importantly loved with the absence of the parents personal contentions.
(516) 226-7027 View (516) 226-7027
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Julia Berger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Woodmere, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Telehealth appointments available! Whether you’re facing life transitions (going away to college, change of a job or career, parenting, divorce, chronic illness, aging), dealing with depression or anxiety, or working to find peace and purpose in your life, I will support you in a warm, accepting and collaborative manner. I help by using a combination of therapeutic approaches to help you develop insight into your challenges while developing more effective ways to cope. Together, we will work on tackling unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
Telehealth appointments available! Whether you’re facing life transitions (going away to college, change of a job or career, parenting, divorce, chronic illness, aging), dealing with depression or anxiety, or working to find peace and purpose in your life, I will support you in a warm, accepting and collaborative manner. I help by using a combination of therapeutic approaches to help you develop insight into your challenges while developing more effective ways to cope. Together, we will work on tackling unhelpful thoughts and behavior patterns that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.
(516) 289-0106 View (516) 289-0106
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Samantha Zarou
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
I work best with young adults struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management. I look to help clients process their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, create a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves, and ultimately develop self-compassion, relief from symptoms, and positive change. I work collaboratively with clients to identify both positive and negative patterns or areas for potential growth in their lives, create goals for themselves and improve at their own pace.
I work best with young adults struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, life transitions, and stress management. I look to help clients process their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, create a deeper awareness and understanding of themselves, and ultimately develop self-compassion, relief from symptoms, and positive change. I work collaboratively with clients to identify both positive and negative patterns or areas for potential growth in their lives, create goals for themselves and improve at their own pace.
(516) 844-3962 View (516) 844-3962
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Smadar Prager - Relationship Expert Psychotherapist
CGP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valley Stream, NY 11581
If you are interested in improving your marriage, relationship, parenting, or your self - you arrived to the right place. My goal is to be a partner to your journey, to the change you wish to make in your life, and to help you move forward, happier, more aware, and more complete with yourself, your family or your better half. My therapeutic approach concentrates on short-term treatment and emphasizes on a more open, mutual relationship. Our first phone conversation will be a short complimentary consultation, in which you'll be able to ask me anything about the process or about me.
If you are interested in improving your marriage, relationship, parenting, or your self - you arrived to the right place. My goal is to be a partner to your journey, to the change you wish to make in your life, and to help you move forward, happier, more aware, and more complete with yourself, your family or your better half. My therapeutic approach concentrates on short-term treatment and emphasizes on a more open, mutual relationship. Our first phone conversation will be a short complimentary consultation, in which you'll be able to ask me anything about the process or about me.
(917) 563-4413 View (917) 563-4413
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Leslyn Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Has it become increasingly difficult to find meaning in your life? Are you constantly asking yourself how did I get here or where do I go from here? You are not alone. In today’s challenging times, it can often feel overwhelming to motivate yourself to face life, complete tasks or even get out of bed. Taking the first step, although challenging, can be the opportunity that you need towards finding the answers to internal questions, healing past and present pain, finding strategies for coping, learning who you are, where you want to go, and ultimately finding the courage to embrace your true self.
Has it become increasingly difficult to find meaning in your life? Are you constantly asking yourself how did I get here or where do I go from here? You are not alone. In today’s challenging times, it can often feel overwhelming to motivate yourself to face life, complete tasks or even get out of bed. Taking the first step, although challenging, can be the opportunity that you need towards finding the answers to internal questions, healing past and present pain, finding strategies for coping, learning who you are, where you want to go, and ultimately finding the courage to embrace your true self.
(631) 759-8507 View (631) 759-8507
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Valley Stream, NY 11581
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(516) 219-0067 View (516) 219-0067

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Number of Therapists in 11581

30+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in 11581 who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
86% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Family Conflict
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
78% Aetna
74% Oxford

How Therapists in 11581 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
31% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11581?

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.