Therapists in 11751

Photo of Aleicia Alexander, Pre-Licensed Professional in 11751, NY
Aleicia Alexander
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MHC-LP, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
Welcome! Are you seeking a life full of passion, joy, and meaning? Do you wish to feel loved, accepted, and valued? If you're in a relationship, do you desire more excitement and a stronger emotional bond with your partner? If yes, let me help you steer your life towards believing in yourself, achieving your dreams, and enhancing your love life. I am here to support you throughout your journey. As a clinician, I provide an environment of acceptance, a non-judgmental attitude, compassion, and humor.
Welcome! Are you seeking a life full of passion, joy, and meaning? Do you wish to feel loved, accepted, and valued? If you're in a relationship, do you desire more excitement and a stronger emotional bond with your partner? If yes, let me help you steer your life towards believing in yourself, achieving your dreams, and enhancing your love life. I am here to support you throughout your journey. As a clinician, I provide an environment of acceptance, a non-judgmental attitude, compassion, and humor.
(631) 250-5482 View (631) 250-5482
Photo of Courtney Houlihan, Licensed Master Social Worker in 11751, NY
Courtney Houlihan
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, C-SSWS
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
While developing our therapeutic relationship, my goal is to help you gain self-awareness and develop the skills needed to be your own best support system. As a licensed social worker my goal is to use my skills and prior experience to treat each client with specific goals in mind. I have several years of experience working with school aged to college aged clients, ages 5-25. This work has been within the school and clinical setting. I work with you or your child to determine the best therapeutic approach to address life stressors in order to develop the different tools to help take control of your life.
While developing our therapeutic relationship, my goal is to help you gain self-awareness and develop the skills needed to be your own best support system. As a licensed social worker my goal is to use my skills and prior experience to treat each client with specific goals in mind. I have several years of experience working with school aged to college aged clients, ages 5-25. This work has been within the school and clinical setting. I work with you or your child to determine the best therapeutic approach to address life stressors in order to develop the different tools to help take control of your life.
(631) 825-8342 View (631) 825-8342
Photo of Courtney Gonzalez, Licensed Master Social Worker in 11751, NY
Courtney Gonzalez
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, CSSW
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
While developing our therapeutic relationship, my goal is to help you gain self-awareness and develop the skills needed to be your own best support system. As a licensed social worker my goal is to use my skills and prior experience to treat each client with specific goals in mind. I have several years of experience working with school aged to college aged clients, ages 5-25. This work has been within the school and clinical setting. I work with you or your child to determine the best therapeutic approach to address life stressors in order to develop the different tools to help take control of your life.
While developing our therapeutic relationship, my goal is to help you gain self-awareness and develop the skills needed to be your own best support system. As a licensed social worker my goal is to use my skills and prior experience to treat each client with specific goals in mind. I have several years of experience working with school aged to college aged clients, ages 5-25. This work has been within the school and clinical setting. I work with you or your child to determine the best therapeutic approach to address life stressors in order to develop the different tools to help take control of your life.
(631) 540-2085 View (631) 540-2085
Photo of Alexa Stern, Mental Health Counselor in 11751, NY
Alexa Stern
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MSEd, CASAC-M
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
You begin to heal when you feel heard and understood. You are unique; no one is you, and that’s your greatest power. YOU are in control, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone! Life can be overwhelming and difficult to manage at times, choosing to face challenges and work on yourself can be scary. It takes creativity, courage, and self-awareness to make healthy changes. Working in a non-judgmental and empathetic environment with a positive therapeutic connection can help you tap into your own ability to explore and overcome the challenges in your life.
You begin to heal when you feel heard and understood. You are unique; no one is you, and that’s your greatest power. YOU are in control, but that doesn’t mean you have to do it alone! Life can be overwhelming and difficult to manage at times, choosing to face challenges and work on yourself can be scary. It takes creativity, courage, and self-awareness to make healthy changes. Working in a non-judgmental and empathetic environment with a positive therapeutic connection can help you tap into your own ability to explore and overcome the challenges in your life.
(631) 518-3007 View (631) 518-3007
Photo of LifeWorks Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in 11751, NY
LifeWorks Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
4 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
LifeWorks is our community's top resource for relationship therapy, individual counseling and behavior intervention. We are a finely tuned, All Specialist Practice where each of our clinicians has an area of expertise from which they work. We believe that you want and need highly trained clinicians involved in your care, especially when the well-being of your family is at stake. If you are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Recovery, Grief/Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties, Child Behavior Issues or Teen Issues, we have a specialist on site who has devoted their career to your area of need.
LifeWorks is our community's top resource for relationship therapy, individual counseling and behavior intervention. We are a finely tuned, All Specialist Practice where each of our clinicians has an area of expertise from which they work. We believe that you want and need highly trained clinicians involved in your care, especially when the well-being of your family is at stake. If you are struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Recovery, Grief/Bereavement, Relationship Difficulties, Child Behavior Issues or Teen Issues, we have a specialist on site who has devoted their career to your area of need.
(631) 904-7539 View (631) 904-7539
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Dominique Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
Firstly, I want to congratulate you for taking the initiative to seek out treatment for the challenges that you are experiencing. Mental health often has a stigma associated with it; however, it is just as important as your medical health. Together as a team we can challenge any irritational thoughts, develop healthy coping tools, develop a self-care regimen, improve interpersonal relationships and learn how to set boundaries.
Firstly, I want to congratulate you for taking the initiative to seek out treatment for the challenges that you are experiencing. Mental health often has a stigma associated with it; however, it is just as important as your medical health. Together as a team we can challenge any irritational thoughts, develop healthy coping tools, develop a self-care regimen, improve interpersonal relationships and learn how to set boundaries.
(631) 237-9423 View (631) 237-9423
Photo of Samantha Burke in 11751, NY
Samantha Burke
MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
Not accepting new clients
Are you looking to expand your understanding of yourself, learn how to communicate effectively, to better your relationships with yourself and others, need effective coping methods or ways to decrease your anxiety and depression? Your mental health is not something to "work on later" or neglect. Its never too late to reach out! You come first, make your mental health your priority!
Are you looking to expand your understanding of yourself, learn how to communicate effectively, to better your relationships with yourself and others, need effective coping methods or ways to decrease your anxiety and depression? Your mental health is not something to "work on later" or neglect. Its never too late to reach out! You come first, make your mental health your priority!
(631) 825-7841 View (631) 825-7841
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Islip, NY 11751
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) 252-3126 View (516) 252-3126
Photo of Brian R Coyle, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 11751, NY
Brian R Coyle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
What do you truly want out of your life? Isn’t it time to stop accepting less and finally start finding a more purposeful and meaningful existence? I will help you gain awareness of the connection between your thoughts and emotions . Life is hard, and it’s important to learn emotional intelligence, while gaining acceptance to better understand ourselves and our relationships. Call me if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger, or having relationship issues . It takes courage to ask for help. The first step is sometimes the hardest. It’s important to honor yourself and strive to be the best version of you!
What do you truly want out of your life? Isn’t it time to stop accepting less and finally start finding a more purposeful and meaningful existence? I will help you gain awareness of the connection between your thoughts and emotions . Life is hard, and it’s important to learn emotional intelligence, while gaining acceptance to better understand ourselves and our relationships. Call me if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, anger, or having relationship issues . It takes courage to ask for help. The first step is sometimes the hardest. It’s important to honor yourself and strive to be the best version of you!
(631) 253-8245 View (631) 253-8245
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Jennifer Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
Welcome! Come in and make yourself comfortable. Tell me what's been on your mind? Life can be hard sometimes, I know. I believe that you deserve happiness and to be the best version of you through healing and acceptance. Let me help you with feelings of sadness, anxiety from work, rebuilding a healthy relationship with your spouse or friend or let's talk about that anger that doesn't go away. Do you need help with setting boundaries with family members? Perhaps you're looking for help with communication or how to be more assertive instead of passive. I will walk beside you as you take your first steps toward your healing journey.
Welcome! Come in and make yourself comfortable. Tell me what's been on your mind? Life can be hard sometimes, I know. I believe that you deserve happiness and to be the best version of you through healing and acceptance. Let me help you with feelings of sadness, anxiety from work, rebuilding a healthy relationship with your spouse or friend or let's talk about that anger that doesn't go away. Do you need help with setting boundaries with family members? Perhaps you're looking for help with communication or how to be more assertive instead of passive. I will walk beside you as you take your first steps toward your healing journey.
(631) 894-9370 View (631) 894-9370
Photo of Jill Rothar, Counselor in 11751, NY
Jill Rothar
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
Are you sick and tired of fighting with your spouse or your child? Do you hate the chaos your home seems to always be in? Living with conflict or communication difficulties with family members is exhausting. I can help. You don't have to feel hopeless anymore. As both a behavior specialist and relationship expert, I can help you (or your loved one) to find a better way. I provide evidence-based support to families impacted by a child's conduct problems. I also specialize in helping couples in all stages find their way back to peace and connection.
Are you sick and tired of fighting with your spouse or your child? Do you hate the chaos your home seems to always be in? Living with conflict or communication difficulties with family members is exhausting. I can help. You don't have to feel hopeless anymore. As both a behavior specialist and relationship expert, I can help you (or your loved one) to find a better way. I provide evidence-based support to families impacted by a child's conduct problems. I also specialize in helping couples in all stages find their way back to peace and connection.
(631) 651-1195 View (631) 651-1195
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Lindsay Wedell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
Choosing to begin therapy could be one of the most important decisions you make for yourself or your child; a decision that will enable you to learn how to manage the stress of your condition or circumstance, giving you the energy you need to pursue your goals and live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I provide a person centered approach, building on a persons strengths and incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness techniques. I can provide support and treatment with issues including anxiety, depression, relationship, and behavioral issues.
Choosing to begin therapy could be one of the most important decisions you make for yourself or your child; a decision that will enable you to learn how to manage the stress of your condition or circumstance, giving you the energy you need to pursue your goals and live a more satisfying and fulfilling life. I provide a person centered approach, building on a persons strengths and incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, positive psychology and mindfulness techniques. I can provide support and treatment with issues including anxiety, depression, relationship, and behavioral issues.
(631) 496-1591 View (631) 496-1591
Photo of Rachel Siehs, Counselor in 11751, NY
Rachel Siehs
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
I help young adults & adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, crises of meaning, relationship issues, life transitions, and struggles with grief & loss. Within a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I adopt an eclectic approach which includes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gestalt, Existential &Humanistic approaches using positive psychology and strengths-focus themes. I work with clients to foster self-acceptance, psychological flexibility, the management of strong emotions, and healthy relationships.
I help young adults & adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, crises of meaning, relationship issues, life transitions, and struggles with grief & loss. Within a warm and collaborative therapeutic relationship, I adopt an eclectic approach which includes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Gestalt, Existential &Humanistic approaches using positive psychology and strengths-focus themes. I work with clients to foster self-acceptance, psychological flexibility, the management of strong emotions, and healthy relationships.
(631) 859-7165 View (631) 859-7165
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Jacqueline Hermida
Counselor, PD, LMHC, C-IAYT
Verified
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
Welcome to our journey of healing and transformation at Tipi Healing House, LLC. Our private practice is dedicated to uplifting and empowering the women and men who seek our services to gain personal sovereignty and free themselves from historical conditioning. Our approach to human suffering has helped our clients alleviate deep emotional wounds, clear negative mental beliefs systems, release trapped energy and emotions in the body, and reconnect back to one's spiritual nature. We take an integrative whole-person approach to healing which naturally merges traditional psychological training with ancient wisdom & healing traditions.
Welcome to our journey of healing and transformation at Tipi Healing House, LLC. Our private practice is dedicated to uplifting and empowering the women and men who seek our services to gain personal sovereignty and free themselves from historical conditioning. Our approach to human suffering has helped our clients alleviate deep emotional wounds, clear negative mental beliefs systems, release trapped energy and emotions in the body, and reconnect back to one's spiritual nature. We take an integrative whole-person approach to healing which naturally merges traditional psychological training with ancient wisdom & healing traditions.
(631) 305-4908 View (631) 305-4908
Photo of April Masciana, LCSW Therapist & Life Coach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 11751, NY
April Masciana, LCSW Therapist & Life Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CLC
Verified
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you experiencing feelings of constant worry and fear? Are you feeling sad, lost or uncentered? Are you using negative self-talk and procrastinating on your goals? Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax and look at situations in a less frightening or threatening way.
Are you experiencing feelings of constant worry and fear? Are you feeling sad, lost or uncentered? Are you using negative self-talk and procrastinating on your goals? Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax and look at situations in a less frightening or threatening way.
(631) 793-9054 View (631) 793-9054
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Kristin Doran
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-M
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Kristin Doran and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. I am also a masters level CASAC and have 10 years experience supporting individuals living with dual diagnosis as well as substance use difficulties. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, issues surrounding self-esteem, maladaptive coping skills, stress management, in addition to life transitions and relationship issues.
Welcome! My name is Kristin Doran and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I hold a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. I am also a masters level CASAC and have 10 years experience supporting individuals living with dual diagnosis as well as substance use difficulties. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, issues surrounding self-esteem, maladaptive coping skills, stress management, in addition to life transitions and relationship issues.
(631) 837-2858 View (631) 837-2858
Photo of Janet S Amodie, Psy.D., Psychologist in 11751, NY
Janet S Amodie, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
Sometimes in life we experience overwhelming stress, anxiety or depression. Psychotherapy can help us realize that we can make through a difficult time. Whether it be an adjustment to getting older, marital problems, divorce, children moving out and on to college or just an overall "foggy" or "blah" feeling, psychotherapy can help. If you feel as if problems have become unmanageable on your own give a call.
Sometimes in life we experience overwhelming stress, anxiety or depression. Psychotherapy can help us realize that we can make through a difficult time. Whether it be an adjustment to getting older, marital problems, divorce, children moving out and on to college or just an overall "foggy" or "blah" feeling, psychotherapy can help. If you feel as if problems have become unmanageable on your own give a call.
(516) 980-4881 View (516) 980-4881
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Raising Hope Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
I have substantial experience in the treatment of addictive disorders, trauma and dual diagnosis with both adolescents and adults. I've been able to assist many people obtain and sustain their recovery so they can establish a healthy lifestyle, improve their relationships and effectively manage life on life's terms. By taking a person-centered approach, I can meet you where you are in your life and help you implement a plan to achieve your recovery emotionally, mentally and physically.
I have substantial experience in the treatment of addictive disorders, trauma and dual diagnosis with both adolescents and adults. I've been able to assist many people obtain and sustain their recovery so they can establish a healthy lifestyle, improve their relationships and effectively manage life on life's terms. By taking a person-centered approach, I can meet you where you are in your life and help you implement a plan to achieve your recovery emotionally, mentally and physically.
(516) 217-8603 View (516) 217-8603
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Anastasia Polar
LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Islip, NY 11751
Are turbulent emotions and constant unease steering your life off course? Imagine a journey where you reclaim control, unraveling the complexities of your thoughts and feelings. Let's embark on this transformative path together, creating a sanctuary for your emotions. Together, we'll unravel your triggers and craft a personalized roadmap to propel you forward. As you triumph over challenges, we'll celebrate every milestone, making each step a testament to your resilience. Embrace the power to shape your emotional landscape and pave the way for a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow.
Are turbulent emotions and constant unease steering your life off course? Imagine a journey where you reclaim control, unraveling the complexities of your thoughts and feelings. Let's embark on this transformative path together, creating a sanctuary for your emotions. Together, we'll unravel your triggers and craft a personalized roadmap to propel you forward. As you triumph over challenges, we'll celebrate every milestone, making each step a testament to your resilience. Embrace the power to shape your emotional landscape and pave the way for a brighter, more fulfilling tomorrow.
(516) 494-3092 View (516) 494-3092
Photo of Kathryn Lynch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 11751, NY
Kathryn Lynch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Islip, NY 11751
I believe that each individual is unique and therapy should be individualized to help you reach your full potential. Whether you are dealing with acute stress or ongoing issues I am here to help guide you through these difficult times. I offer a safe, stable and supportive environment that will help you reach your goals.
I believe that each individual is unique and therapy should be individualized to help you reach your full potential. Whether you are dealing with acute stress or ongoing issues I am here to help guide you through these difficult times. I offer a safe, stable and supportive environment that will help you reach your goals.

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Number of Therapists in 11751

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 11751 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
88% Coping Skills
86% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
60% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
82% Aetna
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 11751 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 11751?

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.