Therapists in 12601

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Michael Miano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
A successful therapeutic relationship will be supportive, empowering, positive, but also difficult, at times uncomfortable, and often challenging. We rarely find ourselves seeking therapy when everything is comfortable and going well; instead, we are feeling helpless, unlovable, angry, isolated, and stuck in situations without solutions. Things that once made sense no longer do, we are confused, fearful, and just want to feel better. Imagine not feeling so afraid, understanding how/where your thoughts come from, or just simply being able to be happy; these are the expectations of our work together.
A successful therapeutic relationship will be supportive, empowering, positive, but also difficult, at times uncomfortable, and often challenging. We rarely find ourselves seeking therapy when everything is comfortable and going well; instead, we are feeling helpless, unlovable, angry, isolated, and stuck in situations without solutions. Things that once made sense no longer do, we are confused, fearful, and just want to feel better. Imagine not feeling so afraid, understanding how/where your thoughts come from, or just simply being able to be happy; these are the expectations of our work together.
(845) 713-8236 View (845) 713-8236
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Debra Santora
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
."I belong, therefore I am." The sense of belonging has often been wounded, damaged or undeveloped. Initially in our family, later in school, with friends and at work. Through the process of exploration and self-searching, we can begin to let ourselves go. When we are kind, and less consumed by our own ego; the darkness of depression and anxiety have less of a hold and we can find freedom.
."I belong, therefore I am." The sense of belonging has often been wounded, damaged or undeveloped. Initially in our family, later in school, with friends and at work. Through the process of exploration and self-searching, we can begin to let ourselves go. When we are kind, and less consumed by our own ego; the darkness of depression and anxiety have less of a hold and we can find freedom.
(914) 827-5829 View (914) 827-5829
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Randall S Thomas
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Dr. Thomas is a licensed psychologist and graduate of the Gordon Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, the first graduate program in clinical psychology with an educational model devoted to the practicing clinician/psychotherapist. With pre- and post-doctoral experience and training in psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, he has practiced for over 30 years, working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual psychotherapy, as well as providing neuropsychological evaluations to identify the learning needs of children and young adults.
Dr. Thomas is a licensed psychologist and graduate of the Gordon Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University, the first graduate program in clinical psychology with an educational model devoted to the practicing clinician/psychotherapist. With pre- and post-doctoral experience and training in psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, he has practiced for over 30 years, working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual psychotherapy, as well as providing neuropsychological evaluations to identify the learning needs of children and young adults.
(845) 377-0655 View (845) 377-0655
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Megan Hawkins
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Waitlist for new clients
I often hear, "But other people have it worse," in an attempt to downplay our struggles and make things feel more manageable. While this mindset may be helpful at times, it also minimizes the importance of our current situation and dismisses our feelings. Whatever you are facing, if it's important to you it's also important to me. As a clinician with experience in multiple therapeutic settings, I have treated panic disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also have a special spot in my heart for grief and loss and earned a certification in Grief Therapy.
I often hear, "But other people have it worse," in an attempt to downplay our struggles and make things feel more manageable. While this mindset may be helpful at times, it also minimizes the importance of our current situation and dismisses our feelings. Whatever you are facing, if it's important to you it's also important to me. As a clinician with experience in multiple therapeutic settings, I have treated panic disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also have a special spot in my heart for grief and loss and earned a certification in Grief Therapy.
(845) 524-8031 View (845) 524-8031
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Kristen Martini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship issues? If you are reading this, you have already taken the first step to making positive changes in your life! Hello, my name is Kristen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am passionate about helping others navigate through challenges, especially those struggling with anxiety.
Are you currently experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship issues? If you are reading this, you have already taken the first step to making positive changes in your life! Hello, my name is Kristen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and I am passionate about helping others navigate through challenges, especially those struggling with anxiety.
(845) 681-2884 View (845) 681-2884
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Kaitlyn Devrous
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Maybe you woke up today & said, "shit, I really need to find a therapist." Maybe you've said that many mornings. You know that your past affects you, but you aren’t sure how. It leaks into different areas of your life - work, relationships, self-esteem... and it’s exhausting. You find yourself repeating the same cycles and wanting to stop, but yet you keep doing spinning. Maybe you feel stretched thin, overextending yourself to please yourself or others. You want to feel more at peace, to have better relationships, and to understand more about yourself. However, self-help podcasts and books have only taken you so far...
Maybe you woke up today & said, "shit, I really need to find a therapist." Maybe you've said that many mornings. You know that your past affects you, but you aren’t sure how. It leaks into different areas of your life - work, relationships, self-esteem... and it’s exhausting. You find yourself repeating the same cycles and wanting to stop, but yet you keep doing spinning. Maybe you feel stretched thin, overextending yourself to please yourself or others. You want to feel more at peace, to have better relationships, and to understand more about yourself. However, self-help podcasts and books have only taken you so far...
(845) 684-9193 View (845) 684-9193
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Anchored in Faith Counseling and Support Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Have you been managing chronic illness? Have you been feeling overwhelmed by multiple medical concerns, family issues, job related stressors, relationship concerns? Have you been feeling alone? Betrayed? Abandoned? As if no one cares? And where is God anyway? Does He really care about me? Have you been praying? Having a difficult time keeping the faith? Hope seems like an elusive thing? Let us talk. You are not alone. There are answers to all these questions and more. We will listen. We address issues such as sadness, loneliness, irritability, anger, guilt, unforgiveness, ruminating, sleep issues, appetite concerns, and more.
Have you been managing chronic illness? Have you been feeling overwhelmed by multiple medical concerns, family issues, job related stressors, relationship concerns? Have you been feeling alone? Betrayed? Abandoned? As if no one cares? And where is God anyway? Does He really care about me? Have you been praying? Having a difficult time keeping the faith? Hope seems like an elusive thing? Let us talk. You are not alone. There are answers to all these questions and more. We will listen. We address issues such as sadness, loneliness, irritability, anger, guilt, unforgiveness, ruminating, sleep issues, appetite concerns, and more.
(845) 456-6643 View (845) 456-6643
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Diane Light-Spiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
I like to think of myself as a seasoned clinician who has adapted and adjusted to the changing times. I am currently providing telehealth services only. I have evolved my craft toward a mindfully oriented practice which I combine with cognitive, behavioral and DBT techniques. My work supports adults (26+) going through their journey of radical acceptance focusing on those life changing events which can often cause emotional dysregulation.
I like to think of myself as a seasoned clinician who has adapted and adjusted to the changing times. I am currently providing telehealth services only. I have evolved my craft toward a mindfully oriented practice which I combine with cognitive, behavioral and DBT techniques. My work supports adults (26+) going through their journey of radical acceptance focusing on those life changing events which can often cause emotional dysregulation.
(914) 265-1008 View (914) 265-1008
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Joanna Jeffreys
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Do you have it all together on the outside, but inside you’re drowning? In anxiety, traumatic memories, self-doubt, stress in your relationships? Perhaps you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns, even though you know they aren’t doing you any good. You can break free. Confidence, self-compassion, healthy relationships, and healing are possible, and therapy can help.
Do you have it all together on the outside, but inside you’re drowning? In anxiety, traumatic memories, self-doubt, stress in your relationships? Perhaps you find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns, even though you know they aren’t doing you any good. You can break free. Confidence, self-compassion, healthy relationships, and healing are possible, and therapy can help.
(845) 382-8159 View (845) 382-8159
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Alexandra Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
I have clinical experience in various settings including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric ER, inpatient psychiatric units, and Personalization Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta and my Masters degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. My goal is to aid and support you through maneuvering life stressors and creating change.
I have clinical experience in various settings including individual psychotherapy, psychiatric ER, inpatient psychiatric units, and Personalization Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) program. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from SUNY Oneonta and my Masters degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. My goal is to aid and support you through maneuvering life stressors and creating change.
(845) 328-3474 View (845) 328-3474
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Howard S Susser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyone is an individual. Nobody is exactly like anyone else. By working together in a supportive, honest and respectful way, I will assist you in becoming more like the person you really are. You might know how you want to be and have trouble being that person or you might be unsure or confused. Hopelessness and fears get in the way of life satisfaction. My expertise is helping you to remove the barriers that prevent you from living a more complete and satisfying life.
Everyone is an individual. Nobody is exactly like anyone else. By working together in a supportive, honest and respectful way, I will assist you in becoming more like the person you really are. You might know how you want to be and have trouble being that person or you might be unsure or confused. Hopelessness and fears get in the way of life satisfaction. My expertise is helping you to remove the barriers that prevent you from living a more complete and satisfying life.
(845) 452-5498 View (845) 452-5498
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Dr. Richard D Reeves
Pastoral Counselor, HCChpln, CPsyD, PhD, MSc, LCCPC
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Many of us are dealing with life issues that limit, hinder and block our movement into better places internally, behaviorally and more. I have spent years helping people be and become their personal best. We all have the potential to grow, heal, recover, change and transform. Counseling and Psychotherapy helps in the process of achieving these life goals. People often need assistance at critical times in their lives. This is what my work is all about...helping people Identify the problem or issue, develop a plan of action and work to achieve goal. I believe, with real help, people can achieve greatness.
Many of us are dealing with life issues that limit, hinder and block our movement into better places internally, behaviorally and more. I have spent years helping people be and become their personal best. We all have the potential to grow, heal, recover, change and transform. Counseling and Psychotherapy helps in the process of achieving these life goals. People often need assistance at critical times in their lives. This is what my work is all about...helping people Identify the problem or issue, develop a plan of action and work to achieve goal. I believe, with real help, people can achieve greatness.
(845) 442-6463 View (845) 442-6463
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Tara Cocurullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Are you currently going through a major transition or struggling with anxiety, overthinking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or other life stressors? Are you looking for a relatable therapist with a modern approach to therapy? With the flexibility of telehealth, we can find a time to meet that works within your schedule so you can put your mental health as a priority. My goal is to make therapy relatable and approachable. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about these struggles and find the skills best suited to help you through these challenging times.
Are you currently going through a major transition or struggling with anxiety, overthinking, low self-esteem, relationship issues, or other life stressors? Are you looking for a relatable therapist with a modern approach to therapy? With the flexibility of telehealth, we can find a time to meet that works within your schedule so you can put your mental health as a priority. My goal is to make therapy relatable and approachable. I hope to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to talk about these struggles and find the skills best suited to help you through these challenging times.
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Atalia Lyte
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Look at you making steps toward being a better version of yourself! As your therapist, I will help further develop your voice and identity & understand how your experiences (both good and bad) shape you. Whether you want to feel less anxious or depressed, understand patterns in your relationships, or need an outlet to process, I am dedicated to meeting you where you are at. We will embrace the messy, identify moments of gratitude, challenge distortions getting in the way and learn new coping skills. My name is Atalia Lyte, LMHC and I look forward to being part of your journey to finding a better you.
Look at you making steps toward being a better version of yourself! As your therapist, I will help further develop your voice and identity & understand how your experiences (both good and bad) shape you. Whether you want to feel less anxious or depressed, understand patterns in your relationships, or need an outlet to process, I am dedicated to meeting you where you are at. We will embrace the messy, identify moments of gratitude, challenge distortions getting in the way and learn new coping skills. My name is Atalia Lyte, LMHC and I look forward to being part of your journey to finding a better you.
(845) 415-1266 View (845) 415-1266
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Jackie Osnato
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-I
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Waitlist for new clients
Having a compassionate guide on your journey to healing can make all the difference. I believe in the power of growth and resilience and the transformative nature of vulnerable action. As a counselor, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space for anyone navigating emotional complexities. I specialize in working with folks who have experienced complex trauma (c-PTSD). I approach therapy from a holistic perspective and use evidence-based modalities including DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, and CBT to promote self-awareness and help people build emotional connections in their life.
Having a compassionate guide on your journey to healing can make all the difference. I believe in the power of growth and resilience and the transformative nature of vulnerable action. As a counselor, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing space for anyone navigating emotional complexities. I specialize in working with folks who have experienced complex trauma (c-PTSD). I approach therapy from a holistic perspective and use evidence-based modalities including DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy, and CBT to promote self-awareness and help people build emotional connections in their life.
(845) 630-1009 View (845) 630-1009
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Michaela Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Welcome! My name is Michaela Murphy, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing therapy for almost 5 years. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, parents, & adults who want to make a change, but need the guidance and skillset to take control of their lives. I use an empathetic and strength-based approach to prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client to navigate meeting each individualized goal. Change starts from within, and I'm here to help you along the way!
Welcome! My name is Michaela Murphy, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing therapy for almost 5 years. I specialize in working with adolescents, families, parents, & adults who want to make a change, but need the guidance and skillset to take control of their lives. I use an empathetic and strength-based approach to prioritize building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client to navigate meeting each individualized goal. Change starts from within, and I'm here to help you along the way!
(347) 658-5645 View (347) 658-5645
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Meaghan Hughes-DeLuca
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you've been feeling stuck for a while, or are getting tired of knowing you're not at your best, it might be time to think about starting therapy. Many people know themselves enough to recognize that something is "off" and would benefit from talking through what they need to do to get to a better head space. You don't necessarily need a specific diagnosis or a specific goal in mind to know that you would like to start feeling better. Remember, "asking for help means you are strong enough to realize you deserve it."
If you've been feeling stuck for a while, or are getting tired of knowing you're not at your best, it might be time to think about starting therapy. Many people know themselves enough to recognize that something is "off" and would benefit from talking through what they need to do to get to a better head space. You don't necessarily need a specific diagnosis or a specific goal in mind to know that you would like to start feeling better. Remember, "asking for help means you are strong enough to realize you deserve it."
(845) 237-3066 View (845) 237-3066
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Megan Wright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Our office focuses on forensic psychology and primarily provide evaluation and assessment those with current or past legal issues related to family conflict, violence, trauma, substance abuse, or behavioral issues. Our office completes Court ordered family court evaluations.
Our office focuses on forensic psychology and primarily provide evaluation and assessment those with current or past legal issues related to family conflict, violence, trauma, substance abuse, or behavioral issues. Our office completes Court ordered family court evaluations.
(845) 653-3067 View (845) 653-3067
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Brendan Mahar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-I, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
As a counselor, my goal is to help you reach your potential and increase your fulfillment in life. I have been working in a counseling capacity for several years as a Credential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor - Trainee. Through these years, I have help hundreds of people work through barriers in their life that caused them set-backs, struggles, and suffering. My ideal client would be motivated to address the issues that are holding them back from having their best life. I work from office at Compass Wellness Associates in Poughkeepsie and remotely from Red Hook, NY.
As a counselor, my goal is to help you reach your potential and increase your fulfillment in life. I have been working in a counseling capacity for several years as a Credential Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor - Trainee. Through these years, I have help hundreds of people work through barriers in their life that caused them set-backs, struggles, and suffering. My ideal client would be motivated to address the issues that are holding them back from having their best life. I work from office at Compass Wellness Associates in Poughkeepsie and remotely from Red Hook, NY.
(845) 328-3149 View (845) 328-3149
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Jennifer Rosa
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are things in life that prevent us from moving forward, some of these things include anger, bitterness, thinking patterns or habits that keep us from change, unresolved pain, and feelings of hopelessness and fear. We often want to let go of these, but struggle to know how, or where to begin. If you are tired of feeling stuck, and desire growth and change, consider reaching out. Working with a counselor does not have to be a last-minute resort. I am here to facilitate your understanding of self and others. It takes courage to change and heal. Transformation happens from within, and I would love to aid you with that process.
There are things in life that prevent us from moving forward, some of these things include anger, bitterness, thinking patterns or habits that keep us from change, unresolved pain, and feelings of hopelessness and fear. We often want to let go of these, but struggle to know how, or where to begin. If you are tired of feeling stuck, and desire growth and change, consider reaching out. Working with a counselor does not have to be a last-minute resort. I am here to facilitate your understanding of self and others. It takes courage to change and heal. Transformation happens from within, and I would love to aid you with that process.
(845) 713-3915 View (845) 713-3915

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 12601

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 12601 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
74% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 12601 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 12601?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.