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Jacqueline Weiner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a marriage and family therapist that believes therapy is something that happens with you, not to you. My style is one that is collaborative, transparent, patient, compassionate, insight oriented, emotionally focused and strength-based. I have experience working with all ages but have focused the majority of my practice on working with adult professionals, college students, couples, and parents.
I am a marriage and family therapist that believes therapy is something that happens with you, not to you. My style is one that is collaborative, transparent, patient, compassionate, insight oriented, emotionally focused and strength-based. I have experience working with all ages but have focused the majority of my practice on working with adult professionals, college students, couples, and parents.
(315) 949-0451 View (315) 949-0451
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Meghan Conway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Life can be difficult for a variety of reasons whether it's stress from school, friends, family or how we feel day to day. I'm passionate about helping you find the best version of yourself and helping you navigate through stressful moments.
Life can be difficult for a variety of reasons whether it's stress from school, friends, family or how we feel day to day. I'm passionate about helping you find the best version of yourself and helping you navigate through stressful moments.
(315) 501-0378 View (315) 501-0378
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Nicole McDonald
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
Taking new patients! I am pleased you found my private teletherapy website. Reaching out takes courage and I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin our journey together. I have years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples.
Taking new patients! I am pleased you found my private teletherapy website. Reaching out takes courage and I look forward to hearing from you so we can begin our journey together. I have years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples.
(315) 896-3443 View (315) 896-3443
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Marcus Lacey Smith
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
“You cannot swim for new horizons, until you have courage to lose sight of the shore” - William Faulkner. Life can offer many challenges, there is nothing to be said that these need to be experienced without support. My name is Marcus Smith and I am a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I offer therapy for those ready for change. My mission is to offer an environment to outline the areas you are challenged by, and work collaboratively on solutions together. The treatment I offer will be tailored to your needs. The emphasis will be on your goals and how you wish to accomplish them.
“You cannot swim for new horizons, until you have courage to lose sight of the shore” - William Faulkner. Life can offer many challenges, there is nothing to be said that these need to be experienced without support. My name is Marcus Smith and I am a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I offer therapy for those ready for change. My mission is to offer an environment to outline the areas you are challenged by, and work collaboratively on solutions together. The treatment I offer will be tailored to your needs. The emphasis will be on your goals and how you wish to accomplish them.
(315) 873-3681 View (315) 873-3681
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Edie Patterson Brown
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Choosing to begin therapy is a wise and wonderful step in the direction of healing wounds and belief systems which may be holding you back. Together, we will collaborate to help you unearth your true self and discover the most beneficial strategies and skills for you to actively pursue and practice living the life you desire. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in relationships, life transitions, supporting business and helping professionals, trauma, anxiety, grief, sexuality, OCD, confidence building and spirituality.
Choosing to begin therapy is a wise and wonderful step in the direction of healing wounds and belief systems which may be holding you back. Together, we will collaborate to help you unearth your true self and discover the most beneficial strategies and skills for you to actively pursue and practice living the life you desire. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in relationships, life transitions, supporting business and helping professionals, trauma, anxiety, grief, sexuality, OCD, confidence building and spirituality.
(315) 667-1769 View (315) 667-1769
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Rachael Lynn Teneyck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Not accepting new clients
I have a passion for working with individuals struggling with life changes and mental health. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have 25 years experience working as a therapist in various counseling, school, and mental health environments. I provide individual and family therapy to adolescents, young adults/college age, and adults in a supportive, safe, environment. My goal is to meet individuals where they are at currently and help each person to formulate a plan on where they would like to be.
I have a passion for working with individuals struggling with life changes and mental health. As a licensed clinical social worker, I have 25 years experience working as a therapist in various counseling, school, and mental health environments. I provide individual and family therapy to adolescents, young adults/college age, and adults in a supportive, safe, environment. My goal is to meet individuals where they are at currently and help each person to formulate a plan on where they would like to be.
(315) 398-5166 View (315) 398-5166
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WellBeing CNY Neurofeedback Therapy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Hello, I am Christine Tyrrell Baker, PhD and I am the founder of WellBeing CNY. We specialize in working with people who feel stuck and want to try a new approach. People benefit from our services who are feeling fearful, overwhelmed, on edge, helpless, hopeless, or tired. They may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or symptoms of PTSD which persist despite many attempts at treatment. They may notice stress-related symptoms in their bodies. We specialize in working with adults and adolescents to become better at coping with the stress in their lives.
Hello, I am Christine Tyrrell Baker, PhD and I am the founder of WellBeing CNY. We specialize in working with people who feel stuck and want to try a new approach. People benefit from our services who are feeling fearful, overwhelmed, on edge, helpless, hopeless, or tired. They may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or symptoms of PTSD which persist despite many attempts at treatment. They may notice stress-related symptoms in their bodies. We specialize in working with adults and adolescents to become better at coping with the stress in their lives.
(315) 231-6032 View (315) 231-6032
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Douglas Goldschmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR, PhD
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Not accepting new clients
I believe that therapy can develop non-judgmental awareness of what is in the present, of thoughts and feelings that are based on conditioned reactions from the past, and of the ability to then cultivate the inner freedom that allows each client to move into a future grounded in experience and directed at a positive and compassionate understanding of self and others. Developing the ability to be aware is a practice that each client learns and practices according to their presenting needs, interests, and learning styles. There is no ideal client, there is only the commitment to practice awareness and find freedom from the past.
I believe that therapy can develop non-judgmental awareness of what is in the present, of thoughts and feelings that are based on conditioned reactions from the past, and of the ability to then cultivate the inner freedom that allows each client to move into a future grounded in experience and directed at a positive and compassionate understanding of self and others. Developing the ability to be aware is a practice that each client learns and practices according to their presenting needs, interests, and learning styles. There is no ideal client, there is only the commitment to practice awareness and find freedom from the past.
(315) 805-4194 View (315) 805-4194
Photo of Cecelia Maalouf, Art Therapist in 13066, NY
Cecelia Maalouf
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Do you struggle with an anxiety that affects your relationships, work, and day to day ability to function? Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to work or setting boundaries? Do you wonder if life should feel better? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it can get better.
Do you struggle with an anxiety that affects your relationships, work, and day to day ability to function? Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed by the thought of going to work or setting boundaries? Do you wonder if life should feel better? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it can get better.
(680) 204-7045 View (680) 204-7045
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Kelly Lynn Price
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor who specializes in working with trauma and eating disorders . Trauma leaves a living legacy that can stay with you long after the trauma is over and I can help you live a life free from that legacy. I do so utilizing a parts model approach to therapy called Trauma Informed Stabilization in combination with EMDR . I also have a specialty of working with eating disorders with a health at every size approach. We work to understand the disordered eating pattern, develop tools and resources to target the symptoms of the. disorder and get to the core issue behind. I work with adults of all ages.
I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor who specializes in working with trauma and eating disorders . Trauma leaves a living legacy that can stay with you long after the trauma is over and I can help you live a life free from that legacy. I do so utilizing a parts model approach to therapy called Trauma Informed Stabilization in combination with EMDR . I also have a specialty of working with eating disorders with a health at every size approach. We work to understand the disordered eating pattern, develop tools and resources to target the symptoms of the. disorder and get to the core issue behind. I work with adults of all ages.
(315) 595-5183 View (315) 595-5183
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Maelea vonHunke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, PLLC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life. Whether you’re new to therapy or have tried treatment before, I’m here to help you. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist who specializing in treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my great joy to meet with new clients and join them on their path of self discovery and healing.
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life. Whether you’re new to therapy or have tried treatment before, I’m here to help you. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist who specializing in treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my great joy to meet with new clients and join them on their path of self discovery and healing.
(680) 201-8985 View (680) 201-8985
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Jeanette S Angeloro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Accepting New Clients. Authentic, respectful, accepting: I offer a therapeutic relationship and evidence-based treatment to help you live your best life. I believe that unresolved issues and problems have the power to control the direction of our lives and cause real pain. This pain can take the form of depression, anxiety, trouble regulating emotion, sleep problems and poor self esteem. Problems in relationships as well as coming to terms with loss can often be the hardest ones. Difficulties at work and questioning career choice are other important areas of our life that can be negatively effected.
Accepting New Clients. Authentic, respectful, accepting: I offer a therapeutic relationship and evidence-based treatment to help you live your best life. I believe that unresolved issues and problems have the power to control the direction of our lives and cause real pain. This pain can take the form of depression, anxiety, trouble regulating emotion, sleep problems and poor self esteem. Problems in relationships as well as coming to terms with loss can often be the hardest ones. Difficulties at work and questioning career choice are other important areas of our life that can be negatively effected.
(315) 279-3069 View (315) 279-3069
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Aaron Max Klein
Counselor, LMHC, CASACMC, SEP™
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
Does no one gets how anxious, frustrated or checked out you feel? It's so hard to be misunderstood. Trauma, family pressure, relationship issues; these things can have you stuck in a cycle of unhappiness. These experiences may even have you anxious, depressed and seeking relief through using substances. You’ve tried everything you can to address issues on your own. You want someone to actually help you. Despite it being hard, you're willing to ask for help. I want you to know that you can feel more connected, whole, energized and fulfilled. I am dedicated to helping you, using somatic therapy to link the mind, body and spirit.
Does no one gets how anxious, frustrated or checked out you feel? It's so hard to be misunderstood. Trauma, family pressure, relationship issues; these things can have you stuck in a cycle of unhappiness. These experiences may even have you anxious, depressed and seeking relief through using substances. You’ve tried everything you can to address issues on your own. You want someone to actually help you. Despite it being hard, you're willing to ask for help. I want you to know that you can feel more connected, whole, energized and fulfilled. I am dedicated to helping you, using somatic therapy to link the mind, body and spirit.
(315) 784-4129 View (315) 784-4129
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Katie McBeth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
I am currently accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth therapy. I understand how difficult it can be for some to ask for help. Whether you're considering entering therapy for the first time, or have prior experience, the first priority is on developing a sense of safety in the therapy session. Once a trusting connection is developed, I allow the client to identify their own goals. I believe therapy is about change, but the type of change we work toward and the pace with which we work, is determined by the client. I provide support and guidance in this process.
I am currently accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth therapy. I understand how difficult it can be for some to ask for help. Whether you're considering entering therapy for the first time, or have prior experience, the first priority is on developing a sense of safety in the therapy session. Once a trusting connection is developed, I allow the client to identify their own goals. I believe therapy is about change, but the type of change we work toward and the pace with which we work, is determined by the client. I provide support and guidance in this process.
(680) 201-5612 View (680) 201-5612
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ACS Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, MA, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Life can be incredibly difficult and even tragic at times. Abrupt transitions; mental and physical illness; even a simple lack of direction can all constitute overwhelming obstacles. We often find ourselves needing an outside perspective and a supportive environment to sort through our jumbled thoughts and emotions. Mental Health Counseling can provide this. Since 2016, I have been treating anxiety, panic, OCD, trauma, and life-transition related issues. I also offer EMDR which is an advanced methodology for resolving adverse life events which may still be producing negative after effects.
Life can be incredibly difficult and even tragic at times. Abrupt transitions; mental and physical illness; even a simple lack of direction can all constitute overwhelming obstacles. We often find ourselves needing an outside perspective and a supportive environment to sort through our jumbled thoughts and emotions. Mental Health Counseling can provide this. Since 2016, I have been treating anxiety, panic, OCD, trauma, and life-transition related issues. I also offer EMDR which is an advanced methodology for resolving adverse life events which may still be producing negative after effects.
(315) 737-1480 View (315) 737-1480
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Kristine Anne Kinsella Zettler - Telehealth Svcs
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer gentle, client-focused therapeutic services where your needs are honored as we process through your most pressing concerns. I have an eclectic approach, with a strong focus on anxiety, trauma and depression. I work with individuals, couples and families in a supportive, sensitive and compassionate way that supports your dignity and autonomy. I invite you to be an agent of your own healing process and to incorporate other methods of wellness that fit for you. I celebrate your individuality while recognizing the importance of the greater systems that impact you; your family, community, work life and spiritual observances.
I offer gentle, client-focused therapeutic services where your needs are honored as we process through your most pressing concerns. I have an eclectic approach, with a strong focus on anxiety, trauma and depression. I work with individuals, couples and families in a supportive, sensitive and compassionate way that supports your dignity and autonomy. I invite you to be an agent of your own healing process and to incorporate other methods of wellness that fit for you. I celebrate your individuality while recognizing the importance of the greater systems that impact you; your family, community, work life and spiritual observances.
(315) 400-4584 View (315) 400-4584
Restoration Psychiatry
MD, MRCPSYC, MSc, FACL, ACSM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
We offer non-invasive Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a state of the art treatment for depression, anxiety and OCD. We will work with your insurance company to get you authorized. You only need to focus on your restoration. At Upstate Professional Center (UPC), we proudly supports a rich collection of counselors and healers that includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioner, social workers, therapists, acupuncturist, physiologist, and massage therapist.
We offer non-invasive Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a state of the art treatment for depression, anxiety and OCD. We will work with your insurance company to get you authorized. You only need to focus on your restoration. At Upstate Professional Center (UPC), we proudly supports a rich collection of counselors and healers that includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioner, social workers, therapists, acupuncturist, physiologist, and massage therapist.
(315) 544-3621 View (315) 544-3621
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Michael J Heath
Counselor, LMHC, AAPC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066  (Online Only)
Hi. Since 1978 I've help individuals and couples with communication,stress, depression, sex, affairs, pornography, PTSD. My comprehensive approach to counseling integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of life in a way which not only treats painful symptoms but also heals the underlying emotional wounds. I believe that empathic listening without judging is the foundation of emotinal healing.Therapy is a process of gaining a wider perspective which reveals how past trauma are connected to present problems.Greater mindfulness reveals how old, problematic response patterns can be discarded and replaced by new and better ones.
Hi. Since 1978 I've help individuals and couples with communication,stress, depression, sex, affairs, pornography, PTSD. My comprehensive approach to counseling integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of life in a way which not only treats painful symptoms but also heals the underlying emotional wounds. I believe that empathic listening without judging is the foundation of emotinal healing.Therapy is a process of gaining a wider perspective which reveals how past trauma are connected to present problems.Greater mindfulness reveals how old, problematic response patterns can be discarded and replaced by new and better ones.
(315) 565-6140 View (315) 565-6140
Photo of Vanessa Watts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 13066, NY
Vanessa Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA , LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fayetteville, NY 13066
“What are we here for, if not for each other” ~ Siddiq. As a global crisis changes life as we know it, we are in uncharted territory. Discomfort, vulnerability, fear and anger are normal responses to an abnormal situation. You may be feeling alienated, anxious, isolated, frustrated, depressed, and stressed. Individually and as a society we are grieving the loss of what was “normal” as we adjust to the oft-mentioned “new normal”, and we do not yet know what the future holds. You may be grieving the loss of face-to-face social connection, a sense of safety, financial security, or—even worse—the loss of loved ones. You are not alone.
“What are we here for, if not for each other” ~ Siddiq. As a global crisis changes life as we know it, we are in uncharted territory. Discomfort, vulnerability, fear and anger are normal responses to an abnormal situation. You may be feeling alienated, anxious, isolated, frustrated, depressed, and stressed. Individually and as a society we are grieving the loss of what was “normal” as we adjust to the oft-mentioned “new normal”, and we do not yet know what the future holds. You may be grieving the loss of face-to-face social connection, a sense of safety, financial security, or—even worse—the loss of loved ones. You are not alone.
(315) 509-1294 View (315) 509-1294
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Alexa Dickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Life is not always easy, and often feels unfair. Whether you are suffering with depression, difficulty adjusting to change or struggling with an eating disorder, I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Acceptance and change take courage, and nothing is harder than asking for help - but if you are searching for a therapist, then you have taken that first step towards healing and moving forward.
Life is not always easy, and often feels unfair. Whether you are suffering with depression, difficulty adjusting to change or struggling with an eating disorder, I believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Acceptance and change take courage, and nothing is harder than asking for help - but if you are searching for a therapist, then you have taken that first step towards healing and moving forward.
(315) 535-6803 View (315) 535-6803

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 13066

90+

Average cost per session

$142

Therapists in 13066 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
84% Coping Skills
82% Depression
73% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aetna
52% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
45% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 13066 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 13066?

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.