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Vishal Shah
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, numb, hopeless, or just curious - talking to someone can help. With the right therapist, you’ll learn to identify patterns in your thinking and behavior, improve moment-to-moment awareness and self-regulation, and deepen your understanding of the circumstances around your suffering - and eventually come to terms with them and/or change them altogether.
Whether you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, numb, hopeless, or just curious - talking to someone can help. With the right therapist, you’ll learn to identify patterns in your thinking and behavior, improve moment-to-moment awareness and self-regulation, and deepen your understanding of the circumstances around your suffering - and eventually come to terms with them and/or change them altogether.
(215) 346-7454 View (215) 346-7454
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Kealsey Beecham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I am a passionate therapist whose mission is to help you to achieve emotional wellness. As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve practiced therapy for over 7 years in a variety of settings. My therapeutic treatment modalities include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with an understanding of choosing from eclectic, appropriate modalities to meet the client’s needs. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
I am a passionate therapist whose mission is to help you to achieve emotional wellness. As a licensed clinical social worker, I’ve practiced therapy for over 7 years in a variety of settings. My therapeutic treatment modalities include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure and Solution Focused Brief Therapy with an understanding of choosing from eclectic, appropriate modalities to meet the client’s needs. I have experience treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses including: anxiety, depression, trauma, and bipolar disorder and substance abuse.
(215) 883-4896 View (215) 883-4896
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Katie Bank
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that things can get better. Through a warm and authentic style, we'll find a unique and individualized approach at a pace that feels right and matches your needs. Together our sessions will move you closer to your goals, work through emotions, prioritize what you value, and seek overall understanding and balance. I work mostly with adults and couples in counseling.
I want to help you feel supported and restore hope that things can get better. Through a warm and authentic style, we'll find a unique and individualized approach at a pace that feels right and matches your needs. Together our sessions will move you closer to your goals, work through emotions, prioritize what you value, and seek overall understanding and balance. I work mostly with adults and couples in counseling.
(267) 214-3270 View (267) 214-3270
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Pedro Molteni
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
I define myself as an IFS-informed EMDR therapist. I believe that therapy's main goal is to help us come to terms with our past and move on with our lives. What helped us adapt to our environment before, may be maladaptive now. We may experience stressful situations, and these situations may negatively impact the way we see ourselves, the way that we see others, the way that we see the world, and the way that we see our future. The good news is that with courage, curiosity, and introspection, we can change even the most deep-seated negative beliefs about ourselves and others; we can become aware of, and change the way we react.
I define myself as an IFS-informed EMDR therapist. I believe that therapy's main goal is to help us come to terms with our past and move on with our lives. What helped us adapt to our environment before, may be maladaptive now. We may experience stressful situations, and these situations may negatively impact the way we see ourselves, the way that we see others, the way that we see the world, and the way that we see our future. The good news is that with courage, curiosity, and introspection, we can change even the most deep-seated negative beliefs about ourselves and others; we can become aware of, and change the way we react.
(215) 486-0739 View (215) 486-0739
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Cara Blouin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143
When we see ourselves clearly, it's good for the people around us. Trying to live well and do right by others when we don't honestly know ourselves usually has unintended impacts. If you've been quick to help people, but reluctant to seek support for yourself, let's talk. I welcome people who are skeptical about therapy. It is very important to me to be affirming of all genders and expressions, and to be an active anti-racist ally.
When we see ourselves clearly, it's good for the people around us. Trying to live well and do right by others when we don't honestly know ourselves usually has unintended impacts. If you've been quick to help people, but reluctant to seek support for yourself, let's talk. I welcome people who are skeptical about therapy. It is very important to me to be affirming of all genders and expressions, and to be an active anti-racist ally.
(844) 946-2137 View (844) 946-2137
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Jenny Sandler Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Most of my clients have some form of anxiety or depression. Often this is related to a difficulty with their family, partner(s) or colleagues. They want to feel secure and strong in the world and have better relationships. They are looking for meaning, relief, and self awareness. I see a lot of clients who need help getting over a breakup or navigating ENM. I view my clients as whole and complex beings who deserve to get to the root of their issues instead of treating symptoms one by one.
Most of my clients have some form of anxiety or depression. Often this is related to a difficulty with their family, partner(s) or colleagues. They want to feel secure and strong in the world and have better relationships. They are looking for meaning, relief, and self awareness. I see a lot of clients who need help getting over a breakup or navigating ENM. I view my clients as whole and complex beings who deserve to get to the root of their issues instead of treating symptoms one by one.
(215) 608-1815 View (215) 608-1815
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Erika June Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling discouraged because you repeat the same ADHD patterns and don’t know how to change? Do you feel embarrassed when you measure time wrong and miss deadlines, procrastinate, or falter on commitments to friends and family? You are NOT alone. I’ve been there myself and I know how these patterns can leave you feeling ashamed, self-critical, or hopeless. Having an ADHD brain in a capitalist society is hard, and you need specialized support. Through a creative combination of education, support and healing, you can learn to befriend instead of battle yourself.
Have you been feeling discouraged because you repeat the same ADHD patterns and don’t know how to change? Do you feel embarrassed when you measure time wrong and miss deadlines, procrastinate, or falter on commitments to friends and family? You are NOT alone. I’ve been there myself and I know how these patterns can leave you feeling ashamed, self-critical, or hopeless. Having an ADHD brain in a capitalist society is hard, and you need specialized support. Through a creative combination of education, support and healing, you can learn to befriend instead of battle yourself.
(215) 398-6077 View (215) 398-6077
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Avia James
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Thank you so much for taking the time to review my profile! My name is Avia James, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. With over 10 years of experience, both in-person and online, I can confidently say, that my main goal is to help you feel that you've reached the right place! I believe that a successful therapy has a lot to do with the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, I strive to create a space that feels safe, non-judgmental and accommodating. Will it be your experience? There's only one way to find out! Hoping to see you soon!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review my profile! My name is Avia James, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. With over 10 years of experience, both in-person and online, I can confidently say, that my main goal is to help you feel that you've reached the right place! I believe that a successful therapy has a lot to do with the therapeutic relationship. Therefore, I strive to create a space that feels safe, non-judgmental and accommodating. Will it be your experience? There's only one way to find out! Hoping to see you soon!
(239) 429-0082 View (239) 429-0082
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Dr. Rachael Kerns
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Waitlist for new clients
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Through collaboration, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being. As a psychologist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. Through collaboration, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(612) 223-6702 View (612) 223-6702
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Frank Tisano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Therapy is a powerful tool of discovery that helps you see yourself, your relationships, and the world through new eyes. It is exercise for the mind that helps us become emotionally flexible and prepared to weather the storms that life inevitably brings. Usually things work, until they don’t. And people come to therapy when things have stopped working. Through careful and gentle inquiry, we can usually unravel what isn’t working, and help build a new way forward. Often the fit between therapist and patient is the big factor in therapy effectiveness. So, how you feel when you talk to the prospective therapist is an important guide.
Therapy is a powerful tool of discovery that helps you see yourself, your relationships, and the world through new eyes. It is exercise for the mind that helps us become emotionally flexible and prepared to weather the storms that life inevitably brings. Usually things work, until they don’t. And people come to therapy when things have stopped working. Through careful and gentle inquiry, we can usually unravel what isn’t working, and help build a new way forward. Often the fit between therapist and patient is the big factor in therapy effectiveness. So, how you feel when you talk to the prospective therapist is an important guide.
(215) 607-7862 View (215) 607-7862
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ARETE-E
MA, Psy
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
First, before we get into who we are as the ARETE-E Family/Team; it is our pleasure to thank you for honoring us by taking a moment to review our page. Welcome! Second, and most importantly, we would like to say congratulations for taking a major difficult step towards hopefully obtaining the support and peace you are seeking. Considering therapy is no easy task. It takes a lot of courage to mentally consider therapy, not to mention making intentional steps to connect with a therapist. As individuals, it is not meant for us to struggle with the daily social and emotional challenges we are confronted with, alone.
First, before we get into who we are as the ARETE-E Family/Team; it is our pleasure to thank you for honoring us by taking a moment to review our page. Welcome! Second, and most importantly, we would like to say congratulations for taking a major difficult step towards hopefully obtaining the support and peace you are seeking. Considering therapy is no easy task. It takes a lot of courage to mentally consider therapy, not to mention making intentional steps to connect with a therapist. As individuals, it is not meant for us to struggle with the daily social and emotional challenges we are confronted with, alone.
(267) 377-4031 View (267) 377-4031
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Emerson DiLuzio
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143
I believe that healing happens in relationship with others, and that therapy can be an excellent place to begin this practice. I know how tough it can be to have a rift in a romantic relationship, a friendship, or even in the relationship with ourselves. Additionally, I believe that trauma-informed, Queer affirming, and anti-racist methodologies are not only necessary but go hand-in-hand with radical growth. My primary focuses are on couples therapy, gender and sexuality, and folks struggling through rigid mindsets such as religious trauma and anxiety.
I believe that healing happens in relationship with others, and that therapy can be an excellent place to begin this practice. I know how tough it can be to have a rift in a romantic relationship, a friendship, or even in the relationship with ourselves. Additionally, I believe that trauma-informed, Queer affirming, and anti-racist methodologies are not only necessary but go hand-in-hand with radical growth. My primary focuses are on couples therapy, gender and sexuality, and folks struggling through rigid mindsets such as religious trauma and anxiety.
(267) 578-4318 View (267) 578-4318
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Ray Hessek
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
FOR OVER 18 YEARS, Ray Hessek has helped many people cope with a wide variety of psychological issues and life transitions. He has training from both The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia, and the EMDR International Association.
FOR OVER 18 YEARS, Ray Hessek has helped many people cope with a wide variety of psychological issues and life transitions. He has training from both The Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis, Gestalt Training Institute of Philadelphia, and the EMDR International Association.
(484) 214-2315 View (484) 214-2315
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Experiencing Eden, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
At Experiencing Eden, we realize how hard life can be and how difficult it can be to overcome pain from the past, current circumstances, and the uncertainties of the future. Contact us today and let's assess your needs, develop goals together and work towards inner healing and true transformation.
At Experiencing Eden, we realize how hard life can be and how difficult it can be to overcome pain from the past, current circumstances, and the uncertainties of the future. Contact us today and let's assess your needs, develop goals together and work towards inner healing and true transformation.
(877) 395-3635 View (877) 395-3635
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Emily Endres
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We've all found ways of surviving in an often chaotic and overwhelming world, but many of those survival strategies can lead us to feel out of control, disconnected or helpless. I am a somatic and trauma-trained therapist. I take a harm reduction approach. I aim to help you understand the ways your brain and body have learned to adapt and to illuminate new paths toward connection, self worth, agency and meaning. I believe that through nonjudgmental awareness, exploration and acceptance, our moment-to-moment experience shows us how to heal if we can learn to listen.
We've all found ways of surviving in an often chaotic and overwhelming world, but many of those survival strategies can lead us to feel out of control, disconnected or helpless. I am a somatic and trauma-trained therapist. I take a harm reduction approach. I aim to help you understand the ways your brain and body have learned to adapt and to illuminate new paths toward connection, self worth, agency and meaning. I believe that through nonjudgmental awareness, exploration and acceptance, our moment-to-moment experience shows us how to heal if we can learn to listen.
(215) 782-6108 View (215) 782-6108
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Alice Wang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MSEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
My work is grounded in compassion, curiosity, and connection. I come to clinical social work with a deeply held belief that all people are deserving of care and I have seen how a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship can offer support when that care has been challenged. I know that part of healing means acknowledging and working beyond the systems that have caused harm and that this involves actively employing an anti-oppressive lens that refuses to pathologize trauma survival. I understand my clients are the experts on their experiences and I am committed to creating a practice that affirms people of all backgrounds.
My work is grounded in compassion, curiosity, and connection. I come to clinical social work with a deeply held belief that all people are deserving of care and I have seen how a safe and collaborative therapeutic relationship can offer support when that care has been challenged. I know that part of healing means acknowledging and working beyond the systems that have caused harm and that this involves actively employing an anti-oppressive lens that refuses to pathologize trauma survival. I understand my clients are the experts on their experiences and I am committed to creating a practice that affirms people of all backgrounds.
(267) 651-5534 View (267) 651-5534
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Going Inward Wellness, LLC
MSEd
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
I truly believe the most rewarding journey is Inward. Through Going Inward Wellness, I offer people the opportunity to take off their cool in a safe space; together we work to peel back their labels, roles, vices and past hurts so that they may be fully present and seen. I work with clients to help them better manage stress; manage depression symptoms; manage anxiety; process life transitions; and process existential questions. In addition, I support clients grieving from from the loss of a loved one, the loss of a role or the loss of status.
I truly believe the most rewarding journey is Inward. Through Going Inward Wellness, I offer people the opportunity to take off their cool in a safe space; together we work to peel back their labels, roles, vices and past hurts so that they may be fully present and seen. I work with clients to help them better manage stress; manage depression symptoms; manage anxiety; process life transitions; and process existential questions. In addition, I support clients grieving from from the loss of a loved one, the loss of a role or the loss of status.
(215) 607-2459 View (215) 607-2459
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Teena Scott
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
My vision as a therapist is to help adolescents, adults, couples and families recognize that they have what it takes to promote their own evolution. Growth and change can be a challenge at times. My role is to support others to work towards their healing holistically; I help them to unpack the pain that exists and recognize the impact on their mind, body, spirit and relationships. t is my intention to break down barriers in areas related to relationships,divorce,infidelity, blending families, adoption, anxiety, depression, and racial inequity in such a way that my clients feel more connected to their own sense of purpose & value.
(215) 999-6175 View (215) 999-6175
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Upper Self LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143
The best way to describe my treatment approach: unconventional. There aren't very many life circumstances that I have not experienced; I do not judge. With me, you have a safe space to explore; a space to delve deep into the person you are now, how you became this person and who you wish to become. What is your dream life? Are your relationships fulfilling? What life do you want for your children? Why haven't you forgiven yourself? Lets talk; revisiting our pain is difficult but, necessary.
The best way to describe my treatment approach: unconventional. There aren't very many life circumstances that I have not experienced; I do not judge. With me, you have a safe space to explore; a space to delve deep into the person you are now, how you became this person and who you wish to become. What is your dream life? Are your relationships fulfilling? What life do you want for your children? Why haven't you forgiven yourself? Lets talk; revisiting our pain is difficult but, necessary.
(267) 762-1789 View (267) 762-1789
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Still Counseling, LLC (Roslyn Still)
PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19143  (Online Only)
You want to love and be loved, but something keeps getting in the way. That something is usually fear of being hurt again, fear of failing, and fear of not having the connection you truly desire. That fear is as old as you are, and it stained every attempt at intimacy and a loving relationship. You learned to over-function, to distract yourself, or to be overly accommodating to mask the fear, and no one sees the real you. Until now. You are ready to be seen. This time, you are ready to open yourself to love, but you need practical ways to move past the fear and release the joy and affection that you have to share with a partner.
You want to love and be loved, but something keeps getting in the way. That something is usually fear of being hurt again, fear of failing, and fear of not having the connection you truly desire. That fear is as old as you are, and it stained every attempt at intimacy and a loving relationship. You learned to over-function, to distract yourself, or to be overly accommodating to mask the fear, and no one sees the real you. Until now. You are ready to be seen. This time, you are ready to open yourself to love, but you need practical ways to move past the fear and release the joy and affection that you have to share with a partner.
(215) 515-5020 View (215) 515-5020

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 19143

100+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 19143 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
84% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
75% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
60% Stress
57% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Optum

How Therapists in 19143 see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
15% Non-Binary
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19143?

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.