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Kelly Merrick
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Hey there, I'm Kelly Merrick, A mental health counselor over at Rising Hope Therapy. With over 5 years of experience, I've had the incredible journey of working as a community-based therapist for children and youth in a higher level of care program. My heart is all about creating a warm and inviting space, especially for the little ones and young adults aged 5-18. I find immense joy in tailoring my approach to their unique needs, making sure every session feels like a safe haven for growth and understanding.
Hey there, I'm Kelly Merrick, A mental health counselor over at Rising Hope Therapy. With over 5 years of experience, I've had the incredible journey of working as a community-based therapist for children and youth in a higher level of care program. My heart is all about creating a warm and inviting space, especially for the little ones and young adults aged 5-18. I find immense joy in tailoring my approach to their unique needs, making sure every session feels like a safe haven for growth and understanding.
(302) 924-4429 View (302) 924-4429
Photo of Rebecca Leigh Roebke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19702, DE
Rebecca Leigh Roebke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
I specialize in working with children and families using strengths to overcome challenges. I have worked with children for over 15 years. My interest is in helping children with anxiety, depression, self esteem, behavioral issues and/or ADHD, and adjustment issues such as foster care placement and adoption. My goal is to empower families to make the necessary changes in order to create strong, loving environments where children can thrive.
I specialize in working with children and families using strengths to overcome challenges. I have worked with children for over 15 years. My interest is in helping children with anxiety, depression, self esteem, behavioral issues and/or ADHD, and adjustment issues such as foster care placement and adoption. My goal is to empower families to make the necessary changes in order to create strong, loving environments where children can thrive.
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Inspired Living - Therapy, Coaching & Consulting
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702  (Online Only)
I believe in our ability to change, grow, and live truly inspired lives. It can be so hard to find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried, & unable to manage your emotions. You start to feel helpless and out of control. Or maybe, you are highly critical of yourself...and sometimes others. You constantly compare yourself to others and usually fall short. You just can't seem to quiet that negative voice in your head. It seems to have taken over and it's causing problems in many areas of your life. At its worst, it even affects your relationships with those you hold most dear.
I believe in our ability to change, grow, and live truly inspired lives. It can be so hard to find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, worried, & unable to manage your emotions. You start to feel helpless and out of control. Or maybe, you are highly critical of yourself...and sometimes others. You constantly compare yourself to others and usually fall short. You just can't seem to quiet that negative voice in your head. It seems to have taken over and it's causing problems in many areas of your life. At its worst, it even affects your relationships with those you hold most dear.
(302) 455-2799 View (302) 455-2799
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Caren Sabol
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDBT
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
Hi! I currently have daytime availability for in-person appointments and I respond to all email requests within 24 business hours so please check your junk mail if you haven't heard from me. I work adults of all ages. My focus is on working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, life stress/transitions, executive functioning challenges, emotional dysregulation, or self-harm. I specialize in building rapport with recent graduates, college students, young adults and adults approaching midlife as we work through stressor/adjustments in life. I offer clinical supervision to pre-licensed clinicians
Hi! I currently have daytime availability for in-person appointments and I respond to all email requests within 24 business hours so please check your junk mail if you haven't heard from me. I work adults of all ages. My focus is on working with clients who experience depression, anxiety, life stress/transitions, executive functioning challenges, emotional dysregulation, or self-harm. I specialize in building rapport with recent graduates, college students, young adults and adults approaching midlife as we work through stressor/adjustments in life. I offer clinical supervision to pre-licensed clinicians
(302) 550-8838 View (302) 550-8838
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Ariele L Castro
MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Since the pandemic, have you struggled with feeling anxious or worried in social situations? Are you looking to improve coping skills to get you feeling at ease again? Or maybe you have struggled with feelings of worthlessness? Hopelessness? Have felt that you are not good enough, underserving and unimportant? These thoughts could not be further from the truth.
Since the pandemic, have you struggled with feeling anxious or worried in social situations? Are you looking to improve coping skills to get you feeling at ease again? Or maybe you have struggled with feelings of worthlessness? Hopelessness? Have felt that you are not good enough, underserving and unimportant? These thoughts could not be further from the truth.
(302) 663-7138 View (302) 663-7138
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D.O.P.E Therapy Determined to Own my Power &Evolve
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
With a sensitive approach to psychotherapy and a platform for adults to live their best Life through evidence based and solution-focused therapy; I provide a medley of empowering approaches so lives can be changed in a positive way. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, Holistic Love & Life Coach, Sexuality Educator, Author, Motivational Speaker, & Licensed Minister; I am a graduate of Delaware State University where I’ve earned a Bachelor’s of Science of Psychology degree and a Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration in mental health with 15+ years of experience in various areas of social work & clinical trainings.
With a sensitive approach to psychotherapy and a platform for adults to live their best Life through evidence based and solution-focused therapy; I provide a medley of empowering approaches so lives can be changed in a positive way. As a Licensed Psychotherapist, Holistic Love & Life Coach, Sexuality Educator, Author, Motivational Speaker, & Licensed Minister; I am a graduate of Delaware State University where I’ve earned a Bachelor’s of Science of Psychology degree and a Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration in mental health with 15+ years of experience in various areas of social work & clinical trainings.
(302) 455-7277 View (302) 455-7277
Photo of Denise Edwards, Pre-Licensed Professional in 19702, DE
Denise Edwards
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
I’m sure searching for mental health support can be challenging. Seeking someone to talk to that holds no judgement; listens, see's you, and understands. Responds non defensively? Sometimes you even fear talking to the ones close to you, because you feel you are a burden. "They have enough going in their lives" or "They won't understand, and if they do they will through it in my face later". How can you trust when you aren't even sure what you are feeling; all the confusing information in the world today, showboated all accross social media. You just need a space to think, a space that is quiet, help you make sense of it all. Heal.
I’m sure searching for mental health support can be challenging. Seeking someone to talk to that holds no judgement; listens, see's you, and understands. Responds non defensively? Sometimes you even fear talking to the ones close to you, because you feel you are a burden. "They have enough going in their lives" or "They won't understand, and if they do they will through it in my face later". How can you trust when you aren't even sure what you are feeling; all the confusing information in the world today, showboated all accross social media. You just need a space to think, a space that is quiet, help you make sense of it all. Heal.
(302) 865-8433 View (302) 865-8433
Photo of Asia Amway, Pre-Licensed Professional in 19702, DE
Asia Amway
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Have your thoughts dictated your life in a negative way? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you want to feel content and at peace? Many of us feel that way in so many aspects of our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety. We feel as though we need to have control in our lives, fearing the unknown. We strive to be perfect, feel validated, needing love. We cannot have full control of our lives, yet, with the mind, body, and soul, we can navigate the unknown by learning healthy coping skills such as journaling, mediation, & self talk.
Have your thoughts dictated your life in a negative way? Do you feel misunderstood? Do you want to feel content and at peace? Many of us feel that way in so many aspects of our life including work/life balance, family issues, relationships, trauma, self-esteem, etc. leading us to develop symptoms of depression and anxiety. We feel as though we need to have control in our lives, fearing the unknown. We strive to be perfect, feel validated, needing love. We cannot have full control of our lives, yet, with the mind, body, and soul, we can navigate the unknown by learning healthy coping skills such as journaling, mediation, & self talk.
(302) 306-9548 View (302) 306-9548
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LaVante' N Dorsey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
We ARE accepting New Clients! Hey ladies! Do you desire to attain: Healthy Relationships, High Self Confidence, Decreased Stress, Effective Career/Life Balance, or Enriching Spirituality? Do you simply want to be the best version of you, void of depression, anxiety and anger? Call or text us today 302-956-9188 to schedule your appointment! www.lavantedorsey.com
We ARE accepting New Clients! Hey ladies! Do you desire to attain: Healthy Relationships, High Self Confidence, Decreased Stress, Effective Career/Life Balance, or Enriching Spirituality? Do you simply want to be the best version of you, void of depression, anxiety and anger? Call or text us today 302-956-9188 to schedule your appointment! www.lavantedorsey.com
(302) 261-5111 View (302) 261-5111
Photo of Shannon Tarolli, Mental Health Counselor in 19702, DE
Shannon Tarolli
Mental Health Counselor, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
Sometimes experiencing anxiety feels worse than anything else. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, irritable, worried about the uncertainty of life, and completely isolated from the world. Anxiety can lead to intrusive thoughts, avoidance of one or more situations, and reassurance-seeking from family and friends. Maybe anxiety causes you to obsess over things like-- "Did I make the right choice? What if something bad happens?" Anxiety is uncomfortable, physically and mentally draining, and, at times, depressing. You might feel a complete lack of control and find it hard to cope on a day to day basis.
Sometimes experiencing anxiety feels worse than anything else. You may feel overwhelmed, frustrated, irritable, worried about the uncertainty of life, and completely isolated from the world. Anxiety can lead to intrusive thoughts, avoidance of one or more situations, and reassurance-seeking from family and friends. Maybe anxiety causes you to obsess over things like-- "Did I make the right choice? What if something bad happens?" Anxiety is uncomfortable, physically and mentally draining, and, at times, depressing. You might feel a complete lack of control and find it hard to cope on a day to day basis.
(302) 286-9124 x101 View (302) 286-9124 x101
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Kenyatta Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHSA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
As a master’s level therapist I’m dedicated to guiding children and adults through the transformative process of self-discovery and healing. My practice is built on the pillars of empathy, understanding, and a relentless belief in the potential of each individual to grow beyond their current struggles. I’m here to help you uncover and embrace your true self, navigating life’s challenges with resilience and clarity. I strive to connect with you on a personal level, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment where you feel seen and understood. In our space, all feelings, thoughts, and experiences are valid.
As a master’s level therapist I’m dedicated to guiding children and adults through the transformative process of self-discovery and healing. My practice is built on the pillars of empathy, understanding, and a relentless belief in the potential of each individual to grow beyond their current struggles. I’m here to help you uncover and embrace your true self, navigating life’s challenges with resilience and clarity. I strive to connect with you on a personal level, creating a comfortable and welcoming environment where you feel seen and understood. In our space, all feelings, thoughts, and experiences are valid.
(302) 599-6634 View (302) 599-6634
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Daniel Andrew Norvell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW De, LMSW MD, LCDP De, ICCDP, ICADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Coming out as transgender and moving out into the world as a transgender person can be both frightening and overwhelming. Having a safe place to express who you are and not feeling rejected but affirmed and validated, may be the first step in your journey to embrace yourself identifying as transgender or questioning. Whether questioning or uncertain, transitioning or have transitioned, having a safe place, and a warm and compassionate person who understands your journey of expression is the beginning of living and expressing yourself to your very fullest potential as a transgender person while moving within the greater communities.
Coming out as transgender and moving out into the world as a transgender person can be both frightening and overwhelming. Having a safe place to express who you are and not feeling rejected but affirmed and validated, may be the first step in your journey to embrace yourself identifying as transgender or questioning. Whether questioning or uncertain, transitioning or have transitioned, having a safe place, and a warm and compassionate person who understands your journey of expression is the beginning of living and expressing yourself to your very fullest potential as a transgender person while moving within the greater communities.
(302) 251-2804 View (302) 251-2804
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Karen Suetterlein
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
Dr. Karen Suetterlein is a licensed psychologist in Delaware and Maryland. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in family and child studies from Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA. She holds a MS in Pastoral Counseling and a BS in Nursing. Dr. Suetterlein has 12 + years of experience as an out patient clinician. Dr. Suetterlein's psycho-dynamic and family systems approach to therapy blends together knowledge, experience, client collaboration and best practice to assist clients with meeting their goals thereby increasing mental health and wellness.
Dr. Karen Suetterlein is a licensed psychologist in Delaware and Maryland. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in family and child studies from Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA. She holds a MS in Pastoral Counseling and a BS in Nursing. Dr. Suetterlein has 12 + years of experience as an out patient clinician. Dr. Suetterlein's psycho-dynamic and family systems approach to therapy blends together knowledge, experience, client collaboration and best practice to assist clients with meeting their goals thereby increasing mental health and wellness.
(302) 503-6673 View (302) 503-6673
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Swiyah Whittington
Counselor, LACMH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself and/or loved ones. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety and depression while striving for a better life. Maybe you have experienced an event that was traumatizing. Even if you have concerns with other mental health symptoms, I am here to support you. I am Swiyah Whittington and I service adults, children, and families as a Somatic psychotherapist. My integrative approach addresses the mind-body connection to help my clients improve symptoms.
Thank you for taking a moment for yourself and/or loved ones. Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety and depression while striving for a better life. Maybe you have experienced an event that was traumatizing. Even if you have concerns with other mental health symptoms, I am here to support you. I am Swiyah Whittington and I service adults, children, and families as a Somatic psychotherapist. My integrative approach addresses the mind-body connection to help my clients improve symptoms.
(302) 316-1685 View (302) 316-1685
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Jennifer C. Meehan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702  (Online Only)
If you or your child are struggling with sadness, anxiety, trauma, grief, low self-esteem, angry outbursts, difficulty concentrating, increased stress, or other mental health issues, know that you are not alone. The last few years have been difficult for many individuals and families. I provide a safe, supportive space for my clients to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and needs. Let's talk about what you need help with today. I am currently offering both phone and virtual appointments.
If you or your child are struggling with sadness, anxiety, trauma, grief, low self-esteem, angry outbursts, difficulty concentrating, increased stress, or other mental health issues, know that you are not alone. The last few years have been difficult for many individuals and families. I provide a safe, supportive space for my clients to discuss their thoughts, feelings, and needs. Let's talk about what you need help with today. I am currently offering both phone and virtual appointments.
(302) 455-7902 x710 View (302) 455-7902 x710
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Turning Corners Inc.
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Div, PMMFT, D Min
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Are you looking for a good listener, for a support system, or guidance and coaching on how to navigate life's journey? You are at the right place. Welcome.
Are you looking for a good listener, for a support system, or guidance and coaching on how to navigate life's journey? You are at the right place. Welcome.
(302) 251-8621 View (302) 251-8621
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Elizabeth Mittal
LPCMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
You don't have to have it all figured out before you move forward. Just take the first step. I know firsthand that life can feel heavy at times but with the support of a highly involved attentive therapist, it can feel much lighter. As a therapist the ability to see through the perspective of you client is imperative. While I work with everyone, I deeply understand and prioritize the unique challenges faced by women of color, acknowledging the importance of providing tailored support for their specific needs.
You don't have to have it all figured out before you move forward. Just take the first step. I know firsthand that life can feel heavy at times but with the support of a highly involved attentive therapist, it can feel much lighter. As a therapist the ability to see through the perspective of you client is imperative. While I work with everyone, I deeply understand and prioritize the unique challenges faced by women of color, acknowledging the importance of providing tailored support for their specific needs.
(302) 499-2700 View (302) 499-2700
Photo of Candace L D'Antonio, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19702, DE
Candace L D'Antonio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newark, DE 19702
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I love my job and am passionate about helping individuals and families navigate through obstacles and difficulties they are facing. I help clients relate their thoughts, feelings, and actions and empower them to make positive choices to reach their highest potential. I work from a strengths-based perspective and encourage clients to play an active role in their own treatment. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy, pulling from various approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and client-centered therapy.
I am a licensed clinical social worker. I love my job and am passionate about helping individuals and families navigate through obstacles and difficulties they are facing. I help clients relate their thoughts, feelings, and actions and empower them to make positive choices to reach their highest potential. I work from a strengths-based perspective and encourage clients to play an active role in their own treatment. I utilize a holistic approach to therapy, pulling from various approaches, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and client-centered therapy.
(302) 407-0223 View (302) 407-0223
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Penina K Bogita
Counselor, LPCMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702  (Online Only)
Change can be stressful in transitioning through all of life's stages. No one teaches us how to handle life's challenges. Are you going through any challenges or changes in your life or your loved ones? There is hope. I enjoy working with a variety of clients including teens, adults, and couples. My desire is to help others who are experiencing life challenges and changes in their daily lives. It makes a great difference to know that someone believes in you and is ready to help you navigate through life's challenges and changes.
Change can be stressful in transitioning through all of life's stages. No one teaches us how to handle life's challenges. Are you going through any challenges or changes in your life or your loved ones? There is hope. I enjoy working with a variety of clients including teens, adults, and couples. My desire is to help others who are experiencing life challenges and changes in their daily lives. It makes a great difference to know that someone believes in you and is ready to help you navigate through life's challenges and changes.
(302) 481-6024 View (302) 481-6024
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LaMonte G Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADAC
Verified Verified
Newark, DE 19702
25 yrs. of experience. My prof. philosophy centers on change and the human capacity for personal growth. Humans have the innate ability to reason and respond to life: "Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it." As a therapist, my responsibility is to help maximize the 90% factor. As we work together, we will develop ways to explore your life events and seek strategies for change. Sometimes the 10% factors of life can keep us from reaching our goals or potential. It is at this point, when a professional therapist can help. "Change your habits....Change your life."
25 yrs. of experience. My prof. philosophy centers on change and the human capacity for personal growth. Humans have the innate ability to reason and respond to life: "Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it." As a therapist, my responsibility is to help maximize the 90% factor. As we work together, we will develop ways to explore your life events and seek strategies for change. Sometimes the 10% factors of life can keep us from reaching our goals or potential. It is at this point, when a professional therapist can help. "Change your habits....Change your life."
(302) 365-8765 View (302) 365-8765

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 19702

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 19702 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
67% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Grief
63% Self Esteem
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
82% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Highmark

How Therapists in 19702 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19702?

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.