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Photo of Jennifer Lyons, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19810, DE
Jennifer Lyons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
I specialize in empowering people who are wanting to be free of painful emotional and cognitive disruptions so they may uncover, discover and practice being the amazing person they came to this life to be. With over 28 years of experience; including on-going training in well-established evidence-based practices; combined with my genuinely compassionate, curious and deeply respectful approach; I emphasize the uniqueness of every person, focus on their inherent strengths and assist them in creating greater satisfaction in their lives by tapping into their own innate inner wisdom, that's often blocked by past pain & trauma.
I specialize in empowering people who are wanting to be free of painful emotional and cognitive disruptions so they may uncover, discover and practice being the amazing person they came to this life to be. With over 28 years of experience; including on-going training in well-established evidence-based practices; combined with my genuinely compassionate, curious and deeply respectful approach; I emphasize the uniqueness of every person, focus on their inherent strengths and assist them in creating greater satisfaction in their lives by tapping into their own innate inner wisdom, that's often blocked by past pain & trauma.
(302) 865-7196 View (302) 865-7196
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Michelle Kery
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMH, NBCC
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810  (Online Only)
Michelle Kery, LPCMH specializes in the treatment of individuals; adolescents to adults, who are seeking a dedicated therapist to aid in consistent and self directed change. My focus is creating an environment to facilitate understanding, awareness, motivation, and progress. I utilize a unique combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, play therapy, art therapy, and solution focused treatment created to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you- give virtual sessions a try. Sessions are VIRTUAL only. New Clients are accepted at this time.
Michelle Kery, LPCMH specializes in the treatment of individuals; adolescents to adults, who are seeking a dedicated therapist to aid in consistent and self directed change. My focus is creating an environment to facilitate understanding, awareness, motivation, and progress. I utilize a unique combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, play therapy, art therapy, and solution focused treatment created to meet your needs. I look forward to working with you- give virtual sessions a try. Sessions are VIRTUAL only. New Clients are accepted at this time.
(302) 375-5594 View (302) 375-5594
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Ben Alfano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
I am a licensed psychologist in Delaware and Pennsylvania and a graduate of Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. I approach psychotherapy as a collaborative effort to help foster insight, build skills, and promote growth. Therapeutic work begins with the relationship and I strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment where we can begin to identify problematic patterns in your life and work towards change.
I am a licensed psychologist in Delaware and Pennsylvania and a graduate of Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. I approach psychotherapy as a collaborative effort to help foster insight, build skills, and promote growth. Therapeutic work begins with the relationship and I strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment where we can begin to identify problematic patterns in your life and work towards change.
(302) 566-1077 View (302) 566-1077
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Breakthrough Therapeutic Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SAP, CCTP
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
At times life can be challenging; it is filled with ups and downs. It takes a strong person to ask for help when faced with the challenges life may bring. It is important for you to know that you do not have to go through these challenges alone. As a therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your life. Through guided discovery, my goal is to collaboratively work with you to help you process and work through the issues that are present in your life.
At times life can be challenging; it is filled with ups and downs. It takes a strong person to ask for help when faced with the challenges life may bring. It is important for you to know that you do not have to go through these challenges alone. As a therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your life. Through guided discovery, my goal is to collaboratively work with you to help you process and work through the issues that are present in your life.
(302) 303-4897 View (302) 303-4897
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Diane M. Postell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Is it time for change? For over 20 years, I've helped clients to heal emotionally, repair relationships, and discover their unique paths to personal and professional satisfaction. I use a holistic ("whole person") approach, and will help you find the answers already within you. I'll help you learn to listen to yourself (and your partner or family members), and face your fears. I'll give you objective feedback and specific tools. My office is a safe, peaceful setting in which to explore troubling situations, conflicts and self-defeating patterns, as well as to rediscover and reclaim your strengths.
Is it time for change? For over 20 years, I've helped clients to heal emotionally, repair relationships, and discover their unique paths to personal and professional satisfaction. I use a holistic ("whole person") approach, and will help you find the answers already within you. I'll help you learn to listen to yourself (and your partner or family members), and face your fears. I'll give you objective feedback and specific tools. My office is a safe, peaceful setting in which to explore troubling situations, conflicts and self-defeating patterns, as well as to rediscover and reclaim your strengths.
(302) 956-9953 View (302) 956-9953
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Micah Altman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810  (Online Only)
As a licensed Delaware Psychologist, I provide on-line video sessions with people all over Delaware. With over 35 years of experience, I offer warm and caring psychological services for adults and children of all ages. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I am also trained and experienced in other very effective treatments such as EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing. Therapy is always tailored to your individual needs. I combine compassion with skill in order to address your unique situation. Please see my website for more information about me and the services I offer.
As a licensed Delaware Psychologist, I provide on-line video sessions with people all over Delaware. With over 35 years of experience, I offer warm and caring psychological services for adults and children of all ages. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I am also trained and experienced in other very effective treatments such as EMDR, and Somatic Experiencing. Therapy is always tailored to your individual needs. I combine compassion with skill in order to address your unique situation. Please see my website for more information about me and the services I offer.
(302) 209-9673 View (302) 209-9673
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Maggie Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Both personally and professionally, I am a strong believer in the healing power of relationships. However, sometimes even our most important relationships falter, causing pain, confusion and turmoil. If you currently find yourself struggling with a relationship-related issue (spouse, romantic partner, parent/sibling, friend, boss/co-worker) I am here to listen and to help you achieve greater clarity and confidence moving forward. At the individual level, I also offer support for more personal concerns, including anxiety and depression, as well as difficult life circumstances such as processing a recent loss, divorce or past trauma.
Both personally and professionally, I am a strong believer in the healing power of relationships. However, sometimes even our most important relationships falter, causing pain, confusion and turmoil. If you currently find yourself struggling with a relationship-related issue (spouse, romantic partner, parent/sibling, friend, boss/co-worker) I am here to listen and to help you achieve greater clarity and confidence moving forward. At the individual level, I also offer support for more personal concerns, including anxiety and depression, as well as difficult life circumstances such as processing a recent loss, divorce or past trauma.
(302) 318-8528 View (302) 318-8528
Photo of Shamla McLaurin, Licensed Professional Counselor in 19810, DE
Shamla McLaurin
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Life can present a variety of challenges and sometimes we all need a helping hand. I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment for over 25 years and I know first hand the challenges we can face with navigating the day to day. Everything from spirituality, relationships, work-life balance, race, and trauma can make our daily functioning difficult at times. If you find yourself struggling in any of these areas, I want to be of help. Don't allow your emotions to hold you captive. If you are dealing with difficulties in any of these areas, take the first step to a better tomorrow. You won't regret it!
Life can present a variety of challenges and sometimes we all need a helping hand. I have been in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment for over 25 years and I know first hand the challenges we can face with navigating the day to day. Everything from spirituality, relationships, work-life balance, race, and trauma can make our daily functioning difficult at times. If you find yourself struggling in any of these areas, I want to be of help. Don't allow your emotions to hold you captive. If you are dealing with difficulties in any of these areas, take the first step to a better tomorrow. You won't regret it!
(302) 599-6447 x1 View (302) 599-6447 x1
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Amanda Carmean
Counselor, LPCMH, NCC
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Now accepting new clients- At times in our lives, we all need help. I'm here to make this an easier process. If you are looking to be treated as an individual and not another "patient" or "number", I offer a caring, non-judgmental, open-minded and experienced approach. My aim is to provide counseling that is person-centered, strength based and tailored to your needs. I also offer Performance MasterMindset Coaching to Performers, Athletes & Business Executives and Career Coaching Services.
Now accepting new clients- At times in our lives, we all need help. I'm here to make this an easier process. If you are looking to be treated as an individual and not another "patient" or "number", I offer a caring, non-judgmental, open-minded and experienced approach. My aim is to provide counseling that is person-centered, strength based and tailored to your needs. I also offer Performance MasterMindset Coaching to Performers, Athletes & Business Executives and Career Coaching Services.
(302) 204-2062 View (302) 204-2062
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Dr. Abby Bugbee
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
I enjoy working with late adolescents and adults throughout the lifespan. I've had the opportunity to specialize in treating anxiety, OCD and OC spectrum disorders, which includes excoriation (skin picking) and trichotillamania (hair pulling). I also have extensive training in treating women's health, which includes sexual health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and infertility. As a therapist, I care deeply for the well-being of my clients. I believe successful treatment starts with a positive client-therapist relationship, and I strive to be genuine, collaborative, and creative so I can best help you reach your goals!
I enjoy working with late adolescents and adults throughout the lifespan. I've had the opportunity to specialize in treating anxiety, OCD and OC spectrum disorders, which includes excoriation (skin picking) and trichotillamania (hair pulling). I also have extensive training in treating women's health, which includes sexual health, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and infertility. As a therapist, I care deeply for the well-being of my clients. I believe successful treatment starts with a positive client-therapist relationship, and I strive to be genuine, collaborative, and creative so I can best help you reach your goals!
(302) 314-2994 View (302) 314-2994
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Kathryn Alabi (Serving DE Md)
Counselor, LPCMH, LCPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
I am a Licensed professional counselor who has been practicing in the field for over 15yrs. My client population includes couples, adults suffering with Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, trauma focus concerns, women issues, ADD, Substance abuse, Oppositional defiant, Family Issues. I also provide clinical supervision as the board certifies for provisionally licensed counselors seeking supervision. My approach lays emphasizes on the client's resources of becoming self-aware; to resolve blocks to personal growth; allows for the client to determine the direction of therapy and puts the client (not the therapist) at the center of therapy.
I am a Licensed professional counselor who has been practicing in the field for over 15yrs. My client population includes couples, adults suffering with Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, trauma focus concerns, women issues, ADD, Substance abuse, Oppositional defiant, Family Issues. I also provide clinical supervision as the board certifies for provisionally licensed counselors seeking supervision. My approach lays emphasizes on the client's resources of becoming self-aware; to resolve blocks to personal growth; allows for the client to determine the direction of therapy and puts the client (not the therapist) at the center of therapy.
(302) 918-5967 View (302) 918-5967
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Ilene Weintel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Dr. Weintel earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. She has had a variety of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, in inpatient as well as outpatient settings. Currently, Dr. Weintel sees adults (18+) and couples. Her practice focuses on working with difficulties related to depression, anxiety, women's issues, work-life balance, trauma, personality disorders, life transitions, loss, aging, and relationships, among others. Her style combines a mix of psychodynamic and humanistic theories, and incorporates CBT interventions.
Dr. Weintel earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. She has had a variety of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults, in inpatient as well as outpatient settings. Currently, Dr. Weintel sees adults (18+) and couples. Her practice focuses on working with difficulties related to depression, anxiety, women's issues, work-life balance, trauma, personality disorders, life transitions, loss, aging, and relationships, among others. Her style combines a mix of psychodynamic and humanistic theories, and incorporates CBT interventions.
(302) 587-8697 View (302) 587-8697
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Jolyn Pinamonti
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Dr. Jolyn Pinamonti is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Delaware with a specialization in early childhood. She attended Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri for graduate school, where she received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and she received her Doctorate of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
Dr. Jolyn Pinamonti is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Delaware with a specialization in early childhood. She attended Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri for graduate school, where she received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and she received her Doctorate of Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.
(302) 216-9663 View (302) 216-9663
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Aaron G Alfano
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
I believe psychotherapy is best viewed a process of forming a safe and trusting relationship in order to identify and change self-defeating patterns of behavior. My goal is to help my clients feel safe enough to explore these patterns and ultimately choose solutions that are adaptive and based on their personal values. While I feel that techniques are often helpful to the process of change, the relationship between psychotherapist and client takes ultimate priority and allows a person's full potential to be realized.
I believe psychotherapy is best viewed a process of forming a safe and trusting relationship in order to identify and change self-defeating patterns of behavior. My goal is to help my clients feel safe enough to explore these patterns and ultimately choose solutions that are adaptive and based on their personal values. While I feel that techniques are often helpful to the process of change, the relationship between psychotherapist and client takes ultimate priority and allows a person's full potential to be realized.
(302) 956-9919 View (302) 956-9919
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Casey Mae Fallon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Therapy can feel like an exploration: of story, relationships, and narrative. In this process, I enjoy serving as a co-pilot: navigating in collaboration with the client. Where do you want to be going and growing?
Therapy can feel like an exploration: of story, relationships, and narrative. In this process, I enjoy serving as a co-pilot: navigating in collaboration with the client. Where do you want to be going and growing?
(302) 272-5693 View (302) 272-5693
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Living Water Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Welcome. You have taken your first step towards healing and wellness by searching for a therapist. I have been working in mental health for many years and I am pleased to offer my experience and expertise to help you on your way towards health.
Welcome. You have taken your first step towards healing and wellness by searching for a therapist. I have been working in mental health for many years and I am pleased to offer my experience and expertise to help you on your way towards health.
(302) 343-1757 x706 View (302) 343-1757 x706
Photo of Carol Ann Bridgman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 19810, DE
Carol Ann Bridgman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
2 Endorsed
Wilmington, DE 19810
It takes courage to seek outside assistance. I offer an attentive, personal, and supportive environment and approach to behavioral health treatment. Most of my experience is with adolescents and eating disorders. I subscribe to a Health At Every Size philosophy with a feminist underpinning. I look at the systems and environmental factors contributing to your mental health, as well as, assist you to seek within yourself for your strength and resilience.
It takes courage to seek outside assistance. I offer an attentive, personal, and supportive environment and approach to behavioral health treatment. Most of my experience is with adolescents and eating disorders. I subscribe to a Health At Every Size philosophy with a feminist underpinning. I look at the systems and environmental factors contributing to your mental health, as well as, assist you to seek within yourself for your strength and resilience.
(610) 810-1545 View (610) 810-1545
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Keri Will-del Tufo LPCMH
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPCMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Not accepting new clients
NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS RIGHT NOW. Self-compassion is where healing begins. How we treat ourselves and what we say to ourselves is vital to healing the things that aren’t working in our lives. My goal, as a therapist, is to be your guide as you remove blocks and recognize your own strengths. I integrate Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches, which help people to grasp their potential and increase their own power. Mindfulness gives us the space to look at things that might be interfering with our ability to see our strengths and CBT allows us to use those insights to change the way we talk to ourselves.
NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS RIGHT NOW. Self-compassion is where healing begins. How we treat ourselves and what we say to ourselves is vital to healing the things that aren’t working in our lives. My goal, as a therapist, is to be your guide as you remove blocks and recognize your own strengths. I integrate Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches, which help people to grasp their potential and increase their own power. Mindfulness gives us the space to look at things that might be interfering with our ability to see our strengths and CBT allows us to use those insights to change the way we talk to ourselves.
(302) 455-8684 View (302) 455-8684
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Carrie Joseph PsyD, LPCMH
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPCMH
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my page! AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming process. I am here to join you in your journey of self-exploration and introspection. The foundation of my work is built on compassion, authenticity, acceptance, and non-judgment. I use an integrative approach with a focus on mindfulness-based strategies, conscious decision-making, and exploring how past impacts emotional/physical well-being.
Welcome to my page! AT THIS TIME I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Finding a therapist can be an overwhelming process. I am here to join you in your journey of self-exploration and introspection. The foundation of my work is built on compassion, authenticity, acceptance, and non-judgment. I use an integrative approach with a focus on mindfulness-based strategies, conscious decision-making, and exploring how past impacts emotional/physical well-being.
(302) 691-9195 View (302) 691-9195
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Toni D Hickman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Wilmington, DE 19810
**NO availability until JANUARY 2024** I specialize in psychological evaluations, pscyho-ed evaluations, ADHD, behavioral, and other assessments. In fact, my practice is exclusively focussed on testing and consultative services. I DO NOT PROVIDE THERAPY SERVICES. Have you or your child been diagnosed with many different disorders and, despite therapy, nothing works? Is your child struggling in school and you are concerned about an attentional issue or learning problem? Has your therapist or prescriber recommended testing? These are some of the areas in which testing may be warranted.
**NO availability until JANUARY 2024** I specialize in psychological evaluations, pscyho-ed evaluations, ADHD, behavioral, and other assessments. In fact, my practice is exclusively focussed on testing and consultative services. I DO NOT PROVIDE THERAPY SERVICES. Have you or your child been diagnosed with many different disorders and, despite therapy, nothing works? Is your child struggling in school and you are concerned about an attentional issue or learning problem? Has your therapist or prescriber recommended testing? These are some of the areas in which testing may be warranted.
(302) 660-3682 View (302) 660-3682

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Number of Therapists in 19810

80+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 19810 who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
92% Anxiety
67% Grief
67% Trauma and PTSD
65% Relationship Issues
62% Self Esteem
60% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% Highmark
65% Aetna

How Therapists in 19810 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 19810?

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.