Therapists in Glastonbury, CT

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David Goldwerd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who is creative, caring, and dedicated to the work I do. I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. I also have a great deal of experience in providing treatment for Specific Phobias, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. In addition, I treat trauma and PTSD. Living with these disorders can be crippling. I have years of experience working with my clients in helping them live a better, more fulfilling life aligned with their goals and values.
I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) who is creative, caring, and dedicated to the work I do. I specialize in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders. I also have a great deal of experience in providing treatment for Specific Phobias, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. In addition, I treat trauma and PTSD. Living with these disorders can be crippling. I have years of experience working with my clients in helping them live a better, more fulfilling life aligned with their goals and values.
(959) 335-0034 View (959) 335-0034
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Kristina Chomick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I currently only have daytime availability. Change can be difficult and finding your way to therapy can be both scary and overwhelming. Together we can work to create change through a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Often times, we maintain cycles of behavior and relationships that create a feeling of imbalance, affecting our ability to face the difficulties that are thrown our way. We will work to increase insight into your thoughts and behaviors and find a path toward a positive future by utilizing strengths and supports that you already possess.
I currently only have daytime availability. Change can be difficult and finding your way to therapy can be both scary and overwhelming. Together we can work to create change through a supportive and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Often times, we maintain cycles of behavior and relationships that create a feeling of imbalance, affecting our ability to face the difficulties that are thrown our way. We will work to increase insight into your thoughts and behaviors and find a path toward a positive future by utilizing strengths and supports that you already possess.
(860) 785-2135 View (860) 785-2135
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Alaina Fusco
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
Life is constantly filled with adjustments. These adjustments often create more stress and problems for us than we’re used to, and sometimes we need a little help finding the way through. My goal when working with you is to help you find, create and access the resources within yourself to solve and manage these life problems more easily. The goal is not to be in therapy forever. Instead, come to learn more about yourself, gain the insight needed to make real lasting change, and improve your emotional well-being and relationships in your life.
Life is constantly filled with adjustments. These adjustments often create more stress and problems for us than we’re used to, and sometimes we need a little help finding the way through. My goal when working with you is to help you find, create and access the resources within yourself to solve and manage these life problems more easily. The goal is not to be in therapy forever. Instead, come to learn more about yourself, gain the insight needed to make real lasting change, and improve your emotional well-being and relationships in your life.
(860) 321-8373 View (860) 321-8373
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Sarah M Kopencey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, women's issues, and anxiety. How old were you when you started trying to control your body? How long have you turned to food for comfort? Or found comfort in self-restraint? It’s exhausting, and likely you’re here because a part of you wants relief from this endless cycle that’s taking you away from your life. Can it be okay to listen to that part of you? To trust your inner knowing that you deserve to live a life feeling at ease with food and unashamed of your body?
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, women's issues, and anxiety. How old were you when you started trying to control your body? How long have you turned to food for comfort? Or found comfort in self-restraint? It’s exhausting, and likely you’re here because a part of you wants relief from this endless cycle that’s taking you away from your life. Can it be okay to listen to that part of you? To trust your inner knowing that you deserve to live a life feeling at ease with food and unashamed of your body?
(860) 200-2693 View (860) 200-2693
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Parveen Vohra
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Located in Glastonbury, CT. Looking for a safe, compassionate and understanding therapist? Do you have some aspects of life that you want to talk about and navigate? …Feeling, frustrated, worried, down or just lost? Or do you have some choices to make about your life you need to discuss? Let therapy be the way to find yourself, explore new perspectives and ultimately find your way. Self exploration, personal growth and insight into meaning are many of the benefits of therapy, Also, therapy is not just for those with problems. Therapy is for anyone.
Located in Glastonbury, CT. Looking for a safe, compassionate and understanding therapist? Do you have some aspects of life that you want to talk about and navigate? …Feeling, frustrated, worried, down or just lost? Or do you have some choices to make about your life you need to discuss? Let therapy be the way to find yourself, explore new perspectives and ultimately find your way. Self exploration, personal growth and insight into meaning are many of the benefits of therapy, Also, therapy is not just for those with problems. Therapy is for anyone.
(860) 281-8412 View (860) 281-8412
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Laura B DeAngelo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AB, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
Are you facing challenges coping with life stressors or relationships? Do you need help learning to manage your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to lead a productive and happy life? Are you a parent trying your best to parent a challenging child but still feel stuck? I offer compassionate, collaborative, results-oriented therapy and training for individuals and families who would like to improve the quality of life for themselves and/or their children. I use a warm and nonjudgmental approach to help you feel safe and comfortable. I want you to leave each session feeling hopeful, insightful, and empowered.
Are you facing challenges coping with life stressors or relationships? Do you need help learning to manage your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to lead a productive and happy life? Are you a parent trying your best to parent a challenging child but still feel stuck? I offer compassionate, collaborative, results-oriented therapy and training for individuals and families who would like to improve the quality of life for themselves and/or their children. I use a warm and nonjudgmental approach to help you feel safe and comfortable. I want you to leave each session feeling hopeful, insightful, and empowered.
(860) 325-4129 View (860) 325-4129
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Amanda Begin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Amanda! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My primary focus lies in disordered eating and body image issues, but I also specialize in: anxiety, relationships, addiction, life transitions (i.e. college, job changes), perinatal/postpartum support, and parenting support.
Hi, I’m Amanda! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My primary focus lies in disordered eating and body image issues, but I also specialize in: anxiety, relationships, addiction, life transitions (i.e. college, job changes), perinatal/postpartum support, and parenting support.
(860) 891-2946 View (860) 891-2946
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Nori Gordon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationship difficulties, trouble adapting to life changes, and self-esteem problems. We will identify what is at the root of your struggle, and set goals together. I listen deeply to fully understand what brings you to therapy, and to understand who you are. My interest is in working with those who want to better know themselves, to look under the surface.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression, history of trauma, relationship difficulties, trouble adapting to life changes, and self-esteem problems. We will identify what is at the root of your struggle, and set goals together. I listen deeply to fully understand what brings you to therapy, and to understand who you are. My interest is in working with those who want to better know themselves, to look under the surface.
(959) 201-9227 View (959) 201-9227
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Elli Levy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Elli is an LPC ( License Professional Counselor) and LADC (license drug and alcohol counselor, an MSW ( Master Social Work) ) and an EMDR specialist, who treats patients with anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, PTSD, addictions and other life stressors which hinder full participation in a joyful, satisfying life. Everyone has obstacles and challenges which get in the way of realizing their full potential and happiness. Elli is able to use his vast experience and various therapeutic modalities to help you address these issues and be free to live the life you envision.
Elli is an LPC ( License Professional Counselor) and LADC (license drug and alcohol counselor, an MSW ( Master Social Work) ) and an EMDR specialist, who treats patients with anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, PTSD, addictions and other life stressors which hinder full participation in a joyful, satisfying life. Everyone has obstacles and challenges which get in the way of realizing their full potential and happiness. Elli is able to use his vast experience and various therapeutic modalities to help you address these issues and be free to live the life you envision.
(860) 855-7923 View (860) 855-7923
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Daniel Stuart May
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Throughout the course of my life, I have known the most fulfillment out of supporting others who are struggling with a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, OCD, and many others. I have worked with children as young as 2 through ABA therapy, with adolescents, and with adults and have seen quality of life improved consistently. I work with the client to identify their strengths and values and help collaborate to identify strategies to reach their goals.
Throughout the course of my life, I have known the most fulfillment out of supporting others who are struggling with a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, OCD, and many others. I have worked with children as young as 2 through ABA therapy, with adolescents, and with adults and have seen quality of life improved consistently. I work with the client to identify their strengths and values and help collaborate to identify strategies to reach their goals.
(860) 397-6957 View (860) 397-6957
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Priscella Wen Si
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I am passionate about family work, especially helping teens self-regulate, understand themselves and build connections within families. I endeavor to give young people hope, tools for life, and confidence. I focus on increasing family communication, motivation, and confidence to make changes. I guide the therapy and empower parents to help make the changes.
I am passionate about family work, especially helping teens self-regulate, understand themselves and build connections within families. I endeavor to give young people hope, tools for life, and confidence. I focus on increasing family communication, motivation, and confidence to make changes. I guide the therapy and empower parents to help make the changes.
(860) 775-4446 View (860) 775-4446
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Mary Anne Lisa Costerella
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, CAC, LADC
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I understand that 'alcohol and other drugs'...(cocaine, marijuana, opiates/painkillers, etc.) as well as relationships, money, food, work, technology, sex, etc. are merely dysfunctional band-aids to avoid the pain of inner woundedness. My therapeutic approach offers a deeper awareness of symptomatic addictions by providing the client with the 'space' and permission to explore the self-damage from these harmful 'toxins' and then learn the practice of thought and feeling detoxification. I can support my clients with 20+ years of relapse prevention therapy and techniques to replace the obsessive thinking with positive and self-affirming behaviors.
I understand that 'alcohol and other drugs'...(cocaine, marijuana, opiates/painkillers, etc.) as well as relationships, money, food, work, technology, sex, etc. are merely dysfunctional band-aids to avoid the pain of inner woundedness. My therapeutic approach offers a deeper awareness of symptomatic addictions by providing the client with the 'space' and permission to explore the self-damage from these harmful 'toxins' and then learn the practice of thought and feeling detoxification. I can support my clients with 20+ years of relapse prevention therapy and techniques to replace the obsessive thinking with positive and self-affirming behaviors.
(860) 322-5467 View (860) 322-5467
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Dana Wilcox
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT-A, ERYT500
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I believe building a healthy connection with yourself is the springboard to living a more fulfilling life and can enhance your ability to form deeper relationships. It is so important to do our own personal work, but I always wonder how much deeper we could go if we were able to share our growth with others? What would be different if we were able to be honest with our loved ones, share in our joy, or set healthy boundaries? I am passionate about helping people better understand themselves so that they can show up in their relationships more centered and grounded.
I believe building a healthy connection with yourself is the springboard to living a more fulfilling life and can enhance your ability to form deeper relationships. It is so important to do our own personal work, but I always wonder how much deeper we could go if we were able to share our growth with others? What would be different if we were able to be honest with our loved ones, share in our joy, or set healthy boundaries? I am passionate about helping people better understand themselves so that they can show up in their relationships more centered and grounded.
(860) 598-8173 View (860) 598-8173
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Leigh Anne Mehldau, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
With an engaging, dynamic & empathetic approach, I can help you more effectively manage anxiety, depression, trauma issues, or relationship/family conflicts that effect daily functioning. Loss, infertility & parenting a child with a learning/physical impairment can be overwhelming and feel endlessly frustrating for many people. Together, we can work toward healing, thriving, and achieving a higher quality of life. Working toward a healthy life balance is challenging, yet rewarding for my clients with an accepting & interactive approach. If you'd like, my certified emotional support dog, Colby, is available to help too!
With an engaging, dynamic & empathetic approach, I can help you more effectively manage anxiety, depression, trauma issues, or relationship/family conflicts that effect daily functioning. Loss, infertility & parenting a child with a learning/physical impairment can be overwhelming and feel endlessly frustrating for many people. Together, we can work toward healing, thriving, and achieving a higher quality of life. Working toward a healthy life balance is challenging, yet rewarding for my clients with an accepting & interactive approach. If you'd like, my certified emotional support dog, Colby, is available to help too!
(860) 558-9595 View (860) 558-9595
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Tracey J. Otero @ Prosperity Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, MS, MPA
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, specializing in co-occurring mental health disorders, with over 10 years of educational and clinical experience. I am part of a group practice in the New Haven area called Prosperity Counseling, LLC. My work targets ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs by helping individuals find purpose and fulfillment by exploring their motivations in life. I am committed in creating effective treatment plans in working with individuals and their families.
I am a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, specializing in co-occurring mental health disorders, with over 10 years of educational and clinical experience. I am part of a group practice in the New Haven area called Prosperity Counseling, LLC. My work targets ineffective behaviors, habits, and beliefs by helping individuals find purpose and fulfillment by exploring their motivations in life. I am committed in creating effective treatment plans in working with individuals and their families.
(860) 926-3098 View (860) 926-3098
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Hasson Stavis
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome to HealThy Soul Clinical Services.@ Hstavislmft@Gmail.Com. A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. People often seek therapy because they have become stuck. They can feel lost or trapped within their relationships, hurt from past traumas or even confused by repetitive unhealthy patterns in their lives. A parent may need help understanding their children and the struggles they may be experiencing.
Hello! Welcome to HealThy Soul Clinical Services.@ Hstavislmft@Gmail.Com. A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. People often seek therapy because they have become stuck. They can feel lost or trapped within their relationships, hurt from past traumas or even confused by repetitive unhealthy patterns in their lives. A parent may need help understanding their children and the struggles they may be experiencing.
(860) 800-3206 View (860) 800-3206
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Martha Adams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Not accepting new clients
***I am currently full and not taking new clients. I will update here when that changes.*** With the right guidance, therapy can be a powerful, motivating, and healing catalyst in a person's life. Finding the right therapist for you is essential. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I am here to help you work through whatever may have motivated you to reach out for therapy. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples, addressing all sorts of issues/situations including anxiety, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, relationships, and parenting concerns.
***I am currently full and not taking new clients. I will update here when that changes.*** With the right guidance, therapy can be a powerful, motivating, and healing catalyst in a person's life. Finding the right therapist for you is essential. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I am here to help you work through whatever may have motivated you to reach out for therapy. I work with adolescents, adults, families and couples, addressing all sorts of issues/situations including anxiety, depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, relationships, and parenting concerns.
(860) 288-5308 View (860) 288-5308
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Mandy Lynn Phillips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Emotional well-being much like physical health is a journey. It is a process that takes both time and effort. What you gain from your effort is entirely up to you, but it helps to have the right support! I believe you are the director of your life’s purpose and your potential for health and wholeness can be limitless! I believe our hurts, our traumas, our personal judgments of ourselves, and the judgments we internalize from others are things that disconnect us from our inner self, and our ability to heal, realize our potential and shine our light fully can be challenging. What holds you back or disconnects you from your inner self?
Emotional well-being much like physical health is a journey. It is a process that takes both time and effort. What you gain from your effort is entirely up to you, but it helps to have the right support! I believe you are the director of your life’s purpose and your potential for health and wholeness can be limitless! I believe our hurts, our traumas, our personal judgments of ourselves, and the judgments we internalize from others are things that disconnect us from our inner self, and our ability to heal, realize our potential and shine our light fully can be challenging. What holds you back or disconnects you from your inner self?
(860) 590-3193 View (860) 590-3193
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Sharla Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury, CT 06033
I work with clients who are working through PTSD, depression, anxiety, and attachment injuries from betrayal and other relational traumas. I treat those with chronic illness issues, family estrangement, and processing post-cultic deconstruction.
I work with clients who are working through PTSD, depression, anxiety, and attachment injuries from betrayal and other relational traumas. I treat those with chronic illness issues, family estrangement, and processing post-cultic deconstruction.
(860) 775-6462 View (860) 775-6462
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Gretchen L Berke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glastonbury, CT 06033
From a sex-positive framework, I guide, collaborate and walk with my clients toward satisfying, better connected relationships and improved sexual functioning. My integrative approach combines psycho-sexual education with cognitive-behavioral techniques to address obstacles that stand in the way of achieving good health, healing and happiness. My holistic model is embracive and all-inclusive ensuring that your voice is heard and validated. I enjoy working with all genders, orientations and relationship statuses.
From a sex-positive framework, I guide, collaborate and walk with my clients toward satisfying, better connected relationships and improved sexual functioning. My integrative approach combines psycho-sexual education with cognitive-behavioral techniques to address obstacles that stand in the way of achieving good health, healing and happiness. My holistic model is embracive and all-inclusive ensuring that your voice is heard and validated. I enjoy working with all genders, orientations and relationship statuses.
(860) 785-2014 View (860) 785-2014

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Glastonbury, CT

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Glastonbury, CT who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aetna
70% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Husky | CT BHP

How Therapists in Glastonbury, CT see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glastonbury?

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.