Therapists in Litchfield County, CT

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Photo of Abigail Roberts Murray, Psychologist in Litchfield County, CT
Abigail Roberts Murray
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Woodbury, CT 06798  (Online Only)
Therapy can be confusing, empowering, illuminating, and challenging. In our work together, my goal is to help you make space for conflicted emotions within the safety and comfort of our therapeutic relationship. I believe that our past informs our present and also that we have the power to change our current realities, once we understand them better. We will utilize what happens in the therapy room as meaningful and rich information that provides clues to dynamics which may repeat themselves in your day-to-day life. I work primarily from a psychodynamic frame and integrate other approaches thoughtfully and intentionally as needed.
Therapy can be confusing, empowering, illuminating, and challenging. In our work together, my goal is to help you make space for conflicted emotions within the safety and comfort of our therapeutic relationship. I believe that our past informs our present and also that we have the power to change our current realities, once we understand them better. We will utilize what happens in the therapy room as meaningful and rich information that provides clues to dynamics which may repeat themselves in your day-to-day life. I work primarily from a psychodynamic frame and integrate other approaches thoughtfully and intentionally as needed.
(860) 345-5914 View (860) 345-5914
Photo of Alistair James Highet, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Litchfield County, CT
Alistair James Highet
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP, NCPsyA, CSD
Verified Verified
For me, being a therapist is a privilege. I like to work with anyone eager to understand what is happening to them in their life. Together, we'll try to understand the factors that are creating the trouble - including some of the unconscious ones - and then we'll put them in perspective, cut them down to size, and talk about what can be done. I create a safe, intelligent, and empathic environment for counseling where we can talk about anything without judgment. My office is a safe place to be yourself. So many of our problems have their root in isolation and anxiety, and that is something we can address together.
For me, being a therapist is a privilege. I like to work with anyone eager to understand what is happening to them in their life. Together, we'll try to understand the factors that are creating the trouble - including some of the unconscious ones - and then we'll put them in perspective, cut them down to size, and talk about what can be done. I create a safe, intelligent, and empathic environment for counseling where we can talk about anything without judgment. My office is a safe place to be yourself. So many of our problems have their root in isolation and anxiety, and that is something we can address together.
(860) 819-3152 View (860) 819-3152
Photo of Paul Justin Mahler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Paul Justin Mahler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Hartford, CT 06057
Not accepting new clients
I help struggling teens and adults, distant couples, and hurting families. I provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for people to explore their pain and challenges without fear of judgment. Building a strong relationship where my clients know they are cared for and are free to laugh or cry (we do a lot of both) is extremely important to me. As a social worker at heart, I try to help those I work with recognize the strengths they have as well as to recognize where one's lifestyle may be out of balance with one's personal values.
I help struggling teens and adults, distant couples, and hurting families. I provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for people to explore their pain and challenges without fear of judgment. Building a strong relationship where my clients know they are cared for and are free to laugh or cry (we do a lot of both) is extremely important to me. As a social worker at heart, I try to help those I work with recognize the strengths they have as well as to recognize where one's lifestyle may be out of balance with one's personal values.
(860) 356-4233 View (860) 356-4233
Photo of Limitless Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Litchfield County, CT
Limitless Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Harwinton, CT 06791  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
(860) 846-4939 View (860) 846-4939
Photo of Mary Ann Cheney, Marriage & Family Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Mary Ann Cheney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776
Are you looking for help in creating change in your life? Do you want someone to help you explore your options and support you through your choices? Are you ready to work collaboratively with someone who is willing help you create the change you are looking for? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then I am the therapist for you. I am experienced, caring and willing to put the work in if you are.
Are you looking for help in creating change in your life? Do you want someone to help you explore your options and support you through your choices? Are you ready to work collaboratively with someone who is willing help you create the change you are looking for? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then I am the therapist for you. I am experienced, caring and willing to put the work in if you are.
(203) 441-7929 View (203) 441-7929
Photo of Catherine Vlasto, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Catherine Vlasto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goshen, CT 06756  (Online Only)
Grief is a sneaky condition. It comes in and out of our minds and bodies like the waves in the ocean. One moment you feel you are managing your life and even find yourself feeling joy, the next moment you feel guilty for feeling happy. You may feel crushed by the weight of grief, not knowing who you are anymore without your loved one in your life. Learning to adjust to loss and figuring out how to live life again in a meaningful way may be what you are looking for in grief counseling. Finding out what you are going through is part of the grief journey can be a source of relief and part of why you seek out support.
Grief is a sneaky condition. It comes in and out of our minds and bodies like the waves in the ocean. One moment you feel you are managing your life and even find yourself feeling joy, the next moment you feel guilty for feeling happy. You may feel crushed by the weight of grief, not knowing who you are anymore without your loved one in your life. Learning to adjust to loss and figuring out how to live life again in a meaningful way may be what you are looking for in grief counseling. Finding out what you are going through is part of the grief journey can be a source of relief and part of why you seek out support.
(860) 390-4610 View (860) 390-4610
Photo of Shana Armstrong, Licensed Professional Counselor in Litchfield County, CT
Shana Armstrong
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
New Hartford, CT 06057  (Online Only)
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or navigating life's relentless waves? Whether it's your battle with substance use, the ripple effects of a loved one's struggles, or mourning a profound loss, your pain is valid and deeply understood here. With over a decade of guiding adults through these intricate challenges, I offer not just my expertise but a compassionate space where your experiences are acknowledged and respected. You're not alone on this journey.
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or navigating life's relentless waves? Whether it's your battle with substance use, the ripple effects of a loved one's struggles, or mourning a profound loss, your pain is valid and deeply understood here. With over a decade of guiding adults through these intricate challenges, I offer not just my expertise but a compassionate space where your experiences are acknowledged and respected. You're not alone on this journey.
(860) 831-3629 View (860) 831-3629
Photo of Mindy McNerney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Mindy McNerney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Woodbury, CT 06798
I bring to our therapeutic relationship over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. As a therapist I am deeply invested in my clients’ unique stories. It is my goal to help them develop insight into the ways that their past and present intersect with their neurobiology while also uncovering the narrative they developed as a way to make sense of their experiences. This takes us to a space of understanding and connection which is often where change happens.
I bring to our therapeutic relationship over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, adults and families. As a therapist I am deeply invested in my clients’ unique stories. It is my goal to help them develop insight into the ways that their past and present intersect with their neurobiology while also uncovering the narrative they developed as a way to make sense of their experiences. This takes us to a space of understanding and connection which is often where change happens.
(860) 821-3639 View (860) 821-3639
Photo of Jessica Lynch, Professional Counselor Associate in Litchfield County, CT
Jessica Lynch
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Milford, CT 06776
Life can be unpredictable. It's often difficult to know where to begin to lift the weight off of your shoulders that things like stress and anxiety can add to. Making decisions, balancing relationships, maintaining a positive sense-of-self and many other aspects of our lives can take a back seat when life gets in the way. I find those first steps and reaching out for support to be the most difficult but I hope to make it a comfortable and easy environment for clients to do so. Whether you're a new parent, a student, someone who is affected by trauma or someone who feels they have lost touch with themselves: I am here to support you.
Life can be unpredictable. It's often difficult to know where to begin to lift the weight off of your shoulders that things like stress and anxiety can add to. Making decisions, balancing relationships, maintaining a positive sense-of-self and many other aspects of our lives can take a back seat when life gets in the way. I find those first steps and reaching out for support to be the most difficult but I hope to make it a comfortable and easy environment for clients to do so. Whether you're a new parent, a student, someone who is affected by trauma or someone who feels they have lost touch with themselves: I am here to support you.
(860) 854-3215 View (860) 854-3215
Photo of Coercive Control Consulting, Inc., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Coercive Control Consulting, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bethlehem, CT 06751  (Online Only)
Narcissistic abuse is inflicted by coercive controllers. Their goal is to exert power and control over us, by eroding away our autonomy so that they can exert this coercive control over us. Event the most astute of us may miss the signs. I did - even though I was an advocate my entire career. They use the tactics of gaslighting, manipulation, isolation, & intimidation. They also will exert control finacially with the legal system becoming their greatest weapon to exert harm onto you and your children. The systems ignore the harms they inflict.
Narcissistic abuse is inflicted by coercive controllers. Their goal is to exert power and control over us, by eroding away our autonomy so that they can exert this coercive control over us. Event the most astute of us may miss the signs. I did - even though I was an advocate my entire career. They use the tactics of gaslighting, manipulation, isolation, & intimidation. They also will exert control finacially with the legal system becoming their greatest weapon to exert harm onto you and your children. The systems ignore the harms they inflict.
(860) 606-4787 View (860) 606-4787
Photo of Desiree Scime, Marriage & Family Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Desiree Scime
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Watertown, CT 06795
" What's next? ".. " Is that all there is? ".. " How am I possibly going to get through this?". Do you feel overwhelmed? Empty? Have things that once gave you pleasure lost their meaning? Do you struggle with addiction issues? Or know someone struggling and whose addiction is affecting your own well- being? I have over 30 years' experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in the mental health and addictions field.
" What's next? ".. " Is that all there is? ".. " How am I possibly going to get through this?". Do you feel overwhelmed? Empty? Have things that once gave you pleasure lost their meaning? Do you struggle with addiction issues? Or know someone struggling and whose addiction is affecting your own well- being? I have over 30 years' experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups in the mental health and addictions field.
(203) 446-2985 View (203) 446-2985
Photo of Catherine Brunetti, Marriage & Family Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Catherine Brunetti
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Torrington, CT 06790
Welcome! Wouldn't it be nice if you could remove stress from your relationships and have peace and understanding? As a licensed marriage and family therapist my focus is on strengthening the family unit. This is done by meeting with individuals and sometimes whole families. Family therapy emphasizes each family member's unique and important role in the family, improving relationships and building a strong supportive family unit. Assisting you to achieve these goals at your own pace can bring positive change in relationship interactions.
Welcome! Wouldn't it be nice if you could remove stress from your relationships and have peace and understanding? As a licensed marriage and family therapist my focus is on strengthening the family unit. This is done by meeting with individuals and sometimes whole families. Family therapy emphasizes each family member's unique and important role in the family, improving relationships and building a strong supportive family unit. Assisting you to achieve these goals at your own pace can bring positive change in relationship interactions.
(860) 499-3339 View (860) 499-3339
Photo of Deana Tierney May, Professional Counselor Associate in Litchfield County, CT
Deana Tierney May
Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776
I have a passion for helping clients manage life’s ups and downs, helping them to develop agency, build self-confidence, and gain acceptance to move past obstacles toward creating the life they desire. I have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety and mood disorders, substance use, relationship concerns, and trauma. I work with a diverse population and particularly enjoy working with adolescents and adults.
I have a passion for helping clients manage life’s ups and downs, helping them to develop agency, build self-confidence, and gain acceptance to move past obstacles toward creating the life they desire. I have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety and mood disorders, substance use, relationship concerns, and trauma. I work with a diverse population and particularly enjoy working with adolescents and adults.
(860) 891-6357 View (860) 891-6357
Photo of Christopher C. Leveille, Psychologist in Litchfield County, CT
Christopher C. Leveille
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Woodbury, CT 06798
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst specializing in long and short-term psychotherapy with adults. While each individual's unique set of circumstances requires a similarly unique treatment approach, I believe an essential goal of psychotherapy is to increase self-awareness. In doing so, one is able to actively identify and alter the problematic patterns of thought, emotion and behavior that have interfered with living a more fulfilling life. A successful course of psychotherapy can be expected to improve the quality and satisfaction of one's relationships and work life, provide symptom relief and lasting change.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst specializing in long and short-term psychotherapy with adults. While each individual's unique set of circumstances requires a similarly unique treatment approach, I believe an essential goal of psychotherapy is to increase self-awareness. In doing so, one is able to actively identify and alter the problematic patterns of thought, emotion and behavior that have interfered with living a more fulfilling life. A successful course of psychotherapy can be expected to improve the quality and satisfaction of one's relationships and work life, provide symptom relief and lasting change.
(860) 986-6029 View (860) 986-6029
Photo of Ellen Schenzer, Marriage & Family Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Ellen Schenzer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Milford, CT 06776  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a grounded, heart-centered therapist who is engaged and ready to assist you on your journey to wellness? I have helped many people work through anxiety, trauma, and depression in order to live the life they desire. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for my clients to feel and release their emotions and create a new empowered narrative for their life. My clients are given a variety of tools and techniques to use in and out of sessions. Some of those include EFT (tapping), CBT, mindfulness, & meditation. Narrative therapy, family constellations, and energy psychology are also used.
Are you looking for a grounded, heart-centered therapist who is engaged and ready to assist you on your journey to wellness? I have helped many people work through anxiety, trauma, and depression in order to live the life they desire. I provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for my clients to feel and release their emotions and create a new empowered narrative for their life. My clients are given a variety of tools and techniques to use in and out of sessions. Some of those include EFT (tapping), CBT, mindfulness, & meditation. Narrative therapy, family constellations, and energy psychology are also used.
(203) 408-6696 View (203) 408-6696
Photo of Miranda Numberg, Professional Counselor Associate in Litchfield County, CT
Miranda Numberg
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Woodbury, CT 06798
Respect for the client is the foundation of my work. Whatever experience you are having, I am here to offer a respectful and careful space where you will be seen and heard. Together we will work on identifying the blocks to your well-being. Whatever identified, we will work collaboratively to move toward healing and wholeness in a way that is uniquely meaningful to you. Every individual differs in their needs and goals for therapy. With so many possible strategies for reaching your goals, it is most important to me that our time together be centered around strategies that feel right to you.
Respect for the client is the foundation of my work. Whatever experience you are having, I am here to offer a respectful and careful space where you will be seen and heard. Together we will work on identifying the blocks to your well-being. Whatever identified, we will work collaboratively to move toward healing and wholeness in a way that is uniquely meaningful to you. Every individual differs in their needs and goals for therapy. With so many possible strategies for reaching your goals, it is most important to me that our time together be centered around strategies that feel right to you.
(475) 445-2375 View (475) 445-2375
Photo of Courtney D. Young, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Courtney D. Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LNHA
Verified Verified
Woodbury, CT 06798
Not accepting new clients
It would be an honor & a privilege to help facilitate your return journey to health, wellness and self fulfillment. I'm a clinical Social Worker who specializes in older adult life stage issues, elder care matters, Depression and Anxiety. As a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator of over 10 years I have extensive experience working with families in crisis, especially care givers facing "sandwich generation" challenges. The toughest journeys in life all begin with the First Step. There is no shame in needing help, only in not getting the help you need.
It would be an honor & a privilege to help facilitate your return journey to health, wellness and self fulfillment. I'm a clinical Social Worker who specializes in older adult life stage issues, elder care matters, Depression and Anxiety. As a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator of over 10 years I have extensive experience working with families in crisis, especially care givers facing "sandwich generation" challenges. The toughest journeys in life all begin with the First Step. There is no shame in needing help, only in not getting the help you need.
(203) 599-4614 View (203) 599-4614
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Felechia M Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thomaston, CT 06787
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to enter therapy. Let me be the support for you to be the best you, you can be. My goal in working with you is to provide you with a safe space where you can explore your emotional strengths and vulnerabilities. My style of therapy is client centered. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that everyone needs to be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to enter therapy. Let me be the support for you to be the best you, you can be. My goal in working with you is to provide you with a safe space where you can explore your emotional strengths and vulnerabilities. My style of therapy is client centered. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that everyone needs to be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.
(860) 362-2833 View (860) 362-2833
Photo of Nicole Martino, Licensed Professional Counselor in Litchfield County, CT
Nicole Martino
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Watertown, CT 06795  (Online Only)
I'm Nicole, an LPC licensed in CT with extensive experience in providing diverse services for children and adolescents. In addition to offering outpatient therapy, I serve as a Trauma Therapist in a residential setting for adolescents with co-occurring disorders. With a focus on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, my integrative and creative approach ensures a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients. Whether addressing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, trauma, eating disorders, or anger management, I am dedicated to supporting clients in overcoming life's challenges.
I'm Nicole, an LPC licensed in CT with extensive experience in providing diverse services for children and adolescents. In addition to offering outpatient therapy, I serve as a Trauma Therapist in a residential setting for adolescents with co-occurring disorders. With a focus on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, my integrative and creative approach ensures a safe, non-judgmental environment for clients. Whether addressing depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, trauma, eating disorders, or anger management, I am dedicated to supporting clients in overcoming life's challenges.
(860) 854-4249 View (860) 854-4249
Photo of Mariah C. Benjamin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Litchfield County, CT
Mariah C. Benjamin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Torrington, CT 06790  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with constant self-doubt, regret, or overwhelming worry? Rest assured, you're not alone in this. Your thoughts DO NOT define you and your worth is undeniable. Do you struggle with setting boundaries or communicating your feelings to others. Worry not, we will work to build your confidence through resetting negative thought patterns that cause negative self-talk. In sessions, you will feel more connected to the person you want to be. I will get to know you as a person not just a client. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut.
Are you struggling with constant self-doubt, regret, or overwhelming worry? Rest assured, you're not alone in this. Your thoughts DO NOT define you and your worth is undeniable. Do you struggle with setting boundaries or communicating your feelings to others. Worry not, we will work to build your confidence through resetting negative thought patterns that cause negative self-talk. In sessions, you will feel more connected to the person you want to be. I will get to know you as a person not just a client. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut.
(860) 362-2334 View (860) 362-2334

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Number of Therapists in Litchfield County, CT

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Litchfield County, CT who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Husky | CT BHP
73% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Litchfield County, CT see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Litchfield County?

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.