Therapists in New Canaan, CT

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Gary S Gruber
ND
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
I help you break the cycle of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and burnout while transforming your life into vitality, health, and well-being.
I help you break the cycle of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and burnout while transforming your life into vitality, health, and well-being.
(203) 594-8638 View (203) 594-8638
Photo of Christine A Trumbour, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Canaan, CT
Christine A Trumbour
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and I find the most affective treatment is collaborative and tailored to fit each person’s goals and needs. Whether you are coming to therapy to find new coping strategies, change unhelpful patterns, or process traumatic and painful life events, we will work together to make sure that we are always solution-focused and moving steadily toward a place of health and wellness.
I have been a therapist for over 15 years, and I find the most affective treatment is collaborative and tailored to fit each person’s goals and needs. Whether you are coming to therapy to find new coping strategies, change unhelpful patterns, or process traumatic and painful life events, we will work together to make sure that we are always solution-focused and moving steadily toward a place of health and wellness.
(475) 251-8621 View (475) 251-8621
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James E Blechman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, AASECT, CGP
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
(203) 212-9429 View (203) 212-9429
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Michaela D'Urso
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Emily B Farnum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
As a psychotherapist, I feel privileged to work with people as they explore the challenges that bring them to treatment. I understand that it takes courage and vulnerability to take the first steps to contact a clinician and come to therapy. It is important to me that you feel safe during our work and that our collaboration is a good match for you. A positive therapeutic relationship creates the opportunity for insight, growth and fulfillment. I am an interactive therapist, who facilitates a treatment environment that is empathic, warm and supportive. I treat adolescents, adults and couples and provide both short and long-term treatment.
As a psychotherapist, I feel privileged to work with people as they explore the challenges that bring them to treatment. I understand that it takes courage and vulnerability to take the first steps to contact a clinician and come to therapy. It is important to me that you feel safe during our work and that our collaboration is a good match for you. A positive therapeutic relationship creates the opportunity for insight, growth and fulfillment. I am an interactive therapist, who facilitates a treatment environment that is empathic, warm and supportive. I treat adolescents, adults and couples and provide both short and long-term treatment.
(203) 594-8078 View (203) 594-8078
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Gisselle Acevedo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Canaan, CT 06840
I will welcome you into a safe and non-judgmental place where you can explore what it could be like to find the freedom to live your life with self-compassion while taking full responsibility. I believe therapy can help you find a sense of peace in your life because you are able to identify your own power, your own wisdom and really focus on what brings your life joy. If your family is experiencing difficulties then family therapy is a necessary first step toward finding a more harmonious family life. For further information please visit my website: GisselleAcevedoTherapy.com.
I will welcome you into a safe and non-judgmental place where you can explore what it could be like to find the freedom to live your life with self-compassion while taking full responsibility. I believe therapy can help you find a sense of peace in your life because you are able to identify your own power, your own wisdom and really focus on what brings your life joy. If your family is experiencing difficulties then family therapy is a necessary first step toward finding a more harmonious family life. For further information please visit my website: GisselleAcevedoTherapy.com.
(626) 415-0442 View (626) 415-0442
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Dr. Terry D'Elisa
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP, NCSP
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
Welcome! I am board certified (ABPP) in School Psychology, and I provide psychological assessment for autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and social/emotional concerns. I also provide parent support and coaching and counseling to both children and adults across a variety of issues including anxiety and depression. Children, adolescents and their parents face many challenges today. The pressure to succeed in school and in the social milieu can be overwhelming. I can help children and parents navigate the challenges of growing up in this high-powered environment and help adults navigate family relationships and personal challenges.
Welcome! I am board certified (ABPP) in School Psychology, and I provide psychological assessment for autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities and social/emotional concerns. I also provide parent support and coaching and counseling to both children and adults across a variety of issues including anxiety and depression. Children, adolescents and their parents face many challenges today. The pressure to succeed in school and in the social milieu can be overwhelming. I can help children and parents navigate the challenges of growing up in this high-powered environment and help adults navigate family relationships and personal challenges.
(203) 350-0394 View (203) 350-0394
Photo of Rebecca Zarrella, Licensed Professional Counselor in New Canaan, CT
Rebecca Zarrella
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Canaan, CT 06840
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults, helping them to get through whatever challenges they are facing momentary. Difficulties your child may be dealing with may include: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, low-esteem, peer - or family conflict, as well as issues related to school and/or divorce.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and young adults, helping them to get through whatever challenges they are facing momentary. Difficulties your child may be dealing with may include: depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, low-esteem, peer - or family conflict, as well as issues related to school and/or divorce.
(203) 633-7129 View (203) 633-7129
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Nicole Rhind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
I work with Adolescents and Young Adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, and self-esteem issues.. These factors interfere with functioning and one's ability to enjoy life and thrive. My clients want to be happy, more confident, and to feel more empowered in their lives.
I work with Adolescents and Young Adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, and self-esteem issues.. These factors interfere with functioning and one's ability to enjoy life and thrive. My clients want to be happy, more confident, and to feel more empowered in their lives.
(203) 902-6186 View (203) 902-6186
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Myrna Hill, MS, LPC,
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840  (Online Only)
I am a therapist with over 40 years of ongoing education, training and experience with almost all mental health and life issues. I offer many types of treatment and can even customize one that may work best for you. I am dedicated to helping you tell your problems and needs without rushing you. I am told I am a warm, genuine, and compassionate listener, who accurately and nonjudgmentally empathizes with your suffering and the human emotions of sadness, fear, anxiety, anger and shame. I will help you practice mindful awareness and heartfelt acceptance of whatever is occurring for you, so
I am a therapist with over 40 years of ongoing education, training and experience with almost all mental health and life issues. I offer many types of treatment and can even customize one that may work best for you. I am dedicated to helping you tell your problems and needs without rushing you. I am told I am a warm, genuine, and compassionate listener, who accurately and nonjudgmentally empathizes with your suffering and the human emotions of sadness, fear, anxiety, anger and shame. I will help you practice mindful awareness and heartfelt acceptance of whatever is occurring for you, so
(585) 899-9422 View (585) 899-9422
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Janette Pellus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS, C-DBT, C-KAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Canaan, CT 06840  (Online Only)
The ups and downs of life can trigger crisis; leaving us confused, emotionally upset, and sometimes leading to dysfunctional coping. We do not have control over all situations in life but finding meaning and purpose in these times can provide a framework for personal growth and development. I love to work with those who want to understand the origins of their problems, experiencing life transitions, problems in essential relationships, depression, and childhood trauma or loss. Therapy sessions are conducted via secure Video conference.
The ups and downs of life can trigger crisis; leaving us confused, emotionally upset, and sometimes leading to dysfunctional coping. We do not have control over all situations in life but finding meaning and purpose in these times can provide a framework for personal growth and development. I love to work with those who want to understand the origins of their problems, experiencing life transitions, problems in essential relationships, depression, and childhood trauma or loss. Therapy sessions are conducted via secure Video conference.
(203) 463-5582 View (203) 463-5582
Photo of Haley Kastner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New Canaan, CT
Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Katherine Ryan Haines
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
Come as you are. That was the inspiration behind my choice to become a therapist. In Fairfield County, where the implicit massage is that life is a competition and any weakness is a sign of failure, my office is a place for women, young and older, to have an authentic dialogue without any fear of judgment. You are safe to be vulnerable, scared, and open about your depression, anxiety, and the state of your relationships. We will process as a team and make growth that you are proud of with the goal of a more peaceful, confident, meaningful, and joyful life.
Come as you are. That was the inspiration behind my choice to become a therapist. In Fairfield County, where the implicit massage is that life is a competition and any weakness is a sign of failure, my office is a place for women, young and older, to have an authentic dialogue without any fear of judgment. You are safe to be vulnerable, scared, and open about your depression, anxiety, and the state of your relationships. We will process as a team and make growth that you are proud of with the goal of a more peaceful, confident, meaningful, and joyful life.
(203) 599-0455 View (203) 599-0455
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Patricia M Grimes
Psychologist, EdD, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
In my practice I offer expert assessment, in-depth understanding and ongoing, practical guidance to parents of children from infancy through adolescence. I am an extensively trained and experienced child psychologist, with degrees from Columbia, Harvard and Boston Universities. I have an exceptional understanding of my discipline and a broad range of treatment options at my disposal. I feel strongly that treatment and guidance should be carefully matched to the needs of the individual child and family.
In my practice I offer expert assessment, in-depth understanding and ongoing, practical guidance to parents of children from infancy through adolescence. I am an extensively trained and experienced child psychologist, with degrees from Columbia, Harvard and Boston Universities. I have an exceptional understanding of my discipline and a broad range of treatment options at my disposal. I feel strongly that treatment and guidance should be carefully matched to the needs of the individual child and family.
(203) 941-8855 View (203) 941-8855
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Gerard L Vasco
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
I have been counseling addicts and alcoholics since 1993. I have inpatient, detox, outpatient and intervention experience. I have completed many assessments for teens at college that have been sent hiome for evaluations and treatment if needed. DWI and DUI assessments and education can be done at YOUR convenience and not according to an agencys schedule. My ideal client is a motivated client, that want's to make their life better, or recognizes that his or her substance abuse/addiction is causing major disruptions in their life. I also enjoy the challenge of the unmotivated client that I can help through the stages of change. Individual, group counseling and random drug testing (on site) are regular practices, family work and education are important services that I provide as well. I work closely with Psychiatrist's in Greenwich Ct, New Canaan Ct, and NYC when needed. These are trusted addiction specialist psychiatrists. I look forward to helping you and or your family member. When I am working with a client I become available 24 hours a day.
I have been counseling addicts and alcoholics since 1993. I have inpatient, detox, outpatient and intervention experience. I have completed many assessments for teens at college that have been sent hiome for evaluations and treatment if needed. DWI and DUI assessments and education can be done at YOUR convenience and not according to an agencys schedule. My ideal client is a motivated client, that want's to make their life better, or recognizes that his or her substance abuse/addiction is causing major disruptions in their life. I also enjoy the challenge of the unmotivated client that I can help through the stages of change. Individual, group counseling and random drug testing (on site) are regular practices, family work and education are important services that I provide as well. I work closely with Psychiatrist's in Greenwich Ct, New Canaan Ct, and NYC when needed. These are trusted addiction specialist psychiatrists. I look forward to helping you and or your family member. When I am working with a client I become available 24 hours a day.
(203) 916-5727 View (203) 916-5727
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Micaela Scully
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
Not accepting new clients
Since I began working in mental health in 2009, I've wanted to help folks connect and heal. I am a psychotherapist who is down to earth, open minded, compassionate, empathetic, and will occasionally make you laugh. Struggles in self-esteem, identity, difficult life changes, relationships, and transitions are worthy of support. I have extensive experience with folks struggling addiction, bipolar & unipolar depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the behavioral struggles that come along the way. I am 'intensively trained' by Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which I use in DBT informed sessions as appropriate.
Since I began working in mental health in 2009, I've wanted to help folks connect and heal. I am a psychotherapist who is down to earth, open minded, compassionate, empathetic, and will occasionally make you laugh. Struggles in self-esteem, identity, difficult life changes, relationships, and transitions are worthy of support. I have extensive experience with folks struggling addiction, bipolar & unipolar depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and the behavioral struggles that come along the way. I am 'intensively trained' by Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which I use in DBT informed sessions as appropriate.
(475) 219-6855 View (475) 219-6855
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Jason Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
I am a psychologist providing therapy and assessment services for children through adults. I have extensive clinical experience and am an expert Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I’ve been trained by top therapy institutes, am a board member for well accomplished CBT organizations, and run the official podcast for the national CBT organization. I strive to regularly advance my knowledge and provide leading scientific treatments. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, panic, OCD, trauma, stress, insomnia, ADHD, defiance, and work/school issues. Many of my clients lead busy lives; therefore, I offer evening appointments.
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Lyn Pedersen
MSW, CASAC-T, CRC
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
I have been helping those with addiction for over 20 years. I have a Masters in Social Work and a Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment from Fordham University. I am also a Certified Recovery Coach from the Center for Recovery Coach Training. I help people recover from a variety of addictions, including alcohol use disorders, drug addiction, and dual diagnosis.
I have been helping those with addiction for over 20 years. I have a Masters in Social Work and a Certification in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment from Fordham University. I am also a Certified Recovery Coach from the Center for Recovery Coach Training. I help people recover from a variety of addictions, including alcohol use disorders, drug addiction, and dual diagnosis.
(203) 446-2140 View (203) 446-2140
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Warren J. Lancaster
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
New Canaan, CT 06840
I work with high performing business professionals who find themselves faced with a significant personal challenge. The pressure created by the intense nature of their work, the schedule and time constraints, and even how the language of the industry influences the way one thinks about solving problems and can make recovery more challenging than it needs to be. As a former senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry, who became a counselor after a successful business career, I bring a unique understanding of the pressures and challenges top executives face.
I work with high performing business professionals who find themselves faced with a significant personal challenge. The pressure created by the intense nature of their work, the schedule and time constraints, and even how the language of the industry influences the way one thinks about solving problems and can make recovery more challenging than it needs to be. As a former senior executive in the pharmaceutical industry, who became a counselor after a successful business career, I bring a unique understanding of the pressures and challenges top executives face.
(203) 763-4567 View (203) 763-4567
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Justin Byous
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Canaan, CT 06840
The therapeutic relationship is a unique and powerful one that can bring insight and transformation into a person’s life. From the start of my career, my ambition has been to work with people in a variety of ways to assist them in identifying and reaching their goals, better understand themselves based on their lived experience, and collaborate together to achieve the changes they want and need to see in their lives. I have significant experience working with mood and anxiety-related issues, substance use problems, personality disorders, and folks who have experienced trauma, both single-episode and complex trauma.
The therapeutic relationship is a unique and powerful one that can bring insight and transformation into a person’s life. From the start of my career, my ambition has been to work with people in a variety of ways to assist them in identifying and reaching their goals, better understand themselves based on their lived experience, and collaborate together to achieve the changes they want and need to see in their lives. I have significant experience working with mood and anxiety-related issues, substance use problems, personality disorders, and folks who have experienced trauma, both single-episode and complex trauma.
(475) 473-8710 View (475) 473-8710

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in New Canaan, CT

200+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New Canaan, CT who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Aetna
52% BlueCross and BlueShield
49% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New Canaan, CT see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Canaan?

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.