Therapists in Shelton, CT

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Sara Elkins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is committed to supporting individuals, couples and families as they work to change their own lives. As a former special educator, I utilized a strength-based and individualized approach with my students. I have taken this mindset with me in my work as a therapist, viewing all my clients as unique and capable beings. I aim for a therapeutic approach that integrates intentional evidence-based practices with intuition and empathy. I am an active member of AAMFT and CTAMFT and enjoy providing supervision and mentorship to other therapists.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is committed to supporting individuals, couples and families as they work to change their own lives. As a former special educator, I utilized a strength-based and individualized approach with my students. I have taken this mindset with me in my work as a therapist, viewing all my clients as unique and capable beings. I aim for a therapeutic approach that integrates intentional evidence-based practices with intuition and empathy. I am an active member of AAMFT and CTAMFT and enjoy providing supervision and mentorship to other therapists.
(475) 267-0783 View (475) 267-0783
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Tylice C Macdonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
My approach to therapy is to understand and create a strong therapeutic relationship that will support and strengthen my clients in every aspect of their life. I have experience working with children and families with complex concerns, in different areas of their lives. These concerns include trauma, depression, ADHD/ADD, martial/parent child relationship issues, grief/loss, substance use , and mood disorders as well as self harming behaviors.
My approach to therapy is to understand and create a strong therapeutic relationship that will support and strengthen my clients in every aspect of their life. I have experience working with children and families with complex concerns, in different areas of their lives. These concerns include trauma, depression, ADHD/ADD, martial/parent child relationship issues, grief/loss, substance use , and mood disorders as well as self harming behaviors.
(475) 405-2463 View (475) 405-2463
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Sherlyne Dieudonne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Where are you today in life? Are you having a hard time making the most of life experiences? Do you believe that your current problem is a direct result of the choices you have made up to this point in your life? I understand that you may feel scared to take the first step that can bring you closer to making the changes to living the life you most want. I am here to tell you that change is a process, and you may simply need to try to be gentle, patient and loving to yourself as you work through some past unpleasant experiences.
Where are you today in life? Are you having a hard time making the most of life experiences? Do you believe that your current problem is a direct result of the choices you have made up to this point in your life? I understand that you may feel scared to take the first step that can bring you closer to making the changes to living the life you most want. I am here to tell you that change is a process, and you may simply need to try to be gentle, patient and loving to yourself as you work through some past unpleasant experiences.
(203) 457-6074 View (203) 457-6074
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Stephanie Potenza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Do you want to give your children the best of yourself - not what's left of yourself - each day? Is your tank on empty after battling tantrums, power struggles and trying to manage negative behaviors? Parenting our children is one of the toughest jobs in the world. A Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, I am trained to help you connect with your children in ways you never thought possible. I can help you understand your children's needs and developmental stages; learn effective strategies to tackle tough behaviors; and set healthy limits and boundaries, all while fostering connection. Let me help you to parent with intention!
Do you want to give your children the best of yourself - not what's left of yourself - each day? Is your tank on empty after battling tantrums, power struggles and trying to manage negative behaviors? Parenting our children is one of the toughest jobs in the world. A Licensed Marital and Family Therapist, I am trained to help you connect with your children in ways you never thought possible. I can help you understand your children's needs and developmental stages; learn effective strategies to tackle tough behaviors; and set healthy limits and boundaries, all while fostering connection. Let me help you to parent with intention!
(203) 413-8700 View (203) 413-8700
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Richard Casey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484
Throughout life we have experiences that affect us in various ways. Together, you and I can work towards identifying goals and work towards ways to becoming an improved version of you. It is about you, meeting you where you are, and assisting with what it is you seek out to accomplish in your personal journey. I aim to provide a warm and supportive space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in a safe and confidential environment.
Throughout life we have experiences that affect us in various ways. Together, you and I can work towards identifying goals and work towards ways to becoming an improved version of you. It is about you, meeting you where you are, and assisting with what it is you seek out to accomplish in your personal journey. I aim to provide a warm and supportive space where you can explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in a safe and confidential environment.
(860) 809-5720 View (860) 809-5720
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Kim Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
Hi! I am a LCSW based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I received my Masters of Social Work from Temple University in 2018, and I have been practicing for 5+ years. My experience began with community mental health and outpatient methadone maintenance programs in Philadelphia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I returned home to Connecticut to serve the community I grew up in. Currently, I work independently with Grow Therapy treating adolescents and adults with mental health and substance use disorders to improve overall well-being.
Hi! I am a LCSW based in Fairfield County, Connecticut. I received my Masters of Social Work from Temple University in 2018, and I have been practicing for 5+ years. My experience began with community mental health and outpatient methadone maintenance programs in Philadelphia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I returned home to Connecticut to serve the community I grew up in. Currently, I work independently with Grow Therapy treating adolescents and adults with mental health and substance use disorders to improve overall well-being.
(475) 258-8971 View (475) 258-8971
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Robert Margolies
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Daily life presents many challenges from health, career, relationship and personal struggles. Talk therapy offers feedback, guidance and support to enhance and build your coping skills and understanding of past and current issues. As a dedicated, empathic listener I am here to support you in harnessing your personal strengths, aiding you to cultivate a more fulfilling life and evolve into the person you aspire to be. I work alongside a team of skilled therapists, both male and female, specializing in adult therapy, providing in person and tele-health options to suit your unique journey.
Daily life presents many challenges from health, career, relationship and personal struggles. Talk therapy offers feedback, guidance and support to enhance and build your coping skills and understanding of past and current issues. As a dedicated, empathic listener I am here to support you in harnessing your personal strengths, aiding you to cultivate a more fulfilling life and evolve into the person you aspire to be. I work alongside a team of skilled therapists, both male and female, specializing in adult therapy, providing in person and tele-health options to suit your unique journey.
(475) 242-0655 View (475) 242-0655
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Heba Khalil
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NASP, SYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484
I look forward to helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, and general areas of their life that are a challenge. I am here to help instill tools that will benefit you for life. These tools with allow you to uplift yourself and regain confidence with making decisions and handling life stressors.
I look forward to helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, and general areas of their life that are a challenge. I am here to help instill tools that will benefit you for life. These tools with allow you to uplift yourself and regain confidence with making decisions and handling life stressors.
(475) 889-7833 View (475) 889-7833
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Daniel Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in your life? Have you felt unseen or unheard? Are you finding it difficult to cope with grief, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, or spiritual or religious issues? It is my passion to help my clients from a place of true acceptance, curiosity, and respect. In our first session, my priority will be to learn what it is you are looking for in psychotherapy, to listen to any part of your story you are comfortable sharing with me, and to decide with you how we can best move forward to help, support, and heal you.
Do you feel stuck in your life? Have you felt unseen or unheard? Are you finding it difficult to cope with grief, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, or spiritual or religious issues? It is my passion to help my clients from a place of true acceptance, curiosity, and respect. In our first session, my priority will be to learn what it is you are looking for in psychotherapy, to listen to any part of your story you are comfortable sharing with me, and to decide with you how we can best move forward to help, support, and heal you.
(203) 941-6345 View (203) 941-6345
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MJA Behavioral Health and Wellness
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Clients who would most benefit working with us would likely say that they have attachment difficulties, struggle in relationships, would define themselves as people pleasers. They would say that they struggle with rigid thinking, feelings of not good enough, seeking acceptance of others, and perfectionism. If you have noticed that your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors are affecting your ability to have healthy relationships, live a fulfilling life, accomplish your dreams, or heal your past trauma, we can support you to gain the insight, tools and strategies you need to make the changes you are seeking to live a healthier life.
Clients who would most benefit working with us would likely say that they have attachment difficulties, struggle in relationships, would define themselves as people pleasers. They would say that they struggle with rigid thinking, feelings of not good enough, seeking acceptance of others, and perfectionism. If you have noticed that your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors are affecting your ability to have healthy relationships, live a fulfilling life, accomplish your dreams, or heal your past trauma, we can support you to gain the insight, tools and strategies you need to make the changes you are seeking to live a healthier life.
(203) 774-3149 View (203) 774-3149
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Jenny Noia-Gilson, LCSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Are you stressed out with school, work or your relationship? Trying to figure out what to do after high school or college? Wanting to make a major change in your life and not sure where to start? Navigating adolescence, young adulthood and life in general can be exciting as well as stressful, confusing and challenging. This time in your life does not have to be so scary and uncertain with the right tools and frame of mind. I can help to support you on your path and transition to where you are looking to go next.
Are you stressed out with school, work or your relationship? Trying to figure out what to do after high school or college? Wanting to make a major change in your life and not sure where to start? Navigating adolescence, young adulthood and life in general can be exciting as well as stressful, confusing and challenging. This time in your life does not have to be so scary and uncertain with the right tools and frame of mind. I can help to support you on your path and transition to where you are looking to go next.
(203) 717-5776 View (203) 717-5776
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Jeanne E Phung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
I love being a social worker and I enjoy working in the field of mental health and addiction services. I believe that anyone could develop a mental health or substance abuse problem, and that all intimate relationships have periods of struggles. It can be challenging to overcome your problems. It is rewarding for me to be a part of assisting people with improving their lives. I am currently treating adolescents, adults, and couples.
I love being a social worker and I enjoy working in the field of mental health and addiction services. I believe that anyone could develop a mental health or substance abuse problem, and that all intimate relationships have periods of struggles. It can be challenging to overcome your problems. It is rewarding for me to be a part of assisting people with improving their lives. I am currently treating adolescents, adults, and couples.
(203) 872-5487 View (203) 872-5487
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Sharon Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
Reached your limit and don't know what to do? Need guidance with how to cope effectively? Want to improve communication and positive relating with your spouse and children? Struggling with loss or the death of a loved one? I can help you get clear on what you need to improve your mood, your relationships and your life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and award-winning author. Being in business for 45 years brings wisdom that others may not yet have. I am currently semi-retired and offer monthly sessions or consultations self pay through video/telehealth.
Reached your limit and don't know what to do? Need guidance with how to cope effectively? Want to improve communication and positive relating with your spouse and children? Struggling with loss or the death of a loved one? I can help you get clear on what you need to improve your mood, your relationships and your life. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and award-winning author. Being in business for 45 years brings wisdom that others may not yet have. I am currently semi-retired and offer monthly sessions or consultations self pay through video/telehealth.
(203) 212-8217 View (203) 212-8217
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Mariska Jen Miessler
Professional Counselor Associate , LPC-A, CTP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484
Sexuality is so challenging to talk about for most people that getting to the point where you are online this minute searching for a therapist comfortable talking about it with you is a major success. Even if you get no further than this sentence right now, you have already overcome a monumental hurdle; you will be able to do it again, and your next search will be easier. The path to sexual fulfillment can be grueling to navigate alone, and I am happy to explore whatever is on your mind regarding your sexuality, be it pleasure challenges, trauma, sexual or gender identity, non-monogamy, kink, addiction, and everything in between.
Sexuality is so challenging to talk about for most people that getting to the point where you are online this minute searching for a therapist comfortable talking about it with you is a major success. Even if you get no further than this sentence right now, you have already overcome a monumental hurdle; you will be able to do it again, and your next search will be easier. The path to sexual fulfillment can be grueling to navigate alone, and I am happy to explore whatever is on your mind regarding your sexuality, be it pleasure challenges, trauma, sexual or gender identity, non-monogamy, kink, addiction, and everything in between.
(475) 275-4407 View (475) 275-4407
Photo of Jill Stockmal Bennett, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jill Stockmal Bennett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
You were sitting quietly, minding your own business, when the panic hit. Suddenly you’re right back where you were, experiencing that frightening event as if for the first time. You can’t breathe, every muscle in your body tightens, and your stomach does somersaults. It’s so disturbing to feel this way that you’ve begun to avoid unpredictable situations. As a result, you find your life getting smaller and more limited by the day. And despite your best attempts to navigate around these feelings, they still flood back without warning or provocation. You wonder if you’ll ever return to being who you were before this happened to you.
You were sitting quietly, minding your own business, when the panic hit. Suddenly you’re right back where you were, experiencing that frightening event as if for the first time. You can’t breathe, every muscle in your body tightens, and your stomach does somersaults. It’s so disturbing to feel this way that you’ve begun to avoid unpredictable situations. As a result, you find your life getting smaller and more limited by the day. And despite your best attempts to navigate around these feelings, they still flood back without warning or provocation. You wonder if you’ll ever return to being who you were before this happened to you.
(475) 256-5833 View (475) 256-5833
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Andrea Lafaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Are you feeling off center or out of balance mentally, physically and spiritually? Often times it is easy to lose sight of the importance of maintaining mental, physical and spiritual health. We must maintain balance in all of these areas to achieve wellness. If you are looking to improve your level of wellness in any or all of these areas I would love the opportunity to meet with you.
Are you feeling off center or out of balance mentally, physically and spiritually? Often times it is easy to lose sight of the importance of maintaining mental, physical and spiritual health. We must maintain balance in all of these areas to achieve wellness. If you are looking to improve your level of wellness in any or all of these areas I would love the opportunity to meet with you.
(203) 989-2390 View (203) 989-2390
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Christine Paturzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
Good therapy is an investment in yourself. Often times we find ourselves stretched too thin with too many responsibilities and not enough time. We become depressed, anxious, and unsatisfied with our lives. Past experiences and trauma tell us that we are not good enough, not worth the effort, and destined to fail. We are taught to put others first and sacrifice our own needs. We give until there is nothing left, we feel unfulfilled, and yet we keep trying the same old thing, hoping for different results. There is another way, a better way. I want to help you on your journey to becoming the best possible version of yourself.
Good therapy is an investment in yourself. Often times we find ourselves stretched too thin with too many responsibilities and not enough time. We become depressed, anxious, and unsatisfied with our lives. Past experiences and trauma tell us that we are not good enough, not worth the effort, and destined to fail. We are taught to put others first and sacrifice our own needs. We give until there is nothing left, we feel unfulfilled, and yet we keep trying the same old thing, hoping for different results. There is another way, a better way. I want to help you on your journey to becoming the best possible version of yourself.
(860) 321-6920 View (860) 321-6920
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Brittany Anne Weintraub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484  (Online Only)
“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it” Reaching out to a therapist for support might be something you’ve considered for a while. It takes courage to reach out. Counseling is an aspect of healthy living that can help restore balance and peace internally. The process can be exhilarating, challenging, and profoundly rewarding as you gain clarity through increased awareness.
“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it” Reaching out to a therapist for support might be something you’ve considered for a while. It takes courage to reach out. Counseling is an aspect of healthy living that can help restore balance and peace internally. The process can be exhilarating, challenging, and profoundly rewarding as you gain clarity through increased awareness.
(203) 902-8693 View (203) 902-8693
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Jennifer M. Paskiewicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Shelton, CT 06484
Therapy is about you and what you need. So first let me say, Welcome and thank you for taking the first step towards getting the support you deserve. Finding the right fit for a Therapist is important to achieve the goals you desire and can be a frustrating process. So, lets see if this could be a fit for you. The clients that find the most success working with me are ready to see real change in their lives. They have tried other things and it just hasn't helped. The decision to work on themselves, heal and create a life by design has been made and they are ready for it. If this sounds like you read on.
Therapy is about you and what you need. So first let me say, Welcome and thank you for taking the first step towards getting the support you deserve. Finding the right fit for a Therapist is important to achieve the goals you desire and can be a frustrating process. So, lets see if this could be a fit for you. The clients that find the most success working with me are ready to see real change in their lives. They have tried other things and it just hasn't helped. The decision to work on themselves, heal and create a life by design has been made and they are ready for it. If this sounds like you read on.
(203) 423-0439 View (203) 423-0439
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Hypnosis, Life Coach, NLP & EFT, Emotion Code
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shelton, CT 06484
I am offering a one on one session to help you reach your goals through: Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and Emotion Code. Release stress, anxiety, phobias, low self esteem, weight, stop smoking, negative belief systems, negative thought patterns, poor study habits, nervousness, submissive behavior, sleep issues, pre & post surgery, emotional difficulties and much more. Change your mind and change your life. The key to success is to change the programming that is embedded in your subconscious mind. Gain confidence and motivation, increase your happiness, increase your focus, perform your best, improve your health, get rid of bad habits, enhance your life.
I am offering a one on one session to help you reach your goals through: Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP and Emotion Code. Release stress, anxiety, phobias, low self esteem, weight, stop smoking, negative belief systems, negative thought patterns, poor study habits, nervousness, submissive behavior, sleep issues, pre & post surgery, emotional difficulties and much more. Change your mind and change your life. The key to success is to change the programming that is embedded in your subconscious mind. Gain confidence and motivation, increase your happiness, increase your focus, perform your best, improve your health, get rid of bad habits, enhance your life.
(203) 490-0747 View (203) 490-0747

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Shelton, CT

200+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Shelton, CT who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
68% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
61% Trauma and PTSD
59% Family Conflict
54% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Cigna and Evernorth
86% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Optum

How Therapists in Shelton, CT see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shelton?

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.