Therapists in Sterling, CT

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Aimee Cooney
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sterling, CT 06377  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to manage anxiety and stress? Are you feeling sad, and maybe frustrated with how you feel versus how you think you should be feeling? Is tension and distress with your partner(s) frequent, or do you feel like you need help to find common ground? When so much feels uncertain, I will be there to help and to listen, and to work with you to achieve what you need out of therapy. I provide an empathetic and secure therapy space for you to create compassion and security in relationships – even when that relationship is with yourself. I see life as a learning process, and believe that everyone can benefit from therapy.
Are you struggling to manage anxiety and stress? Are you feeling sad, and maybe frustrated with how you feel versus how you think you should be feeling? Is tension and distress with your partner(s) frequent, or do you feel like you need help to find common ground? When so much feels uncertain, I will be there to help and to listen, and to work with you to achieve what you need out of therapy. I provide an empathetic and secure therapy space for you to create compassion and security in relationships – even when that relationship is with yourself. I see life as a learning process, and believe that everyone can benefit from therapy.
(860) 288-5446 View (860) 288-5446

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Nancy Lynn Grandelski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Dayville, CT 06241  (Online Only)
Greetings. I am a licensed clinical social worker, graduating from the UCONN School of Social Work in 2000. I have experience in the school, agency and private practice setting. Listening, helping, problem solving and healing are the tools of my practice. I am nonjudgmental and encourage my clients to become independent. Ultimately, I want my clients to become their own therapists, so they can restore themselves to health.
Greetings. I am a licensed clinical social worker, graduating from the UCONN School of Social Work in 2000. I have experience in the school, agency and private practice setting. Listening, helping, problem solving and healing are the tools of my practice. I am nonjudgmental and encourage my clients to become independent. Ultimately, I want my clients to become their own therapists, so they can restore themselves to health.
(860) 846-4631 View (860) 846-4631
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Meredith Richards
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Danielson, CT 06239  (Online Only)
Welcome! Finding a therapist can be an intimidating task and can also be a huge relief. Are you going through a difficult transition? Experiencing an untimely loss? Trying to save your marriage or family? We all have times in our lives where we could use a little direction or help. Maybe you have decided to work on your addiction. Sometimes we just need a neutral person to listen and validate our experiences and feelings. Whatever it is, I look forward to working with you, meeting you where you are, and finding ways to help you move in the direction you hope for.
Welcome! Finding a therapist can be an intimidating task and can also be a huge relief. Are you going through a difficult transition? Experiencing an untimely loss? Trying to save your marriage or family? We all have times in our lives where we could use a little direction or help. Maybe you have decided to work on your addiction. Sometimes we just need a neutral person to listen and validate our experiences and feelings. Whatever it is, I look forward to working with you, meeting you where you are, and finding ways to help you move in the direction you hope for.
(860) 497-4125 View (860) 497-4125
Cathleen C Frederick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Danielson, CT 06239  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In life, we all experience stressors and challenges that may lead us to feel depressed, unmotivated, anxious, and/or angry. Reaching out to someone for support during these times may be crucial to overcoming these difficult feelings. When clients seek out my support, I always meet them where they are at no matter what feelings they may be experiencing.
In life, we all experience stressors and challenges that may lead us to feel depressed, unmotivated, anxious, and/or angry. Reaching out to someone for support during these times may be crucial to overcoming these difficult feelings. When clients seek out my support, I always meet them where they are at no matter what feelings they may be experiencing.
(860) 590-8551 View (860) 590-8551
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Melissa Dubich
Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Danielson, CT 06239  (Online Only)
I believe that every person has the ability in finding peace, strength, and value within themselves. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field. I have worked with a diverse population of clients that have struggled with mental health and substance use disorders within various clinical settings including group home, residential settings, PHP, IOP, detox, and intensive in-home models of therapy. I have worked with adolescents, teens, adults, and families. As a military spouse and understanding the military culture, I am passionate in helping service members and families.
I believe that every person has the ability in finding peace, strength, and value within themselves. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with over 20 years’ experience in the mental health field. I have worked with a diverse population of clients that have struggled with mental health and substance use disorders within various clinical settings including group home, residential settings, PHP, IOP, detox, and intensive in-home models of therapy. I have worked with adolescents, teens, adults, and families. As a military spouse and understanding the military culture, I am passionate in helping service members and families.
(860) 864-4640 View (860) 864-4640
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Corina Jane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Moosup, CT 06354  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a waiting list for new clients. Am I the right therapist for you? To make the most progress, it really does require having a good fit with the therapist. I find that I work well with most people. Those who claim they don’t like anyone tend to do well with me. I’m easy-going yet also diligent when it comes to giving my attention to the person in front of me. I make eye contact and I really listen. The most frequent feedback people give me is that I am easy to talk to. People have also told me that they simply feel better after talking to me. My approach is supportive and I strive to make people feel understood.
I have a waiting list for new clients. Am I the right therapist for you? To make the most progress, it really does require having a good fit with the therapist. I find that I work well with most people. Those who claim they don’t like anyone tend to do well with me. I’m easy-going yet also diligent when it comes to giving my attention to the person in front of me. I make eye contact and I really listen. The most frequent feedback people give me is that I am easy to talk to. People have also told me that they simply feel better after talking to me. My approach is supportive and I strive to make people feel understood.
(860) 809-1644 View (860) 809-1644
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Leah McCollum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Canterbury, CT 06331  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Leah. Is everything just too much? Are you anxious or irritable, depressed or hopeless? You can get better and you can get help! Whether you are experiencing a loss, going through a life transition or just needing a listening ear, therapy can be instrumental in working through life's challenges. Seeking therapy can be hard but it is a sign you are ready to improve your life and your mental health!
Hi, I'm Leah. Is everything just too much? Are you anxious or irritable, depressed or hopeless? You can get better and you can get help! Whether you are experiencing a loss, going through a life transition or just needing a listening ear, therapy can be instrumental in working through life's challenges. Seeking therapy can be hard but it is a sign you are ready to improve your life and your mental health!
(860) 847-8718 View (860) 847-8718
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Inlight Professional Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Danielson, CT 06239
Do you find yourself conflicted within your thoughts and feelings? Do you spend a lot of mental energy trying to cope with your inner angst and turmoil or sadness or anger? maybe even rage? or Fear? Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to feel better emotionally so you could just be more happy in life? Our Feelings are a wonderful gift that makes us HUMAN but when our feelings are not balanced, when we are carrying unresolved issues from past, when we are flooded by feelings and not able to see things clearly, they provide the biggest pain and heartache in life. Would you like someone to help you with your inner struggle?
Do you find yourself conflicted within your thoughts and feelings? Do you spend a lot of mental energy trying to cope with your inner angst and turmoil or sadness or anger? maybe even rage? or Fear? Do you find yourself wishing you knew how to feel better emotionally so you could just be more happy in life? Our Feelings are a wonderful gift that makes us HUMAN but when our feelings are not balanced, when we are carrying unresolved issues from past, when we are flooded by feelings and not able to see things clearly, they provide the biggest pain and heartache in life. Would you like someone to help you with your inner struggle?
(860) 341-5410 View (860) 341-5410
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Samantha Forst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dayville, CT 06241  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Samantha Forst, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works with adults that have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or other challenging life stressors. I am trained in EMDR and CBT therapies and utilize a strengths-based perspective. In our time together, we can work to identify and understand how stressors are impacting your life and relationships, plus develop strategies to better manage the symptoms. I am only providing telehealth sessions at this time. Telehealth therapy provides a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Hi! I'm Samantha Forst, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works with adults that have experienced trauma, anxiety, depression, or other challenging life stressors. I am trained in EMDR and CBT therapies and utilize a strengths-based perspective. In our time together, we can work to identify and understand how stressors are impacting your life and relationships, plus develop strategies to better manage the symptoms. I am only providing telehealth sessions at this time. Telehealth therapy provides a safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and concerns in the comfort and convenience of your own home.
(860) 385-8898 View (860) 385-8898
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Jessica Janczyk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified
Danielson, CT 06239
Have you experienced anxiety, depression or another mental health diagnosis that you are not sure fits what you are experiencing? Have you experienced a traumatic event and no matter how hard you try can't get back to the "you" before that event? Have you struggled on and off with substance use which has caused negative impact on your life?, maybe court involvement? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, I'm confident when working together we can address your concerns.
Have you experienced anxiety, depression or another mental health diagnosis that you are not sure fits what you are experiencing? Have you experienced a traumatic event and no matter how hard you try can't get back to the "you" before that event? Have you struggled on and off with substance use which has caused negative impact on your life?, maybe court involvement? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, I'm confident when working together we can address your concerns.
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Anna Sortwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Now accepting new clients! My name is Anna Sortwell and I am a Licensed ClinicaI Social Worker specializing in women's mental health. I help individuals who identify as women at all stages of life to address chronic stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, parenting stress, low self-esteem, and relationships. I enjoy helping my clients identify unhelpful patterns of behavior, learn strategies for emotion regulation, set and maintain boundaries, and reach their goals for personal growth.
Now accepting new clients! My name is Anna Sortwell and I am a Licensed ClinicaI Social Worker specializing in women's mental health. I help individuals who identify as women at all stages of life to address chronic stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, parenting stress, low self-esteem, and relationships. I enjoy helping my clients identify unhelpful patterns of behavior, learn strategies for emotion regulation, set and maintain boundaries, and reach their goals for personal growth.
(860) 750-6877 View (860) 750-6877
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Ashley Diogo Cleary
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Danielson, CT 06239
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Connecticut and have been working in the counseling field since 2007. My approach is client centered, strength based, and solution focused. I believe in the importance of understanding how individuals function within their systems. I have experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families experiencing various mental health, developmental, and transitional issues. I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties navigating the challenge of maintaining positive healthy relationships. My professional experiences include crisis counseling, home-based therapy, school counseling, and private practice.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Connecticut and have been working in the counseling field since 2007. My approach is client centered, strength based, and solution focused. I believe in the importance of understanding how individuals function within their systems. I have experience working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families experiencing various mental health, developmental, and transitional issues. I also work with couples who are experiencing difficulties navigating the challenge of maintaining positive healthy relationships. My professional experiences include crisis counseling, home-based therapy, school counseling, and private practice.
(860) 398-6796 View (860) 398-6796
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Keri Ouellette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Availability is limited - reaching out via email is best! I believe in using a person-centered strength’s based approach to help individuals enhance their emotional well being. Life is quite the journey and I’m here to offer authentic clinically driven psychotherapy to overcome life’s challenges and everyday stressors. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with adolescents and adult women addressing issues related to women's health, pregnancy and postpartum challenges, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, and self-esteem.
Availability is limited - reaching out via email is best! I believe in using a person-centered strength’s based approach to help individuals enhance their emotional well being. Life is quite the journey and I’m here to offer authentic clinically driven psychotherapy to overcome life’s challenges and everyday stressors. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with adolescents and adult women addressing issues related to women's health, pregnancy and postpartum challenges, trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, communication, and self-esteem.
(860) 362-3944 View (860) 362-3944
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George Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Canterbury, CT 06331  (Online Only)
I have maintained an active practice for many years. I work with individuals and couples who are seeking tools and strategies to become more confident and successful in their relationships at home, work, and other aspects of their lives. I have a very strong background in treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. I try to offer perspective and concrete suggestions wherever possible. It is important to me to help my clients feel comfortable throughout the process and I see myself as a guide and personal coach as part of the therapy.
I have maintained an active practice for many years. I work with individuals and couples who are seeking tools and strategies to become more confident and successful in their relationships at home, work, and other aspects of their lives. I have a very strong background in treatment of anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. I try to offer perspective and concrete suggestions wherever possible. It is important to me to help my clients feel comfortable throughout the process and I see myself as a guide and personal coach as part of the therapy.
(860) 788-4584 View (860) 788-4584
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Christine Schuler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Danielson, CT 06239
Wherever life finds you at this moment you are ready for something to improve. You may feel stuck as you struggle with issues from your past or current circumstances. Therapy is a way to gain insight and self awareness to better understand yourself and your relationship with others. We will identify what is important to you and how to be happier and more at peace with your life. You may be ready or it may feel so overwhelming it's hard to know where to start. I'm here to help you with your personal journey.
Wherever life finds you at this moment you are ready for something to improve. You may feel stuck as you struggle with issues from your past or current circumstances. Therapy is a way to gain insight and self awareness to better understand yourself and your relationship with others. We will identify what is important to you and how to be happier and more at peace with your life. You may be ready or it may feel so overwhelming it's hard to know where to start. I'm here to help you with your personal journey.
(860) 934-0182 View (860) 934-0182
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Corinne Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, CT 06234
What would you say about your sex life right now? "It's complicated"! These words have been spoken by countless clients. Sex therapy is a specific type of counseling designed to treat sexual problems affecting both individuals and couples. Sex therapy can alleviate a wide variety of issues including: body image and self-esteem issues; conflict with religious belief/sexuality; confusion about sexual orientation; gender identification; difficulty experiencing orgasm; difficulty maintaining errections; erectile dysfunction; lack of sexual desire; negative attitudes or fear towards sex due to previous traumatic experience; premature ejaculation; health/disability; BDSM/various fetishes; and stress/anxiety regarding sexual performance.
What would you say about your sex life right now? "It's complicated"! These words have been spoken by countless clients. Sex therapy is a specific type of counseling designed to treat sexual problems affecting both individuals and couples. Sex therapy can alleviate a wide variety of issues including: body image and self-esteem issues; conflict with religious belief/sexuality; confusion about sexual orientation; gender identification; difficulty experiencing orgasm; difficulty maintaining errections; erectile dysfunction; lack of sexual desire; negative attitudes or fear towards sex due to previous traumatic experience; premature ejaculation; health/disability; BDSM/various fetishes; and stress/anxiety regarding sexual performance.
(860) 323-0141 View (860) 323-0141
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Leanda M Zupka
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Plainfield, CT 06374
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 13 years of experience. I believe in the importance of collaborating with clients to help empower them to achieve their goals, and I am passionate about the power therapy can provide to improve the lives of others. In addition to working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, I have a passion in working with infertility/women's issues, as well as surrogacy/gestational carriers, and ART (Assistive Reproductive Therapy).
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 13 years of experience. I believe in the importance of collaborating with clients to help empower them to achieve their goals, and I am passionate about the power therapy can provide to improve the lives of others. In addition to working with individuals dealing with anxiety and depression, I have a passion in working with infertility/women's issues, as well as surrogacy/gestational carriers, and ART (Assistive Reproductive Therapy).
(860) 782-6319 View (860) 782-6319
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Jeff Schneider, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dayville, CT 06241  (Online Only)
Jeff Schneider, LCSW - Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Addictions Counseling, specializing in the treatment of adults experiencing Depression, Mood Regulation and Co-occuring issues. All people who seek therapy with Jeff will be treated with the highest level of respect, empathic listening and attentive understanding, guaranteed. Jeff uses a specific approach which relies on client feedback to track outcomes in therapy. This approach monitors the rapport with him as a therapist in each session. Feedback is shared and discussed and forms the foundation of Jeff's therapeutic alliance with all people he works with in therapy.
Jeff Schneider, LCSW - Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Addictions Counseling, specializing in the treatment of adults experiencing Depression, Mood Regulation and Co-occuring issues. All people who seek therapy with Jeff will be treated with the highest level of respect, empathic listening and attentive understanding, guaranteed. Jeff uses a specific approach which relies on client feedback to track outcomes in therapy. This approach monitors the rapport with him as a therapist in each session. Feedback is shared and discussed and forms the foundation of Jeff's therapeutic alliance with all people he works with in therapy.
(860) 969-2029 View (860) 969-2029
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Indigo Wisdom Professional Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Plainfield, CT 06374
We all need support and guidance from time to time due to things that happen in our lives. While it may be difficult to reach out and ask for help, professional counseling will begin your journey towards healing. With a warm and safe atmosphere and a holistic approach to therapy, we are here to help you with whatever your struggles may be. Regardless of the pain that you carry or the secrets that you keep; you are welcome here.
We all need support and guidance from time to time due to things that happen in our lives. While it may be difficult to reach out and ask for help, professional counseling will begin your journey towards healing. With a warm and safe atmosphere and a holistic approach to therapy, we are here to help you with whatever your struggles may be. Regardless of the pain that you carry or the secrets that you keep; you are welcome here.
(860) 813-7885 View (860) 813-7885
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Hayley Tiller-Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Danielson, CT 06239
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the field since 2007. I enjoy working with people of all ages facing many issues, but have a special interest in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, infertility and gender identity. I also really enjoy working with other providers in the field.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the field since 2007. I enjoy working with people of all ages facing many issues, but have a special interest in helping clients struggling with anxiety, depression, infertility and gender identity. I also really enjoy working with other providers in the field.
(860) 689-7534 View (860) 689-7534

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sterling, CT

< 10

Therapists in Sterling, CT who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Infertility
100% Spirituality
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Oxford

How Therapists in Sterling, CT see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sterling?

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.