Therapists in Boynton Beach, FL

John Hawkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
An ideal client is any couple or family experiencing relationships issues. Individuals suffering from the effects of abusive and traumatic backgrounds, and those struggling with compulsive behaviors, such as addiction. In addition, I am well suited to address spiritual and existential concerns.
An ideal client is any couple or family experiencing relationships issues. Individuals suffering from the effects of abusive and traumatic backgrounds, and those struggling with compulsive behaviors, such as addiction. In addition, I am well suited to address spiritual and existential concerns.
(561) 666-4542 View (561) 666-4542
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FL Gender Affirming Letter Assessments/K. Cascio
Psychologist, PhD, QS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boynton Beach, FL 33436  (Online Only)
I'm Dr. Katherine Cascio, licensed psychologist, & I provide affirming letter assessments for trans, non-binary, & gender diverse adults seeking gender confirming medical care. You know what care you need, my job is to remove barriers to the treatment you deserve. I stay updated on Florida laws & have a long history of getting approval with many insurances (Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Florida Blue, Aetna, Humana, United, Cigna, & more). I've done 80+ hormone & surgery letters since 2017 & was trained by a trans psychologist for these assessments. I would be honored to be of service as you navigate the transition process.
I'm Dr. Katherine Cascio, licensed psychologist, & I provide affirming letter assessments for trans, non-binary, & gender diverse adults seeking gender confirming medical care. You know what care you need, my job is to remove barriers to the treatment you deserve. I stay updated on Florida laws & have a long history of getting approval with many insurances (Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Florida Blue, Aetna, Humana, United, Cigna, & more). I've done 80+ hormone & surgery letters since 2017 & was trained by a trans psychologist for these assessments. I would be honored to be of service as you navigate the transition process.
(561) 867-3691 View (561) 867-3691
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Neil Wolfson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boynton Beach, FL 33426  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, chronic illness, or relationship challenges? If you’re in pain, overwhelmed, or feel unable to pull yourself out of your circumstances, I can help. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, EMDR Therapy (trauma therapy), Motivational Interviewing, and the Gottman Method for Couples Counseling, I can help you feel relief from your pain, gain more control of your life, and find a sense of purpose and direction.
Do you feel stuck? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, chronic illness, or relationship challenges? If you’re in pain, overwhelmed, or feel unable to pull yourself out of your circumstances, I can help. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, EMDR Therapy (trauma therapy), Motivational Interviewing, and the Gottman Method for Couples Counseling, I can help you feel relief from your pain, gain more control of your life, and find a sense of purpose and direction.
(561) 425-6552 View (561) 425-6552
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Natalie Jaspers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
I have been working with families and individuals since 2011. I love helping people discover more peace and connection in their lives as well as create a healthy work-life balance. I enjoy working with teens and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and focus on eating disorders as well as body image issues. I have worked with many individuals with anorexia, bulimia as well as binge eating disorders. I also help navigate codependent and other challenging relationships.
I have been working with families and individuals since 2011. I love helping people discover more peace and connection in their lives as well as create a healthy work-life balance. I enjoy working with teens and adults. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, and focus on eating disorders as well as body image issues. I have worked with many individuals with anorexia, bulimia as well as binge eating disorders. I also help navigate codependent and other challenging relationships.
(754) 203-0063 View (754) 203-0063
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Rebecca Dumaine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33437  (Online Only)
Life is hard sometimes with so many demands, expectations, and challenges, it feels like you are a needle in a haystack, trying to find a way out. It gets pretty discouraging when all of your efforts seem stagnant. If you can relate to this, then you have come to the right place. I help those who are tired of dealing with the same cycle of disappointments find a solution that brings joy, fulfillment, healing, and hope. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or just feeling overwhelmed, together we can identify problem areas. and develop specific solutions to getting you to a place of happiness within yourself.
Life is hard sometimes with so many demands, expectations, and challenges, it feels like you are a needle in a haystack, trying to find a way out. It gets pretty discouraging when all of your efforts seem stagnant. If you can relate to this, then you have come to the right place. I help those who are tired of dealing with the same cycle of disappointments find a solution that brings joy, fulfillment, healing, and hope. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, or just feeling overwhelmed, together we can identify problem areas. and develop specific solutions to getting you to a place of happiness within yourself.
(561) 220-3404 View (561) 220-3404
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Jeffrey Freiden
Counselor, EdD, LPC/MHS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boynton Beach, FL 33437  (Online Only)
I earned my Doctorate in Counseling in 2005. I have specialized training to work with men and male issues. This includes inter and intra-family relationships, sexual behavior and attractions, and issues of past abuse. I also have certification in Critical Incident Stress Management addressing trauma and traumatic events. I have been in practice since 1999. I have worked in both groups of individual counseling settings. Currently, I only work via Tele-Health.
I earned my Doctorate in Counseling in 2005. I have specialized training to work with men and male issues. This includes inter and intra-family relationships, sexual behavior and attractions, and issues of past abuse. I also have certification in Critical Incident Stress Management addressing trauma and traumatic events. I have been in practice since 1999. I have worked in both groups of individual counseling settings. Currently, I only work via Tele-Health.
(561) 782-2936 View (561) 782-2936
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Bert Diament
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
I believe that many emotional problems people experience stem from the accumulation of previously well intentioned but flawed solutions for every day difficulties. These solutions often create secondary dysfunctional issues which aggravate the original problem. This vicious cycle is particularly relevant to relationships. Unreasonable expectations of oneself and others combined with inappropriate behavior in certain situations contribute to the downward spiral. Using evidence based strategies, I coach clients to make the appropriate attitudinal, emotional and behavioral changes necessary which can result in creative and workable solutions to their difficulties resulting in lasting emotional growth and greater satisfaction with their lives.
I believe that many emotional problems people experience stem from the accumulation of previously well intentioned but flawed solutions for every day difficulties. These solutions often create secondary dysfunctional issues which aggravate the original problem. This vicious cycle is particularly relevant to relationships. Unreasonable expectations of oneself and others combined with inappropriate behavior in certain situations contribute to the downward spiral. Using evidence based strategies, I coach clients to make the appropriate attitudinal, emotional and behavioral changes necessary which can result in creative and workable solutions to their difficulties resulting in lasting emotional growth and greater satisfaction with their lives.
(561) 430-2213 View (561) 430-2213
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Karen Kriger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33473  (Online Only)
We live in a time where we are being pushed beyond our limits, especially now with covid-19. Everyone is experiencing pressure as it relates to their finances, their families,employment and school. Due to the impact of these stressful situations, many people need guidance to find solutions to make their lives less overwhelming. I attempt to provide a warm,supportive environment for my clients.I am successful in forming positive relationships with adolescents, adults and families. In therapy sessions, I tend to use a goal oriented approach so my clients can leave feeling confident that they can handle all that life brings their way.
We live in a time where we are being pushed beyond our limits, especially now with covid-19. Everyone is experiencing pressure as it relates to their finances, their families,employment and school. Due to the impact of these stressful situations, many people need guidance to find solutions to make their lives less overwhelming. I attempt to provide a warm,supportive environment for my clients.I am successful in forming positive relationships with adolescents, adults and families. In therapy sessions, I tend to use a goal oriented approach so my clients can leave feeling confident that they can handle all that life brings their way.
(954) 543-1891 View (954) 543-1891
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Elizabeth Moffett
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33435  (Online Only)
Do you have abandonment issues from childhood or struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, or addiction? I accept Medicare Part B, Blue Cross & Blue Shield and United Healthcare and have over 19 years of experience. I can assist you to heal from these issues as well as grief and loss, relationship difficulties, uncontrolled anger, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, panic disorder, body image, co-dependency, acting coaching with creativity performance, dissociation, couples counseling, inner child, toxic families and narcissism, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse. suicide, and many other areas.
Do you have abandonment issues from childhood or struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, or addiction? I accept Medicare Part B, Blue Cross & Blue Shield and United Healthcare and have over 19 years of experience. I can assist you to heal from these issues as well as grief and loss, relationship difficulties, uncontrolled anger, alcohol addiction, drug addiction, panic disorder, body image, co-dependency, acting coaching with creativity performance, dissociation, couples counseling, inner child, toxic families and narcissism, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse. suicide, and many other areas.
(561) 316-0578 View (561) 316-0578
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Ray L Possen
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW , RCSWI , CTP
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33436  (Online Only)
Ray Possen is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern and Certified Trauma Professional. Ray is owner of Open Minds Psychotherapy LLC and works in a residential treatment center in the Palm Beach area. Ray utilizes various treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and client centered approaches that foster and encourage internal change and development of coping mechanisms to create lasting growth in life.
Ray Possen is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern and Certified Trauma Professional. Ray is owner of Open Minds Psychotherapy LLC and works in a residential treatment center in the Palm Beach area. Ray utilizes various treatment modalities including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, and client centered approaches that foster and encourage internal change and development of coping mechanisms to create lasting growth in life.
(561) 816-4979 View (561) 816-4979
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John C Phelps
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33437  (Online Only)
As a therapist, my specialization lies in working with individuals who are queer, neurodivergent, and have experienced trauma. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective and reject the deficit model of mental health. With training in CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. ​ I am a firm believer in social justice and have a history of working in LGBTQ services and advocacy. I recognize the importance of exploring and embracing all aspects of identity, and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients to do so.
As a therapist, my specialization lies in working with individuals who are queer, neurodivergent, and have experienced trauma. I approach therapy from a holistic perspective and reject the deficit model of mental health. With training in CBT, DBT, and solution-focused therapy, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each individual. ​ I am a firm believer in social justice and have a history of working in LGBTQ services and advocacy. I recognize the importance of exploring and embracing all aspects of identity, and strive to create a safe and supportive environment for my clients to do so.
(561) 559-4698 View (561) 559-4698
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Moustapha Augustin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33426  (Online Only)
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and wanting someone to talk to? Is it hard to confide in those around you? At times it may feel like you are the only one with anxiety, depression, trauma, or managing through grief/loss. The many things experienced in life can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to cope. I want you to know that you are not alone and you do not have to experience what you are going through alone.
Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed and wanting someone to talk to? Is it hard to confide in those around you? At times it may feel like you are the only one with anxiety, depression, trauma, or managing through grief/loss. The many things experienced in life can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to cope. I want you to know that you are not alone and you do not have to experience what you are going through alone.
(561) 865-6343 View (561) 865-6343
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Tzippi Lisa Rosen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Throughout my 27 year career, I have worked within many facets of social work. I've worked in a Head Start program, a hospital setting, home care and special needs. Each of these settings has made me comfortable to work with patients and their families in all capacities. This includes crisis counseling, case management, resources and more.
Throughout my 27 year career, I have worked within many facets of social work. I've worked in a Head Start program, a hospital setting, home care and special needs. Each of these settings has made me comfortable to work with patients and their families in all capacities. This includes crisis counseling, case management, resources and more.
(561) 375-5169 View (561) 375-5169
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Mario Sobalvarro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Life can be painful yet meaningful. A glance at our lives may reveal the many reasons and paths we have taken to get to this point. Our families of origin, our socio-economic extract, and our personal journey are just some of the factors influencing our here and now. How do we put it all together? How do we summon the best of ourselves to deal with life crises and help our loved ones? Sometimes we need a caring and empathic presence to walk along difficult parts of our journey and feel that our natural sense of order is restored, so to make our lives meaningful, with purpose, and worth living. Counseling shines a light for us.
Life can be painful yet meaningful. A glance at our lives may reveal the many reasons and paths we have taken to get to this point. Our families of origin, our socio-economic extract, and our personal journey are just some of the factors influencing our here and now. How do we put it all together? How do we summon the best of ourselves to deal with life crises and help our loved ones? Sometimes we need a caring and empathic presence to walk along difficult parts of our journey and feel that our natural sense of order is restored, so to make our lives meaningful, with purpose, and worth living. Counseling shines a light for us.
(561) 462-8599 View (561) 462-8599
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Immersion Recovery Center
Pre-Licensed Professional, CAP, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
Immersion Recovery Center offers a complete, phase-by-phase treatment experience, beginning with medical detox and ending with continuous aftercare. We offer residential treatment in our state-of-the-art facility, as well as several other levels of care - including an intensive outpatient program. Our approach is unique in that we focus heavily on immersive treatment and on a deep level of comprehensive healing. We focus on healing the body, the mind and the soul simultaneously.
(561) 944-8913 View (561) 944-8913
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Ellen S. Brazer
MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
I will provide you with a safe, objective, confidential, place to be yourself, let go, heal, forgive, grow, get clear, get grounded, get support, learn, laugh, make peace with yourself, and claim your life back. I work holistically, integrating mind, body and spirit, (as we are all three), in order to help you to live fully, authentically, and abundantly. Through various techniques, including breathwork, I will help you to move beyond your preconceived limitations, and reconnect with yourself in a new way, in order for you to manifest your dreams, transform your life, and feel more alive and free.
I will provide you with a safe, objective, confidential, place to be yourself, let go, heal, forgive, grow, get clear, get grounded, get support, learn, laugh, make peace with yourself, and claim your life back. I work holistically, integrating mind, body and spirit, (as we are all three), in order to help you to live fully, authentically, and abundantly. Through various techniques, including breathwork, I will help you to move beyond your preconceived limitations, and reconnect with yourself in a new way, in order for you to manifest your dreams, transform your life, and feel more alive and free.
(786) 404-1956 View (786) 404-1956
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Lisa Cicetti
Psychologist, PsyD, LMHC, BE
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
My goal as a psychologist and as a therapist is to develop and deliver compassionate, responsive, and effective quality mental health services to all those that seek professional psychological treatment and to help them develop stratagies to cope more effectively with thier lifes challenges.
My goal as a psychologist and as a therapist is to develop and deliver compassionate, responsive, and effective quality mental health services to all those that seek professional psychological treatment and to help them develop stratagies to cope more effectively with thier lifes challenges.
(561) 448-9223 View (561) 448-9223
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Sex / Porn Addiction & Infidelity Recovery Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33437  (Online Only)
Individuals who struggle with sexual addiction, and couples are my ideal clients. I work with couples and individuals struggling with sexual addictions & infidelity. The process of working together is like a puzzle; together we lay out all the pieces on the table, look at them together, first finding the corner pieces, and then complete the puzzle from the inside-out, until the last piece is in place. I started Fort Lauderdale Behavior Therapy so I can help individuals, couples and families who suffer from the life damaging, often devastating effects of infidelity, sex and porn addiction.
Individuals who struggle with sexual addiction, and couples are my ideal clients. I work with couples and individuals struggling with sexual addictions & infidelity. The process of working together is like a puzzle; together we lay out all the pieces on the table, look at them together, first finding the corner pieces, and then complete the puzzle from the inside-out, until the last piece is in place. I started Fort Lauderdale Behavior Therapy so I can help individuals, couples and families who suffer from the life damaging, often devastating effects of infidelity, sex and porn addiction.
(561) 203-4635 View (561) 203-4635
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Elizabeth Klasko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boynton Beach, FL 33472
Life can be messy and difficult at times and we often feel alone on our journey, not knowing how to move forward finding meaning and happiness. I can help you do the work necessary to make moving toward a fulfilling experience, assisting you in accepting and even embracing whatever point you've currently reached on your journey through life. I don't believe in a one size fits all approach to counseling. I utilize different approaches depending on your needs. My goal is to create a safe and warm space where you can feel seen, heard and understood.
Life can be messy and difficult at times and we often feel alone on our journey, not knowing how to move forward finding meaning and happiness. I can help you do the work necessary to make moving toward a fulfilling experience, assisting you in accepting and even embracing whatever point you've currently reached on your journey through life. I don't believe in a one size fits all approach to counseling. I utilize different approaches depending on your needs. My goal is to create a safe and warm space where you can feel seen, heard and understood.
(561) 944-7088 View (561) 944-7088
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Debbie Cherry Lmft - Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
Couples come to me when they are sick of small disagreements turning into BIG arguments. Many therapists start with the problems… I start with solutions. I’ve created simple tools to help couples communicate based on seeing what successful couples do differently for over 20 years in practice.
Couples come to me when they are sick of small disagreements turning into BIG arguments. Many therapists start with the problems… I start with solutions. I’ve created simple tools to help couples communicate based on seeing what successful couples do differently for over 20 years in practice.
(305) 501-4407 View (305) 501-4407

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Number of Therapists in Boynton Beach, FL

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Boynton Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
69% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Boynton Beach, FL see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boynton Beach?

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.