Therapists in Brookline Village, MA

Photo of Caitlin VanSlooten, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brookline Village, MA
Caitlin VanSlooten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Coming to therapy can often be a challenging decision. Knowing how to start or how to find the right therapist is key to meeting your goals. My approach is to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to engage in reflection, learning, growth, healing and empowerment. Whether you are a college student or a more seasoned adult, this process will look different for each person as everyone has had their collection of experiences that have brought them to this point. I use an eclectic, intentional and thoughtful approach tailored to each client.
Coming to therapy can often be a challenging decision. Knowing how to start or how to find the right therapist is key to meeting your goals. My approach is to create a safe and supportive space for individuals to engage in reflection, learning, growth, healing and empowerment. Whether you are a college student or a more seasoned adult, this process will look different for each person as everyone has had their collection of experiences that have brought them to this point. I use an eclectic, intentional and thoughtful approach tailored to each client.
(617) 409-2353 View (617) 409-2353
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Gabriela Perez-Gil
Counselor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline Village, MA 02447
In our rapidly advancing world inundated with overwhelming information, experiences, and challenging news, it's natural to feel a sense of disorientation. We find ourselves questioning the values that once guided us and adapting to new ways of connecting, often leading to stress, depression, and other complex emotions. As a psychoanalytically trained therapist, I am dedicated to providing you with a secure and welcoming space where you can freely discuss your concerns. I am fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing for a bilingual and culturally sensitive approach. I offer a sliding scale fee structure to accommodate your need
In our rapidly advancing world inundated with overwhelming information, experiences, and challenging news, it's natural to feel a sense of disorientation. We find ourselves questioning the values that once guided us and adapting to new ways of connecting, often leading to stress, depression, and other complex emotions. As a psychoanalytically trained therapist, I am dedicated to providing you with a secure and welcoming space where you can freely discuss your concerns. I am fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing for a bilingual and culturally sensitive approach. I offer a sliding scale fee structure to accommodate your need
(857) 763-1404 View (857) 763-1404
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Natalia Rosenbaum
Counselor, LMHC, RYT
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
I listen to clients and work in a collaborative process, starting where you are right now. Whether you are in the process of making deep changes, or are in a major life transition, I will guide you integrating a variety of tools. I use Kundalini Yoga meditation and "prescribe" simple three minute meditations to help you change the pathways in your brain so that you can actually help yourself and change in a self empowered way. ***NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE***EMAIL ONLY***
I listen to clients and work in a collaborative process, starting where you are right now. Whether you are in the process of making deep changes, or are in a major life transition, I will guide you integrating a variety of tools. I use Kundalini Yoga meditation and "prescribe" simple three minute meditations to help you change the pathways in your brain so that you can actually help yourself and change in a self empowered way. ***NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE***EMAIL ONLY***
(617) 910-3523 View (617) 910-3523
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Niki Birbilis
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Not accepting new clients
**CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed mental health clinician who is passionate about helping people develop skills for personal growth and self-awareness. I provide a warm, friendly and nonjudgmental environment where you will feel supported and safe exploring challenges, learning skills and strategies to cope with issues currently being faced. My intention is to help you reduce symptoms, develop positive new behaviors and attain an enduring sense of inner peace and capacity for joyful living.
**CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. I am a licensed mental health clinician who is passionate about helping people develop skills for personal growth and self-awareness. I provide a warm, friendly and nonjudgmental environment where you will feel supported and safe exploring challenges, learning skills and strategies to cope with issues currently being faced. My intention is to help you reduce symptoms, develop positive new behaviors and attain an enduring sense of inner peace and capacity for joyful living.
(781) 995-2685 View (781) 995-2685
Rhoda S Goodwin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist in practice for over 25 years. People often look for a therapist when they are experiencing anxiety, sadness, depression, loss, or issues relating to life changes. People want to deal with relationships, school, work, family. and career issues, as well as general feelings of unhappiness. Our work together includes present problems, history, and the changes you would like to see for the future, as well as what seems to be getting in your way.
I am a clinical psychologist in practice for over 25 years. People often look for a therapist when they are experiencing anxiety, sadness, depression, loss, or issues relating to life changes. People want to deal with relationships, school, work, family. and career issues, as well as general feelings of unhappiness. Our work together includes present problems, history, and the changes you would like to see for the future, as well as what seems to be getting in your way.
(617) 277-5876 View (617) 277-5876
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Wendy Caplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can re-establish your direction in life and restore your hope. What is not working for you? Do you feel stuck between thoughts and feelings that contradict one another? I have years in clinical practice supporting people to better understand their life experiences and the feelings holding them back. I make it comfortable to talk about sensitive topics, like sexuality and difficult relationship problems. As we find recurring themes and self-defeating patterns, you will discover ways to overcome sadness, fear and other emotional obstacles. Problems, once confronted, lead to insights and new found strength, self- acceptance and freedom.
Therapy can re-establish your direction in life and restore your hope. What is not working for you? Do you feel stuck between thoughts and feelings that contradict one another? I have years in clinical practice supporting people to better understand their life experiences and the feelings holding them back. I make it comfortable to talk about sensitive topics, like sexuality and difficult relationship problems. As we find recurring themes and self-defeating patterns, you will discover ways to overcome sadness, fear and other emotional obstacles. Problems, once confronted, lead to insights and new found strength, self- acceptance and freedom.
(617) 340-6218 View (617) 340-6218
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Eben Housen Lasker
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Brookline Village, MA 02447
First and foremost, I am concerned with understanding the full person with whom I am sitting, and not solely their problems or symptoms. This stance stems from a belief that without such careful attention to a person's full scope, the issues people seek help for are often not adequately resolved. Clients who are willing to attempt a process of reflection, dialogue, and practice have typically found my office a safe and useful space to work through their dilemmas and concerns.
First and foremost, I am concerned with understanding the full person with whom I am sitting, and not solely their problems or symptoms. This stance stems from a belief that without such careful attention to a person's full scope, the issues people seek help for are often not adequately resolved. Clients who are willing to attempt a process of reflection, dialogue, and practice have typically found my office a safe and useful space to work through their dilemmas and concerns.
(617) 934-8178 View (617) 934-8178
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Jennifer Traficanti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CST
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
*I currently have a wait list. I have over 20 years of experience in the social work field working with individuals of all ages, families, LGBTQ and students and come from a strengths-based and solution focused approach. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist committed to building a solid relationship and creating a safe space for anyone to share and explore together. I incorporate various methods of talk therapy, CBT, SFBT, mindfulness, and spiritual guidance.
*I currently have a wait list. I have over 20 years of experience in the social work field working with individuals of all ages, families, LGBTQ and students and come from a strengths-based and solution focused approach. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Sex Therapist committed to building a solid relationship and creating a safe space for anyone to share and explore together. I incorporate various methods of talk therapy, CBT, SFBT, mindfulness, and spiritual guidance.
(857) 763-3099 View (857) 763-3099
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Andrew J Keith
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Dr. Andrew Keith is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Lexington, Arlington & the Metro West. He enjoys working with a broad range of clients, including children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Keith's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQ clients, addiction, emerging adulthood, identify confusion, and conflicts related to major life transitions (graduating high school or college, losses, career choice, romantic relationships, parenthood, young adulthood). Dr. Keith provides diagnostic assessments and parent consultations, as well as brief and ongoing psychotherapy.
Dr. Andrew Keith is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Lexington, Arlington & the Metro West. He enjoys working with a broad range of clients, including children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Keith's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, LGBTQ clients, addiction, emerging adulthood, identify confusion, and conflicts related to major life transitions (graduating high school or college, losses, career choice, romantic relationships, parenthood, young adulthood). Dr. Keith provides diagnostic assessments and parent consultations, as well as brief and ongoing psychotherapy.
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Einhae Helen Jung
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447  (Online Only)
Talk, still the Best Medicine. I'm here for whom is looking for individualized, affordable psychotherapy for self understanding. I would be pleased to see you via phone or Zoom until offices are open again. To schedule an initial meeting, please contact me via email.
Talk, still the Best Medicine. I'm here for whom is looking for individualized, affordable psychotherapy for self understanding. I would be pleased to see you via phone or Zoom until offices are open again. To schedule an initial meeting, please contact me via email.
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Boston Behavioral Medicine, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Behavioral Medicine is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes behavioral health techniques (CBT, relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, mindfulness meditation, and others) to treat various medical and behavioral health conditions. It primarily targets the treatment of medical conditions that are exacerbated by stress and other psychological factors, such as: hypertension, diabetes, IBS, migraine headaches, TMJ, skin disorders, sexual disorders, and others. Behavioral Medicine specializes in treating conditions associated with habits and lifestyle, such as: insomnia, obesity, smoking. Behavioral Medicine interventions can be applied to the treatment of common mental health disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD, among others.
Behavioral Medicine is an interdisciplinary field that utilizes behavioral health techniques (CBT, relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, mindfulness meditation, and others) to treat various medical and behavioral health conditions. It primarily targets the treatment of medical conditions that are exacerbated by stress and other psychological factors, such as: hypertension, diabetes, IBS, migraine headaches, TMJ, skin disorders, sexual disorders, and others. Behavioral Medicine specializes in treating conditions associated with habits and lifestyle, such as: insomnia, obesity, smoking. Behavioral Medicine interventions can be applied to the treatment of common mental health disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD, among others.
(617) 934-8550 View (617) 934-8550
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Yanina Gonzales Blanchard
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Not accepting new clients
Currently, accepting referrals for Adult DBT group only- I see psychotherapy as a safe place where healing and change are fostered. I help patients to be able to gain awareness of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they are able to change aspects of themselves that are holding them back from having a self-fulfilling life. I believe that everybody has the capacity to change and live a life worth living. The therapeutic relationship is central in helping clients to reach their goals. I provide a warm, caring, nonjudgemental and compassionate environment that helps clients to feel supported while working on their goals.
Currently, accepting referrals for Adult DBT group only- I see psychotherapy as a safe place where healing and change are fostered. I help patients to be able to gain awareness of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they are able to change aspects of themselves that are holding them back from having a self-fulfilling life. I believe that everybody has the capacity to change and live a life worth living. The therapeutic relationship is central in helping clients to reach their goals. I provide a warm, caring, nonjudgemental and compassionate environment that helps clients to feel supported while working on their goals.
(617) 934-6265 View (617) 934-6265
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Deborah Dowd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, DPsa
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Psychotherapy allows us to more deeply understand ourselves and our relationships. We can learn to move away from old patterns that can keep us stuck in life, shifting us into healthier, more fulfilling ones.
Psychotherapy allows us to more deeply understand ourselves and our relationships. We can learn to move away from old patterns that can keep us stuck in life, shifting us into healthier, more fulfilling ones.
(617) 396-3859 View (617) 396-3859
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Maria Daskalopoulos
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Not accepting new clients
Whether working with children, teens, adults, or families, I believe that most problems -and their solutions- are best understood in the context of relationships. I create a space where people can develop curiosity about thoughts, beliefs, and ways of interacting that feel constraining and move toward more preferred ways of being.
Whether working with children, teens, adults, or families, I believe that most problems -and their solutions- are best understood in the context of relationships. I create a space where people can develop curiosity about thoughts, beliefs, and ways of interacting that feel constraining and move toward more preferred ways of being.
(617) 249-7978 View (617) 249-7978
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Katherine S Wenger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, M, Ed
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Although I was trained psycho-dynamically I have found over time that a variety of treatments have become increasingly useful in my work. I want the client to be a part of the treatment choice and plan. I do not want to just provide a service, but to help educate the client in order to help them become more independent in their future treatment needs. I feel; that no two clients fit the same box, as the client comes in and begins to open up about what has lead them to therapy, the treatment I use changes accordingly.
Although I was trained psycho-dynamically I have found over time that a variety of treatments have become increasingly useful in my work. I want the client to be a part of the treatment choice and plan. I do not want to just provide a service, but to help educate the client in order to help them become more independent in their future treatment needs. I feel; that no two clients fit the same box, as the client comes in and begins to open up about what has lead them to therapy, the treatment I use changes accordingly.
(978) 248-0832 View (978) 248-0832
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Bobbi Wegner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Dr. Wegner is a Clinical Health Psychologist who specializes on the impact of stress on kids, parents, and families, leading her to treat, teach, write, and speak on these issues. She is a Supervising Clinical Psychologist at Boston Behavioral Medicine and a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Human Development and Psychology. Dr. Wegner regularly publishes on large, mainstream media outlets. She is an expert for NBC News’ parenting website (www.parentoolkit.com/expert/dr-bobbi-wegner) and a blogger for Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/perfectly-imperfect-parenting), among others.
Dr. Wegner is a Clinical Health Psychologist who specializes on the impact of stress on kids, parents, and families, leading her to treat, teach, write, and speak on these issues. She is a Supervising Clinical Psychologist at Boston Behavioral Medicine and a Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education in Human Development and Psychology. Dr. Wegner regularly publishes on large, mainstream media outlets. She is an expert for NBC News’ parenting website (www.parentoolkit.com/expert/dr-bobbi-wegner) and a blogger for Psychology Today (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/perfectly-imperfect-parenting), among others.
(617) 674-0234 View (617) 674-0234
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Patrick Lee
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Everyone, at least once in their life, finds themselves struggling with life events that feel insurmountable or with emotions that feel outside of their control. I believe that therapy can help with that and bring out your own resilience and capacity to learn. My guiding principle is to provide an open and accepting environment where people can explore their personal experiences and reinforce their well-being.
Everyone, at least once in their life, finds themselves struggling with life events that feel insurmountable or with emotions that feel outside of their control. I believe that therapy can help with that and bring out your own resilience and capacity to learn. My guiding principle is to provide an open and accepting environment where people can explore their personal experiences and reinforce their well-being.
(857) 453-8098 View (857) 453-8098
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Heidi W. Thermenos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS. 20 Years experience at Harvard Medical School/ synthesis of psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, behavioral therapy. See www.drheidithermenos.com I have synthesized into a coherent therapy style what I feel are the most effective elements of psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioral therapies. My work in cognitive neuroscience (studying the effects of cognitive remediation on the brain) also influences the work. I tailor my approach based on your goals, symptoms, cognitive style and phase of the therapy.
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS. 20 Years experience at Harvard Medical School/ synthesis of psychodynamic, DBT, CBT, behavioral therapy. See www.drheidithermenos.com I have synthesized into a coherent therapy style what I feel are the most effective elements of psychodynamic, humanistic and behavioral therapies. My work in cognitive neuroscience (studying the effects of cognitive remediation on the brain) also influences the work. I tailor my approach based on your goals, symptoms, cognitive style and phase of the therapy.
(617) 463-9207 View (617) 463-9207
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Sian E Owen
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Brookline Village, MA 02447
Thank you for visiting my profile. I hope you find it helpful. Choosing the 'right' therapist for you is so important and my goal is to provide you with a safe place to share and navigate whatever is on your mind. Life can be challenging and deeply painful and sometimes it throws us curve balls. We may find ourselves in unexpected places - places where we may feel vulnerable, confused and alone. Meaningful human connection is at the heart of emotional well being. I will work with you in a non-judgmental, compassionate, and transparent way to create a trusting and meaningful theraputic relationship .
Thank you for visiting my profile. I hope you find it helpful. Choosing the 'right' therapist for you is so important and my goal is to provide you with a safe place to share and navigate whatever is on your mind. Life can be challenging and deeply painful and sometimes it throws us curve balls. We may find ourselves in unexpected places - places where we may feel vulnerable, confused and alone. Meaningful human connection is at the heart of emotional well being. I will work with you in a non-judgmental, compassionate, and transparent way to create a trusting and meaningful theraputic relationship .
(617) 981-7479 View (617) 981-7479
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Liz Sosland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brookline Village, MA 02447
We all encounter moments in our lives that test our capacity to cope, and may cause us to feel ungrounded or overwhelmed. Whether you are struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, intimacy/relationship concerns, family struggles, life transitions, or simply feel like you need a space to talk through the things weighing heavily on your mind and heart, I intend to create a safe and supportive environment to explore the issues impacting you. I offer a calm, authentic, compassionate style and use an eclectic, active, relational approach grounded in psychodynamic training.
We all encounter moments in our lives that test our capacity to cope, and may cause us to feel ungrounded or overwhelmed. Whether you are struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, intimacy/relationship concerns, family struggles, life transitions, or simply feel like you need a space to talk through the things weighing heavily on your mind and heart, I intend to create a safe and supportive environment to explore the issues impacting you. I offer a calm, authentic, compassionate style and use an eclectic, active, relational approach grounded in psychodynamic training.
(617) 934-8720 View (617) 934-8720

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Number of Therapists in Brookline Village, MA

30+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Brookline Village, MA who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
85% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD
59% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% BlueCross and BlueShield
52% Tufts
48% Aetna

How Therapists in Brookline Village, MA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
21% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brookline Village?

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.