Therapists in Florence, MA

Photo of Jan Weiss, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jan Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Imagine sharing your most private thoughts and feelings, safely, and without risk, so that you get to know yourself more deeply. Neuroscience teaches us how emotions affect our behavior, how they are stored in the body, and how negative emotions can be healed. In my work, I utilize techniques that focus on the relationship and the feedback mechanisms between the mind and the body in order to promote deeper and more complete healing. I also help couples and families recognize patterns of behavior that contribute to misunderstanding, tension and conflict. My intention is to create a safe space that is non-judgmental, welcoming and warm.
Imagine sharing your most private thoughts and feelings, safely, and without risk, so that you get to know yourself more deeply. Neuroscience teaches us how emotions affect our behavior, how they are stored in the body, and how negative emotions can be healed. In my work, I utilize techniques that focus on the relationship and the feedback mechanisms between the mind and the body in order to promote deeper and more complete healing. I also help couples and families recognize patterns of behavior that contribute to misunderstanding, tension and conflict. My intention is to create a safe space that is non-judgmental, welcoming and warm.
(413) 251-6018 View (413) 251-6018
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Amy Waldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Waitlist for new clients
We all seek a sense of meaning and gratification in our personal and work lives, to be seen and appreciated as we are, and to feel well, alive and whole. I have over 25 years of experience working with adults and teens seeking relief from fear, anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, trauma and isolation & wanting more joy and a sense of wellbeing in their lives. I also have expertise working with people experiencing burnout, and work-related stress. I welcome working with individuals from all backgrounds, races, cultures, and gender identities, and I love working with people from the LGBTQ+ community, activists, artists and change makers.
We all seek a sense of meaning and gratification in our personal and work lives, to be seen and appreciated as we are, and to feel well, alive and whole. I have over 25 years of experience working with adults and teens seeking relief from fear, anxiety, stress, anger, sadness, trauma and isolation & wanting more joy and a sense of wellbeing in their lives. I also have expertise working with people experiencing burnout, and work-related stress. I welcome working with individuals from all backgrounds, races, cultures, and gender identities, and I love working with people from the LGBTQ+ community, activists, artists and change makers.
(413) 216-4745 View (413) 216-4745
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Catherine French
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
In life it is easy to become stuck in pockets of emotional distress and fall into patterns of behavior that block growth. I provide an empathetic and nurturing space in which to discover strengths and overcome challenges. I meet clients where they are and create a solid connection. I help them to confront their fears, work through their blockages, and grow into their best selves, indirectly lessening their pain.
In life it is easy to become stuck in pockets of emotional distress and fall into patterns of behavior that block growth. I provide an empathetic and nurturing space in which to discover strengths and overcome challenges. I meet clients where they are and create a solid connection. I help them to confront their fears, work through their blockages, and grow into their best selves, indirectly lessening their pain.
(413) 251-1399 View (413) 251-1399
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Alessia C Doss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
My clients are typically between the ages of 18-35, navigating college or the beginning of their professional career. They often experience immense pressure around expectations they have set for themselves, or someone else has set for them. They may experience anxiety or depression and are eager to explore coping skills and treatment options. They are interested in identifying the ways in which their relationships, responsibilities, family culture and current life stage plays a role in how they function in the world around them.
My clients are typically between the ages of 18-35, navigating college or the beginning of their professional career. They often experience immense pressure around expectations they have set for themselves, or someone else has set for them. They may experience anxiety or depression and are eager to explore coping skills and treatment options. They are interested in identifying the ways in which their relationships, responsibilities, family culture and current life stage plays a role in how they function in the world around them.
(518) 757-9228 View (518) 757-9228
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Allie DiTucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
I come to private practice with a background in trauma, attachment, development, and identity, including an ongoing affiliation with the Cutchins Children’s Clinic. As a therapist, I partner with you to make sense of your story. Through this work, we often discover together that what’s happening for you in the present makes perfect sense given what you’ve lived through so far and the forces that have shaped you. With this understanding, you can more easily access softness toward yourself and others, and even find other ways of being.
I come to private practice with a background in trauma, attachment, development, and identity, including an ongoing affiliation with the Cutchins Children’s Clinic. As a therapist, I partner with you to make sense of your story. Through this work, we often discover together that what’s happening for you in the present makes perfect sense given what you’ve lived through so far and the forces that have shaped you. With this understanding, you can more easily access softness toward yourself and others, and even find other ways of being.
(413) 423-0897 View (413) 423-0897
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Patrick Rathbun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Waitlist for new clients
As Pema Chodron writes: "things are always in transition, if we could only realize it." Life's fluctuations are not easy, but I believe acceptance and self-kindness are essential to growth. Our ebbs and flows make things like our self-esteem hard to stabilize, but therapy can give us a truer evaluation of our worth.
As Pema Chodron writes: "things are always in transition, if we could only realize it." Life's fluctuations are not easy, but I believe acceptance and self-kindness are essential to growth. Our ebbs and flows make things like our self-esteem hard to stabilize, but therapy can give us a truer evaluation of our worth.
(413) 553-1380 View (413) 553-1380
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Linda Tumbarello
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Linda is a pioneer in working with specialized body-mind healing and trauma, having developed the Tumbarello Approach to healing over the past 35 years. Her therapeutic approach supports each person to feel whole, using body-centered psychotherapy, therapeutic bodywork, Body-Mind Centering, embodiment practices, and movement. Many clients have worked with her to become free from emotional and physical pain and restrictions that have been in the way of their feeling at home in their own bodies. She has helped many to heal and to live more joyfully.
Linda is a pioneer in working with specialized body-mind healing and trauma, having developed the Tumbarello Approach to healing over the past 35 years. Her therapeutic approach supports each person to feel whole, using body-centered psychotherapy, therapeutic bodywork, Body-Mind Centering, embodiment practices, and movement. Many clients have worked with her to become free from emotional and physical pain and restrictions that have been in the way of their feeling at home in their own bodies. She has helped many to heal and to live more joyfully.
(413) 461-3761 View (413) 461-3761
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Abby Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I take an affirming, collaborative, strengths based, trauma informed approach to therapy. My lens is grounded in the understanding that life experiences and ways of navigating distress are dependent on one’s identities, internal and external environments, and social and cultural ecosystems. I utilize a breadth of relationally informed psychodynamic approaches to support clients. Although my therapeutic style is eclectic, integrative, and flexible, it is rooted in a psychodynamic theoretical orientation with a trauma informed lens, grounded in attachment theories and framed by social justice.
I take an affirming, collaborative, strengths based, trauma informed approach to therapy. My lens is grounded in the understanding that life experiences and ways of navigating distress are dependent on one’s identities, internal and external environments, and social and cultural ecosystems. I utilize a breadth of relationally informed psychodynamic approaches to support clients. Although my therapeutic style is eclectic, integrative, and flexible, it is rooted in a psychodynamic theoretical orientation with a trauma informed lens, grounded in attachment theories and framed by social justice.
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Thomas Harrigan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
As an experienced clinician I have developed deep respect and broad appreciation for the complexities of life and relationships, context and environment, mind, body and spirit. The primary focus of my work has been treating the social/behavioral and mental health consequences arising from persistent unresolved issues, trauma and life transitions for individuals, couples and families. I will carefully consider your needs and concerns within your unique personal context and collaborate with you on a pragmatic and sustainable plan for resolution and an improved sense of well-being.
As an experienced clinician I have developed deep respect and broad appreciation for the complexities of life and relationships, context and environment, mind, body and spirit. The primary focus of my work has been treating the social/behavioral and mental health consequences arising from persistent unresolved issues, trauma and life transitions for individuals, couples and families. I will carefully consider your needs and concerns within your unique personal context and collaborate with you on a pragmatic and sustainable plan for resolution and an improved sense of well-being.
(413) 216-4260 View (413) 216-4260
Hannah Enright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Thank you for your interest - my practice is currently full. You are not alone if your child is struggling or your family is experiencing anxiety, stress and conflict. Many parents in today’s uncertain times feel overwhelmed, exhausted and unsure of how to help their child thrive. When our kids are having a tough time, our most important work is often on ourselves. Seeking support means you are prioritizing your family’s health and mental well-being. Together, we’ll explore how to achieve greater emotional balance, strengthen connections and increase joy, all of which will improve the emotional climate within your home.
Thank you for your interest - my practice is currently full. You are not alone if your child is struggling or your family is experiencing anxiety, stress and conflict. Many parents in today’s uncertain times feel overwhelmed, exhausted and unsure of how to help their child thrive. When our kids are having a tough time, our most important work is often on ourselves. Seeking support means you are prioritizing your family’s health and mental well-being. Together, we’ll explore how to achieve greater emotional balance, strengthen connections and increase joy, all of which will improve the emotional climate within your home.
(413) 339-3539 View (413) 339-3539
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J Christopher Waisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
During our lives, we can find ourselves in painful, often repetitive situations without understanding why. I provide a safe, thoughtful space in order to help expand both your understanding of problems, and your potential for change. I believe that we all have the talents, strengths and skills necessary to make meaningful changes in our lives, and I employ extensive therapeutic experience, professional knowledge, empathic curiosity, and playfulness in the treatment of individuals ages 11 and older, couples, and families. I look forward to helping you identify and achieve your life goals.
During our lives, we can find ourselves in painful, often repetitive situations without understanding why. I provide a safe, thoughtful space in order to help expand both your understanding of problems, and your potential for change. I believe that we all have the talents, strengths and skills necessary to make meaningful changes in our lives, and I employ extensive therapeutic experience, professional knowledge, empathic curiosity, and playfulness in the treatment of individuals ages 11 and older, couples, and families. I look forward to helping you identify and achieve your life goals.
(413) 206-2157 View (413) 206-2157
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Paul Stephen Foster-Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Not accepting new clients
My ideal client is a person who has gotten so stuck with emotional or medical challenges that these interfere with their ability to self-soothe, focus, make and execute constructive plans, get along with others or experience intimacy and connection with a mate or other fellow human beings. My ideal client wants to feel wanted and needed and yet may engage in unacknowledged self-defeating behaviors at home, at work or out in the larger social world worthy of inspection and “remodeling.” My ideal client is willing to make a commitment to a process of self-examination resulting in new efforts to make important changes in their life.
My ideal client is a person who has gotten so stuck with emotional or medical challenges that these interfere with their ability to self-soothe, focus, make and execute constructive plans, get along with others or experience intimacy and connection with a mate or other fellow human beings. My ideal client wants to feel wanted and needed and yet may engage in unacknowledged self-defeating behaviors at home, at work or out in the larger social world worthy of inspection and “remodeling.” My ideal client is willing to make a commitment to a process of self-examination resulting in new efforts to make important changes in their life.
(413) 666-1343 View (413) 666-1343
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Nicole Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Florence, MA 01062  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Please note I am not accepting new clients. I work with adults who are going through difficult transitions in life (changed relationships, parenting, career moves, grief, postpartum depression and anxiety, menopause). I offer cognitive behavioral strategies, am solution focused, and provide a comfortable confidential space for my clients.
Please note I am not accepting new clients. I work with adults who are going through difficult transitions in life (changed relationships, parenting, career moves, grief, postpartum depression and anxiety, menopause). I offer cognitive behavioral strategies, am solution focused, and provide a comfortable confidential space for my clients.
(413) 285-3274 View (413) 285-3274
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Gary Blaser
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
By listening with deep compassion and acceptance, I collaborate with people as they expand their ability to belong to themselves. Through our time together we will affirm your inherent goodness during troubling life events. Our feelings and sensations are a natural and organic response to life. Our bodies, being the center of human experience, are the greatest sources of guidance through feelings, sensations, and reactions. When our natural response to life is shamed or rejected we cease belonging to life and to ourselves. When we are able to allow these feelings to flow through us, our whole selves become a part of life.
By listening with deep compassion and acceptance, I collaborate with people as they expand their ability to belong to themselves. Through our time together we will affirm your inherent goodness during troubling life events. Our feelings and sensations are a natural and organic response to life. Our bodies, being the center of human experience, are the greatest sources of guidance through feelings, sensations, and reactions. When our natural response to life is shamed or rejected we cease belonging to life and to ourselves. When we are able to allow these feelings to flow through us, our whole selves become a part of life.
(413) 314-2523 View (413) 314-2523
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Leah Berkowitz-Gosselin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Florence, MA 01062
Not accepting new clients
*No current openings at this time* NOTE: TELEHEALTH ONLY. Welcome! I have been in practice in diverse community settings for nearly 20 years, largely with survivors of abuse and intimate partner/domestic violence and with individuals who have experienced homicide death or other traumatic loss. I work frequently with young adults who have experienced abuse in childhood, struggling within relationships or in life transitions. Traumatic experiences can lead to feelings of hopelessness, depression, anxiety and complex physical symptoms.
*No current openings at this time* NOTE: TELEHEALTH ONLY. Welcome! I have been in practice in diverse community settings for nearly 20 years, largely with survivors of abuse and intimate partner/domestic violence and with individuals who have experienced homicide death or other traumatic loss. I work frequently with young adults who have experienced abuse in childhood, struggling within relationships or in life transitions. Traumatic experiences can lead to feelings of hopelessness, depression, anxiety and complex physical symptoms.
(413) 251-6807 View (413) 251-6807
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Whole Child And Parent: Family Coaching And Therapy ~Julie B. Rosenshein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
I have been working with parents, children and families for over 25 years. I specialize in elementary school age children. My book: “Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child” has been a resource for many parents. I offer tools and strategies for children struggling with emotional regulation, anger issues, ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiant/challenging behaviors, learning difficulties and social skills. I help families regain a sense of balance by helping to resolve conflict and enhance communication....bringing enjoyment to your family once again.
I have been working with parents, children and families for over 25 years. I specialize in elementary school age children. My book: “Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child” has been a resource for many parents. I offer tools and strategies for children struggling with emotional regulation, anger issues, ADHD, anxiety, oppositional defiant/challenging behaviors, learning difficulties and social skills. I help families regain a sense of balance by helping to resolve conflict and enhance communication....bringing enjoyment to your family once again.
(413) 307-3651 View (413) 307-3651
Photo of Marcia Post, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marcia Post
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Waitlist for new clients
We all need support in dealing with life's challenges but sometimes just asking for help can feel overwhelming. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task: Whom can I trust? Will I be understood? Will I feel safe and respected? I understand these concerns. I work to create a warm, compassionate therapeutic environment. My clients tell me that they appreciate my down-to earth presence; my sense of humor, and my gentle yet honest feedback. My work blends psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, internal family systems, and relational-cultural theories in ways that are specific to your unique goals.
We all need support in dealing with life's challenges but sometimes just asking for help can feel overwhelming. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task: Whom can I trust? Will I be understood? Will I feel safe and respected? I understand these concerns. I work to create a warm, compassionate therapeutic environment. My clients tell me that they appreciate my down-to earth presence; my sense of humor, and my gentle yet honest feedback. My work blends psycho-dynamic, cognitive behavioral, internal family systems, and relational-cultural theories in ways that are specific to your unique goals.
(617) 917-2037 View (617) 917-2037
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Jenifer Zajac
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Feeling stuck in a broken relationship and wondering if the two of you can make it work is difficult to manage on your own. I use principles of PACT therapy, developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, to help move your relationship towards secure functioning and to help you find solutions. However, maybe you have already separated and are finding it daunting to share the responsibilities of parenting your child in two completely different households. If you share children, it's likely going to require special skills to meet the child's best interests. I assist parents to rebuild communication in order to promote the child's well-being.
Feeling stuck in a broken relationship and wondering if the two of you can make it work is difficult to manage on your own. I use principles of PACT therapy, developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, to help move your relationship towards secure functioning and to help you find solutions. However, maybe you have already separated and are finding it daunting to share the responsibilities of parenting your child in two completely different households. If you share children, it's likely going to require special skills to meet the child's best interests. I assist parents to rebuild communication in order to promote the child's well-being.
(413) 923-6154 View (413) 923-6154
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Anne Roughton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, MA 01062
Do you find yourself focusing too much on other people's wants and needs while ignoring your own? Over time, living this way can leave you feeling used up, deeply stuck and way off track. So if you're someone others often rely on for support, it might be time to find your own person to talk with. And it's perfectly okay if you have a sense that things need to change, but aren't sure where to start. I have experience and a special interest in helping people like you alleviate their anxiety, relationship problems and burnout.
Do you find yourself focusing too much on other people's wants and needs while ignoring your own? Over time, living this way can leave you feeling used up, deeply stuck and way off track. So if you're someone others often rely on for support, it might be time to find your own person to talk with. And it's perfectly okay if you have a sense that things need to change, but aren't sure where to start. I have experience and a special interest in helping people like you alleviate their anxiety, relationship problems and burnout.
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Ruby Kriegsman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Florence, MA 01062
Not accepting new clients
*Unfortunately, I am currently not accepting new patients.* Being alive is hard. Opening ourselves up to love, desire, and expectation inevitably leads to experiences of disappointment, anger, and loss. But we don't have to bear it all alone. With the support and witnessing of a therapist we can learn to fine tune our awareness of the layers of our experience and emotions to find the parts within us that long to be heard. Although not immediately clear, negative patterns that we find ourselves in again and again can lead to insight that unlocks our capacity to heal.
*Unfortunately, I am currently not accepting new patients.* Being alive is hard. Opening ourselves up to love, desire, and expectation inevitably leads to experiences of disappointment, anger, and loss. But we don't have to bear it all alone. With the support and witnessing of a therapist we can learn to fine tune our awareness of the layers of our experience and emotions to find the parts within us that long to be heard. Although not immediately clear, negative patterns that we find ourselves in again and again can lead to insight that unlocks our capacity to heal.
(413) 923-6239 View (413) 923-6239
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Number of Therapists in Florence, MA

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Florence, MA who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
76% Life Transitions
74% Grief
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Health New England (HNE)
39% Optum

How Therapists in Florence, MA see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Florence?

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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.