Therapists in Leicester, MA

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Mindful Momentum Therapy & Wellness, LLC
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester, MA 01524  (Online Only)
All therapies (sometimes in different ways) help people change their relationship to their symptoms. Therapies can help people to understand the nature of their problem itself, to be less afraid of its presence, and to help people make choices independent of the presence of the stressor. Therapy can be a place to find the confidence and personal power to make changes toward positive solutions, answers and actions for a current challenge, difficulty or worry. Regardless of the origin of these challenges, learning to manage them can bring increased happiness, peace, and balance.
All therapies (sometimes in different ways) help people change their relationship to their symptoms. Therapies can help people to understand the nature of their problem itself, to be less afraid of its presence, and to help people make choices independent of the presence of the stressor. Therapy can be a place to find the confidence and personal power to make changes toward positive solutions, answers and actions for a current challenge, difficulty or worry. Regardless of the origin of these challenges, learning to manage them can bring increased happiness, peace, and balance.
(508) 859-9013 View (508) 859-9013
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Mark D Mariner
JD, MA
Verified Verified
Leicester, MA 01524
I have been a counselor in private practice for over twenty years, and with my wife of thirty years, Marcia, have been helping individuals and couples and leading groups. I can take highly motivated individuals and couples very far in their growth and healing with the help of some highly refined tools which I teach them to use. I also possess a deeply caring relational presence that allows people to feel safe and trusting and to enter fully into their inner world. I have a great love for couples and yearn for relationships to reach their full potential.
I have been a counselor in private practice for over twenty years, and with my wife of thirty years, Marcia, have been helping individuals and couples and leading groups. I can take highly motivated individuals and couples very far in their growth and healing with the help of some highly refined tools which I teach them to use. I also possess a deeply caring relational presence that allows people to feel safe and trusting and to enter fully into their inner world. I have a great love for couples and yearn for relationships to reach their full potential.
(508) 202-4299 View (508) 202-4299
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Bethany D'Amico Hackenson
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
Leicester, MA 01524
Not accepting new clients
My practice is currently full - Parents and children have been having disagreements since the beginning of time. It can be hard to understand what a child is going through, especially when you feel you’ve done everything you possibly can to make things better. The loss of control coupled with feelings ranging from hopelessness to anger can lead to strained and fractured family dynamics.
My practice is currently full - Parents and children have been having disagreements since the beginning of time. It can be hard to understand what a child is going through, especially when you feel you’ve done everything you possibly can to make things better. The loss of control coupled with feelings ranging from hopelessness to anger can lead to strained and fractured family dynamics.
(508) 817-5084 View (508) 817-5084
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Connections for Recovery LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Leicester, MA 01524
I have over 18 years of experience working in the addiction and mental health field. I am experienced in various roles across the substance use treatment services continuum of care in both micro and macro levels. I am a “big picture” clinician and believe that to effectively manage addiction and mental health it requires the ability to balance the parts needed for that individual to succeed; mind, body, and spirit. Supporting the client in identifying their unique parts to balance based on their individual needs and history is central to my professional philosophy.
I have over 18 years of experience working in the addiction and mental health field. I am experienced in various roles across the substance use treatment services continuum of care in both micro and macro levels. I am a “big picture” clinician and believe that to effectively manage addiction and mental health it requires the ability to balance the parts needed for that individual to succeed; mind, body, and spirit. Supporting the client in identifying their unique parts to balance based on their individual needs and history is central to my professional philosophy.
(774) 371-4120 View (774) 371-4120
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Justine Isakson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Leicester, MA 01524
Waitlist for new clients
Therapy is a time to appreciate and develop patterns that are healthy and fulfilling, instead of just focusing on what's going wrong. I work towards establishing a trusting relationship where together we can collaboratively create goals that address your needs. We work together to address symptoms in a way that sustains long term change. I integrate tailored treatment to you so that you do not experience a “cookie cutter” approach.
Therapy is a time to appreciate and develop patterns that are healthy and fulfilling, instead of just focusing on what's going wrong. I work towards establishing a trusting relationship where together we can collaboratively create goals that address your needs. We work together to address symptoms in a way that sustains long term change. I integrate tailored treatment to you so that you do not experience a “cookie cutter” approach.
(508) 206-9192 View (508) 206-9192

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MCL Counseling and Hypnosis, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01605
Not accepting new clients
**** CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS / over a month long waiting list **** Are you doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Has your life become unmanageable? Maybe you are feeling frustrated, anxious, full of worry, angry, sad, alone, depressed and hopeless. Perhaps you have reinforced several negative coping strategies that are negatively impacting your life. It’s time to give yourself permission to succeed. Let me work with you to make the healthy, positive changes you desire last a lifetime.
**** CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS / over a month long waiting list **** Are you doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Has your life become unmanageable? Maybe you are feeling frustrated, anxious, full of worry, angry, sad, alone, depressed and hopeless. Perhaps you have reinforced several negative coping strategies that are negatively impacting your life. It’s time to give yourself permission to succeed. Let me work with you to make the healthy, positive changes you desire last a lifetime.
(508) 556-6343 View (508) 556-6343
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Burgess G Brown
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01604  (Online Only)
Have substances caused so much harm in your life they could be destroying what you've worked so hard for? Have others commented on behaviors that keep you from keeping family, employment and other obligations? Has your quality of life fallen lower than you may want to admit? Have you tried in the past, possibly dedicating a month or more to inpatient treatment, only to give in again. Tired and scared of what may be next? Addiction is a serious problem that requires professional intervention.
Have substances caused so much harm in your life they could be destroying what you've worked so hard for? Have others commented on behaviors that keep you from keeping family, employment and other obligations? Has your quality of life fallen lower than you may want to admit? Have you tried in the past, possibly dedicating a month or more to inpatient treatment, only to give in again. Tired and scared of what may be next? Addiction is a serious problem that requires professional intervention.
(508) 388-5355 View (508) 388-5355
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Drew Shegda
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01601  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
It's an unfortunate reality, but many people never reach their full potential in life; there always seems to be one or more things holding them back. This can be due to past traumatic experiences, a difficult childhood, their own thoughts, etc... the list is endless! As a result, anxiety and depression can set in.
It's an unfortunate reality, but many people never reach their full potential in life; there always seems to be one or more things holding them back. This can be due to past traumatic experiences, a difficult childhood, their own thoughts, etc... the list is endless! As a result, anxiety and depression can set in.
(857) 367-4106 View (857) 367-4106
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Ashley Constantine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01605
Not accepting new clients
My passion lies in supporting individuals who have been impacted by anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms and trauma. It is a fast-paced world we are all attempting to negotiate and through a lens of curiosity, compassion and accountability I partner with adolescents, young adults, couples and parents with setting goals that serve to promote their well-being, self-esteem, and capacity to effectively manage life's challenges. I am excited to collaborate with and support individuals who have a desire to heal, grow and improve their quality of life.
My passion lies in supporting individuals who have been impacted by anxiety, stress, depressive symptoms and trauma. It is a fast-paced world we are all attempting to negotiate and through a lens of curiosity, compassion and accountability I partner with adolescents, young adults, couples and parents with setting goals that serve to promote their well-being, self-esteem, and capacity to effectively manage life's challenges. I am excited to collaborate with and support individuals who have a desire to heal, grow and improve their quality of life.
(508) 639-1046 View (508) 639-1046
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Paul Harris Sandman
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01605
My ideal clients are interested in improving their self awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I treat any of the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, relationship issues, sexual behaviors, trauma, domestic violence, low self-esteem, eating disorders, attention deficit difficulties, autism, schizophrenia, stress management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, child behavior and attitude problems, school behavior, low motivation, weight loss, quitting smoking, grief and loss of a loved one, divorce, parenting issues, co-dependency, pain management, social skills development, bi-polar disorder, abusive family situations, work problems, shame/inappropriate guilt, and negative thinking but treat many more issues.
My ideal clients are interested in improving their self awareness of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I treat any of the following issues: depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, relationship issues, sexual behaviors, trauma, domestic violence, low self-esteem, eating disorders, attention deficit difficulties, autism, schizophrenia, stress management, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, child behavior and attitude problems, school behavior, low motivation, weight loss, quitting smoking, grief and loss of a loved one, divorce, parenting issues, co-dependency, pain management, social skills development, bi-polar disorder, abusive family situations, work problems, shame/inappropriate guilt, and negative thinking but treat many more issues.
(774) 768-0617 View (774) 768-0617
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Alyce Almeida
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01608  (Online Only)
Being a human with all the ability to think and feel makes navigating through life complicated. We find ourselves constantly faced with new lessons to learn, opportunities to take, and unexpected change throughout this journey of life. Soul Psychotherapy provides a quirky yet stimulating environment to help foster insight to what your needs are, how to cope with them, and better understand who you are and what helps you grow as a person. Growth comes in many ways that is unique to an individual, and I'm here to help navigate that with you
Being a human with all the ability to think and feel makes navigating through life complicated. We find ourselves constantly faced with new lessons to learn, opportunities to take, and unexpected change throughout this journey of life. Soul Psychotherapy provides a quirky yet stimulating environment to help foster insight to what your needs are, how to cope with them, and better understand who you are and what helps you grow as a person. Growth comes in many ways that is unique to an individual, and I'm here to help navigate that with you
(774) 295-5589 View (774) 295-5589
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Cheryl Whitney, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527
Do you ever feel like all you can do is throw your arms up in the air? Do you just want to feel like a whole person again? Whether it is work, school, finances, relationships, children or some other source of stress, an excellent way to get back on confident feet is to work with a skilled clinician such as myself. Therapy can help build coping skills to manage life challenges, gain skills to redirect misguided or distorted thoughts and process emotions in order to have a better understanding of personal needs and how to meet them.
Do you ever feel like all you can do is throw your arms up in the air? Do you just want to feel like a whole person again? Whether it is work, school, finances, relationships, children or some other source of stress, an excellent way to get back on confident feet is to work with a skilled clinician such as myself. Therapy can help build coping skills to manage life challenges, gain skills to redirect misguided or distorted thoughts and process emotions in order to have a better understanding of personal needs and how to meet them.
(508) 413-3168 View (508) 413-3168
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Emily Colonna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01601  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals of all ages to feel better about themselves and their lives. I currently provide telehealth sessions only. I have treated individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting issues, eating disorders and substance use disorders. I believe that good mental health is the foundation for a life well lived. We can explore where you feel stuck and together we can find a way forward.
Hi I'm Emily. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals of all ages to feel better about themselves and their lives. I currently provide telehealth sessions only. I have treated individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting issues, eating disorders and substance use disorders. I believe that good mental health is the foundation for a life well lived. We can explore where you feel stuck and together we can find a way forward.
(508) 466-6477 View (508) 466-6477
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Ashley Thiboutot
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01610  (Online Only)
Having big emotions? Thoughts stuck on repeat? Not sure where you are going or how to get there? Welcome fellow human, these are incredibly common experiences to have in life, and sometimes, therapy can be the next step to tackling these experiences. The individuals I work with often come to therapy feeling lost and that life has lost some of its meaning and are unsure how to move forward. Many experience emotions of confusion, anxiety, resentment, sadness and are unsure of what to do with these emotions.
Having big emotions? Thoughts stuck on repeat? Not sure where you are going or how to get there? Welcome fellow human, these are incredibly common experiences to have in life, and sometimes, therapy can be the next step to tackling these experiences. The individuals I work with often come to therapy feeling lost and that life has lost some of its meaning and are unsure how to move forward. Many experience emotions of confusion, anxiety, resentment, sadness and are unsure of what to do with these emotions.
(774) 260-6614 View (774) 260-6614
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Kate McCann
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Millbury, MA 01527  (Online Only)
May 2024: accepting new private pay, or Aetna, Optum (UHC, UBH), Tufts (public & commercial), Harvard Pilgrim & BCBS insrnc. Are you looking for change but don’t know where to start? Let’s get to work! We can define and prioritize your short and long term goals, and develop steps to accomplish them. We will build on your strengths and experiences, while utilizing a combination of both traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assertive communication skills, and holistic wellness approaches (mindfulness, breath practice, yoga) in order to address anxiety, trauma, stress management, time management, and relationship issues.
May 2024: accepting new private pay, or Aetna, Optum (UHC, UBH), Tufts (public & commercial), Harvard Pilgrim & BCBS insrnc. Are you looking for change but don’t know where to start? Let’s get to work! We can define and prioritize your short and long term goals, and develop steps to accomplish them. We will build on your strengths and experiences, while utilizing a combination of both traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), assertive communication skills, and holistic wellness approaches (mindfulness, breath practice, yoga) in order to address anxiety, trauma, stress management, time management, and relationship issues.
(774) 226-9343 View (774) 226-9343
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Levi Rhodes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01601  (Online Only)
Are you finding it hard to break free of the same disagreements, while feeling unheard or unrecognized by your partner? I enjoy working with couples and individuals that are struggling with communication, trust, anxiety, depression, recurring disagreements, infidelity and affair recovery, sexual challenges, performance anxiety, and evolving relationship structures. If you want to improve your relationship while addressing what's been avoided in the past, I think we could be a good fit. For couples in crisis, we could discuss Discernment Counseling or an Intensive as a way to address concerns immediately.
Are you finding it hard to break free of the same disagreements, while feeling unheard or unrecognized by your partner? I enjoy working with couples and individuals that are struggling with communication, trust, anxiety, depression, recurring disagreements, infidelity and affair recovery, sexual challenges, performance anxiety, and evolving relationship structures. If you want to improve your relationship while addressing what's been avoided in the past, I think we could be a good fit. For couples in crisis, we could discuss Discernment Counseling or an Intensive as a way to address concerns immediately.
(617) 440-7928 View (617) 440-7928
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Nathan Gay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Holden, MA 01520
Waitlist for new clients
I help children and adolescents to learn skills and strategies to improve their attention, complete homework, worry less, be happier or improve their overall self-esteem. I help parents to feel more comfortable, confident and effective in parenting or advocating for their child. I consult with Primary Care Physicians, other treatment providers, and educational teams to help them better understand and support your child's individual strengths and needs. I use effective, practical treatment approaches to help children, adolescents and families reach their unique treatment goals.
I help children and adolescents to learn skills and strategies to improve their attention, complete homework, worry less, be happier or improve their overall self-esteem. I help parents to feel more comfortable, confident and effective in parenting or advocating for their child. I consult with Primary Care Physicians, other treatment providers, and educational teams to help them better understand and support your child's individual strengths and needs. I use effective, practical treatment approaches to help children, adolescents and families reach their unique treatment goals.
(774) 541-1532 View (774) 541-1532
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Jennifer Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, LISW-CP
Verified Verified
Holden, MA 01520  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients now. Are you feeling stressed, moody, or not like yourself? It's important to have a supportive place to turn to. I have a relaxed and caring approach. Together, we'll figure out what's going on and focus on your stregths to help you live the fulfilling life you want. Let's talk about how we can work towards your goals.
Accepting new clients now. Are you feeling stressed, moody, or not like yourself? It's important to have a supportive place to turn to. I have a relaxed and caring approach. Together, we'll figure out what's going on and focus on your stregths to help you live the fulfilling life you want. Let's talk about how we can work towards your goals.
(508) 859-7609 View (508) 859-7609
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Hannah Oran
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester, MA 01601  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Hannah. In my practice, my goal is to provide an open and safe space, centered around you. I believe in the potential of humans to heal and live fulfilling lives customized to their own needs, desires and values. I specialize in work with humans in transition, whether that is from teenagehood to adulthood, youth to maturity, partnered to single, shifts in sexual and/or gender identity and many more.
Hi! My name is Hannah. In my practice, my goal is to provide an open and safe space, centered around you. I believe in the potential of humans to heal and live fulfilling lives customized to their own needs, desires and values. I specialize in work with humans in transition, whether that is from teenagehood to adulthood, youth to maturity, partnered to single, shifts in sexual and/or gender identity and many more.
(469) 564-4956 View (469) 564-4956
Photo of Catherine Cruz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Leicester, MA
Catherine Cruz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Worcester, MA 01605
Accepting New Clients. I have been a social worker for 23 years servicing clients who are coping with life's difficulties and challenges. I believe in meeting you where you are at, and then assisting you to progress to where you want to be. I will guarantee you a safe, non-judgmental space to talk where you will be treated with respect and dignity. My experience encompasses many issues that face us on a daily basis, including, grief & loss, anxiety & depression, trauma, weight loss & self-esteem issues., chronic & terminal illness, and narcissistic abuse recovery. Telehealth/In-person sessions offered.
Accepting New Clients. I have been a social worker for 23 years servicing clients who are coping with life's difficulties and challenges. I believe in meeting you where you are at, and then assisting you to progress to where you want to be. I will guarantee you a safe, non-judgmental space to talk where you will be treated with respect and dignity. My experience encompasses many issues that face us on a daily basis, including, grief & loss, anxiety & depression, trauma, weight loss & self-esteem issues., chronic & terminal illness, and narcissistic abuse recovery. Telehealth/In-person sessions offered.
(508) 658-9122 View (508) 658-9122

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Leicester, MA

< 10

Therapists in Leicester, MA who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% Women's Issues
60% Grief
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Bipolar Disorder

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
25% Aetna
25% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Leicester, MA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Leicester?

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.