Therapists in New York

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Photo of Dr. Angie Ahmed Morssal, Psychologist in New York
Dr. Angie Ahmed Morssal
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MS
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012  (Online Only)
You feel alone, misunderstood and anxious about showing up as your full, authentic self. You feel emotionally disconnected from loved ones because they don’t get you anymore. Or maybe they never did. You find yourself searching for meaning in life while trying to understand who you are and where you belong. You feel lost and terrified. Those around you don’t understand, nor do they see how much you’re struggling. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel. Sometimes you feel others may be better off without you. You're close to giving up, but you want to make a change. You long to be understood and accepted, and to belong.
You feel alone, misunderstood and anxious about showing up as your full, authentic self. You feel emotionally disconnected from loved ones because they don’t get you anymore. Or maybe they never did. You find yourself searching for meaning in life while trying to understand who you are and where you belong. You feel lost and terrified. Those around you don’t understand, nor do they see how much you’re struggling. You’ve become good at hiding how you really feel. Sometimes you feel others may be better off without you. You're close to giving up, but you want to make a change. You long to be understood and accepted, and to belong.
(718) 504-0876 View (718) 504-0876
Photo of Ann Dolan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Ann Dolan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
Not accepting new clients
I accept clients age 60 and over, younger if they are caring for an elder. Aging can bring the release from the worries and stress of youth, bring joy and possibilities with more free time. It can also bring anxiety about the future, depression, loss and grief, a disturbing medical diagnosis. I have almost thirty years of experience helping adults and their caregivers navigate emotional changes, trauma, challenges associated with dementia, changes in relationships, health status, grief and loss. It is my honor to walk with you at this time, and to help you find peace.
I accept clients age 60 and over, younger if they are caring for an elder. Aging can bring the release from the worries and stress of youth, bring joy and possibilities with more free time. It can also bring anxiety about the future, depression, loss and grief, a disturbing medical diagnosis. I have almost thirty years of experience helping adults and their caregivers navigate emotional changes, trauma, challenges associated with dementia, changes in relationships, health status, grief and loss. It is my honor to walk with you at this time, and to help you find peace.
(607) 708-0808 View (607) 708-0808
Photo of Cynthia Ann Carney, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Cynthia Ann Carney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MPH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
I am an experienced Clinical Social Work/Therapist of Puerto Rican origen, fully bilingual and bicultural with knowledge of cross-cultural, indigenous and other spiritual healing practices and traditions. I firmly believe that spirituality is key to healing, transformation and wholeness. In my practice, I incorporate spirituality-informed clinical interventions in a unique treatment approach that is holistic, strength-based and trauma-focused. My goal is to guide you in a healing process that facilitates a more balanced and grounded sense of self and that promotes self-regulation in behavioral, emotional and mental states.
I am an experienced Clinical Social Work/Therapist of Puerto Rican origen, fully bilingual and bicultural with knowledge of cross-cultural, indigenous and other spiritual healing practices and traditions. I firmly believe that spirituality is key to healing, transformation and wholeness. In my practice, I incorporate spirituality-informed clinical interventions in a unique treatment approach that is holistic, strength-based and trauma-focused. My goal is to guide you in a healing process that facilitates a more balanced and grounded sense of self and that promotes self-regulation in behavioral, emotional and mental states.
(917) 382-9421 View (917) 382-9421
Photo of John Bruno, Counselor in New York
John Bruno
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC, NCC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manorville, NY 11949
I have been successful in helping client's reach their full potential when struggling with life events that can lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, addiction, and marital conflicts. When confronted with life stressors, many humans have the tendency to stuff their emotions with drug, alcohol, and food addictions which negatively impact their life and loved ones. I look forward to helping you navigate life's journey and embracing the mind, body, and soul experience in order to work towards a harmonious and rewarding life. Together we can make lasting changes for a healthier lifetime, however the choice is yours!
I have been successful in helping client's reach their full potential when struggling with life events that can lead to anxiety, depression, insomnia, PTSD, addiction, and marital conflicts. When confronted with life stressors, many humans have the tendency to stuff their emotions with drug, alcohol, and food addictions which negatively impact their life and loved ones. I look forward to helping you navigate life's journey and embracing the mind, body, and soul experience in order to work towards a harmonious and rewarding life. Together we can make lasting changes for a healthier lifetime, however the choice is yours!
(516) 243-8035 View (516) 243-8035
Photo of Menachem Liberow, Licensed Master Social Worker in New York
Menachem Liberow
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring Valley, NY 10977
I have many years experience in helping out clients that struggle with Complex PTSD/childhood neglect. I help my clients become in touch with their emotions, grieve their lost childhood, and let out all their bottled up feelings that were pushed aside for many years. I guide them through this process by providing them a safe, calm and peaceful atmosphere where they can grow on their own pace. I have spent many years researching complex PTSD and the effects it has on survivors. I believe that the root cause for anxiety, depression and other mental health symptoms is usually complex PTSD.
I have many years experience in helping out clients that struggle with Complex PTSD/childhood neglect. I help my clients become in touch with their emotions, grieve their lost childhood, and let out all their bottled up feelings that were pushed aside for many years. I guide them through this process by providing them a safe, calm and peaceful atmosphere where they can grow on their own pace. I have spent many years researching complex PTSD and the effects it has on survivors. I believe that the root cause for anxiety, depression and other mental health symptoms is usually complex PTSD.
(845) 660-8959 View (845) 660-8959
Photo of Shallima Ali Downes, Pre-Licensed Professional in New York
Shallima Ali Downes
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Massapequa, NY 11758
Therapy can be a fantastic journey of discovery. I recognize the challenges life brings and can meet you wherever you find yourself today. I offer a safe environment for you to express your feelings and to begin to narrate your story. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel encouraged, supported, and heard without judgment. My person-centered approach dictates that you will be at the center of our work, the expert in your own life.
Therapy can be a fantastic journey of discovery. I recognize the challenges life brings and can meet you wherever you find yourself today. I offer a safe environment for you to express your feelings and to begin to narrate your story. I look forward to building a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel encouraged, supported, and heard without judgment. My person-centered approach dictates that you will be at the center of our work, the expert in your own life.
(516) 550-4071 View (516) 550-4071
Photo of Shirley E Kailas, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Shirley E Kailas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
I am passionate about improving people's lives through a caring relational experience. I take pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment for clients and I strive to create a therapeutic relationship of unconditional acceptance and care that will form the foundation for healing and growth. My goal is for you to look forward to feeling heard, understood, and acknowledged in each of our sessions. I utilize psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies to help you explore and update beliefs and patterns that may be holding you back and learn to live more peacefully with yourself, foibles and all.
I am passionate about improving people's lives through a caring relational experience. I take pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment for clients and I strive to create a therapeutic relationship of unconditional acceptance and care that will form the foundation for healing and growth. My goal is for you to look forward to feeling heard, understood, and acknowledged in each of our sessions. I utilize psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies to help you explore and update beliefs and patterns that may be holding you back and learn to live more peacefully with yourself, foibles and all.
(646) 741-8894 View (646) 741-8894
Photo of Madeleine Elfenbein, Pre-Licensed Professional in New York
Madeleine Elfenbein
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10458
I welcome the chance to work with people who are questioning the world and their place in it, those on the hunt for joy and freedom, and those looking to develop a deeper sense of belonging, intimacy, and trust to anchor their explorations. Many of us lead lives that are haunted by other versions of ourselves, by ideas and longings that live inside us and stay mostly hidden, even to ourselves–only to surface at awkward moments. With patience and warm interest, I invite you to bring your curiosity to bear on whatever lives inside you: guilt, rage, grief, numbness, despair, wild hope, and other inconvenient feelings.
I welcome the chance to work with people who are questioning the world and their place in it, those on the hunt for joy and freedom, and those looking to develop a deeper sense of belonging, intimacy, and trust to anchor their explorations. Many of us lead lives that are haunted by other versions of ourselves, by ideas and longings that live inside us and stay mostly hidden, even to ourselves–only to surface at awkward moments. With patience and warm interest, I invite you to bring your curiosity to bear on whatever lives inside you: guilt, rage, grief, numbness, despair, wild hope, and other inconvenient feelings.
(718) 550-6162 View (718) 550-6162
Photo of Jessica Inglis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Jessica Inglis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Suffern, NY 10901  (Online Only)
Has your son or daughter mood changed, are they becoming more angry, sad or distant or do they spend most of their time in their room away from others? Is your child having difficulty focusing and hyper? Does your child complain about school and have become disinterested? Does it make you fearful or frustrated? Do you feel as if you are at your wits end or a failure? Do you feel like teachers/ administrators don't understand, is your child labeled a bad child? You are not alone and I thank you for being here today.
Has your son or daughter mood changed, are they becoming more angry, sad or distant or do they spend most of their time in their room away from others? Is your child having difficulty focusing and hyper? Does your child complain about school and have become disinterested? Does it make you fearful or frustrated? Do you feel as if you are at your wits end or a failure? Do you feel like teachers/ administrators don't understand, is your child labeled a bad child? You are not alone and I thank you for being here today.
(845) 482-0505 View (845) 482-0505
Photo of Mary Claudia Wall, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Mary Claudia Wall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, FIPA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023
Many children and adults are immersed in struggling to cope with post covid reactions. The isolation of lockdown and COVID itself has caused lingering symptoms of depression, anxiety, fatigue and ambivalence about re-engaging with others and with activities that are life affirming. To compound matters we are witnessing the slaughter of innocent human beings at the mercy of a mass murderer. Don't delay in seeking help if you are struggling to make sense of your life. Bring your partner, family or your friend group for a session. You and those you bring might be surprised by the therapeutic benefit of even one meeting.
Many children and adults are immersed in struggling to cope with post covid reactions. The isolation of lockdown and COVID itself has caused lingering symptoms of depression, anxiety, fatigue and ambivalence about re-engaging with others and with activities that are life affirming. To compound matters we are witnessing the slaughter of innocent human beings at the mercy of a mass murderer. Don't delay in seeking help if you are struggling to make sense of your life. Bring your partner, family or your friend group for a session. You and those you bring might be surprised by the therapeutic benefit of even one meeting.
(646) 600-8172 View (646) 600-8172
Photo of Jeffrey R Eveland, Counselor in New York
Jeffrey R Eveland
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victor, NY 14564
We all encounter personal challenges that threaten our sense of well-being and joy. It might be family and relationship tensions, marriage or parenting, or perhaps issues of anxiety or depression. Whatever the need, don't face it alone. Why not reach out and connect with someone who will come alongside you to provide the encouragement and support you need to move forward? You can feel better! Things can change! There is hope! Together we can focus on you gaining a greater measure of emotional, relational, and if faith is important to you, spiritual health. You've shown courage in coming this far! Keep moving forward.
We all encounter personal challenges that threaten our sense of well-being and joy. It might be family and relationship tensions, marriage or parenting, or perhaps issues of anxiety or depression. Whatever the need, don't face it alone. Why not reach out and connect with someone who will come alongside you to provide the encouragement and support you need to move forward? You can feel better! Things can change! There is hope! Together we can focus on you gaining a greater measure of emotional, relational, and if faith is important to you, spiritual health. You've shown courage in coming this far! Keep moving forward.
(315) 329-6291 View (315) 329-6291
Photo of Eric Gregory Braun, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Eric Gregory Braun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, SAP, LSW, LMSW, CCFC
Verified Verified
Jamestown, NY 14701
I am Eric Braun and I have been a Social Worker for 20 years. I have experience in treating various mental health, addiction, and forensic issues. I use a variety of effective treatment techniques in utilizing your strengths to assist you in overcoming difficulties, attaining your goals and feeling your best. In addition, I am credentialed as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) in that I can provide evaluations to individuals working in safety-sensitive occupations who are covered under the Department of Transportation, for the purpose of the Return-to-Duty Process.
I am Eric Braun and I have been a Social Worker for 20 years. I have experience in treating various mental health, addiction, and forensic issues. I use a variety of effective treatment techniques in utilizing your strengths to assist you in overcoming difficulties, attaining your goals and feeling your best. In addition, I am credentialed as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) in that I can provide evaluations to individuals working in safety-sensitive occupations who are covered under the Department of Transportation, for the purpose of the Return-to-Duty Process.
(716) 281-5053 View (716) 281-5053
Photo of Yuliya Bulba, Psychologist in New York
Yuliya Bulba
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rego Park, NY 11374  (Online Only)
Starting something new can be difficult. Beginning therapy is often no different. It can be hard to take the first step and can include a lot of conflicting feelings. I provide a supportive, open-minded and non-judgmental environment to help you begin the journey to a better life. Whether your reason for seeking therapy is depression, anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal or relationship issues, I can help you begin your journey to feeling better. Please send an email for faster response. Telehealth only. NY & NJ
Starting something new can be difficult. Beginning therapy is often no different. It can be hard to take the first step and can include a lot of conflicting feelings. I provide a supportive, open-minded and non-judgmental environment to help you begin the journey to a better life. Whether your reason for seeking therapy is depression, anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal or relationship issues, I can help you begin your journey to feeling better. Please send an email for faster response. Telehealth only. NY & NJ
(929) 203-4949 View (929) 203-4949
Photo of Joy Arana, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Joy Arana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, C-DBT, COS-P, CCTP
Verified Verified
Plattsburgh, NY 12901  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! First, I would like to congratulate you on taking this step toward your journey to a better you! I am aware of the stigmas that are tied to mental health and how they can sometimes deter someone from receiving mental health therapy. You are not here by accident, it takes courage to want to heal and recover. I am here to assist you in that process. From a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, I specialize in supporting you to find balance and empower you to take the necessary steps to reach your goals. Currently, I am offering telehealth with evening and weekend hours.
Hello! First, I would like to congratulate you on taking this step toward your journey to a better you! I am aware of the stigmas that are tied to mental health and how they can sometimes deter someone from receiving mental health therapy. You are not here by accident, it takes courage to want to heal and recover. I am here to assist you in that process. From a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, I specialize in supporting you to find balance and empower you to take the necessary steps to reach your goals. Currently, I am offering telehealth with evening and weekend hours.
(518) 754-0056 View (518) 754-0056
Photo of Giovanni Huaccamayta-Jauregui, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York
Giovanni Huaccamayta-Jauregui
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10032  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a bilingual Latino queer therapist that focuses on working with the LGBTQ+ community. I am currently licensed in the state of NY and NJ. My goal is to serve as a source of support in the healing process of queer folk through the means of talk therapy. I currently specialize working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
I am a bilingual Latino queer therapist that focuses on working with the LGBTQ+ community. I am currently licensed in the state of NY and NJ. My goal is to serve as a source of support in the healing process of queer folk through the means of talk therapy. I currently specialize working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions.
(929) 362-6893 View (929) 362-6893
Photo of Alicia Bedward, Marriage & Family Therapist in New York
Alicia Bedward
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Staten Island, NY 10314
Hey there! If you're reading this, I want to commend you for taking the first step! My name is Alicia and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is collaborative, so I fully welcome your input in the session. I believe in meeting you where you are so we can get to where you need to be. I utilize a systemic viewpoint, meaning that together, we consider all the aspects and/or environments in which you interact, to understand how you're affected and how I can best help you.
Hey there! If you're reading this, I want to commend you for taking the first step! My name is Alicia and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My approach to therapy is collaborative, so I fully welcome your input in the session. I believe in meeting you where you are so we can get to where you need to be. I utilize a systemic viewpoint, meaning that together, we consider all the aspects and/or environments in which you interact, to understand how you're affected and how I can best help you.
(347) 236-3596 View (347) 236-3596
Photo of Jessica Lehsten, Counselor in New York
Jessica Lehsten
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14223
Growth is uncomfortable but so is staying the same. It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to improving your mental wellbeing. Together we will navigate your healing journey as you develop a greater sense of peace in your life.
Growth is uncomfortable but so is staying the same. It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to improving your mental wellbeing. Together we will navigate your healing journey as you develop a greater sense of peace in your life.
(716) 451-3823 View (716) 451-3823
Photo of Jeanne Safer, Psychologist in New York
Jeanne Safer
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003
The psychotherapeutic relationship is the most powerful tool we have for lasting change. A practically-oriented, emotionally alive connection with someone who speaks your intimate language makes all the difference. It repairs old wounds, resolves unfinished business, and provides tools to confront whatever life presents and helps you become your truest, deepest self. In my books--two address problem siblings and another explains obsessive love--I bring the same passionate commitment I do to the people I work with in therapy. On my website, JeanneSaferPhD.com, you can see me on TV, hear me on radio, and read articles by me and about my work.
The psychotherapeutic relationship is the most powerful tool we have for lasting change. A practically-oriented, emotionally alive connection with someone who speaks your intimate language makes all the difference. It repairs old wounds, resolves unfinished business, and provides tools to confront whatever life presents and helps you become your truest, deepest self. In my books--two address problem siblings and another explains obsessive love--I bring the same passionate commitment I do to the people I work with in therapy. On my website, JeanneSaferPhD.com, you can see me on TV, hear me on radio, and read articles by me and about my work.
(646) 863-5580 View (646) 863-5580
Photo of Eri Kubota, Psychologist in New York
Eri Kubota
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10007  (Online Only)
My practice is emotion-focused and experiential type of psychotherapy. I also incorporate mindfulness meditation. It may help particularly with anxious and/or depressed people. I will be happy to work with those who do NOT feel the need of therapy per se, but feel like they are at an important time in their life. I welcome those who want to change themselves or their life even though they may feel somewhat happy where they are now. I truly feel gratitude toward the courage people take to start something NEW.
My practice is emotion-focused and experiential type of psychotherapy. I also incorporate mindfulness meditation. It may help particularly with anxious and/or depressed people. I will be happy to work with those who do NOT feel the need of therapy per se, but feel like they are at an important time in their life. I welcome those who want to change themselves or their life even though they may feel somewhat happy where they are now. I truly feel gratitude toward the courage people take to start something NEW.
(203) 904-2665 View (203) 904-2665
Photo of Melissa Chiasson, Psychologist in New York
Melissa Chiasson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
The most important part of working towards your mental health wellness goals is to have a positive therapeutic relationship with your psychologist, which includes being respected, validated, and understood. I work in a collaborative manner with clients to create a safe space as you embark on your journey towards improved mental health. I very much enjoy working with clients who are open to increasing insight and making positive changes to promote personal growth.
The most important part of working towards your mental health wellness goals is to have a positive therapeutic relationship with your psychologist, which includes being respected, validated, and understood. I work in a collaborative manner with clients to create a safe space as you embark on your journey towards improved mental health. I very much enjoy working with clients who are open to increasing insight and making positive changes to promote personal growth.
(914) 888-2066 View (914) 888-2066

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in New York who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
67% Coping Skills
66% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
62% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New York?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.