Therapists in Lancaster, NH

Photo of Linda Stanger, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Linda Stanger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lancaster, NH 03584  (Online Only)
I integrate both Western and Eastern techniques and provide clinical tools that connect the mind and body and promote wellness and healing. I take a holistic approach and work collaboratively with you on your journey toward self discovery, growth and healing. I focus on building on your personal strengths, explore balance, self compassion and peace in all areas of life. I use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. I work with adults, children (age 3 and up), adolescents, families and couples.
I integrate both Western and Eastern techniques and provide clinical tools that connect the mind and body and promote wellness and healing. I take a holistic approach and work collaboratively with you on your journey toward self discovery, growth and healing. I focus on building on your personal strengths, explore balance, self compassion and peace in all areas of life. I use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. I work with adults, children (age 3 and up), adolescents, families and couples.
(814) 200-6996 View (814) 200-6996
Photo of Jeannette Hook, LCMHC, MLADC, Counselor
Jeannette Hook
Counselor, LCMHC, MLADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lancaster, NH 03584  (Online Only)
Depression, anxiety, trauma and substance use can leave you feeling lost and alone. As an experienced and passionate licensed mental health counselor and master licensed alcohol and drug counselor, I understand the challenges and fears you may be facing. My approach combines motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy, anchored in a person-centered, solution-focused framework. Whether you're seeking individual or couples support, I'm here to guide you toward recovery and empowerment. Let's work together to find the path that leads you back to yourself. Reach out today to start your healing journey.
Depression, anxiety, trauma and substance use can leave you feeling lost and alone. As an experienced and passionate licensed mental health counselor and master licensed alcohol and drug counselor, I understand the challenges and fears you may be facing. My approach combines motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy, anchored in a person-centered, solution-focused framework. Whether you're seeking individual or couples support, I'm here to guide you toward recovery and empowerment. Let's work together to find the path that leads you back to yourself. Reach out today to start your healing journey.
(603) 605-8495 View (603) 605-8495
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Katarina Kadar
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lancaster, NH 03584  (Online Only)
Katarina is an experienced mental health clinician, case manager, and CPS worker, giving her a broad spectrum of experiences. She works with children, adults, and families from varying cultures and backgrounds and a variety of mental health and social issues. Katarina particularly enjoys integrating holistic and alternative healing methods into evidenced-based counseling approaches, including visualization, energy work, meditation and mindfulness-based skills.  She enjoys working with individuals who seek to learn more about themselves and have the desire to learn, grow, and evolve.
Katarina is an experienced mental health clinician, case manager, and CPS worker, giving her a broad spectrum of experiences. She works with children, adults, and families from varying cultures and backgrounds and a variety of mental health and social issues. Katarina particularly enjoys integrating holistic and alternative healing methods into evidenced-based counseling approaches, including visualization, energy work, meditation and mindfulness-based skills.  She enjoys working with individuals who seek to learn more about themselves and have the desire to learn, grow, and evolve.
(603) 836-8549 View (603) 836-8549
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Angelique Fortin (Angie)
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Lancaster, NH 03584
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist, I recognize the importance that therapy has in providing a space for people to process their thoughts, feeling, and struggles in a confidential and safe environment. Therapy can be especially helpful to those who are seeking an opportunity to better understand their personal situation, symptoms and strategize ways to overcome them.
As a therapist, I recognize the importance that therapy has in providing a space for people to process their thoughts, feeling, and struggles in a confidential and safe environment. Therapy can be especially helpful to those who are seeking an opportunity to better understand their personal situation, symptoms and strategize ways to overcome them.
(833) 699-1127 View (833) 699-1127

More Therapists Nearby

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Megan Littlehale
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Groveton, NH 03582  (Online Only)
Megan knew at a young age that her life must include art! Seeking to address social and emotional issues through the arts she attended Plymouth State University in 2008, earning a bachelor degree in Art Education, with a minor in psychology and ceramics. She then graduated Lesley University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies with a specialization in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Megan is currently working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Northern New Hampshire.
Megan knew at a young age that her life must include art! Seeking to address social and emotional issues through the arts she attended Plymouth State University in 2008, earning a bachelor degree in Art Education, with a minor in psychology and ceramics. She then graduated Lesley University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies with a specialization in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. Megan is currently working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Northern New Hampshire.
(603) 605-0887 View (603) 605-0887
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Janice Hrabovszky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LICSW, CIMHP
Verified Verified
Whitefield, NH 03598  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! Grab your drink of choice, pull up a comfy chair and let's talk. Are you overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, depression or anger? Are you constantly spiraling and perseverating over anxious or depressed thoughts that are keeping you from living the life you want? Are you struggling in your relationships and finding them lacking in joy and fulfillment? It takes courage to seek out therapy and to be willing to examine yourself and your life. I would be honored to join you on this journey and help you make the changes you desire and develop a life of abundance, peace and joy.
Welcome! Grab your drink of choice, pull up a comfy chair and let's talk. Are you overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, depression or anger? Are you constantly spiraling and perseverating over anxious or depressed thoughts that are keeping you from living the life you want? Are you struggling in your relationships and finding them lacking in joy and fulfillment? It takes courage to seek out therapy and to be willing to examine yourself and your life. I would be honored to join you on this journey and help you make the changes you desire and develop a life of abundance, peace and joy.
(844) 307-5965 View (844) 307-5965

Online Therapists

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Susan B Palmer-Ansorg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pittsfield, NH 03263  (Online Only)
I work with clients to understand their own thinking processes and belief systems, to develop new coping strategies and learn new skills to interact with family and others interpersonally, and to make lifestyle adjustments to bolster internal psychological and coping resources. Making targeted changes in these areas leads to improvements in overall mood and well-being for families and individuals. I work with children and adolescents using tools that are engaging and interactive and take their developmental needs and abilities into account.
I work with clients to understand their own thinking processes and belief systems, to develop new coping strategies and learn new skills to interact with family and others interpersonally, and to make lifestyle adjustments to bolster internal psychological and coping resources. Making targeted changes in these areas leads to improvements in overall mood and well-being for families and individuals. I work with children and adolescents using tools that are engaging and interactive and take their developmental needs and abilities into account.
(603) 967-4301 View (603) 967-4301
Claire Julie Wellington
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Claremont, NH 03743
No problem is too big or too small to find a solution. I believe in working with clients in a non judgmental and corroborative way. Trust is very important to the therapeutic relationship and I strive to check in with clients periodically to ask about any issues that may have come up in the relationship. I help clients with working on communication skills, low self esteem, depression and anxiety. I like doing role plays and giving clients handouts and homework!
No problem is too big or too small to find a solution. I believe in working with clients in a non judgmental and corroborative way. Trust is very important to the therapeutic relationship and I strive to check in with clients periodically to ask about any issues that may have come up in the relationship. I help clients with working on communication skills, low self esteem, depression and anxiety. I like doing role plays and giving clients handouts and homework!
(603) 931-4607 View (603) 931-4607
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Sophia K Havasy
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Canaan, NH 03741  (Online Only)
Complicated launchings of teenagers and young adults are my specialty. I work with families to identify risk factors, such as ADHD, learning difficulties, anxiety and depression, in their young person that can interfere with successful launching either through college or the work force. With improved self-awareness and self-management skills, these young adults are more able to make their way in the world. Parents are part of the treatment team as the young adult can't do it without you. Identifying launching goals and developing the skills to achieve those goals are critical to the process.
Complicated launchings of teenagers and young adults are my specialty. I work with families to identify risk factors, such as ADHD, learning difficulties, anxiety and depression, in their young person that can interfere with successful launching either through college or the work force. With improved self-awareness and self-management skills, these young adults are more able to make their way in the world. Parents are part of the treatment team as the young adult can't do it without you. Identifying launching goals and developing the skills to achieve those goals are critical to the process.
(713) 574-1014 View (713) 574-1014
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Christine Beaudreau
Counselor, LCMHC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Concord, NH 03301  (Online Only)
I have been working in this field for almost 10 years, and up until August of 2021, I worked in community mental health which allowed me to work with people of all ages and needs. I have experience working with children as young as 2 and adults into their 70s. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Modular Approach to Therapy for Children and Adolescents. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults mostly processing trauma, working through anxiety, depression, relationships, codependency and developing healthy boundaries. More recently I have worked through my own Postpartum Depression.
I have been working in this field for almost 10 years, and up until August of 2021, I worked in community mental health which allowed me to work with people of all ages and needs. I have experience working with children as young as 2 and adults into their 70s. I am trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Modular Approach to Therapy for Children and Adolescents. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults mostly processing trauma, working through anxiety, depression, relationships, codependency and developing healthy boundaries. More recently I have worked through my own Postpartum Depression.
(603) 288-1505 View (603) 288-1505
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Sarah Titus-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Wolfeboro, NH 03894  (Online Only)
I am a clinical social worker with 28 years of professional work experience in the mental health field working in hospitals, clinics and private practice. In my practice I utilize various therapeutic modalities to help people struggling with past trauma, grief and loss, caregiver burnout, parenting issues and managing day-to-day life stressors. I create an open and safe environment where thoughts, behaviors and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I would like to help support you in that process.
I am a clinical social worker with 28 years of professional work experience in the mental health field working in hospitals, clinics and private practice. In my practice I utilize various therapeutic modalities to help people struggling with past trauma, grief and loss, caregiver burnout, parenting issues and managing day-to-day life stressors. I create an open and safe environment where thoughts, behaviors and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage and I would like to help support you in that process.
(833) 322-3009 View (833) 322-3009
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Robert H Dannar
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, MLADC
Verified Verified
Dover, NH 03820
I'm excited that a part of you is curious about ways to get support for whatever life has thrown at you. This is a puzzling time for most! There may be a part of us that is anxious, depressed, critical, scared or many other sensations that can take a hold of us. For years and even decades we have formed our own ways of dealing with things with the tools we had available. There is help and support for all of us from the world outside of us and from the world within us. Mental health and addiction are quiet illnesses that we often don't want to share or acknowledge.
I'm excited that a part of you is curious about ways to get support for whatever life has thrown at you. This is a puzzling time for most! There may be a part of us that is anxious, depressed, critical, scared or many other sensations that can take a hold of us. For years and even decades we have formed our own ways of dealing with things with the tools we had available. There is help and support for all of us from the world outside of us and from the world within us. Mental health and addiction are quiet illnesses that we often don't want to share or acknowledge.
(603) 931-4149 View (603) 931-4149
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Nancy M Gill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Pembroke, NH 03275
Do you feel stuck? Intention is the first step toward change. We will work together to develop both practical tools and a compassionate perspective to define and achieve your goals. A strengths-based approach underpins our work while incorporating aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic understanding, and expressive arts exercises.
Do you feel stuck? Intention is the first step toward change. We will work together to develop both practical tools and a compassionate perspective to define and achieve your goals. A strengths-based approach underpins our work while incorporating aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic understanding, and expressive arts exercises.
(603) 605-8166 View (603) 605-8166
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David M. Stringham
Counselor, MPH, MSW
Verified Verified
Easton, NH 03580
I offer non-traditional counseling/coaching alternatives to inspire you to create the positive changes you want. Standard 50-minute office sessions don't go far enough for some people. That's why, in addition to standard sessions, for nearly 20 years I have offered my clients different approaches. For some it's multiple-hour sessions in a traditional setting; for others, it's doing our work together outdoors sitting in a peaceful place or walking together. Of course, many other options are available. I also make myself available to clients for phone or Skype sessions when something urgent arises.
I offer non-traditional counseling/coaching alternatives to inspire you to create the positive changes you want. Standard 50-minute office sessions don't go far enough for some people. That's why, in addition to standard sessions, for nearly 20 years I have offered my clients different approaches. For some it's multiple-hour sessions in a traditional setting; for others, it's doing our work together outdoors sitting in a peaceful place or walking together. Of course, many other options are available. I also make myself available to clients for phone or Skype sessions when something urgent arises.
(801) 429-9320 View (801) 429-9320
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Kristine Bailey
MSW
Verified Verified
Concord, NH 03301  (Online Only)
I will be providing my clients with therapeutic services to help them identify the obstacles or challenges that get in the way of moving forward in life. Each day is a new day to work and change our mental health, poor coping skills, negative thinking, and/or negative self-talk to better ourselves. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck. Clients are empowered to set the goals they want to work on while tracking the progress of those goals.
I will be providing my clients with therapeutic services to help them identify the obstacles or challenges that get in the way of moving forward in life. Each day is a new day to work and change our mental health, poor coping skills, negative thinking, and/or negative self-talk to better ourselves. Maybe you’re just feeling stuck. Clients are empowered to set the goals they want to work on while tracking the progress of those goals.
(603) 420-2112 View (603) 420-2112
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Alexis Roberson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rochester, NH 03867  (Online Only)
Whether you’re a teen searching for a sense of direction, a parent struggling to hold it all together, or an adult feeling stressed and overwhelmed, I can provide a safe space for you to explore, grow, and heal. Understanding how you got “here” is often important as you try to get “there.” It can be a lonely journey without someone alongside you. I understand that finding the right therapist is paramount when it comes to seeking guidance, or when you need someone to share your story with. Asking for help is often difficult and uncomfortable. I am experienced, approachable, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you.
Whether you’re a teen searching for a sense of direction, a parent struggling to hold it all together, or an adult feeling stressed and overwhelmed, I can provide a safe space for you to explore, grow, and heal. Understanding how you got “here” is often important as you try to get “there.” It can be a lonely journey without someone alongside you. I understand that finding the right therapist is paramount when it comes to seeking guidance, or when you need someone to share your story with. Asking for help is often difficult and uncomfortable. I am experienced, approachable, and I look forward to working collaboratively with you.
(855) 591-4796 View (855) 591-4796
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Doug Wenger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
Hopkinton, NH 03229  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, with over 15 years of experience in the clinical field, I've had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients. My core belief is that every individual possesses a unique narrative, a tapestry of experiences, emotions, and desires that shape their aspirations for life. Whether you seek a compassionate ear to share your thoughts, to process life-changing events, to discover a deeper sense of self and happiness, or to navigate the complexities of relationships, I'm committed to guiding you towards greater well-being and happiness.
I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, with over 15 years of experience in the clinical field, I've had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients. My core belief is that every individual possesses a unique narrative, a tapestry of experiences, emotions, and desires that shape their aspirations for life. Whether you seek a compassionate ear to share your thoughts, to process life-changing events, to discover a deeper sense of self and happiness, or to navigate the complexities of relationships, I'm committed to guiding you towards greater well-being and happiness.
(603) 207-2274 View (603) 207-2274
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Susan Odden Trivium New England Integrative Mental Health
MS, MSN, RN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lebanon, NH 03766
Psychotherapist, EMDR Practioner, Registered Nurse, Integrative Nutritionist. I am uniquely qualified to offer an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health and trauma therapy by creating a fusion with Psychotherapy, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition and the Medical Model. All of our brains and bodies manifest stress, trauma, physical and emotional pain differently. Humans create ways to cope and the outcomes vary. I base my theoretical philosophy in the belief that we all have the power to heal.
Psychotherapist, EMDR Practioner, Registered Nurse, Integrative Nutritionist. I am uniquely qualified to offer an evidence-based, holistic approach to mental health and trauma therapy by creating a fusion with Psychotherapy, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition and the Medical Model. All of our brains and bodies manifest stress, trauma, physical and emotional pain differently. Humans create ways to cope and the outcomes vary. I base my theoretical philosophy in the belief that we all have the power to heal.
(888) 903-6346 View (888) 903-6346
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Hanover Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Hanover, NH 03755
Are you looking for compassionate care to help you or a loved one address difficult emotions, experiences, or transitions? Hanover CBT is a group private practice with clinicians who specialize in working with individuals across the lifespan experiencing a wide range of mental health struggles. We seek to assist clients in cultivating awareness, wisdom, and courage in every aspect of their lives while meeting each client with compassion, integrity, and presence. We believe that it is brave to ask for support and we work with our patients to develop strength-based practices and approaches to coping with challenges.
Are you looking for compassionate care to help you or a loved one address difficult emotions, experiences, or transitions? Hanover CBT is a group private practice with clinicians who specialize in working with individuals across the lifespan experiencing a wide range of mental health struggles. We seek to assist clients in cultivating awareness, wisdom, and courage in every aspect of their lives while meeting each client with compassion, integrity, and presence. We believe that it is brave to ask for support and we work with our patients to develop strength-based practices and approaches to coping with challenges.
(603) 392-7241 View (603) 392-7241
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Michelle Hebert
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Concord, NH 03301
Currently NOT accepting new clients. Congratulations on taking this first step towards feeling better. If you feel you have no control over your life and are struggling to find that work/home/life balance- You are not alone. Often, our adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and grief impact our emotions, coping skills and relationships. Individual therapy can be challenging, but I am here to support and encourage you as you set the course for healing emotional wounds, understanding oneself, and lessen that ripple effect of trauma which may be preventing you from being your most authentic self.
Currently NOT accepting new clients. Congratulations on taking this first step towards feeling better. If you feel you have no control over your life and are struggling to find that work/home/life balance- You are not alone. Often, our adverse childhood experiences, trauma, and grief impact our emotions, coping skills and relationships. Individual therapy can be challenging, but I am here to support and encourage you as you set the course for healing emotional wounds, understanding oneself, and lessen that ripple effect of trauma which may be preventing you from being your most authentic self.
(603) 634-9522 View (603) 634-9522

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Number of Therapists in Lancaster, NH

< 10

Therapists in Lancaster, NH who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Behavioral Issues
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
50% BlueCross and BlueShield
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Lancaster, NH see their clients

75% Online Only
25% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lancaster?

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.