Therapists in Bernardsville, NJ

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Erika Pilato
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Education and Experience I earned by Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The City University of New York and my Master's Degree in Counseling from Rider University. I received my Post Master's Licensed Associate Counselor Certification from Kean University. I am a NJ State Certified School Counselor, a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor. In addition, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator. For the last 15 years, I have worked as a school counselor. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked in the financial services industry.
Education and Experience I earned by Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The City University of New York and my Master's Degree in Counseling from Rider University. I received my Post Master's Licensed Associate Counselor Certification from Kean University. I am a NJ State Certified School Counselor, a Licensed Associate Counselor, as well as a National Certified Counselor. In addition, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent and Classroom Educator. For the last 15 years, I have worked as a school counselor. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked in the financial services industry.
(908) 829-9809 View (908) 829-9809
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Jane M. Webber
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, ACS
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
I look forward to working with you on your journey toward personal growth, healing, and a more satisfying life. Our sessions begin with building a trusting relationship where you can safely share your concerns and discover your inner strengths. Clients would describe me as very empathic, compassionate, attentive, and skilled. My counseling integrates solution focused, mind-body, and trauma informed therapies, and together we will plan the most effective approach for your needs. I have worked with a range of personal issues, such as relationships, self-confidence, career, anxiety, life transition, loss, and trauma.
I look forward to working with you on your journey toward personal growth, healing, and a more satisfying life. Our sessions begin with building a trusting relationship where you can safely share your concerns and discover your inner strengths. Clients would describe me as very empathic, compassionate, attentive, and skilled. My counseling integrates solution focused, mind-body, and trauma informed therapies, and together we will plan the most effective approach for your needs. I have worked with a range of personal issues, such as relationships, self-confidence, career, anxiety, life transition, loss, and trauma.
(908) 680-0965 View (908) 680-0965
Margaret Schantz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Margaret Schantz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2017. Margaret has an MSW degree from Rutgers University. Margaret has had the opportunity to provide individual and group therapy in a variety of settings with both adolescents and adults from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Most recently, xe has been a program director for an intensive outpatient program that serves clients experiencing an acute level of symptoms and has also worked as a clinician within that program.
Margaret Schantz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2017. Margaret has an MSW degree from Rutgers University. Margaret has had the opportunity to provide individual and group therapy in a variety of settings with both adolescents and adults from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Most recently, xe has been a program director for an intensive outpatient program that serves clients experiencing an acute level of symptoms and has also worked as a clinician within that program.
(908) 860-8679 View (908) 860-8679
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Katie McMahon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Hello! My name is Katie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey with over 8 years of professional experience. I have helped a wide variety of clients in different settings with struggles like depression, anxiety, family conflict, homelessness, legal involvement, substance abuse and trauma. I believe strongly in the power of a healing relationship between the therapist and client. My style is warm, inviting and not without humor. I will work with you to create and accomplish goals for your treatment.
Hello! My name is Katie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the state of New Jersey with over 8 years of professional experience. I have helped a wide variety of clients in different settings with struggles like depression, anxiety, family conflict, homelessness, legal involvement, substance abuse and trauma. I believe strongly in the power of a healing relationship between the therapist and client. My style is warm, inviting and not without humor. I will work with you to create and accomplish goals for your treatment.
(908) 840-8247 View (908) 840-8247
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Marcia Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Bernardsville, NJ 07924  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We’ve all had moments when we’ve felt overwhelmed and stuck. Maybe you are coping with difficulties related to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, or complex trauma. If you are searching for compassionate support, clarity, and an opportunity to overcome life’s challenges, I can help. I have therapeutic experience with children, adolescents, adults, and families. With a non-judgmental, strength-based approach, I can assist you with developing coping skills and new perspectives so you can live your most fulfilling, authentic life.
We’ve all had moments when we’ve felt overwhelmed and stuck. Maybe you are coping with difficulties related to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, or complex trauma. If you are searching for compassionate support, clarity, and an opportunity to overcome life’s challenges, I can help. I have therapeutic experience with children, adolescents, adults, and families. With a non-judgmental, strength-based approach, I can assist you with developing coping skills and new perspectives so you can live your most fulfilling, authentic life.
(973) 791-4290 View (973) 791-4290
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Brooke Hanlon
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Brooke Hanlon (Haggerty) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. Brooke provides a warm, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for kids, teens, families, and adults to work collaboratively in addressing goals. She offers a relational and strengths-based approach using empathy and humor, while giving feedback and challenging ways of thinking and/or patterns behavior as appropriate.
Brooke Hanlon (Haggerty) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University. Brooke provides a warm, supportive, and nonjudgmental space for kids, teens, families, and adults to work collaboratively in addressing goals. She offers a relational and strengths-based approach using empathy and humor, while giving feedback and challenging ways of thinking and/or patterns behavior as appropriate.
(908) 546-6220 View (908) 546-6220
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Susan Sobel Orshan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Congratulations on taking this positive step and seeking help. When you come to meet with me you will experience an accepting, respectful and caring atmosphere in which you can safely explore the areas you want to work on. I am genuinely interested in the story that is your life. I want to know your strengths as well as your difficulties. Together, we can work to help you make the changes that you seek.
Congratulations on taking this positive step and seeking help. When you come to meet with me you will experience an accepting, respectful and caring atmosphere in which you can safely explore the areas you want to work on. I am genuinely interested in the story that is your life. I want to know your strengths as well as your difficulties. Together, we can work to help you make the changes that you seek.
(908) 760-6152 View (908) 760-6152
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Kristen Premian
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Kristen Premian is a Licensed Associate Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Disaster Response Crisis Counselor, and Clinical Certified Trauma Professional in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. She received her master's degree from Kean University in clinical mental health and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Treatment. Kristen previously worked in inpatient psychiatric settings, community mental health, and intensive outpatient facilities.
Kristen Premian is a Licensed Associate Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Disaster Response Crisis Counselor, and Clinical Certified Trauma Professional in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. She received her master's degree from Kean University in clinical mental health and her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Treatment. Kristen previously worked in inpatient psychiatric settings, community mental health, and intensive outpatient facilities.
(908) 224-6725 View (908) 224-6725
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Jaclyn M Pasquarelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bernardsville, NJ 07924  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and for the past 20 years have been helping people within a variety of different settings. I love working with people of all ages and stages and am especially passionate about supporting teenagers and working with couples to help heal and strengthen their relationship.
Hi and welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and for the past 20 years have been helping people within a variety of different settings. I love working with people of all ages and stages and am especially passionate about supporting teenagers and working with couples to help heal and strengthen their relationship.
(908) 336-5897 View (908) 336-5897
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Jane Simon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
The decision to reach out for help from a psychologist is often a difficult one. I provide a trusting, caring and safe environment where you can openly discuss any problem or challenge. I will work with you to develop insight and self-awareness, which can facilitate change, honest living and healthier relationships.
The decision to reach out for help from a psychologist is often a difficult one. I provide a trusting, caring and safe environment where you can openly discuss any problem or challenge. I will work with you to develop insight and self-awareness, which can facilitate change, honest living and healthier relationships.
(908) 718-7640 View (908) 718-7640
Photo of Ellen Jay Lewis, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Bernardsville, NJ
Ellen Jay Lewis
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, NCPsyA, DD
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Not accepting new clients
Anxiety and depression can stop you from living life to the fullest. You just don't feel like yourself. You suffer and your relationships suffer. Often you feel stuck and hopeless but aren't clear on the cause. Conflicts that are lodged in your unconscious don't become clear until you start to talk. Talking to an experienced therapist offers you a safe place to say everything. If talking is hard and you don't know where to begin, it is my job to help you.
Anxiety and depression can stop you from living life to the fullest. You just don't feel like yourself. You suffer and your relationships suffer. Often you feel stuck and hopeless but aren't clear on the cause. Conflicts that are lodged in your unconscious don't become clear until you start to talk. Talking to an experienced therapist offers you a safe place to say everything. If talking is hard and you don't know where to begin, it is my job to help you.
(908) 970-9805 View (908) 970-9805
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Stacy Fazio, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bernardsville, NJ 07924  (Online Only)
Providing CBT & DBT via teletherapy. Perception is everything. How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. I offer specialized treatment for college students and young professionals during their transition into college or the workforce. In my practice I draw from my intensive training in both CBT and DBT to teach these fundamental coping skills to clients. Clients have the option to attend treatment in my office or via videoconferencing.
Providing CBT & DBT via teletherapy. Perception is everything. How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. I offer specialized treatment for college students and young professionals during their transition into college or the workforce. In my practice I draw from my intensive training in both CBT and DBT to teach these fundamental coping skills to clients. Clients have the option to attend treatment in my office or via videoconferencing.
(973) 637-0213 View (973) 637-0213
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Christina Hoffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Experience and Educational Background: I received my Masters of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelors of the Arts in both Psychology and Sociology from Drew University. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of New Jersey. During my graduate internship, I worked for New Jersey AIDS Services in Morristown, New Jersey counseling clients who were HIV positive and homeless, while also suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.
Experience and Educational Background: I received my Masters of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelors of the Arts in both Psychology and Sociology from Drew University. I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of New Jersey. During my graduate internship, I worked for New Jersey AIDS Services in Morristown, New Jersey counseling clients who were HIV positive and homeless, while also suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.
(908) 860-8796 View (908) 860-8796
Photo of Loretta G Caldwell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bernardsville, NJ
Loretta G Caldwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924  (Online Only)
Welcome and I am glad you are taking the first step today. I offer a trusting, caring and safe environment with a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to individual clients and their issues. I am dedicated to working with individuals to assist them in understanding the challenges and conflicts they face and how to best resolve them. I know finding the right fit with a therapist is important. We can set up a free 15 minute call so that I can understand what you are looking for in a therapist. I will let you know before we start what your patient responsibility is for sessions are so there are no surprises! I
Welcome and I am glad you are taking the first step today. I offer a trusting, caring and safe environment with a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to individual clients and their issues. I am dedicated to working with individuals to assist them in understanding the challenges and conflicts they face and how to best resolve them. I know finding the right fit with a therapist is important. We can set up a free 15 minute call so that I can understand what you are looking for in a therapist. I will let you know before we start what your patient responsibility is for sessions are so there are no surprises! I
(973) 604-0597 View (973) 604-0597
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Ashley Sibiga
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Ashley Sibiga is a Licensed Associate Counselor, who has been practicing since 2018. She graduated from Centenary Universiry in New Jersey with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Ashley believes in guiding and engaging patient throughout the therapeutic process to become a healthier version of themselves inside and out. There is no one size fits all approach to therapy since everyone has their own unique stories. Her main areas of focus include adults 18+ years old, anxiety and depression.
Ashley Sibiga is a Licensed Associate Counselor, who has been practicing since 2018. She graduated from Centenary Universiry in New Jersey with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Ashley believes in guiding and engaging patient throughout the therapeutic process to become a healthier version of themselves inside and out. There is no one size fits all approach to therapy since everyone has their own unique stories. Her main areas of focus include adults 18+ years old, anxiety and depression.
(908) 808-5329 View (908) 808-5329
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Deborah Ambrose
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Centenary University and my Master’s degree in Teaching Special Education from New Jersey City University and my Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.
I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Centenary University and my Master’s degree in Teaching Special Education from New Jersey City University and my Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College.
(908) 356-7656 View (908) 356-7656
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Julia Cha Fong
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Julia Cha Fong is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. Julia provides a good balance between professionalism and warmth in the counseling session. Outside of work, Julia enjoys music whether she is listening to it or performing. She has been a musician on voice and flute for 10+ years. She is also passionate about makeup/cosmetics and keeping up with the latest beauty trends. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being outside, baking, exercising, and gaming.
Julia Cha Fong is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2022. Julia provides a good balance between professionalism and warmth in the counseling session. Outside of work, Julia enjoys music whether she is listening to it or performing. She has been a musician on voice and flute for 10+ years. She is also passionate about makeup/cosmetics and keeping up with the latest beauty trends. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and being outside, baking, exercising, and gaming.
(908) 895-6235 View (908) 895-6235
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Anthony Savio
Counselor, LPC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Anthony Savio is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. He has a B. S in Psychology from Lock Haven University, an M. A. in Psychology concentrated in child and adolescent development from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), and an M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from TCSPP. Anthony takes an empathetic approach to addressing clients' interests and issues. He offers a safe space for clients to be themselves and gets to the underlying issues to come up with creative and effective solutions.
Anthony Savio is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2018. He has a B. S in Psychology from Lock Haven University, an M. A. in Psychology concentrated in child and adolescent development from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), and an M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from TCSPP. Anthony takes an empathetic approach to addressing clients' interests and issues. He offers a safe space for clients to be themselves and gets to the underlying issues to come up with creative and effective solutions.
(908) 529-8332 View (908) 529-8332
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Maria Lezme
Counselor, LAC
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Maria Lezme is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. She graduated from Saint Elizabeth University with her Masters in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling and from Saint Peter's University with her Bachelors in Psychology. Maria can help clients of all ages who are struggling with past, present, or future issues. She makes sure the client's feelings are heard and understood through a nonjudgmental, person-centered approach. Outside of work, Maria enjoys going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.
Maria Lezme is a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey who has been practicing since 2023. She graduated from Saint Elizabeth University with her Masters in School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling and from Saint Peter's University with her Bachelors in Psychology. Maria can help clients of all ages who are struggling with past, present, or future issues. She makes sure the client's feelings are heard and understood through a nonjudgmental, person-centered approach. Outside of work, Maria enjoys going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.
(908) 946-5436 View (908) 946-5436
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Dina Morley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Dina is a solution-focused therapist who uses the strengths perspective, the harm reduction approach and cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients in meeting and maintaining their goals. Dina earned an MSW graduate degree in clinical social work from New York University (NYU), has a doctorate degree in psychology and has experience in behavioral health settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. Dina has been on the American Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Relief Team since 2009. Dina provides an environment that is supportive and non-judgmental.
Dina is a solution-focused therapist who uses the strengths perspective, the harm reduction approach and cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients in meeting and maintaining their goals. Dina earned an MSW graduate degree in clinical social work from New York University (NYU), has a doctorate degree in psychology and has experience in behavioral health settings such as inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. Dina has been on the American Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Relief Team since 2009. Dina provides an environment that is supportive and non-judgmental.
(908) 443-9416 View (908) 443-9416

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Number of Therapists in Bernardsville, NJ

50+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Bernardsville, NJ who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
72% Relationship Issues
70% Grief
61% Self Esteem
58% Life Transitions
54% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

18 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Bernardsville, NJ see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bernardsville?

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.