Therapists in Deal, NJ

Photo of Gina DiArchangel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Gina DiArchangel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RMT
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723
Welcome! I work to create a warm, supportive environment that allows you to feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings and desires. I am a leading holistic health practitioner/therapist in the art of living joyfully and peacefully. I strongly believe that happiness and inner peace are our birthright and can be fully experienced by all beings. I hold as my life's passion a desire to inspire joyful and healthy living including inner peacefulness and creative expression. Together let us find the ways of getting you back in touch with the experience of being alive.
Welcome! I work to create a warm, supportive environment that allows you to feel safe to explore your thoughts, feelings and desires. I am a leading holistic health practitioner/therapist in the art of living joyfully and peacefully. I strongly believe that happiness and inner peace are our birthright and can be fully experienced by all beings. I hold as my life's passion a desire to inspire joyful and healthy living including inner peacefulness and creative expression. Together let us find the ways of getting you back in touch with the experience of being alive.
(732) 820-5540 View (732) 820-5540
Photo of Dr. Shalom Augenbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Dr. Shalom Augenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Well, look no further - you've come to the right place. I'm the type of therapist with whom you'll experience comfort, safety, warmth, understanding, and compassion all within a judgement-free environment. In my ten years of practicing, I've successfully helped hundreds of adolescents and adults achieve meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and personal lives. Depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, existentialism, addiction, are some of the many challenges people bring to my office.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task. Well, look no further - you've come to the right place. I'm the type of therapist with whom you'll experience comfort, safety, warmth, understanding, and compassion all within a judgement-free environment. In my ten years of practicing, I've successfully helped hundreds of adolescents and adults achieve meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and personal lives. Depression, anxiety, trauma, relationships, existentialism, addiction, are some of the many challenges people bring to my office.
(732) 686-6651 View (732) 686-6651
Photo of Doris Klein Hiatt Phd, Psychologist in Deal, NJ
Doris Klein Hiatt Phd
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723  (Online Only)
Relationship difficulties, setbacks at work, or changes in the family can make us feel anxious or depressed. Coping with world events or illness only exacerbates these issues, and we might then feel a lessened sense of control, and even lose sight of our talents and personal goals. Such times challenge us to gain greater self-understanding, as well as more effective strategies for dealing with others. Often we need to map out a new way forward.
Relationship difficulties, setbacks at work, or changes in the family can make us feel anxious or depressed. Coping with world events or illness only exacerbates these issues, and we might then feel a lessened sense of control, and even lose sight of our talents and personal goals. Such times challenge us to gain greater self-understanding, as well as more effective strategies for dealing with others. Often we need to map out a new way forward.
(732) 870-2626 View (732) 870-2626
Photo of Sam Silverberg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Deal, NJ
Sam Silverberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, IMH-E®
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deal, NJ 07723  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Infant Mental Health Expert (IMH-E), and EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDRIA) with a bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College in psychology. I also hold dual master's degrees in clinical psychology from LaSalle University and The New School for Social Research. I'm currently in the final stages of completing my Ph.D. in psychology at Fielding Graduate University. I like to use a variety of therapeutic techniques that focus on empathy and genuineness to make each one of my clients feel supported and heard.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Infant Mental Health Expert (IMH-E), and EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDRIA) with a bachelor's degree from Muhlenberg College in psychology. I also hold dual master's degrees in clinical psychology from LaSalle University and The New School for Social Research. I'm currently in the final stages of completing my Ph.D. in psychology at Fielding Graduate University. I like to use a variety of therapeutic techniques that focus on empathy and genuineness to make each one of my clients feel supported and heard.
(844) 918-3295 View (844) 918-3295
Photo of Nicole Jackson LPC, LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Deal, NJ
Nicole Jackson LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EdD, LCADC, BC-TMH, HS-BCP
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723
Are you an insight oriented individual looking for personal growth? Are you struggling in your relationship, or simply wanting to strengthen one? Have you wondered why you may attract similar people in your life? Was the relationship with your parents less than secure? Are you looking to develop secure relationships now? Adults of all ages and backgrounds looking for someone with strong cultural competency may benefit from counseling with me.
Are you an insight oriented individual looking for personal growth? Are you struggling in your relationship, or simply wanting to strengthen one? Have you wondered why you may attract similar people in your life? Was the relationship with your parents less than secure? Are you looking to develop secure relationships now? Adults of all ages and backgrounds looking for someone with strong cultural competency may benefit from counseling with me.
(732) 795-5736 View (732) 795-5736
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Yehuda Rubin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Deal, NJ 07723
As a Psychodrama therapist, I specialize in inner child work to help clients heal their past and live a healthier today. I support individuals, couples, and groups in overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and addiction. In my practice, I offer individual therapy and group psychodrama sessions to provide a safe environment for exploring personal issues. These sessions facilitate new insights, practice new behaviors, and promote healing and growth. Clients seek my help to improve their mental health and well-being and lead fulfilling lives.
As a Psychodrama therapist, I specialize in inner child work to help clients heal their past and live a healthier today. I support individuals, couples, and groups in overcoming challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and addiction. In my practice, I offer individual therapy and group psychodrama sessions to provide a safe environment for exploring personal issues. These sessions facilitate new insights, practice new behaviors, and promote healing and growth. Clients seek my help to improve their mental health and well-being and lead fulfilling lives.
(732) 641-4679 View (732) 641-4679
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Purposeful Living Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Deal, NJ 07723  (Online Only)
When living with unresolved feelings related to a difficult past, you can get stuck in a vicious cycle of stress and overwhelm. Shining a light on pain and trauma from the past can bring fresh perspectives and powerful life changing breakthroughs. Stop letting anxiety and depression rob your days of the joy and fulfillment that you deserve in life. Therapy can strengthen and grow the most important relationships in your life.
When living with unresolved feelings related to a difficult past, you can get stuck in a vicious cycle of stress and overwhelm. Shining a light on pain and trauma from the past can bring fresh perspectives and powerful life changing breakthroughs. Stop letting anxiety and depression rob your days of the joy and fulfillment that you deserve in life. Therapy can strengthen and grow the most important relationships in your life.
(929) 447-2337 View (929) 447-2337
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Chana Frumet Yaroslawitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723
You wish your child would follow the bedtime or breakfast routine better. Your child seems unable to communicate, problem solve, reflect, or play with friends. Your child has difficulty with homework or following rules. Your child gets into trouble at school or with the kids on the block. You want your child to learn the art of communication, how to express their emotions in appropriate ways or to understand other people’s feelings. Your child needs help! You have tried everything you know including interventions. You feel frustrated and emotionally drained. You agonize about their behavior that is affecting the rest of the family.
You wish your child would follow the bedtime or breakfast routine better. Your child seems unable to communicate, problem solve, reflect, or play with friends. Your child has difficulty with homework or following rules. Your child gets into trouble at school or with the kids on the block. You want your child to learn the art of communication, how to express their emotions in appropriate ways or to understand other people’s feelings. Your child needs help! You have tried everything you know including interventions. You feel frustrated and emotionally drained. You agonize about their behavior that is affecting the rest of the family.
(732) 994-6869 View (732) 994-6869
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Samantha Shultz
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723
I have always viewed counseling as an opportunity for me to work alongside my clients to assist them in their journey toward personal discovery. I strive to ensure that each counseling session is one that will help you explore your goals and make meaningful progress. My biggest joy is helping my clients find their true aspirations and goals in life and being by their side through the process!
I have always viewed counseling as an opportunity for me to work alongside my clients to assist them in their journey toward personal discovery. I strive to ensure that each counseling session is one that will help you explore your goals and make meaningful progress. My biggest joy is helping my clients find their true aspirations and goals in life and being by their side through the process!
(732) 784-4123 View (732) 784-4123
Photo of Kasryn Kapp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Deal, NJ
Kasryn Kapp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself lying awake at night with racing thoughts and worries? Are you exhausted all day, yet you just can’t seem to sleep at night? Are you worried about the impact of sleeplessness on your health, relationships and career? Are fatigue and brain fog making it hard to be present and ‘in the moment’? Perhaps you’re concerned about the health impact of sleep medications or realizing that medications and supplements simply aren’t working like they first did. You've explored many solutions and are eager to find one that truly works.
Do you find yourself lying awake at night with racing thoughts and worries? Are you exhausted all day, yet you just can’t seem to sleep at night? Are you worried about the impact of sleeplessness on your health, relationships and career? Are fatigue and brain fog making it hard to be present and ‘in the moment’? Perhaps you’re concerned about the health impact of sleep medications or realizing that medications and supplements simply aren’t working like they first did. You've explored many solutions and are eager to find one that truly works.
(215) 259-8016 View (215) 259-8016
Photo of Chani Connie Gerstel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Deal, NJ
Chani Connie Gerstel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deal, NJ 07723
Are You... A teen, young adult, (or maybe one just at heart) struggling with… anxiety depression feeling as if no one ever got you Dealing with painful memories you’ve been afraid to share with anyone Wondering what the future brings for you… Were You... Told you’re crazy or your feelings don’t matter abused in any way always feeling you just didn’t belong! I can help!
Are You... A teen, young adult, (or maybe one just at heart) struggling with… anxiety depression feeling as if no one ever got you Dealing with painful memories you’ve been afraid to share with anyone Wondering what the future brings for you… Were You... Told you’re crazy or your feelings don’t matter abused in any way always feeling you just didn’t belong! I can help!
(732) 517-7084 View (732) 517-7084
Photo of Afshan Mohamedali, Psychologist in Deal, NJ
Afshan Mohamedali
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Deal, NJ 07723
Are you considering a major life change or looking for something different for yourself? Perhaps this brings about increased levels of stress and anxiety. I work with many people trying to do the same and have found that process of realizing goals and figuring out the next steps can lie in the smaller moments of your past. I can help you identify and leverage those experiences to discover your own inner resources and strengths. Together, we can explore how to apply those skills to meet new challenges and move forward. Whether you need to practice a bit more or adapt to a new task, therapy with me is a safe space to do just that.
Are you considering a major life change or looking for something different for yourself? Perhaps this brings about increased levels of stress and anxiety. I work with many people trying to do the same and have found that process of realizing goals and figuring out the next steps can lie in the smaller moments of your past. I can help you identify and leverage those experiences to discover your own inner resources and strengths. Together, we can explore how to apply those skills to meet new challenges and move forward. Whether you need to practice a bit more or adapt to a new task, therapy with me is a safe space to do just that.
(516) 667-1961 View (516) 667-1961
Photo of Monica Bergnes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Monica Bergnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Deal, NJ 07723  (Online Only)
Are you a survivor of trauma that still lingers in your body? Whether relational, eating disorder, or any other cause, traumatic experiences often create long-lasting nervous system dysregulation. To heal from past experiences you need more than catharsis and insight - you need to address the impact of trauma on your body and learn new ways of coping and relating to yourself and the world. That’s where I can help.
Are you a survivor of trauma that still lingers in your body? Whether relational, eating disorder, or any other cause, traumatic experiences often create long-lasting nervous system dysregulation. To heal from past experiences you need more than catharsis and insight - you need to address the impact of trauma on your body and learn new ways of coping and relating to yourself and the world. That’s where I can help.
(646) 663-5673 View (646) 663-5673

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Photo of Gwen Marlatt Vela, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Gwen Marlatt Vela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ocean, NJ 07712
Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. It can take time to find someone that is the right fit for you. I offer free phone consultations to help initiate an understanding of what your needs are and if I am the right therapist for you. I engage with clients using varied therapy modalities tailored to my patient's needs. I offer Sandplay and EMDR to help access the spirit and body's natural tendency towards healing. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for personal growth and the space to be able to move beyond your past.
Looking for a therapist can be overwhelming. It can take time to find someone that is the right fit for you. I offer free phone consultations to help initiate an understanding of what your needs are and if I am the right therapist for you. I engage with clients using varied therapy modalities tailored to my patient's needs. I offer Sandplay and EMDR to help access the spirit and body's natural tendency towards healing. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for personal growth and the space to be able to move beyond your past.
(908) 975-0170 View (908) 975-0170
Photo of Dr. Zaynab Khan, Psychologist in Deal, NJ
Dr. Zaynab Khan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Asbury Park, NJ 07712  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Seeking therapy is both an exciting and anxious step. Whether you are new to counseling or wanting a fresh start, I am committed to helping you. I believe that within each of us is the strength to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Giving up is not an option. I will work with you to figure out what you need to get better even if its not with me. My wish for you is to be the person you want to be and live the life you've always wanted to live. I will get you there.
Welcome! Seeking therapy is both an exciting and anxious step. Whether you are new to counseling or wanting a fresh start, I am committed to helping you. I believe that within each of us is the strength to overcome even the most difficult of circumstances. Giving up is not an option. I will work with you to figure out what you need to get better even if its not with me. My wish for you is to be the person you want to be and live the life you've always wanted to live. I will get you there.
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Photo of Michelle Kalteux, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Michelle Kalteux
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Asbury Park, NJ 07712  (Online Only)
Change is hard. Even when it's something that you might really want to change! I believe everyone could use extra support when trying to make a change or going through a particularly challenging part of their lives. Every person needs to be treated as an individual and I tailor my approach to what each person needs. You know yourself better than anyone else! YOU get to decide what changes you want to make and what that might look like. I would be honored to help you wherever you are at in your life. I truly appreciate the strength that it takes to seek help and welcome the opportunity to join you on your journey.
Change is hard. Even when it's something that you might really want to change! I believe everyone could use extra support when trying to make a change or going through a particularly challenging part of their lives. Every person needs to be treated as an individual and I tailor my approach to what each person needs. You know yourself better than anyone else! YOU get to decide what changes you want to make and what that might look like. I would be honored to help you wherever you are at in your life. I truly appreciate the strength that it takes to seek help and welcome the opportunity to join you on your journey.
(609) 227-0735 View (609) 227-0735
Photo of Susan M. Cattermole, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Susan M. Cattermole
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP, CYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ocean, NJ 07712
Not accepting new clients
Clients: ages 18 and over- I am honored to have been in the field over 25 years; the last 22 years as a licensed therapist. I believe it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, and I wish you luck on this healing journey. I utilize a client-centered approach and a warm, relational style. I was educated in a variety of interventions, so that I can find and tailor the best treatment strategy for you and the specific issues you are facing. I have a specialty in trauma, provide EMDR, and work often with stress, anxiety, and depression. I am also a yoga teacher, which I infuse into my work and my life.
Clients: ages 18 and over- I am honored to have been in the field over 25 years; the last 22 years as a licensed therapist. I believe it's important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with, and I wish you luck on this healing journey. I utilize a client-centered approach and a warm, relational style. I was educated in a variety of interventions, so that I can find and tailor the best treatment strategy for you and the specific issues you are facing. I have a specialty in trauma, provide EMDR, and work often with stress, anxiety, and depression. I am also a yoga teacher, which I infuse into my work and my life.
(732) 658-4590 View (732) 658-4590
Photo of Harvey D. Cottrell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Deal, NJ
Harvey D. Cottrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Psychotherapy is a profession whose mainspring is love. Nearly everyone who visits a therapist has a love disorder, and each has a story to tell of love lost or denied, love twisted or betrayed, love perverted or shackled to violence. I use holism to help the patient reconnect, remember and reimagine. Much of what causes us distress comes from a lack of integration with our biological, psychological, social, and spiritual selves. I am excited about partnering with you in your journey of finding wholeness.
Psychotherapy is a profession whose mainspring is love. Nearly everyone who visits a therapist has a love disorder, and each has a story to tell of love lost or denied, love twisted or betrayed, love perverted or shackled to violence. I use holism to help the patient reconnect, remember and reimagine. Much of what causes us distress comes from a lack of integration with our biological, psychological, social, and spiritual selves. I am excited about partnering with you in your journey of finding wholeness.
(732) 487-3946 View (732) 487-3946
Photo of Kathleen Ellis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Deal, NJ
Kathleen Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Educational Background: I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from St. John's University. I went on to pursue a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Currently, I am licensed as a Professional Counselor. Theoretical Approach: Realizing you need help can be frightening. Choosing to engage in therapy can be intimidating. Therefore, finding a suitable therapist for your needs is necessary as you begin your journey towards self-discovery. With these aspects in mind, I strive to create a setting in which the client feels the upmost support, acceptance, and understanding.
Educational Background: I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from St. John's University. I went on to pursue a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Currently, I am licensed as a Professional Counselor. Theoretical Approach: Realizing you need help can be frightening. Choosing to engage in therapy can be intimidating. Therefore, finding a suitable therapist for your needs is necessary as you begin your journey towards self-discovery. With these aspects in mind, I strive to create a setting in which the client feels the upmost support, acceptance, and understanding.
(732) 710-4034 View (732) 710-4034
Photo of Stuart Luther, Counselor in Deal, NJ
Stuart Luther
Counselor, LAC, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Neptune City, NJ 07753
Not accepting new clients
Do you suddenly feel like life is harder than it once was? Do you feel like you are viewing life from the inside looking out, but can't seem to open the window to allow the fresh air in? It's with immense warmth and compassion that I extend a hand to you and offer hope and support. Even though you may be able to handle life's challenges on your own, you don't have to. Your agenda, is my agenda. I'm here to be present, to listen, and to offer you new perspective on how you can achieve the life that you desire and deserve.
Do you suddenly feel like life is harder than it once was? Do you feel like you are viewing life from the inside looking out, but can't seem to open the window to allow the fresh air in? It's with immense warmth and compassion that I extend a hand to you and offer hope and support. Even though you may be able to handle life's challenges on your own, you don't have to. Your agenda, is my agenda. I'm here to be present, to listen, and to offer you new perspective on how you can achieve the life that you desire and deserve.
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Number of Therapists in Deal, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in Deal, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
71% Oxford
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Deal, NJ see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Deal?

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.