Therapists in Denville, NJ

Photo of Christine Maier, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denville, NJ
Christine Maier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical and school settings. Navigating the stress of daily life will challenge and impact everyone differently. My calm, compassionate approach integrates solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, to help address the issues that brought you to the courageous step of seeking therapy.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical and school settings. Navigating the stress of daily life will challenge and impact everyone differently. My calm, compassionate approach integrates solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral interventions, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, to help address the issues that brought you to the courageous step of seeking therapy.
(862) 500-3752 View (862) 500-3752
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Kristi Capriglione
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Are you looking to learn more about the grieving process? Or would you like help in navigating the magnitude of emotions? Perhaps you’re looking to connect with others who might get what you’re experiencing – helping you to feel less alone? Whether it's working through strong and/or unfamiliar emotions, wanting to connect with others or just not wanting to do this grief thing alone, Daylight Grief can help. We work with those who have experienced sudden, traumatic and expected losses.
Are you looking to learn more about the grieving process? Or would you like help in navigating the magnitude of emotions? Perhaps you’re looking to connect with others who might get what you’re experiencing – helping you to feel less alone? Whether it's working through strong and/or unfamiliar emotions, wanting to connect with others or just not wanting to do this grief thing alone, Daylight Grief can help. We work with those who have experienced sudden, traumatic and expected losses.
(862) 420-9134 View (862) 420-9134
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Joanne C Zullig
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-DTR, MA
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a highly skilled, compassionate and solutions oriented clinician dedicated to providing exceptional care for better mental health and wellness. Cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, creative arts therapies, parenting, stress and relaxation therapies, mindfulness are some of the tools I am adept in. I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified dance/movement psychotherapist (BC=DTR) since 1990. I have worked in many clinical settings, both inpatient and outpatient,children through adults serving a wide range of clinical issues.
I am a highly skilled, compassionate and solutions oriented clinician dedicated to providing exceptional care for better mental health and wellness. Cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, creative arts therapies, parenting, stress and relaxation therapies, mindfulness are some of the tools I am adept in. I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified dance/movement psychotherapist (BC=DTR) since 1990. I have worked in many clinical settings, both inpatient and outpatient,children through adults serving a wide range of clinical issues.
(973) 755-2391 View (973) 755-2391
Photo of Stephanie Kain, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denville, NJ
Stephanie Kain
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first step of looking for a therapist is a major accomplishment, but can also leave people with many questions. Is this person going to be a good fit for me? What can I expect from therapy? As your therapist, it is my job to ease this process for you by creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space for you. Many of the children and adults I work with identify that they have challenges communicating with others, feel misunderstood, experience periods of self-doubt, and want to develop a stronger sense of connectedness to their family and friends. When people begin to work with me, I want them to feel safe and validated.
Taking the first step of looking for a therapist is a major accomplishment, but can also leave people with many questions. Is this person going to be a good fit for me? What can I expect from therapy? As your therapist, it is my job to ease this process for you by creating a non-judgmental and empathetic space for you. Many of the children and adults I work with identify that they have challenges communicating with others, feel misunderstood, experience periods of self-doubt, and want to develop a stronger sense of connectedness to their family and friends. When people begin to work with me, I want them to feel safe and validated.
(862) 259-6722 View (862) 259-6722
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Vanessa LaBruzza
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Is it time to make a change? Together we can formulate goals to help you to overcome these challenges and work towards feeling less stressed. Do you want to work with someone who is empathetic, supportive and won't judge you? Together we can formulate a strong therapeutic bond that will allow you to work towards meeting those treatment goals! It is not always easy, but having someone to work collaboratively with will help to make your goals more achievable.
Do you feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed? Is it time to make a change? Together we can formulate goals to help you to overcome these challenges and work towards feeling less stressed. Do you want to work with someone who is empathetic, supportive and won't judge you? Together we can formulate a strong therapeutic bond that will allow you to work towards meeting those treatment goals! It is not always easy, but having someone to work collaboratively with will help to make your goals more achievable.
(862) 362-2245 View (862) 362-2245
Photo of Casey J Sirvent, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denville, NJ
Casey J Sirvent
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Having trouble with everyday life? Not happy? Feeling overwhelmed? Can't find a healthy balance? I focus on short-term, client directed therapy. Let's work together to resolve whatever issues you are struggling with and help you move forward with your life. Don't wait, call today!
Having trouble with everyday life? Not happy? Feeling overwhelmed? Can't find a healthy balance? I focus on short-term, client directed therapy. Let's work together to resolve whatever issues you are struggling with and help you move forward with your life. Don't wait, call today!
(973) 821-3460 View (973) 821-3460
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Nicole Peluso
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
At an early age, I knew I wanted to help individuals work through difficult emotions and stressful situations. I've learned through the years, by changing our inner self-talk & learning coping skills to better deal with life stressors & past traumas, we can begin to live a happy, freeing, peaceful life. I am here for you; I provide a safe space with a trusting, non-judgmental, empathetic rapport that will help you feel comfortable in being vulnerable. I empower my clients & help them aspire to live their best lives by focusing on their strengths & providing ​coping skills to improve their quality of life!
At an early age, I knew I wanted to help individuals work through difficult emotions and stressful situations. I've learned through the years, by changing our inner self-talk & learning coping skills to better deal with life stressors & past traumas, we can begin to live a happy, freeing, peaceful life. I am here for you; I provide a safe space with a trusting, non-judgmental, empathetic rapport that will help you feel comfortable in being vulnerable. I empower my clients & help them aspire to live their best lives by focusing on their strengths & providing ​coping skills to improve their quality of life!
(551) 888-3406 View (551) 888-3406
Photo of Mary Schreck, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denville, NJ
Mary Schreck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
Immediate DAY Time Availability! Mary specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, but welcomes anyone from age 7 onwards. She has experience treating a variety of difficulties such as anxiety, ADHD, anger management, and life transitions. She has a passion for helping all individuals navigate through life's challenges and overcome hardships they might be facing.
Immediate DAY Time Availability! Mary specializes in working with adolescents and young adults, but welcomes anyone from age 7 onwards. She has experience treating a variety of difficulties such as anxiety, ADHD, anger management, and life transitions. She has a passion for helping all individuals navigate through life's challenges and overcome hardships they might be facing.
(862) 281-7971 View (862) 281-7971
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Caitlin Northern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
Caitlin is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience who is dedicated to help guide you on your journey to healing and personal growth. She specializes in helping children, adults, and families to not only address issues like anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, behavioral problems (child/teen), and autism, but to find their overall path towards happiness and well-being. Her expertise further extends to complex trauma and loss with a deep understanding of attachment-related issues. Her understanding of Child and Family Studies makes her exceptionally well-prepared to address issues at the individual and environmental levels.
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Gabriella G Campana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSSW
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker, I have found a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families to foster strengths and explore ways to problem solve and cope with adversity. I provide both individual and group support and utilize clinical methods tailored to each individual’s needs. As school is such a large part of a child or adolescent’s life, I offer an Educational Consultation Service that focuses on providing clarity with navigating the ins and outs of a school system in order to empower parents to be effective advocates for their children.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified School Social Worker, I have found a passion for working with children, adolescents, young adults and their families to foster strengths and explore ways to problem solve and cope with adversity. I provide both individual and group support and utilize clinical methods tailored to each individual’s needs. As school is such a large part of a child or adolescent’s life, I offer an Educational Consultation Service that focuses on providing clarity with navigating the ins and outs of a school system in order to empower parents to be effective advocates for their children.
(862) 505-2587 View (862) 505-2587
Photo of Leah Oswanski, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denville, NJ
Leah Oswanski
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, MT-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Waitlist for new clients
Transitions. Grief. Loss. Fear. Change. Whether it is from the death of a loved one, divorce or marital discord, the coming out process, being diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, or adjusting to significant life changes: support can be a critical component of healing. I believe you already have everything you need within you to move through this. My focus is to collaborate with you in the exploration of feelings, cultivating your strengths, and creating/defining new coping skills to navigate this challenging time.
Transitions. Grief. Loss. Fear. Change. Whether it is from the death of a loved one, divorce or marital discord, the coming out process, being diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, or adjusting to significant life changes: support can be a critical component of healing. I believe you already have everything you need within you to move through this. My focus is to collaborate with you in the exploration of feelings, cultivating your strengths, and creating/defining new coping skills to navigate this challenging time.
(862) 404-1092 View (862) 404-1092
Photo of Laura Irwin Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denville, NJ
Laura Irwin Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
I believe that we all want to feel heard and understood, and experience feeling whole. These longings are inherent to the human experience. Therapy is an opportunity for me to partner with you to co-create a space that allows for this process to occur. My journey as a social worker started when I was in my 20’s and I have spent much of my life in the helper role. Personally/professionally, I have met all kinds of people, and experienced many circumstances, which have led me to develop strong therapeutic connections with individuals and families. I am non-judgmental and strength-focused, which allows for a safe space during therapy.
I believe that we all want to feel heard and understood, and experience feeling whole. These longings are inherent to the human experience. Therapy is an opportunity for me to partner with you to co-create a space that allows for this process to occur. My journey as a social worker started when I was in my 20’s and I have spent much of my life in the helper role. Personally/professionally, I have met all kinds of people, and experienced many circumstances, which have led me to develop strong therapeutic connections with individuals and families. I am non-judgmental and strength-focused, which allows for a safe space during therapy.
(862) 212-3345 View (862) 212-3345
Photo of Shelby Somers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denville, NJ
Shelby Somers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
It's dangerous to go alone, so don't! Because therapy is tough. Reaching out for help is tough. So why should finding a therapist that understands you be tough? I am a self-described " geek" who believes therapy shouldn't be made any harder than it already is. I believe that knowledge and understanding are the first steps to change. I utilize a biological and neurological approach to understanding the source of behaviors. I invite you to lead the way on our journey together.
It's dangerous to go alone, so don't! Because therapy is tough. Reaching out for help is tough. So why should finding a therapist that understands you be tough? I am a self-described " geek" who believes therapy shouldn't be made any harder than it already is. I believe that knowledge and understanding are the first steps to change. I utilize a biological and neurological approach to understanding the source of behaviors. I invite you to lead the way on our journey together.
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Photo of David Stackhouse, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denville, NJ
David Stackhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
We all can reach points in our life where we become stuck and can struggle to manage thoughts, emotions and or relationships. These times can last for months or even years. Frequently we address these problems at least initially through our own means of self help. If these measures fail to unlock ourselves we can turn to psychotherapy as a process that can guide us to a different way of understanding and coping. Psychotherapy can assist in helping to understand and remove our self-imposed barriers.
We all can reach points in our life where we become stuck and can struggle to manage thoughts, emotions and or relationships. These times can last for months or even years. Frequently we address these problems at least initially through our own means of self help. If these measures fail to unlock ourselves we can turn to psychotherapy as a process that can guide us to a different way of understanding and coping. Psychotherapy can assist in helping to understand and remove our self-imposed barriers.
(973) 917-8147 View (973) 917-8147
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Joseph Byrne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834  (Online Only)
I'm an experienced and compassionate therapist recognized for my expertise in delivering affirming and results-driven mental health services. My passion lies in fostering resilience as well as highlighting and nurturing inherent strengths. I have experience treating mood disorders, providing support with life stressors, and facilitating the development of self-esteem and identity. My work uses a holistic approach that combines a strengths-based perspective with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Through a blend of clinical expertise and cultural competence, I hope to inspire positive change, allowing you to achieve optimal well-being!
I'm an experienced and compassionate therapist recognized for my expertise in delivering affirming and results-driven mental health services. My passion lies in fostering resilience as well as highlighting and nurturing inherent strengths. I have experience treating mood disorders, providing support with life stressors, and facilitating the development of self-esteem and identity. My work uses a holistic approach that combines a strengths-based perspective with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Through a blend of clinical expertise and cultural competence, I hope to inspire positive change, allowing you to achieve optimal well-being!
(862) 212-0671 View (862) 212-0671
Photo of Ciara Bello, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denville, NJ
Ciara Bello
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Taking the first step towards change is a challenge on its own but I believe that it does not have to be a lonely or a daunting process. Through my work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and parents in a variety of settings ranging from partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient, outpatient, and therapeutic supervised visitation, I have learned that simply a small desire for something different can be the catalyst for a profound transformation.
Taking the first step towards change is a challenge on its own but I believe that it does not have to be a lonely or a daunting process. Through my work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and parents in a variety of settings ranging from partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient, outpatient, and therapeutic supervised visitation, I have learned that simply a small desire for something different can be the catalyst for a profound transformation.
(862) 314-6698 View (862) 314-6698
Photo of Jaclyn Leit, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Denville, NJ
Jaclyn Leit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BC-TMH, CGIP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
No two individuals are the same & that is how I approach treatment. I make therapy fit your needs by drawing upon a variety of clinical frameworks to provide patient focused care. Therapy is about you & we focus on addressing what you want to heal. Working together, we build upon your strengths and help develop coping skills and support while working towards your goals. I have 2 decades of experience & I am trained to address many concerns. I see adults, adolescents & couples.
No two individuals are the same & that is how I approach treatment. I make therapy fit your needs by drawing upon a variety of clinical frameworks to provide patient focused care. Therapy is about you & we focus on addressing what you want to heal. Working together, we build upon your strengths and help develop coping skills and support while working towards your goals. I have 2 decades of experience & I am trained to address many concerns. I see adults, adolescents & couples.
(201) 419-6341 View (201) 419-6341
Photo of Laurie Leinwand, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denville, NJ
Laurie Leinwand
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
You are in the process of taking a very important step in getting to a healthier you. Often, the first step is the most difficult. Be proud that you are now making a choice that will likely lead to healing and growth and will enable you to make more positive choices moving forward. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties, suffering from grief or loss, demonstrating communication problems or simply feeling "stuck," contact me at Three Steps Forward to discuss how I can help you. I now offer Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). Call to inquire.
You are in the process of taking a very important step in getting to a healthier you. Often, the first step is the most difficult. Be proud that you are now making a choice that will likely lead to healing and growth and will enable you to make more positive choices moving forward. If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, having relationship difficulties, suffering from grief or loss, demonstrating communication problems or simply feeling "stuck," contact me at Three Steps Forward to discuss how I can help you. I now offer Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). Call to inquire.
(973) 453-4276 View (973) 453-4276
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Beth Tecchio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Denville, NJ 07834
Life’s complexities can bring on stress manifesting in heightened anxiety and depression. Life can also have many transitions that bring different challenges as we shift into different areas in our lives. Hope can develop when building knowledge, skills to overcome obstacles and barriers. Change is difficult when life presents challenges and but can be overcome. I hope to inspire hope that your current condition can be improved. I use an integrative approach grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused psychotherapy. I empower clients to overcome barriers and reach their goals.
Life’s complexities can bring on stress manifesting in heightened anxiety and depression. Life can also have many transitions that bring different challenges as we shift into different areas in our lives. Hope can develop when building knowledge, skills to overcome obstacles and barriers. Change is difficult when life presents challenges and but can be overcome. I hope to inspire hope that your current condition can be improved. I use an integrative approach grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused psychotherapy. I empower clients to overcome barriers and reach their goals.
(862) 375-4275 View (862) 375-4275
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Denville, NJ 07834
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Denville, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$152

Therapists in Denville, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
93% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
73% Family Conflict
70% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
54% BlueCross and BlueShield
54% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Denville, NJ see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Denville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.