Therapists in Fair Lawn, NJ

Photo of Debbie Oberlander, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fair Lawn, NJ
Debbie Oberlander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
If you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, struggling with feeling "not good enough", experiencing relationship issues, or just wanting to live a more satisfying life, I can help. Respecting your needs, individuality, and dignity, I tailor our work to produce the best results. Beyond my clinical expertise, I bring warmth, compassion and, (I am told) a sense of humor to our sessions.
If you are feeling stuck, anxious, depressed, struggling with feeling "not good enough", experiencing relationship issues, or just wanting to live a more satisfying life, I can help. Respecting your needs, individuality, and dignity, I tailor our work to produce the best results. Beyond my clinical expertise, I bring warmth, compassion and, (I am told) a sense of humor to our sessions.
(401) 324-2459 View (401) 324-2459
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Yedida And Phil Bomzer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Do you or your child experience overwhelming and uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, depression, or anger? Do you feel unequipped to handle the everyday stresses of life? Is your child struggling with schoolwork, attention, or social skills? Do you want to be more productive, eat more healthfully, and work towards accomplishing your life's goals? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, we may be able to help.
Do you or your child experience overwhelming and uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, depression, or anger? Do you feel unequipped to handle the everyday stresses of life? Is your child struggling with schoolwork, attention, or social skills? Do you want to be more productive, eat more healthfully, and work towards accomplishing your life's goals? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, we may be able to help.
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Rebecca Ashkenas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are stuck in the same negative emotions, thoughts, behaviors and relationships, and don't know how to to break the cycle? I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about helping people adjust old patterns that don't work, and create new ones, that reflect the life they really want for themselves.
Do you feel like you are stuck in the same negative emotions, thoughts, behaviors and relationships, and don't know how to to break the cycle? I am a licensed clinical social worker who is passionate about helping people adjust old patterns that don't work, and create new ones, that reflect the life they really want for themselves.
(551) 243-6509 View (551) 243-6509
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Gulnaz Aglyamova
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LLC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Growing up around people with mental health difficulties, I learned from a very young age to accept mental health pain as deep and strong as physical pain and recognize that kindness is healing. As a therapist, I continue to see how providing acceptance and unconditional understanding of another human being promotes healing from deep attachment injuries. In addition, I focus on developing skills which can help with some practical issues, such as social functioning, communication difficulties, planning, obsessive tendencies, or emotional outbursts.
Growing up around people with mental health difficulties, I learned from a very young age to accept mental health pain as deep and strong as physical pain and recognize that kindness is healing. As a therapist, I continue to see how providing acceptance and unconditional understanding of another human being promotes healing from deep attachment injuries. In addition, I focus on developing skills which can help with some practical issues, such as social functioning, communication difficulties, planning, obsessive tendencies, or emotional outbursts.
(201) 479-4325 View (201) 479-4325
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Shirley L Leibowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Life presents us with obstacles. Some of these challenges originate in our past while others unexpectedly arise in our present. These obstacles often leave us in a state of despair, which we may experience as grief, fear or simply, "stuck". These challenges when properly analyzed, hold opportunities for self-awareness and personal growth. In our sessions, we will draw from evidence based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psycho-dynamic Therapy and Positive Psychology. Psychotherapy provides us with the insight to understand our situation and the perspective and skills to discover opportunities and choices that were previously unavailable.
Life presents us with obstacles. Some of these challenges originate in our past while others unexpectedly arise in our present. These obstacles often leave us in a state of despair, which we may experience as grief, fear or simply, "stuck". These challenges when properly analyzed, hold opportunities for self-awareness and personal growth. In our sessions, we will draw from evidence based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psycho-dynamic Therapy and Positive Psychology. Psychotherapy provides us with the insight to understand our situation and the perspective and skills to discover opportunities and choices that were previously unavailable.
(844) 236-5308 View (844) 236-5308
Photo of Joanne McCarthy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fair Lawn, NJ
Joanne McCarthy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Joanne McCarthy MA, LPC, LCADC is on staff at Wellsprings Counseling Center, LLC. Wellsprings is passionate about helping people have joyful and fulfilled lives. We have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples through various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use,and relational struggles. Individuals and couples frustrated in their significant relationships have engaged our services to assist in restoring hope and fullness to their lives. Adolescents / children and their parents have utilized our services to assist in being successfully launched into adulthood.
Joanne McCarthy MA, LPC, LCADC is on staff at Wellsprings Counseling Center, LLC. Wellsprings is passionate about helping people have joyful and fulfilled lives. We have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples through various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, substance use,and relational struggles. Individuals and couples frustrated in their significant relationships have engaged our services to assist in restoring hope and fullness to their lives. Adolescents / children and their parents have utilized our services to assist in being successfully launched into adulthood.
(973) 339-0802 View (973) 339-0802
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Rising Up Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Nataly Ebid, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Jersey. Nataly obtained her BA in psychology and MSW at Rutgers University. Nataly has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years providing psychotherapy/counseling. Nataly has specialized in working with adults 65+ and young adults. Nataly has worked with individuals with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, PTSD, and adjustment disorders.
Nataly Ebid, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New Jersey. Nataly obtained her BA in psychology and MSW at Rutgers University. Nataly has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years providing psychotherapy/counseling. Nataly has specialized in working with adults 65+ and young adults. Nataly has worked with individuals with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, PTSD, and adjustment disorders.
(201) 482-7701 View (201) 482-7701
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Larisa Mezhiborsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
In the realm of emotions and thoughts, the concepts of "right" or "wrong" fall short. Our deepest sentiments often remain unspoken, and true understanding can be elusive to others. I'm here to help you navigate these emotions and provide you with the tools for a happier life. I am a firm believer in the humanistic approach, drawing on empathy and compassion to establish a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and comfortable therapeutic environment.
In the realm of emotions and thoughts, the concepts of "right" or "wrong" fall short. Our deepest sentiments often remain unspoken, and true understanding can be elusive to others. I'm here to help you navigate these emotions and provide you with the tools for a happier life. I am a firm believer in the humanistic approach, drawing on empathy and compassion to establish a safe, nurturing, non-judgmental, and comfortable therapeutic environment.
(732) 629-9741 View (732) 629-9741
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Wellsprings Counseling Center, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC, MBA, CEC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Dr. Lisa Steiner, Ph.D. and staff at Wellsprings Counseling Center, LLC are passionate about helping people have joyful and fulfilled lives. We have experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples through various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and relational struggles. Individuals and couples frustrated in their significant relationships have engaged our services to assist in restoring hope and fullness to their lives. People who have wrestled with adjusting to divorce or blended family challenges have sought our support. Adolescents and their parents have utilized our services to assist in being successfully launched into adulthood while navigating through pressures faced by today's youth.
Dr. Lisa Steiner, Ph.D. and staff at Wellsprings Counseling Center, LLC are passionate about helping people have joyful and fulfilled lives. We have experience working with adults, adolescents, and couples through various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, and relational struggles. Individuals and couples frustrated in their significant relationships have engaged our services to assist in restoring hope and fullness to their lives. People who have wrestled with adjusting to divorce or blended family challenges have sought our support. Adolescents and their parents have utilized our services to assist in being successfully launched into adulthood while navigating through pressures faced by today's youth.
(201) 571-1808 x10 View (201) 571-1808 x10
Photo of Eve Thaler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fair Lawn, NJ
Eve Thaler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a warm and caring individual with an extensive background in helping others with practical, real-life solutions for better living. I am clinically trained in anxiety disorders and depression in children and adults as well as Asperger related disorders. By working closely with my clients to identify goals and clear steps to achieve these goals I have facilitated their personal growth and movement towards greater self-worth. This difficult long-lasting pandemic has greatly impacted children and teens and families overall. I can be a support to navigate the increase in anxiety and depression.
I am a warm and caring individual with an extensive background in helping others with practical, real-life solutions for better living. I am clinically trained in anxiety disorders and depression in children and adults as well as Asperger related disorders. By working closely with my clients to identify goals and clear steps to achieve these goals I have facilitated their personal growth and movement towards greater self-worth. This difficult long-lasting pandemic has greatly impacted children and teens and families overall. I can be a support to navigate the increase in anxiety and depression.
(201) 870-4002 View (201) 870-4002
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Rosa Taccetta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
NO Waitlist! I can begin right of way to work with you on feeling less stressed, depressed, and anxious . Give me a call so that we can start your journey to feel better. With new coping skills, perspectives, and refocus on what’s important, you can live a more balanced life. Let's work on this wellness together.
NO Waitlist! I can begin right of way to work with you on feeling less stressed, depressed, and anxious . Give me a call so that we can start your journey to feel better. With new coping skills, perspectives, and refocus on what’s important, you can live a more balanced life. Let's work on this wellness together.
(917) 563-4273 View (917) 563-4273
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Doreen H. Greco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for considering to use my counseling services. Whether you are feeling life stress from work, family or friends, are struggling to understand yourself or how to feel better, together in a warm supportive confidential environment, we can explore your concerns and discover how to help you find the best solutions. I work with individuals that are adults, children or adolescents, couples and families. People come for help for a variety of issues such as dealing with stage of life adjustments, parenting, overcoming anxiety, depression and addictions, improving relationships and reaching personal and professional goals.
Welcome and thank you for considering to use my counseling services. Whether you are feeling life stress from work, family or friends, are struggling to understand yourself or how to feel better, together in a warm supportive confidential environment, we can explore your concerns and discover how to help you find the best solutions. I work with individuals that are adults, children or adolescents, couples and families. People come for help for a variety of issues such as dealing with stage of life adjustments, parenting, overcoming anxiety, depression and addictions, improving relationships and reaching personal and professional goals.
(201) 297-6939 View (201) 297-6939
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Judith Glick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Are you having difficulty adjusting to changes in your life? Even re-entering life after Covid-19? Are you feeling isolated? Scared? Insecure? Overwhelmed? Have normal everyday problems become magnified? If you have answered YES to ANY of these questions, NOW is the time to call me. I am here to help. While we work together for positive outcomes, YOU are the link to begin this process.
Are you having difficulty adjusting to changes in your life? Even re-entering life after Covid-19? Are you feeling isolated? Scared? Insecure? Overwhelmed? Have normal everyday problems become magnified? If you have answered YES to ANY of these questions, NOW is the time to call me. I am here to help. While we work together for positive outcomes, YOU are the link to begin this process.
(201) 643-7638 View (201) 643-7638
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Duchana Gille
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LAC, MHC, NCC
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
Instilling hope in others and journeying with individuals to find meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives is my "why" as a therapist. I believe that meeting people where they are and pacing them through their concerns with grace, truth, and gentleness fosters growth and opportunities to explore the deepest parts of ourselves. A counselor and client's relationship should be based on trust, empathy, and genuine concern. With this as a foundation, I believe that together, we can find solutions, resources, and strategies to aid you in achieving your goals.
Instilling hope in others and journeying with individuals to find meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives is my "why" as a therapist. I believe that meeting people where they are and pacing them through their concerns with grace, truth, and gentleness fosters growth and opportunities to explore the deepest parts of ourselves. A counselor and client's relationship should be based on trust, empathy, and genuine concern. With this as a foundation, I believe that together, we can find solutions, resources, and strategies to aid you in achieving your goals.
(862) 977-3433 x38 View (862) 977-3433 x38
Photo of Jennifer Marchese Tumminello, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fair Lawn, NJ
Jennifer Marchese Tumminello, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
I am a dynamic, compassionate therapist who will transform your way of thinking and living your life. In my 23 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have established an excellent rapport with individuals, families, couples.
I am a dynamic, compassionate therapist who will transform your way of thinking and living your life. In my 23 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have established an excellent rapport with individuals, families, couples.
(201) 669-4409 View (201) 669-4409
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Golda Jewel Safren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
You're at your wits end. Things are not okay...and haven't been in a long time. It might be your marriage, your child or a personal struggle that torments you each day. It feels like you tried lots of things already, but nothing's worked Calling a therapist is not easy but you realize you can't really do this alone. You are not sure what changes you'll have to make, or if you're really ready to make them. You want a therapist who can help you make changes in a way that feels safe. Blinded by our own habitual thinking, it is almost impossible to find a new way of being-without a guide. I work with people to help them gain insight
You're at your wits end. Things are not okay...and haven't been in a long time. It might be your marriage, your child or a personal struggle that torments you each day. It feels like you tried lots of things already, but nothing's worked Calling a therapist is not easy but you realize you can't really do this alone. You are not sure what changes you'll have to make, or if you're really ready to make them. You want a therapist who can help you make changes in a way that feels safe. Blinded by our own habitual thinking, it is almost impossible to find a new way of being-without a guide. I work with people to help them gain insight
(862) 579-4179 View (862) 579-4179
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Patrick Bryan Granelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Are you a parent searching for therapist your kid can connect to? My clients tell me I have the unique ability to establish a genuine rapport with even the most reticent individuals. My career experience as a college counselor, in-home family therapist and school social worker allows me to be in touch with the world of young people. My practice focuses on work with gifted children, special needs students, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. We co-create a counseling I-pad "app" as a therapy tool. I encourage each individuals own capacity to heal and thrive.
Are you a parent searching for therapist your kid can connect to? My clients tell me I have the unique ability to establish a genuine rapport with even the most reticent individuals. My career experience as a college counselor, in-home family therapist and school social worker allows me to be in touch with the world of young people. My practice focuses on work with gifted children, special needs students, anxiety, ADHD and mood disorders. We co-create a counseling I-pad "app" as a therapy tool. I encourage each individuals own capacity to heal and thrive.
(201) 279-6495 View (201) 279-6495
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Brijith M
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
I am a licensed therapist with a passion for helping people overcome challenges and live their best lives. I have a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a proven effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues. I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy which can help you learn to manage stress, and anxiety along with problem solving. I am a compassionate and understanding listener, and I will work with you to create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. I am committed to helping you find the tools and resources you need to make lasting changes in life
I am a licensed therapist with a passion for helping people overcome challenges and live their best lives. I have a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a proven effective treatment for a variety of mental health issues. I also utilize Solution Focused Therapy which can help you learn to manage stress, and anxiety along with problem solving. I am a compassionate and understanding listener, and I will work with you to create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. I am committed to helping you find the tools and resources you need to make lasting changes in life
(973) 834-8791 View (973) 834-8791
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Jordan Heiden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
OCD is a heavy burden. And it feels even heavier when nothing seems to help, including therapy. Maybe you feel that OCD is just something you have to tolerate for the rest of your life. I don’t believe that “coping” is your only option. I believe OCD is treatable. And I believe you can make deep-seated and long-lasting change. Together, we’ll look beyond your diagnosis and subtype, and understand the beliefs that maintain the OCD in your life. This can be daunting, but I’ll be there with you every step of the way offering guidance and support.
(862) 386-2506 View (862) 386-2506
Photo of Naomi Bauman, Psychologist in Fair Lawn, NJ
Naomi Bauman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410  (Online Only)
My patients are children/adolescents who are struggling emotionally. My goal is to help each child/adolescent reduce their distressing symptoms and live an enhanced quality of life. Although the child/adolescent is the patient, I work collaboratively with the parents/family and well as the child's school/psychiatrist as needed. My work is short term, evidenced based, and FUN!
My patients are children/adolescents who are struggling emotionally. My goal is to help each child/adolescent reduce their distressing symptoms and live an enhanced quality of life. Although the child/adolescent is the patient, I work collaboratively with the parents/family and well as the child's school/psychiatrist as needed. My work is short term, evidenced based, and FUN!
(646) 798-5761 View (646) 798-5761

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Number of Therapists in Fair Lawn, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Fair Lawn, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
64% Grief
60% Stress

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Fair Lawn, NJ see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fair Lawn?

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.