Therapists in Holmdel, NJ

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Amanda Luisi
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
In my counseling practice, I combine Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within a person-centered framework. With empathy and respect, I create a safe space where clients feel heard and valued. Through CBT, we explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, challenging negative patterns for positive change. DBT enhances emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, while ACT fosters acceptance, mindfulness, and values-based action. Collaboratively, I empower clients to navigate challenges, build resilience, and create meaningful lives.
In my counseling practice, I combine Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) within a person-centered framework. With empathy and respect, I create a safe space where clients feel heard and valued. Through CBT, we explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, challenging negative patterns for positive change. DBT enhances emotional regulation and interpersonal skills, while ACT fosters acceptance, mindfulness, and values-based action. Collaboratively, I empower clients to navigate challenges, build resilience, and create meaningful lives.
(732) 605-5531 View (732) 605-5531
Photo of Alexis Dragun, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Holmdel, NJ
Alexis Dragun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Knowing when to start therapy is not always clear. Are you feeling stuck? Struggling with a significant life transition or adapting to change? Maybe you are starting to realize that you just aren’t feeling yourself. Or perhaps you are becoming uncomfortable with your relationship with yourself or others. These feelings and thoughts are a sign that there is something within that needs attention. Psychotherapy is a profound means of self-discovery that can provide insight into ourselves, our relationships, and our behaviors. In psychotherapy, you give yourself the opportunity to explore- and begin a journey of feeling better.
Knowing when to start therapy is not always clear. Are you feeling stuck? Struggling with a significant life transition or adapting to change? Maybe you are starting to realize that you just aren’t feeling yourself. Or perhaps you are becoming uncomfortable with your relationship with yourself or others. These feelings and thoughts are a sign that there is something within that needs attention. Psychotherapy is a profound means of self-discovery that can provide insight into ourselves, our relationships, and our behaviors. In psychotherapy, you give yourself the opportunity to explore- and begin a journey of feeling better.
(732) 338-7267 View (732) 338-7267
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Lisa Manns Howard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, difficult emotions, family/interpersonal conflict or low self-esteem? Empowered Life Counseling can collaborate with you to help you formulate strategies and coping skills to heal your past, improve your mental health and set you on the path to wellness.
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, difficult emotions, family/interpersonal conflict or low self-esteem? Empowered Life Counseling can collaborate with you to help you formulate strategies and coping skills to heal your past, improve your mental health and set you on the path to wellness.
(732) 365-0494 View (732) 365-0494
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Courtney DeMaio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733  (Online Only)
No matter what struggles one's past might hold, I believe all people have the power to improve their lives once they gain insight and skills through therapy. While I have worked successfully with clients experiencing a variety of concerns, I specialize in helping people who are interested in overcoming symptoms related to trauma and anxiety. In addition to my advanced training and individual work with this population, I have also developed and facilitated therapeutic groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and women who have experienced trauma of any kind.
No matter what struggles one's past might hold, I believe all people have the power to improve their lives once they gain insight and skills through therapy. While I have worked successfully with clients experiencing a variety of concerns, I specialize in helping people who are interested in overcoming symptoms related to trauma and anxiety. In addition to my advanced training and individual work with this population, I have also developed and facilitated therapeutic groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and women who have experienced trauma of any kind.
(848) 400-4712 View (848) 400-4712
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Mayya Fleyshmakher
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
I am a modern and hip child/adolescent and adult psychotherapist looking to remove the stigma of therapy by making it accessible, solution based and engaging to young kids and teens. Therapy shouldn't be a punishment or a seen as a defeat. Yes of course, we will do hard work and it won't always be easy, but with years of experience and education, I am able to connect with my young clients and show them that together we can find a solution.
I am a modern and hip child/adolescent and adult psychotherapist looking to remove the stigma of therapy by making it accessible, solution based and engaging to young kids and teens. Therapy shouldn't be a punishment or a seen as a defeat. Yes of course, we will do hard work and it won't always be easy, but with years of experience and education, I am able to connect with my young clients and show them that together we can find a solution.
(732) 479-7246 View (732) 479-7246
Photo of Matthew Berman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Holmdel, NJ
Matthew Berman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733
When you think about a better future for yourself, what do you envision? Are you feeling less stressed? Are you more confident? Is your relationship thriving? Are you getting more time to do the things you love? Therapy is a journey to find a path towards those goals. Therapy is an individualized process. Sometimes, we aren’t always aware of the thoughts, beliefs, and situations that prevent us from feeling better or getting our needs met. Other times, we are aware of these things but unsure on how to limit how much they impact us and how we can manage them.
When you think about a better future for yourself, what do you envision? Are you feeling less stressed? Are you more confident? Is your relationship thriving? Are you getting more time to do the things you love? Therapy is a journey to find a path towards those goals. Therapy is an individualized process. Sometimes, we aren’t always aware of the thoughts, beliefs, and situations that prevent us from feeling better or getting our needs met. Other times, we are aware of these things but unsure on how to limit how much they impact us and how we can manage them.
(848) 276-7662 View (848) 276-7662
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Sherry Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733  (Online Only)
Are anxiety, depression, and worry keeping you miserable? Nothing you have tried is working. What if it never gets better; what would happen to your life, your relationships, your health? But it's not really your fault. You probably don't have the Tools, yet, that are required to deal with those intense emotions, and the situations that trigger them. And that's where I come in. Because I have spent the past 25 years helping people just like you to learn new ways of coping that actually work. Don't keep suffering without getting the help from an expert who can become your guiding light, and your great resource for answers.
Are anxiety, depression, and worry keeping you miserable? Nothing you have tried is working. What if it never gets better; what would happen to your life, your relationships, your health? But it's not really your fault. You probably don't have the Tools, yet, that are required to deal with those intense emotions, and the situations that trigger them. And that's where I come in. Because I have spent the past 25 years helping people just like you to learn new ways of coping that actually work. Don't keep suffering without getting the help from an expert who can become your guiding light, and your great resource for answers.
(732) 217-4834 View (732) 217-4834
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Stella Siciliano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with clients of all ages, utilizing individual, couples and family therapy. I work with clients to overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, school refusal, PTSD, stress, panic attacks, grief and loss, substance abuse issues and other social, emotional concerns.
I have experience working with clients of all ages, utilizing individual, couples and family therapy. I work with clients to overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, school refusal, PTSD, stress, panic attacks, grief and loss, substance abuse issues and other social, emotional concerns.
(732) 655-3842 View (732) 655-3842
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Erin Swetits
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Are you unable to get out of your own way? Does depression, anxiety, grief, or past trauma continue to weigh you down? Are you aging or facing illness and not sure where to turn as you transition through life? Don't give up! Allow me to offer you therapeutic intervention and problem-solving techniques that will help you cope with your feelings, emotions, and life circumstances. Let me help you navigate and discover the possibility of feeling better.
Currently not accepting new clients. Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck? Are you unable to get out of your own way? Does depression, anxiety, grief, or past trauma continue to weigh you down? Are you aging or facing illness and not sure where to turn as you transition through life? Don't give up! Allow me to offer you therapeutic intervention and problem-solving techniques that will help you cope with your feelings, emotions, and life circumstances. Let me help you navigate and discover the possibility of feeling better.
(732) 889-5969 View (732) 889-5969
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Melissa Card-Wrobel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Has having a baby been way different than you thought it would be? Having a child can be difficult whether it be during process of conception, pregnancy or parenthood you can feel overwhelmed, sad, angry or out of control of. My goal is to support individuals and couples who are experiencing infertility, pregnancy and postpartum.
Has having a baby been way different than you thought it would be? Having a child can be difficult whether it be during process of conception, pregnancy or parenthood you can feel overwhelmed, sad, angry or out of control of. My goal is to support individuals and couples who are experiencing infertility, pregnancy and postpartum.
(848) 242-8431 View (848) 242-8431
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Jean Provance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Now Accepting New Clients In-Person and via Telehealth for people who need to help with traumatic experiences that have caused stress in their lives. After traumatic events supportive counseling goes a long way to getting you back to your life. You do not need to suffer with nightmares, flashbacks, dissociation, panic or depression; working together we will get you to your goals. If you have experienced complex lifelong traumatic symptoms from foster care, abuse, neglect, adoption this is the specialized care you need. Nothing is too big or too small to step towards healing.
Now Accepting New Clients In-Person and via Telehealth for people who need to help with traumatic experiences that have caused stress in their lives. After traumatic events supportive counseling goes a long way to getting you back to your life. You do not need to suffer with nightmares, flashbacks, dissociation, panic or depression; working together we will get you to your goals. If you have experienced complex lifelong traumatic symptoms from foster care, abuse, neglect, adoption this is the specialized care you need. Nothing is too big or too small to step towards healing.
(732) 631-3597 View (732) 631-3597
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Dr. Julia Buckley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733  (Online Only)
I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose and hopeful about the therapy. I view therapy as a partnership that is collaborative and supportive. You define the problem areas to be worked on and identify the goals that you want to reach; I use my training and expertise to help you make the changes you want to make. We are a team working together to reach your goals.
I strongly believe you should feel comfortable with the therapist you choose and hopeful about the therapy. I view therapy as a partnership that is collaborative and supportive. You define the problem areas to be worked on and identify the goals that you want to reach; I use my training and expertise to help you make the changes you want to make. We are a team working together to reach your goals.
(732) 410-5720 View (732) 410-5720
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Raisa Shams
Counselor, MA, EdS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733  (Online Only)
Navigating this thing called “life” can be hard and sometimes you just need a little extra support. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life changes, and interpersonal issues, I may be the right therapist for you.
Navigating this thing called “life” can be hard and sometimes you just need a little extra support. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life changes, and interpersonal issues, I may be the right therapist for you.
(732) 889-7111 View (732) 889-7111
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Saba Khan
Psychologist, PsyD, PSYPACT
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733  (Online Only)
Creating the space for reflection is hard, especially in the midst of our busy lives. Many people feel stuck in difficult patterns, not knowing how to be happy. In a collaborative atmosphere, I can help you develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others. With sensitivity, compassion, and attention to your strengths, together we can identify your goals and help you meet these. Using emotion-focused work is particularly helpful because our feelings offer us a roadmap to our psyche. In other words, our emotions clue us in to what motivates, reinforces, or is aversive to us. Emotions drive our reactivity, thoughts, and mood.
Creating the space for reflection is hard, especially in the midst of our busy lives. Many people feel stuck in difficult patterns, not knowing how to be happy. In a collaborative atmosphere, I can help you develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others. With sensitivity, compassion, and attention to your strengths, together we can identify your goals and help you meet these. Using emotion-focused work is particularly helpful because our feelings offer us a roadmap to our psyche. In other words, our emotions clue us in to what motivates, reinforces, or is aversive to us. Emotions drive our reactivity, thoughts, and mood.
(732) 561-5046 View (732) 561-5046
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MRM Psychological Testing and Clinical Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
MRM Psychological Testing and Clinical Services provides comprehensive, goal directed treatment in order to improve emotional health and well being. I focus on the connection between what we think, feel and do and how adjustments and changes in these areas can improve one's life. While my practice is diverse, I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Other areas of focus include Mood Disorders, Child/Adolescent related behaviors and disorders, and Adjustment Disorders. My clinical staff also specialize in addictions and family therapy.
MRM Psychological Testing and Clinical Services provides comprehensive, goal directed treatment in order to improve emotional health and well being. I focus on the connection between what we think, feel and do and how adjustments and changes in these areas can improve one's life. While my practice is diverse, I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders. Other areas of focus include Mood Disorders, Child/Adolescent related behaviors and disorders, and Adjustment Disorders. My clinical staff also specialize in addictions and family therapy.
(732) 847-2423 View (732) 847-2423
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Cindy S. Bowers
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, ACS
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor and licensed professional counselor in NY, NJ, and CT, a national certified counselor, and approved clinical supervisor with a master's degree in Community Counseling and Marriage/Family Therapy. I have 11 years experience in providing mental health treatment to clients with mood , anxiety and trauma related , psychosis , behavior, and substance disorders. I have engaged adult and elderly clients in varying forms of counseling consisting of individual, family, couples', group, crisis, grief, substance, anger management, and vocational counseling in traditional and non-traditional settings.
I am a licensed mental health counselor and licensed professional counselor in NY, NJ, and CT, a national certified counselor, and approved clinical supervisor with a master's degree in Community Counseling and Marriage/Family Therapy. I have 11 years experience in providing mental health treatment to clients with mood , anxiety and trauma related , psychosis , behavior, and substance disorders. I have engaged adult and elderly clients in varying forms of counseling consisting of individual, family, couples', group, crisis, grief, substance, anger management, and vocational counseling in traditional and non-traditional settings.
(929) 207-7457 View (929) 207-7457
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Platinum Counseling LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCADC
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Reaching out for help can be difficult. Often times, we tend to neglect the need for our own self-care as we tackle the challenges of daily life and take care of the ones we love. Platinum Counseling offers a comfortable and casual environment where you can feel safe and supported. We encourage you to discuss your vulnerabilities, without judgement, with professionals who want to hear about your experiences. We can provide you with therapeutic strategies and education to understand and tackle your challenges while increasing your motivation to fulfill your own personal goals. We encourage you to contact us.
Reaching out for help can be difficult. Often times, we tend to neglect the need for our own self-care as we tackle the challenges of daily life and take care of the ones we love. Platinum Counseling offers a comfortable and casual environment where you can feel safe and supported. We encourage you to discuss your vulnerabilities, without judgement, with professionals who want to hear about your experiences. We can provide you with therapeutic strategies and education to understand and tackle your challenges while increasing your motivation to fulfill your own personal goals. We encourage you to contact us.
(732) 355-8273 View (732) 355-8273
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Living Well Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Feeling as though life is too much to handle? Struggling to cope and come up with effective coping strategies? Let us help you...At Living Well Counseling, our goal is to provide a nurturing environment which is safe and supportive. We strive to develop specific, goal oriented strategies to help our clients cope with life circumstances; to promote long lasting personal growth. Our belief is that by increasing self-compassion, personal validation, and mindfulness techniques, clients can achieve their desired results, with supportive non-judgmental guidance.
Feeling as though life is too much to handle? Struggling to cope and come up with effective coping strategies? Let us help you...At Living Well Counseling, our goal is to provide a nurturing environment which is safe and supportive. We strive to develop specific, goal oriented strategies to help our clients cope with life circumstances; to promote long lasting personal growth. Our belief is that by increasing self-compassion, personal validation, and mindfulness techniques, clients can achieve their desired results, with supportive non-judgmental guidance.
(732) 853-1076 View (732) 853-1076
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Kara Zlotnick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Holmdel, NJ 07733
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and families who want to make their lives happier. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help children and adolescents who are feeling sad, irritable, frustrated, angry, or anxious. Through therapy, I work with families to help children cope with school, social, family, or health problems. In addition to CBT, I incorporate other treatment techniques to best help you and your child (e.g., play therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family systems, and psychodynamic techniques).
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and families who want to make their lives happier. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help children and adolescents who are feeling sad, irritable, frustrated, angry, or anxious. Through therapy, I work with families to help children cope with school, social, family, or health problems. In addition to CBT, I incorporate other treatment techniques to best help you and your child (e.g., play therapy, interpersonal therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, family systems, and psychodynamic techniques).
(732) 820-3312 View (732) 820-3312
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Robyn Reznik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Holmdel, NJ 07733
When people come to therapy they sometimes have a list of concerns and are not sure how to address them. I am an LCSW & LCADC who has been practicing for 25 years. I received my MSW from NYU and I have an interactive style. Some of the conditions I treat include bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, postpartum, & ADHD. I use CBT and was certified in DBT. I treat teenagers, adults, & families. I will diagnose conditions, provide therapeutic interventions appropriate for that diagnosis, and will provide education regarding additional referrals to additional supports if needed. I can also provide clinical supervision for LCSWs.
When people come to therapy they sometimes have a list of concerns and are not sure how to address them. I am an LCSW & LCADC who has been practicing for 25 years. I received my MSW from NYU and I have an interactive style. Some of the conditions I treat include bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, postpartum, & ADHD. I use CBT and was certified in DBT. I treat teenagers, adults, & families. I will diagnose conditions, provide therapeutic interventions appropriate for that diagnosis, and will provide education regarding additional referrals to additional supports if needed. I can also provide clinical supervision for LCSWs.
(732) 709-4296 View (732) 709-4296

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Number of Therapists in Holmdel, NJ

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Holmdel, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
79% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress
63% Parenting

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
59% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
57% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Holmdel, NJ see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Holmdel?

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.