Therapists in Lakewood, NJ

Photo of Dr. Yaakov Siegel, PsyD, Psychologist
Dr. Yaakov Siegel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
I'm a Licensed Psychologist committed to guiding individuals towards personal growth and resilience. With almost 2 decades of experience, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals from all walks of life, addressing a wide array of issues. Over the course of my career, I have been privileged to treat individuals and families in private practice, run an addiction facility, served as expert witness in Federal and Civil courts and founded a school for struggling teens.
I'm a Licensed Psychologist committed to guiding individuals towards personal growth and resilience. With almost 2 decades of experience, I've had the privilege of assisting individuals from all walks of life, addressing a wide array of issues. Over the course of my career, I have been privileged to treat individuals and families in private practice, run an addiction facility, served as expert witness in Federal and Civil courts and founded a school for struggling teens.
(848) 278-6145 View (848) 278-6145
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Antoniette Richburg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Welcome! I am Antoniette Richburg. I have an MSW and LCSW. As a social worker I worked in various industries such as Addictions, Domestic Violence, Developmental Disabilities. I began my clinical journey in 2007 as hospice Social Work. After 11 yrs. in that industry, I crossed over the provide private in-home counseling and psychotherapy to senior or homebound population. I opened my own practice in 2018 and began work with a wider range of clientele from ages 25 up to Centenarians. I help those truly seeking change in their life develop the tools unique to their needs, personality and circumstances.
Welcome! I am Antoniette Richburg. I have an MSW and LCSW. As a social worker I worked in various industries such as Addictions, Domestic Violence, Developmental Disabilities. I began my clinical journey in 2007 as hospice Social Work. After 11 yrs. in that industry, I crossed over the provide private in-home counseling and psychotherapy to senior or homebound population. I opened my own practice in 2018 and began work with a wider range of clientele from ages 25 up to Centenarians. I help those truly seeking change in their life develop the tools unique to their needs, personality and circumstances.
(732) 538-8894 View (732) 538-8894
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Batsheva Abramsky
Licensed Social Worker , LMSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
I believe the therapy journey should be authentic, compassionate and healing. I recognize my clients as the best experts on their own self and the strength it takes to seek support. I consider myself an integrative therapist and use techniques from various modalities such as a strength-based approach, IFS and DBT, with a psychodynamic lens. Using empathy and my open nature, I empower each of my clients in their growth. I work with adults and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties and parenting challenges.
I believe the therapy journey should be authentic, compassionate and healing. I recognize my clients as the best experts on their own self and the strength it takes to seek support. I consider myself an integrative therapist and use techniques from various modalities such as a strength-based approach, IFS and DBT, with a psychodynamic lens. Using empathy and my open nature, I empower each of my clients in their growth. I work with adults and couples struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties and parenting challenges.
(848) 360-3328 View (848) 360-3328
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Michal Marchette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Are you experiencing pain and loneliness? Are you ready to do the inner work of healing? I am passionate about working with women and teenagers. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, relationships, self expression or the effects of trauma on your emotional wellbeing, then you have come to the right place! I welcome my clients into a safe, supportive and empathetic space in which we journey together. I offer a listening ear and a compassionate heart. We work together to find the techniques in my toolbox that work best to empower you.
Are you experiencing pain and loneliness? Are you ready to do the inner work of healing? I am passionate about working with women and teenagers. If you are struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, depression, relationships, self expression or the effects of trauma on your emotional wellbeing, then you have come to the right place! I welcome my clients into a safe, supportive and empathetic space in which we journey together. I offer a listening ear and a compassionate heart. We work together to find the techniques in my toolbox that work best to empower you.
(732) 592-3342 View (732) 592-3342
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Michelle Halle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
From the outside, your life looks wonderful. But somehow, it doesn’t feel wonderful at all. Everything in your life seems fine except for you. You are walled off from your feelings. It’s hard to connect to yourself and even harder to connect to other people. When asked what you want or what you feel, you have no idea. At times, you feel a deep emptiness, as if you’re hollow inside. When in a crowd, you feel lonelier than you do when you're by yourself. When things go wrong, you blame yourself so harshly that it’s downright mean.
From the outside, your life looks wonderful. But somehow, it doesn’t feel wonderful at all. Everything in your life seems fine except for you. You are walled off from your feelings. It’s hard to connect to yourself and even harder to connect to other people. When asked what you want or what you feel, you have no idea. At times, you feel a deep emptiness, as if you’re hollow inside. When in a crowd, you feel lonelier than you do when you're by yourself. When things go wrong, you blame yourself so harshly that it’s downright mean.
(732) 875-0337 View (732) 875-0337
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Rachel Barasch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Do you feel that your life is a constant struggle? You struggle to gain effectiveness at work and at home, though encounter no success. I can help you achieve a life that is satisfying, a life you so much deserve. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, mood issues, I believe in your ability to heal. There is so much you can do to gain inner peace, healing, and conquer your goals. Through the use of IFS along with building tools and skills to give you inner strength, I can help you feel empowered in your situation.
Do you feel that your life is a constant struggle? You struggle to gain effectiveness at work and at home, though encounter no success. I can help you achieve a life that is satisfying, a life you so much deserve. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, mood issues, I believe in your ability to heal. There is so much you can do to gain inner peace, healing, and conquer your goals. Through the use of IFS along with building tools and skills to give you inner strength, I can help you feel empowered in your situation.
(848) 225-8969 View (848) 225-8969
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Linda Bass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LInda, Bass, MA/LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
I believe in treating everyone with the respect and dignity that they deserve. I have a range and variety of treatment experiences, including working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have a special ability to assess and counsel individuals in crisis. I have over 30 years of experience working in crisis intervention and crisis management within hospital type settings, as well as outpatient agencies. I prefer to work with individuals 18 and older. Currently, only providing virtual sessions.
I believe in treating everyone with the respect and dignity that they deserve. I have a range and variety of treatment experiences, including working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma. I have a special ability to assess and counsel individuals in crisis. I have over 30 years of experience working in crisis intervention and crisis management within hospital type settings, as well as outpatient agencies. I prefer to work with individuals 18 and older. Currently, only providing virtual sessions.
(732) 334-3078 View (732) 334-3078
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Meredith Zappia
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
My ideal client is someone who is grappling with substance use or addiction and is seeking a path to healing and positive change. I understand that individuals facing addiction often carry a heavy emotional burden and require a supportive and non-judgmental environment to navigate the complexities of their journey. My clients typically aspire to achieve sobriety, regain control of their lives, and foster healthier relationships. They seek personal growth, self-discovery, and a renewed sense of purpose. I recognize the importance of addressing the holistic well-being of the clients and meet all concerns with empathy and respect.
My ideal client is someone who is grappling with substance use or addiction and is seeking a path to healing and positive change. I understand that individuals facing addiction often carry a heavy emotional burden and require a supportive and non-judgmental environment to navigate the complexities of their journey. My clients typically aspire to achieve sobriety, regain control of their lives, and foster healthier relationships. They seek personal growth, self-discovery, and a renewed sense of purpose. I recognize the importance of addressing the holistic well-being of the clients and meet all concerns with empathy and respect.
(732) 538-9805 View (732) 538-9805
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Gershon (Gary) Basch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
You’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious all the time. It’s leaving you sad, unmotivated, without any energy, and it is sapping all the confidence out of you. And you’re going crazy from all the overthinking about your problems the whole day. Maybe some even think you are confident and successful, but you know that deep down you are insecure, indecisive, and feel like an imposter and if people knew you, you doubt that they would still like you or respect you. It seems like the difficulties in your life and past traumas have overtaken you and are holding you back.
You’re feeling overwhelmed and anxious all the time. It’s leaving you sad, unmotivated, without any energy, and it is sapping all the confidence out of you. And you’re going crazy from all the overthinking about your problems the whole day. Maybe some even think you are confident and successful, but you know that deep down you are insecure, indecisive, and feel like an imposter and if people knew you, you doubt that they would still like you or respect you. It seems like the difficulties in your life and past traumas have overtaken you and are holding you back.
(732) 554-1918 View (732) 554-1918
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Chana Frumet Yaroslawitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
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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Anne Chaya Danziger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Are you feeling that your life is not as wonderful as you thought it would be? Struggling to be a good wife and mother when you can barely catch your breath and hold yourself up. You struggle with grief after divorce or loss of a loved one. You might have had a difficult childhood during which your necessary and adaptive responses can bring suffering in the present. There is the possibility of remarrying and raising a larger family. You feel overwhelmed and unhappy and want others to respond to you in a more positive way. It’s hard to feel confident being a mother when you didn’t have the right role model growing up.
Are you feeling that your life is not as wonderful as you thought it would be? Struggling to be a good wife and mother when you can barely catch your breath and hold yourself up. You struggle with grief after divorce or loss of a loved one. You might have had a difficult childhood during which your necessary and adaptive responses can bring suffering in the present. There is the possibility of remarrying and raising a larger family. You feel overwhelmed and unhappy and want others to respond to you in a more positive way. It’s hard to feel confident being a mother when you didn’t have the right role model growing up.
(848) 280-7877 View (848) 280-7877
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Frayde Yudkowsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701
You may think of yourself as bad, worthless, crazy or sick. You may feel shame for behaviors you have done. You may wish the ground would swallow you up. You may have no energy to face another day. You may know that beneath that darkness and gloom is a beautiful soul. It is okay to be human and to have ups and downs. It is okay to need someone to embrace your journey and tread the waters of life with you. You are worth the fight. You are deserving of peace. You matter. No amount of trauma, pain, challenge, illness and broken-heart can change that.
You may think of yourself as bad, worthless, crazy or sick. You may feel shame for behaviors you have done. You may wish the ground would swallow you up. You may have no energy to face another day. You may know that beneath that darkness and gloom is a beautiful soul. It is okay to be human and to have ups and downs. It is okay to need someone to embrace your journey and tread the waters of life with you. You are worth the fight. You are deserving of peace. You matter. No amount of trauma, pain, challenge, illness and broken-heart can change that.
(848) 281-3582 View (848) 281-3582
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Eli Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
It’s hard to remember the last time you woke up feeling rested. When you actually do sleep, you wish that you hadn’t . The nightmares that ensue, reminding you of the horror you so desperately want to escape from, come back to haunt you at night. The daytime is no reprieve either, those flashbacks are the worst of them all. The expression of “being caught between a rock and a hard place” starts to take on a whole new dimension.
It’s hard to remember the last time you woke up feeling rested. When you actually do sleep, you wish that you hadn’t . The nightmares that ensue, reminding you of the horror you so desperately want to escape from, come back to haunt you at night. The daytime is no reprieve either, those flashbacks are the worst of them all. The expression of “being caught between a rock and a hard place” starts to take on a whole new dimension.
(908) 883-4432 View (908) 883-4432
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Dr. Meir Atkin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
My goal when working with clients is to create a compassionate, caring, and safe therapeutic environment as we work together to overcome their challenges, heal their pain, develop their strengths and resources, and accomplish their goals. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples from all backgrounds on a broad range of issues. I have extensive training in a wide range of modalities and interventions and have provided psychotherapy in numerous settings to diverse populations.
My goal when working with clients is to create a compassionate, caring, and safe therapeutic environment as we work together to overcome their challenges, heal their pain, develop their strengths and resources, and accomplish their goals. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples from all backgrounds on a broad range of issues. I have extensive training in a wide range of modalities and interventions and have provided psychotherapy in numerous settings to diverse populations.
(848) 222-3587 View (848) 222-3587
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Shmuel Brachfeld
Psychologist, PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Shmuel Brachfeld attained his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. He has extended experience in treating addictions of all kind, as well as the underlying traumas that lead to, and develop from addictive behaviors. He is also trained in treating concerned family members, helping them find hope, and create a new positive environment for themselves and their loved one.
Shmuel Brachfeld attained his PsyD in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. He has extended experience in treating addictions of all kind, as well as the underlying traumas that lead to, and develop from addictive behaviors. He is also trained in treating concerned family members, helping them find hope, and create a new positive environment for themselves and their loved one.
(848) 204-1073 View (848) 204-1073
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OCD Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
We specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders. This approach focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
We specialize in Rumination-Focused ERP for OCD and anxiety disorders. This approach focuses on treating compulsive rumination, and provides a highly systematic yet gentler approach to exposure therapy. RF-ERP can be helpful to patients who have not made significant progress in other types of treatment, including individuals with Pure O or Sensorimotor OCD.
(732) 647-9525 View (732) 647-9525
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Andrew Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SRT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Do you suffer from sexual or internet addiction? Substance or alcohol abuse? Depression or Anxiety? I have been successfully helping clients suffering from addiction, mood, and anxiety disorders regain control of their lives. I use my warmth, sensitivity, and humor to create a healthy and balanced therapeutic relationship with my clients. My philosophy is to help clients obtain the necessary skills they need to eventually "be their own therapist." This is achieved through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral and Insight Oriented therapy techniques. I challenge my clients to think, gain insight and understanding, and make concrete changes in their daily lives.
Do you suffer from sexual or internet addiction? Substance or alcohol abuse? Depression or Anxiety? I have been successfully helping clients suffering from addiction, mood, and anxiety disorders regain control of their lives. I use my warmth, sensitivity, and humor to create a healthy and balanced therapeutic relationship with my clients. My philosophy is to help clients obtain the necessary skills they need to eventually "be their own therapist." This is achieved through a combination of Cognitive Behavioral and Insight Oriented therapy techniques. I challenge my clients to think, gain insight and understanding, and make concrete changes in their daily lives.
(732) 504-3256 View (732) 504-3256
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Henna Wolff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701  (Online Only)
Are you an adult or older adult struggling with life transitions, or perhaps watching a loved one struggle with this? Are you figuring out how to cope with your new life circumstance and role that is expected of you? Are you struggling with a life-altering medical diagnosis? Are you struggling with coming to accept a loved one's medical diagnosis and scared of what your future might look like? Caregiver burnout? My work is focused on helping empower clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, how they relate to the world around them and to make healthier life choices.
Are you an adult or older adult struggling with life transitions, or perhaps watching a loved one struggle with this? Are you figuring out how to cope with your new life circumstance and role that is expected of you? Are you struggling with a life-altering medical diagnosis? Are you struggling with coming to accept a loved one's medical diagnosis and scared of what your future might look like? Caregiver burnout? My work is focused on helping empower clients to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, how they relate to the world around them and to make healthier life choices.
(908) 365-0079 View (908) 365-0079
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Susanne Mars
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Life can be exhilarating or exhausting, deeply satisfying or lacking meaningful relationships or passions. It is not at all unusual at times to feel lost, confused or stuck. Often you can self- correct and get back on a clear path. But if you are reading my profile you may be considering some help to get there.
Life can be exhilarating or exhausting, deeply satisfying or lacking meaningful relationships or passions. It is not at all unusual at times to feel lost, confused or stuck. Often you can self- correct and get back on a clear path. But if you are reading my profile you may be considering some help to get there.
(609) 745-6554 View (609) 745-6554
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(848) 281-0984 View (848) 281-0984

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lakewood, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Lakewood, NJ who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
83% Depression
76% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills
65% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
73% Cigna and Evernorth
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Lakewood, NJ see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lakewood?

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.