Therapists in Manchester Township, NJ

Photo of Carol E Cashin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Carol E Cashin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Manchester Township, NJ 08759
Are you feeling anxious, alone, depressed, or not finding a purpose in life? Perhaps you lost a loved one. Maybe you had a relationship break-up or job loss. Is your present relationship suffering? Trouble communicating? Have you or your partner experienced a life-threatening injury or illness such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a stroke? Since the injury or illness, do you experience frustration with your recovery? Have you lost hope? We can work together to decrease your anxiety, increase your motivation, and work toward feeling better. Sometimes it takes another perspective when we are going through rough times.
Are you feeling anxious, alone, depressed, or not finding a purpose in life? Perhaps you lost a loved one. Maybe you had a relationship break-up or job loss. Is your present relationship suffering? Trouble communicating? Have you or your partner experienced a life-threatening injury or illness such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a stroke? Since the injury or illness, do you experience frustration with your recovery? Have you lost hope? We can work together to decrease your anxiety, increase your motivation, and work toward feeling better. Sometimes it takes another perspective when we are going through rough times.
(908) 356-7937 View (908) 356-7937
Photo of Rich DeMott, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Rich DeMott
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC
Verified
Manchester Township, NJ 08759
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with over 30 years of experience in the mental health and recovery fields. I have been in private practice for the last 20 years. I am clinically well rounded, nonjudgmental, and fairly soul-seasoned as a human being, myself. I find the majority of my clients to be very psychologically and spiritually heroic/ inspiring. Many of them teach me important things about my own inner life journey. I am also a multiple trauma survivor and have been clean and sober for the last 38 years. I also specialize with codependents/ACOAs.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) with over 30 years of experience in the mental health and recovery fields. I have been in private practice for the last 20 years. I am clinically well rounded, nonjudgmental, and fairly soul-seasoned as a human being, myself. I find the majority of my clients to be very psychologically and spiritually heroic/ inspiring. Many of them teach me important things about my own inner life journey. I am also a multiple trauma survivor and have been clean and sober for the last 38 years. I also specialize with codependents/ACOAs.
(908) 224-6851 View (908) 224-6851
Photo of Ray Costa, LPC, LCADC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Ray Costa, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, LMHC, NCC, MA, LLC
Verified
Manchester Township, NJ 08759  (Online Only)
To your friends and family, you may appear fine. Inside, you feel anything but. Confusion, uncertainty, loneliness;things once simple now seem hard, even impossible. You find you're repeating the same mistakes over and again, don't enjoy the activities you once did, or struggle just to face the day. You want to feel better. Having the courage to end your anguish, resolve difficult personal problems, and regain your emotional grounding can be a difficult task. But it's a task you don't have to tackle alone. Making the first call is usually the hardest. I make it easy. Call me :)
To your friends and family, you may appear fine. Inside, you feel anything but. Confusion, uncertainty, loneliness;things once simple now seem hard, even impossible. You find you're repeating the same mistakes over and again, don't enjoy the activities you once did, or struggle just to face the day. You want to feel better. Having the courage to end your anguish, resolve difficult personal problems, and regain your emotional grounding can be a difficult task. But it's a task you don't have to tackle alone. Making the first call is usually the hardest. I make it easy. Call me :)
(908) 280-0783 View (908) 280-0783
Photo of Tynisha Clarke, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Tynisha Clarke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester Township, NJ 08759  (Online Only)
(848) 274-3785 View (848) 274-3785

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Photo of Lisa Loper, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Lisa Loper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Have you been feeling anxious? depressed? unsure? disappointed? That is a hard place to be, and you're not alone. You’ve been hurting for long enough, and I’m proud of you for looking for help! I understand how you're feeling because I've been there before. As a counselor, I work with women of all ages who are stressed, sad, burdened, and disappointed in the way life has turned out. I walk alongside children, adolescents, teens and adult women to find hope, peace and confidence. We work together to find solutions that make life more manageable.
Have you been feeling anxious? depressed? unsure? disappointed? That is a hard place to be, and you're not alone. You’ve been hurting for long enough, and I’m proud of you for looking for help! I understand how you're feeling because I've been there before. As a counselor, I work with women of all ages who are stressed, sad, burdened, and disappointed in the way life has turned out. I walk alongside children, adolescents, teens and adult women to find hope, peace and confidence. We work together to find solutions that make life more manageable.
(817) 242-9236 View (817) 242-9236
Photo of Dr. Sarah Muscolino, Pre-Licensed Professional in Manchester Township, NJ
Dr. Sarah Muscolino
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08755
In life we often find ourselves overcoming obstacles. Sometimes we can conquer these hardships ourselves and other times we require some additional support. It can be intimidating seeking professional help, but know that you are not alone. I'm here to accompany you on this path, providing support and guidance as you work towards your healing. As a clinical psychologist, I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences together.
In life we often find ourselves overcoming obstacles. Sometimes we can conquer these hardships ourselves and other times we require some additional support. It can be intimidating seeking professional help, but know that you are not alone. I'm here to accompany you on this path, providing support and guidance as you work towards your healing. As a clinical psychologist, I aim to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences together.
(732) 889-5188 View (732) 889-5188
Photo of Tia Marie Bach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Tia Marie Bach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08757
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR TELETHERAPY. I serve individuals, couples, families, children (age 6+) and adolescents. I specialize in child and adolescent trauma services (TF-CBT) and have extensive experience working with the GLBTQ community. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: anxiety/panic, depression, self- esteem, behavioral issues, sexual/physical trauma, marital/family issues, aging challenges, grief, chronic pain, anger management, OCD, life transitions, relationship challenges, improving coping skills and effective communication.My objective is to help all individuals realize their full potential.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR TELETHERAPY. I serve individuals, couples, families, children (age 6+) and adolescents. I specialize in child and adolescent trauma services (TF-CBT) and have extensive experience working with the GLBTQ community. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: anxiety/panic, depression, self- esteem, behavioral issues, sexual/physical trauma, marital/family issues, aging challenges, grief, chronic pain, anger management, OCD, life transitions, relationship challenges, improving coping skills and effective communication.My objective is to help all individuals realize their full potential.
(551) 313-9658 View (551) 313-9658
Photo of Tiffany Leone-Vespa, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Tiffany Leone-Vespa
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and over 19 years of experience working in the mental health field. . Along with a belief in holistic care for both mind and body, I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques, in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for treating various emotional and psychological concerns, such as anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, life stressors, trauma, PTSD, behavioral concerns, parenting strategies, coping skills development, emotional regulation training, social skills training, anger management, and many other therapeutic concerns.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology and over 19 years of experience working in the mental health field. . Along with a belief in holistic care for both mind and body, I utilize a variety of therapeutic techniques, in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), for treating various emotional and psychological concerns, such as anxiety and mood disorders, ADHD, life stressors, trauma, PTSD, behavioral concerns, parenting strategies, coping skills development, emotional regulation training, social skills training, anger management, and many other therapeutic concerns.
(848) 275-2964 View (848) 275-2964
Photo of Courtney Sarro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Courtney Sarro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Courtney Sarro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with children and adults to learn appropriate coping skills to difficult feelings and adjusting to lifes daily changes and stressors. Courtney specializes in adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, aggression, and trauma. Courtney completed her Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) at Stockton University.
Courtney Sarro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 8 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about working with children and adults to learn appropriate coping skills to difficult feelings and adjusting to lifes daily changes and stressors. Courtney specializes in adjustment disorder, anxiety, depression, aggression, and trauma. Courtney completed her Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) at Stockton University.
(848) 229-9094 View (848) 229-9094
Photo of C. Licciardo LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
C. Licciardo LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
I work with clients looking to overcome and sustain changes in life. I've spent nearly four decades learning and teaching at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital dept. of Psychiatry in Manhattan’s West Village treating children, adolescents and adults. The issues: family crises; trauma; learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, asperger's syndrome; mood instability and the paralyzing effects of anxiety/panic. It takes grit, patience; the right educational space and faith in growth. I coach clients into enriching and sustainable university and graduate school placements and writers into a safe free creative space.
I work with clients looking to overcome and sustain changes in life. I've spent nearly four decades learning and teaching at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital dept. of Psychiatry in Manhattan’s West Village treating children, adolescents and adults. The issues: family crises; trauma; learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, asperger's syndrome; mood instability and the paralyzing effects of anxiety/panic. It takes grit, patience; the right educational space and faith in growth. I coach clients into enriching and sustainable university and graduate school placements and writers into a safe free creative space.
(732) 733-4931 View (732) 733-4931
Photo of Jillian Higbee, Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Jillian Higbee
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08757
I help clients to strengthen their sense of resiliency, knowing that they have the power to choose to use the skills discussed in sessions to better their lives. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and help them to better understand their issues and the factors maintaining them; this awareness helps my clients to regain control and live more fulfilling and joyous lives. I help my clients to see that their past does not define their future, as well as strengthen their willingness to accept current circumstances so that they can live more presently, each day.
I help clients to strengthen their sense of resiliency, knowing that they have the power to choose to use the skills discussed in sessions to better their lives. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and help them to better understand their issues and the factors maintaining them; this awareness helps my clients to regain control and live more fulfilling and joyous lives. I help my clients to see that their past does not define their future, as well as strengthen their willingness to accept current circumstances so that they can live more presently, each day.
(908) 246-1480 View (908) 246-1480
Photo of Danielle Rees, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Danielle Rees
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hello, I am Danielle Rees. I Am A Licensed Professional Counselor with 9 years of experience in outpatient settings, as well as school and hospital settings providing therapy to all age groups. Whether you're dealing with anxiety or depression, or are struggling with your stress management, I can teach you techniques that can help.I like to integrate mindfulness, Yoga, and art as well as evidence based Interventions to help you manage your symptoms. Let's work together to build a safe place for you to grow!
Hello, I am Danielle Rees. I Am A Licensed Professional Counselor with 9 years of experience in outpatient settings, as well as school and hospital settings providing therapy to all age groups. Whether you're dealing with anxiety or depression, or are struggling with your stress management, I can teach you techniques that can help.I like to integrate mindfulness, Yoga, and art as well as evidence based Interventions to help you manage your symptoms. Let's work together to build a safe place for you to grow!
(848) 301-1495 View (848) 301-1495
Photo of Courtney Sarro, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Courtney Sarro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08757  (Online Only)
You might be feeling overwhelmed with the idea of starting therapy, or realized this is the missing piece you may need but regardless, I can create a safe and comfortable space to address all different needs such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, anger and trauma.
You might be feeling overwhelmed with the idea of starting therapy, or realized this is the missing piece you may need but regardless, I can create a safe and comfortable space to address all different needs such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorder, anger and trauma.
(609) 542-2686 View (609) 542-2686
Photo of Malka Kirzner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Malka Kirzner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08755
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have worked with a wide range of individuals over the last nine years. Most of my clients are adults and seniors who are struggling with relational concerns, adjustment difficulties, grief, trauma, mood disorders and eating disorders. I also specialize in prenatal and postpartum depression, as well as support for new moms. I use an integrative approach to therapy, including CBT, DBT, IFS, trauma related work and psychodynamics. When I work with you, I see a person and not a diagnosis. In that, we will recover and access all your personal strengths to help you in your healing process.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have worked with a wide range of individuals over the last nine years. Most of my clients are adults and seniors who are struggling with relational concerns, adjustment difficulties, grief, trauma, mood disorders and eating disorders. I also specialize in prenatal and postpartum depression, as well as support for new moms. I use an integrative approach to therapy, including CBT, DBT, IFS, trauma related work and psychodynamics. When I work with you, I see a person and not a diagnosis. In that, we will recover and access all your personal strengths to help you in your healing process.
(732) 426-5698 View (732) 426-5698
Photo of Jeanne Farabaugh, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Jeanne Farabaugh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hi there, my name is Jeanne Farabaugh. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I possess several years’ experience in clinical psychological settings ranging from Children and Adolescent Counseling to Adult Counseling. I currently specialize in Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling. I enable those who are feeling overwhelmed to utilize tolerance techniques and stress management skills to live successfully and happily. Together, we can strategize techniques to manage your emotions and develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
Hi there, my name is Jeanne Farabaugh. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I possess several years’ experience in clinical psychological settings ranging from Children and Adolescent Counseling to Adult Counseling. I currently specialize in Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling. I enable those who are feeling overwhelmed to utilize tolerance techniques and stress management skills to live successfully and happily. Together, we can strategize techniques to manage your emotions and develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
(856) 804-2366 View (856) 804-2366
Photo of Jessica Hart, Licensed Professional Counselor in Manchester Township, NJ
Jessica Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toms River, NJ 08753
Waitlist for new clients
Maybe things didn't turn out exactly as planned. You had hopes and expectations about what life "should" look like. You might be feeling paralyzed by decisions, anxious, lost, or alone. Or maybe you’re having second thoughts…What if this isn’t exactly the situation you wanted or the future you dreamed it would be? Change isn't easy, but with the right support, it is possible. I work with adults and adolescents who are navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, narcissistic abuse, grief, and codependency.
Maybe things didn't turn out exactly as planned. You had hopes and expectations about what life "should" look like. You might be feeling paralyzed by decisions, anxious, lost, or alone. Or maybe you’re having second thoughts…What if this isn’t exactly the situation you wanted or the future you dreamed it would be? Change isn't easy, but with the right support, it is possible. I work with adults and adolescents who are navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, narcissistic abuse, grief, and codependency.
(732) 253-4641 View (732) 253-4641
Jason T Ruch, Psy.D
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
(848) 224-6154 View (848) 224-6154
Photo of Chani Goode, Pre-Licensed Professional in Manchester Township, NJ
Chani Goode
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753  (Online Only)
Chani Goode is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with a wide range of experience in working with individuals and groups of all ages who seek help with social and emotional awareness, relationships, parenting, existential anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Chani Goode is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) with a wide range of experience in working with individuals and groups of all ages who seek help with social and emotional awareness, relationships, parenting, existential anxiety, and other mental health issues.
(848) 279-9580 View (848) 279-9580
Photo of Kim Martinez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Kim Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Now accepting new clients for in person sessions. Sometimes life is challenging and difficult to manage. I believe everyone can benefit from talking to and working with an objective, non-judgemental therapist. My name is Kim Martinez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years experience working with seniors (I am an approved medicare provider), couples, families, adolescents and adults, helping them cope with stress, depression, anxiety, grief issues and relationship struggles as well as learning new ways to communicate and control emotions.
Now accepting new clients for in person sessions. Sometimes life is challenging and difficult to manage. I believe everyone can benefit from talking to and working with an objective, non-judgemental therapist. My name is Kim Martinez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 22 years experience working with seniors (I am an approved medicare provider), couples, families, adolescents and adults, helping them cope with stress, depression, anxiety, grief issues and relationship struggles as well as learning new ways to communicate and control emotions.
(732) 853-0418 View (732) 853-0418
Photo of Marisol Charernsook, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Manchester Township, NJ
Marisol Charernsook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Toms River, NJ 08753
Hi there, I’m Marisol Charernsook. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working in both education and clinical settings. You deserve a safe space where you can be heard and helped without judgment. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can use the stumbling blocks of life as stepping stones to help you rebuild your confidence towards a future with hope. Whether you're dealing with life changing events such as relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help you.
Hi there, I’m Marisol Charernsook. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience working in both education and clinical settings. You deserve a safe space where you can be heard and helped without judgment. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can use the stumbling blocks of life as stepping stones to help you rebuild your confidence towards a future with hope. Whether you're dealing with life changing events such as relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help you.
(848) 283-6090 View (848) 283-6090

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Number of Therapists in Manchester Township, NJ

< 10

Therapists in Manchester Township, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Life Coaching
75% Divorce
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

25 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Manchester Township, NJ see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Manchester Township?

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.