Therapists in Mantua, NJ

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Ayrin L. Hnosko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mantua, NJ 08051  (Online Only)
I believe that caring for your mental health is one of the most powerful things you will do in life. Many of us have pain and wounds we carry with us, each and every day. These often show up as depression, anxiety, focus concerns, anger, general irritability, relational concerns and more. Within a trusted, safe, and dynamic relationship with me as your Trauma-informed therapist, you will learn the tools to return to health, peace and joy. Life can be very difficult. With the right therapeutic relationship and a big box of tools in your mental health care kit, it can be easier to manage. Let me help you rediscover your peace.
I believe that caring for your mental health is one of the most powerful things you will do in life. Many of us have pain and wounds we carry with us, each and every day. These often show up as depression, anxiety, focus concerns, anger, general irritability, relational concerns and more. Within a trusted, safe, and dynamic relationship with me as your Trauma-informed therapist, you will learn the tools to return to health, peace and joy. Life can be very difficult. With the right therapeutic relationship and a big box of tools in your mental health care kit, it can be easier to manage. Let me help you rediscover your peace.
(609) 795-7789 View (609) 795-7789
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Kristin Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Mantua, NJ 08051  (Online Only)
I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment to the individuals & families that I serve. I offer a holistic, strength-based, & person-centered approach. This approach focuses on everyone’s unique strengths and self-determination. I utilize empathy, openness, and curiosity to assist my clients gain self-awareness, re-envision their purpose, and achieve new insights. I employ evidence-based intervention for my clients, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, & mindfulness practices. I provide my clients with a supportive space so they can begin their journey of personal reflection & healing.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental environment to the individuals & families that I serve. I offer a holistic, strength-based, & person-centered approach. This approach focuses on everyone’s unique strengths and self-determination. I utilize empathy, openness, and curiosity to assist my clients gain self-awareness, re-envision their purpose, and achieve new insights. I employ evidence-based intervention for my clients, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, & mindfulness practices. I provide my clients with a supportive space so they can begin their journey of personal reflection & healing.
(856) 208-7283 View (856) 208-7283
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Heather A Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mantua, NJ 08051
Welcome to a space of healing, it is so nice to meet you! My name is Heather Wilson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with certifications in ARC-Grow, EMDR, and Trauma. My goal with clients is to empower them to become their authentic selves. Through life experiences, we oftentimes struggle with identifying who we are and how to align with our values. My therapeutic framework allows me to identify the root issues to client presenting problems and to provide tangible steps to healing. My background involves working adults, children, grief, loss, substance use, and trauma.
Welcome to a space of healing, it is so nice to meet you! My name is Heather Wilson, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with certifications in ARC-Grow, EMDR, and Trauma. My goal with clients is to empower them to become their authentic selves. Through life experiences, we oftentimes struggle with identifying who we are and how to align with our values. My therapeutic framework allows me to identify the root issues to client presenting problems and to provide tangible steps to healing. My background involves working adults, children, grief, loss, substance use, and trauma.
(856) 651-1361 View (856) 651-1361
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Marina Brink
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantua, NJ 08051
Not accepting new clients
You might be feeling upset and out of control about your life. You might have recently discovered that you're neurodivergent (or not even sure) and you want to explore the possibility in a safe environment. You might have been through one or more traumas.
You might be feeling upset and out of control about your life. You might have recently discovered that you're neurodivergent (or not even sure) and you want to explore the possibility in a safe environment. You might have been through one or more traumas.
(856) 245-2369 View (856) 245-2369
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Michelle Schmidt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Mantua, NJ 08051
Are you facing challenges that leave you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, defeated, depressed or anxious? Are these challenges blocking you from living a fulfilling life.
Are you facing challenges that leave you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, defeated, depressed or anxious? Are these challenges blocking you from living a fulfilling life.
(856) 418-1950 View (856) 418-1950
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Amanda G. Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mantua, NJ 08051
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, relationship/marital/familial discord, life transitions, difficulty setting boundaries, managing work/life stress, or just feel you would benefit from additional support, my services would be a great fit. I also assist those with loved ones who are in the throes of addiction or other mental health issue. I believe in working collaboratively with an individual & developing an individualized, comprehensive and holistic treatment plan to promote positive change & skill building in order to improve overall mental functioning and wellness.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, relationship/marital/familial discord, life transitions, difficulty setting boundaries, managing work/life stress, or just feel you would benefit from additional support, my services would be a great fit. I also assist those with loved ones who are in the throes of addiction or other mental health issue. I believe in working collaboratively with an individual & developing an individualized, comprehensive and holistic treatment plan to promote positive change & skill building in order to improve overall mental functioning and wellness.
(856) 832-6753 View (856) 832-6753
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Joseph M Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, CCS, CPS
Verified Verified
Mantua, NJ 08051
Life's struggles can cause confusion, discomfort, and unhappiness in our life. Issues that are troubling can lead to substance use, increased stress, and or other unsettling thoughts/behaviors often resulting in unpleasant actions or regrettable decisions. It has been stated, "a wise man [person] seeks counsel", and truly a person who recognizes the benefits of counseling demonstrates action toward a healthier lifestyle and positive mental health. Regardless of the reasons why, it is important to feel empowered to overcome them and effectively cope with them in a more effective, healthier way.
Life's struggles can cause confusion, discomfort, and unhappiness in our life. Issues that are troubling can lead to substance use, increased stress, and or other unsettling thoughts/behaviors often resulting in unpleasant actions or regrettable decisions. It has been stated, "a wise man [person] seeks counsel", and truly a person who recognizes the benefits of counseling demonstrates action toward a healthier lifestyle and positive mental health. Regardless of the reasons why, it is important to feel empowered to overcome them and effectively cope with them in a more effective, healthier way.
(856) 794-1011 x311 View (856) 794-1011 x311
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Nicole Anderson
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Mantua, NJ 08051
As a person-centered/solution-focused counselor, I believe that empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard are key components to building the therapeutic relationship. I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques when necessary to help challenge negative thought processes. My previous experience is with the child and adolescent populations as well as adults with diverse backgrounds and experiences, specializing in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life changes, substance abuse, ADHD, gender identity and grief/trauma.
As a person-centered/solution-focused counselor, I believe that empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard are key components to building the therapeutic relationship. I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques when necessary to help challenge negative thought processes. My previous experience is with the child and adolescent populations as well as adults with diverse backgrounds and experiences, specializing in a variety of areas including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, life changes, substance abuse, ADHD, gender identity and grief/trauma.
(856) 446-3535 View (856) 446-3535
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Joseph Degenhart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mantua, NJ 08051
I'm moved by the longing of couples to be to be listened to with undivided attention, to be understood and accepted, to be seen in their virtues and appreciated, to be held with affection and delight, to be allowed to be themselves and shift from it's all about me to you need all the same things. Your criticism and force can step back when I help you care about your own wounds - that your partner can respect, but cannot heal for you. I walk with confounded parents to calm their reactions to their children's resistance. They feel ignored, failing to raise a caring and responsible son or daughter. Heart is heavy, values seem irrelevant. Unburden the heart so your children can hear your values, not your reactions. Couple and family difficulties have roots in old hurts where we managed with knee jerk reactions and attitudes of how things should be. I can help you hold perspective, where you value yourself when others discredit you, where you're open to feedback about what is not helpful without feeling criticized or angry. Therapy is not getting partners or children or peers to respond, it's being able to bring my values with conviction without being attached to the outcome
I'm moved by the longing of couples to be to be listened to with undivided attention, to be understood and accepted, to be seen in their virtues and appreciated, to be held with affection and delight, to be allowed to be themselves and shift from it's all about me to you need all the same things. Your criticism and force can step back when I help you care about your own wounds - that your partner can respect, but cannot heal for you. I walk with confounded parents to calm their reactions to their children's resistance. They feel ignored, failing to raise a caring and responsible son or daughter. Heart is heavy, values seem irrelevant. Unburden the heart so your children can hear your values, not your reactions. Couple and family difficulties have roots in old hurts where we managed with knee jerk reactions and attitudes of how things should be. I can help you hold perspective, where you value yourself when others discredit you, where you're open to feedback about what is not helpful without feeling criticized or angry. Therapy is not getting partners or children or peers to respond, it's being able to bring my values with conviction without being attached to the outcome
(856) 409-5675 View (856) 409-5675

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Kimberly Rivera
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Royal, NJ 08061  (Online Only)
I'm Kimberly Rivera, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a master's degree in education (M.Ed.). My passion lies in supporting and empowering individuals through life's challenges. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating life with autism spectrum disorder. I'm here to offer a helping hand to those facing the hurdles of depression and anxiety.
I'm Kimberly Rivera, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with a master's degree in education (M.Ed.). My passion lies in supporting and empowering individuals through life's challenges. I specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those navigating life with autism spectrum disorder. I'm here to offer a helping hand to those facing the hurdles of depression and anxiety.
(856) 347-5482 View (856) 347-5482
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George Koren
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Woodbury, NJ 08096  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Engage in Teletherapy from your own comfortable space. Distance or location need not be an issue. Perspective and experience related to the Burner community. Playa name: Pax
Engage in Teletherapy from your own comfortable space. Distance or location need not be an issue. Perspective and experience related to the Burner community. Playa name: Pax
(856) 352-5455 View (856) 352-5455
Patricia Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost and stressed by life's challenges and uncertainties? Are you experiencing the desire to make changes in your life, but don't know where to begin? You are not alone. Life's obstacles have hit hard for many people, especially since the pandemic. Let us work together in identifying old patterns, false beliefs and make changes to best meet your personal goals.
Are you feeling lost and stressed by life's challenges and uncertainties? Are you experiencing the desire to make changes in your life, but don't know where to begin? You are not alone. Life's obstacles have hit hard for many people, especially since the pandemic. Let us work together in identifying old patterns, false beliefs and make changes to best meet your personal goals.
(856) 421-6326 View (856) 421-6326
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Kay Hughes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Deptford, NJ 08096  (Online Only)
Having a safe place of support and connection to unload burdens goes a long way. It is exhausting to explore more about yourself, others, and your world when you are not feeling heard unconditionally. I am here to walk with you in a judgement-free, yet honest journey toward emotional safety. I am here whether you face anxiety, hard relationships, stress, or family tension.
Having a safe place of support and connection to unload burdens goes a long way. It is exhausting to explore more about yourself, others, and your world when you are not feeling heard unconditionally. I am here to walk with you in a judgement-free, yet honest journey toward emotional safety. I am here whether you face anxiety, hard relationships, stress, or family tension.
(215) 618-9138 View (215) 618-9138
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Lori Beth Infeld
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
Deptford, NJ 08097
I come to the practice of psychotherapy with a fresh take on what it means to serve and to heal. With a background that spans both the arts and the sciences, I’ve become rounded and grounded in analyzing problems from an integrative mix of perspectives.
I come to the practice of psychotherapy with a fresh take on what it means to serve and to heal. With a background that spans both the arts and the sciences, I’ve become rounded and grounded in analyzing problems from an integrative mix of perspectives.
(856) 595-3449 View (856) 595-3449
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Michelle Szekely LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner having trouble turning toward each other when you are upset, afraid or hurt? Perhaps your talks often trigger intense emotions, leading to anger, aggression or avoidance. Does it feel like no matter how many times your try to explain how you feel you aren’t heard? Do you feel like you’ve already done everything you can to make your relationship better and now feel it’s hopeless? If any of this reminds you of yourself, your partner or your relationship then maybe it’s time to consider couples therapy.
Are you and your partner having trouble turning toward each other when you are upset, afraid or hurt? Perhaps your talks often trigger intense emotions, leading to anger, aggression or avoidance. Does it feel like no matter how many times your try to explain how you feel you aren’t heard? Do you feel like you’ve already done everything you can to make your relationship better and now feel it’s hopeless? If any of this reminds you of yourself, your partner or your relationship then maybe it’s time to consider couples therapy.
(856) 341-9183 View (856) 341-9183
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Theresa Sun Santucci
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mount Royal, NJ 08061  (Online Only)
My name is Theresa Santucci, LCSW- owner and therapist at Aurora Sun Counseling, LLC. I am a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Masters of Social Work from Fordham University and Bachelors in Social work from Stockton University . I am a Gottman Method Level 3 Trained therapist and trained in Trauma Focused CBT. My go to method is Cognitive behavioral therapy but I will use an eclectic method depending on the needs of each Individual. I love working alongside individuals to figure out the barriers to living their best life and how to achieve their therapeutic goals.
My name is Theresa Santucci, LCSW- owner and therapist at Aurora Sun Counseling, LLC. I am a New Jersey Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received my Masters of Social Work from Fordham University and Bachelors in Social work from Stockton University . I am a Gottman Method Level 3 Trained therapist and trained in Trauma Focused CBT. My go to method is Cognitive behavioral therapy but I will use an eclectic method depending on the needs of each Individual. I love working alongside individuals to figure out the barriers to living their best life and how to achieve their therapeutic goals.
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Fern Reinbeck
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Royal, NJ 08061  (Online Only)
My name is Fern Reinbeck. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I work with clients who have a variety of concerns, including relationship/codependency/attachment concerns, anxiety, OCD/phobias, trouble within family dynamics, substance use/abuse, and those who need help with transitions in life. Please understand that I can only help you to help yourself on this exploration of self care; therefore, if you are ready, we will begin by building a compassionate, caring, and trusting therapeutic relationship.
My name is Fern Reinbeck. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I work with clients who have a variety of concerns, including relationship/codependency/attachment concerns, anxiety, OCD/phobias, trouble within family dynamics, substance use/abuse, and those who need help with transitions in life. Please understand that I can only help you to help yourself on this exploration of self care; therefore, if you are ready, we will begin by building a compassionate, caring, and trusting therapeutic relationship.
(856) 895-2282 View (856) 895-2282
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Taylor Wegmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deptford, NJ 08097  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults regarding a variety of emotion-based challenges, including attention and impulsivity, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, self-injury, and school difficulties. Through an eclectic approach to therapy, I aim to help my clients build skills in the area of emotion regulation, self-awareness, and relational engagement in order to reduce barriers to a healthy and joy-filled life across all domains: family and home, school, and peer relationships.
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults regarding a variety of emotion-based challenges, including attention and impulsivity, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, self-injury, and school difficulties. Through an eclectic approach to therapy, I aim to help my clients build skills in the area of emotion regulation, self-awareness, and relational engagement in order to reduce barriers to a healthy and joy-filled life across all domains: family and home, school, and peer relationships.
(856) 898-3427 View (856) 898-3427
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Kate Paulsen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
West Deptford, NJ 08096  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Currently not accepting new clients. I will begin accepting clients again in late August! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in NJ and PA, and I believe in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship. I aim to make therapy open and inviting. My goal is to allow all of my clients feel seen and heard and to work together with them to achieve their treatment goals. I most often work with women who are struggling with life stressors, trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief, among other issues. I also have a special passion for working with mothers on perinatal/parenting concerns and preventing parental burnout.
Currently not accepting new clients. I will begin accepting clients again in late August! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in NJ and PA, and I believe in the value of a strong therapeutic relationship. I aim to make therapy open and inviting. My goal is to allow all of my clients feel seen and heard and to work together with them to achieve their treatment goals. I most often work with women who are struggling with life stressors, trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief, among other issues. I also have a special passion for working with mothers on perinatal/parenting concerns and preventing parental burnout.
(856) 658-7742 View (856) 658-7742
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Ariyon Fountaine
Licensed Social Worker, LSW
Verified Verified
Mount Royal, NJ 08061  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed social worker in New Jersey with over 10+ years of experience. I have worked with many different populations, but I truly enjoy working with adults and women of color, promoting self care and wellness. My clinical areas of expertise include depression, trauma, grief, and anxiety. As a black therapist, I work towards normalizing black mental health within our community.
I am a licensed social worker in New Jersey with over 10+ years of experience. I have worked with many different populations, but I truly enjoy working with adults and women of color, promoting self care and wellness. My clinical areas of expertise include depression, trauma, grief, and anxiety. As a black therapist, I work towards normalizing black mental health within our community.
(856) 446-3605 View (856) 446-3605

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Mantua, NJ

< 10

Therapists in Mantua, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Divorce

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield
67% Aetna
50% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Mantua, NJ see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Mantua?

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.