Therapists in Matawan, NJ

Photo of Deirdre Bernaz, Licensed Social Worker in Matawan, NJ
Deirdre Bernaz
Licensed Social Worker, MSW, LSW
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
Mental health clinician commited to providing services for empowering the lives of those affected by mental health and/or substance use disorders. My focus includes trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, acceptance commitment therapy ACT, mindfulness-based practice modalities, crisis intervention strategies and more! I have experience working with various populations and levels of care including but not limited to co-occurring adult, adolescent populations and those with criminal justice involvement (ISP, Parole, Recovery Court, FED, Probation, IDRC).
Mental health clinician commited to providing services for empowering the lives of those affected by mental health and/or substance use disorders. My focus includes trauma-informed care, cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, acceptance commitment therapy ACT, mindfulness-based practice modalities, crisis intervention strategies and more! I have experience working with various populations and levels of care including but not limited to co-occurring adult, adolescent populations and those with criminal justice involvement (ISP, Parole, Recovery Court, FED, Probation, IDRC).
(848) 276-6445 View (848) 276-6445
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Jenna Welsh
Counselor, MA, LPC, Owner
Verified
2 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Thank you for checking out my profile! As a licensed professional counselor and previous school counselor, I understand that making the decision to seek therapy can be challenging and scary! My hope is to bring a sense of peace and excitement to your counseling journey. As the owner of Sunflower Counseling Center (SCC) I strive for a client centered approach allowing you to take treatment at your own pace.
Thank you for checking out my profile! As a licensed professional counselor and previous school counselor, I understand that making the decision to seek therapy can be challenging and scary! My hope is to bring a sense of peace and excitement to your counseling journey. As the owner of Sunflower Counseling Center (SCC) I strive for a client centered approach allowing you to take treatment at your own pace.
(732) 520-2024 View (732) 520-2024
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Extracare Health Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
Extracare Health Services is an outpatient drug and alcohol counseling center offering individualized outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents, adults and their families. Via a Cognitive/Behavioral approach to treatment, there is a strong emphasis on building self-esteem in our clients and empowering them to take effective control of their lives. Since addiction is an illness that impacts all aspects of a person's life, we provide a holistic and comprehensive treatment program that includes, individual and group counseling, family education and urine-testing. Additionally, we provide counseling for anxiety, depression, codependency, PTSD and domestic violence/anger management.
Extracare Health Services is an outpatient drug and alcohol counseling center offering individualized outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for adolescents, adults and their families. Via a Cognitive/Behavioral approach to treatment, there is a strong emphasis on building self-esteem in our clients and empowering them to take effective control of their lives. Since addiction is an illness that impacts all aspects of a person's life, we provide a holistic and comprehensive treatment program that includes, individual and group counseling, family education and urine-testing. Additionally, we provide counseling for anxiety, depression, codependency, PTSD and domestic violence/anger management.
(732) 410-7244 View (732) 410-7244
Photo of Roseanne Arpaia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Matawan, NJ
Roseanne Arpaia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
Intention is the starting point for meaningful change and psychotherapy can be the vehicle that can help you get there. Intentions for positive change involve considering both directions, the past and future. Unresolved emotional pain- the proverbial ghosts of the past- have a negative effect on well-being and can manifest in ways that limit your life whether you are suffering from depression and anxiety, addictive illness, or have relationship issues. Developing insight along with learning positive coping skills is a powerful approach to working through core emotional issues and problematic patterns that keep you stuck.
Intention is the starting point for meaningful change and psychotherapy can be the vehicle that can help you get there. Intentions for positive change involve considering both directions, the past and future. Unresolved emotional pain- the proverbial ghosts of the past- have a negative effect on well-being and can manifest in ways that limit your life whether you are suffering from depression and anxiety, addictive illness, or have relationship issues. Developing insight along with learning positive coping skills is a powerful approach to working through core emotional issues and problematic patterns that keep you stuck.
(732) 703-6122 View (732) 703-6122
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Healing Reimagined, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Kim Mackanic and I’ve provided therapeutic services for trauma survivors and individuals facing mental health and addiction issues since 2009. I am also an Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant. My hope is to create a space that feels safe for you to explore your past, present, and future. "Healing Reimagined" means exploring our curiosity about healing as individuals and as a community. It is about hope and possibility, as much as it is about honoring our pain. Taking an intersectional approach, we explore all of the pieces of who you are.
My name is Kim Mackanic and I’ve provided therapeutic services for trauma survivors and individuals facing mental health and addiction issues since 2009. I am also an Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant. My hope is to create a space that feels safe for you to explore your past, present, and future. "Healing Reimagined" means exploring our curiosity about healing as individuals and as a community. It is about hope and possibility, as much as it is about honoring our pain. Taking an intersectional approach, we explore all of the pieces of who you are.
(732) 217-4960 View (732) 217-4960
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Pat Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LLC
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
I believe whatever problem you may be facing is solvable. I am passionate about helping people and I have been doing it for over 35 yrs. I have worked in private practice, inpatient and outpatient settings. I have experience in the most relevant evidenced based/best practices (cbt, dbt, MI, 12 Step/Harm Reduction, trauma informed, mindfulness ) One size does not fit all! I am compassionate, kind and non judgemental with a strong desire to help people achieve a life worth living. I provide a safe place and am committed to having an open and affirming practice for people of all races, religions, genders and sexualities.
I believe whatever problem you may be facing is solvable. I am passionate about helping people and I have been doing it for over 35 yrs. I have worked in private practice, inpatient and outpatient settings. I have experience in the most relevant evidenced based/best practices (cbt, dbt, MI, 12 Step/Harm Reduction, trauma informed, mindfulness ) One size does not fit all! I am compassionate, kind and non judgemental with a strong desire to help people achieve a life worth living. I provide a safe place and am committed to having an open and affirming practice for people of all races, religions, genders and sexualities.
(732) 587-7542 View (732) 587-7542
Photo of Lisa Musolino, Licensed Professional Counselor in Matawan, NJ
Lisa Musolino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Are you looking to finally feel heard and understood? Do you fear the unknown and feel stuck as you struggle to create genuine change? Finding the courage to ask for help, is the first step towards growth. Whatever you are facing, change is possible through hard work, building self awareness and patience. I am a LPC in NJ with 3 years private practice experience, working together with my clients to identify and achieve their goals, towards genuine happiness. My main goal is to create a therapeutic relationship and environment, where you will feel safe and comfortable sharing your intimate thoughts and feelings, without judgement
Are you looking to finally feel heard and understood? Do you fear the unknown and feel stuck as you struggle to create genuine change? Finding the courage to ask for help, is the first step towards growth. Whatever you are facing, change is possible through hard work, building self awareness and patience. I am a LPC in NJ with 3 years private practice experience, working together with my clients to identify and achieve their goals, towards genuine happiness. My main goal is to create a therapeutic relationship and environment, where you will feel safe and comfortable sharing your intimate thoughts and feelings, without judgement
(732) 723-5649 View (732) 723-5649
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Felicia Etuke
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCADC, NCC, ACS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
I am a licensed professional counselor with Grace Abounds Counseling and Psychological Consulting. I specialize in individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
I am a licensed professional counselor with Grace Abounds Counseling and Psychological Consulting. I specialize in individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
(732) 876-9927 View (732) 876-9927
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Mindful Therapy of Monmouth County LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Life can be challenging and we all have our ups and downs. At times, it can be difficult to move past what is getting in our way of our happiness in order to be our true selves. There is nothing like having an objective outsider that can truly listen in a non-judgmental way, help you to reflect on the situation and factors that may be contributing, and together come up with strategies which can allow you to move forward in a more thoughtful and meaningful way. I am here to be that person for you.
Life can be challenging and we all have our ups and downs. At times, it can be difficult to move past what is getting in our way of our happiness in order to be our true selves. There is nothing like having an objective outsider that can truly listen in a non-judgmental way, help you to reflect on the situation and factors that may be contributing, and together come up with strategies which can allow you to move forward in a more thoughtful and meaningful way. I am here to be that person for you.
(732) 329-7432 View (732) 329-7432
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Marilyn DeFalco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747  (Online Only)
We all could use some help navigating life's challenges. Trauma, stress & fear can be paralyzing, preventing us from getting our needs met and enjoying life. Stigma surrounding past experiences & behaviors can stop us from reaching out & asking for help. There may be times clients feel hopeless in their battle with PTSD, depression or anxiety, but I have seen clients experience profound healing and together we can find a solution that is best for you. My goal is to help you navigate trauma & depression, turning avoidance into therapeutic understanding & true healing. Teens & adults will find an open & inclusive space here.
We all could use some help navigating life's challenges. Trauma, stress & fear can be paralyzing, preventing us from getting our needs met and enjoying life. Stigma surrounding past experiences & behaviors can stop us from reaching out & asking for help. There may be times clients feel hopeless in their battle with PTSD, depression or anxiety, but I have seen clients experience profound healing and together we can find a solution that is best for you. My goal is to help you navigate trauma & depression, turning avoidance into therapeutic understanding & true healing. Teens & adults will find an open & inclusive space here.
(973) 381-2601 View (973) 381-2601
Take Courage Counseling
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Zuleika Hernandez, I am bilingual I speak English and Spanish. I have experience treating clients with Anxiety, Depression and Postpartum Depression. I specialize in Women mental health and making them stronger. Please reach out by calling the phone number or email on this page. At the moment I am seeing clients 18 and older and I am providing virtual appointments only. I am a Pre License Counselor working under the supervision of Michele Hernandez at Take Courage Counseling.
Hi my name is Zuleika Hernandez, I am bilingual I speak English and Spanish. I have experience treating clients with Anxiety, Depression and Postpartum Depression. I specialize in Women mental health and making them stronger. Please reach out by calling the phone number or email on this page. At the moment I am seeing clients 18 and older and I am providing virtual appointments only. I am a Pre License Counselor working under the supervision of Michele Hernandez at Take Courage Counseling.
(732) 896-2821 x102 View (732) 896-2821 x102
Photo of Brooke Warley, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Matawan, NJ
Brooke Warley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Are you struggling to find the words to express what you're feeling? Does it feel like something is "off" or "just doesn't feel right"? Do you want to do something about it but don't know where to start? Sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that we've never encountered that leave us feeling "stuck." Major life changes can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or numb. Therapy can improve your self-esteem, lead to feelings of empowerment, and help you obtain a better understanding of yourself.
Are you struggling to find the words to express what you're feeling? Does it feel like something is "off" or "just doesn't feel right"? Do you want to do something about it but don't know where to start? Sometimes we find ourselves facing challenges that we've never encountered that leave us feeling "stuck." Major life changes can leave us feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or numb. Therapy can improve your self-esteem, lead to feelings of empowerment, and help you obtain a better understanding of yourself.
(732) 656-8972 View (732) 656-8972
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Center for Marriage and Family Therapy, P.C.
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
The Center For Marriage and Family Therapy has five offices throughout central New Jersey. Jackie Held, Karen Spiler and Jill Stein founded the Center in 1984. We refer to a large network of affiliated therapists whose specialties include relationship counseling, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, gay and lesbian issues, child and adolescent therapy, grief therapy, sex therapy and substance abuse. Our offices are in Matawan, Freehold, Princeton, Toms River and Piscataway. Our network includes licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, substance abuse specialists, child and adolescent specialists and sex therapists.
The Center For Marriage and Family Therapy has five offices throughout central New Jersey. Jackie Held, Karen Spiler and Jill Stein founded the Center in 1984. We refer to a large network of affiliated therapists whose specialties include relationship counseling, anxiety, depression, separation and divorce, gay and lesbian issues, child and adolescent therapy, grief therapy, sex therapy and substance abuse. Our offices are in Matawan, Freehold, Princeton, Toms River and Piscataway. Our network includes licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, substance abuse specialists, child and adolescent specialists and sex therapists.
(732) 806-5219 x301 View (732) 806-5219 x301
Photo of Molly Boysen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Matawan, NJ
Molly Boysen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Not accepting new clients
Many, if not all of us experience more difficult times in our lives. Some of us encounter a point where we feel lost and unsure of where to go next. Therapy can be a beneficial first step towards healing and realizing your true potential.
Many, if not all of us experience more difficult times in our lives. Some of us encounter a point where we feel lost and unsure of where to go next. Therapy can be a beneficial first step towards healing and realizing your true potential.
(848) 294-1302 View (848) 294-1302
Photo of Edward Merski, Psychologist in Matawan, NJ
Edward Merski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
I have been a clinical psychologist for the past 35 years and have treated thousands of patients in a supportive and caring milieu. I employ a comprehensive, efficient and flexible approach with widely varying problems and circumstances. My approach integrates cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, sensory, imagery and biological modalities.
I have been a clinical psychologist for the past 35 years and have treated thousands of patients in a supportive and caring milieu. I employ a comprehensive, efficient and flexible approach with widely varying problems and circumstances. My approach integrates cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, sensory, imagery and biological modalities.
(732) 487-3882 View (732) 487-3882
Photo of Jasmine Fields, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Matawan, NJ
Jasmine Fields
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
Becoming a mother is a transformative experience that can unexpectedly leave you feeling alone and unrecognizable. As a therapist, I am here to listen, help you gain new coping skills and perspectives, and help you process any trauma that may come to the surface while you find your way back to a sense of normalcy. I feel called to hold space for women and their families who need a supportive space to open up and share while they navigate the emotions and challenges that may arise during all stages of motherhood.
Becoming a mother is a transformative experience that can unexpectedly leave you feeling alone and unrecognizable. As a therapist, I am here to listen, help you gain new coping skills and perspectives, and help you process any trauma that may come to the surface while you find your way back to a sense of normalcy. I feel called to hold space for women and their families who need a supportive space to open up and share while they navigate the emotions and challenges that may arise during all stages of motherhood.
(732) 217-7545 View (732) 217-7545
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James Fennessy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, JD, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747
I have a background which includes many years of Post-Graduate education, knowledge and experience providing mental health care to those who need help dealing with a wide range of mental health issues or concerns. Whether you desire improved and better quality relationships, need help with feelings, with issues of daily life, or with reaching your goals, I can help you gain emotional health - the ability to love, work and play as you wish.
I have a background which includes many years of Post-Graduate education, knowledge and experience providing mental health care to those who need help dealing with a wide range of mental health issues or concerns. Whether you desire improved and better quality relationships, need help with feelings, with issues of daily life, or with reaching your goals, I can help you gain emotional health - the ability to love, work and play as you wish.
(732) 733-4938 View (732) 733-4938
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Dr. Olivia Rivera-Marmara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747
Are you feeling overwhelmed by worry and stress? Let's work to stop that runaway train of fear, doubt, or self-sabotaging behaviors. Has becoming a new parent or the journey to become a parent created changes in mood, intrusive thoughts, and anxiety? I have worked with clients to navigate the challenges of infertility, perinatal loss, family planning, or perinatal/postpartum anxiety and mood disorders. Finally, has the loss of another made finding your path forward harder to see? Together we will navigate the variety of emotions you are experiencing as you are processing the impact of grief and loss in your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by worry and stress? Let's work to stop that runaway train of fear, doubt, or self-sabotaging behaviors. Has becoming a new parent or the journey to become a parent created changes in mood, intrusive thoughts, and anxiety? I have worked with clients to navigate the challenges of infertility, perinatal loss, family planning, or perinatal/postpartum anxiety and mood disorders. Finally, has the loss of another made finding your path forward harder to see? Together we will navigate the variety of emotions you are experiencing as you are processing the impact of grief and loss in your life.
(732) 723-5680 View (732) 723-5680
Photo of Alicia Alarco-Hernandez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Matawan, NJ
Alicia Alarco-Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Matawan, NJ 07747  (Online Only)
As a graduate intern at Mind by Design Counseling, I provide online counseling under the direct supervision of Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW. My approach is rooted in understanding your individual needs & creating a space where you are heard and supported. Whether you're navigating life transitions, seeking coping strategies, or simply need a space to reflect, I'm here to help. I am experienced in work with children, teens and young adults who are seeking personal growth, relief from anxiety, stress, depression or burn-out. At MBD, I strive to offer affordable, impactful therapy, ensuring everyone has access to the support they deserve.
As a graduate intern at Mind by Design Counseling, I provide online counseling under the direct supervision of Rebecca Sidoti, LCSW. My approach is rooted in understanding your individual needs & creating a space where you are heard and supported. Whether you're navigating life transitions, seeking coping strategies, or simply need a space to reflect, I'm here to help. I am experienced in work with children, teens and young adults who are seeking personal growth, relief from anxiety, stress, depression or burn-out. At MBD, I strive to offer affordable, impactful therapy, ensuring everyone has access to the support they deserve.
(732) 945-8708 View (732) 945-8708
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Kristin Justice
Counselor, MA, MS, LAC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Matawan, NJ 07747  (Online Only)
As an LAC in New Jersey, I specialize in grief counseling, adapting to life’s transitions and stressors, successfully managing stress and developing healthy relationships with yourself and others. Understanding your journey is key to our therapy relationship. What is most important in the service that will be provided is that clients feel welcome in a environment that is open and fosters an empathetic space, while also motivates you to learn new tools, patterns and habits that encourages growth and wellness. My hope is that I can provide clients a safe & nurturing place to process their emotions and live their life on their terms.
As an LAC in New Jersey, I specialize in grief counseling, adapting to life’s transitions and stressors, successfully managing stress and developing healthy relationships with yourself and others. Understanding your journey is key to our therapy relationship. What is most important in the service that will be provided is that clients feel welcome in a environment that is open and fosters an empathetic space, while also motivates you to learn new tools, patterns and habits that encourages growth and wellness. My hope is that I can provide clients a safe & nurturing place to process their emotions and live their life on their terms.
(732) 561-5311 View (732) 561-5311

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Number of Therapists in Matawan, NJ

60+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Matawan, NJ who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Coping Skills
65% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Matawan, NJ see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Matawan?

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.