Therapists in Oaklyn, NJ

Photo of Melissa Simonini, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oaklyn, NJ
Melissa Simonini
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Oaklyn, NJ 08107  (Online Only)
If you're feeling stuck in the stressors and challenges of life and living out of alignment with your best self, seeing a therapist can help provide support and opportunity for change that you are looking for. I am available at this time to provide online therapy services to NJ residents. Throughout my work, I have had the honor to witness real change and healing through a variety of issues including grief, anxiety, depression, addictions, past traumas, relationship issues, and stress. I want you to know that help is available and you can start to learn to cope and experience life in a new way.
If you're feeling stuck in the stressors and challenges of life and living out of alignment with your best self, seeing a therapist can help provide support and opportunity for change that you are looking for. I am available at this time to provide online therapy services to NJ residents. Throughout my work, I have had the honor to witness real change and healing through a variety of issues including grief, anxiety, depression, addictions, past traumas, relationship issues, and stress. I want you to know that help is available and you can start to learn to cope and experience life in a new way.
(856) 248-3352 View (856) 248-3352
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Brooke Aymes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Oaklyn, NJ 08107  (Online Only)
It takes a lot of courage to seek out a therapist so kudos for getting to this point. My favorite piece of being a therapist is helping individuals to find peace within their own minds. Anxious thoughts and substance use can cloud our minds, prevent us from being fully present in the moment, deprive us of feeling joy and leave us feeling foggy, unorganized and irritated most days.
It takes a lot of courage to seek out a therapist so kudos for getting to this point. My favorite piece of being a therapist is helping individuals to find peace within their own minds. Anxious thoughts and substance use can cloud our minds, prevent us from being fully present in the moment, deprive us of feeling joy and leave us feeling foggy, unorganized and irritated most days.
(856) 514-8503 View (856) 514-8503
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Ronna Stedman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Ronna's practice provides you with a holistic, mind-body-spirit psychotherapy approach. Talk therapy, mind-body focus, parts work, and energy psychology are combined to help you to feel relief from symptoms & feel empowered in all areas of your life.
Ronna's practice provides you with a holistic, mind-body-spirit psychotherapy approach. Talk therapy, mind-body focus, parts work, and energy psychology are combined to help you to feel relief from symptoms & feel empowered in all areas of your life.
(856) 770-2067 View (856) 770-2067
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Alexx Kennedy
Counselor, MS, LAC , NCC , CPRP
Verified
Oaklyn, NJ 08107  (Online Only)
I am very passionate about helping people overcome challenges that life will throw at you, life is hard! I am here to listen, guide, and support you in your journey towards self-healing, reducing fears and self-doubt, finding inner peace, and learning to love yourself again.
I am very passionate about helping people overcome challenges that life will throw at you, life is hard! I am here to listen, guide, and support you in your journey towards self-healing, reducing fears and self-doubt, finding inner peace, and learning to love yourself again.
(908) 460-7446 View (908) 460-7446
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Sarah Sawyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Making the decision to start therapy can be very difficult and it's important to have an open relationship with someone who can help guide you to your ideal YOU. I utilize a systemic approach in therapy to ensure all avenues that might affect one's well-being are touched upon. I believe that exploring your family of origin can help you find patterns, heal, and join more cohesively with loved ones in relationships. I feel that sometimes all someone needs are a quiet place to process and heal to find their path to wellness. I currently have openings Tues-Thurs (before 5pm) via in person or telehealth. Appointments by EMAIL.
Making the decision to start therapy can be very difficult and it's important to have an open relationship with someone who can help guide you to your ideal YOU. I utilize a systemic approach in therapy to ensure all avenues that might affect one's well-being are touched upon. I believe that exploring your family of origin can help you find patterns, heal, and join more cohesively with loved ones in relationships. I feel that sometimes all someone needs are a quiet place to process and heal to find their path to wellness. I currently have openings Tues-Thurs (before 5pm) via in person or telehealth. Appointments by EMAIL.
(856) 887-1242 View (856) 887-1242
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Dawn Raczkowski
Pre-Licensed Professional, LAPC
Verified
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Dawn Raczkowski is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who specializes in providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults and military veterans seeking assistance with addictions, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Dawn Raczkowski is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) who specializes in providing clinical assessment and therapeutic care to adults and military veterans seeking assistance with addictions, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), trauma, depression, and anxiety.
(856) 386-4396 View (856) 386-4396
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Karrington Pease
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Welcome folks! I am a queer therapist who focuses on working with folks surviving trauma and those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Experiencing trauma of any kind can have a profound effect on the way you view yourself, the world, and others. My primary focus as your counselor is creating a sense of safety, and prioritizing connection with you as a person. Healing from trauma is challenging, and my goal is to allow for a space that is both repairing and empowering. It can also be challenging to find therapists that are truly LGBTQIA+ affirming. I work hard to create an inclusive environment that allows you to explore your identity.
Welcome folks! I am a queer therapist who focuses on working with folks surviving trauma and those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Experiencing trauma of any kind can have a profound effect on the way you view yourself, the world, and others. My primary focus as your counselor is creating a sense of safety, and prioritizing connection with you as a person. Healing from trauma is challenging, and my goal is to allow for a space that is both repairing and empowering. It can also be challenging to find therapists that are truly LGBTQIA+ affirming. I work hard to create an inclusive environment that allows you to explore your identity.
(717) 616-2866 View (717) 616-2866
Audubon Psychological Services, L.L.C.
Psychologist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
Our practice is composed of three licensed psychologists - Dr. Christina Treutler, Dr. Leon Neubauer and Dr. Margaret Edwards. Our practice is oriented toward building a collaborative relationship, with the goal of removing obstacles to healthy growth so that you can determine your own life story. In listening to your story, we offer realistic and insightful feedback that is geared toward both self-reflection and understanding. Should you wish to contact us, your response will always come from a licensed psychologist.
Our practice is composed of three licensed psychologists - Dr. Christina Treutler, Dr. Leon Neubauer and Dr. Margaret Edwards. Our practice is oriented toward building a collaborative relationship, with the goal of removing obstacles to healthy growth so that you can determine your own life story. In listening to your story, we offer realistic and insightful feedback that is geared toward both self-reflection and understanding. Should you wish to contact us, your response will always come from a licensed psychologist.
(856) 281-2854 View (856) 281-2854
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Emily Myhre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Oaklyn, NJ 08107  (Online Only)
I help adults who struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression that impact their health, relationships, and self-esteem. You may have been asking yourself if you just need more time to figure out what is wrong, or wondering what it will take for you to feel better. You may be feeling overwhelmed, physically and mentally exhausted, stuck without solutions to your situation, or feeling frustrated regarding your life, relationships, or circumstances. I help my clients to establish boundaries, explore their thinking about themselves, recognize their triggers, and learn to be more present in their everyday lives.
I help adults who struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression that impact their health, relationships, and self-esteem. You may have been asking yourself if you just need more time to figure out what is wrong, or wondering what it will take for you to feel better. You may be feeling overwhelmed, physically and mentally exhausted, stuck without solutions to your situation, or feeling frustrated regarding your life, relationships, or circumstances. I help my clients to establish boundaries, explore their thinking about themselves, recognize their triggers, and learn to be more present in their everyday lives.
(609) 536-9351 View (609) 536-9351

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O'Leary Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, ACS, SAC
Verified
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Therapy assists in uncovering the true self. Learning how to recognize feelings enables people to understand themselves more effectively. During therapy individuals learn how to identify feelings and take control of their own lives. By learning how to pay attention to instincts and begin to challenge beliefs individuals can grow instead of stagnate. We promote personal growth and the establishment of healthy communication so our clients can achieve serenity within themselves.
Therapy assists in uncovering the true self. Learning how to recognize feelings enables people to understand themselves more effectively. During therapy individuals learn how to identify feelings and take control of their own lives. By learning how to pay attention to instincts and begin to challenge beliefs individuals can grow instead of stagnate. We promote personal growth and the establishment of healthy communication so our clients can achieve serenity within themselves.
(856) 432-1097 View (856) 432-1097
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Julie Fitzick
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LAMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
I take a compassionate approach to therapy for individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I can help you to address various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, life transitions, and relationship challenges.
I take a compassionate approach to therapy for individuals, couples, and families of all ages. I can help you to address various mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, life transitions, and relationship challenges.
(609) 913-2556 View (609) 913-2556
Photo of Lisa A Juliano, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oaklyn, NJ
Lisa A Juliano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellmawr, NJ 08031  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I earned both my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, with a minor in Psychology. In Graduate school, my concentration was Trauma and Women's Issues, receiving a Certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. I have volunteered and worked as a victim's advocate, with the domestic violence and sexual assault population. I have been certified by the Juvenile Justice Commission in sex-specific treatment, to work with the Juvenile Sex Offense population. I also have extensive experience in substance abuse treatment. I have worked with adolescents and adults as well as couples.
I earned both my Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, with a minor in Psychology. In Graduate school, my concentration was Trauma and Women's Issues, receiving a Certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. I have volunteered and worked as a victim's advocate, with the domestic violence and sexual assault population. I have been certified by the Juvenile Justice Commission in sex-specific treatment, to work with the Juvenile Sex Offense population. I also have extensive experience in substance abuse treatment. I have worked with adolescents and adults as well as couples.
(856) 249-4916 View (856) 249-4916
Photo of Alicia Gilbert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oaklyn, NJ
Alicia Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Do you feel that you are ready to make a positive change in your life? You are in the right place! Making the decision to be on a therapeutic journey can really improve your life and takes courage. Are you experiencing issues with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationships, life transitions, parenthood? I am privileged to join with you to create a therapeutic relationship, which I provide in a supportive, trusting, comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere. I strive to empower you, helping you to make improvements that are positive, effective and meaningful to your goals. You can live the life you desire!
Do you feel that you are ready to make a positive change in your life? You are in the right place! Making the decision to be on a therapeutic journey can really improve your life and takes courage. Are you experiencing issues with stress, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationships, life transitions, parenthood? I am privileged to join with you to create a therapeutic relationship, which I provide in a supportive, trusting, comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere. I strive to empower you, helping you to make improvements that are positive, effective and meaningful to your goals. You can live the life you desire!
(856) 326-2235 View (856) 326-2235
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Mandi C Houser-Puschel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, ACS, ERYT
Verified
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Accepting New Daytime Clients - I have experience working with people who struggle with anxiety, panic, depression and Complex PTSD. I worked in community mental health for many years and was the coordinator of a family counseling program prior to transitioning to private practice. I have experience working with older teens (18yo-19yo) as well as adults in helping them through life transitions. I enjoy working with clients who are open to using mindfulness and yoga as therapeutic interventions. I was trained in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga which is an evidenced based treatment for Developmental Trauma and Complex PTSD.
Accepting New Daytime Clients - I have experience working with people who struggle with anxiety, panic, depression and Complex PTSD. I worked in community mental health for many years and was the coordinator of a family counseling program prior to transitioning to private practice. I have experience working with older teens (18yo-19yo) as well as adults in helping them through life transitions. I enjoy working with clients who are open to using mindfulness and yoga as therapeutic interventions. I was trained in Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga which is an evidenced based treatment for Developmental Trauma and Complex PTSD.
(609) 757-9413 View (609) 757-9413
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Lauren Marie Carone
MA
1 Endorsed
Collingswood, NJ 08108
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is a network of over 20 Psychiatric providers offering Virtual and In-office evaluations, medication mgnt. and therapy. I work to create a collaborative and safe, yet challenging therapeutic environment with clients. Together we work to uncover and explore the ways one’s experiences and current life circumstances can shape the very lens through which we view the world and ourselves. Developing awareness of one’s underlying beliefs and patterns empowers us to regain a sense of control and strength over the very problematic choices and behaviors that interfere with a deserved quality of life.
Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates is a network of over 20 Psychiatric providers offering Virtual and In-office evaluations, medication mgnt. and therapy. I work to create a collaborative and safe, yet challenging therapeutic environment with clients. Together we work to uncover and explore the ways one’s experiences and current life circumstances can shape the very lens through which we view the world and ourselves. Developing awareness of one’s underlying beliefs and patterns empowers us to regain a sense of control and strength over the very problematic choices and behaviors that interfere with a deserved quality of life.
(215) 987-4880 x16 View (215) 987-4880 x16
Photo of Karen Husband, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Oaklyn, NJ
Karen Husband
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Do you want to create change in your life but aren't sure where to begin? Or have you started to make changes only to find you are slipping back into old patterns? The invitation to change can come from a voice deep within-or can be driven by circumstances such as work or career issues, relationship shifts, mid-life crisis and other significant events. With change comes transition, a time that can be emotionally stressful. I work with clients to help them understand and manage their emotional and mental states during times of transition.
Do you want to create change in your life but aren't sure where to begin? Or have you started to make changes only to find you are slipping back into old patterns? The invitation to change can come from a voice deep within-or can be driven by circumstances such as work or career issues, relationship shifts, mid-life crisis and other significant events. With change comes transition, a time that can be emotionally stressful. I work with clients to help them understand and manage their emotional and mental states during times of transition.
(856) 376-0194 View (856) 376-0194
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Jerome Scaturro
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Jerome Scaturro is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey who has 10 year's experience with adults, couples, and teens seeking help with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, men's and women's issues as well as relationship issues. He completed his Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and currently working towards his Doctorate in Professional Counseling.
Jerome Scaturro is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey who has 10 year's experience with adults, couples, and teens seeking help with addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, men's and women's issues as well as relationship issues. He completed his Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and currently working towards his Doctorate in Professional Counseling.
(848) 276-7907 View (848) 276-7907
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Carol Benevy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Hello! I’m Carol Benevy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist for over 6 years, working in outpatient, community, school, and telehealth settings. I help people who feel “stuck” find ways to get unstuck, people who feel disconnected find ways to reconnect, and people who feel lost find their path again. Besides working as a therapist, I have worked in healthcare, community mental health programs, domestic violence shelter, community drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and disaster response for both Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hello! I’m Carol Benevy. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I have worked as a therapist for over 6 years, working in outpatient, community, school, and telehealth settings. I help people who feel “stuck” find ways to get unstuck, people who feel disconnected find ways to reconnect, and people who feel lost find their path again. Besides working as a therapist, I have worked in healthcare, community mental health programs, domestic violence shelter, community drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and disaster response for both Hurricane Sandy and the COVID-19 pandemic.
(848) 281-3710 View (848) 281-3710
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Sylvia Hofmann
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC, RYT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, having panic attacks or can't sleep because of worrying? I specialize in helping clients learn how to diminish Anxiety & Depression and feel more calm & happy within weeks! I'm licensed in both Florida and New Jersey and am accepting new clients. I offer "in person" sessions (in Naples) & Tele-Therapy for FL and NJ residents. Call today and get the guidance you are seeking. Empathetic listening, interventions and feedback. Sessions are structured & goal oriented to eliminate stress. I create an individualized plan to help you identify the steps to enhance your life and diminish stress!
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, having panic attacks or can't sleep because of worrying? I specialize in helping clients learn how to diminish Anxiety & Depression and feel more calm & happy within weeks! I'm licensed in both Florida and New Jersey and am accepting new clients. I offer "in person" sessions (in Naples) & Tele-Therapy for FL and NJ residents. Call today and get the guidance you are seeking. Empathetic listening, interventions and feedback. Sessions are structured & goal oriented to eliminate stress. I create an individualized plan to help you identify the steps to enhance your life and diminish stress!
(239) 800-1898 View (239) 800-1898
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Melissa McCausland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Not accepting new clients
*PLEASE EMAIL ONLY: drmelissamccausland@therapysecure.com* We all experience suffering, related to changes in our life that we didn’t anticipate. The way that we try to move forward from those unexpected life changes is influenced by many aspects of our early life experiences. My therapeutic approach aims to understand how those early life experiences have helped us to survive and how they may also hinder our present life. Understanding ourselves in this way enables us to ultimately restore our power to take responsibility and cope in a healthier way.
*PLEASE EMAIL ONLY: drmelissamccausland@therapysecure.com* We all experience suffering, related to changes in our life that we didn’t anticipate. The way that we try to move forward from those unexpected life changes is influenced by many aspects of our early life experiences. My therapeutic approach aims to understand how those early life experiences have helped us to survive and how they may also hinder our present life. Understanding ourselves in this way enables us to ultimately restore our power to take responsibility and cope in a healthier way.
(856) 322-8208 View (856) 322-8208

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Number of Therapists in Oaklyn, NJ

< 10

Therapists in Oaklyn, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
89% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
56% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Oaklyn, NJ see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oaklyn?

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.