Therapists in Rockaway, NJ

Photo of Amy Rossi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockaway, NJ
Amy Rossi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing relationship issues, life transition issues as well as trauma and abuse. I work with individuals using a client-centered, psychodynamic approach.
I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and I specialize in working with adults who are experiencing relationship issues, life transition issues as well as trauma and abuse. I work with individuals using a client-centered, psychodynamic approach.
(862) 325-5178 View (862) 325-5178
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Bilingual Counseling NJ, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, NCC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Bienvenidos y Bienvenidas a mi consultorio. Será un placer tener la oportunidad de ofrecerles mis servicios terapeuticos. Mis servicios de salud mental incluyen tratamiento para la depression, ansiedad, perdidas (divorcio, muerte de un ser querido, etc), violencia doméstica, problemas de enojo, problemas de pareja/matrimonio o familiar y otros tipos que implican la salud mental. Ofrezco servicios a niños, adolescentes, adultos, parejas, familias y personas mayores de edad. Tambien ofrezco servicios para el tratamiento del abuso del alcohol y otras sustancias/drogas.
Bienvenidos y Bienvenidas a mi consultorio. Será un placer tener la oportunidad de ofrecerles mis servicios terapeuticos. Mis servicios de salud mental incluyen tratamiento para la depression, ansiedad, perdidas (divorcio, muerte de un ser querido, etc), violencia doméstica, problemas de enojo, problemas de pareja/matrimonio o familiar y otros tipos que implican la salud mental. Ofrezco servicios a niños, adolescentes, adultos, parejas, familias y personas mayores de edad. Tambien ofrezco servicios para el tratamiento del abuso del alcohol y otras sustancias/drogas.
(973) 566-5971 View (973) 566-5971
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Amy Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCADC, SAC, ACS
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
It all starts with a healthy mind and a fresh perspective. From there, focusing on your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing you’re taking the first steps on a new journey – a path toward wellness! Whatever obstacles or struggles you may be going through in life, I consider it a privilege to help support you. I understand that you are entrusting me to give you the right solutions to guide you down a new path with a new perspective, so you can achieve your own identified goals. I take pride in using my professional experience to help guide you to start off on the right foot on that path.
It all starts with a healthy mind and a fresh perspective. From there, focusing on your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing you’re taking the first steps on a new journey – a path toward wellness! Whatever obstacles or struggles you may be going through in life, I consider it a privilege to help support you. I understand that you are entrusting me to give you the right solutions to guide you down a new path with a new perspective, so you can achieve your own identified goals. I take pride in using my professional experience to help guide you to start off on the right foot on that path.
(862) 243-5851 View (862) 243-5851
Photo of Kristin A Burden, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Rockaway, NJ
Kristin A Burden
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
Kristin A. Burden is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey. Kristin has experience working with trauma clients and anger management. Kristin has worked with clients from various backgrounds. Sessions are offered via telehealth from the comfort of your own home.
Kristin A. Burden is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of New Jersey. Kristin has experience working with trauma clients and anger management. Kristin has worked with clients from various backgrounds. Sessions are offered via telehealth from the comfort of your own home.
(973) 381-8825 View (973) 381-8825
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Courtney Lozano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Certain stressors can impact every aspect of our lives, so when something is not feeling right, it’s important to pay attention. Feeling like you're living life on autopilot? Want to be inspired again? Let's develop an action plan for getting "unstuck". Through 1-on-1 sessions offered virtually or in person I offer a safe space for you to share your story. My approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and providing a non-judgmental environment. Let's assess where you are, where you want to go and develop strategies to get you there.
Certain stressors can impact every aspect of our lives, so when something is not feeling right, it’s important to pay attention. Feeling like you're living life on autopilot? Want to be inspired again? Let's develop an action plan for getting "unstuck". Through 1-on-1 sessions offered virtually or in person I offer a safe space for you to share your story. My approach is rooted in compassion, empathy, and providing a non-judgmental environment. Let's assess where you are, where you want to go and develop strategies to get you there.
(973) 577-5933 View (973) 577-5933
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Lauren Acevedo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience working with adults in the mental health field. I have worked in many settings such as halfway houses, substance abuse rehab, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient therapy. I have worked with individuals experiencing and recovering from addiction, mental health, and life stressors.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 5 years of experience working with adults in the mental health field. I have worked in many settings such as halfway houses, substance abuse rehab, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient therapy. I have worked with individuals experiencing and recovering from addiction, mental health, and life stressors.
(973) 313-5145 View (973) 313-5145
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Feelings Forward Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Our experiences in childhood shape who we become as adults. While physical and emotional abuse can leave lasting scars, what about neglect? The absence of care in childhood can be just as damaging and long-lasting as other traumas. But because this form of trauma is not always obvious, it can be hard to know what its impact has been. Neglect, unlike abuse, is what you should have gotten in childhood but didn’t receive.
Our experiences in childhood shape who we become as adults. While physical and emotional abuse can leave lasting scars, what about neglect? The absence of care in childhood can be just as damaging and long-lasting as other traumas. But because this form of trauma is not always obvious, it can be hard to know what its impact has been. Neglect, unlike abuse, is what you should have gotten in childhood but didn’t receive.
(732) 365-3196 View (732) 365-3196
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Malorie J Winerman
Counselor, MS, LAC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I specialize in integrating various treatment modalities to help children, adolescents, adults and seniors improve their mental health and well-being. I work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach that best fits their needs. I am also a strong advocate for individuals with all types of “abilities.” I am skilled at working with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
I specialize in integrating various treatment modalities to help children, adolescents, adults and seniors improve their mental health and well-being. I work collaboratively with my clients to find the approach that best fits their needs. I am also a strong advocate for individuals with all types of “abilities.” I am skilled at working with clients from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
(732) 734-5367 View (732) 734-5367
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Laurel Colombo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
We all face challenges. The hardest part is getting started. Know that you are worth it and hope can be found even on the darkest days. If you are willing to seek help to initiate change and grow as an individual you are already well on your way to a better tomorrow. My main goal is to support and provide tools to anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, or a variety of other issues. I believe change happens when you are feeling empowered. I can help you find strength and hope while working towards and achieving personal goals and overcoming barriers and stressors.
We all face challenges. The hardest part is getting started. Know that you are worth it and hope can be found even on the darkest days. If you are willing to seek help to initiate change and grow as an individual you are already well on your way to a better tomorrow. My main goal is to support and provide tools to anyone suffering from depression, anxiety, or a variety of other issues. I believe change happens when you are feeling empowered. I can help you find strength and hope while working towards and achieving personal goals and overcoming barriers and stressors.
(973) 313-8242 View (973) 313-8242
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Kristin Far
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, OCD, or Depression, stuck in a cycle of worrying and getting more caught up in preventing those fears from coming true rather than actually living their lives. Are you struggling with constant thoughts about the “what ifs” or worst case scenarios in your life? Are there things that you have to do in a certain way or else it doesn’t feel right or it feels like something bad will happen? You may try to find relief and answers to your fears by searching the internet for hours or even asking for reassurance from your friends, significant other, and family constantly.
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with Anxiety, OCD, or Depression, stuck in a cycle of worrying and getting more caught up in preventing those fears from coming true rather than actually living their lives. Are you struggling with constant thoughts about the “what ifs” or worst case scenarios in your life? Are there things that you have to do in a certain way or else it doesn’t feel right or it feels like something bad will happen? You may try to find relief and answers to your fears by searching the internet for hours or even asking for reassurance from your friends, significant other, and family constantly.
(973) 836-5041 View (973) 836-5041
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Pamela Sukoneck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
My focus is working with children, adolescents and adults during a difficult time in their life by utilizing an empathic approach. Whether you are struggling with issues related to the recent pandemic, psychosocial stressors, medical illness, depression, anxiety, or school related concerns I am here to help. Trust is an important component of a successful therapeutic relationship. By providing a safe and calm environment I am able to assist clients and their families to gain insight and appropriate coping skills and strategies for a successful life.
My focus is working with children, adolescents and adults during a difficult time in their life by utilizing an empathic approach. Whether you are struggling with issues related to the recent pandemic, psychosocial stressors, medical illness, depression, anxiety, or school related concerns I am here to help. Trust is an important component of a successful therapeutic relationship. By providing a safe and calm environment I am able to assist clients and their families to gain insight and appropriate coping skills and strategies for a successful life.
(973) 453-0187 View (973) 453-0187
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Kelly M. Bossard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Kelly has worked successfully with people experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal thoughts, front-line worker and first-responder stress, and severe & persistent mental illness. She specializes in helping clients cope with trauma due to domestic violence, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other stressful life events or conditions. Kelly has worked with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her practice is anti-oppressive and gender-affirming.
Kelly has worked successfully with people experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, suicidal thoughts, front-line worker and first-responder stress, and severe & persistent mental illness. She specializes in helping clients cope with trauma due to domestic violence, childhood abuse, sexual assault, and other stressful life events or conditions. Kelly has worked with diverse populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her practice is anti-oppressive and gender-affirming.
(973) 381-2447 View (973) 381-2447
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Tracey Telehealth Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DRCC, CCS
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears and hurts, and help them to experience healing and restoration. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified clinical supervisor. Much of my work involves working with a diverse population in a state psychiatric hospital setting I currently provide academic instruction for graduate students at both Rutgers University School of Social Work and Aurora University.
My passion in counseling is to create a relationship built on safety, trust, and hope, where people feel accepted and challenged to grow in new and meaningful ways. I consider it a privilege to be able to walk with someone through their fears and hurts, and help them to experience healing and restoration. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a certified clinical supervisor. Much of my work involves working with a diverse population in a state psychiatric hospital setting I currently provide academic instruction for graduate students at both Rutgers University School of Social Work and Aurora University.
(973) 453-0735 View (973) 453-0735
Photo of Dr. Yessenia Guglielmi, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rockaway, NJ
Dr. Yessenia Guglielmi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACS, DLitt, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
Identify personal challenges and achieve goals. Gain a stronger sense of self-awareness, rediscover your inner strengths and connect to restorative practices. I can guide you on your journey from pain/survival to thriving and enjoying a fulfilling life. Soy Latina, hablo Espanol. My expertise is grounded in over 25 years of experience with strong intuition and empathic listening. I work with individuals and couples. I offer online Tele-therapy counseling. I am a writer and enjoy working with creative and artistic personalities. Restore, Recover, Renew!
Identify personal challenges and achieve goals. Gain a stronger sense of self-awareness, rediscover your inner strengths and connect to restorative practices. I can guide you on your journey from pain/survival to thriving and enjoying a fulfilling life. Soy Latina, hablo Espanol. My expertise is grounded in over 25 years of experience with strong intuition and empathic listening. I work with individuals and couples. I offer online Tele-therapy counseling. I am a writer and enjoy working with creative and artistic personalities. Restore, Recover, Renew!
(201) 331-6352 View (201) 331-6352
Photo of Anthony Polito, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Rockaway, NJ
Anthony Polito
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I have been in the behavioral health field for over twenty years and have seen time and again that addiction and mental health issues are a complex interaction of biology, psychological makeup, environmental influences and social factors. In short, mental health and addiction issues are complicated to understand and difficult to treat. Yet while treating individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, I have witnessed the best in the human spirit and have seen countless people develop the skills they need to recover and go on to lead fulfilling and contented lives.
I have been in the behavioral health field for over twenty years and have seen time and again that addiction and mental health issues are a complex interaction of biology, psychological makeup, environmental influences and social factors. In short, mental health and addiction issues are complicated to understand and difficult to treat. Yet while treating individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, I have witnessed the best in the human spirit and have seen countless people develop the skills they need to recover and go on to lead fulfilling and contented lives.
(973) 850-4010 View (973) 850-4010
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Ascend Treatment and Wellness Center, LLC
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Ascend Treatment and Wellness Center provides high quality, affordable, evidence-based assessment and outpatient treatment services for individuals and families who are dealing with addiction, mental health, co-occurring or behavioral disorders. Individual counseling, family therapy, focused group therapy and psychiatric evaluations are provided by licensed and trained professionals who offer a wide array of treatment techniques to address the needs of our clients. Ascend offers clients struggling with substance use and mental health disorders a blend of customized services tailored to each person’s unique needs.
Ascend Treatment and Wellness Center provides high quality, affordable, evidence-based assessment and outpatient treatment services for individuals and families who are dealing with addiction, mental health, co-occurring or behavioral disorders. Individual counseling, family therapy, focused group therapy and psychiatric evaluations are provided by licensed and trained professionals who offer a wide array of treatment techniques to address the needs of our clients. Ascend offers clients struggling with substance use and mental health disorders a blend of customized services tailored to each person’s unique needs.
(973) 988-2155 View (973) 988-2155
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Helen Shasa-Rotile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCS
Verified Verified
Rockaway, NJ 07866  (Online Only)
Sometimes in life we come to a crossroad, and we are unsure as to what direction we should take. Intellectually, we are pulled in one direction; yet emotionally in another. I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in treating adults, adolescents, and children in various settings. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder/agoraphobia, depression, and the emotional impact related to life-changing health issues.
Sometimes in life we come to a crossroad, and we are unsure as to what direction we should take. Intellectually, we are pulled in one direction; yet emotionally in another. I am a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in treating adults, adolescents, and children in various settings. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder/agoraphobia, depression, and the emotional impact related to life-changing health issues.
(973) 287-3580 View (973) 287-3580
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Tara Donatiello
Counselor, LAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Is your child or teen going through a difficult time? Are you feeling challenged by their emotional responses and/ or behaviors? I'm here to help. I specialize in working with children ages 4 to 14 with anxiety, ADHD and behavioral concerns, as well as providing support to their parents. My aim is to provide a safe, caring environment where my clients feel comfortable to explore their feelings and any challenges they may be experiencing. I aspire to help my clients develop effective coping skills, as well as the resilience to face whatever obstacles life may bring along.
Is your child or teen going through a difficult time? Are you feeling challenged by their emotional responses and/ or behaviors? I'm here to help. I specialize in working with children ages 4 to 14 with anxiety, ADHD and behavioral concerns, as well as providing support to their parents. My aim is to provide a safe, caring environment where my clients feel comfortable to explore their feelings and any challenges they may be experiencing. I aspire to help my clients develop effective coping skills, as well as the resilience to face whatever obstacles life may bring along.
(973) 834-5394 View (973) 834-5394
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Racquel Rivero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
I specialize in working with children (ages 3+), adolescents, teens, and adults. My focus is on helping individuals build upon their strengths and gain insight into the areas of their lives that they desire to change. I believe that the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment are the building blocks that help me guide others in their personal growth and goal attainment. I strive to provide a caring, motivating, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to explore any issues they bring to counseling.
I specialize in working with children (ages 3+), adolescents, teens, and adults. My focus is on helping individuals build upon their strengths and gain insight into the areas of their lives that they desire to change. I believe that the therapeutic relationship and providing a safe environment are the building blocks that help me guide others in their personal growth and goal attainment. I strive to provide a caring, motivating, and supportive environment where clients can feel safe to explore any issues they bring to counseling.
(973) 833-3422 View (973) 833-3422
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Meghan Stanford
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to therapy! My goal when entering a therapeutic relationship is to provide a safe, inclusive and nonjudgmental space to support you as you tell your story. Everyone’s journey through the healing process looks different and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I utilize an eclectic style to my therapeutic approach to support each individual and their unique needs. This includes person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens and adults.
Welcome to therapy! My goal when entering a therapeutic relationship is to provide a safe, inclusive and nonjudgmental space to support you as you tell your story. Everyone’s journey through the healing process looks different and finding a therapist can be overwhelming. I utilize an eclectic style to my therapeutic approach to support each individual and their unique needs. This includes person-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I have experience working with children, adolescents, teens and adults.
(973) 658-5644 View (973) 658-5644

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Rockaway, NJ

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Rockaway, NJ who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
94% Depression
91% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
82% Coping Skills
75% Grief
72% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Aetna
59% Cigna and Evernorth
51% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Rockaway, NJ see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Rockaway?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.