Therapists in Roselle, NJ

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River and Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
The world is going through something unprecedented which is causing all types of emotions and grief. If you are experiencing these systems or just need someone to talk to throughout this pandemic, please give us a call. We currently have openings via telehealth to help you with your needs. We, you and RIVER AND ROSE , are all in this together and can not do it alone. Please reach out for help whether it be through us or someone else. The most important thing is you mental and physical health! We are spreading love your way!
The world is going through something unprecedented which is causing all types of emotions and grief. If you are experiencing these systems or just need someone to talk to throughout this pandemic, please give us a call. We currently have openings via telehealth to help you with your needs. We, you and RIVER AND ROSE , are all in this together and can not do it alone. Please reach out for help whether it be through us or someone else. The most important thing is you mental and physical health! We are spreading love your way!
(908) 620-5192 View (908) 620-5192
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Rolanda Raymond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
Mental health well-being is just as important as physical well-being. Throughout my 8+ years of working with several populations and addressing their mental and emotional health, I have learned many skills and lessons that assist with the bettering of myself and my clients. I have worked with elders with developmental disorders, children and families in the foster care system, children with behavioral and emotional disturbances, and displaced families. I am dedicated to working with my clients in a collaborative effort to accomplish their goals and foster growth in all areas of their life.
Mental health well-being is just as important as physical well-being. Throughout my 8+ years of working with several populations and addressing their mental and emotional health, I have learned many skills and lessons that assist with the bettering of myself and my clients. I have worked with elders with developmental disorders, children and families in the foster care system, children with behavioral and emotional disturbances, and displaced families. I am dedicated to working with my clients in a collaborative effort to accomplish their goals and foster growth in all areas of their life.
(908) 975-1427 View (908) 975-1427
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Siobhan Barrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
Asking for help is difficult. I know that from my own experience. As a therapist, I offer a safe and supportive space to explore issues contributing to your unhappiness or dissatisfaction. My clients arrive in therapy coping with life transitions, personal/family trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and self esteem concerns. Together we work not only toward developing healthy coping skills, but toward healing for a sense of purpose. Together we create a space where clients are able to address issues directly and develop solutions to move forward towards the lives they envision for themselves.
Asking for help is difficult. I know that from my own experience. As a therapist, I offer a safe and supportive space to explore issues contributing to your unhappiness or dissatisfaction. My clients arrive in therapy coping with life transitions, personal/family trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges and self esteem concerns. Together we work not only toward developing healthy coping skills, but toward healing for a sense of purpose. Together we create a space where clients are able to address issues directly and develop solutions to move forward towards the lives they envision for themselves.
(908) 504-7967 View (908) 504-7967
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Tiffany Chanielle Williams
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a LPC with over 20 years of experience in the helping professions. Specializing in BIPOC Women's Issues (includes adolescents, teens, and adults) such as... Mild to Moderate Depression Mild to Moderate Anxiety School, College, and Career Issues Navigating Breaking Generational Cycles High Achieving Women Adjusting to Motherhood and Relational Changes Establishing Boundaries Activating Resiliency Overcoming Emotional Challenges related to Entrepreneurship Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
I am a LPC with over 20 years of experience in the helping professions. Specializing in BIPOC Women's Issues (includes adolescents, teens, and adults) such as... Mild to Moderate Depression Mild to Moderate Anxiety School, College, and Career Issues Navigating Breaking Generational Cycles High Achieving Women Adjusting to Motherhood and Relational Changes Establishing Boundaries Activating Resiliency Overcoming Emotional Challenges related to Entrepreneurship Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem
(908) 883-4474 View (908) 883-4474
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Chaliava Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
This day in age many women mask their life struggles with mental health, childhood trauma, low self-confidence, motherhood, relationship status with career, success, fashion, makeup, wealth, and unhealthy relationships, all the while suffocating inside and in silence. CCC is an unconventional therapeutic platform where one has the ability to unmask and present their true authentic self & begin the journey of healing and self-love. The journey to healing, self-discovery, self-love, & self-worth, although rewarding are most times difficult and challenging. I’m here to facilitate that process & watch you transform into your butterfly.
This day in age many women mask their life struggles with mental health, childhood trauma, low self-confidence, motherhood, relationship status with career, success, fashion, makeup, wealth, and unhealthy relationships, all the while suffocating inside and in silence. CCC is an unconventional therapeutic platform where one has the ability to unmask and present their true authentic self & begin the journey of healing and self-love. The journey to healing, self-discovery, self-love, & self-worth, although rewarding are most times difficult and challenging. I’m here to facilitate that process & watch you transform into your butterfly.
(732) 385-3923 View (732) 385-3923
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Darlene Posey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LSW, LCADC
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!!!!!!!! In my opinion, most people tend to see therapy as a one-sided conversation with little opportunity for interaction and/or getting to experience each other as real people. My motto is to be authentic, genuine and realistic with my clients. I want to help you accomplish whatever solutions you are looking for. The end goal is for you to enjoy the process while you experience yourself in new ways. Seeing a therapist may bring painful emotions to the surface, but seeking therapy doesn't have to be a painful thing.
NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS!!!!!!!!!! In my opinion, most people tend to see therapy as a one-sided conversation with little opportunity for interaction and/or getting to experience each other as real people. My motto is to be authentic, genuine and realistic with my clients. I want to help you accomplish whatever solutions you are looking for. The end goal is for you to enjoy the process while you experience yourself in new ways. Seeing a therapist may bring painful emotions to the surface, but seeking therapy doesn't have to be a painful thing.
(908) 460-8259 View (908) 460-8259
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Kevin E Findlay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, MSW
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203
Waitlist for new clients
If you're reading this, then you have already made the first and most important step! Therapy can mean many different things to different individuals. My passion is to see what the theraputic process means to you and how I can play an intricate part within the process. My role is to support, encourage, challenge, explore and help my clients take healthy risks. We never grow from staying comfortable and the best things in life rarely come easy.
If you're reading this, then you have already made the first and most important step! Therapy can mean many different things to different individuals. My passion is to see what the theraputic process means to you and how I can play an intricate part within the process. My role is to support, encourage, challenge, explore and help my clients take healthy risks. We never grow from staying comfortable and the best things in life rarely come easy.
(908) 443-9408 View (908) 443-9408
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Ronald G Silikovitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203
I, Ron Silikovitz, Ph.D., am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have offices in West Orange and Elizabeth, New Jersey. My specialty areas include: Forensic psychology (parent coordination, therapeutic visitation, custody/parenting time evaluation, relocation evaluation, risk assessment, personal injury, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and victims, competency, termination of parental rights and adoption, and expert witness testimony), individual psychotherapy, couples therapy,family therapy.
I, Ron Silikovitz, Ph.D., am a licensed clinical psychologist. I have offices in West Orange and Elizabeth, New Jersey. My specialty areas include: Forensic psychology (parent coordination, therapeutic visitation, custody/parenting time evaluation, relocation evaluation, risk assessment, personal injury, assessment and treatment of sexual offenders and victims, competency, termination of parental rights and adoption, and expert witness testimony), individual psychotherapy, couples therapy,family therapy.
(862) 245-1967 View (862) 245-1967
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Dr. Alexis Ferguson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203
At times it can be difficult to navigate challenges that one may face, but with collaboration from a provider who is empathetic and understanding, it is possible to work through one’s difficulties. I am dedicated to helping uplift, empower, and support others. Whether it be through therapy or assessment, I strive to create a space for my clients to be seen and heard, all while taking steps towards building confidence, resiliency, self-awareness, and coping skills.
At times it can be difficult to navigate challenges that one may face, but with collaboration from a provider who is empathetic and understanding, it is possible to work through one’s difficulties. I am dedicated to helping uplift, empower, and support others. Whether it be through therapy or assessment, I strive to create a space for my clients to be seen and heard, all while taking steps towards building confidence, resiliency, self-awareness, and coping skills.
(973) 841-8980 View (973) 841-8980
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Monica Rose Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MDiv, LMSW
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
As a psychodynamic therapist trained in EMDR, and a Zen practitioner with decades of meditation practice, I offer mindfulness and somatic strategies along with gentle encouragement to turn towards your innate resilience. My collaborative style means I deeply listen while providing a grounded space and solid presence, as well as offering skills and techniques to assist you in finding your own grounding and self determination. I work with those suffering from anxiety, PTSD, depression, intrusive thoughts, and self-esteem issues, as well as romantic life and family issues. My specialty is with life transitions.
As a psychodynamic therapist trained in EMDR, and a Zen practitioner with decades of meditation practice, I offer mindfulness and somatic strategies along with gentle encouragement to turn towards your innate resilience. My collaborative style means I deeply listen while providing a grounded space and solid presence, as well as offering skills and techniques to assist you in finding your own grounding and self determination. I work with those suffering from anxiety, PTSD, depression, intrusive thoughts, and self-esteem issues, as well as romantic life and family issues. My specialty is with life transitions.
(518) 963-6984 View (518) 963-6984
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Melissa Lynyak (Ferrantello)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Roselle, NJ 07203  (Online Only)
Melissa believes in providing a comfortable and accepting environment where you can expect to receive unwavering empathy, warmth, and kindness. She truly values individual experiences and perspectives. She strives to offer a personalized and collaborative approach to promote healing and growth. Melissa maintains a focus on strengths-based practices to encourage clients to feel empowered and confident in effectively managing many of life’s greatest challenges.
Melissa believes in providing a comfortable and accepting environment where you can expect to receive unwavering empathy, warmth, and kindness. She truly values individual experiences and perspectives. She strives to offer a personalized and collaborative approach to promote healing and growth. Melissa maintains a focus on strengths-based practices to encourage clients to feel empowered and confident in effectively managing many of life’s greatest challenges.
(201) 582-8988 View (201) 582-8988
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Kelly Ryan LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Roselle, NJ 07203
(908) 264-2330 View (908) 264-2330

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Susan Sutton Wolf
Licensed Professional Counselor, Susan Wolf, LPC
Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016
Are you struggling to make sense of your life and your choices? Do you ever feel trapped-backed into a corner with no way to escape? Are you at a turning point and need someone to listen? I believe that people long for meaning and relationship in their lives, especially in these turbulent times. My desire is to help you find both purpose and clarity through the therapeutic experience. Using reflective feedback in conjunction with a positive, Person-centered approach, together we can build upon your strengths, identify maladaptive patterns of behavior, and grow in the ability to make healthy decisions.
Are you struggling to make sense of your life and your choices? Do you ever feel trapped-backed into a corner with no way to escape? Are you at a turning point and need someone to listen? I believe that people long for meaning and relationship in their lives, especially in these turbulent times. My desire is to help you find both purpose and clarity through the therapeutic experience. Using reflective feedback in conjunction with a positive, Person-centered approach, together we can build upon your strengths, identify maladaptive patterns of behavior, and grow in the ability to make healthy decisions.
(862) 314-7238 View (862) 314-7238
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Christopher Castro
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Rahway, NJ 07065
Being a Marriage and Family Therapist has given me the opportunity to step outside of the clinical box and work with an array of different mental and behavioral health issues. Having established positive therapeutic relationships with children, individuals, couples, and families has allowed me to gain insight into the daily struggles we all face from time to time. Whether it be anxiety, depression, lack of communication, defiant child-parent dynamics, or phase of life circumstances, I believe there is always an opportunity to make positive changes and start living a life we are truly excited about.
Being a Marriage and Family Therapist has given me the opportunity to step outside of the clinical box and work with an array of different mental and behavioral health issues. Having established positive therapeutic relationships with children, individuals, couples, and families has allowed me to gain insight into the daily struggles we all face from time to time. Whether it be anxiety, depression, lack of communication, defiant child-parent dynamics, or phase of life circumstances, I believe there is always an opportunity to make positive changes and start living a life we are truly excited about.
(908) 388-9338 View (908) 388-9338
Photo of Regina Ann Schaefer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Roselle, NJ
Regina Ann Schaefer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, she/her
Verified
Union, NJ 07083
My approach to therapy focuses on the person as an individual and how they live and respond in their environment. I provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-educational and supportive counseling approaches to adolescents through adults in a respectful, affirming and culturally sensitive manner.
My approach to therapy focuses on the person as an individual and how they live and respond in their environment. I provide individual therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, psycho-educational and supportive counseling approaches to adolescents through adults in a respectful, affirming and culturally sensitive manner.
(973) 833-5688 View (973) 833-5688
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I. Mihiri Williams
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Elizabeth, NJ 07202  (Online Only)
Life transitions can be tricky - whether you are a pregnant woman transitioning to motherhood, or you or your child are transitioning through the many changes in academic and social demands. I would like to help! As a pediatric psychologist, I treat children and adolescents from ages 5 to 21 with challenges related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavior. I also work with pregnant women and new mothers to help them adjust to their new identities and understand how to care for and bond with their babies and toddles (birth to 5 years old).
Life transitions can be tricky - whether you are a pregnant woman transitioning to motherhood, or you or your child are transitioning through the many changes in academic and social demands. I would like to help! As a pediatric psychologist, I treat children and adolescents from ages 5 to 21 with challenges related to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and behavior. I also work with pregnant women and new mothers to help them adjust to their new identities and understand how to care for and bond with their babies and toddles (birth to 5 years old).
(908) 574-1917 View (908) 574-1917
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Clear Vision Counseling Services LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Linden, NJ 07036  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
CVCS aids individuals, families, and couples in finding relief from mental or emotional distress. Clients learn how current behaviors are influenced by past experiences thus enabling awareness of self and others. Therapeutics include coaching as well as interventional techniques designed to increase self-awareness, mindfulness, understanding of thoughts and their influence on behaviors, knowledge of relationship dynamics, effective communication, and conflict resolution. We assist clients in achieving clarity while on their journey to mental wellness and healing.
CVCS aids individuals, families, and couples in finding relief from mental or emotional distress. Clients learn how current behaviors are influenced by past experiences thus enabling awareness of self and others. Therapeutics include coaching as well as interventional techniques designed to increase self-awareness, mindfulness, understanding of thoughts and their influence on behaviors, knowledge of relationship dynamics, effective communication, and conflict resolution. We assist clients in achieving clarity while on their journey to mental wellness and healing.
(908) 946-2754 View (908) 946-2754
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Trish Dooley Budsock
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016
I welcome individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, maladaptive coping, chronic pain, low self-esteem, complex trauma, and grief. Formal training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and EMDR have been integral tools in my development as a therapist. I have the ability to engage with clients who are in distress, and my goal is to create a safe, nurturing environment where growth and solutions can emerge. I also have extensive experience in training mental health and other healthcare providers in a variety of therapeutic approaches.
I welcome individuals who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, maladaptive coping, chronic pain, low self-esteem, complex trauma, and grief. Formal training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and EMDR have been integral tools in my development as a therapist. I have the ability to engage with clients who are in distress, and my goal is to create a safe, nurturing environment where growth and solutions can emerge. I also have extensive experience in training mental health and other healthcare providers in a variety of therapeutic approaches.
(908) 965-8272 View (908) 965-8272
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Rebecca Walsman: Adults, Youth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, CTP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
I love walking with families through challenging stages and experiences. I focus on relationship issues, infidelity, trauma, depression, anxiety, body positivity, infertility, postpartum issues, parenthood transitions, and the challenges of family life. I am a Certified Trauma Professional, trained in maternal mental health, and have a certificate in Child and Adolescent well-being. My therapeutic approach incorporates CBT, DBT, play therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
I love walking with families through challenging stages and experiences. I focus on relationship issues, infidelity, trauma, depression, anxiety, body positivity, infertility, postpartum issues, parenthood transitions, and the challenges of family life. I am a Certified Trauma Professional, trained in maternal mental health, and have a certificate in Child and Adolescent well-being. My therapeutic approach incorporates CBT, DBT, play therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care. See if I'm accepting new clients and book online at www.resolutioncc.com/team
(862) 500-5139 View (862) 500-5139
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Eliza Strawbridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Cranford, NJ 07016  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Telehealth only! As women, I believe that we receive messages starting in girlhood about the ways that we are expected to live our lives. What if we made the decision to choose ourselves and follow our inner voices over the noise of societal and cultural programming? I believe that living as our fully embodied and authentic selves rewards us with greater levels of happiness and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression. This life is possible for you! I would love to work with you on your personal development journey.
Accepting new clients! Telehealth only! As women, I believe that we receive messages starting in girlhood about the ways that we are expected to live our lives. What if we made the decision to choose ourselves and follow our inner voices over the noise of societal and cultural programming? I believe that living as our fully embodied and authentic selves rewards us with greater levels of happiness and reduces feelings of anxiety and depression. This life is possible for you! I would love to work with you on your personal development journey.
(609) 928-7968 View (609) 928-7968

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Number of Therapists in Roselle, NJ

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Roselle, NJ who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Self Esteem
92% Depression
92% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
75% Stress
67% Behavioral Issues

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
88% Aetna

How Therapists in Roselle, NJ see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Roselle?

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.