Therapists in Sewell, NJ

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Coach and Counsel LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MHP
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Welcome to Coach & Counsel LLC. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful agent of change and that healing begins only in a space that is truly safe for self-exploration. In my practice, I work collaboratively with my clients; I believe that therapists are the experts of the process, and that clients are the experts of their own experience. I aim to create an empathic, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, so that you can be unafraid to express any areas of yourself that have been tucked away.
Welcome to Coach & Counsel LLC. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a powerful agent of change and that healing begins only in a space that is truly safe for self-exploration. In my practice, I work collaboratively with my clients; I believe that therapists are the experts of the process, and that clients are the experts of their own experience. I aim to create an empathic, compassionate and nonjudgmental environment, so that you can be unafraid to express any areas of yourself that have been tucked away.
(856) 481-6681 View (856) 481-6681
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Rainbow Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and identity issues can rob you of a fulfilling life. Ready for change? Open to sharing your thoughts and feelings? In a nonjudgmental space, I offer practical solutions to manage emotions and reduce stress. Improving your mental health, personal growth, better relationships, and a richer life are possible. I'll empower you to realize your potential and support your journey to meaningful connections and self-fulfillment. If you're ready for self-discovery and healing, I'm here to guide and support you on your path to a more balanced life.
Anxiety, depression, trauma, and identity issues can rob you of a fulfilling life. Ready for change? Open to sharing your thoughts and feelings? In a nonjudgmental space, I offer practical solutions to manage emotions and reduce stress. Improving your mental health, personal growth, better relationships, and a richer life are possible. I'll empower you to realize your potential and support your journey to meaningful connections and self-fulfillment. If you're ready for self-discovery and healing, I'm here to guide and support you on your path to a more balanced life.
(856) 699-1665 View (856) 699-1665
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Megan Martino - Handspring Health (Insurance Accepted!)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 10-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, habit reversal training interventions, and parent management training.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 10-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, habit reversal training interventions, and parent management training.
(551) 210-4632 View (551) 210-4632
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Advanced Behavioral Health Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Advanced Behavioral Health Services, LLC is a private practice with a dedicated team of licensed psychotherapist specializing in therapeutic services for children ages 3-21, supporting social, emotional, behavioral, mental health, and family needs. Advanced Behavioral Health Services wants to see every child flourish by managing their specific mental health or behavioral health concern through relevant approaches and strategies providing evidenced based interventions, psychoeducation, parent skills training, and social skills development. We are passionate and dedicated to providing children the tools necessary to thrive.
Advanced Behavioral Health Services, LLC is a private practice with a dedicated team of licensed psychotherapist specializing in therapeutic services for children ages 3-21, supporting social, emotional, behavioral, mental health, and family needs. Advanced Behavioral Health Services wants to see every child flourish by managing their specific mental health or behavioral health concern through relevant approaches and strategies providing evidenced based interventions, psychoeducation, parent skills training, and social skills development. We are passionate and dedicated to providing children the tools necessary to thrive.
(856) 517-5694 View (856) 517-5694
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Meredith McClain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080
Have you ever had the thought of starting therapy? Then immediately, you think that it's the scariest and most awkward idea you could ever have. "How could I possibly open up to a stranger?" you ask yourself. Well, if that isn't your thought process, it's actually mine. There's something inside of me that remembers we came to Earth to connect and be seen. Being truly seen is scary for almost everyone — even me. Together, we can normalize and practice how to be seen by others, and most importantly, by ourselves. Therapy can be a relaxed, fun, and transformative interaction. I'm up for the challenge of proving that to you.
Have you ever had the thought of starting therapy? Then immediately, you think that it's the scariest and most awkward idea you could ever have. "How could I possibly open up to a stranger?" you ask yourself. Well, if that isn't your thought process, it's actually mine. There's something inside of me that remembers we came to Earth to connect and be seen. Being truly seen is scary for almost everyone — even me. Together, we can normalize and practice how to be seen by others, and most importantly, by ourselves. Therapy can be a relaxed, fun, and transformative interaction. I'm up for the challenge of proving that to you.
(856) 463-7666 View (856) 463-7666
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Rosana Lamontagne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEd, ACS, LPC, LCADC, BCBC
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
You feel lazy and unmotivated. You have the time to get things done, know what you need to do, but don’t seem to have the energy or motivation to take action. Your family and friends keep telling you that you have potential, should do more, and get yourself together. You know they're right, but you just don’t feel like it. You can see what they see in you, but for some reason, your body isn’t working with your mind to take action. You’re tired of just sitting around not living the life that you know you can have. You want more for yourself and know you can get it. You just need the skills to help you.
You feel lazy and unmotivated. You have the time to get things done, know what you need to do, but don’t seem to have the energy or motivation to take action. Your family and friends keep telling you that you have potential, should do more, and get yourself together. You know they're right, but you just don’t feel like it. You can see what they see in you, but for some reason, your body isn’t working with your mind to take action. You’re tired of just sitting around not living the life that you know you can have. You want more for yourself and know you can get it. You just need the skills to help you.
(856) 248-3218 View (856) 248-3218
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Rasheeda Bush
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, LPCMH, ACS
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, struggling to find your footing? Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, unsure of where to turn next? Do you find yourself wondering if it's possible to have healthier, more fulfilling relationships? Perhaps you're at a crossroads, seeking direction and purpose in your life. Imagine a space where your feelings are validated, your challenges are met with empathy, and your growth is nurtured with skill and compassion. Where every session brings you closer to the life you aspire to live, filled with deeper understanding, resilience, and joy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, struggling to find your footing? Do you ever feel like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, unsure of where to turn next? Do you find yourself wondering if it's possible to have healthier, more fulfilling relationships? Perhaps you're at a crossroads, seeking direction and purpose in your life. Imagine a space where your feelings are validated, your challenges are met with empathy, and your growth is nurtured with skill and compassion. Where every session brings you closer to the life you aspire to live, filled with deeper understanding, resilience, and joy.
(856) 432-7282 x101 View (856) 432-7282 x101
Patricia Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Are you feeling lost and stressed by life's challenges and uncertainties? Are you experiencing the desire to make changes in your life, but don't know where to begin? You are not alone. Life's obstacles have hit hard for many people, especially since the pandemic. Let us work together in identifying old patterns, false beliefs and make changes to best meet your personal goals.
Are you feeling lost and stressed by life's challenges and uncertainties? Are you experiencing the desire to make changes in your life, but don't know where to begin? You are not alone. Life's obstacles have hit hard for many people, especially since the pandemic. Let us work together in identifying old patterns, false beliefs and make changes to best meet your personal goals.
(856) 421-6326 View (856) 421-6326
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Vital Minds Psychotherapy & Life Coaching, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Life can be hard enough without the added pressure of living up to judgements, opinions, and expectations. You are checking off boxes except where your self-care is concerned. The top priorities are about everyone else and you feel, left behind, because you are not where you desire to be mentally, physically, and/or spiritually. You stress, doubt yourself, and take what feels like the "easy" way out. Caring less about your needs, wants, and desires in an effort to mask the hurt, stress and anger. You deserve space to focus on "you" and focus on those areas that are important to you and will help support and empower your success.
Life can be hard enough without the added pressure of living up to judgements, opinions, and expectations. You are checking off boxes except where your self-care is concerned. The top priorities are about everyone else and you feel, left behind, because you are not where you desire to be mentally, physically, and/or spiritually. You stress, doubt yourself, and take what feels like the "easy" way out. Caring less about your needs, wants, and desires in an effort to mask the hurt, stress and anger. You deserve space to focus on "you" and focus on those areas that are important to you and will help support and empower your success.
(856) 872-4779 View (856) 872-4779
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Karen A Saporito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080
I have been working with children and adults for over 20 years, diagnosing and treating mental health issues. I believe there is a very large range of "normal" and we all struggle with life at times. My professional goal is to provide a safe atmosphere to identify and discuss stumbling blocks and guide others to a place where they can confidently be themselves, fulfill their potential and find joy. It can be challenging to ask for help, but taking that risk and facing your fears opens up a world of possibilities.
I have been working with children and adults for over 20 years, diagnosing and treating mental health issues. I believe there is a very large range of "normal" and we all struggle with life at times. My professional goal is to provide a safe atmosphere to identify and discuss stumbling blocks and guide others to a place where they can confidently be themselves, fulfill their potential and find joy. It can be challenging to ask for help, but taking that risk and facing your fears opens up a world of possibilities.
(856) 266-9634 View (856) 266-9634
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Tara Drames
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
There are so many different reasons why people can benefit from therapy, and you don't need to be in crisis to seek treatment. When you're emotionally well, you can connect better in relationships, feel better about yourself, and participate more fully in life. It has been so fulfilling to help so many people become more self-aware, discover their full potential, and reach their goals. I have been able to see so many clients benefit from evidence based practices. I'm proud to have received specialized training in treatments that work.
There are so many different reasons why people can benefit from therapy, and you don't need to be in crisis to seek treatment. When you're emotionally well, you can connect better in relationships, feel better about yourself, and participate more fully in life. It has been so fulfilling to help so many people become more self-aware, discover their full potential, and reach their goals. I have been able to see so many clients benefit from evidence based practices. I'm proud to have received specialized training in treatments that work.
(267) 609-3262 View (267) 609-3262
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Danielle C Weiss
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sewell, NJ 08080
Therapy works when the individual is motivated and ready for change. Change is one of the hardest things we deal with and I am here to help with that. Be it overcoming past trauma, managing depression, anxiety or other mood disorders, the client's main concern is my main concern. I believe in an individualized approach, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance and working with the client to attain their goals in a way that is most fitting to their immediate needs and adjusting as necessary.
Therapy works when the individual is motivated and ready for change. Change is one of the hardest things we deal with and I am here to help with that. Be it overcoming past trauma, managing depression, anxiety or other mood disorders, the client's main concern is my main concern. I believe in an individualized approach, fostering a strong therapeutic alliance and working with the client to attain their goals in a way that is most fitting to their immediate needs and adjusting as necessary.
(856) 386-1709 View (856) 386-1709
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Elizabeth Lawton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
You are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and confused. You wonder if things will ever be any different and worry it could get worse. You know you can't handle one more thing on your plate. You want to feel better but don't know how. Sound familiar? I want to help you see the light in the darkness and have hope that things can get better. I am here to come alongside you, to help you find ways to cope and to find healing. I want you to experience the joy in life and I will help you on that path.
You are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and confused. You wonder if things will ever be any different and worry it could get worse. You know you can't handle one more thing on your plate. You want to feel better but don't know how. Sound familiar? I want to help you see the light in the darkness and have hope that things can get better. I am here to come alongside you, to help you find ways to cope and to find healing. I want you to experience the joy in life and I will help you on that path.
(609) 552-0461 View (609) 552-0461
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Christen Pyle
Counselor, MS, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
I am here to be a listening ear, a guiding hand, and a solid support for you in your journey. I have been working in the human services field for over 25 years and have experience with many different people. I have studied transpersonal and applied psychology in undergraduate school and I have my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Track. I have always loved helping others find insight into their lives and watching them flourish. Every human being has the potential to thrive and there are no lost causes. You can find fulfillment and peace!
I am here to be a listening ear, a guiding hand, and a solid support for you in your journey. I have been working in the human services field for over 25 years and have experience with many different people. I have studied transpersonal and applied psychology in undergraduate school and I have my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Track. I have always loved helping others find insight into their lives and watching them flourish. Every human being has the potential to thrive and there are no lost causes. You can find fulfillment and peace!
(856) 880-7779 View (856) 880-7779
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Valerie Willis
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080
For 20 years, I have been providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, individuals, parents, as well as, biological, adoptive, and kinship families. My experience comes from my work at Bancroft School with autistic and deaf children; Robins' Nest Inc. working with DYFS' foster and adopted children & families, at risk families, and mentally ill children; Mother/Child Residential Center as a counselor to the women in the center; as an outpatient counselor and parental group facilitator at Danellie Counseling Center; at The Postpartum Stress & Family Wellness Center as a child/adolescent and perinatal mood specialist; and in private practice.
For 20 years, I have been providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, individuals, parents, as well as, biological, adoptive, and kinship families. My experience comes from my work at Bancroft School with autistic and deaf children; Robins' Nest Inc. working with DYFS' foster and adopted children & families, at risk families, and mentally ill children; Mother/Child Residential Center as a counselor to the women in the center; as an outpatient counselor and parental group facilitator at Danellie Counseling Center; at The Postpartum Stress & Family Wellness Center as a child/adolescent and perinatal mood specialist; and in private practice.
(856) 924-6264 View (856) 924-6264
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LR Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
The mission of LR Counseling is to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential. Services are provided to produce life changing results for each client. Counseling sessions will enhance self-attunement, healthy relationships, and ability to fulfill life goals. When a person is able to connect with their true self and purpose they are able to live a life of joy, success, and freedom.
The mission of LR Counseling is to empower individuals to reach their fullest potential. Services are provided to produce life changing results for each client. Counseling sessions will enhance self-attunement, healthy relationships, and ability to fulfill life goals. When a person is able to connect with their true self and purpose they are able to live a life of joy, success, and freedom.
(856) 281-3421 View (856) 281-3421
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Maryanne k Hanzel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080
I have been practicing for 30 years with a focus on family relationship issues. I am a support to individuals who are looking to understand themselves better in an effort to be better in their relationships. I work with individuals, families and couples who feel stuck in patterns they recognize but feel powerless to change. Helping children and adolescents deal with the transitions they face related to school, friendships and social pressure while they are dealing with tremendous physical and emotional changes is an on going treatment focus in my practice.
I have been practicing for 30 years with a focus on family relationship issues. I am a support to individuals who are looking to understand themselves better in an effort to be better in their relationships. I work with individuals, families and couples who feel stuck in patterns they recognize but feel powerless to change. Helping children and adolescents deal with the transitions they face related to school, friendships and social pressure while they are dealing with tremendous physical and emotional changes is an on going treatment focus in my practice.
(856) 431-5148 View (856) 431-5148
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Christina M Kaplan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
Transitions can be challenging. I help teens, young adults and women experiencing depression and anxiety due to transitions you maybe facing in your life. By increasing self confidence and empowering you to find strength and balance in your life. Together, we will work on developing coping skills, strategies and determine how to build resilience, as well as enhancing your self awareness to better understand and manage the challenges that arise. I am here to listen without judgement, offer guidance, and help you cultivate the skills you need to adapt and thrive amidst the transitions in your life.
Transitions can be challenging. I help teens, young adults and women experiencing depression and anxiety due to transitions you maybe facing in your life. By increasing self confidence and empowering you to find strength and balance in your life. Together, we will work on developing coping skills, strategies and determine how to build resilience, as well as enhancing your self awareness to better understand and manage the challenges that arise. I am here to listen without judgement, offer guidance, and help you cultivate the skills you need to adapt and thrive amidst the transitions in your life.
(609) 455-1244 View (609) 455-1244
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Maria Elana Cardillo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080  (Online Only)
My work is focused on adult individuals living with anxiety, depression, self esteem and those struggling with transitions related to issues such as relationships and/or chronic illness. I believe we know ourselves better than anyone else and sometimes we need help in finding the answers that have always been inside us. Let me help as I have been there too.
My work is focused on adult individuals living with anxiety, depression, self esteem and those struggling with transitions related to issues such as relationships and/or chronic illness. I believe we know ourselves better than anyone else and sometimes we need help in finding the answers that have always been inside us. Let me help as I have been there too.
(856) 617-3552 View (856) 617-3552
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Marina Brink
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Sewell, NJ 08080
You find yourself up again, with those familiar racing thoughts that you just can't shake, never feeling good enough. You're upset that you yelled at your child again. You dream of a life that will be full of peace and happiness, but you find yourself doubting your own worth. Somehow you always end up feeling like you don't measure up. You're tired of misusing food or alcohol to cope.
You find yourself up again, with those familiar racing thoughts that you just can't shake, never feeling good enough. You're upset that you yelled at your child again. You dream of a life that will be full of peace and happiness, but you find yourself doubting your own worth. Somehow you always end up feeling like you don't measure up. You're tired of misusing food or alcohol to cope.
(856) 245-2369 View (856) 245-2369

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Number of Therapists in Sewell, NJ

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Sewell, NJ who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
70% Self Esteem
64% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
89% Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield

How Therapists in Sewell, NJ see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sewell?

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.