Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Elizabeth J Goodman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth J Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Therapy is a place where you can gain curiosity and skills, make meaning and ultimately feel relief. People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you feel stuck, overwhelmed, consumed with struggles. Other times, you need extra support and the space to be heard. In my practice, I collaborate with patients to create a space where you are respected, listened to and encouraged. Our work will allow you to gain insight and increase motivation towards living a happier and more fulfilling life. I tailor each treatment to fit individual needs and work together towards positive change.
Therapy is a place where you can gain curiosity and skills, make meaning and ultimately feel relief. People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you feel stuck, overwhelmed, consumed with struggles. Other times, you need extra support and the space to be heard. In my practice, I collaborate with patients to create a space where you are respected, listened to and encouraged. Our work will allow you to gain insight and increase motivation towards living a happier and more fulfilling life. I tailor each treatment to fit individual needs and work together towards positive change.
(917) 746-1495 View (917) 746-1495
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Fraidy Zeidman
Counselor, LMHC, MSE
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Sometimes it’s the feeling that something is missing from your life, the vague emptiness. Other times it seems as if you are constantly treading water, and getting through each day appears to be impossible. People come to me for a myriad of reasons. I specialize in women's health including post partum, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, career counseling and couples Counseling helps you explore new avenues, enabling you to find your strengths and open up possibilities. My hope is to empower you to be captain of your own ship, and discover your many strengths.
Sometimes it’s the feeling that something is missing from your life, the vague emptiness. Other times it seems as if you are constantly treading water, and getting through each day appears to be impossible. People come to me for a myriad of reasons. I specialize in women's health including post partum, anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, mood disorders, career counseling and couples Counseling helps you explore new avenues, enabling you to find your strengths and open up possibilities. My hope is to empower you to be captain of your own ship, and discover your many strengths.
(347) 461-5011 View (347) 461-5011
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Masha Kishkina
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11204  (Online Only)
Ever feel like you're losing the grip on this thing we call "Life?" That things are just too overwhelming, confusing and like you need some answers or guidance? Or maybe you just need to re-find your footing? Get some help with your child, family or any other people in your life? Deal with the loneliness, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence and motivation or simply want someone to talk to who might "get it" and doesn't beat around the bush? That's where I come in!
Ever feel like you're losing the grip on this thing we call "Life?" That things are just too overwhelming, confusing and like you need some answers or guidance? Or maybe you just need to re-find your footing? Get some help with your child, family or any other people in your life? Deal with the loneliness, anxiety, depression, lack of confidence and motivation or simply want someone to talk to who might "get it" and doesn't beat around the bush? That's where I come in!
(347) 537-6551 View (347) 537-6551
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VAWA Evaluacion Immigration Evaluations
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11220  (Online Only)
Bi-lingual Giovanni Benavides LMHC, terapia solo en line cubierta por seguros. Evaluciones VAWA las cobro fuera de seguros medico en efectivo para el precio visite vawaevaluacion.com VAWA Therapist: Me formé para trabajar con individuos, en el tratamiento de problemas mentales, de comportamiento y emocionales. En el pasado trabaje con adultos y niños mayores de 4 años. En mi práctica privada solo trabajo con adultos. Como consejero profesional incluye, pero no se limita a el diagnóstico y tratamiento.
Bi-lingual Giovanni Benavides LMHC, terapia solo en line cubierta por seguros. Evaluciones VAWA las cobro fuera de seguros medico en efectivo para el precio visite vawaevaluacion.com VAWA Therapist: Me formé para trabajar con individuos, en el tratamiento de problemas mentales, de comportamiento y emocionales. En el pasado trabaje con adultos y niños mayores de 4 años. En mi práctica privada solo trabajo con adultos. Como consejero profesional incluye, pero no se limita a el diagnóstico y tratamiento.
(347) 801-7685 View (347) 801-7685
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Melissa Paul
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I believe therapy is an opportunity for people to explore themselves and their relationships in order to create space for self-acceptance and deeper connections. In our work together, we will explore life’s challenges, celebrate its joys, and process the experiences in between. I practice focusing on clients' strengths, collaborating to create an individualized approach to address each client’s unique needs.
I believe therapy is an opportunity for people to explore themselves and their relationships in order to create space for self-acceptance and deeper connections. In our work together, we will explore life’s challenges, celebrate its joys, and process the experiences in between. I practice focusing on clients' strengths, collaborating to create an individualized approach to address each client’s unique needs.
(646) 762-6394 View (646) 762-6394
Photo of Cassandra Mathelier, Pre-Licensed Professional in Brooklyn, NY
Cassandra Mathelier
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Whether it’s starting a new job, ending a relationship, or feeling stuck in a recurring pattern of behavior, life's many surprises and challenges can feel overwhelming. Therapy can help. Cassandra works with individuals to practice reflection and receive their internal wisdom in an empathic and healing environment.
Whether it’s starting a new job, ending a relationship, or feeling stuck in a recurring pattern of behavior, life's many surprises and challenges can feel overwhelming. Therapy can help. Cassandra works with individuals to practice reflection and receive their internal wisdom in an empathic and healing environment.
(929) 955-1260 View (929) 955-1260
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Pamela Ann Kirsch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11249  (Online Only)
I earned my master’s degree in social work from Columbia University where I focused on clinical practice and contemporary social issues. I follow an anti-oppressive framework and apply a strength based and client-centered approach to my work with survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. I have extensive experience providing crisis support and on-going counseling to patients who identify as LGBTQIA or HIV-affected and have been impacted by violence and/or struggle with depression, anxiety or PTSD. In practice, I use a combination of trauma informed care and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I earned my master’s degree in social work from Columbia University where I focused on clinical practice and contemporary social issues. I follow an anti-oppressive framework and apply a strength based and client-centered approach to my work with survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. I have extensive experience providing crisis support and on-going counseling to patients who identify as LGBTQIA or HIV-affected and have been impacted by violence and/or struggle with depression, anxiety or PTSD. In practice, I use a combination of trauma informed care and cognitive behavioral therapy.
(347) 380-7051 View (347) 380-7051
Photo of Jackie Ourman at Wicker Psychotherapy in Brooklyn, NY
Jackie Ourman at Wicker Psychotherapy
MHC LP
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I help my clients develop new insights and emotional skills with an honest and direct approach. I can help you through this difficult time with genuine care, kindness, and honesty. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. Together, we will work to better understand the nature of your current difficulties, we will find a better way through.
I help my clients develop new insights and emotional skills with an honest and direct approach. I can help you through this difficult time with genuine care, kindness, and honesty. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is key to successful therapy. Together, we will work to better understand the nature of your current difficulties, we will find a better way through.
(929) 410-6407 View (929) 410-6407
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Rachel Steinhardt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS Ed, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11210  (Online Only)
Whether you have been feeling down, overwhelmed, lost, spiritually broken, hurt, confused, stressed, going through a major life transition or maybe you're just looking for something more, you have come to the right place. When you are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues or a lack of self-esteem, it can feel like your whole world is crumbling down and you just have nothing left to give. In a safe, caring, and judgement-free environment, we will uncover your greatest strengths and learn to manage your hardest struggles. You don't have to suffer alone.
Whether you have been feeling down, overwhelmed, lost, spiritually broken, hurt, confused, stressed, going through a major life transition or maybe you're just looking for something more, you have come to the right place. When you are suffering from depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, relationship issues or a lack of self-esteem, it can feel like your whole world is crumbling down and you just have nothing left to give. In a safe, caring, and judgement-free environment, we will uncover your greatest strengths and learn to manage your hardest struggles. You don't have to suffer alone.
(718) 550-7165 View (718) 550-7165
Gerard Shaw
Licensed Psychoanalyst, EdD
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Dr. Gerard Shaw is a licensed psychoanalyst with over thirty years experience in private practice. He has a diverse and extensive clinical background: he holds a doctoral degree in Education with a specialization in sport psychology, is the founder and director of Tutors Ink, a comprehensive tutoring service that offers therapeutic tutoring, and is licensed in psychoanalysis. In his private practice, Dr. Shaw treats adults, couples, college students, and adolescents for a variety of emotional issues.
Dr. Gerard Shaw is a licensed psychoanalyst with over thirty years experience in private practice. He has a diverse and extensive clinical background: he holds a doctoral degree in Education with a specialization in sport psychology, is the founder and director of Tutors Ink, a comprehensive tutoring service that offers therapeutic tutoring, and is licensed in psychoanalysis. In his private practice, Dr. Shaw treats adults, couples, college students, and adolescents for a variety of emotional issues.
(718) 306-6794 View (718) 306-6794
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William Tsang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
NEW availability for therapy and evaluations for children and adults. As a neuropsychologist and health psychologist, I apply knowledge of brain-behavior relationships to evidence-based therapies. I am a clinical assistant professor and staff psychologist at NYU Langone Health. Most of my training has been at academic medical centers, such as Columbia University, Stony Brook Medicine, Hackensack Neuroscience Institute, and the Veteran's Administration. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CUNY Baruch College and William Paterson University. I supervise doctoral interns at Hamilton Madison House and NYU Rusk Rehabilitation.
NEW availability for therapy and evaluations for children and adults. As a neuropsychologist and health psychologist, I apply knowledge of brain-behavior relationships to evidence-based therapies. I am a clinical assistant professor and staff psychologist at NYU Langone Health. Most of my training has been at academic medical centers, such as Columbia University, Stony Brook Medicine, Hackensack Neuroscience Institute, and the Veteran's Administration. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CUNY Baruch College and William Paterson University. I supervise doctoral interns at Hamilton Madison House and NYU Rusk Rehabilitation.
(929) 383-5117 View (929) 383-5117
Photo of Elizabeth Felix, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth Felix
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Therapy is a collaborative process. Every individual is unique and going on this journey is the first step to you working towards becoming your best self. This looks different for everyone, so I like to start with a free consultation call so we can see if its a good fit. I have worked in Mental Health for over a decade. I have experience with crisis intervention in the community, working with individuals/families. For the last several years, my focus has been using talk therapy, with a mindfulness approach, assisting folks going through life transitions, experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and caregiver burnout.
Therapy is a collaborative process. Every individual is unique and going on this journey is the first step to you working towards becoming your best self. This looks different for everyone, so I like to start with a free consultation call so we can see if its a good fit. I have worked in Mental Health for over a decade. I have experience with crisis intervention in the community, working with individuals/families. For the last several years, my focus has been using talk therapy, with a mindfulness approach, assisting folks going through life transitions, experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and caregiver burnout.
(646) 849-2814 View (646) 849-2814
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Pamela Jane Beck
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I’ve been a practicing licensed psychologist for more than 40 years, helping people become the best versions of themselves. I believe talking to a non judgmental professional who understands your problems can help you gain perspectives on issues that may seem overwhelming and hopeless. I think the key to success is developing a strong relationship with the therapist so that we become a team. Together I help you help yourself; lead a happier, wiser and more fulfilling life. And i participate actively during our session so that therapy becomes a warm and safe environment to grow in all the ways you desire. .
I’ve been a practicing licensed psychologist for more than 40 years, helping people become the best versions of themselves. I believe talking to a non judgmental professional who understands your problems can help you gain perspectives on issues that may seem overwhelming and hopeless. I think the key to success is developing a strong relationship with the therapist so that we become a team. Together I help you help yourself; lead a happier, wiser and more fulfilling life. And i participate actively during our session so that therapy becomes a warm and safe environment to grow in all the ways you desire. .
(929) 203-8980 View (929) 203-8980
Photo of Sonia Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Sonia Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11213
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field for over 10 years. I graduated from Hunter College with a focus in clinical practice with individuals and families. In my years in the field I have served a wide range of clientele, from adolescents to adults. I specialize in working with those that suffer from trauma, generalized anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use and addiction issues. In addition, as a POC therapist, I am familiar with issues of race and how they can impact ones mental health.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field for over 10 years. I graduated from Hunter College with a focus in clinical practice with individuals and families. In my years in the field I have served a wide range of clientele, from adolescents to adults. I specialize in working with those that suffer from trauma, generalized anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use and addiction issues. In addition, as a POC therapist, I am familiar with issues of race and how they can impact ones mental health.
(929) 357-1886 View (929) 357-1886
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Daniel Rutimann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. I provide individualized treatment for clients with a variety of emotional and behavior problems - including depression, anxiety, anger, procrastination, school and work difficulties and trauma. I believe that effective treatment requires mutual trust and open communication between therapist and client and I strive to facilitate these conditions in my practice.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. I provide individualized treatment for clients with a variety of emotional and behavior problems - including depression, anxiety, anger, procrastination, school and work difficulties and trauma. I believe that effective treatment requires mutual trust and open communication between therapist and client and I strive to facilitate these conditions in my practice.
(718) 215-0485 View (718) 215-0485
Photo of Jean Halley- Expansive Therapy, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Jean Halley- Expansive Therapy
Counselor, MHC-LP
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I believe that our mental health is grounded in the social contexts where we live. It is normal to struggle at times, and psychotherapy is a beautiful way to heal; to connect and reconnect with oneself and others; and to gain essential support. From my own experience I am certain of therapy’s deeply healing potential. I have personal and working experience in gender-based violence, anti-racism, anxiety and LGBTQ+ lives. My therapy is feminist, queer-friendly, anti-racist and trauma-informed, and draws from mindfulness practice.
I believe that our mental health is grounded in the social contexts where we live. It is normal to struggle at times, and psychotherapy is a beautiful way to heal; to connect and reconnect with oneself and others; and to gain essential support. From my own experience I am certain of therapy’s deeply healing potential. I have personal and working experience in gender-based violence, anti-racism, anxiety and LGBTQ+ lives. My therapy is feminist, queer-friendly, anti-racist and trauma-informed, and draws from mindfulness practice.
(646) 859-4484 View (646) 859-4484
Photo of Jessica Asch, Creative Arts Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Jessica Asch
Creative Arts Therapist, MA, LCAT, RDT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
As a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), I believe that creativity is essential to the journey towards self-discovery and transformation. Through the lens of story, role, and metaphor I like to explore patterns that may no longer be serving you, while highlighting the parts of self that are adaptive. I work with people who have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, fertility/loss, relationship issues, learning challenges and other life obstacles. I work from an anti- oppressive and trauma informed lens.
As a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT), I believe that creativity is essential to the journey towards self-discovery and transformation. Through the lens of story, role, and metaphor I like to explore patterns that may no longer be serving you, while highlighting the parts of self that are adaptive. I work with people who have been impacted by trauma, depression, anxiety, fertility/loss, relationship issues, learning challenges and other life obstacles. I work from an anti- oppressive and trauma informed lens.
(516) 260-4374 View (516) 260-4374
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Daria Diakonova-Curtis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, and life transitions. My training has focused on helping people untangle the complex web of their past experiences to understand how they affect current thoughts and emotions. I am deeply committed to helping people overcome emotional challenges, grief reactions, and life stress, in order to lead lives full of hopefulness and meaning. I also work with bilingual and multicultural individuals, addressing concerns of immigration, identity, and relationships.
I am a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, and life transitions. My training has focused on helping people untangle the complex web of their past experiences to understand how they affect current thoughts and emotions. I am deeply committed to helping people overcome emotional challenges, grief reactions, and life stress, in order to lead lives full of hopefulness and meaning. I also work with bilingual and multicultural individuals, addressing concerns of immigration, identity, and relationships.
(646) 257-2122 View (646) 257-2122
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Richard Llanton
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
I primarily work in individual counseling. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and I come from a multicultural background. Whether it is PTSD, relationship problems, or depression, I am ready and willing to help you and adapt to your needs.
I primarily work in individual counseling. I am bilingual in Spanish and English and I come from a multicultural background. Whether it is PTSD, relationship problems, or depression, I am ready and willing to help you and adapt to your needs.
(718) 502-6135 View (718) 502-6135
Kate Fodaski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Too often, we feel we have become mired in our life—in our relationships, our sense of ourselves, our work, how to deal with a life transition, or our emotional experience. As your therapist, my goal is first and foremost to create an atmosphere of safety and trust, in which you can speak your feelings and thoughts freely and honestly. Then, together we can explore the unique experiences that have led to your current situation, and understand those behavioral patterns and ways of relating to ourself and others that may have been necessary solutions to past situations but now have become problematic.
Too often, we feel we have become mired in our life—in our relationships, our sense of ourselves, our work, how to deal with a life transition, or our emotional experience. As your therapist, my goal is first and foremost to create an atmosphere of safety and trust, in which you can speak your feelings and thoughts freely and honestly. Then, together we can explore the unique experiences that have led to your current situation, and understand those behavioral patterns and ways of relating to ourself and others that may have been necessary solutions to past situations but now have become problematic.
(929) 205-4967 View (929) 205-4967

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Brooklyn, NY see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
19% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Brooklyn?

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.