Therapists in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

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Cheryl Donald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221
I have a servant's heart when assisting others in the pursuit of their full potential. As a psychotherapist and life coach, I view myself as a catalyst for change in my clients' lives. I pro-actively utilize a culturally sensitive, solution-focused approach that is directed toward developing and achieving your vision of possible solutions to your personal life struggles. Sessions are offered both virtually and in a private office setting that allows for social distancing.
I have a servant's heart when assisting others in the pursuit of their full potential. As a psychotherapist and life coach, I view myself as a catalyst for change in my clients' lives. I pro-actively utilize a culturally sensitive, solution-focused approach that is directed toward developing and achieving your vision of possible solutions to your personal life struggles. Sessions are offered both virtually and in a private office setting that allows for social distancing.
(646) 783-1514 View (646) 783-1514
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Miriam Kagan
Art Therapist, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Seeking therapy or mental health counseling is a brave and arduous step in your healing journey. My goal is to make it as soothing and comforting as possible through a person-centered and strength-based approach; to allow the most growth to occur for you to reach your goals. I am a licensed creative arts therapist, trained in utilizing the visual arts to assist in the therapeutic process with a Master’s degree in Creativity Development and Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute.
Seeking therapy or mental health counseling is a brave and arduous step in your healing journey. My goal is to make it as soothing and comforting as possible through a person-centered and strength-based approach; to allow the most growth to occur for you to reach your goals. I am a licensed creative arts therapist, trained in utilizing the visual arts to assist in the therapeutic process with a Master’s degree in Creativity Development and Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute.
(347) 923-6350 View (347) 923-6350
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Emily Ly
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking the first major step in your therapeutic journey! Life is full of challenges and difficult experiences, but you don't have to go through them alone. I strive to create a warm and inviting space where you feel safe and supported so our collaborative relationship can flourish.
Congratulations on taking the first major step in your therapeutic journey! Life is full of challenges and difficult experiences, but you don't have to go through them alone. I strive to create a warm and inviting space where you feel safe and supported so our collaborative relationship can flourish.
(347) 765-2750 View (347) 765-2750
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Georgie Landy
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Do you fantasize about goals and dreams but find it nearly impossible to achieve? Do you feel disconnected from the ones around you? Do you crave change in your life but feel trapped in the endless possibilities of how? Is there a particular stressor(s) hanging over your head like a dark cloud? You're not alone in seeking help. And you won't be alone in the process of healing.
Do you fantasize about goals and dreams but find it nearly impossible to achieve? Do you feel disconnected from the ones around you? Do you crave change in your life but feel trapped in the endless possibilities of how? Is there a particular stressor(s) hanging over your head like a dark cloud? You're not alone in seeking help. And you won't be alone in the process of healing.
(347) 464-0237 View (347) 464-0237
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Elaine Corcoran
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
For as long as you can remember, there’s been a shadow hanging over you. You can’t see or name it, but it’s always there. Even in your happiest moments, you can feel a constant threat lurking behind you. Lately, you’ve begun to wonder if it has to do with pain from your childhood. Long-forgotten memories have started flooding back without warning. All at once, your heart pounds, and muscles tense. And in a flash, you’re right back to feeling like that scared child you once were. You want to talk about it, but you’re afraid of opening the emotional floodgates you’ve been desperately holding shut for decades. It feels impossible.
For as long as you can remember, there’s been a shadow hanging over you. You can’t see or name it, but it’s always there. Even in your happiest moments, you can feel a constant threat lurking behind you. Lately, you’ve begun to wonder if it has to do with pain from your childhood. Long-forgotten memories have started flooding back without warning. All at once, your heart pounds, and muscles tense. And in a flash, you’re right back to feeling like that scared child you once were. You want to talk about it, but you’re afraid of opening the emotional floodgates you’ve been desperately holding shut for decades. It feels impossible.
(332) 239-1606 View (332) 239-1606
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Draykar Granderson
MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237
I am a Mental Health Professional providing care to adults and children for over 9 years. I work with diverse and marginalized individuals and communities providing trauma-informed treatment to individuals and families.
I am a Mental Health Professional providing care to adults and children for over 9 years. I work with diverse and marginalized individuals and communities providing trauma-informed treatment to individuals and families.
(929) 581-7592 View (929) 581-7592
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Niccole Rosa
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221
I have 10 years working in the mental health field and have worked with a wide range of populations.
I have 10 years working in the mental health field and have worked with a wide range of populations.
(347) 727-1767 View (347) 727-1767
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Stephanie Sanz
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with stressors that disrupts daily functioning, affects work, hurts relationships, and overall well-being? Do you feeling like life is passing you by or are confused about the next step in your life? Or perhaps you experience uncontrollable negative feelings, intrusive thoughts, or bad behaviors that prevents you from living a full and happy life. You want to learn how to stop the excessive worry, begin to live your life with hope and excitement, and have more motivation and energy to pursue your greatest ambitions but you just don't know where to start. If this is you, then you've found the right practice.
Are you struggling with stressors that disrupts daily functioning, affects work, hurts relationships, and overall well-being? Do you feeling like life is passing you by or are confused about the next step in your life? Or perhaps you experience uncontrollable negative feelings, intrusive thoughts, or bad behaviors that prevents you from living a full and happy life. You want to learn how to stop the excessive worry, begin to live your life with hope and excitement, and have more motivation and energy to pursue your greatest ambitions but you just don't know where to start. If this is you, then you've found the right practice.
(347) 848-1271 View (347) 848-1271
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Dena Duke
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
My clients inspire me daily because they do the hard work of self-reflecting and exploring the messy parts of being a human in this complex world. I work best with folks who are tired of being in pain, and sick of the labels, expectations, and even diagnoses that have been placed on them. I believe you are the author of your own story and you are the expert on your own life. I am here to be a witness to the difficulties you have lived through, help you see them clearly, and gain perspective to empower you to rewrite your story on your terms.
My clients inspire me daily because they do the hard work of self-reflecting and exploring the messy parts of being a human in this complex world. I work best with folks who are tired of being in pain, and sick of the labels, expectations, and even diagnoses that have been placed on them. I believe you are the author of your own story and you are the expert on your own life. I am here to be a witness to the difficulties you have lived through, help you see them clearly, and gain perspective to empower you to rewrite your story on your terms.
(689) 407-6758 View (689) 407-6758
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Courtney Ann Bouchard
Art Therapist, LCAT, MPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237
Out-of-pocket VIRTUAL fee $100. I accept Cigna. I believe that we never lose our creative spark, and that with the right tools, it can be accessed and implemented as a healing force. With creative expression, we can imagine real life scenarios through multiple lenses, and look into the past and the future through different perspectives. No matter your age, art-making can be used to make sense of our emotional landscape, foster self-compassion and organize our thoughts. I utilize an integrative approach that marries both Art Therapy and traditional psychotherapy. No experience using art materials is needed!
Out-of-pocket VIRTUAL fee $100. I accept Cigna. I believe that we never lose our creative spark, and that with the right tools, it can be accessed and implemented as a healing force. With creative expression, we can imagine real life scenarios through multiple lenses, and look into the past and the future through different perspectives. No matter your age, art-making can be used to make sense of our emotional landscape, foster self-compassion and organize our thoughts. I utilize an integrative approach that marries both Art Therapy and traditional psychotherapy. No experience using art materials is needed!
(718) 785-8267 View (718) 785-8267
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Eric Almond
LMSW
Verified Verified
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
As a proud Queer Black cis-man, I bring a rich blend of personal and professional experiences to my practice. Grounded in an intersectional and humanistic approach, I aim to address the diverse facets of your identities in navigating today's world. I firmly believe in our capacity to shape our destinies, and I am dedicated to guiding you toward realizing your fullest potential by providing a safe and empowering space for growth and self-discovery.
As a proud Queer Black cis-man, I bring a rich blend of personal and professional experiences to my practice. Grounded in an intersectional and humanistic approach, I aim to address the diverse facets of your identities in navigating today's world. I firmly believe in our capacity to shape our destinies, and I am dedicated to guiding you toward realizing your fullest potential by providing a safe and empowering space for growth and self-discovery.
(929) 430-2968 View (929) 430-2968
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Sonia Sears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11207  (Online Only)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 16 years post graduate experience. I've had the pleasure of working with client's who have taken on the courageous task of overcoming trauma, anxiety, grief/loss, or an overwhelming life transition. Working with those who needed assistance maintaining their diagnosis or those exercising their ability to maintain overall good mental health. My clients range from 13 years of age to over 65 from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I currently have openings for couples and would love the opportunity to work with you and your partner on your journey as well. Book a FREE phone consultation on my website
Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 16 years post graduate experience. I've had the pleasure of working with client's who have taken on the courageous task of overcoming trauma, anxiety, grief/loss, or an overwhelming life transition. Working with those who needed assistance maintaining their diagnosis or those exercising their ability to maintain overall good mental health. My clients range from 13 years of age to over 65 from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I currently have openings for couples and would love the opportunity to work with you and your partner on your journey as well. Book a FREE phone consultation on my website
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Laticia Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
Hello, my name's Tish. Are you tired of feeling listened to but not heard? Are you in a slump and need some encouragement? Are you frustrated with the constant patronizing and invalidation of your life experiences? Do you seek warm, compassionate, non-judgmental care in a world that is constantly testing you and pushing you to your limits? If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, I would like to help. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, are unsure of next steps to take in life, making sense of past traumas, or managing daily stressors of this complex thing called life, I can help you.
Hello, my name's Tish. Are you tired of feeling listened to but not heard? Are you in a slump and need some encouragement? Are you frustrated with the constant patronizing and invalidation of your life experiences? Do you seek warm, compassionate, non-judgmental care in a world that is constantly testing you and pushing you to your limits? If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, I would like to help. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, are unsure of next steps to take in life, making sense of past traumas, or managing daily stressors of this complex thing called life, I can help you.
(347) 851-8099 View (347) 851-8099
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Tex Gibson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11206  (Online Only)
Specializing in LGBT/Kink/Poly/SW populations, I have extensive experience engaging with people across the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender expression, and power role identification. I provide a holistic, non-pathologizing counseling and sex therapy experience for individuals and partners that celebrates the diversity of consensual adult sexuality, identity, and relationship structures. My background includes 20 years as a member, mentor and educator in New York City’s sex positive and BDSM communities. Together we can explore how your life and general ways of being serve you...or fail to...and what can be done about it.
Specializing in LGBT/Kink/Poly/SW populations, I have extensive experience engaging with people across the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender expression, and power role identification. I provide a holistic, non-pathologizing counseling and sex therapy experience for individuals and partners that celebrates the diversity of consensual adult sexuality, identity, and relationship structures. My background includes 20 years as a member, mentor and educator in New York City’s sex positive and BDSM communities. Together we can explore how your life and general ways of being serve you...or fail to...and what can be done about it.
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Rachel K Matza-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
LMHC
Verified Verified
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf" is a Jon Kabat-Zinn quote relevant to these challenging times. I help individuals become less stressed and more available to pursue their goals. Therapy should be a positive experience for you where you feel heard and supported and gain new insights into your feelings and experiences. Our sessions will focus on you becoming restored and replenished with more energy for the things you value. Whether you are experiencing a short term challenge or ongoing struggle, therapy will help you discover new approaches and perspectives in resolving obstacles in your path.
"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf" is a Jon Kabat-Zinn quote relevant to these challenging times. I help individuals become less stressed and more available to pursue their goals. Therapy should be a positive experience for you where you feel heard and supported and gain new insights into your feelings and experiences. Our sessions will focus on you becoming restored and replenished with more energy for the things you value. Whether you are experiencing a short term challenge or ongoing struggle, therapy will help you discover new approaches and perspectives in resolving obstacles in your path.
(646) 846-4079 View (646) 846-4079
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Alison Rivera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Alison Rivera, a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and growth. Life is full of twists and turns, but with the right guidance, you can navigate through them with confidence. With a background spanning college-based, private practice, and acute psychiatric settings, I bring a wealth of diverse experiences to our therapeutic journey. At Metro Peace Psychotherapy, the therapeutic space is yours to explore, to express, and to evolve.
Hello! I'm Alison Rivera, a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) here to support you on your journey of self-discovery and growth. Life is full of twists and turns, but with the right guidance, you can navigate through them with confidence. With a background spanning college-based, private practice, and acute psychiatric settings, I bring a wealth of diverse experiences to our therapeutic journey. At Metro Peace Psychotherapy, the therapeutic space is yours to explore, to express, and to evolve.
(929) 822-7023 View (929) 822-7023
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Evelyn Parker
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11221
I believe that therapy is a space to tell your unique story, where your lived experience will be received, honored, and validated without judgment. I support clients through a variety of challenges, such as exploring identity, navigating transitions, strengthening relationships, processing trauma, and coping with stress. As a queer, gender non-binary therapist, I am particularly passionate about providing sexuality- and gender-affirming therapy to queer and trans clients of all ages. I prioritize queer joy and gender euphoria in the therapeutic space, and strive to create a safe haven for clients to explore their identities.
I believe that therapy is a space to tell your unique story, where your lived experience will be received, honored, and validated without judgment. I support clients through a variety of challenges, such as exploring identity, navigating transitions, strengthening relationships, processing trauma, and coping with stress. As a queer, gender non-binary therapist, I am particularly passionate about providing sexuality- and gender-affirming therapy to queer and trans clients of all ages. I prioritize queer joy and gender euphoria in the therapeutic space, and strive to create a safe haven for clients to explore their identities.
(718) 550-2539 View (718) 550-2539
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Courtney Blashki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
Are you finding it challenging to manage the everyday stresses of life? Are you seeking support in processing and healing from past traumatic experiences? Do persistent feelings of sadness and worry hinder you from moving forward? If lingering emotions are acting as roadblocks to your progress, know that you don't have to face them alone. In my therapeutic work I offer a warm, compassionate, and empathetic approach to therapy, with a touch of humor to foster a comfortable environment. My guiding principle is that you are the pilot, and I am the co-pilot partnering with you in your journey to healing.
Are you finding it challenging to manage the everyday stresses of life? Are you seeking support in processing and healing from past traumatic experiences? Do persistent feelings of sadness and worry hinder you from moving forward? If lingering emotions are acting as roadblocks to your progress, know that you don't have to face them alone. In my therapeutic work I offer a warm, compassionate, and empathetic approach to therapy, with a touch of humor to foster a comfortable environment. My guiding principle is that you are the pilot, and I am the co-pilot partnering with you in your journey to healing.
(718) 804-5947 View (718) 804-5947
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Victoria Mancini
Art Therapist, LCAT, MA, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11233  (Online Only)
Hi! I’m Victoria Mancini, a Psychotherapist & Creative Arts Therapist serving the state of New York through telehealth. A collaborative relationship is the foundation of my practice. Therapy can be challenging enough already! I want you to feel comfortable to “come as you are” and leave feeling supported & heard. It is my goal for you to better understand your feelings and how they affect your body, to develop the confidence to speak your truth, advocate for yourself and find the joy in being your own unique & authentic self
Hi! I’m Victoria Mancini, a Psychotherapist & Creative Arts Therapist serving the state of New York through telehealth. A collaborative relationship is the foundation of my practice. Therapy can be challenging enough already! I want you to feel comfortable to “come as you are” and leave feeling supported & heard. It is my goal for you to better understand your feelings and how they affect your body, to develop the confidence to speak your truth, advocate for yourself and find the joy in being your own unique & authentic self
(347) 941-1452 View (347) 941-1452
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Amber Nieto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237  (Online Only)
There are moments in life where we may feel overwhelmed, stuck, or like we are not meeting our full potential. I am dedicated to helping clients work through these challenging times and aligning with their best selves. Together we will process emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that impact your daily life. I will encourage ongoing feedback and challenge you to implement newly developed skills and insight into your everyday life. I have experience working in healthcare, outpatient mental health, and residential treatment.
There are moments in life where we may feel overwhelmed, stuck, or like we are not meeting our full potential. I am dedicated to helping clients work through these challenging times and aligning with their best selves. Together we will process emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that impact your daily life. I will encourage ongoing feedback and challenge you to implement newly developed skills and insight into your everyday life. I have experience working in healthcare, outpatient mental health, and residential treatment.
(347) 763-6046 View (347) 763-6046

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Number of Therapists in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
95% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
81% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

74% Female
20% Male
6% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Bushwick, 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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