Therapists in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

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Flora Margolis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Have you recently had a baby or is your due date right around the corner? The excitement is probably starting to wear off and the exhaustion and fears are setting in. This period of your life is full of overwhelming changes. Just getting out of the house with a newborn may feel like a challenge. I am a licensed clinical social worker that focuses on providing supportive, nonjudgmental therapy in a comfortable environment for new parents. This can be a scary time for everyone and it is important to remember that you do not have to go through it alone.
Have you recently had a baby or is your due date right around the corner? The excitement is probably starting to wear off and the exhaustion and fears are setting in. This period of your life is full of overwhelming changes. Just getting out of the house with a newborn may feel like a challenge. I am a licensed clinical social worker that focuses on providing supportive, nonjudgmental therapy in a comfortable environment for new parents. This can be a scary time for everyone and it is important to remember that you do not have to go through it alone.
(646) 462-4417 View (646) 462-4417
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Farjana Akhtar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215
An ideal client would possibly seeking out support and guidance when struggling with a current experience or still processing an experience of the past. The clients goal will be to work on their selves with the help of the therapist to better understand their own needs and wishes. Their goal would be to navigate and heal themselves so that they may work on learning to accept themselves.
An ideal client would possibly seeking out support and guidance when struggling with a current experience or still processing an experience of the past. The clients goal will be to work on their selves with the help of the therapist to better understand their own needs and wishes. Their goal would be to navigate and heal themselves so that they may work on learning to accept themselves.
(646) 798-4172 View (646) 798-4172
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Lois Rose
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
As a clinical psychologist my goal is to help clients find ways to help themselves be happier and more satisfied with their lives. People usually come to therapy because they are suffering in some way: perhaps anxious or depressed or they have trouble finding or sustaining meaningful relationships. The goal of treatment is to begin to talk openly and honestly about the obstacles in ones life and to think about how to move forward. I will work toward putting you in charge of your own well being, but I will also work carefully to ensure you are safe and well cared for: this will be a collaborative effort.
As a clinical psychologist my goal is to help clients find ways to help themselves be happier and more satisfied with their lives. People usually come to therapy because they are suffering in some way: perhaps anxious or depressed or they have trouble finding or sustaining meaningful relationships. The goal of treatment is to begin to talk openly and honestly about the obstacles in ones life and to think about how to move forward. I will work toward putting you in charge of your own well being, but I will also work carefully to ensure you are safe and well cared for: this will be a collaborative effort.
(718) 757-2169 View (718) 757-2169
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Tori Maidenberg
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
Tori has extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, including DBT, CBT, Exposure Therapy, and Couples/Family Therapy. She was a fellow in Columbia University’s DBT Training Program and trained by the renowned Behavioral Tech Institute. Working with adolescents through adulthood, Tori has cultivated a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. Her focus lies in the treatment of emotional and interpersonal dysregulation, OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and couples/family issues.
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Mary McGregor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Are you asking yourself, what is a sustainable, meaningful, purposeful life? Maybe you worry you can't be a good partner or parent, or fear you have lost yourself in the race for security and success. I'm here to remind you that you can trust yourself, you've been here all along.
Are you asking yourself, what is a sustainable, meaningful, purposeful life? Maybe you worry you can't be a good partner or parent, or fear you have lost yourself in the race for security and success. I'm here to remind you that you can trust yourself, you've been here all along.
(332) 206-6901 View (332) 206-6901
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Leeza Lorenzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
The struggles of day to day can sometimes leave us feeling exhausted in navigating life’s challenges. In therapy we develop the ability to better tolerate the difficult and uncomfortable emotions and feelings. We build skills and tools to practice when those moments happen, creating a full and authentic life.
The struggles of day to day can sometimes leave us feeling exhausted in navigating life’s challenges. In therapy we develop the ability to better tolerate the difficult and uncomfortable emotions and feelings. We build skills and tools to practice when those moments happen, creating a full and authentic life.
(646) 663-5428 View (646) 663-5428
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Alyssa Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
I am a practicing psychotherapist based in Brooklyn, NY. I work with adults across the lifespan, adolescents and children. I also provide parent-infant therapy, designed to support early bonding and secure attachment. I have a specialization in working with adults and children diagnosed with a chronic or life threatening illness as well as supporting their family members. I have experience in grief work and support those struggling with complex grief.
I am a practicing psychotherapist based in Brooklyn, NY. I work with adults across the lifespan, adolescents and children. I also provide parent-infant therapy, designed to support early bonding and secure attachment. I have a specialization in working with adults and children diagnosed with a chronic or life threatening illness as well as supporting their family members. I have experience in grief work and support those struggling with complex grief.
(929) 305-1874 View (929) 305-1874
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Cydni Kantor-Fields
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Not accepting new clients
The hardest things we can ever do are identify what makes us the way we are and challenge our mindset to support ourselves in becoming the person we want to be. Throughout our lives we create tools and mindsets to support ourselves in living in a world full of troubling experiences and struggling transitions. Eventually we reflect and see that our mental health is a product of our strength to survive the difficulties we have endured.
The hardest things we can ever do are identify what makes us the way we are and challenge our mindset to support ourselves in becoming the person we want to be. Throughout our lives we create tools and mindsets to support ourselves in living in a world full of troubling experiences and struggling transitions. Eventually we reflect and see that our mental health is a product of our strength to survive the difficulties we have endured.
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Grace Slifkin
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Grace works with clients to translate her deep expertise into tangible tools for a life with less worry and more presence, confidence, and connection. She has received exceptional training in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, and SPACE at leading hospitals and private practices. She specializes in supporting pre-teens, teens, and adults facing anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic, social anxiety, ARFID, emetophobia, body dysmorphia, perfectionism, and anxiety related to chronic illness and gastrointestinal issues. Grace also works with caregivers of children with behavioral issues, OCD, and anxiety using evidence-based parenting interventions.
Grace works with clients to translate her deep expertise into tangible tools for a life with less worry and more presence, confidence, and connection. She has received exceptional training in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT, and SPACE at leading hospitals and private practices. She specializes in supporting pre-teens, teens, and adults facing anxiety disorders such as OCD, panic, social anxiety, ARFID, emetophobia, body dysmorphia, perfectionism, and anxiety related to chronic illness and gastrointestinal issues. Grace also works with caregivers of children with behavioral issues, OCD, and anxiety using evidence-based parenting interventions.
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Christine Forte
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Christine Forte has more than a decade of experience working as a helping professional and is passionate in her quest to inspire others. She believes firmly that within every individual lie all of the capabilities that they need to live their fullest life. As such, throughout her career she has sought further ways to advance the well-being, healing and happiness of those she works with.
Christine Forte has more than a decade of experience working as a helping professional and is passionate in her quest to inspire others. She believes firmly that within every individual lie all of the capabilities that they need to live their fullest life. As such, throughout her career she has sought further ways to advance the well-being, healing and happiness of those she works with.
(929) 556-4935 View (929) 556-4935
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Matthew Morse
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from runaway anxiety and stress? Perhaps you feel too "on edge" or irritable and physically tense? If so, you also probably don't sleep well at night. Maybe in order to function, you've also developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, weed, or another substance and would like to learn to enjoy your drug(s) of choice in a measured and less harmful manner? Maybe you're struggling with a major life transition, such as starting a new career, a serious medical diagnosis, a divorce or the death of a loved one? Life can be wildly unfair, and sometimes the piling on of stressors can be overwhelming.
Do you suffer from runaway anxiety and stress? Perhaps you feel too "on edge" or irritable and physically tense? If so, you also probably don't sleep well at night. Maybe in order to function, you've also developed an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, weed, or another substance and would like to learn to enjoy your drug(s) of choice in a measured and less harmful manner? Maybe you're struggling with a major life transition, such as starting a new career, a serious medical diagnosis, a divorce or the death of a loved one? Life can be wildly unfair, and sometimes the piling on of stressors can be overwhelming.
(347) 647-6983 View (347) 647-6983
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Dr. Tara Deliberto
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
Therapy is a secure and private place for you to actively learn new ways of coping. I believe the most compassionate approach to therapy is to non-judgmentally teach concrete skills that have been shown by research to work. Whether you're under a lot of stress, feeling anxious / depressed, or are struggling with accepting your body, we can work together to develop and execute a plan. Your treatment will be results-oriented. Together, we will monitor your wellbeing over time and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that we are making progress.
Therapy is a secure and private place for you to actively learn new ways of coping. I believe the most compassionate approach to therapy is to non-judgmentally teach concrete skills that have been shown by research to work. Whether you're under a lot of stress, feeling anxious / depressed, or are struggling with accepting your body, we can work together to develop and execute a plan. Your treatment will be results-oriented. Together, we will monitor your wellbeing over time and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that we are making progress.
(929) 552-3452 View (929) 552-3452
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Valerie Morales
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
The collective grief of the pandemic has left us facing anxiety and unstability we may have already been managing before, but it's now magnified by the loss of so much of what we remember having. Emerging feelings can include grief, depression, relationship issues, parenting stress, and even anger. This can leave us feeling isolated and alone as we struggle to navigate through the monotony and difficulties of our new every day.
The collective grief of the pandemic has left us facing anxiety and unstability we may have already been managing before, but it's now magnified by the loss of so much of what we remember having. Emerging feelings can include grief, depression, relationship issues, parenting stress, and even anger. This can leave us feeling isolated and alone as we struggle to navigate through the monotony and difficulties of our new every day.
(929) 296-8948 View (929) 296-8948
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Kerstin Hecker
PhD (c), SEP, HC
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
Most therapy approaches focus on understanding ourselves intellectually, thereby engaging the left side of our brain. Yet, sustainable change happens through whole-mind integration, where the body, brain, as well as relational field are parts of the healing process. Using a blend of Somatic Experiencing®, Trauma and Attachment Therapy, Depth Psychology, and Dream Analysis, Somatic Counseling offers the body and psyche the support needed to discharge, renegotiate and reorganize locked-in fight, flight and freeze responses that are stored in the nervous system. A process that is compassionate and respectful to your needs and rhythm.
Most therapy approaches focus on understanding ourselves intellectually, thereby engaging the left side of our brain. Yet, sustainable change happens through whole-mind integration, where the body, brain, as well as relational field are parts of the healing process. Using a blend of Somatic Experiencing®, Trauma and Attachment Therapy, Depth Psychology, and Dream Analysis, Somatic Counseling offers the body and psyche the support needed to discharge, renegotiate and reorganize locked-in fight, flight and freeze responses that are stored in the nervous system. A process that is compassionate and respectful to your needs and rhythm.
(561) 556-3202 View (561) 556-3202
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Maura Sheehy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Waitlist for new clients
Change, growth, and healing are possible for everyone. Using a warm, interactive approach we'll listen to your feelings and thoughts to discover what you need and want in order to feel more alive, fulfilled, and freer to know yourself, be yourself, and express yourself. We'll find the practical strategies and the deeper understanding that will help you to shift patterns of behavior and thought, and sort out relationships. Even when conflict and confusion, sadness, anger, fragmentation, loneliness, fear, stuckness (or any other feeling) seems ever-present, we can heal and change.
Change, growth, and healing are possible for everyone. Using a warm, interactive approach we'll listen to your feelings and thoughts to discover what you need and want in order to feel more alive, fulfilled, and freer to know yourself, be yourself, and express yourself. We'll find the practical strategies and the deeper understanding that will help you to shift patterns of behavior and thought, and sort out relationships. Even when conflict and confusion, sadness, anger, fragmentation, loneliness, fear, stuckness (or any other feeling) seems ever-present, we can heal and change.
(646) 600-8113 View (646) 600-8113
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Santos Vales
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
Life experiences can bring pain and conflict resulting in depression, anxiety and coping with substances. I frequently hear the expression of loneliness, emptiness and feeling unfulfilled in people's lives and the sadness, disappointment and anger over relationships with themselves, partners, family and friends that fail to satisfy those needs. Experience has taught me that feeling heard and understood generates a sense of hope and stimulates movement toward insight through exploration and examination of one's inner life. Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers the framework and space for this work, leading to corrective emotional experiences and a more satisfying life and relationships.
Life experiences can bring pain and conflict resulting in depression, anxiety and coping with substances. I frequently hear the expression of loneliness, emptiness and feeling unfulfilled in people's lives and the sadness, disappointment and anger over relationships with themselves, partners, family and friends that fail to satisfy those needs. Experience has taught me that feeling heard and understood generates a sense of hope and stimulates movement toward insight through exploration and examination of one's inner life. Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers the framework and space for this work, leading to corrective emotional experiences and a more satisfying life and relationships.
(718) 757-2073 View (718) 757-2073
Photo of Rachel Agin, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rachel Agin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215
There are times in life when we may feel stuck in unhealthy patterns that feel difficult to overcome. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, unhealthy coping strategies, low self-esteem, and those navigating life transitions. My approach to therapy emphasizes self-acceptance while working towards lasting change necessary for life fulfillment. I practice from a strengths-based perspective and work collaboratively with clients to develop an individualized approach to treatment that meets their specific needs.
There are times in life when we may feel stuck in unhealthy patterns that feel difficult to overcome. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, unhealthy coping strategies, low self-esteem, and those navigating life transitions. My approach to therapy emphasizes self-acceptance while working towards lasting change necessary for life fulfillment. I practice from a strengths-based perspective and work collaboratively with clients to develop an individualized approach to treatment that meets their specific needs.
(646) 828-1654 View (646) 828-1654
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Brooklyn Child Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Therapy can look and feel very different with each provider. You or your child may have seen therapists in the past who were not able to make a meaningful connection. Or maybe your child has never seen a therapist. At Brooklyn Child Therapy, we work to first build a strong, trusting, empathetic relationship. BCT's goal is to support you and your child by providing a safe space to explore emotions and life experiences, and to practice useful thinking and behavioral strategies. Neurodivergence is welcome and celebrated.
Therapy can look and feel very different with each provider. You or your child may have seen therapists in the past who were not able to make a meaningful connection. Or maybe your child has never seen a therapist. At Brooklyn Child Therapy, we work to first build a strong, trusting, empathetic relationship. BCT's goal is to support you and your child by providing a safe space to explore emotions and life experiences, and to practice useful thinking and behavioral strategies. Neurodivergence is welcome and celebrated.
(347) 308-6144 View (347) 308-6144
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Kav Counseling - for Creative Professionals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ESQ
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215
The artistic community hasn't gotten the support it needs and many artists leave the industry or spend years struggling with dire financial and serious mental health issues. Our goal is to help our clients build sustainable careers where possible by helping solve the problems related to their mental, relational and financial functioning which impede artistic work. Kav Counseling operates with the implicit sense that a creative life can work. Dreams can find realization. Creative fulfillment and the fullest expression of one's art and life is possible and probable.
The artistic community hasn't gotten the support it needs and many artists leave the industry or spend years struggling with dire financial and serious mental health issues. Our goal is to help our clients build sustainable careers where possible by helping solve the problems related to their mental, relational and financial functioning which impede artistic work. Kav Counseling operates with the implicit sense that a creative life can work. Dreams can find realization. Creative fulfillment and the fullest expression of one's art and life is possible and probable.
(929) 822-4634 View (929) 822-4634
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Against the Odds Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Life is hard- therapy doesn't have to be! I work hard to create a judgement-free and open space where we work to build deep trust. Compassion, empathy, and sense of humor are an integral part of my practice. I am patient and recognize that relationships are built over time and will work to earn your trust: not expect or demand it. This is the basis on which I've built strong relationships with my long-term clients.
Life is hard- therapy doesn't have to be! I work hard to create a judgement-free and open space where we work to build deep trust. Compassion, empathy, and sense of humor are an integral part of my practice. I am patient and recognize that relationships are built over time and will work to earn your trust: not expect or demand it. This is the basis on which I've built strong relationships with my long-term clients.
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Number of Therapists in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

300+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
77% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
70% Grief
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Aetna
60% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
53% Oxford

How Therapists in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carroll Gardens, 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.