Therapists in Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

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Jessica Wolfarth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles.
My counseling style is pretty laid back. I have been described as supportive, caring, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor. I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles.
(646) 759-4434 View (646) 759-4434
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Nisreen Osseili
Counselor, EdM, MA, MHC-LP
Not Verified Not Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
I believe we long to be ourselves in a society that socializes us to feel and internalize inadequacy. We often find ourselves recreating patterns as a means to cope. Perhaps you have done some self-reflection and are seeking a deeper understanding or have not yet had the opportunity to explore and bring these patterns into awareness at all. In joining with you wherever you may be, I aim to help you strengthen your emotional awareness and develop a greater sense of introspection. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples around various interrelated concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-worth, sexuality,
I believe we long to be ourselves in a society that socializes us to feel and internalize inadequacy. We often find ourselves recreating patterns as a means to cope. Perhaps you have done some self-reflection and are seeking a deeper understanding or have not yet had the opportunity to explore and bring these patterns into awareness at all. In joining with you wherever you may be, I aim to help you strengthen your emotional awareness and develop a greater sense of introspection. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples around various interrelated concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-worth, sexuality,
(646) 291-2204 View (646) 291-2204
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Chianne Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Chianne Green, LMSW, received her Bachelors degree in Psychology, from Adelphi University and her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. Chianne has experience working with adolescents, adults, and seniors in various settings, including school-based programs, homeless shelters, and private practice settings, to address a variety of mental health diagnoses such as Anxiety, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Throughout her experience, Chianne has helped individuals understand their diagnosis, triggers, and how it impacts their interpersonal relationships and current functioning.
Chianne Green, LMSW, received her Bachelors degree in Psychology, from Adelphi University and her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. Chianne has experience working with adolescents, adults, and seniors in various settings, including school-based programs, homeless shelters, and private practice settings, to address a variety of mental health diagnoses such as Anxiety, Depression, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Throughout her experience, Chianne has helped individuals understand their diagnosis, triggers, and how it impacts their interpersonal relationships and current functioning.
(347) 713-9824 View (347) 713-9824
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E. Focus Mental Health PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
Its a pleasure to welcome you to my page! Please feel free to call if you are ready to book your first session. Seeking a counselor can be very challenging but this is the first move forward, and its a decision that will impact your life. There are few things to help you decide if we are a good match. I can provide support, with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, life coaching, substance abuse and addiction, anger management... I look forward to working with you.
Its a pleasure to welcome you to my page! Please feel free to call if you are ready to book your first session. Seeking a counselor can be very challenging but this is the first move forward, and its a decision that will impact your life. There are few things to help you decide if we are a good match. I can provide support, with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues, life coaching, substance abuse and addiction, anger management... I look forward to working with you.
(718) 717-1097 View (718) 717-1097
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Greta Jean Klaber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242
I have a warm, direct, and relational style and my approach is depth oriented and trauma informed, combining elements of both talk therapy and somatic therapy. This more holistic approach welcomes all facets of the individual, which I believe is integral to creating deeper self knowledge and lasting change. Our work together may incorporate mindfulness exercises, the development of tools for emotional and physical regulation, and the cultivation of curiosity about the interrelatedness of our bodily experiences with our thoughts and emotions.
I have a warm, direct, and relational style and my approach is depth oriented and trauma informed, combining elements of both talk therapy and somatic therapy. This more holistic approach welcomes all facets of the individual, which I believe is integral to creating deeper self knowledge and lasting change. Our work together may incorporate mindfulness exercises, the development of tools for emotional and physical regulation, and the cultivation of curiosity about the interrelatedness of our bodily experiences with our thoughts and emotions.
(347) 579-0933 View (347) 579-0933
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Sophie Karp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Engaging in psychotherapy is a courageous act, and I have a great deal of respect for people taking steps toward healing. I am a licensed psychologist providing relational psychodynamic therapy for young adults (primarily 20s and 30s) struggling with early family trauma, perfectionism and self-criticism, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, identity concerns, body image and eating concerns, anxiety, depression, and more. I provide a warm, open, accepting space, knowing that it is necessary to feel safe and understood before you can experiment with change and growth.
Engaging in psychotherapy is a courageous act, and I have a great deal of respect for people taking steps toward healing. I am a licensed psychologist providing relational psychodynamic therapy for young adults (primarily 20s and 30s) struggling with early family trauma, perfectionism and self-criticism, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, identity concerns, body image and eating concerns, anxiety, depression, and more. I provide a warm, open, accepting space, knowing that it is necessary to feel safe and understood before you can experiment with change and growth.
(646) 681-6312 View (646) 681-6312
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Emma Sullivan
Counselor, LMHC, EdS
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy can be a powerful space to build insight, process openly, and strengthen our personal relationships. Whether you have been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or dissatisfied with areas of your life, I will work with you to tailor treatment to your unique needs.
Therapy can be a powerful space to build insight, process openly, and strengthen our personal relationships. Whether you have been feeling stuck, overwhelmed, anxious, or dissatisfied with areas of your life, I will work with you to tailor treatment to your unique needs.
(929) 203-3602 View (929) 203-3602
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Jennifer Nathan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Accepting New Clients as of March 2024- Anxiety, frustration, worry and other challenges can keep us from experiencing joy, success, fulfillment and connection with loved ones. I believe that no matter how stuck or out of control one may feel, healing and growth are always possible.
Accepting New Clients as of March 2024- Anxiety, frustration, worry and other challenges can keep us from experiencing joy, success, fulfillment and connection with loved ones. I believe that no matter how stuck or out of control one may feel, healing and growth are always possible.
(646) 681-4275 View (646) 681-4275
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Sexual Addiction Sex Misbehavior Infidelity Expert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , SOTS
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases.
Absolute sexual addiction elite level expert, 26 years & 45,000 hours sexual misbehavior specialist psychotherapy provided, faster recovery. Evidence based research oriented treating of Infidelity/Cheating/Affairs, Prostitution Use, "Seeking Arrangements", Sugar Daddy, Sex Apps, Strip Clubs, Massage Parlors, Sex Misconduct, Certified Specialist. I created government funded sexual misbehavior programs, utilizing highly effective clinical models. I use my most up to date understanding to have you change your thinking and learn how to end self destructive actions and love yourself and the great life you have. All I do is these cases.
(347) 408-1013 View (347) 408-1013
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Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
Your feelings are valid! It’s time to learn new ways of thinking about and tackling challenging life moments to be happy. As an EMDR therapist, I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapeutic approach proven effective in treating trauma and a variety of mental health issues. EMDR can be a powerful tool to help you process and overcome distressing memories and experiences ultimately leading to emotional healing and growth. Additionally, I am experienced in providing Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letters. I can assist you in obtaining the necessary documentation.
Your feelings are valid! It’s time to learn new ways of thinking about and tackling challenging life moments to be happy. As an EMDR therapist, I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapeutic approach proven effective in treating trauma and a variety of mental health issues. EMDR can be a powerful tool to help you process and overcome distressing memories and experiences ultimately leading to emotional healing and growth. Additionally, I am experienced in providing Emotional Support Animal (ESA) letters. I can assist you in obtaining the necessary documentation.
(516) 362-2157 View (516) 362-2157
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Emily Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in your relationship, longing for genuine happiness? Do you struggle to express your feelings or feel misunderstood by your partner? Are you craving a deeper, more meaningful connection? Do you wonder if your relationship should feel somehow better or different? Closer? More passionate? You are not alone! And in case you don't already know this, you deserve all that and more! Together, let's set out on a path of personal growth and healing. There's no better time to break free from the cycle of conflict, toxic relationships, lingering resentments, past traumas, or persistent feelings of anxiety/depression.
Do you feel stuck in your relationship, longing for genuine happiness? Do you struggle to express your feelings or feel misunderstood by your partner? Are you craving a deeper, more meaningful connection? Do you wonder if your relationship should feel somehow better or different? Closer? More passionate? You are not alone! And in case you don't already know this, you deserve all that and more! Together, let's set out on a path of personal growth and healing. There's no better time to break free from the cycle of conflict, toxic relationships, lingering resentments, past traumas, or persistent feelings of anxiety/depression.
(347) 983-6544 View (347) 983-6544
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Dana Sperber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201
The journey from adolescence to young adulthood can be stressful and overwhelming for both individuals and their families. Between social pressures, academic expectations, and familial relationships, some people can get trapped in a cycle of negative emotions. I work with teenagers, young adults and their families who are struggling through this exciting time full of changes. I have helped individuals and families build strength and resilience in a number of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and as a pediatric social worker in NYC hospital systems.
The journey from adolescence to young adulthood can be stressful and overwhelming for both individuals and their families. Between social pressures, academic expectations, and familial relationships, some people can get trapped in a cycle of negative emotions. I work with teenagers, young adults and their families who are struggling through this exciting time full of changes. I have helped individuals and families build strength and resilience in a number of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and as a pediatric social worker in NYC hospital systems.
(516) 460-9732 View (516) 460-9732
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Julia Jacobson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSEd, RPT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201
I have over 15 years of experience working with children and families. I have treated children with a variety of issues, including: attention and hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorders, and other behavioral difficulties. I work with children who have experienced trauma, have attachment difficulties, family disruptions, or adjustment issues. I have experience running social skills groups and am trained in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy and am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.
I have over 15 years of experience working with children and families. I have treated children with a variety of issues, including: attention and hyperactivity disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, anxiety, oppositional defiant disorders, and other behavioral difficulties. I work with children who have experienced trauma, have attachment difficulties, family disruptions, or adjustment issues. I have experience running social skills groups and am trained in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy. I am a member of the Association for Play Therapy and am a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor.
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Crystal DeBoise
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Would you like to be living to your full potential but you feel stuck? Are you coping with a crisis or difficult situation? Whether it's to learn coping skills, improve relationships, change your work experience, or adjust to a new reality, I will walk with you in understanding yourself better, achieving your goals, reducing negative patterns, and achieving emotional well being. *** All adults and adolescents are welcome. I have a lot of experience working with attorneys, people in high stress environments, frustrated artists, non-mainstream sexualities, new parents, relationship dynamics, and body oriented concerns.
Would you like to be living to your full potential but you feel stuck? Are you coping with a crisis or difficult situation? Whether it's to learn coping skills, improve relationships, change your work experience, or adjust to a new reality, I will walk with you in understanding yourself better, achieving your goals, reducing negative patterns, and achieving emotional well being. *** All adults and adolescents are welcome. I have a lot of experience working with attorneys, people in high stress environments, frustrated artists, non-mainstream sexualities, new parents, relationship dynamics, and body oriented concerns.
(929) 295-4306 View (929) 295-4306
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Alyssa Steinway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Searching for the right therapist is sort of like dating. In order to find the right fit, you may need to search around in order to get a feel for who is out there. I believe the power of therapy evolves from a non-judgmental space where people can finally experience, not only feeling seen and heard, but eventually, accepted and understood. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of New York City. I earned a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Social Work from New York University and hold a specialization in Trauma Studies from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Searching for the right therapist is sort of like dating. In order to find the right fit, you may need to search around in order to get a feel for who is out there. I believe the power of therapy evolves from a non-judgmental space where people can finally experience, not only feeling seen and heard, but eventually, accepted and understood. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based out of New York City. I earned a BA in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Social Work from New York University and hold a specialization in Trauma Studies from the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy.
(347) 469-1840 View (347) 469-1840
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Allison Markiewicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is largely humanistic, Strengths-Based, and interactive to best meet your individual needs and goals. I primarily work with individuals to navigate a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and managing life’s transitions. Together, we will work to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new strategies to increase awareness of how to respond to life’s challenges. My role as a therapist is to help you uncover parts of yourself in order to foster a sense of understanding, growth, and fulfillment.
My approach to therapy is largely humanistic, Strengths-Based, and interactive to best meet your individual needs and goals. I primarily work with individuals to navigate a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and managing life’s transitions. Together, we will work to identify unhelpful patterns and develop new strategies to increase awareness of how to respond to life’s challenges. My role as a therapist is to help you uncover parts of yourself in order to foster a sense of understanding, growth, and fulfillment.
(347) 801-7332 View (347) 801-7332
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Liz Tannenbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Whether you're emerging from an intense crisis or just need to scratch that itch that you just have not been fully yourself, whether this is your first stab at addressing an issue or feel like, here we go again, whether you feel like you have not had a minute to think your own thoughts, or feel like you've been stuck in your head for days on end, therapy can help. We are not built to go it alone.
Whether you're emerging from an intense crisis or just need to scratch that itch that you just have not been fully yourself, whether this is your first stab at addressing an issue or feel like, here we go again, whether you feel like you have not had a minute to think your own thoughts, or feel like you've been stuck in your head for days on end, therapy can help. We are not built to go it alone.
(646) 845-9617 View (646) 845-9617
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Brynley Lazar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242
Brynley believes the most important role of a therapist is as facilitator. In every interaction, Brynley is most concerned with creating a safe space that allows new insights to naturally arise for her clients. She believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important ingredient in a successful treatment. Above all else, Brynley prioritizes connection, curiosity, communication, and empathy.
Brynley believes the most important role of a therapist is as facilitator. In every interaction, Brynley is most concerned with creating a safe space that allows new insights to naturally arise for her clients. She believes the relationship between therapist and client is the most important ingredient in a successful treatment. Above all else, Brynley prioritizes connection, curiosity, communication, and empathy.
(646) 916-4704 View (646) 916-4704
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Jessica Herd
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
I view therapy as something that is necessary for mental wellness; a process that can be useful at different life stages, or during certain periods of high stress. I enjoy helping others navigate through the various challenges that life often brings. I work with adolescents and adults struggling mainly with anxiety, depression, and/or stress.
I view therapy as something that is necessary for mental wellness; a process that can be useful at different life stages, or during certain periods of high stress. I enjoy helping others navigate through the various challenges that life often brings. I work with adolescents and adults struggling mainly with anxiety, depression, and/or stress.
(347) 391-2820 View (347) 391-2820
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Kristeli Zappa Monterroso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I provide individual and relationship therapy. My approach aims to help you build coping skills, ease discomfort, and find solutions while on the path towards a greater understanding of your goals and how to achieve them. My work is informed by relational psychotherapy, attachment theory, Jungian analysis, mindfulness practices, and cognitive-behavioral therapies such as ACT, CBT, TF-CBT. My client experience is extensive and diverse and includes individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and the effects of traumatic experiences.
I provide individual and relationship therapy. My approach aims to help you build coping skills, ease discomfort, and find solutions while on the path towards a greater understanding of your goals and how to achieve them. My work is informed by relational psychotherapy, attachment theory, Jungian analysis, mindfulness practices, and cognitive-behavioral therapies such as ACT, CBT, TF-CBT. My client experience is extensive and diverse and includes individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, and the effects of traumatic experiences.
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Number of Therapists in Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

1,000+

Average cost per session

$197

Therapists in Downtown, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress
68% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Downtown, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
18% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.