Therapists in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

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Katelyn Zmigrodski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11209  (Online Only)
As a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical psychologist, I am committed to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellness. I believe in the transformative power of reclaiming our stories and that in their exploration, we uncover the profound narratives that shape our perception of ourselves and world. In therapy, it becomes possible to liberate yourself from reliving patterns that yield suffering. Through this process, a newfound sense of empowerment emerges that can guide you towards a more fulfilling life, more meaningful relationships, and a more resilient version of yourself.
As a dedicated and compassionate licensed clinical psychologist, I am committed to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellness. I believe in the transformative power of reclaiming our stories and that in their exploration, we uncover the profound narratives that shape our perception of ourselves and world. In therapy, it becomes possible to liberate yourself from reliving patterns that yield suffering. Through this process, a newfound sense of empowerment emerges that can guide you towards a more fulfilling life, more meaningful relationships, and a more resilient version of yourself.
(929) 810-1450 View (929) 810-1450
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Irene Maropakis Art Therapist
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, Somatic
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with creative highly sensitive people who deal with depression and anxiety. Together we will process your experiences, change unhelpful narratives, and develop harmony and balance within yourself. I work as witness in helping you develop a more nuanced inner dialogue to move from a place of confusion and disconnection towards self compassion and healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, Sex Positive, Spiritually affirming, and work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, multiculturally sensitive, & intersectional approach towards embodied healing and life empowerment.
I specialize in working with creative highly sensitive people who deal with depression and anxiety. Together we will process your experiences, change unhelpful narratives, and develop harmony and balance within yourself. I work as witness in helping you develop a more nuanced inner dialogue to move from a place of confusion and disconnection towards self compassion and healing. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, Sex Positive, Spiritually affirming, and work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, multiculturally sensitive, & intersectional approach towards embodied healing and life empowerment.
(929) 254-3583 View (929) 254-3583
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Genuine Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
With over 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, including a career as a counselor educator, my approach in working with clients is person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic. Each client is an individual with unique needs and concerns. Through the therapeutic alliance and building professional therapist-client rapport, the client will formulate goals to guide the counseling experience. Various counseling approaches and techniques may be utilized to meet the client's specific needs and goals. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, existentialism, and motivational interviewing are also of particular importance in my practice.
With over 20 years of experience in the counseling profession, including a career as a counselor educator, my approach in working with clients is person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic. Each client is an individual with unique needs and concerns. Through the therapeutic alliance and building professional therapist-client rapport, the client will formulate goals to guide the counseling experience. Various counseling approaches and techniques may be utilized to meet the client's specific needs and goals. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, existentialism, and motivational interviewing are also of particular importance in my practice.
(718) 407-4139 View (718) 407-4139
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Molly Miskiewicz
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, SIFI
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Asking for help is an act of courage; it is one of the bravest things you can do. As an eclectic therapist, Molly primarily draws from psychodynamic, relational, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic theory to provide an inclusive, affirming, trauma-sensitive space for individuals to engage in healing and self-exploration. Molly has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings with adults battling challenges including PTSD/complex trauma, domestic/intimate partner violence, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, personality disorders, and perinatal mental health.
Asking for help is an act of courage; it is one of the bravest things you can do. As an eclectic therapist, Molly primarily draws from psychodynamic, relational, cognitive behavioral, and humanistic theory to provide an inclusive, affirming, trauma-sensitive space for individuals to engage in healing and self-exploration. Molly has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings with adults battling challenges including PTSD/complex trauma, domestic/intimate partner violence, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues, personality disorders, and perinatal mental health.
(347) 933-6478 View (347) 933-6478
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Kimberly Ponzo (Wizior)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Mental health is an important part of our lives which impacts our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. All of us deserve a place where we can share our most challenging experiences, cope with feelings, and feel empowered to live life. I provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I bring positive energy to my approach and utilize a strengths-based style to allow clients to work through daily challenges and life adjustments. I use a variety of approaches and I customize my style toward the needs of each and every individual.
Mental health is an important part of our lives which impacts our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. All of us deserve a place where we can share our most challenging experiences, cope with feelings, and feel empowered to live life. I provide mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I bring positive energy to my approach and utilize a strengths-based style to allow clients to work through daily challenges and life adjustments. I use a variety of approaches and I customize my style toward the needs of each and every individual.
(929) 295-7677 View (929) 295-7677
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Qiqi Liang
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Life is filled with ups, downs, the good, the bad, and the mundane. Mental health can sometimes be a struggle, but you don't have to face it alone. You are worthy of understanding, being heard, seen, loved, and appreciated. If you are seeking a listening ear today, I am honored to provide a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings together. Whether you are here to find support and insight into personal growth and well-being, or you are a parent who wants to discuss the invisible mental load in parenthood and seeks guidance. I look forward to learning about your stories and growing with you.
Life is filled with ups, downs, the good, the bad, and the mundane. Mental health can sometimes be a struggle, but you don't have to face it alone. You are worthy of understanding, being heard, seen, loved, and appreciated. If you are seeking a listening ear today, I am honored to provide a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings together. Whether you are here to find support and insight into personal growth and well-being, or you are a parent who wants to discuss the invisible mental load in parenthood and seeks guidance. I look forward to learning about your stories and growing with you.
(347) 407-8495 View (347) 407-8495
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Ashley Berry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist of over 10+ years, I have worked with individuals from a multitude of backgrounds ranging from those in crisis and life transitions to grief, nervous system disregulation, sexuality, and the LGBTQ+ community. I appreciate and enjoy engaging with all conceivable backdrops, identities, and topics of discussion. I utilize modalities and tools spanning all schools of thought, depending on what is most relevant and helpful to each unique individual and their respective challenges and goals.
As a psychotherapist of over 10+ years, I have worked with individuals from a multitude of backgrounds ranging from those in crisis and life transitions to grief, nervous system disregulation, sexuality, and the LGBTQ+ community. I appreciate and enjoy engaging with all conceivable backdrops, identities, and topics of discussion. I utilize modalities and tools spanning all schools of thought, depending on what is most relevant and helpful to each unique individual and their respective challenges and goals.
(718) 737-7050 View (718) 737-7050
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Anna Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, EMDR-T, CHWC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11209  (Online Only)
Are you searching for a psychotherapist who can provide the guidance and support you need to overcome difficult issues? I am here to help you navigate through the challenges that have left you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and defeated. I believe in taking a holistic approach, addressing not just your thoughts and emotions, but also the connection between your mind and body. Together, we will explore your feelings, delve into your subconscious, and discover coping mechanisms that will empower you to take control of your life. Let's embark on this therapeutic journey together and unlock your true potential!
Are you searching for a psychotherapist who can provide the guidance and support you need to overcome difficult issues? I am here to help you navigate through the challenges that have left you feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, and defeated. I believe in taking a holistic approach, addressing not just your thoughts and emotions, but also the connection between your mind and body. Together, we will explore your feelings, delve into your subconscious, and discover coping mechanisms that will empower you to take control of your life. Let's embark on this therapeutic journey together and unlock your true potential!
(929) 429-2471 View (929) 429-2471
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Maria Kazaki-Maher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCD, CASAC T
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Relationship concerns has been a major reason why individuals come to therapy. My treatment approach is to assist people find who they are within themselves and who they want to be within intimate relationships, the preferred approach of therapy depends and tailored on client’s needs.
Relationship concerns has been a major reason why individuals come to therapy. My treatment approach is to assist people find who they are within themselves and who they want to be within intimate relationships, the preferred approach of therapy depends and tailored on client’s needs.
(718) 750-9843 View (718) 750-9843
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Billie Jeanne Lowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
I had my first rewarding experience as a client in therapy in high school. It was because of her that I went on to make my career in mental health. I think we spend much too much time obsessing over physical health when mental health is just as important and is often directly connected to your physical health. I look forward to working with you to identify the areas of your life that you’d like to see change as well as building the tools necessary to maintain that change. You deserve to feel safe and content in your life at all times. I hope you’ll give me the chance to help you get there because it is possible!
I had my first rewarding experience as a client in therapy in high school. It was because of her that I went on to make my career in mental health. I think we spend much too much time obsessing over physical health when mental health is just as important and is often directly connected to your physical health. I look forward to working with you to identify the areas of your life that you’d like to see change as well as building the tools necessary to maintain that change. You deserve to feel safe and content in your life at all times. I hope you’ll give me the chance to help you get there because it is possible!
(929) 560-2056 View (929) 560-2056
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Lin Shlonsky
MBHt, BFPR
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Step into Soulful Transformation! I invite you to convert self criticism into self guidance, accept and appreciate who you really are, achieve greater clarity in life, make better decisions and live with the heart in mind. My mission is to help you become that version of YOU that you love! You do not have to be perfect, you just have to be perfectly YOU. If you are ready to heal past trauma and pain, improve your self-image and release negative beliefs that lead to harmful patterns of behavior, lets work together. Call to schedule an appointment (704) 594-5557 or (347) 377-0012!
Step into Soulful Transformation! I invite you to convert self criticism into self guidance, accept and appreciate who you really are, achieve greater clarity in life, make better decisions and live with the heart in mind. My mission is to help you become that version of YOU that you love! You do not have to be perfect, you just have to be perfectly YOU. If you are ready to heal past trauma and pain, improve your self-image and release negative beliefs that lead to harmful patterns of behavior, lets work together. Call to schedule an appointment (704) 594-5557 or (347) 377-0012!
(718) 568-7390 View (718) 568-7390
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Denise Torres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPhil, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
If you are looking to give yourself grace, then you have found the right place! Together we'll explore what your issues, needs, and goals are and how to go about achieving them. Through no-nonsense warmth and humor, I'll assist you in identifying and confronting your bugaboos serving as a guide who accompanies and bears witness to your journey of re-discovery and reclamation. "Homework" runs the gamut and often includes journaling, artwork/crafting, bibliotherapy, practicing a new protocol, or just saying "no" without further elaboration.
If you are looking to give yourself grace, then you have found the right place! Together we'll explore what your issues, needs, and goals are and how to go about achieving them. Through no-nonsense warmth and humor, I'll assist you in identifying and confronting your bugaboos serving as a guide who accompanies and bears witness to your journey of re-discovery and reclamation. "Homework" runs the gamut and often includes journaling, artwork/crafting, bibliotherapy, practicing a new protocol, or just saying "no" without further elaboration.
(718) 550-6432 View (718) 550-6432
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Jennifer Izzo
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Thank you for taking the time for yourself. Speaking to a therapist is a proactive move that a person can make to work through an issue or event that one is experiencing and possibly struggling with. Mental health is as important as our physical health and impacts all areas of our lives.
Thank you for taking the time for yourself. Speaking to a therapist is a proactive move that a person can make to work through an issue or event that one is experiencing and possibly struggling with. Mental health is as important as our physical health and impacts all areas of our lives.
(929) 203-3780 View (929) 203-3780
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Sarah A Nadeau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Waitlist for new clients
Real change comes from understanding why our impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create change. My goal is to help you better understand the challenges you and your family may be experiencing and work together towards a healthier way of functioning. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, young adults and families.
Real change comes from understanding why our impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create change. My goal is to help you better understand the challenges you and your family may be experiencing and work together towards a healthier way of functioning. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer over 10 years of experience providing therapy to children, young adults and families.
(646) 576-7424 View (646) 576-7424
Jeanne Mannino
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Anxiety, Depression and relationship issues can range from restricting to debilitating. You may have difficulty making decisions or suffer from fears. Sadness, eating, sleeping or related physical ailments can keep you from being your best. For children, behavior is their indicator. Family or life with your partner may not be what you planned. Or maybe it’s a change in your life, even one that is supposed to be happy, and you’re not. You don’t like the path your life is taking. You don’t have to live that way. There is treatment. And it works.
Anxiety, Depression and relationship issues can range from restricting to debilitating. You may have difficulty making decisions or suffer from fears. Sadness, eating, sleeping or related physical ailments can keep you from being your best. For children, behavior is their indicator. Family or life with your partner may not be what you planned. Or maybe it’s a change in your life, even one that is supposed to be happy, and you’re not. You don’t like the path your life is taking. You don’t have to live that way. There is treatment. And it works.
(646) 583-3202 View (646) 583-3202
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Joseph Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW-R
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
Have courage! It is a difficult decision to attend therapy. I hope to make it as easy as possible for you. Hopefully, sufficient trust will be build up where you will feel safe and secure as you explore the issues that are causing you concern. I value and trust the healing power within you. I understand how painful it is to feel lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious, angry, helpless, and hopeless. You are not alone. I will be there to support you to enhance your mental well-being and learn better coping skills.
Have courage! It is a difficult decision to attend therapy. I hope to make it as easy as possible for you. Hopefully, sufficient trust will be build up where you will feel safe and secure as you explore the issues that are causing you concern. I value and trust the healing power within you. I understand how painful it is to feel lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious, angry, helpless, and hopeless. You are not alone. I will be there to support you to enhance your mental well-being and learn better coping skills.
(718) 285-0737 View (718) 285-0737
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Elaine G. Dolan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Therapy is an opportunity for you to work on developing how "you want the next chapter of your life to read". I have over twenty years of experience in working with people to help them work through many different issues in their lives, both from their past and/or their present. It is very important to understand the stress that a person is experiencing and develop positive skills to decrease and manage the stress. I work with individuals to create a positive plan to master these skills.
Therapy is an opportunity for you to work on developing how "you want the next chapter of your life to read". I have over twenty years of experience in working with people to help them work through many different issues in their lives, both from their past and/or their present. It is very important to understand the stress that a person is experiencing and develop positive skills to decrease and manage the stress. I work with individuals to create a positive plan to master these skills.
(718) 305-4837 View (718) 305-4837
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Copley Kemp, LMHC
MS
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Copley I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling. I especially enjoy helping women who seek assistance coping with depression, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships. I am flexible and open-minded and love collaborating with clients to help co-create their own therapeutic process. Therapy can be a great space to receive empathy and be heard, but it also a time to strategize concrete goals and push for progress
Hi, I'm Copley I specialize in individual, family and couples counseling. I especially enjoy helping women who seek assistance coping with depression, anxiety and/or struggles with self-worth and relationships. I am flexible and open-minded and love collaborating with clients to help co-create their own therapeutic process. Therapy can be a great space to receive empathy and be heard, but it also a time to strategize concrete goals and push for progress
(718) 521-2349 View (718) 521-2349
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Richard A Levine
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228  (Online Only)
Sexual problems are difficult to talk about for most people and can cause great distress. Sex therapy is designed to put people at ease so that they can feel as comfortable as possible talking about these problems and to find practical solutions. Some of the typical problems I work with include specific sexual dysfunctions (e.g., premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, difficulties with orgasm) and more general problems such as lack of sexual desire, sexual orientation and gender issues, unusual sexual behaviors, shyness and social inhibition.
Sexual problems are difficult to talk about for most people and can cause great distress. Sex therapy is designed to put people at ease so that they can feel as comfortable as possible talking about these problems and to find practical solutions. Some of the typical problems I work with include specific sexual dysfunctions (e.g., premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, difficulties with orgasm) and more general problems such as lack of sexual desire, sexual orientation and gender issues, unusual sexual behaviors, shyness and social inhibition.
(718) 569-7343 View (718) 569-7343
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Elizabeth Mcgowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11228
I strive to make my clients feel safe, comfortable, heard, and understood from our first session. I believe the connection between therapist and client is essential to emotional growth and change and to establishing a relationship with trust, warmth, honesty, and mutual respect. I help my clients to use their strengths to solve here- and- now problems. I also help to address more entrenched issues that are negatively affecting the ability to feel happy and to reach goals. My style is holistic, interactive and down-to-earth, and I focus on emphasizing the positive towards reaching goals.
I strive to make my clients feel safe, comfortable, heard, and understood from our first session. I believe the connection between therapist and client is essential to emotional growth and change and to establishing a relationship with trust, warmth, honesty, and mutual respect. I help my clients to use their strengths to solve here- and- now problems. I also help to address more entrenched issues that are negatively affecting the ability to feel happy and to reach goals. My style is holistic, interactive and down-to-earth, and I focus on emphasizing the positive towards reaching goals.
(347) 269-2393 View (347) 269-2393

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Number of Therapists in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
90% Anxiety
83% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
70% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
85% Cigna and Evernorth
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn?

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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.