Therapists in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

Photo of Eve White, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Eve White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
We bring meaning to our lives through the stories we tell and questions we ask. While language may feel intangible, therapeutic conversations help us find wisdom in our experiences. Recontextualizing our stories can bring us greater clarity and self-compassion. My therapeutic approach is empathetic, creative, and holistic. I am psychodynamically oriented, meaning that I will invite you to guide the content of our conversations. Together we will explore recurring themes and patterns that emerge, and look to the past to gain insight into the present.
We bring meaning to our lives through the stories we tell and questions we ask. While language may feel intangible, therapeutic conversations help us find wisdom in our experiences. Recontextualizing our stories can bring us greater clarity and self-compassion. My therapeutic approach is empathetic, creative, and holistic. I am psychodynamically oriented, meaning that I will invite you to guide the content of our conversations. Together we will explore recurring themes and patterns that emerge, and look to the past to gain insight into the present.
(646) 600-9027 View (646) 600-9027
Photo of David Whitaker, Psychologist in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
David Whitaker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with thirty years experience working with adults and couples. I see therapy as a collaborative process that allows us to understand and change who we are and how we relate to ourselves and to others. My approach is a blend of experiential and analytic techniques that helps you to integrate work in therapy with your lived reality. The goal is to help you change maladaptive patterns and behaviors and live a more productive, meaningful and fulfilling life. I look forward to helping you grow and change.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with thirty years experience working with adults and couples. I see therapy as a collaborative process that allows us to understand and change who we are and how we relate to ourselves and to others. My approach is a blend of experiential and analytic techniques that helps you to integrate work in therapy with your lived reality. The goal is to help you change maladaptive patterns and behaviors and live a more productive, meaningful and fulfilling life. I look forward to helping you grow and change.
(917) 300-0263 View (917) 300-0263
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Akhila Khanna
MA, LCAT-LP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Do you often find yourself struggling to find the words to describe how you are feeling or thinking? Maybe words are not enough or simply too much? Together my clients and I slowly tap into our creative capacities to uncover what is otherwise unsaid or difficult to verbalize. My clients vary across the lifespan, abilities, and cultures and can experience symptoms of complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. They not only want to overcome their struggles but also intentionally live with a more holistic sense of self and wellbeing.
Do you often find yourself struggling to find the words to describe how you are feeling or thinking? Maybe words are not enough or simply too much? Together my clients and I slowly tap into our creative capacities to uncover what is otherwise unsaid or difficult to verbalize. My clients vary across the lifespan, abilities, and cultures and can experience symptoms of complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, psychosis, and borderline personality disorder. They not only want to overcome their struggles but also intentionally live with a more holistic sense of self and wellbeing.
(646) 846-9476 View (646) 846-9476
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Elizabeth Horsburgh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am a licensed social worker offering psychotherapy services to individuals in New York City. My therapeutic approach prioritizes collaboration, patience, open-mindedness, and empathy as I learn more about who you are, what your goals are, and how to help you get there.
I am a licensed social worker offering psychotherapy services to individuals in New York City. My therapeutic approach prioritizes collaboration, patience, open-mindedness, and empathy as I learn more about who you are, what your goals are, and how to help you get there.
(929) 822-6771 View (929) 822-6771
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Dana Ashley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
With experience and compassion, I provide support and guidance to individuals navigating life's challenges. I specialize in ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, executive functioning, and stress management. I help my clients gain awareness, provide practical strategies, and achieve their personal goals. Whether it’s you and/or your child with ADHD, I provide tailored supports to help you navigate challenges and find balance in all aspects of life. No matter the specific challenges you may face, I provide a safe space to explore emotions, improve communication, and cultivate healthier connections.
With experience and compassion, I provide support and guidance to individuals navigating life's challenges. I specialize in ADHD, trauma, relationship issues, executive functioning, and stress management. I help my clients gain awareness, provide practical strategies, and achieve their personal goals. Whether it’s you and/or your child with ADHD, I provide tailored supports to help you navigate challenges and find balance in all aspects of life. No matter the specific challenges you may face, I provide a safe space to explore emotions, improve communication, and cultivate healthier connections.
(929) 238-9436 View (929) 238-9436
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Magda Rangel-Hendrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience helping adolescents and adults work through life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and trauma. In my practice I see first-hand the growth that can happen when one feels connected and truly seen. My training in evidence based and psychodynamic therapy will guide us as we work together towards personal growth .
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over a decade of experience helping adolescents and adults work through life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and trauma. In my practice I see first-hand the growth that can happen when one feels connected and truly seen. My training in evidence based and psychodynamic therapy will guide us as we work together towards personal growth .
(646) 787-0747 View (646) 787-0747
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Sheera Scherman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with issues you feel no one around you understands? Do you feel stuck in life? Are you frustrated with self- sabotage or self defeating patterns? You deserve to have a safe space with your own personal cheerleader, your own compassionate guide towards better emotional wellness. My goal is to provide you with that space so that you can develop better coping skills, better self care, and help you feel empowered to make changes you have been waiting for. Don't let your fears or doubts hold you hostage any longer! Looking forward to getting to know you!
Are you struggling with issues you feel no one around you understands? Do you feel stuck in life? Are you frustrated with self- sabotage or self defeating patterns? You deserve to have a safe space with your own personal cheerleader, your own compassionate guide towards better emotional wellness. My goal is to provide you with that space so that you can develop better coping skills, better self care, and help you feel empowered to make changes you have been waiting for. Don't let your fears or doubts hold you hostage any longer! Looking forward to getting to know you!
(347) 601-2750 View (347) 601-2750
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Beth Manitsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
It’s never too early or late to make a change in your life. Anyone can get stuck at any age and different points, because life can be filled with all types of stressors: relationships, school, work, loss, and maybe unknown. If you match with the right therapist, change can happen, because it happened to me. I changed careers in my 40’s and I've never been happier since working with clients of all ages- young kids- adolescents -late adulthood. People aren’t cookie cutter and therapy shouldn’t be either.
It’s never too early or late to make a change in your life. Anyone can get stuck at any age and different points, because life can be filled with all types of stressors: relationships, school, work, loss, and maybe unknown. If you match with the right therapist, change can happen, because it happened to me. I changed careers in my 40’s and I've never been happier since working with clients of all ages- young kids- adolescents -late adulthood. People aren’t cookie cutter and therapy shouldn’t be either.
(833) 345-1901 View (833) 345-1901
Photo of Alice Pencavel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Alice Pencavel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am grounded in the belief that we have the intrinsic capacity to heal. I am committed to supporting the development of compassion, wakefulness, and ease, in response to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and unresolved trauma. As a trained yoga teacher and practicing Zen Buddhist, I view physical/spiritual health, mindfulness practice, and engagement with philosophical inquiry to be the pillars for emotional well-being. With a robust background as a playwright, I draw on my writing practice and the innate creativity of my clients as guides along the healing journey.
I am grounded in the belief that we have the intrinsic capacity to heal. I am committed to supporting the development of compassion, wakefulness, and ease, in response to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and unresolved trauma. As a trained yoga teacher and practicing Zen Buddhist, I view physical/spiritual health, mindfulness practice, and engagement with philosophical inquiry to be the pillars for emotional well-being. With a robust background as a playwright, I draw on my writing practice and the innate creativity of my clients as guides along the healing journey.
(929) 470-3096 View (929) 470-3096
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Anita Gilodo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I work with adult clients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and adjustment difficulties to new life stressors. I have extensive experience working with foreign-born clients, addressing cross-cultural issues, as well as the emotional impact of uprooting, relocating, and redefining oneself in a new environment. I am trilingual, practicing in English, French, and Turkish. I have completed psychoanalytic training at the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute. I have been in practice for twenty years. In practicing psychotherapy I blend introspective exploration of one self with cognitive, supportive and problem solving approaches.
I work with adult clients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and adjustment difficulties to new life stressors. I have extensive experience working with foreign-born clients, addressing cross-cultural issues, as well as the emotional impact of uprooting, relocating, and redefining oneself in a new environment. I am trilingual, practicing in English, French, and Turkish. I have completed psychoanalytic training at the Karen Horney Psychoanalytic Institute. I have been in practice for twenty years. In practicing psychotherapy I blend introspective exploration of one self with cognitive, supportive and problem solving approaches.
(646) 386-2354 View (646) 386-2354
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Camilla Brooks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and change. Access to this healing is sometimes blocked by negative and destructive patterns that are formed when there is a need to adapt and survive difficult, traumatic or overwhelming experiences. In a collaborative, empathic, and safe atmosphere, I facilitate people’s connections to their own resources and foster the creation of a compassionate self that is free to make mindful choices and unhook old patterns. Through psychodynamic and somatically oriented approaches, people find new insights and awareness, build resiliency and create pathways to greater fulfillment.
I believe that people have an innate capacity to heal and change. Access to this healing is sometimes blocked by negative and destructive patterns that are formed when there is a need to adapt and survive difficult, traumatic or overwhelming experiences. In a collaborative, empathic, and safe atmosphere, I facilitate people’s connections to their own resources and foster the creation of a compassionate self that is free to make mindful choices and unhook old patterns. Through psychodynamic and somatically oriented approaches, people find new insights and awareness, build resiliency and create pathways to greater fulfillment.
(646) 395-1193 View (646) 395-1193
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Nina Sanders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Therapy helps you grow into the person you want to be. With 30+ years of experience, I will actively engage with you to relieve stress, solve problems, and develop new coping strategies. We will also work to identify your strengths, using them to discover, set and reach your goals, and maximize your potential. I am warm, lively and interactive, with a good sense of humor. I foster a safe, caring environment so that a strong therapeutic relationship can develop, which enhances our work on your healing and growth.
Therapy helps you grow into the person you want to be. With 30+ years of experience, I will actively engage with you to relieve stress, solve problems, and develop new coping strategies. We will also work to identify your strengths, using them to discover, set and reach your goals, and maximize your potential. I am warm, lively and interactive, with a good sense of humor. I foster a safe, caring environment so that a strong therapeutic relationship can develop, which enhances our work on your healing and growth.
(718) 550-5021 View (718) 550-5021
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Corinne Novella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Knowing the path to reaching your full potential in life can often be confusing, especially if you are feeling overwhelmed or depleted. Support in your journey makes an enormous difference in the process of self-discovery. Contact me, and together we can enliven your quest for personal and/or professional growth, moving you toward increased self-awareness and confidence to make the changes you want in your life. Whether you want to feel better on a daily basis, improve your relationships or deepen your connection to yourself, the most important component in therapy is the therapeutic relationship.
Knowing the path to reaching your full potential in life can often be confusing, especially if you are feeling overwhelmed or depleted. Support in your journey makes an enormous difference in the process of self-discovery. Contact me, and together we can enliven your quest for personal and/or professional growth, moving you toward increased self-awareness and confidence to make the changes you want in your life. Whether you want to feel better on a daily basis, improve your relationships or deepen your connection to yourself, the most important component in therapy is the therapeutic relationship.
(718) 395-9939 View (718) 395-9939
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Adriana DiMatteo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
The decision to start therapy is a very personal and courageous one. Therapy is a process of change, empowerment, and self-growth. I have worked with people from all age groups, ranging from children to older adults. I have a particular interest in the psychological adjustments of parenthood. It is through the struggles in life where we emerge stronger and more compassionate people.
The decision to start therapy is a very personal and courageous one. Therapy is a process of change, empowerment, and self-growth. I have worked with people from all age groups, ranging from children to older adults. I have a particular interest in the psychological adjustments of parenthood. It is through the struggles in life where we emerge stronger and more compassionate people.
(347) 748-1624 View (347) 748-1624
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Erica Wickett
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Erica (she/hers), a psychotherapist and art therapist dedicated to supporting individuals in the NY area. My therapeutic approach is characterized by warmth and compassion, aimed at assisting those in their early adult life in navigating the complexities of relationships with others and themselves. Throughout my career, I've worked in non-profit agencies, gaining valuable experience with diverse age groups and diagnoses. In my private practice, I specialize in helping clients address challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and unexpected life transitions.
Hello! I'm Erica (she/hers), a psychotherapist and art therapist dedicated to supporting individuals in the NY area. My therapeutic approach is characterized by warmth and compassion, aimed at assisting those in their early adult life in navigating the complexities of relationships with others and themselves. Throughout my career, I've worked in non-profit agencies, gaining valuable experience with diverse age groups and diagnoses. In my private practice, I specialize in helping clients address challenges related to anxiety, depression, relationships, and unexpected life transitions.
(646) 798-6873 View (646) 798-6873
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Patricia Mendell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Deciding to seek out help is often not an easy decision. As a relationship and marital therapist and a seasoned infertility counselor who also experienced both infertility and pregnancy loss, I am very aware of the impact decision-making choices have on people''s daily lives and relationships. My approach is interactive and solution focused, and rooted in the belief system that with knowledge, the right support systems, and practical tools one can overcome any challenges in their relationship/marital conflicts, anxiety, depression, and recurring negative thoughts in their daily lives and their infertility and pregnancy loss.
Deciding to seek out help is often not an easy decision. As a relationship and marital therapist and a seasoned infertility counselor who also experienced both infertility and pregnancy loss, I am very aware of the impact decision-making choices have on people''s daily lives and relationships. My approach is interactive and solution focused, and rooted in the belief system that with knowledge, the right support systems, and practical tools one can overcome any challenges in their relationship/marital conflicts, anxiety, depression, and recurring negative thoughts in their daily lives and their infertility and pregnancy loss.
(646) 480-7101 View (646) 480-7101
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Marianne Gunther
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
I have come to accept that the very thing that causes pain in our lives can be the opportunity for transformation and joy. Death, divorce, loss of employment, and now with Covid-19, are unavoidable human traumas. We simply can not defeat these losses. What we can do is bravely embrace our frailty and slowly discover our inherent well-being and resiliency. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you can begin to mend the fragments and feel the soft strength within you.
I have come to accept that the very thing that causes pain in our lives can be the opportunity for transformation and joy. Death, divorce, loss of employment, and now with Covid-19, are unavoidable human traumas. We simply can not defeat these losses. What we can do is bravely embrace our frailty and slowly discover our inherent well-being and resiliency. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you can begin to mend the fragments and feel the soft strength within you.
(646) 906-8770 View (646) 906-8770
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Brianna Sculley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
It takes courage and strength to share your personal struggles with a therapist. My goal is to help assist you in your journey of discovering ways to cope and manage your mental health with respect, kindness, and warmth. There is something truly incredible about a human being living their authentic and complete truth without feeling burdened by mental or emotional blocks.
It takes courage and strength to share your personal struggles with a therapist. My goal is to help assist you in your journey of discovering ways to cope and manage your mental health with respect, kindness, and warmth. There is something truly incredible about a human being living their authentic and complete truth without feeling burdened by mental or emotional blocks.
(646) 933-8209 View (646) 933-8209
Photo of Alison Cooper, Counselor in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Alison Cooper
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11218  (Online Only)
If you are struggling in your relationships, experiencing a life transition, open to uncovering the roots of your painful emotions, finding yourself in patterns that are not serving you, curious to work through trauma, and/or in need of support to cope with all that life can throw at you, I am here for you. My clients tend to be more resilient than they realize, and I am here to help you utilize that strength. Together, we can process whatever it is you are dealing with presently, or have dealt with in the past, and help you release your burdens so you can live the life you want to live, which you deserve.
If you are struggling in your relationships, experiencing a life transition, open to uncovering the roots of your painful emotions, finding yourself in patterns that are not serving you, curious to work through trauma, and/or in need of support to cope with all that life can throw at you, I am here for you. My clients tend to be more resilient than they realize, and I am here to help you utilize that strength. Together, we can process whatever it is you are dealing with presently, or have dealt with in the past, and help you release your burdens so you can live the life you want to live, which you deserve.
(929) 416-2125 View (929) 416-2125
Lisa A Jaeger
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11217
My ideal client is someone who is struggling with a period of life that does not fit in with their view of how they think life should be, Somewhere along the line the client has lost track of what is meaningful in their life; their ambitions, their interests. I can help them to define their struggles and sort out what are individual problems from systemic problems. My ideal client is willing to engage with the therapeutic process both within weekly sessions and the time in between. The client is willing to try a combination of approaches that assist them in treatment.
My ideal client is someone who is struggling with a period of life that does not fit in with their view of how they think life should be, Somewhere along the line the client has lost track of what is meaningful in their life; their ambitions, their interests. I can help them to define their struggles and sort out what are individual problems from systemic problems. My ideal client is willing to engage with the therapeutic process both within weekly sessions and the time in between. The client is willing to try a combination of approaches that assist them in treatment.
(646) 980-3777 View (646) 980-3777

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Number of Therapists in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY

1,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
66% Grief
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aetna
58% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
55% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Park Slope, 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.