Therapists in Allentown, Buffalo, NY

Photo of Nina Fitzmaurice, LMHC, Counselor
Nina Fitzmaurice
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you burned out? Do you feel that you're giving everything you have to everyone else? I believe we all need more balance in our lives and therapy can be helpful in restoring that balance. We will identify the current stressors and work together on developing additional healthy coping skills. We can find what may be missing in your current lifestyle. I believe in an integrative and holistic approach because “one size does-not fit all.”
Do you feel overwhelmed? Are you burned out? Do you feel that you're giving everything you have to everyone else? I believe we all need more balance in our lives and therapy can be helpful in restoring that balance. We will identify the current stressors and work together on developing additional healthy coping skills. We can find what may be missing in your current lifestyle. I believe in an integrative and holistic approach because “one size does-not fit all.”
(716) 462-4253 View (716) 462-4253
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Consult with Rana Ryan LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCMSW, CCTP, CAMF, C-DBT, CGIP
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Rana Ryan provides families with key tools to make gains in every aspect of life. Be it personal or professional, my service help others find a path that leads to happiness, success, and a fruitful life. I love to help families feel secure in their marriages, relationships, secure in their parenting and solve problems in their lives. With my tools families learn how to respond to family conflict in an healthy way so each family member can enjoy each other’s love. For more than a decade I have facilitated change and helped people from across the nation reshape their lives and turn their family dreams into reality.
Rana Ryan provides families with key tools to make gains in every aspect of life. Be it personal or professional, my service help others find a path that leads to happiness, success, and a fruitful life. I love to help families feel secure in their marriages, relationships, secure in their parenting and solve problems in their lives. With my tools families learn how to respond to family conflict in an healthy way so each family member can enjoy each other’s love. For more than a decade I have facilitated change and helped people from across the nation reshape their lives and turn their family dreams into reality.
(716) 206-9867 View (716) 206-9867
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Lauren Miceli
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Buffalo Integrative Psychology, PLLC. I believe that every person has an innate ability to heal, change, and grow when provided with a safe and supportive environment. Together, one of our goals will be to increase your self-awareness, identify your current struggles, and explore what might be getting in the way of change. This will help us journey to a heightened understanding so you can take the necessary steps to live a more fulfilled life.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of Buffalo Integrative Psychology, PLLC. I believe that every person has an innate ability to heal, change, and grow when provided with a safe and supportive environment. Together, one of our goals will be to increase your self-awareness, identify your current struggles, and explore what might be getting in the way of change. This will help us journey to a heightened understanding so you can take the necessary steps to live a more fulfilled life.
(716) 452-9864 View (716) 452-9864
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Nicole Mosey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Do you feel stuck? Are you having trouble regaining balance and moving forward? Sometimes feelings of worry and sadness can interfere with our daily lives. Depression can make going to work or school seem like an enormous task. You may have low energy, lack of motivation, overwhelming sadness or feelings of uncontrollable worry. Therapy can help! www.corementalhealthcounseling.com
Do you feel stuck? Are you having trouble regaining balance and moving forward? Sometimes feelings of worry and sadness can interfere with our daily lives. Depression can make going to work or school seem like an enormous task. You may have low energy, lack of motivation, overwhelming sadness or feelings of uncontrollable worry. Therapy can help! www.corementalhealthcounseling.com
(716) 247-6425 View (716) 247-6425
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Domonica Howard
MHC, MFT
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
I’m a Mental Health Counselor dedicated in providing a safe space where my clients feel comfortable and supported.
I’m a Mental Health Counselor dedicated in providing a safe space where my clients feel comfortable and supported.
(716) 321-5553 View (716) 321-5553
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Peter Pascatore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Perhaps you’ve noticed feeling more anxious or depressed lately, but aren’t sure why, or what you can do to feel like yourself again. Perhaps you’re struggling with relationship tensions, feeling stagnant at work or find yourself just more generally in a rut. You may be feeling well overall but want to get a grasp on certain issues in your life. Now might be the right time to break free of those patterns and explore other ways of thinking, feeling and being in the world.
Perhaps you’ve noticed feeling more anxious or depressed lately, but aren’t sure why, or what you can do to feel like yourself again. Perhaps you’re struggling with relationship tensions, feeling stagnant at work or find yourself just more generally in a rut. You may be feeling well overall but want to get a grasp on certain issues in your life. Now might be the right time to break free of those patterns and explore other ways of thinking, feeling and being in the world.
(716) 209-3584 View (716) 209-3584
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Kelly S. Ghani
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
I am a professional, well-established leader in the counseling and wellness field. I have been working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and advocate for over 18 years. My experience includes working with adults, young adults, and teens experiencing mental health and behavioral struggles. My professional specialties include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief / loss, anger, job-related stress, transitional concerns, interpersonal issues, communication difficulties, eating disorders, self-injury, suicidal thinking / behaviors, and impulsivity. I work with individuals with co-morbid medical concerns, those struggling with alcohol / substance use, and individuals who require court-mandated services in a confidential setting.
I am a professional, well-established leader in the counseling and wellness field. I have been working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and advocate for over 18 years. My experience includes working with adults, young adults, and teens experiencing mental health and behavioral struggles. My professional specialties include: depression, anxiety, trauma, grief / loss, anger, job-related stress, transitional concerns, interpersonal issues, communication difficulties, eating disorders, self-injury, suicidal thinking / behaviors, and impulsivity. I work with individuals with co-morbid medical concerns, those struggling with alcohol / substance use, and individuals who require court-mandated services in a confidential setting.
(716) 462-0284 View (716) 462-0284
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Sherrell McLean
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, PMH-C, CLC
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I’m Sherrell. I'm a Licensed Social Worker committed to helping people unlearn hurtful habits and navigate difficult times and situations with healthy coping strategies. My work emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-care while identifying strengths, recognizing ineffective behaviors and beliefs, increasing self-awareness. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals and holding them accountable to do so.
Hi! I’m Sherrell. I'm a Licensed Social Worker committed to helping people unlearn hurtful habits and navigate difficult times and situations with healthy coping strategies. My work emphasizes the importance of self-love and self-care while identifying strengths, recognizing ineffective behaviors and beliefs, increasing self-awareness. I believe in taking a collaborative approach to helping clients reach their goals and holding them accountable to do so.
(716) 354-3025 View (716) 354-3025
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Danielle Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Take a moment to picture your current path in life, is it cold and dark? Is it unpredictable and messy? Are you alone? You may notice you are feeling unmotivated, trapped, anxious, depressed, and/or struggling with sleep and daily routines. Please know you are not alone. Recognizing that your life is off the beaten path is self-awareness, and the first step to forging your desired journey. It is clear you have the innate skills necessary to grow and heal, demonstrated by you reading this! The decision to start counseling is a meaningful and deliberate choice to start creating this new life.
Take a moment to picture your current path in life, is it cold and dark? Is it unpredictable and messy? Are you alone? You may notice you are feeling unmotivated, trapped, anxious, depressed, and/or struggling with sleep and daily routines. Please know you are not alone. Recognizing that your life is off the beaten path is self-awareness, and the first step to forging your desired journey. It is clear you have the innate skills necessary to grow and heal, demonstrated by you reading this! The decision to start counseling is a meaningful and deliberate choice to start creating this new life.
(716) 473-1646 View (716) 473-1646
Photo of Nancy Marcussen, LMHC, CASAC, Counselor
Nancy Marcussen
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed mental health and addictions counselor. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults facing major life challenges, feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, coping with grief and loss, experiencing depression, anxiety, and medical / chronic pain issues. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to process your thoughts, feelings, and any struggles that you may be experiencing, as well as offer empathetic listening and guidance.
I am a licensed mental health and addictions counselor. I have over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults facing major life challenges, feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, coping with grief and loss, experiencing depression, anxiety, and medical / chronic pain issues. My goal is to provide a safe place for you to process your thoughts, feelings, and any struggles that you may be experiencing, as well as offer empathetic listening and guidance.
(716) 567-8263 View (716) 567-8263
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Khristopher Decker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, MSW, CISD
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
I think you are amazing for taking the next step to create the life you want. If you have been having a challenging time with a new situation or want to change something that you have been experiencing for a while now, counseling can help. The need to work on accepting and affirming ourselves for who we are, managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences, family & relationship difficulties, improving our self-esteem, navigating today's stressful world, and managing work/career issues are part of many people's experience at one time or another. I believe we all have the ability to improve our health and lives.
I think you are amazing for taking the next step to create the life you want. If you have been having a challenging time with a new situation or want to change something that you have been experiencing for a while now, counseling can help. The need to work on accepting and affirming ourselves for who we are, managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences, family & relationship difficulties, improving our self-esteem, navigating today's stressful world, and managing work/career issues are part of many people's experience at one time or another. I believe we all have the ability to improve our health and lives.
(716) 325-1404 View (716) 325-1404
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Surja Jessup
MS, CHT
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14201
Hypnotherapy connects you to the power of the subconscious mind, and combined with holistic counseling and acupressure, old self defeating patterns based on trauma or self-doubt can be released. Underneath these old patterns, your true confidence, resilience, and strength lie hidden. These are natural human qualities which we all can experience when the mind turns away from negativity and fear toward trust and wholeness. It requires a shift of attention from the conditioned mind to the real presence of your own authentic self which the "BodyMind Transformation' process encourages and facilitates.
Hypnotherapy connects you to the power of the subconscious mind, and combined with holistic counseling and acupressure, old self defeating patterns based on trauma or self-doubt can be released. Underneath these old patterns, your true confidence, resilience, and strength lie hidden. These are natural human qualities which we all can experience when the mind turns away from negativity and fear toward trust and wholeness. It requires a shift of attention from the conditioned mind to the real presence of your own authentic self which the "BodyMind Transformation' process encourages and facilitates.
(716) 356-2984 View (716) 356-2984
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Maryellen McCone
Mental Health Counselor, RN, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
While each therapeutic relationship is unique and utilizes techniques which are appropriate to the individual, my focus is drawn from cognitive therapy which identifies how our thoughts influence our feeling and a mindfulness based practice which includes meditation and allows us to identify our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. This is coupled with self-compassion training in order to allow us to make changes that are in our best long term interest and to do so with compassion and not judgement.
While each therapeutic relationship is unique and utilizes techniques which are appropriate to the individual, my focus is drawn from cognitive therapy which identifies how our thoughts influence our feeling and a mindfulness based practice which includes meditation and allows us to identify our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. This is coupled with self-compassion training in order to allow us to make changes that are in our best long term interest and to do so with compassion and not judgement.
(716) 567-8178 View (716) 567-8178
Photo of Kamisha Dixon, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kamisha Dixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202  (Online Only)
I believe that physical and emotional health are closely connected — so striving for mental wellness is a mind, body, and spiritual process. Attending to one’s emotional health is just as important as seeing a medical doctor. I want to help patients feel better, meet their goals, and have a better quality of life.
I believe that physical and emotional health are closely connected — so striving for mental wellness is a mind, body, and spiritual process. Attending to one’s emotional health is just as important as seeing a medical doctor. I want to help patients feel better, meet their goals, and have a better quality of life.
(716) 219-3288 View (716) 219-3288
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Heather Henry Rawlins
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
I believe all people have a deep well of resources for healing and growth within them that life experiences and the noisy world cover up. The work, as I see it, is about regaining access to that well so healing and growth can lead to a free, emotionally flexible and meaningful life. Whether it's the kind of anxiety that feels intolerably constant or the kind that limits you socially, or a sense of not being good enough, or a sense of being lonely or broken, I work best with people who are ready for things to be different. People who've tried a lot of things but still struggle in the same or similar old ways.
I believe all people have a deep well of resources for healing and growth within them that life experiences and the noisy world cover up. The work, as I see it, is about regaining access to that well so healing and growth can lead to a free, emotionally flexible and meaningful life. Whether it's the kind of anxiety that feels intolerably constant or the kind that limits you socially, or a sense of not being good enough, or a sense of being lonely or broken, I work best with people who are ready for things to be different. People who've tried a lot of things but still struggle in the same or similar old ways.
(716) 452-9974 View (716) 452-9974
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Rasheen Powell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202
Our ideal client is someone willing to take the journey of mental healing and wellness through verbal and supportive therapy. Someone who understands that mental health is a part of overall physical wellness: Someone who is bold and not afraid of the STIGMA seeing a counselor for mental wellness. Our ideal client is someone willing to partner on the journey of peace of mind. Our ideal clients are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood issues, trauma, grief/loss, and family and behavioral issues. If you are ready to start or continue your journey of healing and peace, we are ready to work with you!
Our ideal client is someone willing to take the journey of mental healing and wellness through verbal and supportive therapy. Someone who understands that mental health is a part of overall physical wellness: Someone who is bold and not afraid of the STIGMA seeing a counselor for mental wellness. Our ideal client is someone willing to partner on the journey of peace of mind. Our ideal clients are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, mood issues, trauma, grief/loss, and family and behavioral issues. If you are ready to start or continue your journey of healing and peace, we are ready to work with you!
(716) 266-3724 View (716) 266-3724
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Mike Evers
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14202  (Online Only)
Are you confused why life isn't more fulfilling? Do you feel "I'm not enough"- leading to working harder to reach your high standards for yourself. Your strong, active self-critical voice is your own worst enemy- keeping you stuck in those patterns of demanding too much from you and asking too little from others. You see relying on others as a sign of weakness. You find yourself stuck in a spiral of unwanted thoughts and emotions. We'll get to the root causes so you can more easily show up with your best parts. If you experience dissatisfaction in self and current circumstances, long for something more- a better way, I can help.
Are you confused why life isn't more fulfilling? Do you feel "I'm not enough"- leading to working harder to reach your high standards for yourself. Your strong, active self-critical voice is your own worst enemy- keeping you stuck in those patterns of demanding too much from you and asking too little from others. You see relying on others as a sign of weakness. You find yourself stuck in a spiral of unwanted thoughts and emotions. We'll get to the root causes so you can more easily show up with your best parts. If you experience dissatisfaction in self and current circumstances, long for something more- a better way, I can help.
(646) 389-5298 View (646) 389-5298
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Master Mind Advanced Hypnosis
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14201
Master Mind Hypnosis was featured in Buffalo News, Niagara Gazette,Channel 7 News any many more. Master Mind Hypnosis will take you to a higher level of consciousness as you tap to unlimited potential of your subconscious. You're probably here because you'd like to solve a problem. Or maybe there's some improvement you'd like to make in your life. Our goal is to help you get what you want. Safely. With you in control. Effectively. With real results that last. Looking Forward to Meet You.
Master Mind Hypnosis was featured in Buffalo News, Niagara Gazette,Channel 7 News any many more. Master Mind Hypnosis will take you to a higher level of consciousness as you tap to unlimited potential of your subconscious. You're probably here because you'd like to solve a problem. Or maybe there's some improvement you'd like to make in your life. Our goal is to help you get what you want. Safely. With you in control. Effectively. With real results that last. Looking Forward to Meet You.
(716) 745-4239 View (716) 745-4239
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Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness
MD, FECSM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14201
We are confidential, open-minded, comprehensive and whole-person centered. The spectrum of human sexuality is vast, and our goal is helping you find your own wellness regarding sexual issues. The Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness provides care for common and complex sexual, intimacy, and relationship issues in people of all genders and ages. The Center is comprised of a sexual medicine specialist as well as a team of certified sex therapists and sex therapists in training. In addition to medical evaluation and treatment of sexual issues, we offer individual, relational, and group therapy.
We are confidential, open-minded, comprehensive and whole-person centered. The spectrum of human sexuality is vast, and our goal is helping you find your own wellness regarding sexual issues. The Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness provides care for common and complex sexual, intimacy, and relationship issues in people of all genders and ages. The Center is comprised of a sexual medicine specialist as well as a team of certified sex therapists and sex therapists in training. In addition to medical evaluation and treatment of sexual issues, we offer individual, relational, and group therapy.
(585) 487-8663 View (585) 487-8663
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Tikana Truitt
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Allentown, Buffalo, NY 14201
Not accepting new clients
Dealing with life stressors and finding ways to overcome challenges without appropriate support can be difficult. I provide mental health counseling for children, adolescents and adults who are having a difficult time coping with various stressors and challenges related to anxiety, depression, behavior management, low confidence, parenting, relational issues, adjusting to change and goal attainment. By employing a person-centered approach to treatment, I cultivate a supportive non-judgmental therapeutic experience which allows clients to discover and utilize their strengths to facilitate self-discovery, self-acceptance and growth.
Dealing with life stressors and finding ways to overcome challenges without appropriate support can be difficult. I provide mental health counseling for children, adolescents and adults who are having a difficult time coping with various stressors and challenges related to anxiety, depression, behavior management, low confidence, parenting, relational issues, adjusting to change and goal attainment. By employing a person-centered approach to treatment, I cultivate a supportive non-judgmental therapeutic experience which allows clients to discover and utilize their strengths to facilitate self-discovery, self-acceptance and growth.
(716) 321-2622 View (716) 321-2622

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Number of Therapists in Allentown, Buffalo, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in Allentown, Buffalo, NY who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
76% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
69% Cigna and Evernorth
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Allentown, Buffalo, NY see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
18% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Allentown, Buffalo?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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