Therapists in Chelsea, NY

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Lucienne Despota
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, FIPA, CLC
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512
I am a very experienced trauma therapist, specializing in treating young adults suffering from PTSD, abuse in narcissistic relationships, codependency, break ups, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, divorce, and work place problems, using cognitive behavioral work, EMDR and IFS. My approach is eclectic and interactive, blending a combination of techniques. Non-judgment and warmth in a holistic frame describes my style. I also am trained in ADHD coaching, NLP, hypnosis, and other modalities designed for you to develop better coping skills. This is not a cookie cutter approach. It is a treatment custom made to meet your needs.
I am a very experienced trauma therapist, specializing in treating young adults suffering from PTSD, abuse in narcissistic relationships, codependency, break ups, anxiety, depression, LGBTQ issues, divorce, and work place problems, using cognitive behavioral work, EMDR and IFS. My approach is eclectic and interactive, blending a combination of techniques. Non-judgment and warmth in a holistic frame describes my style. I also am trained in ADHD coaching, NLP, hypnosis, and other modalities designed for you to develop better coping skills. This is not a cookie cutter approach. It is a treatment custom made to meet your needs.
(646) 351-1858 View (646) 351-1858
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Evan Kirstein
M Ed, CACP, PCC
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512
I specialize in working with those who are ready to conquer their ADHD symptoms, despite their struggles. Progressive Growth Coaching is designed to help. My specific training has cultivated an effective method of growing at your pace: Certified Mentor Coach by MentorCoach LLC. an Accredited Coach Training Program by the ICF. Professional Certified Coach by the IFC
I specialize in working with those who are ready to conquer their ADHD symptoms, despite their struggles. Progressive Growth Coaching is designed to help. My specific training has cultivated an effective method of growing at your pace: Certified Mentor Coach by MentorCoach LLC. an Accredited Coach Training Program by the ICF. Professional Certified Coach by the IFC
(470) 397-5757 View (470) 397-5757
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Nicole Angela Layer
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, NY 12512  (Online Only)
In the journey of life, we all face challenges that can weigh heavily on us. Sometimes these challenges, and the effort expended in overcoming them, cast a heavy darkness on our heart and mind. Whether those challenges are grappling with anxiety, navigating the depths of depression, confronting past traumas, or navigating the complexities of identity within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum - know that you are not alone.
In the journey of life, we all face challenges that can weigh heavily on us. Sometimes these challenges, and the effort expended in overcoming them, cast a heavy darkness on our heart and mind. Whether those challenges are grappling with anxiety, navigating the depths of depression, confronting past traumas, or navigating the complexities of identity within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum - know that you are not alone.
(516) 916-6670 View (516) 916-6670
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Julia Cole
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC, LP
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512  (Online Only)
I view therapy as a partnership and work well with clients who are driven to gain understandings of themselves and life, both autonomously and collaboratively. Every person has their own strengths, which can be harnessed to develop insight and change into their lifestyles and perspectives. I also acknowledge that everyone has their own past experiences that have led them to today. I strive to establish rapport with my clients and a space to feel safe and validated to foster a deeper level of empowerment, personal growth and self-acceptance.
I view therapy as a partnership and work well with clients who are driven to gain understandings of themselves and life, both autonomously and collaboratively. Every person has their own strengths, which can be harnessed to develop insight and change into their lifestyles and perspectives. I also acknowledge that everyone has their own past experiences that have led them to today. I strive to establish rapport with my clients and a space to feel safe and validated to foster a deeper level of empowerment, personal growth and self-acceptance.
(585) 440-7074 View (585) 440-7074
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Avery Klotsche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chelsea, NY 12512  (Online Only)
Life transitions often lead us to feel overwhelmed. While people close to us may be supportive, we may not always feel able to share with them our doubts and discomfort. Whether we’re holding our own or a loved one's sexuality or gender identity; navigating changes in our primary relationships, or reflecting on adverse experiences, having a safe space to reflect and process is invaluable. My practice serves adult clients who have struggled with anxiety, live with trauma or grief, or who experience the world as members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community. My approach is conversational, strengths-based, and results-oriented.
Life transitions often lead us to feel overwhelmed. While people close to us may be supportive, we may not always feel able to share with them our doubts and discomfort. Whether we’re holding our own or a loved one's sexuality or gender identity; navigating changes in our primary relationships, or reflecting on adverse experiences, having a safe space to reflect and process is invaluable. My practice serves adult clients who have struggled with anxiety, live with trauma or grief, or who experience the world as members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community. My approach is conversational, strengths-based, and results-oriented.
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Dr. Silvia Birklein, SYNC Psychological Services™
Psychologist, PhD, MA, LCAT, BC-DMT, CMA
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512
I am a licensed psychologist/psychoanalyst with over 20 years of practice in psychotherapy and body/mind approaches. If you experience trauma, anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, I am dedicated to helping you. I'll work with you on becoming aware of unresolved issues that limit your choices and freedom in life by attending carefully to your narrative and experience. Emphasis is on an exploration of your issues, and on the therapeutic relationship. In addition, our group has a team of experts/clinicians who are trained in a variety of approaches and issues. Please see the website for more info: WWW.SYNCPSYCH.COM
I am a licensed psychologist/psychoanalyst with over 20 years of practice in psychotherapy and body/mind approaches. If you experience trauma, anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, I am dedicated to helping you. I'll work with you on becoming aware of unresolved issues that limit your choices and freedom in life by attending carefully to your narrative and experience. Emphasis is on an exploration of your issues, and on the therapeutic relationship. In addition, our group has a team of experts/clinicians who are trained in a variety of approaches and issues. Please see the website for more info: WWW.SYNCPSYCH.COM
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The People's Therapy PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! The People’s Therapy is a virtual mental health practice of diverse and inclusive therapists; some of whom identify as BIPOC. Our mission is to provide excellent mental health services at affordable fees or through the acceptance of insurance. We are passionate about learning and therefore our clinicians are constantly working and growing their clinical skills to bring the latest tools and interventions to their therapy sessions.
Hello and Welcome! The People’s Therapy is a virtual mental health practice of diverse and inclusive therapists; some of whom identify as BIPOC. Our mission is to provide excellent mental health services at affordable fees or through the acceptance of insurance. We are passionate about learning and therefore our clinicians are constantly working and growing their clinical skills to bring the latest tools and interventions to their therapy sessions.
(347) 842-4786 View (347) 842-4786
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Blossoming Lotus Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelsea, NY 12512
Congratulations on taking a step closer to becoming your best self! Are you looking for an inclusive safe space where you can be honest and help heal past traumatic experiences? Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or questioning if you are? We work with folx in all stages of their coming out journey. We specialize working with BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA+ community members and those in non-monogamous relationships. We provide affirming surgery letters after our first session because we believe you should not have to wait any longer to be your authentic self.
Congratulations on taking a step closer to becoming your best self! Are you looking for an inclusive safe space where you can be honest and help heal past traumatic experiences? Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or questioning if you are? We work with folx in all stages of their coming out journey. We specialize working with BIPOC individuals, LGBTQIA+ community members and those in non-monogamous relationships. We provide affirming surgery letters after our first session because we believe you should not have to wait any longer to be your authentic self.
(631) 900-3405 View (631) 900-3405
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Josh Weinstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512
The experience of suffering is unique for each individual and deserves respect and attention. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can speak openly and be heard. Using language as our medium, I listen closely and with curiosity to hear your questions, fears, and desires. I wonder with you in a collaborative process about how your narratives have been formed and intervene to support revisions, bringing you into greater alignment with your personal truths. Putting words to experience lays the groundwork for greater mental freedom and lasting change to take place.
The experience of suffering is unique for each individual and deserves respect and attention. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can speak openly and be heard. Using language as our medium, I listen closely and with curiosity to hear your questions, fears, and desires. I wonder with you in a collaborative process about how your narratives have been formed and intervene to support revisions, bringing you into greater alignment with your personal truths. Putting words to experience lays the groundwork for greater mental freedom and lasting change to take place.
(929) 407-3705 View (929) 407-3705
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Robin Traiger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512
CONSCIOUS COUNSELING / A NEW WAY TO EXPAND EXPAND – to open up, broaden, develop, grow. CONTRACT– to diminish, close, restrict, lessen. CAUSES of contraction – anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, separation and loss, work stress, significant life changes….Telehealth available for FL, NY, NJ.
CONSCIOUS COUNSELING / A NEW WAY TO EXPAND EXPAND – to open up, broaden, develop, grow. CONTRACT– to diminish, close, restrict, lessen. CAUSES of contraction – anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship/family difficulties, separation and loss, work stress, significant life changes….Telehealth available for FL, NY, NJ.
(954) 780-8457 View (954) 780-8457
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Tabisam Shamas
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Chelsea, NY 12512  (Online Only)
As a mental health professional, i am always guiding clients to make improvements, and it isn’t always easy. I have many clients with different mental health issues. The most ideal situation with my client was when he required assistance with depressed mood and adjustment to new relationship. Assisting my client with adjustment, positive reinforcement, problem-solving skills, communication skills and relaxation techniques was rewarding. I Use that momentum and some carefully chosen resolutions and goals to help my client go into with more hope and lasting, positive changes.
As a mental health professional, i am always guiding clients to make improvements, and it isn’t always easy. I have many clients with different mental health issues. The most ideal situation with my client was when he required assistance with depressed mood and adjustment to new relationship. Assisting my client with adjustment, positive reinforcement, problem-solving skills, communication skills and relaxation techniques was rewarding. I Use that momentum and some carefully chosen resolutions and goals to help my client go into with more hope and lasting, positive changes.
(929) 207-7430 View (929) 207-7430

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Jenny Kaplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
I'm glad you've found yourself here. Acknowledging that you need support right now is a tough but necessary first step. Life and relationships can be complex and I find that it is often helpful have a neutral person to offer a listening ear, guidance, and to facilitate a process of gaining more insight about who you are and what you need. My role would be to help you work towards your goals, which may include building self-compassion, identifying and regulating uncomfortable emotions, processing old traumas, changing negative thoughts and patterns, overcoming challenges, strengthening relationships, implementing new coping skills.
I'm glad you've found yourself here. Acknowledging that you need support right now is a tough but necessary first step. Life and relationships can be complex and I find that it is often helpful have a neutral person to offer a listening ear, guidance, and to facilitate a process of gaining more insight about who you are and what you need. My role would be to help you work towards your goals, which may include building self-compassion, identifying and regulating uncomfortable emotions, processing old traumas, changing negative thoughts and patterns, overcoming challenges, strengthening relationships, implementing new coping skills.
(845) 251-4058 View (845) 251-4058
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Corinne Cappelletti
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MFA, R-SMT
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Accepting new couples & individual therapy clients. All sessions are virtual. Are you looking for a more embodied, connected, and fulfilling life? Maybe you tried traditional talk therapy before but found it wasn’t enough. If you are seeking lasting, holistic personal growth and are open to working on it, consider my integrated body-mind-soul approach. I can help you develop your inner resources to navigate stressful periods; balance your nervous system; communicate clearly and effectively; tend to unprocessed grief; understand your inner dynamics, mood changes, unexpressed creativity, soul longings; and more.
Accepting new couples & individual therapy clients. All sessions are virtual. Are you looking for a more embodied, connected, and fulfilling life? Maybe you tried traditional talk therapy before but found it wasn’t enough. If you are seeking lasting, holistic personal growth and are open to working on it, consider my integrated body-mind-soul approach. I can help you develop your inner resources to navigate stressful periods; balance your nervous system; communicate clearly and effectively; tend to unprocessed grief; understand your inner dynamics, mood changes, unexpressed creativity, soul longings; and more.
(929) 474-9705 View (929) 474-9705
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Elizabeth Jane Mintzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
We live in a world of uncertainty, fear, world crisis. Often, we are not aware of how we absorb, what unravels, and experience a sense of powerlessness. It is a crucial time for having community, a time, where one can feel known, and create a climate of all the ssubstantive, honest and not friendships knowledge connection and support are their for the healingwith “ A Friend on a Journey “ , it is not only and a grounding of problem solving
We live in a world of uncertainty, fear, world crisis. Often, we are not aware of how we absorb, what unravels, and experience a sense of powerlessness. It is a crucial time for having community, a time, where one can feel known, and create a climate of all the ssubstantive, honest and not friendships knowledge connection and support are their for the healingwith “ A Friend on a Journey “ , it is not only and a grounding of problem solving
(845) 768-1128 View (845) 768-1128
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Dr. Rachel Tayler
Psychologist, MSc, PhD
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Therapy is about easing suffering, increasing insight and curiosity, and finding meaning. This work is best done in the context of a trusting and strong therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I strive to form a genuine and unique bond with everyone I work with. I am an active therapist, who aims to be open, non-judgmental, and flexible. Cultural norms, identity and context will deeply inform how we work together.
Therapy is about easing suffering, increasing insight and curiosity, and finding meaning. This work is best done in the context of a trusting and strong therapeutic relationship. As a therapist, I strive to form a genuine and unique bond with everyone I work with. I am an active therapist, who aims to be open, non-judgmental, and flexible. Cultural norms, identity and context will deeply inform how we work together.
(718) 957-1233 View (718) 957-1233
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Lucy McLellan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCAT, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
You feel stuck. At this point in your life, you thought you’d have relationships down - your marriage or partnership would feel meaningful, hard but fulfilling. Instead your interactions with your partner, and perhaps your family, friends, or coworkers. leave you feeling misunderstood, frustrated and alone. How the hell are other people able to “click”? This wasn’t how you envisioned how love would feel in your life.
You feel stuck. At this point in your life, you thought you’d have relationships down - your marriage or partnership would feel meaningful, hard but fulfilling. Instead your interactions with your partner, and perhaps your family, friends, or coworkers. leave you feeling misunderstood, frustrated and alone. How the hell are other people able to “click”? This wasn’t how you envisioned how love would feel in your life.
(646) 328-6246 View (646) 328-6246
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Afua Forson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
The quest for safe, nurturing, loving connection serves a fundamental need that many of us can spend our entire lives striving to meet. For too many, this need is being felt acutely now during these trying times. The challenge to connect often brings a range of intense emotions, including anxiety, anger, shame, sadness and disappointment. Such emotions run counter to what one is actively yearning for: the sense of being loved. I welcome individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds who want to decrease anxiety and depression, enhance personal wellbeing and build their capacity for loving relationships.
The quest for safe, nurturing, loving connection serves a fundamental need that many of us can spend our entire lives striving to meet. For too many, this need is being felt acutely now during these trying times. The challenge to connect often brings a range of intense emotions, including anxiety, anger, shame, sadness and disappointment. Such emotions run counter to what one is actively yearning for: the sense of being loved. I welcome individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds who want to decrease anxiety and depression, enhance personal wellbeing and build their capacity for loving relationships.
(845) 209-1472 View (845) 209-1472
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Integrating the Self - Mental Health & Wellness
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Beacon, NY 12508
With an outside the box approach, our therapists use creative means to bring healing, growth, and change in addition to traditional talk therapy. We work with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, OCD, managing major life changes, anger management, codependency, relationship struggles, trauma, invisible illness (MS, etc), insomnia, and many different stressors and situations from childhood all through adult life. We’re a group of 6 therapists offering a wide range of therapy services, aligned practices, and wellness workshops, so we most likely have something that you are looking for.
With an outside the box approach, our therapists use creative means to bring healing, growth, and change in addition to traditional talk therapy. We work with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, OCD, managing major life changes, anger management, codependency, relationship struggles, trauma, invisible illness (MS, etc), insomnia, and many different stressors and situations from childhood all through adult life. We’re a group of 6 therapists offering a wide range of therapy services, aligned practices, and wellness workshops, so we most likely have something that you are looking for.
(845) 209-0748 View (845) 209-0748
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Kylie Horner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508
I see therapy as a space where I can help my clients understand who they are so that they can gain freedom in how they walk through the world. Life’s ebbs and flows can evoke painful feelings and, in my experience, understanding those feelings alongside another person can bring about relief and lifelong change.
I see therapy as a space where I can help my clients understand who they are so that they can gain freedom in how they walk through the world. Life’s ebbs and flows can evoke painful feelings and, in my experience, understanding those feelings alongside another person can bring about relief and lifelong change.
(516) 701-2033 View (516) 701-2033
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Alex Gindes
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Beacon, NY 12508  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My training is in clinical psychology, with over thirty years of experience in the field. I am licensed in New York and Florida. By scope of my practice, I am a general practitioner, with interest in treating persons with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic issues. My approach tends to encourage free emotional expression in the service of resolving psychological trauma and conflict. I am exclusively practicing via Teletherapy and prefer working through Zoom and other HIPPA approved platforms. I require minimal preliminary paperwork and appreciate a 24-hour notice for any changes.
My training is in clinical psychology, with over thirty years of experience in the field. I am licensed in New York and Florida. By scope of my practice, I am a general practitioner, with interest in treating persons with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic issues. My approach tends to encourage free emotional expression in the service of resolving psychological trauma and conflict. I am exclusively practicing via Teletherapy and prefer working through Zoom and other HIPPA approved platforms. I require minimal preliminary paperwork and appreciate a 24-hour notice for any changes.
(845) 254-2252 View (845) 254-2252

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chelsea, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Chelsea, NY who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
82% Depression
82% Family Conflict
82% Stress
73% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chelsea, NY see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
20% Male
20% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chelsea?

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.