Therapists in Clinton, NY

Photo of Briana Talarico, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Briana Talarico
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
My main goal as a therapist is to provide an emotionally safe and therapeutic atmosphere for my clients. I’ve worked with individuals across the life span and have found that my work has been most impactful with people aged preteen through young adulthood. This time is full of so much change - internally and externally. Initiating therapy can be hard. With a mixture of empathy, support, and reflection, solutions will be developed together, helping to give you a life that is more fulfilled.
My main goal as a therapist is to provide an emotionally safe and therapeutic atmosphere for my clients. I’ve worked with individuals across the life span and have found that my work has been most impactful with people aged preteen through young adulthood. This time is full of so much change - internally and externally. Initiating therapy can be hard. With a mixture of empathy, support, and reflection, solutions will be developed together, helping to give you a life that is more fulfilled.
(315) 633-4032 View (315) 633-4032
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Jodi L Kapes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Clinton, NY 13323
My practice specializes in solution focused therapy utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach giving real time tools to feel better quickly.
My practice specializes in solution focused therapy utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach giving real time tools to feel better quickly.
(315) 757-1022 View (315) 757-1022
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Valerie Lighthall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
Often times we feel stressed, numb, irritable, sad, or overwhelmed; and we believe “that’s just life” or “it could be worse” so these are issues we just try to deal with. While all of these emotions are normal to endure at some point in our lives, you do not have to feel alone. A positive therapeutic experience is one of the most important factors to success in therapy because with the right connection and support, anyone can start to see change.
Often times we feel stressed, numb, irritable, sad, or overwhelmed; and we believe “that’s just life” or “it could be worse” so these are issues we just try to deal with. While all of these emotions are normal to endure at some point in our lives, you do not have to feel alone. A positive therapeutic experience is one of the most important factors to success in therapy because with the right connection and support, anyone can start to see change.
(315) 644-6785 View (315) 644-6785
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Jessica Roman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
As a Bronx native, my commitment to supporting the wellness of underserved groups stems from my roots. The BIPOC community often faces disparities within our healthcare system and I am committed to providing quality, culturally competent care to survivors of trauma, race-based traumatic stress, those seeking to change generational patterns, those struggling to manage worries, fears and frustrations or those seeking self-awareness into their behavior patterns. My journey began as a NYC educator, where I developed a keen understanding of human learning and development and I continue to also support adolescence and fellow parents.
As a Bronx native, my commitment to supporting the wellness of underserved groups stems from my roots. The BIPOC community often faces disparities within our healthcare system and I am committed to providing quality, culturally competent care to survivors of trauma, race-based traumatic stress, those seeking to change generational patterns, those struggling to manage worries, fears and frustrations or those seeking self-awareness into their behavior patterns. My journey began as a NYC educator, where I developed a keen understanding of human learning and development and I continue to also support adolescence and fellow parents.
(315) 809-4022 View (315) 809-4022
Photo of Kelsey Mooney, LMHC, CASAC, Counselor
Kelsey Mooney
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
My fully telehealth practice is catered towards working professionals, college students and teens (14+). I am a trauma-informed therapist that provides an intentional nonjudgmental LGBTQIA+ affirming space. My practice is centered around folks dealing with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and LGBTQIA+ issues; including exploring sexuality and gender identity. Many of my clients are dealing with life stressors/transitions, relationship struggles and self-esteem concerns.
My fully telehealth practice is catered towards working professionals, college students and teens (14+). I am a trauma-informed therapist that provides an intentional nonjudgmental LGBTQIA+ affirming space. My practice is centered around folks dealing with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and LGBTQIA+ issues; including exploring sexuality and gender identity. Many of my clients are dealing with life stressors/transitions, relationship struggles and self-esteem concerns.
(315) 740-1194 View (315) 740-1194
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Michelle Burdick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
Everyone needs help and it's OK to not be OK. I specialize in adults (18+) transitioning into adulthood, new life roles, careers, relationships, family issues, parenting, or other challenges that life throws at us. I provide a caring and safe place to talk through your concerns, challenges and barriers. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem issues, relationships, LGBQT, and mood disorders. I always emphasis the importance of self-care and will help you develop personal methods. You don't have to suffer alone. Email me if you would like to meet and discuss your counseling needs and goals :)
Everyone needs help and it's OK to not be OK. I specialize in adults (18+) transitioning into adulthood, new life roles, careers, relationships, family issues, parenting, or other challenges that life throws at us. I provide a caring and safe place to talk through your concerns, challenges and barriers. I have extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self esteem issues, relationships, LGBQT, and mood disorders. I always emphasis the importance of self-care and will help you develop personal methods. You don't have to suffer alone. Email me if you would like to meet and discuss your counseling needs and goals :)
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Jennifer Marie Bartkowiak
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, CTMH
Verified Verified
Clinton, NY 13323
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I work with individuals struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, rejection, fear, abandonment, and much more. Everyone experiences negative emotions, however sometimes people need help to cope with, and heal from past life experiences. I also work with couples who are experiencing many of the same emotions, within their romantic relationship.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I work with individuals struggling with feelings of sadness, anxiety, rejection, fear, abandonment, and much more. Everyone experiences negative emotions, however sometimes people need help to cope with, and heal from past life experiences. I also work with couples who are experiencing many of the same emotions, within their romantic relationship.
(315) 381-1180 View (315) 381-1180
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Adam Abraham
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
Adam Abraham, 006553. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as both modalities help me, and the client build a shared understanding of their reality and allow us to work together to chart a path forward. My communication style is calm, accommodating, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking with me about anything, and I pride myself on my ability to listen without judgment.
Adam Abraham, 006553. My approach to therapy varies based on the needs of each client I work with. I most frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as both modalities help me, and the client build a shared understanding of their reality and allow us to work together to chart a path forward. My communication style is calm, accommodating, and personable. I want my clients to feel comfortable talking with me about anything, and I pride myself on my ability to listen without judgment.
(646) 798-6262 View (646) 798-6262
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Vanessa Soleil
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MEd, NCC, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
Hello there. Finding a counselor can be overwhelming, so I appreciate your presence. Research shows that meaningful change in therapy is grounded in a safe, warm, & accepting relationship. That’s why l work to build trust & learn about my clients' inner world. I believe that I can best support you if I understand the contexts of which you are a part & that shaped you—family, work, culture, & other systems. My style is to blend thoughtful questions, gentle challenge, & inner exploration with teaching clients practical skills. My hope is to nurture your innate wisdom, so that you may grow, heal, & flourish on your own terms.
Hello there. Finding a counselor can be overwhelming, so I appreciate your presence. Research shows that meaningful change in therapy is grounded in a safe, warm, & accepting relationship. That’s why l work to build trust & learn about my clients' inner world. I believe that I can best support you if I understand the contexts of which you are a part & that shaped you—family, work, culture, & other systems. My style is to blend thoughtful questions, gentle challenge, & inner exploration with teaching clients practical skills. My hope is to nurture your innate wisdom, so that you may grow, heal, & flourish on your own terms.
(984) 207-0761 View (984) 207-0761
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Thomas Lane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a clinical social worker who specializes in CBT and ACT modalities. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years and have helped many people overcome their challenges. I am passionate about helping people live their best life and I believe that CBT and ACT are two of the most effective systems for doing so. I am constantly expanding my knowledge in the field of mental health and I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help my clients.
I am a clinical social worker who specializes in CBT and ACT modalities. I have been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years and have helped many people overcome their challenges. I am passionate about helping people live their best life and I believe that CBT and ACT are two of the most effective systems for doing so. I am constantly expanding my knowledge in the field of mental health and I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help my clients.
(315) 400-6959 View (315) 400-6959
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Joanna Rigoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323
I have over 20 years experience providing individual and couples therapy in the New York Metro area and now here in the Central NY area. I treat adolescents, adults and the elderly using cognitive behavioral and insight oriented therapeutic techniques. These approaches allow me to help my clients identify the cause of the issues, gain specific techniques to alleviate stress while maintaining a solution focused approach. I teach my clients to build upon their current strengths, develop new skills, increase awareness and create positive growth to improve their relationships,communication styles, self-worth and to increase their overall coping skills for long term results.
I have over 20 years experience providing individual and couples therapy in the New York Metro area and now here in the Central NY area. I treat adolescents, adults and the elderly using cognitive behavioral and insight oriented therapeutic techniques. These approaches allow me to help my clients identify the cause of the issues, gain specific techniques to alleviate stress while maintaining a solution focused approach. I teach my clients to build upon their current strengths, develop new skills, increase awareness and create positive growth to improve their relationships,communication styles, self-worth and to increase their overall coping skills for long term results.
(315) 794-2163 View (315) 794-2163
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Jeana Penree
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323
Life can be challenging at times and I can help you navigate through the tougher moments. I will help you combat negative self talk, self defeating behaviors, or just plain and simple stress associated with day to day life. While helping you to embrace a calmer existence I will assist you in finding the awareness you desire to balance distinguishable areas of your life. I am experienced in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, situational stressors, grief, and school- or work-related issues. My therapy approach is eclectic, consisting of Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Strengths-Based Perspective.
Life can be challenging at times and I can help you navigate through the tougher moments. I will help you combat negative self talk, self defeating behaviors, or just plain and simple stress associated with day to day life. While helping you to embrace a calmer existence I will assist you in finding the awareness you desire to balance distinguishable areas of your life. I am experienced in working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, situational stressors, grief, and school- or work-related issues. My therapy approach is eclectic, consisting of Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Strengths-Based Perspective.
(315) 805-4355 View (315) 805-4355
Paul Dischiavo LCSW-R Child&Adolescent Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided counseling and social work services to children and families for over twenty years. I help my clients find concrete solutions to the issues they are facing. I operate from a strengths based perspective that focuses on problem solving, teaching specific coping skills, and helping the client take charge of their situation. I provide tools to help my clients gain a greater sense of control of their situations, and to solve the problem at hand.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided counseling and social work services to children and families for over twenty years. I help my clients find concrete solutions to the issues they are facing. I operate from a strengths based perspective that focuses on problem solving, teaching specific coping skills, and helping the client take charge of their situation. I provide tools to help my clients gain a greater sense of control of their situations, and to solve the problem at hand.
(315) 235-1159 View (315) 235-1159
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Natalie DeTraglia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clinton, NY 13323
Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ,allowing me to focus on building a custom approach for each one of my clients. We will begin by exploring where you are currently at in order to determine where you want to end up. Working together, we will establish a plan and celebrate your success along the way! My focus is on Anxiety & Depression, but I also love to help clients navigate their career journey as well as life transitions!
Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ,allowing me to focus on building a custom approach for each one of my clients. We will begin by exploring where you are currently at in order to determine where you want to end up. Working together, we will establish a plan and celebrate your success along the way! My focus is on Anxiety & Depression, but I also love to help clients navigate their career journey as well as life transitions!
(315) 758-5696 View (315) 758-5696

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Nicole Schrader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Hartford, NY 13413
As a Clinical Masters level Social Worker I provide services in a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic atmosphere. Services consist of assessment, diagnosis, treatment including, but not limited to Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Talk Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Evaluation and management of mental health symptoms. I also work with individuals experiencing emotional, or behavioral disturbances. I work with individuals, families, and groups. I see children ages 8 through 18 and adults 18 and older.
As a Clinical Masters level Social Worker I provide services in a safe, non-judgmental, therapeutic atmosphere. Services consist of assessment, diagnosis, treatment including, but not limited to Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Talk Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Evaluation and management of mental health symptoms. I also work with individuals experiencing emotional, or behavioral disturbances. I work with individuals, families, and groups. I see children ages 8 through 18 and adults 18 and older.
(315) 743-5582 View (315) 743-5582
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Amanda Brechko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Utica, NY 13501  (Online Only)
Let’s be real. Life is hard. It is messy and crazy, and sometimes, it feels out of control. Your house is a mess, the kids are screaming, the dog needs to go out, the garbage is overflowing, your boss needs this project done yesterday.... You just cannot get a moment to think straight. Then there’s that thought in the back of your mind that you are not doing enough, that you’re not enough. You’re questioning yourself and feeling overwhelmed. You have lost that spark, that thing that excites you, your true self. This is where therapy comes in. This is the time to take care of you!
Let’s be real. Life is hard. It is messy and crazy, and sometimes, it feels out of control. Your house is a mess, the kids are screaming, the dog needs to go out, the garbage is overflowing, your boss needs this project done yesterday.... You just cannot get a moment to think straight. Then there’s that thought in the back of your mind that you are not doing enough, that you’re not enough. You’re questioning yourself and feeling overwhelmed. You have lost that spark, that thing that excites you, your true self. This is where therapy comes in. This is the time to take care of you!
(607) 208-7959 View (607) 208-7959
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Jeffrey Aulisi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Utica, NY 13502
I believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to overcome obstacles in their lives, but sometimes need a safe place and an outside view to help them through this process. Everybody could use support as they handle life, and therefore I believe everybody deserves a space where they can feel comfortable to explore their emotions and express themselves. Through strength-based models and solution focused techniques I work to help people increase their self-awareness of the situations they are dealing with, and find what is in their control to improve themselves.
I believe that everyone has the strength within themselves to overcome obstacles in their lives, but sometimes need a safe place and an outside view to help them through this process. Everybody could use support as they handle life, and therefore I believe everybody deserves a space where they can feel comfortable to explore their emotions and express themselves. Through strength-based models and solution focused techniques I work to help people increase their self-awareness of the situations they are dealing with, and find what is in their control to improve themselves.
(315) 897-5375 View (315) 897-5375
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Lori Mulligan
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
New York Mills, NY 13417  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Lori. Counseling can be a difficult choice, but also a brave choice! I am available evenings and weekends to make it as easy and convenient as possible. I work with adults of all ages dealing with a range of issues related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, college stressors, relationships, parenting, substance abuse and addiction. I believe that counseling provides a safe space that allows us to explore our feelings and identify a path of growth and change.
Hi, I’m Lori. Counseling can be a difficult choice, but also a brave choice! I am available evenings and weekends to make it as easy and convenient as possible. I work with adults of all ages dealing with a range of issues related to anxiety, depression, life transitions, college stressors, relationships, parenting, substance abuse and addiction. I believe that counseling provides a safe space that allows us to explore our feelings and identify a path of growth and change.
(929) 427-0982 View (929) 427-0982
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Kyle P. Cattell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Rome, NY 13441  (Online Only)
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting and at times a scary undertaking, but rest assured, this is a time of self-growth and positivity. I believe in a Person-Centered approach, which means that WE work together in the process of therapy toward formalizing your desired treatment goals for self-growth.
Making the decision to engage in therapy can be a daunting and at times a scary undertaking, but rest assured, this is a time of self-growth and positivity. I believe in a Person-Centered approach, which means that WE work together in the process of therapy toward formalizing your desired treatment goals for self-growth.
(631) 430-4282 View (631) 430-4282
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Jim Goldstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MAC, CASAC, LMFT
Verified Verified
New Hartford, NY 13413  (Online Only)
I have over 40 years of experience in the counseling field and I bring an integrated approach to my work that incorporates the unique experience of the client/family matched with the appropriate treatment plan and approaches in a collaborative manner. My specialties are families, couples, children and adolescents, and addiction issues. I work with blended families, grandparents raising grandchildren and am trained in treatment of anxiety and depression through CBT. I am licensed and credentialed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor
I have over 40 years of experience in the counseling field and I bring an integrated approach to my work that incorporates the unique experience of the client/family matched with the appropriate treatment plan and approaches in a collaborative manner. My specialties are families, couples, children and adolescents, and addiction issues. I work with blended families, grandparents raising grandchildren and am trained in treatment of anxiety and depression through CBT. I am licensed and credentialed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor
(315) 801-2190 View (315) 801-2190

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Clinton, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in Clinton, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
86% Coping Skills
79% Grief
79% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Clinton, NY see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Clinton?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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