Therapists in Glen Head, NY

Photo of Aaiza Kausar, LMHC, Counselor
Aaiza Kausar
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
The relationship we have with ourselves is a crucial factor for how we show up in our relationships. With my guidance, I can assist you in building confidence, practicing self-compassion, and managing interpersonal conflict. Using an eclectic combination of CBT and Humanistic approaches, we’ll work together to understand the relationship between your body and your mind. It’s through that foundation that we’ll then be able to gain insight into unhelpful thinking patterns, and equip you with the necessary skills so that you can continue living life to your fullest potential.
The relationship we have with ourselves is a crucial factor for how we show up in our relationships. With my guidance, I can assist you in building confidence, practicing self-compassion, and managing interpersonal conflict. Using an eclectic combination of CBT and Humanistic approaches, we’ll work together to understand the relationship between your body and your mind. It’s through that foundation that we’ll then be able to gain insight into unhelpful thinking patterns, and equip you with the necessary skills so that you can continue living life to your fullest potential.
(516) 447-2439 View (516) 447-2439
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Key Insights Neuropsychology and Counseling
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
Key Insights Neuropsychology and Counseling provides assessment and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults. We specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disorders, as well as brain injuries and neurodegenerative conditions. We also provide counseling for individuals and families, including children of all ages, to treat a range of emotional, behavioral, and social concerns. Other specialties include cognitive remediation, executive and social skills training, chronic pain management, clinical hypnotherapy, and lifestyle behavioral health services.
Key Insights Neuropsychology and Counseling provides assessment and psychotherapy services for children, adolescents and adults. We specialize in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disorders, as well as brain injuries and neurodegenerative conditions. We also provide counseling for individuals and families, including children of all ages, to treat a range of emotional, behavioral, and social concerns. Other specialties include cognitive remediation, executive and social skills training, chronic pain management, clinical hypnotherapy, and lifestyle behavioral health services.
(516) 830-4297 View (516) 830-4297
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Debby Stromberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
I believe that talking about your thoughts and feelings with me, in my safe and welcoming office, will help you feel better. My style is friendly and interactive, and I offer feedback. Together, we can explore the history of your life and learn about the patterns that exist. You will soon be able to make the changes that will help you live the life you desire. I specialize in issues related to relationships, family, career, self-esteem, fear, stress/nervousness/anxiety, loneliness/isolation, sadness/depression, body image, food/dieting/weight, parenting, pre-natal/post-natal, and feeling overwhelmed and confused.
I believe that talking about your thoughts and feelings with me, in my safe and welcoming office, will help you feel better. My style is friendly and interactive, and I offer feedback. Together, we can explore the history of your life and learn about the patterns that exist. You will soon be able to make the changes that will help you live the life you desire. I specialize in issues related to relationships, family, career, self-esteem, fear, stress/nervousness/anxiety, loneliness/isolation, sadness/depression, body image, food/dieting/weight, parenting, pre-natal/post-natal, and feeling overwhelmed and confused.
(516) 693-8072 View (516) 693-8072
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Marla Friedman
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CN, ABAAHP
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
We all have something to heal and healing is possible. I have had an integrative practice in psychotherapy for over 30 years. I provide psychotherapy that inspires insight, growth, and healthier boundaries. Discovering the beliefs about ourselves that we carry are keys to transforming, empowering and healing our lives. As a couples therapist I assist couples in developing emotional intimacy and greater communication which is crucial for healing relationships. I also provide therapy for codependency, addiction, and support in the recovery process. As a trauma therapist I offer supportive psychotherapy and EMDR for healing trauma.
We all have something to heal and healing is possible. I have had an integrative practice in psychotherapy for over 30 years. I provide psychotherapy that inspires insight, growth, and healthier boundaries. Discovering the beliefs about ourselves that we carry are keys to transforming, empowering and healing our lives. As a couples therapist I assist couples in developing emotional intimacy and greater communication which is crucial for healing relationships. I also provide therapy for codependency, addiction, and support in the recovery process. As a trauma therapist I offer supportive psychotherapy and EMDR for healing trauma.
(516) 595-0461 View (516) 595-0461
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Colleen Ford, PhD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
Trauma in varying degrees is a part of everyone's lives that often goes unrecognized, or the experience gets buried deep down consciously or unconsciously, with the hope that it doesn't resurface. We often feel we have done a good job of supressing until we find unhealthy coping behavior, and responses repeating themselves, keeping one stuck until acknowledged and addressed. My goal is to help promote world peace by helping one heart at a time to develop inner peace despite what ever is going on now or in the past.
Trauma in varying degrees is a part of everyone's lives that often goes unrecognized, or the experience gets buried deep down consciously or unconsciously, with the hope that it doesn't resurface. We often feel we have done a good job of supressing until we find unhealthy coping behavior, and responses repeating themselves, keeping one stuck until acknowledged and addressed. My goal is to help promote world peace by helping one heart at a time to develop inner peace despite what ever is going on now or in the past.
(631) 336-2788 View (631) 336-2788
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Paul Moglia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
The most therapeutic element in psychotherapy is the relationship between us. You invite me into your interior self which is a special, even sacred, place hiring me as a guide during this phase of your life's journey. Ultimately, our goal is to do things better by initiating new ways of being or putting aside some of the old. Therapy is not escape; it is not blame. It is about better facing the challenges of life, helping ourselves find our way through where we now are, and sometimes it's also about finding our way back to ourselves.
The most therapeutic element in psychotherapy is the relationship between us. You invite me into your interior self which is a special, even sacred, place hiring me as a guide during this phase of your life's journey. Ultimately, our goal is to do things better by initiating new ways of being or putting aside some of the old. Therapy is not escape; it is not blame. It is about better facing the challenges of life, helping ourselves find our way through where we now are, and sometimes it's also about finding our way back to ourselves.
(914) 228-1288 View (914) 228-1288
Photo of Alyson Lewis, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Alyson Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
Choosing to see a therapist can be the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Do you find yourself struggling to create healthy relationships, feeling overwhelmed by life's pressures, or yearning to achieve a peaceful state of mind? Perhaps you feel weighted down by troubling past experiences that have created self-defeating patterns, and worry that you won't be able to break the cycle. With my help, you can overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, increase your ability to manage stress, free yourself from past burdens, and feel more in control of your own life's journey.
Choosing to see a therapist can be the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Do you find yourself struggling to create healthy relationships, feeling overwhelmed by life's pressures, or yearning to achieve a peaceful state of mind? Perhaps you feel weighted down by troubling past experiences that have created self-defeating patterns, and worry that you won't be able to break the cycle. With my help, you can overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, increase your ability to manage stress, free yourself from past burdens, and feel more in control of your own life's journey.
(516) 271-3507 View (516) 271-3507
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Alessia Russello
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is dedicated to helping my patients cope with life challenges. My specialties are trauma, grief, PTSD and anxiety. I take a psychodynamic and trauma-informed approach while utilizing behavioral techniques such as CBT and mindfulness.
I am a licensed clinical social worker who is dedicated to helping my patients cope with life challenges. My specialties are trauma, grief, PTSD and anxiety. I take a psychodynamic and trauma-informed approach while utilizing behavioral techniques such as CBT and mindfulness.
(516) 271-3844 View (516) 271-3844
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Lindsay G Plunkett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
Dr. Plunkett is a pediatric neuropsychologist providing evaluation, consultation, and behavioral therapy. There are many reasons why children are referred for neuropsychological evaluation. Children suspected of having a developmental disorder (e.g., intellectual disability, ADHD, or learning disability) often require evaluation. Children diagnosed with a medical disorder (e.g., epilepsy) or who sustained a head injury may require evaluation for treatment planning. At times children are also referred because they are struggling for unclear reasons and an evaluation is needed to clarify what may be contributing to their presentation.
Dr. Plunkett is a pediatric neuropsychologist providing evaluation, consultation, and behavioral therapy. There are many reasons why children are referred for neuropsychological evaluation. Children suspected of having a developmental disorder (e.g., intellectual disability, ADHD, or learning disability) often require evaluation. Children diagnosed with a medical disorder (e.g., epilepsy) or who sustained a head injury may require evaluation for treatment planning. At times children are also referred because they are struggling for unclear reasons and an evaluation is needed to clarify what may be contributing to their presentation.
(516) 407-2703 View (516) 407-2703
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Mindy Atkin
PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545
As a humanistically and psychodynamically trained Clinical Psychologist and Creative Arts Psychotherapist I provide treatment for various mental health difficulties for adolescents, adults and families. By utilizing a variety of evidence based therapeutic perspectives, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, creative arts therapy and EMDR, I help clients discover their innate, creative potential thus resulting in a more satisfied, productive and meaningful life experience. Treatment is determined by assessing an individual's life history and relationships with a focus on current stressors. Each client's personality dynamics and ideal goals are considered as part of a collaborative approach.
As a humanistically and psychodynamically trained Clinical Psychologist and Creative Arts Psychotherapist I provide treatment for various mental health difficulties for adolescents, adults and families. By utilizing a variety of evidence based therapeutic perspectives, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, creative arts therapy and EMDR, I help clients discover their innate, creative potential thus resulting in a more satisfied, productive and meaningful life experience. Treatment is determined by assessing an individual's life history and relationships with a focus on current stressors. Each client's personality dynamics and ideal goals are considered as part of a collaborative approach.
(516) 272-4941 View (516) 272-4941
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Fred Doulton
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MS, NCC, CASAC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
Do you find that you struggle with more than expected feelings of anxiety or depression, anger, grief & loss, substance use, troubled relationships, or other mental health issues? Mr. Rogers (from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood) often said, "When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" I have often sought and found helpers throughout my life who have pointed the way or simply sat with me and listened.
Do you find that you struggle with more than expected feelings of anxiety or depression, anger, grief & loss, substance use, troubled relationships, or other mental health issues? Mr. Rogers (from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood) often said, "When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'" I have often sought and found helpers throughout my life who have pointed the way or simply sat with me and listened.
(516) 217-0955 View (516) 217-0955
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Victor Marchese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
Making that first call seeking help can be very difficult, but you'll be very happy you did. In practice for 20 years, this safe and comfortable environment is located in Glen Head, NY. My team and I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults going through a variety of issues from personal crises, relationship issues, sexual identity issues, and/or substance addiction. Clients can also benefit from EMDR, EMI and Hypnotherapy, all of which are available to you here in this confidential, judgement-free environment where you are free to discuss any subject or issue you wish.
Making that first call seeking help can be very difficult, but you'll be very happy you did. In practice for 20 years, this safe and comfortable environment is located in Glen Head, NY. My team and I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults going through a variety of issues from personal crises, relationship issues, sexual identity issues, and/or substance addiction. Clients can also benefit from EMDR, EMI and Hypnotherapy, all of which are available to you here in this confidential, judgement-free environment where you are free to discuss any subject or issue you wish.
(516) 962-2104 View (516) 962-2104
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Julie Patyk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
I am passionate about helping couples have more satisfying relationships. While I believe couples benefit from the Gottman tools to improve communication, friendship, and intimacy, I also work with couples on deeper issues; what is each individual bringing to the session internally. How do family of origin issues impact each person and the couple. I help couples connect with themselves and calm themselves using mindfulness and self-soothing. This combination can allow couples to be more vulnerable with each other to improve the feeling of connection.
I am passionate about helping couples have more satisfying relationships. While I believe couples benefit from the Gottman tools to improve communication, friendship, and intimacy, I also work with couples on deeper issues; what is each individual bringing to the session internally. How do family of origin issues impact each person and the couple. I help couples connect with themselves and calm themselves using mindfulness and self-soothing. This combination can allow couples to be more vulnerable with each other to improve the feeling of connection.
(516) 758-1934 View (516) 758-1934
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Annmarie Amlick
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
Therapy is a process, but it doesn't have to be scary or stigmatizing. We all need help sometimes, whether you have experienced tremendous loss and trauma, or are simply feeling unhappy and stuck in your head. It is easy to feel lost and alone, or to worry that we are never doing or being enough.
Therapy is a process, but it doesn't have to be scary or stigmatizing. We all need help sometimes, whether you have experienced tremendous loss and trauma, or are simply feeling unhappy and stuck in your head. It is easy to feel lost and alone, or to worry that we are never doing or being enough.
(516) 588-6906 View (516) 588-6906
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Kristen Haller
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545  (Online Only)
Seeking counseling or therapy can be an overwhelming experience, especially when we feel unsure about how to navigate and improve our own well-being. As a compassionate and committed therapist, I specialize in relationship issues, couples therapy, resolving conflicts, family therapy, handling anxiety, depression, personal crisis, trauma, PTSD, stress management, insomnia, substance abuse, and behavioral issues for all ages.
Seeking counseling or therapy can be an overwhelming experience, especially when we feel unsure about how to navigate and improve our own well-being. As a compassionate and committed therapist, I specialize in relationship issues, couples therapy, resolving conflicts, family therapy, handling anxiety, depression, personal crisis, trauma, PTSD, stress management, insomnia, substance abuse, and behavioral issues for all ages.
(516) 407-8286 View (516) 407-8286
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Liz M Cooke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545
Do you find yourself wondering “How did I get here?” Life has a way of taking some unexpected (and unwanted) twists and turns that can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. You may experience this as anxiety, depression or isolation. Feeling stuck in the past or anxious about the future can impact your mood, your behavior, and your capacity for happiness. “Where do I go from here?” is a powerful question that can open doors to self-awareness and greater happiness. As a trained professional, I can help you explore that question.
Do you find yourself wondering “How did I get here?” Life has a way of taking some unexpected (and unwanted) twists and turns that can leave you feeling confused and overwhelmed. You may experience this as anxiety, depression or isolation. Feeling stuck in the past or anxious about the future can impact your mood, your behavior, and your capacity for happiness. “Where do I go from here?” is a powerful question that can open doors to self-awareness and greater happiness. As a trained professional, I can help you explore that question.
(516) 789-2687 View (516) 789-2687
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Cecilia Bell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience in private practice and in an outpatient clinic setting. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with a wide range of issues that include coping with everyday stressors, relationships, chronic mental illness, and medical problems. My style is interactive and relationship based.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience in private practice and in an outpatient clinic setting. I work with adults and adolescents struggling with a wide range of issues that include coping with everyday stressors, relationships, chronic mental illness, and medical problems. My style is interactive and relationship based.
(516) 927-7645 View (516) 927-7645
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Lynn Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
I am a licensed clinical social worker, certified psychoanalyst and PsyaD candidate. Whether we are struggling inside of ourselves, with a loved one, or our children, it is helpful to understand why we may be struggling, and what we can do to change things in our lives. Anxiety and /or depression can leave us feeling lost and confused at times. Finding our way back through understanding can be rewarding and helpful. I treat children, adolescents, people who struggle with addictions and are ready for treatment, and families.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, certified psychoanalyst and PsyaD candidate. Whether we are struggling inside of ourselves, with a loved one, or our children, it is helpful to understand why we may be struggling, and what we can do to change things in our lives. Anxiety and /or depression can leave us feeling lost and confused at times. Finding our way back through understanding can be rewarding and helpful. I treat children, adolescents, people who struggle with addictions and are ready for treatment, and families.
(516) 246-2086 View (516) 246-2086
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Danielle Kramer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in the state of New York. Growing up, I was always drawn to the helping professions and would later decide that my passion lies in mental health. My strong desire for helping others allows me to be fully present with my clients and devoted to meeting their needs in therapy. Working with me you will find that I am warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I am dedicated to helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life's many challenges.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in the state of New York. Growing up, I was always drawn to the helping professions and would later decide that my passion lies in mental health. My strong desire for helping others allows me to be fully present with my clients and devoted to meeting their needs in therapy. Working with me you will find that I am warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental. I am dedicated to helping children, adolescents and adults navigate life's many challenges.
(516) 212-9931 View (516) 212-9931
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Tara Arutunian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
We all hit rough patches in life, and sometimes experience difficulty after difficulty that can cause us to lose our sense of well-being, direction and purpose. If you're struggling with PTSD, anxiety, trauma, depression, or relationship issues, you don't have to suffer alone. The therapeutic journey is about discovering and rediscovering your resilient self so you can go on to live a life that brings you pleasure, harmony, and the skills to cope with life's unknowns.
We all hit rough patches in life, and sometimes experience difficulty after difficulty that can cause us to lose our sense of well-being, direction and purpose. If you're struggling with PTSD, anxiety, trauma, depression, or relationship issues, you don't have to suffer alone. The therapeutic journey is about discovering and rediscovering your resilient self so you can go on to live a life that brings you pleasure, harmony, and the skills to cope with life's unknowns.
(516) 774-4534 View (516) 774-4534

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Number of Therapists in Glen Head, NY

30+

Average cost per session

$162

Therapists in Glen Head, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
82% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
65% Divorce
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Aetna
58% Cigna and Evernorth
58% Oxford

How Therapists in Glen Head, NY see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Glen Head?

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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.