Therapists in Goldens Bridge, NY

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Bryant Srour Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goldens Bridge, NY 10526
Sometimes life can be very stressful due to a variety of barriers. Anxiety, depression or stress can interrupt our lives and lead to despair. Sometimes as individuals, we have the feeling that we are alone in this despair and that nothing can help us improve. Negative thinking and difficult emotions can lead to poor self-esteem and isolation from those we love, as well as difficulties attending to responsibilities or striving towards our goals in life. I believe all humans have the capacity for change and achieve our goals to transform into our best version of ourselves, and therapy can be a first step to achieving these goals.
Sometimes life can be very stressful due to a variety of barriers. Anxiety, depression or stress can interrupt our lives and lead to despair. Sometimes as individuals, we have the feeling that we are alone in this despair and that nothing can help us improve. Negative thinking and difficult emotions can lead to poor self-esteem and isolation from those we love, as well as difficulties attending to responsibilities or striving towards our goals in life. I believe all humans have the capacity for change and achieve our goals to transform into our best version of ourselves, and therapy can be a first step to achieving these goals.
(914) 800-7690 View (914) 800-7690
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Family Solutions of Westchester, LLC
BS, LP, MFT
Verified Verified
Goldens Bridge, NY 10526  (Online Only)
Family Solutions of Westchester, LLC. founder, Innes Frey, uses an innovative, refreshing and short-term therapeutic approach, F.S.T, focusing on the positive reinforcement of solutions to achieve change, providing an exclusive therapeutic environment that is custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client - child, couple, or the family.
Family Solutions of Westchester, LLC. founder, Innes Frey, uses an innovative, refreshing and short-term therapeutic approach, F.S.T, focusing on the positive reinforcement of solutions to achieve change, providing an exclusive therapeutic environment that is custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual client - child, couple, or the family.
(845) 478-1127 View (845) 478-1127
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Shannon Ghramm-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goldens Bridge, NY 10526
Being a parent is one of the most humbling roles we will have; humbling in every sense of the word. Parents experience both highs and low: immense love, disappointment, complete satisfaction and pride, anger/frustration, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of competence. It can be a rollercoaster and your child didn’t come with an instruction manual. Helping our kids thrive and keeping them safe, healthy, and motivated in this world can feel like a problem without solutions. If you are struggling with or have questions about your child’s behavior and/or mental health concerns and would like support, please give me a call or email.
Being a parent is one of the most humbling roles we will have; humbling in every sense of the word. Parents experience both highs and low: immense love, disappointment, complete satisfaction and pride, anger/frustration, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of competence. It can be a rollercoaster and your child didn’t come with an instruction manual. Helping our kids thrive and keeping them safe, healthy, and motivated in this world can feel like a problem without solutions. If you are struggling with or have questions about your child’s behavior and/or mental health concerns and would like support, please give me a call or email.
(845) 593-9091 View (845) 593-9091
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Patricia Edington Kravit
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Goldens Bridge, NY 10526
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unhappy, anxious, depressed or having difficulties in relationships or parenting? I can help you uncover the source of your emotional concerns and work with you through life's challenges and transitions. Do you want to feel more empowered, confident, joyful and relaxed and stop repeating unsuccessful patterns? Whether you are experiencing pain from past trauma or addressing new difficulties, I can explore these issues with you and give you the tools to work through these emotional concerns to live a happier, more fulfilled life.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, unhappy, anxious, depressed or having difficulties in relationships or parenting? I can help you uncover the source of your emotional concerns and work with you through life's challenges and transitions. Do you want to feel more empowered, confident, joyful and relaxed and stop repeating unsuccessful patterns? Whether you are experiencing pain from past trauma or addressing new difficulties, I can explore these issues with you and give you the tools to work through these emotional concerns to live a happier, more fulfilled life.
(914) 877-2375 View (914) 877-2375
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Judith Sorokin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Goldens Bridge, NY 10526
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years' experience working with adults of all ages. I collaborate with each client to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship within which the individual can explore and clarify difficulties, come to a deeper understanding, and make changes that lead to a more fulfilling life. I integrate aspects of psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches, and tailor the work to the individual needs of my clients.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years' experience working with adults of all ages. I collaborate with each client to create a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship within which the individual can explore and clarify difficulties, come to a deeper understanding, and make changes that lead to a more fulfilling life. I integrate aspects of psychodynamic, interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness approaches, and tailor the work to the individual needs of my clients.
(914) 930-2953 View (914) 930-2953
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Erica Chambers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Goldens Bridge, NY 10526
Do you want to FEEL MORE EMPOWERED? Is the stress of daily life overwhelming you? Would you like to learn skills to help you cope better with life's challenges and feel more confident in your choices? During my 30 + years of experience I have been helping people overcome difficulties in their lives. I have treated people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and problems with anger. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapies such as DBT and trauma related therapies such as EMDR to help clients achieve a more satisfying life.
Do you want to FEEL MORE EMPOWERED? Is the stress of daily life overwhelming you? Would you like to learn skills to help you cope better with life's challenges and feel more confident in your choices? During my 30 + years of experience I have been helping people overcome difficulties in their lives. I have treated people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma and problems with anger. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapies such as DBT and trauma related therapies such as EMDR to help clients achieve a more satisfying life.
(914) 502-3233 View (914) 502-3233

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Eryn Payne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Somers, NY 10589
Eryn Payne is a New York State licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Eryn graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Master's Degree in Social Work and has a Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Practice with Adolescents from NYU. Eryn has 13 years of clinical experience specializing in PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. She spent 8 years working as a trauma specialist and has worked closely with both the Department of Social Services and Family Court.
Eryn Payne is a New York State licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Eryn graduated from the University of Buffalo with a Master's Degree in Social Work and has a Post Master's Certificate in Clinical Practice with Adolescents from NYU. Eryn has 13 years of clinical experience specializing in PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression. She spent 8 years working as a trauma specialist and has worked closely with both the Department of Social Services and Family Court.
(914) 567-4593 View (914) 567-4593
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Phyllis Marton
MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
With compassion and acceptance, I would like to help alleviate the distress you may be experiencing at this point in your life. In the safety of my office, we can explore areas in which you may feel stuck or overwhelmed. I have worked extensively with individuals seeking to overcome addictions; who wish to make sense of relationships; who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, loss, or sexuality; and who are experiencing major life transitions. By looking at internal dialogue and seeing where thought patterns may be self-defeating, I can help shift these to more optimal, self-nurturing thinking.
With compassion and acceptance, I would like to help alleviate the distress you may be experiencing at this point in your life. In the safety of my office, we can explore areas in which you may feel stuck or overwhelmed. I have worked extensively with individuals seeking to overcome addictions; who wish to make sense of relationships; who are struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, loss, or sexuality; and who are experiencing major life transitions. By looking at internal dialogue and seeing where thought patterns may be self-defeating, I can help shift these to more optimal, self-nurturing thinking.
(914) 393-3216 View (914) 393-3216
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Andrew Plisner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536  (Online Only)
Are you feeling confined by your past, longing to find your way back to a sense of wholeness and connection? Life's challenges can often leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others, but you don't have to navigate your journey alone. As a specialist in complex trauma, I'm here to help you reclaim your sense of self and rediscover the joy and fulfillment life has to offer. Through a compassionate approach that uses the mind-body connection, we'll work together to unravel the patterns of trauma that are holding you back and create new pathways towards healing.
Are you feeling confined by your past, longing to find your way back to a sense of wholeness and connection? Life's challenges can often leave us feeling disconnected from ourselves and others, but you don't have to navigate your journey alone. As a specialist in complex trauma, I'm here to help you reclaim your sense of self and rediscover the joy and fulfillment life has to offer. Through a compassionate approach that uses the mind-body connection, we'll work together to unravel the patterns of trauma that are holding you back and create new pathways towards healing.
(585) 460-3251 View (585) 460-3251
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Susan Eber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Somers, NY 10589
Susan Baron Eber is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. She received her graduate degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work and has extensive additional training in a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities. Susan has an eclectic but trauma informed approach to treatment.
Susan Baron Eber is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. She received her graduate degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work and has extensive additional training in a wide range of evidence-based treatment modalities. Susan has an eclectic but trauma informed approach to treatment.
(914) 758-0986 View (914) 758-0986
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Nancy W Cocola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Somers, NY 10589
It can be daunting to find a therapist who speaks your language and is the right match for you. My professional experience and therapeutic approach has developed over more than 35 years of private practice. You will find my approach warm, straightforward, conversational, and focused. I offer a blend of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, which means I respect the value of understanding past influences and patterns while believing that by developing specific new skills you can successfully change unhealthy behavior and thinking.
It can be daunting to find a therapist who speaks your language and is the right match for you. My professional experience and therapeutic approach has developed over more than 35 years of private practice. You will find my approach warm, straightforward, conversational, and focused. I offer a blend of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy, which means I respect the value of understanding past influences and patterns while believing that by developing specific new skills you can successfully change unhealthy behavior and thinking.
(845) 795-3031 View (845) 795-3031
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Shelby Tesoriero-Capone
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
I believe that finding an affirming therapist shouldn’t be so hard. Hi there! I’m Shelby (they/them), and as someone who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, I’m unfortunately aware of how challenging it is to find providers who understand our experience as a sexual and gender minority (SGM). Although everyone’s experience is different, I understand what you are going through, how you’re feeling and some thoughts that have crossed your mind. ​Together we’ll problem solve, explore thought patterns and you’ll receive support.
I believe that finding an affirming therapist shouldn’t be so hard. Hi there! I’m Shelby (they/them), and as someone who identifies within the LGBTQ+ community, I’m unfortunately aware of how challenging it is to find providers who understand our experience as a sexual and gender minority (SGM). Although everyone’s experience is different, I understand what you are going through, how you’re feeling and some thoughts that have crossed your mind. ​Together we’ll problem solve, explore thought patterns and you’ll receive support.
(914) 200-1980 View (914) 200-1980
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James E. Blechman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
Relationship expert/infidelity issues. AASECT certified sex therapist, licensed Marriage and Family therapist, licensed psychoanalyst, licensed clinical psychiatric social worker. I've been in practice for over 25 years and during that time I've been able to treat a wide range of emotional problems in individuals, couples, adolescents, children and families. Discovering the underlying causes of symptoms is the best way to produce a lasting cure. Through our work together you will attain a resolution or reduction of symptoms, gain a deeper self understanding and acceptance, and function authentically at your best in all aspects of your life.
(914) 297-9783 View (914) 297-9783
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Leslie Janson
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, MA
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536  (Online Only)
Welcome. Let's have a conversation about what is working and not working, in your life. Are you seeking support during a period of transition, or are you interested in a deeper therapy including dream work? I'm a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in Northern Westchester where I treat adults and couples. I work in supportive psychotherapy as well as psychoanalysis. Let's have that conversation.
Welcome. Let's have a conversation about what is working and not working, in your life. Are you seeking support during a period of transition, or are you interested in a deeper therapy including dream work? I'm a licensed psychoanalyst in private practice in Northern Westchester where I treat adults and couples. I work in supportive psychotherapy as well as psychoanalysis. Let's have that conversation.
(914) 703-4815 View (914) 703-4815
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Nancy Badding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Somers, NY 10589
Dr. Badding is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who received her D. S. W. from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers' Academy of Certified Social Workers. Dr. Badding treats adults and children. She specializes in working with clients who are depressed or troubled by fears and phobias.
Dr. Badding is a New York State licensed clinical social worker who received her D. S. W. from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers' Academy of Certified Social Workers. Dr. Badding treats adults and children. She specializes in working with clients who are depressed or troubled by fears and phobias.
(914) 530-6137 View (914) 530-6137
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Brendan Twist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Somers, NY 10589
I work with adults, children, and families on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, addictions, grief, anger, family discord, and workplace distress. My goal is to bring warmth and acceptance to all my sessions and to provide clients with concrete skills that they can use to help solve their problems and live more fulfilling lives. I've worked in a variety of settings, including elementary and high schools, corrections, and employee assistance. In 2021, I launched a private practice.
I work with adults, children, and families on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, addictions, grief, anger, family discord, and workplace distress. My goal is to bring warmth and acceptance to all my sessions and to provide clients with concrete skills that they can use to help solve their problems and live more fulfilling lives. I've worked in a variety of settings, including elementary and high schools, corrections, and employee assistance. In 2021, I launched a private practice.
(914) 685-8816 View (914) 685-8816
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Ivan Diller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
Are you or someone you love having difficulty adjusting to a life change? In my practice I treat adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, parenting, bullying, divorce, grief and loss, high-school-to-college transition and adjustment, marriage, infidelity, mid-life, career, sexual orientation and gender identity, HIV/AIDS.
Are you or someone you love having difficulty adjusting to a life change? In my practice I treat adolescents, adults, couples, and families dealing with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, parenting, bullying, divorce, grief and loss, high-school-to-college transition and adjustment, marriage, infidelity, mid-life, career, sexual orientation and gender identity, HIV/AIDS.
(914) 570-0134 View (914) 570-0134
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Gillian Tanz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Somers, NY 10589
I believe in and am continually inspired by the resilience of human beings. In working with clients, I strive to truly listen, to help people come to understand themselves better and to accept things as they are while setting and achieving reasonable goals. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions and techniques depending on the needs and personality of each client. Whether you are going through a difficult life transition, coping with anxiety or depression, or struggling in a relationship, let's work it out together so you can find health and balance in life.
I believe in and am continually inspired by the resilience of human beings. In working with clients, I strive to truly listen, to help people come to understand themselves better and to accept things as they are while setting and achieving reasonable goals. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions and techniques depending on the needs and personality of each client. Whether you are going through a difficult life transition, coping with anxiety or depression, or struggling in a relationship, let's work it out together so you can find health and balance in life.
(475) 219-6861 View (475) 219-6861
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Alison Stevelman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Hunter School of Social Work in 1988, and have worked at Silver Hill Hospital and at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I have 35 years of clinical experience and specialize in DBT, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, and Addiction Problems. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual and Family therapy and I am certified in Mediation. I work with couples doing premarital counseling as well as marital conflict resolution. I am available for a free 15 minute phone consultation. All information is strictly confidential.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Hunter School of Social Work in 1988, and have worked at Silver Hill Hospital and at New York Presbyterian Hospital. I have 35 years of clinical experience and specialize in DBT, Relationship Issues, Mood Disorders, and Addiction Problems. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Individual and Family therapy and I am certified in Mediation. I work with couples doing premarital counseling as well as marital conflict resolution. I am available for a free 15 minute phone consultation. All information is strictly confidential.
(914) 594-5182 View (914) 594-5182
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Lorin S Woolfe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Somers, NY 10589
You will get the benefit of a therapist who has over 30 years experience but who still enjoys the challenge of helping every client explore their issues and find the right solutions and strategies for accomplishing them. I am extremely sensitive to diversity and multi-cultural issues, have dealt with clients from many ethnic groups and speak excellent Spanish. I am also very conversant with workplace issues, having also pursued a corporate career and functioned in that environment.
You will get the benefit of a therapist who has over 30 years experience but who still enjoys the challenge of helping every client explore their issues and find the right solutions and strategies for accomplishing them. I am extremely sensitive to diversity and multi-cultural issues, have dealt with clients from many ethnic groups and speak excellent Spanish. I am also very conversant with workplace issues, having also pursued a corporate career and functioned in that environment.
(914) 954-8843 View (914) 954-8843

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Number of Therapists in Goldens Bridge, NY

< 10

Therapists in Goldens Bridge, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Grief
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
33% BHS | Behavioral Health Systems
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Goldens Bridge, NY see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Goldens Bridge?

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.