Therapists in Hawthorne, NY

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Joseph Lambrelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NY 10532  (Online Only)
In my experience, most people reach out for help when they realize that the coping skills and strategies they are utilizing are not working for them, or they may be overwhelmed by a particular event, such as the loss of a loved one. I have a warm and nurturing style, believing that often only when we feel supported by another are we best able to realize our potential. Many of my clients are suffering from depression, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief.
In my experience, most people reach out for help when they realize that the coping skills and strategies they are utilizing are not working for them, or they may be overwhelmed by a particular event, such as the loss of a loved one. I have a warm and nurturing style, believing that often only when we feel supported by another are we best able to realize our potential. Many of my clients are suffering from depression, relationship issues, stress, anxiety, trauma, and grief.
(914) 415-5474 View (914) 415-5474
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Ashley Faivre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Not accepting new clients
Hey there ! I am a licensed clinical social worker experienced in working with adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. I am devoted to developing a secure relationship with my clients in an open, personalized, collaborative space. I assist clients with working toward their goals while promoting positive and healthy thought processes and behaviors. My primary goal is to ensure your comfort and access to quality care. I will frequently offer the option to reach out to me in between sessions if needed and am highly responsive to your needs. You can count on me being one of your biggest consistent supporters.
Hey there ! I am a licensed clinical social worker experienced in working with adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings. I am devoted to developing a secure relationship with my clients in an open, personalized, collaborative space. I assist clients with working toward their goals while promoting positive and healthy thought processes and behaviors. My primary goal is to ensure your comfort and access to quality care. I will frequently offer the option to reach out to me in between sessions if needed and am highly responsive to your needs. You can count on me being one of your biggest consistent supporters.
(845) 660-6326 View (845) 660-6326
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Andrea J Cimino
LMSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532  (Online Only)
Going to therapy for the first time can be an intimidating experience. In my sessions, I prioritize creating a warm and safe environment for you to be your authentic self. I utilize a person-first, client centered approach to therapy. I enjoy working with all people in all populations, but I have specialized in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. My goal is to support you as you take your steps towards your desired goals and outcomes.
Going to therapy for the first time can be an intimidating experience. In my sessions, I prioritize creating a warm and safe environment for you to be your authentic self. I utilize a person-first, client centered approach to therapy. I enjoy working with all people in all populations, but I have specialized in working with children, adolescents, and young adults. My goal is to support you as you take your steps towards your desired goals and outcomes.
(914) 229-9023 View (914) 229-9023
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Leanna Lee-Sydnor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532  (Online Only)
Welcome to Leanna's practice, serving both NY and CT clients. Specializing in addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression, Leanna expertly addresses issues that impact families, youth, and the underserved. Leanna utilizes a range of therapeutic methods but is a big fan of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy, helping clients heal the past while gaining the practical tools needed to navigate the present. Experienced across diverse settings - schools, hospitals, outpatient facilities, administrative roles, and detox centers - Leanna possesses a broad understanding of mental health and well-being.
Welcome to Leanna's practice, serving both NY and CT clients. Specializing in addressing trauma, anxiety, and depression, Leanna expertly addresses issues that impact families, youth, and the underserved. Leanna utilizes a range of therapeutic methods but is a big fan of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy, helping clients heal the past while gaining the practical tools needed to navigate the present. Experienced across diverse settings - schools, hospitals, outpatient facilities, administrative roles, and detox centers - Leanna possesses a broad understanding of mental health and well-being.
(203) 350-6936 View (203) 350-6936
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Eleonora Labun
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Do you feel anxious, unable to calm down, sad, or misunderstood? I look forward to meeting you. I work with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, psychological and physical aftermaths of complex trauma. I help individuals who experience significant distress because of the hard relationships with their toxic parents or partner. In fact, the hidden wounds of childhood might provoke our excessive worries, intrusive unpleasant thoughts, mood problems, relational difficulties as well as physical pain. However, even if your intense emotions are rooted in genetics or trauma, that doesn't mean the problem can't be overcome.
Do you feel anxious, unable to calm down, sad, or misunderstood? I look forward to meeting you. I work with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, psychological and physical aftermaths of complex trauma. I help individuals who experience significant distress because of the hard relationships with their toxic parents or partner. In fact, the hidden wounds of childhood might provoke our excessive worries, intrusive unpleasant thoughts, mood problems, relational difficulties as well as physical pain. However, even if your intense emotions are rooted in genetics or trauma, that doesn't mean the problem can't be overcome.
(914) 449-4615 View (914) 449-4615
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(914) 685-9740 View (914) 685-9740
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Ahimsa Luciano
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Are you are a young adult in college or grad school, or a new professional role feeling slightly overwhelmed or excited, but facing scenarios that are not what you were expecting? Change is hard, even when it’s exactly what you may have wanted. I work with clients who may be feeling unsatisfied or stuck in their lives. Sometimes we may simply want a safe and objective space that is solely their own for regular check-ins on their lives. I love working with creatives, high achievers, and people just embarking on their adult lives to find connection to themselves and what they hope to accomplish.
Are you are a young adult in college or grad school, or a new professional role feeling slightly overwhelmed or excited, but facing scenarios that are not what you were expecting? Change is hard, even when it’s exactly what you may have wanted. I work with clients who may be feeling unsatisfied or stuck in their lives. Sometimes we may simply want a safe and objective space that is solely their own for regular check-ins on their lives. I love working with creatives, high achievers, and people just embarking on their adult lives to find connection to themselves and what they hope to accomplish.
(914) 380-7068 View (914) 380-7068
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Rowena Talusan-Dunn
Art Therapist, PhD, ATR, LCAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Are you a creative person looking for a different approach to self-care? Do you enjoy painting, drawing or creating with your hands? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Is your daily stress hard to manage? Are the roles and responsibilities we have difficult to juggle? I offer a creative approach to therapy and self-care. The focus of therapy will be directly guided by your needs, whether short-term or long-standing. The step towards personal growth is always a difficult one to make, but I encourage you to take this moment for yourself, believe you are worth it!
Are you a creative person looking for a different approach to self-care? Do you enjoy painting, drawing or creating with your hands? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Is your daily stress hard to manage? Are the roles and responsibilities we have difficult to juggle? I offer a creative approach to therapy and self-care. The focus of therapy will be directly guided by your needs, whether short-term or long-standing. The step towards personal growth is always a difficult one to make, but I encourage you to take this moment for yourself, believe you are worth it!
(646) 846-1609 View (646) 846-1609
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Regine Plummer
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532
In the ever-evolving landscape of our post-pandemic "new normal," acknowledging the pivotal role of mental health is paramount. As a seasoned therapist, I've guided individuals through a spectrum of challenges—from anxiety and depression to self-harm, grief, and intricate relationship and parenting issues.
In the ever-evolving landscape of our post-pandemic "new normal," acknowledging the pivotal role of mental health is paramount. As a seasoned therapist, I've guided individuals through a spectrum of challenges—from anxiety and depression to self-harm, grief, and intricate relationship and parenting issues.
(914) 341-3194 View (914) 341-3194
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Jill A Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I understand the importance of your psychological health in your everyday functioning and am committed to helping during this time. I offer a free consultation to discuss any questions you may have. As a senior staff therapist at Greenwich Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are committed to self-exploration and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns, and/or work issues. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self.
You may have wondered whether therapy could be helpful to you. I understand the importance of your psychological health in your everyday functioning and am committed to helping during this time. I offer a free consultation to discuss any questions you may have. As a senior staff therapist at Greenwich Psychology group, I enjoy working with individuals who are committed to self-exploration and may be struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns, and/or work issues. I work to create a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore your challenges and find ways to reconnect with your healthier and positive self.
(347) 527-4923 View (347) 527-4923
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Pleasantville Wellness Group
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LCAT, PsyD
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Pleasantville Wellness Group is your community provider, providing compassionate care and support to patients of all ages and stages of life. Our team of licensed clinicians have a wide range of specialties to help meet your therapeutic needs. ​ Whether you are struggling with an immediate challenge, working through past trauma, or trying to answer the larger questions of life, we are here to support you through the journey. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling so that you can find the therapeutic environment best suited for your unique needs. ​
Pleasantville Wellness Group is your community provider, providing compassionate care and support to patients of all ages and stages of life. Our team of licensed clinicians have a wide range of specialties to help meet your therapeutic needs. ​ Whether you are struggling with an immediate challenge, working through past trauma, or trying to answer the larger questions of life, we are here to support you through the journey. We offer individual, group, and couples counseling so that you can find the therapeutic environment best suited for your unique needs. ​
(914) 219-6964 View (914) 219-6964
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Lorena Rucaj
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532  (Online Only)
With over a decade of experience across diverse treatment settings—residential, hospital, and outpatient—I specialize in child and adolescent psychotherapy. My experience extends to providing comprehensive care for individuals across the lifespan, encompassing families and couples. Through focused expertise and continuous advanced training, I have developed a strong skill set in effectively addressing the following conditions: ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.
With over a decade of experience across diverse treatment settings—residential, hospital, and outpatient—I specialize in child and adolescent psychotherapy. My experience extends to providing comprehensive care for individuals across the lifespan, encompassing families and couples. Through focused expertise and continuous advanced training, I have developed a strong skill set in effectively addressing the following conditions: ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.
(332) 264-1820 View (332) 264-1820
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Westchester Relationship Center
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, NY 10532
We are a new therapy practice ready to start working with clients as early as June 2024. Reach out today to secure an appointment so you can be first to start with one of our experienced clinicians before slots fill up! We provide individual, couple and family therapy in a beautiful and well-kept office suite, ensuring you feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic journey.
We are a new therapy practice ready to start working with clients as early as June 2024. Reach out today to secure an appointment so you can be first to start with one of our experienced clinicians before slots fill up! We provide individual, couple and family therapy in a beautiful and well-kept office suite, ensuring you feel comfortable throughout the therapeutic journey.
(914) 256-2850 View (914) 256-2850
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Rachel Lemonik
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawthorne, NY 10532
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides warm and compassionate therapy for adolescents and adults. I offer individual and family therapy, as well as dialectical behavior therapy skills training, prenatal and postpartum support, parenting skills, and consultation services. I take an active role in guiding treatment and believe that the foundation of therapy is finding someone you can open up to and feel supported by. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where we work together to reduce distress and develop plans that will create positive changes.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides warm and compassionate therapy for adolescents and adults. I offer individual and family therapy, as well as dialectical behavior therapy skills training, prenatal and postpartum support, parenting skills, and consultation services. I take an active role in guiding treatment and believe that the foundation of therapy is finding someone you can open up to and feel supported by. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where we work together to reduce distress and develop plans that will create positive changes.
(914) 768-4078 View (914) 768-4078

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Deborah Reider Bazes
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LCSW-R, LP
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I have been in private practice in Westchester and NYC for over thirty years, doing psychodynamic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. I work with patients on a deep level to increase insight in order to establish a more flexible and integrated personality, which promotes successful relationships, a more satisfying work life, and personal creativity.
I have been in private practice in Westchester and NYC for over thirty years, doing psychodynamic psychotherapy and Jungian analysis. I work with patients on a deep level to increase insight in order to establish a more flexible and integrated personality, which promotes successful relationships, a more satisfying work life, and personal creativity.
(914) 747-1355 View (914) 747-1355
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Ana Scali
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornwood, NY 10594
I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed to treat patients in NY, NJ, CT, and PA. I specialize in providing care to teens and young adults (12-25) with anxiety and related concerns. My approach is warm, collaborative, compassionate, and pragmatic, and my orientation is rooted in exposure-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I believe in partnering with young adults, teens, and their families to provide tailored, effective care so my patients can take their lives back from anxiety.
I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed to treat patients in NY, NJ, CT, and PA. I specialize in providing care to teens and young adults (12-25) with anxiety and related concerns. My approach is warm, collaborative, compassionate, and pragmatic, and my orientation is rooted in exposure-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I believe in partnering with young adults, teens, and their families to provide tailored, effective care so my patients can take their lives back from anxiety.
(914) 825-5667 View (914) 825-5667
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Sage Williamson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valhalla, NY 10595
What if you had all the tools necessary to connect with and love your partner more deeply? What if you could learn how to reignite your love and create a meaningful life with your partner? With over a decade of experience in couples and family therapy, I am here to support you in rebuilding your life of love and trust. Most people are not naturally "good" at sharing their love, but it is a skill that can be learned. Relationships require dedication and practice. No matter what you are going through we will find a way to make your relationship what you know it could be. I understand what it's like to be vulnerable.
What if you had all the tools necessary to connect with and love your partner more deeply? What if you could learn how to reignite your love and create a meaningful life with your partner? With over a decade of experience in couples and family therapy, I am here to support you in rebuilding your life of love and trust. Most people are not naturally "good" at sharing their love, but it is a skill that can be learned. Relationships require dedication and practice. No matter what you are going through we will find a way to make your relationship what you know it could be. I understand what it's like to be vulnerable.
(347) 497-6903 View (347) 497-6903
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Talia Shiovitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pleasantville, NY 10570
I am committed to being your strongest advocate. I believe in your unlimited capacity to grow and change, and my passion is to help you improve your quality of life. Together, we will find solutions and create long-term changes. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, college adjustment, life transitions, sexuality/identity, stress management, relationship difficulties, and trauma.
I am committed to being your strongest advocate. I believe in your unlimited capacity to grow and change, and my passion is to help you improve your quality of life. Together, we will find solutions and create long-term changes. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults who are seeking support for depression, anxiety, college adjustment, life transitions, sexuality/identity, stress management, relationship difficulties, and trauma.
(914) 359-3054 View (914) 359-3054
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Justine Gervacio
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Whether it is your first time looking for support or if this is a part of a longer process, I would like to meet you where that is. I work with individuals from childhood through adulthood who are seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal identity, stress, and relationships. With your goals in mind, I draw from a variety of evidence based therapies such as psychodynamic and play, as well as cognitive and dialectical behavioral. I have expertise in grief and loss, caregiving, physical health related problems, and cultural identity.
Whether it is your first time looking for support or if this is a part of a longer process, I would like to meet you where that is. I work with individuals from childhood through adulthood who are seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, anxiety, depression, personal identity, stress, and relationships. With your goals in mind, I draw from a variety of evidence based therapies such as psychodynamic and play, as well as cognitive and dialectical behavioral. I have expertise in grief and loss, caregiving, physical health related problems, and cultural identity.
(914) 477-2643 View (914) 477-2643
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Kimberly Wildey
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pleasantville, NY 10570
It can be hard to recognize when you need to turn to someone for help. Sometimes having a trusted person outside your family & friends can offer the clarity and support you need during a difficult transition. I give my clients a safe space to talk where they can identify obstacles and work to become more hopeful, empowered and grounded in their lives. By exploring your thoughts & feelings, we will be able to move you forward and help you to find the support you need.
It can be hard to recognize when you need to turn to someone for help. Sometimes having a trusted person outside your family & friends can offer the clarity and support you need during a difficult transition. I give my clients a safe space to talk where they can identify obstacles and work to become more hopeful, empowered and grounded in their lives. By exploring your thoughts & feelings, we will be able to move you forward and help you to find the support you need.
(914) 449-4198 View (914) 449-4198

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Hawthorne, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Hawthorne, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
87% Depression
80% Stress
73% Women's Issues
67% Parenting

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
90% Optum
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Hawthorne, NY see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Hawthorne?

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.