Therapists in Katonah, NY

Photo of Yara Goldstein, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Yara Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
Hello and welcome to my practice. Asking for help is not easy, so I am so glad you are here! Therapists are not a one size fits all and finding the right fit for you, your family, and/or your child is so important for therapy to be successful. My approach with clients is always collaborative, genuine and warm, and I use both empathy and humor. I am client-centered, strengths based, and solutions focused. I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities to correspond with the needs of each individual client, meeting them where they are at.
Hello and welcome to my practice. Asking for help is not easy, so I am so glad you are here! Therapists are not a one size fits all and finding the right fit for you, your family, and/or your child is so important for therapy to be successful. My approach with clients is always collaborative, genuine and warm, and I use both empathy and humor. I am client-centered, strengths based, and solutions focused. I utilize multiple therapeutic modalities to correspond with the needs of each individual client, meeting them where they are at.
(475) 251-4204 View (475) 251-4204
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Lauryn Arkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
With the continuing rise in anxiety and depression, it is becoming increasingly more important to go inward and pinpoint what is weighing on you. In therapy, we will uncover the source of your pain, resolve problems with self-acceptance, and correct negative re-occurring patterns. We will eliminate the barriers that have been preventing you from living up to your fullest potential and achieving deep fulfillment in life. With hard work and my expertise, success is possible regardless of past circumstances. My interventions are grounded in Trauma and Attachment theory and the body-mind connection.
With the continuing rise in anxiety and depression, it is becoming increasingly more important to go inward and pinpoint what is weighing on you. In therapy, we will uncover the source of your pain, resolve problems with self-acceptance, and correct negative re-occurring patterns. We will eliminate the barriers that have been preventing you from living up to your fullest potential and achieving deep fulfillment in life. With hard work and my expertise, success is possible regardless of past circumstances. My interventions are grounded in Trauma and Attachment theory and the body-mind connection.
(929) 207-7548 View (929) 207-7548
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Laura M. Vraney
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am licensed in NY, CT, and MA. Psychotherapy is about educating and raising awareness so that we can non-judgmentally identify our patterns and manage life’s confusion. I appreciate a collaborative approach to help identify your needs and goals. I utilize an integration of evidence-based treatment, process therapy, and a mindfulness framework. I also take time to understand and integrate what makes each person unique, such as our mood, temperament, family system, environment, culture, and biology.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am licensed in NY, CT, and MA. Psychotherapy is about educating and raising awareness so that we can non-judgmentally identify our patterns and manage life’s confusion. I appreciate a collaborative approach to help identify your needs and goals. I utilize an integration of evidence-based treatment, process therapy, and a mindfulness framework. I also take time to understand and integrate what makes each person unique, such as our mood, temperament, family system, environment, culture, and biology.
(914) 752-4435 View (914) 752-4435
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Michaela D'Urso
MS
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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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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Christina Lanzetta
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536  (Online Only)
My name is Christina Lanzetta! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. Whether you are starting therapy for the first time or making a return, finding the right therapist is so important. My goal as a clinician is to provide my clients with the support to work through life challenges and find happiness, stability, and growth.
My name is Christina Lanzetta! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York. Whether you are starting therapy for the first time or making a return, finding the right therapist is so important. My goal as a clinician is to provide my clients with the support to work through life challenges and find happiness, stability, and growth.
(914) 533-1753 View (914) 533-1753
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Catherine Armao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker certified in Perinatal Mental Health. I am passionate about supporting individuals and their families through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker certified in Perinatal Mental Health. I am passionate about supporting individuals and their families through pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
(914) 758-1480 View (914) 758-1480
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Courtney O'Brien-Ernest
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
As a licensed psychologist, I work to enhance the experience of my client at home, school, and within their community. I believe in a strength based approach that is unique to each client. While accomplishing therapeutic goals together, I utilize research-based interventions and value a strong collaborative relationship. While I treat a wide age range, young clients are referred to me most often for challenges with behavior, learning, and socialization. Additionally, I am extensively trained conducting psychoeducational testing and working with parents and schools to develop plans to help clients reach their full potential.
As a licensed psychologist, I work to enhance the experience of my client at home, school, and within their community. I believe in a strength based approach that is unique to each client. While accomplishing therapeutic goals together, I utilize research-based interventions and value a strong collaborative relationship. While I treat a wide age range, young clients are referred to me most often for challenges with behavior, learning, and socialization. Additionally, I am extensively trained conducting psychoeducational testing and working with parents and schools to develop plans to help clients reach their full potential.
(516) 629-5909 View (516) 629-5909
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Ranjana Hari
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist with an extensive and diverse background, spanning private practice, schools, college clinics, foster care, and hospitals, including acute care. With a passion for treating individuals of all ages, I specialize in harnessing the power of evidence-based therapies to create long-lasting positive change, focusing on the core of issues, rather than surface change. I take pride in fostering a safe, warm, and compassionate environment that embraces the unique perspectives of clients from diverse backgrounds. Even the most resistant patients find themselves engaged in the therapeutic process under my care.
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Laura O'Keefe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
{On Leave until Fall 2022} Working in Mental Health for 25+ years, I have compassionately helped people through the challenges in their lives. Initially trained by Cornell Master Clinicians, and later Institute trained, my Integrative Treatment Specialty Areas are the following: Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Navigating Family Problems, Challenging Relationships, Life Transitions, Therapy for Family Members of Substance Abusers, Expertise helping Medical/Wellness Professionals. *I am also adept at working with people who have been in therapy before and need to return because of new challenges and/or old issues resurfacing.
{On Leave until Fall 2022} Working in Mental Health for 25+ years, I have compassionately helped people through the challenges in their lives. Initially trained by Cornell Master Clinicians, and later Institute trained, my Integrative Treatment Specialty Areas are the following: Anxiety, Depression, Loss, Navigating Family Problems, Challenging Relationships, Life Transitions, Therapy for Family Members of Substance Abusers, Expertise helping Medical/Wellness Professionals. *I am also adept at working with people who have been in therapy before and need to return because of new challenges and/or old issues resurfacing.
(914) 940-4476 View (914) 940-4476
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Day By Day Counseling PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Sara Weale, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Hello! Thanks for visiting the virtual home of Day By Day Counseling LCSW, PLLC – a private practice dedicated to supporting adults who find themselves experiencing loss and change. I am a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Grief Educator by David Kessler + Grief.com. I have worked in care settings for frail older adults including those living with dementia and also provided support to caregivers, family and patients at the end of life. I provide empathetic and compassionate therapeutic services to adults experiencing grief related to death, chronic illness, medical trauma, ambiguous loss and the end of relationships.
Hello! Thanks for visiting the virtual home of Day By Day Counseling LCSW, PLLC – a private practice dedicated to supporting adults who find themselves experiencing loss and change. I am a licensed clinical social worker and Certified Grief Educator by David Kessler + Grief.com. I have worked in care settings for frail older adults including those living with dementia and also provided support to caregivers, family and patients at the end of life. I provide empathetic and compassionate therapeutic services to adults experiencing grief related to death, chronic illness, medical trauma, ambiguous loss and the end of relationships.
(914) 340-1073 View (914) 340-1073
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Sara Frankie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Why is it that the most important relationship in our lives is often the one that gets the least attention? Self-care is so essential, and yet many of us leave it for last or skip it all together. Many of us in today’s society feel enormous pressure to do and have it all, often at the expense of our happiness and mental health. The resulting anxiety, stress, and depression can be difficult to manage on your own. In my practice, I focus on the therapeutic relationship and interpersonal connection, as I believe that trust and an open dialogue are the first steps in achieving meaningful change.
Why is it that the most important relationship in our lives is often the one that gets the least attention? Self-care is so essential, and yet many of us leave it for last or skip it all together. Many of us in today’s society feel enormous pressure to do and have it all, often at the expense of our happiness and mental health. The resulting anxiety, stress, and depression can be difficult to manage on your own. In my practice, I focus on the therapeutic relationship and interpersonal connection, as I believe that trust and an open dialogue are the first steps in achieving meaningful change.
(914) 354-3735 View (914) 354-3735
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Shoshanna Rome
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
Starting therapy can be a very personal choice and a transformative journey toward self-reflection and creating change. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, the lingering effects of trauma, feeling alone in your experiences, seeking solace and understanding. For those experiencing the unique challenges of perinatal and maternal mental health, or experience of a traumatic event my expertise provides a gentle and nurturing sanctuary.
Starting therapy can be a very personal choice and a transformative journey toward self-reflection and creating change. You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, the lingering effects of trauma, feeling alone in your experiences, seeking solace and understanding. For those experiencing the unique challenges of perinatal and maternal mental health, or experience of a traumatic event my expertise provides a gentle and nurturing sanctuary.
(845) 713-9134 View (845) 713-9134
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Marilyn DiTullio
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed mental health counselor with close to a decade of experience in the field. I provide a client-centered, safe, nonjudgmental space to help foster growth and positive changes. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic approach to meet the individualized needs of each person. My hope is to help people live their best lives.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with close to a decade of experience in the field. I provide a client-centered, safe, nonjudgmental space to help foster growth and positive changes. In my practice, I utilize an eclectic approach to meet the individualized needs of each person. My hope is to help people live their best lives.
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Photo of Emily Sala, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Emily Sala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Anxiety distorts our thinking and can complicate our lives. As a trauma-informed therapist, I help my clients heal from the experiences that made them feel unsafe, insecure, and disconnected from others. To truly live in the present without anxious distress, we must discover what experiences we are holding onto with therapeutic support. I have been helping clients heal from trauma for over a decade. I treat each person I work with as a unique individual and do not believe in one approach to therapy. I specialize in treating PTSD. I also work with clients who struggle with addiction and anxiety.
Anxiety distorts our thinking and can complicate our lives. As a trauma-informed therapist, I help my clients heal from the experiences that made them feel unsafe, insecure, and disconnected from others. To truly live in the present without anxious distress, we must discover what experiences we are holding onto with therapeutic support. I have been helping clients heal from trauma for over a decade. I treat each person I work with as a unique individual and do not believe in one approach to therapy. I specialize in treating PTSD. I also work with clients who struggle with addiction and anxiety.
(914) 556-1921 View (914) 556-1921
Photo of Deborah S Gershon, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Deborah S Gershon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Do you want to take control of your life but just don't know how? Maybe you are feeling unsatisfied or frustrated in your relationships or in your life. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety or depression or dealing with a life transition. I can help you gain clarity and control, resolve issues, and guide you to a more productive and happier place. My warm style, extensive experience and knowledge, and my direct and interactive approach has been very effective in helping many individuals and couples achieve their goals.
Do you want to take control of your life but just don't know how? Maybe you are feeling unsatisfied or frustrated in your relationships or in your life. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety or depression or dealing with a life transition. I can help you gain clarity and control, resolve issues, and guide you to a more productive and happier place. My warm style, extensive experience and knowledge, and my direct and interactive approach has been very effective in helping many individuals and couples achieve their goals.
(914) 801-8153 View (914) 801-8153
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Katonah, NY 10536
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Megan Richardson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536  (Online Only)
I have 15 years of experience in the field of mental health working with teens & adults, who have struggled with a variety of life transitions, family/relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression & anxiety. I pride myself on creating warm, relaxed, and relatable relationships with my clients. My goal is to help my clients discover & develop the tools they need so that they can navigate and live a life that feels most comfortable for them. I want my clients to thrive in whatever it is that they do. I am here to be your best cheerleader & to hold you accountable for working towards the adjustments you are looking to make.
I have 15 years of experience in the field of mental health working with teens & adults, who have struggled with a variety of life transitions, family/relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression & anxiety. I pride myself on creating warm, relaxed, and relatable relationships with my clients. My goal is to help my clients discover & develop the tools they need so that they can navigate and live a life that feels most comfortable for them. I want my clients to thrive in whatever it is that they do. I am here to be your best cheerleader & to hold you accountable for working towards the adjustments you are looking to make.
(914) 351-2328 View (914) 351-2328
Photo of Debbie November, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Debbie November
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Katonah, NY 10536
Are you or a family member struggling with feelings of anxiety or sadness? Having issues with relationships? Just feel like making some changes in your life ? Whatever your issues are , if you need someone to listen to you (without judging) and help you navigate through some of life's difficult journeys, please reach out. I will stand with you in the mess and together we will work on putting some order into whatever chaos you feel. The first step is the hardest! Send me an email or pick up the phone and give me a call. Let's see if we can figure things out together.
Are you or a family member struggling with feelings of anxiety or sadness? Having issues with relationships? Just feel like making some changes in your life ? Whatever your issues are , if you need someone to listen to you (without judging) and help you navigate through some of life's difficult journeys, please reach out. I will stand with you in the mess and together we will work on putting some order into whatever chaos you feel. The first step is the hardest! Send me an email or pick up the phone and give me a call. Let's see if we can figure things out together.
(914) 344-2064 View (914) 344-2064

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Number of Therapists in Katonah, NY

100+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Katonah, NY who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD
65% Grief
64% Parenting

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
51% Oxford

How Therapists in Katonah, NY see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
20% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Katonah?

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.