Therapists in Lynbrook, NY

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Jennifer Dorsey
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Jennifer Dorsey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York and is the owner of The Therapist Next Door Mental Health Counseling, PLLC. Jennifer believes psychotherapy should be client centered and integrates theory with practice as she strives to create treatment plans that fit the lifestyle of her clients. Jennifer is known as “The Therapist Next Door” because of her friendly and down to earth approach and strives to become the new face of therapy.
Jennifer Dorsey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York and is the owner of The Therapist Next Door Mental Health Counseling, PLLC. Jennifer believes psychotherapy should be client centered and integrates theory with practice as she strives to create treatment plans that fit the lifestyle of her clients. Jennifer is known as “The Therapist Next Door” because of her friendly and down to earth approach and strives to become the new face of therapy.
(516) 708-4031 View (516) 708-4031
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Heather Quinn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
With any concern, I work with the client and at times, their family, to develop an individualized plan for treatment. I work with clients facing a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to ADHD, ODD, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, and behavioral dysregulation. I also specialize in working with individuals/families experiencing serious illness or medical issues. I work with my clients to develop and implement coping strategies to improve their emotional and behavioral wellbeing.
With any concern, I work with the client and at times, their family, to develop an individualized plan for treatment. I work with clients facing a variety of mental health concerns including, but not limited to ADHD, ODD, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, and behavioral dysregulation. I also specialize in working with individuals/families experiencing serious illness or medical issues. I work with my clients to develop and implement coping strategies to improve their emotional and behavioral wellbeing.
(516) 916-7838 View (516) 916-7838
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Patricia Thornhill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Therapy is a gift you give yourself. A time and place to explore the things causing you strain or stress, things you may not be happy with in your life, or relationships causing you conflict. All of these can lead to depression and anxiety. Starting therapy can be the first step toward healthier coping and a happier more fulfilling life. Why not give yourself that gift? As former coach Lou Holtz wisely said "It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it”. A lesson that applies to everyday life ...
Therapy is a gift you give yourself. A time and place to explore the things causing you strain or stress, things you may not be happy with in your life, or relationships causing you conflict. All of these can lead to depression and anxiety. Starting therapy can be the first step toward healthier coping and a happier more fulfilling life. Why not give yourself that gift? As former coach Lou Holtz wisely said "It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it”. A lesson that applies to everyday life ...
(516) 537-9550 View (516) 537-9550
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Tasha T Sands
MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563
I am down-to-earth and dedicated. I am an active-listener skilled at working with children and adolescents, and passionate about helping young adults learn to flourish. I support clients who are seeking to grow out of the “same old” and grow into a new sense of vibrancy and health. I can help you understand how your history has shaped how you understand and interact with yourself and others, and then I will collaborate with you to transform old thought patterns into newer, more flexible ways of seeing the world. It is through this process that we open up new possibilities and choices that bring joy and health to life.
I am down-to-earth and dedicated. I am an active-listener skilled at working with children and adolescents, and passionate about helping young adults learn to flourish. I support clients who are seeking to grow out of the “same old” and grow into a new sense of vibrancy and health. I can help you understand how your history has shaped how you understand and interact with yourself and others, and then I will collaborate with you to transform old thought patterns into newer, more flexible ways of seeing the world. It is through this process that we open up new possibilities and choices that bring joy and health to life.
(516) 262-5047 View (516) 262-5047
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Janice M. Amato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
I've seen lives change and hearts heal. I can help you control persistent, painful conflicts that may leave you feeling anxious, angry, lonely, and sad. It is possible to find understanding, direction, and strengths. One of the most challenging circumstances encountered in life involves the loss of a person, an ideal, your self-image, or your future. I utilize insight-oriented therapy as well as cognitive-behavioral treatment, as needed.
I've seen lives change and hearts heal. I can help you control persistent, painful conflicts that may leave you feeling anxious, angry, lonely, and sad. It is possible to find understanding, direction, and strengths. One of the most challenging circumstances encountered in life involves the loss of a person, an ideal, your self-image, or your future. I utilize insight-oriented therapy as well as cognitive-behavioral treatment, as needed.
(646) 386-2362 View (646) 386-2362
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Kensho Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
3 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563
It’s amazing how difficult life can be. Kensho Psychotherapy Services recognizes life can be challenging and that we all need a space to feel heard and seen. “Ken” actually means the beginning of knowing and “sho” something more. So we applaud your strength in knowing you need something more. If the day-to-day demand of school, work, family, or more complex issues like community or personal trauma or concerns for your teen or your future, you have reached the right place. Let's collaborate and get to the core issues with useful skills to navigate life.
It’s amazing how difficult life can be. Kensho Psychotherapy Services recognizes life can be challenging and that we all need a space to feel heard and seen. “Ken” actually means the beginning of knowing and “sho” something more. So we applaud your strength in knowing you need something more. If the day-to-day demand of school, work, family, or more complex issues like community or personal trauma or concerns for your teen or your future, you have reached the right place. Let's collaborate and get to the core issues with useful skills to navigate life.
(347) 647-6356 View (347) 647-6356
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Biofeedback Cnslng & Creative Arts Therapy PLLC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MPS, BCIAC, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCAT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has the right to feel healthy and energetic. Stress often interferes with this; it doesn't have to be that way. A warm, professional atmosphere and a variety of bio-behavioral techniques can provide just the support necessary to help people be the very best they can be. I am personally in recovery from a 13 year Migraine headache and anxiety condition; biofeedback and counseling helped me to put this debilitating set of symptoms into remission without the use of medications. I am living testimonial to the effectivenss of the complementary therapeutic approach to health. My trained team shares these values.
I believe that everyone has the right to feel healthy and energetic. Stress often interferes with this; it doesn't have to be that way. A warm, professional atmosphere and a variety of bio-behavioral techniques can provide just the support necessary to help people be the very best they can be. I am personally in recovery from a 13 year Migraine headache and anxiety condition; biofeedback and counseling helped me to put this debilitating set of symptoms into remission without the use of medications. I am living testimonial to the effectivenss of the complementary therapeutic approach to health. My trained team shares these values.
(516) 360-2651 View (516) 360-2651
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Samir Sharma
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563
I offer judgement-free thoughtful reflections, with the goal of turning negative experiences and interpretations of feelings, into new directions and meanings. I can help you navigate traumas and difficult life-changes that cause internal and external conflict. I would like to help you navigate the challenges of being caught between multiple cultures and norms, and learn to advocate for the self and one’s need to grow past obstacles. I have a genuine desire to help those who feel stuck, or have a difficult time making sense of who they are and who they wish to be.
I offer judgement-free thoughtful reflections, with the goal of turning negative experiences and interpretations of feelings, into new directions and meanings. I can help you navigate traumas and difficult life-changes that cause internal and external conflict. I would like to help you navigate the challenges of being caught between multiple cultures and norms, and learn to advocate for the self and one’s need to grow past obstacles. I have a genuine desire to help those who feel stuck, or have a difficult time making sense of who they are and who they wish to be.
(516) 363-0915 View (516) 363-0915
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Sue Carver
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
My goal as a Clinical Psychologist is to provide a safe and comfortable environment which helps people discuss and evaluate their dilemmas, gain insight and resolve problematic ways of functioning.
My goal as a Clinical Psychologist is to provide a safe and comfortable environment which helps people discuss and evaluate their dilemmas, gain insight and resolve problematic ways of functioning.
(516) 629-0415 View (516) 629-0415
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Frances J Alkire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563
I invite you to take a journey on a "therapeutic pathway" to promote personal health and wellness. Feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and depressed often present with the many obstacles one faces in every day life. Taking care of one's self both physically and emotionally is essential for healing. I can guide you in a nurturing, empathetic environment by giving you coping skills to reduce negative feelings and provide insight into the challenges you are experiencing. I will help you focus on living a life that is less reactive and more directed.
I invite you to take a journey on a "therapeutic pathway" to promote personal health and wellness. Feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and depressed often present with the many obstacles one faces in every day life. Taking care of one's self both physically and emotionally is essential for healing. I can guide you in a nurturing, empathetic environment by giving you coping skills to reduce negative feelings and provide insight into the challenges you are experiencing. I will help you focus on living a life that is less reactive and more directed.
(516) 271-3092 View (516) 271-3092
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Denise Marie Jordan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CH
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
I am a New York State Licensed Social Worker and NGH Certified Hypnotherapist, and feel passionate about helping people fulfill their potential for the purpose of living a powerful and creative life. As a trained hypnotherapist, I work from a strengths-based perspective and draw on a range of modalities such as TF-CBT, ACT, and insight-oriented therapies.
I am a New York State Licensed Social Worker and NGH Certified Hypnotherapist, and feel passionate about helping people fulfill their potential for the purpose of living a powerful and creative life. As a trained hypnotherapist, I work from a strengths-based perspective and draw on a range of modalities such as TF-CBT, ACT, and insight-oriented therapies.
(516) 619-2788 View (516) 619-2788
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Jessica Coyer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace. If you've been struggling to manage stress or changes in mood or just feel you need a safe, comfortable place to talk about difficulties you are having then I can help you. I have over fifteen years of experience working in a clinical outpatient setting primarily using a cognitive-behavioral approach. I have worked with people diagnosed with all forms of mood disorders, in particular with post-partum onset, anxiety, trauma, and relational struggles.
Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace. If you've been struggling to manage stress or changes in mood or just feel you need a safe, comfortable place to talk about difficulties you are having then I can help you. I have over fifteen years of experience working in a clinical outpatient setting primarily using a cognitive-behavioral approach. I have worked with people diagnosed with all forms of mood disorders, in particular with post-partum onset, anxiety, trauma, and relational struggles.
(516) 874-4079 View (516) 874-4079
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Ana M Marsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RRT, RYT, Coach
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 3 decades of experience working in mental health and education. My goal has always been to support everyone of my clients to heal, while equipping them with tools so that they can regulate and care for themselves. I love to help people connect to their own light and purpose. Much of my mental health experience has been working with issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, social phobias, eating disorders, academic/test anxiety, among others. I believe that with the right intervention, most people are able to heal from many mental, emotional, and physical ailments, allowing them not just to survive, but to thrive.
I have over 3 decades of experience working in mental health and education. My goal has always been to support everyone of my clients to heal, while equipping them with tools so that they can regulate and care for themselves. I love to help people connect to their own light and purpose. Much of my mental health experience has been working with issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, social phobias, eating disorders, academic/test anxiety, among others. I believe that with the right intervention, most people are able to heal from many mental, emotional, and physical ailments, allowing them not just to survive, but to thrive.
(516) 469-3657 View (516) 469-3657
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Monique Washington-Soodan
MHC-LP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
Postpartum mental health concerns are the most common complication associated with childbirth. I believe new mothers deserve much better than just a 6 week postpartum check-up. If you are a new mother, please know you do not need to go through this alone. I specialize in supporting women throughout the lifespan, including pregnant and new mothers as well as women experiencing pregnancy loss, health complications, menopause, or other life-altering events. I can help you work through life’s difficult transitions and provide the space to develop healthier self-concepts, stronger self-esteem, and more fulfilling relationships.
Postpartum mental health concerns are the most common complication associated with childbirth. I believe new mothers deserve much better than just a 6 week postpartum check-up. If you are a new mother, please know you do not need to go through this alone. I specialize in supporting women throughout the lifespan, including pregnant and new mothers as well as women experiencing pregnancy loss, health complications, menopause, or other life-altering events. I can help you work through life’s difficult transitions and provide the space to develop healthier self-concepts, stronger self-esteem, and more fulfilling relationships.
(516) 613-3986 View (516) 613-3986
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Christina DiBernardo
Counselor, LMHC, BCB, MSEd, ACS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lynbrook, NY 11563
From this point forward you are NOT alone! Asking for help in the first, and most difficult part of this process, and being here is a testament to your resilience. I am the owner of Expressive Connections Mental Health Counseling. We are a Group Practice that works to empower you, your child/family to explore the inner most workings of and important messages communicated through the body in order to understand the physical and psychological manifestations of difficult to process emotions and experiences such as anxiety, trauma, anger/irritability, depression, ADHD, sadness, life transitions, relationship challenges and much more.
From this point forward you are NOT alone! Asking for help in the first, and most difficult part of this process, and being here is a testament to your resilience. I am the owner of Expressive Connections Mental Health Counseling. We are a Group Practice that works to empower you, your child/family to explore the inner most workings of and important messages communicated through the body in order to understand the physical and psychological manifestations of difficult to process emotions and experiences such as anxiety, trauma, anger/irritability, depression, ADHD, sadness, life transitions, relationship challenges and much more.
(516) 916-6181 View (516) 916-6181
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Behavioral Mental Health Counseling PLLC
MPS, LMHC, CAMS
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Behavioral Mental Health Counseling PLLC caters to individuals, families groups and organizations throughout Long Island NY and the five boroughs of New York City. I also provide off-site services to individuals unable to travel. I provide counseling, psychotherapy, clinical assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, case management, prevention, discharge, and aftercare services. My main focus consists of providing behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapy.
Behavioral Mental Health Counseling PLLC caters to individuals, families groups and organizations throughout Long Island NY and the five boroughs of New York City. I also provide off-site services to individuals unable to travel. I provide counseling, psychotherapy, clinical assessment, evaluation, treatment planning, case management, prevention, discharge, and aftercare services. My main focus consists of providing behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapy.
(516) 962-2710 View (516) 962-2710
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Lois Plitt Warren
Art Therapist, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
Welcome. Together you or your family and I, will resolve to build upon your strengths, and enhance your self-esteem, your happiness, and your relationships. Verbal therapy in combination with the creative process, can more easily help you access insight and self-expression, while reducing stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and fear. I am your ally, with over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and a lifetime of using the creative arts to meet my own life's challenges. I have helped people ages 2 1/2 to 103 achieve balance, and emotional, social and cognitive growth.
Welcome. Together you or your family and I, will resolve to build upon your strengths, and enhance your self-esteem, your happiness, and your relationships. Verbal therapy in combination with the creative process, can more easily help you access insight and self-expression, while reducing stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness and fear. I am your ally, with over 25 years of experience as a psychotherapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, and a lifetime of using the creative arts to meet my own life's challenges. I have helped people ages 2 1/2 to 103 achieve balance, and emotional, social and cognitive growth.
(516) 284-1936 View (516) 284-1936
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Cathy Lucas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Welcome! My name is Cathy and I am here for you. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek out support. I can offer you a safe place to breathe and explore issues that you are finding challenging. We will work together towards a more empowering place of calm/happiness, particularly during this unprecedented pandemic.
Welcome! My name is Cathy and I am here for you. It takes courage and vulnerability to seek out support. I can offer you a safe place to breathe and explore issues that you are finding challenging. We will work together towards a more empowering place of calm/happiness, particularly during this unprecedented pandemic.
(516) 550-4069 View (516) 550-4069
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Joanna Freda
MHC-LP, MSEd
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563
I’m a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults to help them achieve social, emotional, and mental wellness. I have worked with a variety of populations including children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, I am an ally to LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals. Currently, I work with children as young as 3 years old, adolescents and adults who experience challenges with feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, anger, divorce, social anxiety, school avoidance, relationship issues and more!
I’m a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual therapy with children, adolescents, and adults to help them achieve social, emotional, and mental wellness. I have worked with a variety of populations including children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, I am an ally to LGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals. Currently, I work with children as young as 3 years old, adolescents and adults who experience challenges with feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, anger, divorce, social anxiety, school avoidance, relationship issues and more!
(516) 518-2907 View (516) 518-2907
Photo of Elizabeth Follano, Creative Arts Therapist in Lynbrook, NY
Elizabeth Follano
Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC
Verified
Lynbrook, NY 11563  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to improve my client's reconnection with their own sense of competence and worth, improve their relationships, and reduce underlying stressors that may cause overwhelming feelings, anxiety, and/or depression. I combine psychotherapy and expressive arts to help people become better connected with their social and physical environments, live happier, and become more productive towards their own mental health. As a NYS professional, I am licensed to practice pscyhotherapy and creative arts therapies [art modality]. I have been working for 5+ years with inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services.
I provide therapy to improve my client's reconnection with their own sense of competence and worth, improve their relationships, and reduce underlying stressors that may cause overwhelming feelings, anxiety, and/or depression. I combine psychotherapy and expressive arts to help people become better connected with their social and physical environments, live happier, and become more productive towards their own mental health. As a NYS professional, I am licensed to practice pscyhotherapy and creative arts therapies [art modality]. I have been working for 5+ years with inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services.
(332) 264-0925 View (332) 264-0925

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Number of Therapists in Lynbrook, NY

90+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Lynbrook, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
69% Stress
65% Parenting

Average years in practice

19 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Cigna and Evernorth
63% Aetna
57% Empire BlueCross BlueShield

How Therapists in Lynbrook, NY see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lynbrook?

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.