Therapists in Millbrook, NY

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Head In The Right Direction Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
Have you ever felt misunderstood, judged, confused, or couldn't find the "right" words to express yourself? What about feeling lonely in a relationship? We have all encountered or experienced these feelings at one point in our lives. Let's have a conversation to explore and unpack all that you seek. I specialize in Marriage & Family dynamics as well as individual and relationship issues. Unpacking all related topics, we will explore the concepts of communication, commitment, intimacy, marriage, premarital relations, divorce, non-traditional couples, and much more.
Have you ever felt misunderstood, judged, confused, or couldn't find the "right" words to express yourself? What about feeling lonely in a relationship? We have all encountered or experienced these feelings at one point in our lives. Let's have a conversation to explore and unpack all that you seek. I specialize in Marriage & Family dynamics as well as individual and relationship issues. Unpacking all related topics, we will explore the concepts of communication, commitment, intimacy, marriage, premarital relations, divorce, non-traditional couples, and much more.
(845) 666-3294 View (845) 666-3294
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Sarah K Gray
Art Therapist, MS, LCAT, LPC, ATRBC, MPH
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
If you're facing depression, mood swings, anxiety, substance misuse, or negative thoughts, I am here to help. You don't have to manage life's stressors alone. Together, we can work to resolve the mental discomfort you're experiencing and set realistic goals to support your mental health needs. Call or text me today to start a conversation about how I can support your future wellness.
If you're facing depression, mood swings, anxiety, substance misuse, or negative thoughts, I am here to help. You don't have to manage life's stressors alone. Together, we can work to resolve the mental discomfort you're experiencing and set realistic goals to support your mental health needs. Call or text me today to start a conversation about how I can support your future wellness.
(845) 493-2218 View (845) 493-2218
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Donna Hogancamp
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
To me, as a therapist, it is essential to develop a safe, nonjudgmental, honest, and supportive space for each and every client to unpack, process and move forward. I work with children ages 3-18 years, adults, and families facing various challenges and diagnoses.
To me, as a therapist, it is essential to develop a safe, nonjudgmental, honest, and supportive space for each and every client to unpack, process and move forward. I work with children ages 3-18 years, adults, and families facing various challenges and diagnoses.
(845) 328-5701 View (845) 328-5701
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Kristina Howard @ Hera's Essence Llc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome to my page! My name is Kristina Howard and I'm an experienced therapist focusing on supporting women during the Perinatal (Prenatal -1 year postnatal) period. Pregnancy and motherhood can be overwhelming, emotional, isolating and tough to navigate. You don’t have to go through it alone, I am here for you! I use a person centered, strengths-based approach to build a true partnership with clients. I provide a safe, nurturing, compassionate and judgement free space fostering healing. I am here to listen, support, encourage and teach. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you don’t have to get there by yourself.
Hello! Welcome to my page! My name is Kristina Howard and I'm an experienced therapist focusing on supporting women during the Perinatal (Prenatal -1 year postnatal) period. Pregnancy and motherhood can be overwhelming, emotional, isolating and tough to navigate. You don’t have to go through it alone, I am here for you! I use a person centered, strengths-based approach to build a true partnership with clients. I provide a safe, nurturing, compassionate and judgement free space fostering healing. I am here to listen, support, encourage and teach. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you don’t have to get there by yourself.
(845) 999-0487 View (845) 999-0487
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Cindy Noah
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
With over 25 years working with adults, adolescents, and families, I believe in collaboration and building trust in the therapeutic process. I work to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment wherein the person can freely discuss difficult emotions and problematic areas of their life. My goal is to help you gain insight and develop new perspectives that will lead to a more positive outlook and improve your overall well being. Exploring obstacles, we will work towards the understanding that making changes takes time and a great deal of courage.
With over 25 years working with adults, adolescents, and families, I believe in collaboration and building trust in the therapeutic process. I work to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment wherein the person can freely discuss difficult emotions and problematic areas of their life. My goal is to help you gain insight and develop new perspectives that will lead to a more positive outlook and improve your overall well being. Exploring obstacles, we will work towards the understanding that making changes takes time and a great deal of courage.
(914) 595-2463 View (914) 595-2463
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Nicholas Jackson
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
I would describe myself as a warm, patient, and compassionate therapist who will meet you wherever you are and do my best to help with whatever your goals for treatment may be. I practice in a collaborative manner and seek to understand your unique strengths and challenges in order to help you enjoy your life and overcome the impediments to doing so.
I would describe myself as a warm, patient, and compassionate therapist who will meet you wherever you are and do my best to help with whatever your goals for treatment may be. I practice in a collaborative manner and seek to understand your unique strengths and challenges in order to help you enjoy your life and overcome the impediments to doing so.
(845) 683-5070 View (845) 683-5070
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Warren W Skov
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Are you at an impasse, or facing emotional difficulties that are getting in the way of your progress in life? These conditions can manifest in your home life, at work, or even within yourself. I welcome the opportunity to work together, building on your strengths and abilities, to overcome these obstacles and help you move forward in the most productive manner possible. I believe in your ability to grow and learn, even from the most difficult of life's challenges. Often this is best done with the support and guidance of a highly experienced counselor who is committed to life long learning.
Are you at an impasse, or facing emotional difficulties that are getting in the way of your progress in life? These conditions can manifest in your home life, at work, or even within yourself. I welcome the opportunity to work together, building on your strengths and abilities, to overcome these obstacles and help you move forward in the most productive manner possible. I believe in your ability to grow and learn, even from the most difficult of life's challenges. Often this is best done with the support and guidance of a highly experienced counselor who is committed to life long learning.
(845) 261-1214 View (845) 261-1214
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Stephen Kahn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
Stephen Kahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. He has an EdM/MA Counseling/Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology from American University. Stephen has been practicing in various areas of Mental Health and Psychiatry for over 35 years. He has treated patients who have suffered from Addiction to Bipolar Disorders and Anxiety and Depression to even more serious clinical issues. Stephen treats his patients with dignity and respect and each of them as individuals as he tries to meet each of their needs using therapeutic techniques and processes with which they are comfortable.
Stephen Kahn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. He has an EdM/MA Counseling/Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology from American University. Stephen has been practicing in various areas of Mental Health and Psychiatry for over 35 years. He has treated patients who have suffered from Addiction to Bipolar Disorders and Anxiety and Depression to even more serious clinical issues. Stephen treats his patients with dignity and respect and each of them as individuals as he tries to meet each of their needs using therapeutic techniques and processes with which they are comfortable.
(845) 420-3787 View (845) 420-3787
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Head In the Right Direction Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
We have been helping people learn how to make the changes they want since 2008. Relationship woes? Existential Angst? Have a troubled teen or child in trouble? Feel stuck your life? You are not alone. There are other people out here going through this too. This is temporary. We will reach out to you, discuss your needs, and pair you with a therapist familiar with your needs. Together, you will meet, identify issues, collaborate to create a plan, follow through with some reasonable interventions, and figure out ways to make the changes last.
We have been helping people learn how to make the changes they want since 2008. Relationship woes? Existential Angst? Have a troubled teen or child in trouble? Feel stuck your life? You are not alone. There are other people out here going through this too. This is temporary. We will reach out to you, discuss your needs, and pair you with a therapist familiar with your needs. Together, you will meet, identify issues, collaborate to create a plan, follow through with some reasonable interventions, and figure out ways to make the changes last.
(646) 819-0218 View (646) 819-0218
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Anne Whitton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Anne Whitton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 1991. She has an Undergraduate degree in Human Services from University of Bridgeport, and a Master's degree in Social Work from SUNY Stonybrook. Anne promotes the connection with body, mind, and spirit. In her practice, she addresses issues of vulnerability, trust and healing, positive self-esteem, as well spirituality, and self-worthiness. Outside of work, Anne enjoys outdoor activities as well as time with family.
Anne Whitton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 1991. She has an Undergraduate degree in Human Services from University of Bridgeport, and a Master's degree in Social Work from SUNY Stonybrook. Anne promotes the connection with body, mind, and spirit. In her practice, she addresses issues of vulnerability, trust and healing, positive self-esteem, as well spirituality, and self-worthiness. Outside of work, Anne enjoys outdoor activities as well as time with family.
(845) 713-8540 View (845) 713-8540
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Kathy Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Kathy Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 1995. It can be difficult to reach out for help. With Kathy, you can expect a warm, welcoming place to freely express yourself. Together you will address the issues you identify as problematic, build on your strengths and work on changes you would like to make. Together you and Kathy will set goals for treatment and work towards achieving them. In her free time, Kathy enjoys arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and family time.
Kathy Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York who has been practicing since 1995. It can be difficult to reach out for help. With Kathy, you can expect a warm, welcoming place to freely express yourself. Together you will address the issues you identify as problematic, build on your strengths and work on changes you would like to make. Together you and Kathy will set goals for treatment and work towards achieving them. In her free time, Kathy enjoys arts and crafts, outdoor activities, and family time.
(845) 250-5843 View (845) 250-5843
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Cailin Welch
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Ms. Welch is a New York State licensed mental health counselor who treats children, adolescents, adults and families. She received her master's in mental health counseling from Marist College. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, family relational issues, and partner relational issues. She works in the Carmel and Millbrook offices.
Ms. Welch is a New York State licensed mental health counselor who treats children, adolescents, adults and families. She received her master's in mental health counseling from Marist College. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has experience working with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral issues, trauma, family relational issues, and partner relational issues. She works in the Carmel and Millbrook offices.
(845) 668-6362 View (845) 668-6362
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Jacquelyn Elbel
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Dr. Jacquelyn Elbel is a licensed Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 1988. She holds a Master's and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. Dr. Elbel is easy to talk to "“ she listens well and opens the space for clients to explore their situation and issues. She is able to build relationships quickly with empathy, affirmation, and unconditional, nonjudgmental support. Dr. Elbel is able to EITHER allow the client space to process their own emotions and consider options OR help identify areas of concern and provide resources and direction.
Dr. Jacquelyn Elbel is a licensed Psychologist in New York who has been practicing since 1988. She holds a Master's and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. Dr. Elbel is easy to talk to "“ she listens well and opens the space for clients to explore their situation and issues. She is able to build relationships quickly with empathy, affirmation, and unconditional, nonjudgmental support. Dr. Elbel is able to EITHER allow the client space to process their own emotions and consider options OR help identify areas of concern and provide resources and direction.
(845) 328-3746 View (845) 328-3746
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Marietta Whittlesey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LLC
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Waitlist for new clients
My practice aims to restore each person's innate mental and physical balance. I help people analyze their relationships, find patterns and learn new behaviors and ways of coping. I like to work closely with primary care physicians to optimize each client's total health.Because of my research background, I strive to stay current on evidence-based practice and to use the new findings of brain science to help people overcome mental disorders which can be helped by restoring brain health. I use clinical hypnotherapy to help patients with chronic pain and anxiety as well as for performance. I am also certified in EMDR
My practice aims to restore each person's innate mental and physical balance. I help people analyze their relationships, find patterns and learn new behaviors and ways of coping. I like to work closely with primary care physicians to optimize each client's total health.Because of my research background, I strive to stay current on evidence-based practice and to use the new findings of brain science to help people overcome mental disorders which can be helped by restoring brain health. I use clinical hypnotherapy to help patients with chronic pain and anxiety as well as for performance. I am also certified in EMDR
(860) 531-3237 View (860) 531-3237
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Marilyn Rosenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
For over 30 years as a licensed clinical social worker, I have worked with individuals, couples, adolescents and children. I have a family systems approach to seeing each person as a part of a whole dynamic unit. This is especially valuable in working with couples. My clients have successfully worked through a variety of issues including marital problems, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family illness and self esteem. My work with couples has been particularly rewarding in enhancing communication. Call me for a free consultation to discuss your particular concerns, and ways I can be helpful to you.
For over 30 years as a licensed clinical social worker, I have worked with individuals, couples, adolescents and children. I have a family systems approach to seeing each person as a part of a whole dynamic unit. This is especially valuable in working with couples. My clients have successfully worked through a variety of issues including marital problems, parenting problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, family illness and self esteem. My work with couples has been particularly rewarding in enhancing communication. Call me for a free consultation to discuss your particular concerns, and ways I can be helpful to you.
(845) 262-2674 View (845) 262-2674
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Frances Meléndez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545
Clearly you have taken the first step into your wellbeing. As a psychologist, I will respect your narrative working alongside you to explore the barriers keeping you stuck. I commit to be with as you explore and challenge concerns, barriers, deepening your self-awareness so that you may live your authentic life. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of The City University of New York. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of New York.
Clearly you have taken the first step into your wellbeing. As a psychologist, I will respect your narrative working alongside you to explore the barriers keeping you stuck. I commit to be with as you explore and challenge concerns, barriers, deepening your self-awareness so that you may live your authentic life. I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of The City University of New York. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the State of New York.
(585) 378-5758 View (585) 378-5758
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Peter J Rosan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
My approach to psychotherapy is based on both my education and more than 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, including research, teaching, writing, and supervision. Psychotherapy is a path defined by both therapist and client. Each individual client brings unique resources, strengths, weaknesses, problems, hopes, and expectations to therapy as well as their own idiom, their way of expressing themselves. Together, we will search for what gives meaning to your life and what may be interfering in its realization. Successful psychotherapy depends on the quality of the relationship between client and therapist.
My approach to psychotherapy is based on both my education and more than 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, including research, teaching, writing, and supervision. Psychotherapy is a path defined by both therapist and client. Each individual client brings unique resources, strengths, weaknesses, problems, hopes, and expectations to therapy as well as their own idiom, their way of expressing themselves. Together, we will search for what gives meaning to your life and what may be interfering in its realization. Successful psychotherapy depends on the quality of the relationship between client and therapist.
(845) 576-8157 View (845) 576-8157
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Linda Foran
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
For more than a decade, I've worked with individuals and couples in crisis due to infidelity, abusive relationships and recent loss. I also help premarital couples get off to a good start, and assist established couples seeking to improve their relationships in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, intimacy and parenting. As a trauma-informed MFT, I believe our past experiences impact the way we form our identity and relate to each other in the present. As a Christian therapist, I integrate spirituality with IFS, EMDR and the Gottman Method.
For more than a decade, I've worked with individuals and couples in crisis due to infidelity, abusive relationships and recent loss. I also help premarital couples get off to a good start, and assist established couples seeking to improve their relationships in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, intimacy and parenting. As a trauma-informed MFT, I believe our past experiences impact the way we form our identity and relate to each other in the present. As a Christian therapist, I integrate spirituality with IFS, EMDR and the Gottman Method.
(516) 928-6469 View (516) 928-6469
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Meghan Cibelli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
I focus on healthy relationships, incorporating and maintaining boundaries, developing intimacy, and changing behaviors. In addition, I work with parents and families to provide education and tangible changes within your family. We are influenced by the world around us and sometimes find that what we are doing does not align with our goals. Have you ever been directly or indirectly impacted by problems managing these areas? These are all areas where change can happen so that you start to feel more in control of your future.
I focus on healthy relationships, incorporating and maintaining boundaries, developing intimacy, and changing behaviors. In addition, I work with parents and families to provide education and tangible changes within your family. We are influenced by the world around us and sometimes find that what we are doing does not align with our goals. Have you ever been directly or indirectly impacted by problems managing these areas? These are all areas where change can happen so that you start to feel more in control of your future.
(845) 572-1336 View (845) 572-1336
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Sara Pitcher
Counselor, LMHC, NTP, CDBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrook, NY 12545  (Online Only)
Working together on a therapeutic journey will guide you to regain a sense of empowerment and identity. My experience as a counselor has led me to understand the importance of developing a nonjudgemental and secure relationship together. Providing this space allows for growth and progress on the journey to overall wellness. My approach involves exploring mental blocks or guards that hinder you from experiencing your innate strengths. Together we will work on emotional processing, finding strength based evidence, and developing positive coping skills based on your individual needs.
Working together on a therapeutic journey will guide you to regain a sense of empowerment and identity. My experience as a counselor has led me to understand the importance of developing a nonjudgemental and secure relationship together. Providing this space allows for growth and progress on the journey to overall wellness. My approach involves exploring mental blocks or guards that hinder you from experiencing your innate strengths. Together we will work on emotional processing, finding strength based evidence, and developing positive coping skills based on your individual needs.
(914) 350-5077 View (914) 350-5077
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Number of Therapists in Millbrook, NY

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Millbrook, NY who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
71% Grief
67% Life Transitions
62% Stress
57% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
70% Optum

How Therapists in Millbrook, NY see their clients

52% Online Only
48% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Millbrook?

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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.