Therapists in Monsey, NY

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Dovid Levy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Is your child struggling? You've tried everything in your power to help your child, but nothing seems to be working. There's anger, unhappiness, or anxiety that your child struggles with, and it's hard to know how to manage it all. You've had enough of seeing these challenges get in the way of your child thriving. All you want is for them to grow into the best version of themselves; but how? That's where I can help.
Is your child struggling? You've tried everything in your power to help your child, but nothing seems to be working. There's anger, unhappiness, or anxiety that your child struggles with, and it's hard to know how to manage it all. You've had enough of seeing these challenges get in the way of your child thriving. All you want is for them to grow into the best version of themselves; but how? That's where I can help.
(845) 263-3579 View (845) 263-3579
Leah Schechter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Life has challenges for everyone. Are you searching for help navigating the stresses you're experiencing? I specialize in treating a wide range of trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, and relationship dynamics.
Life has challenges for everyone. Are you searching for help navigating the stresses you're experiencing? I specialize in treating a wide range of trauma-related issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief, and relationship dynamics.
(845) 630-0863 View (845) 630-0863
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Meir Hersh Brach
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
My specialization includes helping with social/interpersonal challenges including social anxiety and anger, as well as navigating confusions around your identity and sense of self. Rest assured, I maintain a professional approach while respecting your beliefs and values, creating a supportive environment tailored to your personal journey of growth and self-discovery.
My specialization includes helping with social/interpersonal challenges including social anxiety and anger, as well as navigating confusions around your identity and sense of self. Rest assured, I maintain a professional approach while respecting your beliefs and values, creating a supportive environment tailored to your personal journey of growth and self-discovery.
(845) 377-6629 View (845) 377-6629
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Eli Mandelbaum
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Do you often feel inadequate? Do you find yourself worrying or feeling down on your luck? Does maintaining relationships feel harder than they ought to be? These feelings often result from how we have learned to see ourselves based on past experiences and relationships. Difficult relationships in our past can leave us with unhelpful and unhealthy ideas about ourselves that is hard to change. And Yes, the past is very powerful, but it does need to determine our future. Using a psychodynamic approach, I try to help my clients feel less entangled by their past and ultimately more in control of their lives.
Do you often feel inadequate? Do you find yourself worrying or feeling down on your luck? Does maintaining relationships feel harder than they ought to be? These feelings often result from how we have learned to see ourselves based on past experiences and relationships. Difficult relationships in our past can leave us with unhelpful and unhealthy ideas about ourselves that is hard to change. And Yes, the past is very powerful, but it does need to determine our future. Using a psychodynamic approach, I try to help my clients feel less entangled by their past and ultimately more in control of their lives.
(845) 250-3245 View (845) 250-3245
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Tova Horowicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
Life isn’t always easy! Sometimes, even the strongest amongst us need help to work through life’s challenges. In today's complicated world, we all struggle with a multitude of stressors. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I can help! I am passionate about encouraging my clients to focus on post traumatic growth within an empathic, validating and supportive clinical relationship.
Life isn’t always easy! Sometimes, even the strongest amongst us need help to work through life’s challenges. In today's complicated world, we all struggle with a multitude of stressors. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I can help! I am passionate about encouraging my clients to focus on post traumatic growth within an empathic, validating and supportive clinical relationship.
(845) 203-8715 View (845) 203-8715
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Leslie Laskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
I am a compassionate and experienced therapist who helps people make positive change in their lives. I work with you to identify your goals and resolve issues that might be preventing you from reaching your potential. My focus is to help you get more of what you want in life. I provide a comfortable and professional atmosphere where you can feel safe and understood while working towards healing and restoration, leaving self limiting thoughts behind.
I am a compassionate and experienced therapist who helps people make positive change in their lives. I work with you to identify your goals and resolve issues that might be preventing you from reaching your potential. My focus is to help you get more of what you want in life. I provide a comfortable and professional atmosphere where you can feel safe and understood while working towards healing and restoration, leaving self limiting thoughts behind.
(914) 297-7130 View (914) 297-7130
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Samantha A. Elhyani
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
The relationship you have with your therapist is a vehicle for change; I am unwavering in my persistence to help and to treat people with respect. I will ask you questions that make you think and learn about yourself, and I will help you accept what you discover. I aim to create a safe space in my office and to help you find safety in your life. I can help you navigate the relationships in your life and provide you with techniques that facilitate emotional growth. I dismantle the thoughts that maintain depression and anxiety and may help you reduce the potency of, if not diminish the traumas that are keeping you stuck.
The relationship you have with your therapist is a vehicle for change; I am unwavering in my persistence to help and to treat people with respect. I will ask you questions that make you think and learn about yourself, and I will help you accept what you discover. I aim to create a safe space in my office and to help you find safety in your life. I can help you navigate the relationships in your life and provide you with techniques that facilitate emotional growth. I dismantle the thoughts that maintain depression and anxiety and may help you reduce the potency of, if not diminish the traumas that are keeping you stuck.
(845) 773-1824 View (845) 773-1824
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Rachma Friedenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
Navigating life’s journey can be overwhelming and stressful at times, interfering with our peace of mind. I help clients access their inner strength and resources, the keys to ultimate healing. As an experienced therapist, I see every day that just as individuals are unique, life situations and how we experience them are as well. I help empower clients to overcome challenges including anxiety, depression, parenting and relationship issues, trauma, and low self-esteem in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Additionally, I work to understand how these challenges affect each client in order to determine the best therapeutic approach.
Navigating life’s journey can be overwhelming and stressful at times, interfering with our peace of mind. I help clients access their inner strength and resources, the keys to ultimate healing. As an experienced therapist, I see every day that just as individuals are unique, life situations and how we experience them are as well. I help empower clients to overcome challenges including anxiety, depression, parenting and relationship issues, trauma, and low self-esteem in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Additionally, I work to understand how these challenges affect each client in order to determine the best therapeutic approach.
(845) 684-9833 View (845) 684-9833
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Sara Freed
Cert, Coach
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
For many couples, I'm the last stop. They've been to so many therapists already that they wonder, "Why would you be any different?" It's simple: I've been there, done that. In addition to my extensive training, I understand firsthand what you're going through - whether that's dating life, an engagement, a brand new marriage, a struggling marriage, a divorce, or blending families. I know what it takes to get through it and come out stronger on the other side. And I'm proud to say I have an amazing success rate with my clients.
For many couples, I'm the last stop. They've been to so many therapists already that they wonder, "Why would you be any different?" It's simple: I've been there, done that. In addition to my extensive training, I understand firsthand what you're going through - whether that's dating life, an engagement, a brand new marriage, a struggling marriage, a divorce, or blending families. I know what it takes to get through it and come out stronger on the other side. And I'm proud to say I have an amazing success rate with my clients.
(646) 846-4608 View (646) 846-4608
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Gelly Asovski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Not accepting new clients
Children and families are the focus of my life’s work. I love the energy that children and teenagers bring to the world. They are sensitive, kind souls. Struggling families may lose sight of the beauty of their children. It’s difficult when your child is acting out or dealing with a mental illness. You may be overwhelmed by the impact of abuse, neglect or the ramifications of divorce. Your child may be experiencing a single incident trauma or be the victim of multiple traumas. Whatever is bothering you and your family can be helped. Don’t give up hope!
Children and families are the focus of my life’s work. I love the energy that children and teenagers bring to the world. They are sensitive, kind souls. Struggling families may lose sight of the beauty of their children. It’s difficult when your child is acting out or dealing with a mental illness. You may be overwhelmed by the impact of abuse, neglect or the ramifications of divorce. Your child may be experiencing a single incident trauma or be the victim of multiple traumas. Whatever is bothering you and your family can be helped. Don’t give up hope!
(718) 831-6454 View (718) 831-6454
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Lili Bernstein (Goralnick)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
I currently DO have openings! And I provide EMDR! With 16 years experience, I use a combination of insight-oriented and tool-based psychotherapies in a safe, compassionate and private environment. My approach is both culturally-sensitive and educational, allowing you to achieve clarity on past patterns and hurts that may be hampering healthy connections in your current life. Working with me, you will be empowered with tools from EMDR, CBT, DBT, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness and the 12-Steps, as well as unique methods I invented myself, to alter old patterns of thinking, feeling, perceiving and interacting.
I currently DO have openings! And I provide EMDR! With 16 years experience, I use a combination of insight-oriented and tool-based psychotherapies in a safe, compassionate and private environment. My approach is both culturally-sensitive and educational, allowing you to achieve clarity on past patterns and hurts that may be hampering healthy connections in your current life. Working with me, you will be empowered with tools from EMDR, CBT, DBT, Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness and the 12-Steps, as well as unique methods I invented myself, to alter old patterns of thinking, feeling, perceiving and interacting.
(845) 513-3831 View (845) 513-3831
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Zipa Leah Scheinberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR, SIFI
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
I work with goal-oriented women who want to succeed in breaking through old patterns of trauma, pain, and anxiety and who want to achieve their impossible. People often come to me when they have been talk therapy and feel frustrated by lack of change. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, or chronic and/or acute trauma, I applaud you for reaching out for help. The first step is believing that things can be different. I believe in the innate wholeness of all human beings and am inspired daily by the resilience and fortitude of the people whom I see. My mantra is: Hope. Belief. Change. Growth.
I work with goal-oriented women who want to succeed in breaking through old patterns of trauma, pain, and anxiety and who want to achieve their impossible. People often come to me when they have been talk therapy and feel frustrated by lack of change. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, grief, relationship difficulties, or chronic and/or acute trauma, I applaud you for reaching out for help. The first step is believing that things can be different. I believe in the innate wholeness of all human beings and am inspired daily by the resilience and fortitude of the people whom I see. My mantra is: Hope. Belief. Change. Growth.
(845) 415-6845 View (845) 415-6845
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Rivka Fink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Life can be stressful! Are you a woman struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? I am trained by PSI in women’s maternal mental health- including perinatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, fertility/infertility, intimacy and sexual health, relationships, parenting and life adjustments. I am honored and humbled to work with women of all ages and stages in life. A warm and safe atmosphere contribute to a positive therapeutic relationship with my clients, along with individualized and psychodynamic modalities including CBT, DBT, and parts work. Looking forward to meeting and working together.
Life can be stressful! Are you a woman struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? I am trained by PSI in women’s maternal mental health- including perinatal/postpartum depression and anxiety, fertility/infertility, intimacy and sexual health, relationships, parenting and life adjustments. I am honored and humbled to work with women of all ages and stages in life. A warm and safe atmosphere contribute to a positive therapeutic relationship with my clients, along with individualized and psychodynamic modalities including CBT, DBT, and parts work. Looking forward to meeting and working together.
(347) 269-4361 View (347) 269-4361
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Dr. Rachel Benjamin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am currently accepting new clients for individual or couple, goal-oriented psychotherapy. I believe that beneath your suffering is an internal system that needs nurturing, updating, and unification, to improve connection to yourself and others. Regardless of the mental health diagnosis (or even in the absence of one), my overall approach is similar: using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and/or Internal Family Systems (IFS), we will work toward understanding the heart of both internal and external messages, freeing you to live a value-based and balanced life.
Welcome! I am currently accepting new clients for individual or couple, goal-oriented psychotherapy. I believe that beneath your suffering is an internal system that needs nurturing, updating, and unification, to improve connection to yourself and others. Regardless of the mental health diagnosis (or even in the absence of one), my overall approach is similar: using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and/or Internal Family Systems (IFS), we will work toward understanding the heart of both internal and external messages, freeing you to live a value-based and balanced life.
(248) 952-8116 View (248) 952-8116
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Caren Redlich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSSW, LCSW, SIFI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
My clients are women or couples who are healing from stress, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and binge eating. They are clearing up job problems, family dynamics and resolving eldercare issues. They need to express their feelings, concerns, fears, ideas, and goals and get the support and guidance they want to accomplish those goals. They are developing coping skills to become calmer, more hopeful, happier, more confident and successful people in their day to day lives. I provide in person therapy or Zoom/Telehealth therapy for your convenience.
My clients are women or couples who are healing from stress, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and binge eating. They are clearing up job problems, family dynamics and resolving eldercare issues. They need to express their feelings, concerns, fears, ideas, and goals and get the support and guidance they want to accomplish those goals. They are developing coping skills to become calmer, more hopeful, happier, more confident and successful people in their day to day lives. I provide in person therapy or Zoom/Telehealth therapy for your convenience.
(845) 579-3667 View (845) 579-3667
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Shmuel Skaist
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAT-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
My goal as a therapist is to help you learn skills for leading a more fulfilling and functional reality and to help you on your way to living your best life. I use an empathetic and individualized approach to help people of all backgrounds navigate life issues and stressors and make positive and meaningful changes. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents on relationships, intimacy, parenting, life transitions, self-esteem, childhood traumas, traumatic events, and anxiety. If you need help realizing your full potential, I'll help you identify your obstacles and how to navigate them.
My goal as a therapist is to help you learn skills for leading a more fulfilling and functional reality and to help you on your way to living your best life. I use an empathetic and individualized approach to help people of all backgrounds navigate life issues and stressors and make positive and meaningful changes. I work with individuals, couples, and adolescents on relationships, intimacy, parenting, life transitions, self-esteem, childhood traumas, traumatic events, and anxiety. If you need help realizing your full potential, I'll help you identify your obstacles and how to navigate them.
(845) 552-2431 View (845) 552-2431
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Naomi L Franklin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
Women of all ages and children ages 4-11 struggling with trauma, attachment wounds, relational difficulties, anxiety, and reaching their potential may benefit from the diverse methods and modalities that I seamlessly integrate to meet their unique needs. They may want a corrective reparative experience to incorporate new ways of being with themselves and others. They may want to be able to rewire to instill healthier habits, outlooks, and self perceptions. They want to navigate their healing journeys with newfound resilience and empowerment that I aim to facilitate.
Women of all ages and children ages 4-11 struggling with trauma, attachment wounds, relational difficulties, anxiety, and reaching their potential may benefit from the diverse methods and modalities that I seamlessly integrate to meet their unique needs. They may want a corrective reparative experience to incorporate new ways of being with themselves and others. They may want to be able to rewire to instill healthier habits, outlooks, and self perceptions. They want to navigate their healing journeys with newfound resilience and empowerment that I aim to facilitate.
(845) 328-5621 View (845) 328-5621
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David Jonathan Nyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
Within each one of us is an inner child that holds the many hurts of our life. To survive this world, we hide the child away, building strong brick walls, preventing the child from emerging. Sometimes we use our “busyness” to ignore the cries of the child behind the barricades. Or we turn to anger, addiction and numbness to drown out the deafening cries. In our moments of brokenness, we stop and wonder, “Is this how I will have to live the rest of my life?” Trauma touches us all in different ways. The role of a therapist is to guide you through the pain and hurt so you can live a life of intention, meaning and inner peace.
Within each one of us is an inner child that holds the many hurts of our life. To survive this world, we hide the child away, building strong brick walls, preventing the child from emerging. Sometimes we use our “busyness” to ignore the cries of the child behind the barricades. Or we turn to anger, addiction and numbness to drown out the deafening cries. In our moments of brokenness, we stop and wonder, “Is this how I will have to live the rest of my life?” Trauma touches us all in different ways. The role of a therapist is to guide you through the pain and hurt so you can live a life of intention, meaning and inner peace.
(347) 609-7163 View (347) 609-7163
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Miriam Liebman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Wether you are dealing with a current challenging situation, or would like to work through your past experiences, my goal is to support you in your personal journey. I provide a safe space for you to turn your focus inward, and connect with your true self.
Wether you are dealing with a current challenging situation, or would like to work through your past experiences, my goal is to support you in your personal journey. I provide a safe space for you to turn your focus inward, and connect with your true self.
(845) 206-4538 View (845) 206-4538
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OCD, Panic, & Anxiety Treatment Center of NY & NJ
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
FREE CONSULT. Do RESULTS matter to you? Everyone I see has OCD, Panic, Agoraphobia, PTSD, or Social Anxiety. These conditions are extremely treatable with the RIGHT kind of DRUG-FREE CBT Exposure therapy. I aim to eliminate symptoms, not just treat or manage them. Clients are liberated to move on with life--get married, prevent divorce or firing, have families, advance or change careers, resume friendships, return children to school--often in the middle of therapy. Therapy doesn't stop at the door. I contact my clients after every session to check on them.
FREE CONSULT. Do RESULTS matter to you? Everyone I see has OCD, Panic, Agoraphobia, PTSD, or Social Anxiety. These conditions are extremely treatable with the RIGHT kind of DRUG-FREE CBT Exposure therapy. I aim to eliminate symptoms, not just treat or manage them. Clients are liberated to move on with life--get married, prevent divorce or firing, have families, advance or change careers, resume friendships, return children to school--often in the middle of therapy. Therapy doesn't stop at the door. I contact my clients after every session to check on them.
(646) 480-7061 View (646) 480-7061

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Number of Therapists in Monsey, NY

60+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Monsey, NY who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
77% Depression
76% Self Esteem
71% Stress
65% Coping Skills
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aetna
52% Cigna and Evernorth
48% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Monsey, NY see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

51% Female
49% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Monsey?

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.