Therapists in Montebello, NY

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Shana Hoffman
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
My goal is to help individuals accept themselves for who they are while learning skills to enhance their life. I meet each individual where they are, and provide a non- judgmental environment for them to experience who they truly want to be. I truly believe that if you are patient with yourself and others, you can attain a more peaceful and happy existence. I specialize in working with children, pre-teens, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, substance abuse, trauma, adjustment issues, behavioral problems, divorce, and poor social skills.
My goal is to help individuals accept themselves for who they are while learning skills to enhance their life. I meet each individual where they are, and provide a non- judgmental environment for them to experience who they truly want to be. I truly believe that if you are patient with yourself and others, you can attain a more peaceful and happy existence. I specialize in working with children, pre-teens, teens, and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, substance abuse, trauma, adjustment issues, behavioral problems, divorce, and poor social skills.
(914) 768-9872 View (914) 768-9872
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Jeffrey S Vallon
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
I work with the emotional needs of each person to feel the way we WANT to feel in our relationships with others- worthy, confident, and making a difference. These feelings don't happen in a vacuum, nor can they occur if we're feeling stagnant, anxious, or with a poor self confidence. We make the alliance to build on the foundation with one's own skills, together to make the changes to improve and to move forward in both personal and in relationships. Call me or email me at jsvallon@gmail.com and start the first step.
I work with the emotional needs of each person to feel the way we WANT to feel in our relationships with others- worthy, confident, and making a difference. These feelings don't happen in a vacuum, nor can they occur if we're feeling stagnant, anxious, or with a poor self confidence. We make the alliance to build on the foundation with one's own skills, together to make the changes to improve and to move forward in both personal and in relationships. Call me or email me at jsvallon@gmail.com and start the first step.
(914) 368-6042 View (914) 368-6042
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Dawn Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901  (Online Only)
In a world that often demands so much from us, finding a space to speak freely and be heard without judgment is rare. My therapeutic approach is centered around providing a safe, empathetic space where you can process your experiences at your own pace. We will work together to uncover the roots of your challenges, explore emotional hurdles, recognize your unique strengths, and develop coping strategies and skills to cultivate a balanced approach to enhance your daily living.
In a world that often demands so much from us, finding a space to speak freely and be heard without judgment is rare. My therapeutic approach is centered around providing a safe, empathetic space where you can process your experiences at your own pace. We will work together to uncover the roots of your challenges, explore emotional hurdles, recognize your unique strengths, and develop coping strategies and skills to cultivate a balanced approach to enhance your daily living.
(845) 403-0896 View (845) 403-0896
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Akiva Schmookler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montebello, NY 10901
I am now accepting new patients with expanded office hours. I am passionate about helping people move forward in their lives and from feeling stuck to being more aware of what is holding them back. I provide my clients with the tools to move forward and to face their fears and lack of belief in themselves. I use a non-judgmental space, allowing you to share concerns, set up goals and to find solutions. Are you feeling that you are not the person that you really can be? Are you anxious? Feeling limited? Are you unable to move past disappointing events or relationships? You no longer need to struggle alone.
I am now accepting new patients with expanded office hours. I am passionate about helping people move forward in their lives and from feeling stuck to being more aware of what is holding them back. I provide my clients with the tools to move forward and to face their fears and lack of belief in themselves. I use a non-judgmental space, allowing you to share concerns, set up goals and to find solutions. Are you feeling that you are not the person that you really can be? Are you anxious? Feeling limited? Are you unable to move past disappointing events or relationships? You no longer need to struggle alone.
(475) 234-2546 View (475) 234-2546
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Kathryn Correia
PhD, MS, BS
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
As a therapist who works with both individuals and couples, I provide practical suggestions, empowering techniques and dynamic interaction to my therapy approach. I conduct every therapy session as if it were the first and last so that something significant is gained from every session. I am here to provide focused professional attention to individuals, families and couples in distress - helping people get their lives back on track one individual at a time.
As a therapist who works with both individuals and couples, I provide practical suggestions, empowering techniques and dynamic interaction to my therapy approach. I conduct every therapy session as if it were the first and last so that something significant is gained from every session. I am here to provide focused professional attention to individuals, families and couples in distress - helping people get their lives back on track one individual at a time.
(408) 329-1674 View (408) 329-1674
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Eli Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
Feeling Stuck? Scared? Anxious? Not sure what to do anymore? Horrible thoughts, feelings, and experiences keeping you from being happy and feeling good? You are not alone. I can help you work through the difficult parts and allow you to be the person you want to be. I use a warm and collaborative approach to help my clients heal from their pain. As an experienced trauma specialist I create a safe environment in which I help individuals and families work through their unique life circumstances. I am trained and experienced in EMDR, DBT and psychodynamic therapy. Call me for a free consultation.
Feeling Stuck? Scared? Anxious? Not sure what to do anymore? Horrible thoughts, feelings, and experiences keeping you from being happy and feeling good? You are not alone. I can help you work through the difficult parts and allow you to be the person you want to be. I use a warm and collaborative approach to help my clients heal from their pain. As an experienced trauma specialist I create a safe environment in which I help individuals and families work through their unique life circumstances. I am trained and experienced in EMDR, DBT and psychodynamic therapy. Call me for a free consultation.
(862) 247-4186 View (862) 247-4186
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Michelle Y Pearlman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
I work with people of all ages to face challenges and conquer difficulties in a warm and supportive environment. I have over twenty years of experience helping people feel less anxious, sad, and alone, and more capable and empowered to live their best lives. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a therapeutic approach proven effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems, from anxiety, depression and trauma to children’s behavior and positive parenting. If you are struggling, or simply want to handle life and stress more effectively, I am here to help. Together, we can work to create lasting change.
I work with people of all ages to face challenges and conquer difficulties in a warm and supportive environment. I have over twenty years of experience helping people feel less anxious, sad, and alone, and more capable and empowered to live their best lives. I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a therapeutic approach proven effective in the treatment of a wide range of problems, from anxiety, depression and trauma to children’s behavior and positive parenting. If you are struggling, or simply want to handle life and stress more effectively, I am here to help. Together, we can work to create lasting change.
(201) 639-8779 View (201) 639-8779
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Alan Hack
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
I work well with people who are interested in understanding more about themselves in order to reduce their symptoms and realize their full potential. I create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to explore your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. I have worked successfully with people who have a wide range of issues and difficulties such as depression, anxiety, gender and sexual identity conflicts, career issues, and relationship issues.
I work well with people who are interested in understanding more about themselves in order to reduce their symptoms and realize their full potential. I create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to explore your feelings and thoughts about yourself and your life. I have worked successfully with people who have a wide range of issues and difficulties such as depression, anxiety, gender and sexual identity conflicts, career issues, and relationship issues.
(917) 903-0075 View (917) 903-0075
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Dr. Pei-Wen Winnie Ma
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montebello, NY 10901  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm Dr. Winnie Ma (she/her/hers), a licensed psychologist in New York who is passionate about supporting immigrant and racial/ethnic minority youth and adults facing a range of issues – relationships, family, career, or identity. My own experience as an immigrant from Taiwan navigating interpersonal and systemic challenges taught me the importance of resilience, seeking support, and embracing diverse perspectives.
Hi! I'm Dr. Winnie Ma (she/her/hers), a licensed psychologist in New York who is passionate about supporting immigrant and racial/ethnic minority youth and adults facing a range of issues – relationships, family, career, or identity. My own experience as an immigrant from Taiwan navigating interpersonal and systemic challenges taught me the importance of resilience, seeking support, and embracing diverse perspectives.
(845) 328-4861 View (845) 328-4861
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Paul R Plotnick
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901  (Online Only)
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has specialized in treating anxiety, stress, phobias, adjustment depression and family issues. I was a school psychologist for over 30 years and have worked with children and adolescents. I am a retired Army Reserve Major having served over 20 years. I have been an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rockland Community College.I received advanced training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis as well as Divorce Mediation. I believe that with intervention positive changes can be found, achieved and maintained. Let's work together and discover your inner strengths, coping skills and potentials.
I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor who has specialized in treating anxiety, stress, phobias, adjustment depression and family issues. I was a school psychologist for over 30 years and have worked with children and adolescents. I am a retired Army Reserve Major having served over 20 years. I have been an adjunct professor of Psychology at Rockland Community College.I received advanced training in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis as well as Divorce Mediation. I believe that with intervention positive changes can be found, achieved and maintained. Let's work together and discover your inner strengths, coping skills and potentials.
(845) 262-2212 View (845) 262-2212
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Leslie Laskin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
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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Liana Bekker
MSW, BC, AADP, DC, Life Co
Verified Verified
Montebello, NY 10901
My goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment and a safe place to share all of life’s stressors. Specializing in all areas of discomfort and struggles. Discover you inner balance between vulnerability and making the right choices! Take a mindful and soulful approach to making your life better with future awareness of your issues at hand. Focus on mental health with an option to holistically focus on mind, body, and soul as one entity. If we treat it all we receive the maximum mental health experience because one affects the other. Individual, couples, sex, CBT, DBT, and somatic, adhd, bipolar, and personality disorders addressed.
My goal is to create a nonjudgmental environment and a safe place to share all of life’s stressors. Specializing in all areas of discomfort and struggles. Discover you inner balance between vulnerability and making the right choices! Take a mindful and soulful approach to making your life better with future awareness of your issues at hand. Focus on mental health with an option to holistically focus on mind, body, and soul as one entity. If we treat it all we receive the maximum mental health experience because one affects the other. Individual, couples, sex, CBT, DBT, and somatic, adhd, bipolar, and personality disorders addressed.
(845) 867-2489 View (845) 867-2489

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Yehonatan Banayan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Airmont, NY 10952  (Online Only)
Do you want results? Are you finding that you keep getting in your own way? That your emotions, trauma, pain, old stories and anxiety are preventing you from living the life you are meant to live? Or maybe nothing is clicking for you, no matter how are hard you try. The good news is that there is always a way, a technique or subtle perspective that can and will shift you and your life. The catch? You need to be willing to step into the unknown and get uncomfortable.
Do you want results? Are you finding that you keep getting in your own way? That your emotions, trauma, pain, old stories and anxiety are preventing you from living the life you are meant to live? Or maybe nothing is clicking for you, no matter how are hard you try. The good news is that there is always a way, a technique or subtle perspective that can and will shift you and your life. The catch? You need to be willing to step into the unknown and get uncomfortable.
(347) 919-7259 View (347) 919-7259
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Ruth Saperstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Suffern, NY 10901
Ruth Saperstein is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with couples and individuals. Ruth works with couples with relationship issues, and Individuals with anxiety. Ruth is also experienced in the treatment of struggling adolescents. Ruth is highly trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness techniques amongst many others. Ruth is client focused and places emphasis on creating a safe and nurturing environment for her clients to resolve any issue that they want to work on.
Ruth Saperstein is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with couples and individuals. Ruth works with couples with relationship issues, and Individuals with anxiety. Ruth is also experienced in the treatment of struggling adolescents. Ruth is highly trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, emotionally focused therapy, Acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness techniques amongst many others. Ruth is client focused and places emphasis on creating a safe and nurturing environment for her clients to resolve any issue that they want to work on.
(973) 798-9149 View (973) 798-9149
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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Clearwater Counseling Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Suffern, NY 10901  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a wonderful space to put yourself first! It’s a space where you can finally process some difficult things you may be going through or have gone through in life. A chance to become vulnerable with yourself to lead a fuller, happier life. I’m a compassionate, trauma-informed, culturally humble therapist here to empower and provide a safe space for you as you begin your therapeutic journey. As you allow yourself to be vulnerable, I want to provide support by helping you see your own resilience, strength, and courage. I’m here to listen as you process those difficult things.
Therapy can be a wonderful space to put yourself first! It’s a space where you can finally process some difficult things you may be going through or have gone through in life. A chance to become vulnerable with yourself to lead a fuller, happier life. I’m a compassionate, trauma-informed, culturally humble therapist here to empower and provide a safe space for you as you begin your therapeutic journey. As you allow yourself to be vulnerable, I want to provide support by helping you see your own resilience, strength, and courage. I’m here to listen as you process those difficult things.
(518) 504-3849 View (518) 504-3849
Batsheva Hofman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Monsey, NY 10952
Tired of trying to figure it all out on your own? Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Hope is closer that it might seem! In a warm and supportive setting, I help my clients find relief as they heal unprocessed emotional pain. I work with people through their struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, self-esteem, trauma, or any any other problem they want to discuss in the context of a safe, authentic and accepting environment.
Tired of trying to figure it all out on your own? Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Hope is closer that it might seem! In a warm and supportive setting, I help my clients find relief as they heal unprocessed emotional pain. I work with people through their struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, grief, self-esteem, trauma, or any any other problem they want to discuss in the context of a safe, authentic and accepting environment.
(973) 949-0941 View (973) 949-0941
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Gillian Elizabeth Sinclair
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Monsey, NY 10952
Specializing with young adults, adolescents/families navigate the often stormy path toward becoming a healthy individual has been my clinical passion for the past 10+ years. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have extensive training in mindfulness/depth psychology, hypnosis, writing as a way of healing through journaling, slam poetry, collage and narrative. I see opportunity for transformation in difficulty and believe that crisis can often facilitate greater life meaning. Helping teenagers as well as adults discover their true sense of self through dialogue and attunement is key to my work as a psychotherapist utilizing compassionate inquiry and mindfulness practice.
Specializing with young adults, adolescents/families navigate the often stormy path toward becoming a healthy individual has been my clinical passion for the past 10+ years. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I have extensive training in mindfulness/depth psychology, hypnosis, writing as a way of healing through journaling, slam poetry, collage and narrative. I see opportunity for transformation in difficulty and believe that crisis can often facilitate greater life meaning. Helping teenagers as well as adults discover their true sense of self through dialogue and attunement is key to my work as a psychotherapist utilizing compassionate inquiry and mindfulness practice.
(845) 637-3573 View (845) 637-3573
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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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Mark A Sykes
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Suffern, NY 10901  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile. There are times in life when we struggle. Perhaps we feel the demands upon us are too much or we are not able to live the life we truly value and want. If you are searching for help then perhaps you or someone you care about is struggling. My aim is to help others understand their struggle and live their lives to their deepest values. I offer therapy for stress, panic attacks, worry, fear and OCD. I also help others find their most effective communication strategies. Finally, I help people optimize their physical and mental well-being so they can live their very best life.
Welcome to my profile. There are times in life when we struggle. Perhaps we feel the demands upon us are too much or we are not able to live the life we truly value and want. If you are searching for help then perhaps you or someone you care about is struggling. My aim is to help others understand their struggle and live their lives to their deepest values. I offer therapy for stress, panic attacks, worry, fear and OCD. I also help others find their most effective communication strategies. Finally, I help people optimize their physical and mental well-being so they can live their very best life.
(845) 407-8930 View (845) 407-8930

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Montebello, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Montebello, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
83% Parenting
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aetna
40% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
40% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Montebello, NY see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Montebello?

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.