Therapists in New Rochelle, NY

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Jeannette Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10805  (Online Only)
Greetings! Have you been thinking about therapy when life gets challenging but then procrastinated in starting? I am here to help you navigate through challenges and life obstacles that life throws at you. I've been a clinician for 17 years and have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in different settings with a wide range of diagnoses. I tailor my therapy for each individual depending on their needs. I have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy and trauma focused therapy. I am accepting new clients!
Greetings! Have you been thinking about therapy when life gets challenging but then procrastinated in starting? I am here to help you navigate through challenges and life obstacles that life throws at you. I've been a clinician for 17 years and have experience working with children, adolescents and adults in different settings with a wide range of diagnoses. I tailor my therapy for each individual depending on their needs. I have experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy and trauma focused therapy. I am accepting new clients!
(347) 229-9772 View (347) 229-9772
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Patricia Bernstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Not accepting new clients
**Note: For fastest response, please contact me via e-mail. ** Life is busy, stressful, and anxious. It is a constant effort to manage all of the "should"s and the "musts"; the expectations and the high standards - put on you most often by no one more than yourself! But life is also beautiful, rewarding, and fun - if you can only slow down and get out of your head long enough to enjoy it. Even the many positive aspects of our lives can be overwhelming when we get caught in that anxious cycle.
**Note: For fastest response, please contact me via e-mail. ** Life is busy, stressful, and anxious. It is a constant effort to manage all of the "should"s and the "musts"; the expectations and the high standards - put on you most often by no one more than yourself! But life is also beautiful, rewarding, and fun - if you can only slow down and get out of your head long enough to enjoy it. Even the many positive aspects of our lives can be overwhelming when we get caught in that anxious cycle.
(914) 342-7249 View (914) 342-7249
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Michaela D'Urso
MS
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
Michaela is a passionate Cognitive Behavioral therapist (which is the most effective, researched, and validated therapy to date). She will work with you to identify and change overly negative thinking and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with your mood, reaching your goals, or hampering interpersonal relationships. She works with those struggling with depression, anxiety, worry, phobias, stress, body image issues, performance anxiety, defiant behavior in children, relationship struggles, and work/school issues.
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Larissa Golloub
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804  (Online Only)
You are not alone - if you're feeling more anxious, sleepless, or depressed than usual. These are very difficult times that we're living in. If you've been putting off starting therapy for a while, or if your concerns are new, now is as good a time as any to get support from a mental health professional. Together we can change the negative self chatter in your head and find a new and healthier narration and view of yourself.
You are not alone - if you're feeling more anxious, sleepless, or depressed than usual. These are very difficult times that we're living in. If you've been putting off starting therapy for a while, or if your concerns are new, now is as good a time as any to get support from a mental health professional. Together we can change the negative self chatter in your head and find a new and healthier narration and view of yourself.
(914) 768-4990 View (914) 768-4990
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Ellen Berkovitch
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804  (Online Only)
I am a licensed social worker specializing in reducing fear and anxiety brought on by an impending medical procedure. My years of experience as a patient, a daughter, mother, and grandmother, combined with the expertise learned as a social worker, makes me uniquely qualified to help you. We specialize in therapy for people who feel afraid and/or anxious because of a potential or scheduled medical procedure, people who are wondering how they will take care of themselves upon returning home and want to feel better before and after their procedure
I am a licensed social worker specializing in reducing fear and anxiety brought on by an impending medical procedure. My years of experience as a patient, a daughter, mother, and grandmother, combined with the expertise learned as a social worker, makes me uniquely qualified to help you. We specialize in therapy for people who feel afraid and/or anxious because of a potential or scheduled medical procedure, people who are wondering how they will take care of themselves upon returning home and want to feel better before and after their procedure
(914) 344-6989 View (914) 344-6989
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Christine Peters
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
Christine has over 10 years of therapy experience, utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and other approaches. She received her degree from New York University and is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of issues. These include depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, phobias, panic, anger, stress, insomnia, ADHD, autism, developmental delays, and work/home/school issues.
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Bryan Mendoza
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Bryan Mendoza is a New York State licensed clinical social worker with diversified experience working with children, adolescents and families struggling from an array of mental health challenges. Bryan also works with those seeking recovery from addiction. Bryan provides a safe, non-judgemental environment for his clients and believes therapy is a mutual partnership where trust, support, and compassion fosters personal growth and accomplishments to live your best life. He uses an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. Bryan earned his Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University.
Bryan Mendoza is a New York State licensed clinical social worker with diversified experience working with children, adolescents and families struggling from an array of mental health challenges. Bryan also works with those seeking recovery from addiction. Bryan provides a safe, non-judgemental environment for his clients and believes therapy is a mutual partnership where trust, support, and compassion fosters personal growth and accomplishments to live your best life. He uses an eclectic approach tailored to the unique needs of each client. Bryan earned his Masters of Social Work from Adelphi University.
(914) 290-5540 View (914) 290-5540
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Wendalina Claudio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
n today's world, sometimes work stress, life changes, relationships, and family problems can become stressful or hard to manage. This can lead to depression, anxiety, or unhealthy ways of coping. Wendalina will help patients develop their own insight and understanding as you establish new skills and strategies for sustaining change. She listens attentively and responds fully. Her approach is warm and empathetic, strengths-based and person-centered. Wendalina treats each person as an individual, deserving of respect, and free from judgment. As a counselor, she has learned to work with people from all different walks of life.
n today's world, sometimes work stress, life changes, relationships, and family problems can become stressful or hard to manage. This can lead to depression, anxiety, or unhealthy ways of coping. Wendalina will help patients develop their own insight and understanding as you establish new skills and strategies for sustaining change. She listens attentively and responds fully. Her approach is warm and empathetic, strengths-based and person-centered. Wendalina treats each person as an individual, deserving of respect, and free from judgment. As a counselor, she has learned to work with people from all different walks of life.
(914) 415-5770 View (914) 415-5770
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Sonya Gaffney - In Motion Mental Health
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
I am a Licensed Mental Health and Pastoral Counselor committed in guiding transformation and life fulfillment. My therapeutic focus is on creating a safe and connective environment in which adolescents, adults, couples, and families increase hope, awareness, and reparation. I utilize a dynamic approach in therapy, incorporating theoretical interventions within Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT).
I am a Licensed Mental Health and Pastoral Counselor committed in guiding transformation and life fulfillment. My therapeutic focus is on creating a safe and connective environment in which adolescents, adults, couples, and families increase hope, awareness, and reparation. I utilize a dynamic approach in therapy, incorporating theoretical interventions within Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotion Regulation Therapy (ERT).
(914) 483-3238 View (914) 483-3238
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Nicole Annunziata
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
Nicole Annunziata is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor skilled in Trauma Informed Care, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her training has helped her cultivate a practice that allows her clients to feel safe and as equal team members in their treatment planning. Nicole attributes her success with clients and colleagues to her core values of: empathy, collaboration and working towards a common goal.
Nicole Annunziata is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor skilled in Trauma Informed Care, Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her training has helped her cultivate a practice that allows her clients to feel safe and as equal team members in their treatment planning. Nicole attributes her success with clients and colleagues to her core values of: empathy, collaboration and working towards a common goal.
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Adolfo Marrero
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New Rochelle, NY 10805  (Online Only)
I have over 20 years of experience as a bilingual therapist working with adults, children, and families. I guide my clients to wellness and happiness, using solution-focused therapy and the practice of mindfulness. I work with individuals who want to reach their full potential, whether at school, in their personal life, or in their career. I tailor my treatment to fit my clients' needs and work toward achieving short and long-term goals, and ultimately achieving true happiness.
I have over 20 years of experience as a bilingual therapist working with adults, children, and families. I guide my clients to wellness and happiness, using solution-focused therapy and the practice of mindfulness. I work with individuals who want to reach their full potential, whether at school, in their personal life, or in their career. I tailor my treatment to fit my clients' needs and work toward achieving short and long-term goals, and ultimately achieving true happiness.
(914) 268-6177 View (914) 268-6177
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Robin West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC, MSc, NCC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Therapy is a partnership that contributes to your overall well-being. It is my vision to support your efforts in transforming your life, gracefully letting go of the pain and trauma that no longer serve you, and creating the story of your future. I utilize an integration of evidence-based approaches, empathy, and an understanding of your personal worldview to be of service to clients who desire change and are not afraid to do the work that brings that change about.
Therapy is a partnership that contributes to your overall well-being. It is my vision to support your efforts in transforming your life, gracefully letting go of the pain and trauma that no longer serve you, and creating the story of your future. I utilize an integration of evidence-based approaches, empathy, and an understanding of your personal worldview to be of service to clients who desire change and are not afraid to do the work that brings that change about.
(914) 278-7737 View (914) 278-7737
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Shavonne Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Deciding on a therapist can be a daunting experience; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I provide psychotherapy services via video and phone sessions. I have always known there was a need for high-quality mental health providers. Therefore, I focus my clinical practice on providing high-quality services and evidence-based interventions to my clients. I have treated many clients with a variety of diagnoses including; addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, Trauma, PTSD and attention deficit disorder.
Deciding on a therapist can be a daunting experience; I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience. I provide psychotherapy services via video and phone sessions. I have always known there was a need for high-quality mental health providers. Therefore, I focus my clinical practice on providing high-quality services and evidence-based interventions to my clients. I have treated many clients with a variety of diagnoses including; addiction, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, Trauma, PTSD and attention deficit disorder.
(929) 362-6002 View (929) 362-6002
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Carmen Claudio-Hopwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Everyone has a story to tell however deep, raw and painful the story might be. The decision to seek an objective professional person to listen to that story is one of the most important decision anyone can make. The trust that potential patients will entrust in me is priceless. I provide supportive, safe and nonjudgmental therapy to all of my patients. I strongly believe that everyone deserves appropriate, caring and professional services in spite of their finances, race, sexual preference and/or gender. I am also open to work with patients that are opened to home visits.
Everyone has a story to tell however deep, raw and painful the story might be. The decision to seek an objective professional person to listen to that story is one of the most important decision anyone can make. The trust that potential patients will entrust in me is priceless. I provide supportive, safe and nonjudgmental therapy to all of my patients. I strongly believe that everyone deserves appropriate, caring and professional services in spite of their finances, race, sexual preference and/or gender. I am also open to work with patients that are opened to home visits.
(914) 685-6223 View (914) 685-6223
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Billye J Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy is a big decision. One of the most important first steps is to find a therapist you feel comfortable with and someone you can trust to take this important journey with you. I believe in a holistic approach to healing that emphasizes self-care, mindfulness, and creating meaningful connections. I will take the time to understand how trauma has impacted you and work with you to develop an individualized plan. I seek to create an environment where clients are heard and supported and feel safe enough to share their stories.
Deciding to start therapy is a big decision. One of the most important first steps is to find a therapist you feel comfortable with and someone you can trust to take this important journey with you. I believe in a holistic approach to healing that emphasizes self-care, mindfulness, and creating meaningful connections. I will take the time to understand how trauma has impacted you and work with you to develop an individualized plan. I seek to create an environment where clients are heard and supported and feel safe enough to share their stories.
(914) 895-6154 View (914) 895-6154
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Lauren Dobbs
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
Dr. Dobbs is an accomplished clinical psychologist with over fifteen years of experience between teaching and clinical work. She specializes in working with children, teens, and adults and has worked across various settings, including private practice, school, residential, and community mental health. Her therapeutic approach is rooted in the gold standard of treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which provides faster, more effective results. With children and teens, she goes beyond the traditional confines of therapy by harnessing their natural creativity, integrating art, music, games, journaling, and other creative outlets.
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Sheila Kusi-Asare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801  (Online Only)
Taking the first step towards mental wellness can feel daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to listen and help. I am dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to foster growth and healing.
Taking the first step towards mental wellness can feel daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or just need someone to talk to, I am here to listen and help. I am dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to foster growth and healing.
(914) 703-4958 View (914) 703-4958
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Angela CP LaManna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10804
From my training and over twenty five years experience in practice, I have developed a non-judgmental, collaborative, and holistic approach to help people explore their problems in living. I work with all ages from a developmental perspective which I find invaluable. I love seeing children because of their innate desire to grow. Tapping into the teen's natural thrust towards independence propels the work forward as I stay in tune with adolescent goals. With adults, I'm mindful of a person's history, but stay in the present using the therapeutic relationship to heal the past and expand awareness.
From my training and over twenty five years experience in practice, I have developed a non-judgmental, collaborative, and holistic approach to help people explore their problems in living. I work with all ages from a developmental perspective which I find invaluable. I love seeing children because of their innate desire to grow. Tapping into the teen's natural thrust towards independence propels the work forward as I stay in tune with adolescent goals. With adults, I'm mindful of a person's history, but stay in the present using the therapeutic relationship to heal the past and expand awareness.
(914) 721-0222 View (914) 721-0222
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Helene Wurtzel
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
We all come to therapy for different reasons. Whether to talk, make a change, learn something new about yourself or just be here, making this move is a great first step. The rest of the journey is yours to explore in a way that makes sense to you. I am here to support you in your process and understand that every person is unique in how you go through it and get through it. I will provide you with a place to hear your voice with mindful compassion, personal exploration and self-discovery. Whatever you are experiencing with your thoughts and feelings, we can work through them together.
We all come to therapy for different reasons. Whether to talk, make a change, learn something new about yourself or just be here, making this move is a great first step. The rest of the journey is yours to explore in a way that makes sense to you. I am here to support you in your process and understand that every person is unique in how you go through it and get through it. I will provide you with a place to hear your voice with mindful compassion, personal exploration and self-discovery. Whatever you are experiencing with your thoughts and feelings, we can work through them together.
(914) 677-0426 View (914) 677-0426
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Carmen M Alvira
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Carmen M. Alvira is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York with over 25 years of professional work experience treating individuals of multiple cultural backgrounds. Her clinical interests and specialties include individual who struggled with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, LGBTQ and related issues, coping with addictions, grief, PTSD, coping with life changes, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, career difficulties. Carmen works with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional connection with each other.
Carmen M. Alvira is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York with over 25 years of professional work experience treating individuals of multiple cultural backgrounds. Her clinical interests and specialties include individual who struggled with stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, LGBTQ and related issues, coping with addictions, grief, PTSD, coping with life changes, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, career difficulties. Carmen works with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional connection with each other.
(914) 415-5448 View (914) 415-5448

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Number of Therapists in New Rochelle, NY

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in New Rochelle, NY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
72% Self Esteem
66% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% Aetna
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New Rochelle, NY see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New Rochelle?

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.