Therapists in New York, NY

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Photo of Jessica Perkiss, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in New York, NY
Jessica Perkiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
Are you looking to make a change or gain clarity about your thoughts, behaviors and emotions? Maybe you are going through a difficult transition or having a hard time coping with life's stressors? Or perhaps something just doesn't feel quite right, and you are not sure what is wrong? People come to therapy for many different reasons, some more clear than others. I offer a warm and supportive space to help address life's challenges, to explore thoughts and emotions, and to get curious without judgement.
Are you looking to make a change or gain clarity about your thoughts, behaviors and emotions? Maybe you are going through a difficult transition or having a hard time coping with life's stressors? Or perhaps something just doesn't feel quite right, and you are not sure what is wrong? People come to therapy for many different reasons, some more clear than others. I offer a warm and supportive space to help address life's challenges, to explore thoughts and emotions, and to get curious without judgement.
(347) 801-7390 View (347) 801-7390
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Jenny Lotterman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
New York, NY 10024  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new patients! My therapy style is warm, accepting, and active. I don't expect you to start therapy knowing exactly what you need - I'm here to help you figure it out! My approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I creatively integrate DBT, trauma work, and psychodynamic therapy depending on your needs and preferences. I see our work together as a collaboration and I care deeply about your unique goals and strengths. I want to help you carry whatever it is that's weighing on you, and work toward solutions together. I truly look forward to working with you.
I am currently accepting new patients! My therapy style is warm, accepting, and active. I don't expect you to start therapy knowing exactly what you need - I'm here to help you figure it out! My approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy, but I creatively integrate DBT, trauma work, and psychodynamic therapy depending on your needs and preferences. I see our work together as a collaboration and I care deeply about your unique goals and strengths. I want to help you carry whatever it is that's weighing on you, and work toward solutions together. I truly look forward to working with you.
(347) 246-4326 View (347) 246-4326
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Megan Wessler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC-LP
Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
With a collaborative and affirming approach to therapy, Megan’s practice is grounded in the belief that every individual has the capacity for continuous growth and self-discovery. Using compassion and authenticity, Megan draws from a variety of therapeutic influences including person-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and narrative approaches to meet the unique needs of each client.
With a collaborative and affirming approach to therapy, Megan’s practice is grounded in the belief that every individual has the capacity for continuous growth and self-discovery. Using compassion and authenticity, Megan draws from a variety of therapeutic influences including person-centered, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and narrative approaches to meet the unique needs of each client.
(929) 538-3087 View (929) 538-3087
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Afifa Barone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
New York, NY 10032
Hi, my name is Afifa, and I am an LCSW in NY and a LICSW in MA. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families through life's challenges. I have a passion for helping people feel empowered to make changes in their lives, and I am dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment tailored to each individual. My client-centered approach focuses on the present with an eye toward the future. If you are looking for someone to help guide you through your journey, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your path toward true healing. Thank you.
Hi, my name is Afifa, and I am an LCSW in NY and a LICSW in MA. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families through life's challenges. I have a passion for helping people feel empowered to make changes in their lives, and I am dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment tailored to each individual. My client-centered approach focuses on the present with an eye toward the future. If you are looking for someone to help guide you through your journey, please feel free to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your path toward true healing. Thank you.
(929) 470-7155 View (929) 470-7155
Jeffrey Morey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Many people experience struggles around depression, anxiety, relationship issues or lack of meaning and direction in life. These difficulties often relate to a background of patterns of thinking/feeling that interfere with our ability to live life fully. Through careful listening and discussion we will seek to understand these patterns This sets the stage for recognition and development of new patterns of living that seek engagement, recognition and embodiment. I am a licensed psychologist, Jungian analyst, co-founder and faculty member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association.
Many people experience struggles around depression, anxiety, relationship issues or lack of meaning and direction in life. These difficulties often relate to a background of patterns of thinking/feeling that interfere with our ability to live life fully. Through careful listening and discussion we will seek to understand these patterns This sets the stage for recognition and development of new patterns of living that seek engagement, recognition and embodiment. I am a licensed psychologist, Jungian analyst, co-founder and faculty member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association.
(646) 863-6445 View (646) 863-6445
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Downtown Behavioral Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD
Verified
New York, NY 10003
Founded by Dr. Madelaine Ellberger, Downtown Behavioral Wellness was created to serve clients in New York and Florida that are looking to make a lasting and effective change in their lives. Dr. Ellberger knows that change can be difficult and she and the Downtown Behavioral Wellness team are there to support clients navigating the challenges that come along with change. With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness, the Downtown Behavioral Wellness team takes a personalized approach to each client's therapeutic journey.
Founded by Dr. Madelaine Ellberger, Downtown Behavioral Wellness was created to serve clients in New York and Florida that are looking to make a lasting and effective change in their lives. Dr. Ellberger knows that change can be difficult and she and the Downtown Behavioral Wellness team are there to support clients navigating the challenges that come along with change. With a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness, the Downtown Behavioral Wellness team takes a personalized approach to each client's therapeutic journey.
(646) 437-8613 View (646) 437-8613
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Erin Oaster
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
I am committed to a collaborative approach and to fostering healthy relationships for my clients—both with themselves and others. I believe in utilizing an authentic and non-judgmental therapeutic style for clients to feel empowered to work through concerns to be able to achieve their goals. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and stress relating to life transitions— particularly with young professionals navigating recent adjustments. I also specialize in relational work and attachment.
I am committed to a collaborative approach and to fostering healthy relationships for my clients—both with themselves and others. I believe in utilizing an authentic and non-judgmental therapeutic style for clients to feel empowered to work through concerns to be able to achieve their goals. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, and stress relating to life transitions— particularly with young professionals navigating recent adjustments. I also specialize in relational work and attachment.
(315) 509-3706 View (315) 509-3706
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Raquel Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10036  (Online Only)
Are you a Queer adult experiencing difficulty with navigating life transitions such as exiting a relationship, graduating from college, or changing careers? Are you struggling to address frustrating patterns that seem to keep turning up? Do these experiences leave you feeling shame, unsure of yourself, and lost? I get it! I am prepared to support you with shifting away from fear of failure, patterns of negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs and toward developing the insight and strategies needed to manage difficult emotions, overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships, and connect to your power and potential.
Are you a Queer adult experiencing difficulty with navigating life transitions such as exiting a relationship, graduating from college, or changing careers? Are you struggling to address frustrating patterns that seem to keep turning up? Do these experiences leave you feeling shame, unsure of yourself, and lost? I get it! I am prepared to support you with shifting away from fear of failure, patterns of negative self-talk, and limiting beliefs and toward developing the insight and strategies needed to manage difficult emotions, overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships, and connect to your power and potential.
(646) 825-6883 View (646) 825-6883
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Jill Choder-Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP
Verified
New York, NY 10010
Sometimes at different times in our lives, we may be faced with challenges that momentarily derail us. That is normal. Whether it's because we're unhappy with ourselves, we've suffered a great loss or just because unfortunate things have happened, I believe therapy can help by allowing another person to bear witness to those issues in a safe non-judgmental environment and open the door to becoming a happier, healthier self. I am a licensed psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who can help you understand the issues that are troubling you or standing in your way of more fully experiencing life.
Sometimes at different times in our lives, we may be faced with challenges that momentarily derail us. That is normal. Whether it's because we're unhappy with ourselves, we've suffered a great loss or just because unfortunate things have happened, I believe therapy can help by allowing another person to bear witness to those issues in a safe non-judgmental environment and open the door to becoming a happier, healthier self. I am a licensed psychotherapist and psychoanalyst who can help you understand the issues that are troubling you or standing in your way of more fully experiencing life.
(917) 776-9012 View (917) 776-9012
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Ian Sicks
MSEd, MHC-LP
Verified
New York, NY 10016
As a dedicated mental health counselor and mindfulness educator, I am committed to guiding you towards emotional well-being and personal fulfillment. My practice is rooted in a deep-seated belief in the power of integrating Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based approaches to navigate life's challenges. With a foundation in these evidence-based approaches, I aim to help you uncover and align with your core values, cultivate resilience, and live intentionally.
As a dedicated mental health counselor and mindfulness educator, I am committed to guiding you towards emotional well-being and personal fulfillment. My practice is rooted in a deep-seated belief in the power of integrating Existential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based approaches to navigate life's challenges. With a foundation in these evidence-based approaches, I aim to help you uncover and align with your core values, cultivate resilience, and live intentionally.
(718) 395-3867 x1 View (718) 395-3867 x1
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Sophia Mercer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
New York, NY 10003
Problems can feel insurmountable if we tackle them alone. I believe that a genuine, empathic connection with another person is often the first step toward healing. I am here to offer you a safe space to explore opportunities for change, growth and self-discovery. Through our mutual engagement in the therapy process, my hope is that you gain insight about your relationships, your sense of self, who you are and who you want to become. I believe that relationships – with ourselves, with others, or with our environment – are the core of human experience. Often the most overlooked relationship is the one we have with ourselves.
Problems can feel insurmountable if we tackle them alone. I believe that a genuine, empathic connection with another person is often the first step toward healing. I am here to offer you a safe space to explore opportunities for change, growth and self-discovery. Through our mutual engagement in the therapy process, my hope is that you gain insight about your relationships, your sense of self, who you are and who you want to become. I believe that relationships – with ourselves, with others, or with our environment – are the core of human experience. Often the most overlooked relationship is the one we have with ourselves.
(646) 693-9795 View (646) 693-9795
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Jayne Bloch
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP, NCPsyA
Verified
New York, NY 10024
Do you feel sad, lonely or overwhelmed much of the time? Are you struggling with relationship or parenting issues? Mustering the courage and faith to get help is not easy, but may be one of the most important steps you will ever take toward changing your life and beginning to feel better. I work with adults, adolescents, couples and parents to help them get in touch with difficult feelings and learn how to manage them, work through internal conflicts to communicate more effectively and improve relationships, and to change negative patterns of behavior to feel more empowered and enhance self-esteem.
Do you feel sad, lonely or overwhelmed much of the time? Are you struggling with relationship or parenting issues? Mustering the courage and faith to get help is not easy, but may be one of the most important steps you will ever take toward changing your life and beginning to feel better. I work with adults, adolescents, couples and parents to help them get in touch with difficult feelings and learn how to manage them, work through internal conflicts to communicate more effectively and improve relationships, and to change negative patterns of behavior to feel more empowered and enhance self-esteem.
(646) 600-9284 View (646) 600-9284
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Dr. Meg Rich
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I believe that sustainable growth happens when you feel seen, and when we are developing a safe and collaborative working relationship. Psychotherapy often focuses on improving coping skills, increasing interpersonal richness, and building a more solid self-experience. This work requires consideration of the underlying dynamics existing in emotions, ways of thinking, and relational patterns that are connected to—but sometimes larger than behavior itself. I strive to work from a place of curiosity, warmth, flexibility, and commitment.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I believe that sustainable growth happens when you feel seen, and when we are developing a safe and collaborative working relationship. Psychotherapy often focuses on improving coping skills, increasing interpersonal richness, and building a more solid self-experience. This work requires consideration of the underlying dynamics existing in emotions, ways of thinking, and relational patterns that are connected to—but sometimes larger than behavior itself. I strive to work from a place of curiosity, warmth, flexibility, and commitment.
(207) 962-2694 View (207) 962-2694
Photo of Noelle Santelli-Snyder, Counselor in New York, NY
Noelle Santelli-Snyder
Counselor, LHMC, MA, EdM
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10025  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, empathetic space where clients can freely examine their unique identities and lived experiences. Through guided exploration, clients are equipped with the insight and tools to better understand themselves and others. Growing this awareness can help you navigate complex relationships, most notably the one you share with yourself.
I offer a warm, empathetic space where clients can freely examine their unique identities and lived experiences. Through guided exploration, clients are equipped with the insight and tools to better understand themselves and others. Growing this awareness can help you navigate complex relationships, most notably the one you share with yourself.
(914) 246-5030 View (914) 246-5030
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Kristen Amato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
I believe we all have the capacity to both change and achieve the sense of fulfillment, strength and confidence we desire. While I support a variety of client-challenges, I specialize in life transitions, relationships, personal growth, school or career struggles and all that comes with it. I help clients identify their strengths and connect to their values and purpose as they navigate any challenge, while providing encouragement and insight along the way.
I believe we all have the capacity to both change and achieve the sense of fulfillment, strength and confidence we desire. While I support a variety of client-challenges, I specialize in life transitions, relationships, personal growth, school or career struggles and all that comes with it. I help clients identify their strengths and connect to their values and purpose as they navigate any challenge, while providing encouragement and insight along the way.
(332) 378-5831 View (332) 378-5831
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Deborah Grody
Psychologist, PhD, MS, AdvCert
Verified
New York, NY 10128
You may now be seeking help to simply feel better. However, I have found over my many years of practice that therapy will usually make your entire life better as well. Often anxiety, low self esteem, depression, relationship problems, and underlying conflicts we may not even fully understand, limit us from achieving what we want in our lives. Sometimes, we even need to discover what we truly want in order to be happy and successful. My therapeutic approach is proactive and geared toward directly achieving positive change.
You may now be seeking help to simply feel better. However, I have found over my many years of practice that therapy will usually make your entire life better as well. Often anxiety, low self esteem, depression, relationship problems, and underlying conflicts we may not even fully understand, limit us from achieving what we want in our lives. Sometimes, we even need to discover what we truly want in order to be happy and successful. My therapeutic approach is proactive and geared toward directly achieving positive change.
(646) 600-5254 View (646) 600-5254
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Jennifer M Agostino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
New York, NY 10011
I believe in the full potential of every individual. I am a clinical therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. My process is to empower each client to be successful and happy. We do this by creating a set of practical tools that you can implement in your own life to tackle challenges or life transitions. Together we discover and unlock the obstacles and negative thought/behavioral patterns blocking you from achieving your goals. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment where we can transform limiting thoughts or emotions into fuel for positive change and lasting happiness.
I believe in the full potential of every individual. I am a clinical therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults. My process is to empower each client to be successful and happy. We do this by creating a set of practical tools that you can implement in your own life to tackle challenges or life transitions. Together we discover and unlock the obstacles and negative thought/behavioral patterns blocking you from achieving your goals. I offer a warm, safe, non-judgemental environment where we can transform limiting thoughts or emotions into fuel for positive change and lasting happiness.
(718) 865-3493 View (718) 865-3493
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Healthy Minds NYC | Delana Simon, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017
Are anxiety or depression keeping you from living the life you want to live? Are you ready for a breakthrough in your mental health? I would love to support you in overcoming any mental health hurdles so you can start thriving. I specialize in working with individuals and couples to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, relational challenges, spirituality, and past trauma. As your therapist, I will be a patient listener and supportive problem-solver to help you grow in your strengths and change your life.
Are anxiety or depression keeping you from living the life you want to live? Are you ready for a breakthrough in your mental health? I would love to support you in overcoming any mental health hurdles so you can start thriving. I specialize in working with individuals and couples to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, relational challenges, spirituality, and past trauma. As your therapist, I will be a patient listener and supportive problem-solver to help you grow in your strengths and change your life.
(646) 907-5316 View (646) 907-5316
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Javonne Faison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Life can throw so many curveballs your way! Some people feel like they were literally born into a struggle and I feel that! People need support, some more than others. I’m really passionate about people finding their voice, standing on their truth and writing their own story. I’m passionate about working with survivors (sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence), and overall just helping women deal with the challenges of life that they are faced with. Whether it’s dealing with the aftermath of an abusive relationship or coping with the day to day pressures, I’m here to provide support and guidance.
Life can throw so many curveballs your way! Some people feel like they were literally born into a struggle and I feel that! People need support, some more than others. I’m really passionate about people finding their voice, standing on their truth and writing their own story. I’m passionate about working with survivors (sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence), and overall just helping women deal with the challenges of life that they are faced with. Whether it’s dealing with the aftermath of an abusive relationship or coping with the day to day pressures, I’m here to provide support and guidance.
(646) 604-2491 View (646) 604-2491
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Marissa Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010  (Online Only)
Do you ever find yourself longing for a roadmap to navigate the intricate paths of work, school, relationships, AND the seemingly elusive task of keeping your beloved plants alive? All of this, while wading through the unpredictable currents of your 20s, 30s, and 40s? If you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, self-doubt, trauma, interpersonal challenges, or just a pervasive sense of feeling stuck in negative cycles, I invite you to join me on a transformative journey.
Do you ever find yourself longing for a roadmap to navigate the intricate paths of work, school, relationships, AND the seemingly elusive task of keeping your beloved plants alive? All of this, while wading through the unpredictable currents of your 20s, 30s, and 40s? If you're grappling with overwhelming emotions, self-doubt, trauma, interpersonal challenges, or just a pervasive sense of feeling stuck in negative cycles, I invite you to join me on a transformative journey.
(332) 262-7158 View (332) 262-7158

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Number of Therapists in New York, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD
66% Stress
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
62% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
59% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in New York, NY see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in New York?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.