Therapists in New York, NY

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Maria Kratsios
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10024
I am the Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Kratsios Psychotherapy, a fast-growing, premier provider of evidence-informed treatment for PTSD and Developmental Trauma. Our mission is to heal the psychological and neurological processes that interfere with our patients’ capacity to live their best lives. We offer an integrative approach to treatment anchored in polyvagal theory, matching therapeutic interventions to the ways in which trauma is manifesting in our patients’ lives. We collaboratively create treatment plans to align with our patients' goals and revisit these to integrate new information and assess for progress.
I am the Founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Kratsios Psychotherapy, a fast-growing, premier provider of evidence-informed treatment for PTSD and Developmental Trauma. Our mission is to heal the psychological and neurological processes that interfere with our patients’ capacity to live their best lives. We offer an integrative approach to treatment anchored in polyvagal theory, matching therapeutic interventions to the ways in which trauma is manifesting in our patients’ lives. We collaboratively create treatment plans to align with our patients' goals and revisit these to integrate new information and assess for progress.
(646) 791-2987 View (646) 791-2987
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Carol Bastien
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10039  (Online Only)
My name is Carol Bastien, I am an empathic, caring clinical therapist interested in working with you as you deal with the issues and stressors you face. You don't have to do it alone. My 25+ years of training and compassionate care allows me to partner with you as you work through the crises/circumstances you are dealing with. Taking the time to attend to your mental health is an investment you deserve! The impetus for change lies within and with the right supports in place, I have seen clients achieve amazing results!
My name is Carol Bastien, I am an empathic, caring clinical therapist interested in working with you as you deal with the issues and stressors you face. You don't have to do it alone. My 25+ years of training and compassionate care allows me to partner with you as you work through the crises/circumstances you are dealing with. Taking the time to attend to your mental health is an investment you deserve! The impetus for change lies within and with the right supports in place, I have seen clients achieve amazing results!
(347) 801-7428 View (347) 801-7428
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Dana Goren
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
I am a clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working with adults and children, in a multitude of cultures and settings. My treatment approach stems from my firm belief that we all have the capacity to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, rich with experiences, emotions and relationships. Suffering associated with anxiety, depression and other emotional problems can be alleviated through attentive and collaborative psychotherapy work. In therapy I provide a safe and warm environment to jointly look into patterns of difficulties in dealing with feelings and relationships. From this place of reflection and exploration change and growth emerge.
I am a clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working with adults and children, in a multitude of cultures and settings. My treatment approach stems from my firm belief that we all have the capacity to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, rich with experiences, emotions and relationships. Suffering associated with anxiety, depression and other emotional problems can be alleviated through attentive and collaborative psychotherapy work. In therapy I provide a safe and warm environment to jointly look into patterns of difficulties in dealing with feelings and relationships. From this place of reflection and exploration change and growth emerge.
(646) 759-0063 View (646) 759-0063
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Erica J Lubetkin
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10022  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelming at times, leading to avoidance and isolation? Do you feel lost, unfulfilled, or confused about next steps in your life? Do wish to gain healthy coping skills? My goal is to help my clients develop healthier coping skills and gain insight into the underlying cause of their problem. I have an extensive background working with the substance use population as well as their families. Helping individuals learn, heal, and grow is a deeply fulfilling experience for both myself, and the client. Off the bat I share my sense of humor, which helps foster a great therapeutic alliance from the start.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelming at times, leading to avoidance and isolation? Do you feel lost, unfulfilled, or confused about next steps in your life? Do wish to gain healthy coping skills? My goal is to help my clients develop healthier coping skills and gain insight into the underlying cause of their problem. I have an extensive background working with the substance use population as well as their families. Helping individuals learn, heal, and grow is a deeply fulfilling experience for both myself, and the client. Off the bat I share my sense of humor, which helps foster a great therapeutic alliance from the start.
(646) 630-7265 View (646) 630-7265
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Deborah Ann Perlick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10075  (Online Only)
I work with people troubled by mood or anxiety problems, and friends or family who help them through the rough spots, sometimes referred to as caregivers. During the pandemic, mental health needs have increased exponentially, with clients seeking help with stress reduction, coping and relationship skills. I provide help for people with stress-related problems, and for those coping with lifetime problems, such as bipolar disorder or major depression. I work with caregivers to improve communication and empathy for the partner or family member. I also work with groups, where clients where clients learn and feel supported by others.
I work with people troubled by mood or anxiety problems, and friends or family who help them through the rough spots, sometimes referred to as caregivers. During the pandemic, mental health needs have increased exponentially, with clients seeking help with stress reduction, coping and relationship skills. I provide help for people with stress-related problems, and for those coping with lifetime problems, such as bipolar disorder or major depression. I work with caregivers to improve communication and empathy for the partner or family member. I also work with groups, where clients where clients learn and feel supported by others.
(646) 791-3443 View (646) 791-3443
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Danielle Pepe
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
I am a NYS-licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with individuals to address a variety of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma or emotional abuse, career challenges, and coping with grief and loss. I have experience working with a range of ages and populations.
I am a NYS-licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with individuals to address a variety of issues including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma or emotional abuse, career challenges, and coping with grief and loss. I have experience working with a range of ages and populations.
(332) 239-7527 View (332) 239-7527
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Ari Poliakoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
New York, NY 10033  (Online Only)
Wouldn't it be great if your therapist didn't just listen to you, but helped YOU listen to yourself? You know, that Self that gets lost among all your responsibilities and commitments and social media and stress and all the things you tell yourself...all that stuff that makes you feel fragmented and overwhelmed. I excel at helping people discover themselves amidst the noise of life. Understanding yourself is the key to getting "unstuck" and moving towards healing, success, and growth.
Wouldn't it be great if your therapist didn't just listen to you, but helped YOU listen to yourself? You know, that Self that gets lost among all your responsibilities and commitments and social media and stress and all the things you tell yourself...all that stuff that makes you feel fragmented and overwhelmed. I excel at helping people discover themselves amidst the noise of life. Understanding yourself is the key to getting "unstuck" and moving towards healing, success, and growth.
(929) 470-7441 View (929) 470-7441
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Tanya L. Leach
Licensed Psychoanalyst, JD, LP, NCPsyA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019
I provide psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples in New York City. My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety and depression, shame, trauma and sexual abuse, addictions and compulsions and relationship issues. Many of the individuals who come to see me feel "stuck," unable to achieve their goals, form deep relationships or experience their lives as meaningful. We work together collaboratively, exploring thoughts, feelings, memories, dreams and desires to locate solutions. The couples that I see are struggling with communication; I teach them a new way of listening, allowing them to get to the core of their conflicts.
I provide psychotherapy for adult individuals and couples in New York City. My areas of clinical expertise include anxiety and depression, shame, trauma and sexual abuse, addictions and compulsions and relationship issues. Many of the individuals who come to see me feel "stuck," unable to achieve their goals, form deep relationships or experience their lives as meaningful. We work together collaboratively, exploring thoughts, feelings, memories, dreams and desires to locate solutions. The couples that I see are struggling with communication; I teach them a new way of listening, allowing them to get to the core of their conflicts.
(917) 451-6375 View (917) 451-6375
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Nilton Maltz - Certified Jungian Analyst
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MSc, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10038
Analysis is the process by which one works towards the individuation, the becoming of one’s own self. It is through this work that one heals. My therapeutic journey addresses the past, the present and the future in order to deal with the psychological questions of depression, anxiety, relationships, love, loss, life transitions, trauma, family dynamics, illness, addictions, creative blocks, identity, orientation and last but not least, meaning.
Analysis is the process by which one works towards the individuation, the becoming of one’s own self. It is through this work that one heals. My therapeutic journey addresses the past, the present and the future in order to deal with the psychological questions of depression, anxiety, relationships, love, loss, life transitions, trauma, family dynamics, illness, addictions, creative blocks, identity, orientation and last but not least, meaning.
(401) 583-6811 View (401) 583-6811
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Olivia Clavie
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
I love to work with people of diverse backgrounds experiencing challenges in their everyday lives, regardless of whether it is a situational concern or a historical diagnosis. I specialized in working with those seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, and any other challenges they may face. I also have a passion for working with couples and incorporating sex therapy, as well as working with the LGBTQ+ community and polyamorous relationships. I am Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) certified to work with family members to support their loved ones experiencing substance abuse challenges.
I love to work with people of diverse backgrounds experiencing challenges in their everyday lives, regardless of whether it is a situational concern or a historical diagnosis. I specialized in working with those seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, and any other challenges they may face. I also have a passion for working with couples and incorporating sex therapy, as well as working with the LGBTQ+ community and polyamorous relationships. I am Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) certified to work with family members to support their loved ones experiencing substance abuse challenges.
(845) 261-0849 View (845) 261-0849
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Elizabeth Liekar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10023  (Online Only)
I believe everyone can benefit greatly from therapy. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, or looking to find more meaning in life, therapy can help. My goal as a therapist is to provide dedicated, non-judgmental space to help guide you in discovering and making sense of whatever brings you pain and difficulty in life in order to bring about meaningful change.
I believe everyone can benefit greatly from therapy. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, or looking to find more meaning in life, therapy can help. My goal as a therapist is to provide dedicated, non-judgmental space to help guide you in discovering and making sense of whatever brings you pain and difficulty in life in order to bring about meaningful change.
(646) 759-9252 View (646) 759-9252
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Juliana Martinez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
My aim as a therapist is to establish a safe space in which a collaborative process unfolds leading to helpful insights and/or management of an acute crisis/situation.Together we work towards reducing unwanted symptoms and increasing a sense of overall fulfillment. Having trained at CUNY, NY Presbyterian and Columbia University, I have experience working in multiple settings with diverse populations.
My aim as a therapist is to establish a safe space in which a collaborative process unfolds leading to helpful insights and/or management of an acute crisis/situation.Together we work towards reducing unwanted symptoms and increasing a sense of overall fulfillment. Having trained at CUNY, NY Presbyterian and Columbia University, I have experience working in multiple settings with diverse populations.
(551) 222-3128 View (551) 222-3128
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Adalyn Wilson
LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
Currently, I am the founder of Lionheart Psychotherapy, a mental health practice that offers online therapy and hosts mental health events. An ideal client for Lionheart clinicians or myself can be coming from any life experience, as long as their needs and goals focus on self-understanding, self-compassion, and healing. Therapy can be challenging but it should also be a safe space to hold realizations, pain, growth, joy and release. An ideal client is willing to embrace this process.
Currently, I am the founder of Lionheart Psychotherapy, a mental health practice that offers online therapy and hosts mental health events. An ideal client for Lionheart clinicians or myself can be coming from any life experience, as long as their needs and goals focus on self-understanding, self-compassion, and healing. Therapy can be challenging but it should also be a safe space to hold realizations, pain, growth, joy and release. An ideal client is willing to embrace this process.
(718) 866-4697 View (718) 866-4697
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Haley Kastner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10011
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
Haley provides evidence-based therapy for children, teens, and adults. She has had the opportunity to provide care in private practice, school, and medical settings. This array of experiences has fostered her ability to understand clients through a multi-disciplinary lens and draw upon a multitude of evidence-based treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral Activation, Prevention-Focused Care, Crisis Intervention, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Exposure and Response Prevention. She utilizes these therapies to target anxiety, stress, depression, OCD, trauma, and executive functioning deficits.
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Esther Gottlieb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10019  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker primarily seeing adults for individual sessions. I provide support to people who are faced with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, OCD, ADHD, career challenges and parenting stresses. I have also helped people who have experience trauma or emotional abuse and have provided a safe space to work through sensitive issues. My counseling style is supportive, non-judgmental, empowering and interactive. Using evidence based practices, we will identify your skills and strengths then help you achieve your treatment goals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker primarily seeing adults for individual sessions. I provide support to people who are faced with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, OCD, ADHD, career challenges and parenting stresses. I have also helped people who have experience trauma or emotional abuse and have provided a safe space to work through sensitive issues. My counseling style is supportive, non-judgmental, empowering and interactive. Using evidence based practices, we will identify your skills and strengths then help you achieve your treatment goals.
(646) 846-0366 View (646) 846-0366
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Carolyn Helfand
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
I’m going to meet you right as you are, right now. I work with over-thinkers, creatives, people who question themselves (and me, and everything). I work with men, women, and non-binary folx who are navigating big life transitions (maybe you’re going back to school, beginning or ending a partnership, or becoming a parent). I also work with those hoping to explore and understand their relationships with sex and sexuality. In addition, I work with people and couples (non-monogamous welcome) looking to deepen their connections, embark on a partnership mindfully, or end their partnership collaboratively.
I’m going to meet you right as you are, right now. I work with over-thinkers, creatives, people who question themselves (and me, and everything). I work with men, women, and non-binary folx who are navigating big life transitions (maybe you’re going back to school, beginning or ending a partnership, or becoming a parent). I also work with those hoping to explore and understand their relationships with sex and sexuality. In addition, I work with people and couples (non-monogamous welcome) looking to deepen their connections, embark on a partnership mindfully, or end their partnership collaboratively.
(646) 969-3071 View (646) 969-3071
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Dorothy V P Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
How many of us want to change those dysfunctional parts of ourselves and the often accompanying sadness, anger, and anxiety but find we run into a wall over and over? Whether in intimate relationships, in friendships, in collegial relationships, or those with our family members, the familiar patterns continue to create distress and often a sense of failure. We can then find ourselves repeating destructive scenarios. I have had success in challenging these unhealthy patterns leading clients to be more present and emotionally honest in all of their relationships.
How many of us want to change those dysfunctional parts of ourselves and the often accompanying sadness, anger, and anxiety but find we run into a wall over and over? Whether in intimate relationships, in friendships, in collegial relationships, or those with our family members, the familiar patterns continue to create distress and often a sense of failure. We can then find ourselves repeating destructive scenarios. I have had success in challenging these unhealthy patterns leading clients to be more present and emotionally honest in all of their relationships.
(833) 650-0440 View (833) 650-0440
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Andrew Kaplan
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
At heart, psychotherapy is a statement: "I am worth it." When you commit to psychotherapy with me you are saying: "My concerns are worth focusing on. It is worth it to build better relationships. It is worth it to confront the issues that keep me from living the life I want and am ready for."
At heart, psychotherapy is a statement: "I am worth it." When you commit to psychotherapy with me you are saying: "My concerns are worth focusing on. It is worth it to build better relationships. It is worth it to confront the issues that keep me from living the life I want and am ready for."
(646) 593-8349 View (646) 593-8349
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Josh Weinstein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
The experience of suffering is unique for each individual and deserves respect and attention. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can speak openly and be heard. Using language as our medium, I listen closely and with curiosity to hear your questions, fears, and desires. I wonder with you in a collaborative process about how your narratives have been formed and intervene to support revisions, bringing you into greater alignment with your personal truths. Putting words to experience lays the groundwork for greater mental freedom and lasting change to take place.
The experience of suffering is unique for each individual and deserves respect and attention. I work to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can speak openly and be heard. Using language as our medium, I listen closely and with curiosity to hear your questions, fears, and desires. I wonder with you in a collaborative process about how your narratives have been formed and intervene to support revisions, bringing you into greater alignment with your personal truths. Putting words to experience lays the groundwork for greater mental freedom and lasting change to take place.
(929) 407-3705 View (929) 407-3705
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Citron Hennessey Therapy
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
Life is not always smooth sailing. I believe it is important to learn how to swim with the waves as it is to look inward and learn to appreciate our own imperfections as human beings. I want to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are, support you in the challenges you are facing, and provide you with practical skills to cope and cultivate self-confidence in overcoming adversity. Originally from Taiwan, my experiences with multicultural issues and social justice activism serve as a foundational lens in my work. I utilize an eclectic approach with evidence-based techniques to guide you in your transformative journey.
Life is not always smooth sailing. I believe it is important to learn how to swim with the waves as it is to look inward and learn to appreciate our own imperfections as human beings. I want to help you gain a deeper understanding of who you are, support you in the challenges you are facing, and provide you with practical skills to cope and cultivate self-confidence in overcoming adversity. Originally from Taiwan, my experiences with multicultural issues and social justice activism serve as a foundational lens in my work. I utilize an eclectic approach with evidence-based techniques to guide you in your transformative journey.
(929) 209-3337 x1 View (929) 209-3337 x1

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in New York, NY

3,000+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% 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
60% 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.