Therapists in Chinatown, New York, NY

Photo of Amber Lust, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Amber Lust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, RSW
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10003
I'm an EMDR practicing, strength based & client-centered therapist. I understand that you are the expert of your experiences, and I’m here to listen & support you in your healing. I specialize in working with people who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Treatment will be tailored to your needs. My practice is Queer, kink, sex work and poly positive. Originally from Canada, my practice is immigrant affirming, and I can speak conversational French if needed. I facilitate a support group for adult survivors of intimate partner abuse on Friday afternoons. Please contact me for more info!
I'm an EMDR practicing, strength based & client-centered therapist. I understand that you are the expert of your experiences, and I’m here to listen & support you in your healing. I specialize in working with people who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. Treatment will be tailored to your needs. My practice is Queer, kink, sex work and poly positive. Originally from Canada, my practice is immigrant affirming, and I can speak conversational French if needed. I facilitate a support group for adult survivors of intimate partner abuse on Friday afternoons. Please contact me for more info!
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Photo of Airam Marcano, Licensed Master Social Worker in Chinatown, New York, NY
Airam Marcano
Licensed Master Social Worker, LCSW, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe there is no single way of working with people who enter therapy. My goal as a therapist is to help you better understand yourself. Drawing from relational, cognitive, and trauma informed approaches, I support clients to build awareness, trust, and connection with themselves and to others. I believe that healing is deeply rooted in the therapeutic relationship and aim to create an environment that feels safe in order to heal.
I believe there is no single way of working with people who enter therapy. My goal as a therapist is to help you better understand yourself. Drawing from relational, cognitive, and trauma informed approaches, I support clients to build awareness, trust, and connection with themselves and to others. I believe that healing is deeply rooted in the therapeutic relationship and aim to create an environment that feels safe in order to heal.
(347) 697-4805 View (347) 697-4805
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Cy Valdez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MFT
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
As a Black, queer, Caribbean/LatinX individual who practices therapy from a non-oppressive and radically authentic lens I draw on over ten years of experience working with women, children and communities of color around topics of equity, sexuality, education, LGBTQ+, and trauma. I use my knowledge and background to analyze issues with a strong understanding of the systems, personal history and survival skills that influence your identity today. I am interested in understanding 'personal language' (emotions and perspective) to address the current design of your relationships and encourage transformations better suited for your goals
As a Black, queer, Caribbean/LatinX individual who practices therapy from a non-oppressive and radically authentic lens I draw on over ten years of experience working with women, children and communities of color around topics of equity, sexuality, education, LGBTQ+, and trauma. I use my knowledge and background to analyze issues with a strong understanding of the systems, personal history and survival skills that influence your identity today. I am interested in understanding 'personal language' (emotions and perspective) to address the current design of your relationships and encourage transformations better suited for your goals
(718) 957-2241 View (718) 957-2241
Photo of Yu-Ying Chen, Art Therapist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Yu-Ying Chen
Art Therapist, PhD, LCAT, MT-BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013
I am a creative arts therapist, trained in Psychological Counseling, Expressive Therapies, and Music Therapy. I have been working with clients in different settings, including inpatient psychiatry, school, and private practice. I use music, the arts, talk therapies, and mindfulness practices to help my clients deal with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transition, grief and loss. Through my empathetic and client-centered counseling programs, I will help you find inner growth, self-awareness, focus and structure in your life.
I am a creative arts therapist, trained in Psychological Counseling, Expressive Therapies, and Music Therapy. I have been working with clients in different settings, including inpatient psychiatry, school, and private practice. I use music, the arts, talk therapies, and mindfulness practices to help my clients deal with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, life transition, grief and loss. Through my empathetic and client-centered counseling programs, I will help you find inner growth, self-awareness, focus and structure in your life.
(347) 834-9367 View (347) 834-9367
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Julia Pema Dolma Gutman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013
A highly intelligent, sensitive and responsive psychotherapist, Julia Pema will help you decipher the meaning of life and being, figure out how to realize your dreams, overcome challenges, and heal your wounds, and will sit with you in moments of despair and indescribable grief. Whether you want to grow better and deeper or survive and just function, she will uphold your safe space.
A highly intelligent, sensitive and responsive psychotherapist, Julia Pema will help you decipher the meaning of life and being, figure out how to realize your dreams, overcome challenges, and heal your wounds, and will sit with you in moments of despair and indescribable grief. Whether you want to grow better and deeper or survive and just function, she will uphold your safe space.
(646) 798-9230 View (646) 798-9230
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Rebeca Chen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
The vision for my practice is to provide a connective environment where clients can explore their strengths along with deeper understanding of their fears, doubts, and shame.
The vision for my practice is to provide a connective environment where clients can explore their strengths along with deeper understanding of their fears, doubts, and shame.
(646) 760-8417 View (646) 760-8417
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Casey Leopold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L, M, S, W
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
I work with individuals navigating the intricacies of the human experience to help them cope with emotions that impact relationships with the self and others. My practice specializes in supporting individuals facing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, life transitions, and women’s issues.
I work with individuals navigating the intricacies of the human experience to help them cope with emotions that impact relationships with the self and others. My practice specializes in supporting individuals facing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic illness, life transitions, and women’s issues.
(516) 614-3783 View (516) 614-3783
Photo of Victoria Malkin, Licensed Psychoanalyst in Chinatown, New York, NY
Victoria Malkin
Licensed Psychoanalyst, PhD, LP
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013
Are you stuck? Same problems, same thoughts? Unable to play, or imagine something different? Depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma require another person to help you understand their pull and face them, so they no longer control your life. Suffering alone only forces the pain underground to emerge in symptoms, behaviors and personal interactions that undermine your life. Therapy is a relationship where you can feel safe and free to be who you are with another person to explore what you want without shame and fear.
Are you stuck? Same problems, same thoughts? Unable to play, or imagine something different? Depression, anxiety, addictions and trauma require another person to help you understand their pull and face them, so they no longer control your life. Suffering alone only forces the pain underground to emerge in symptoms, behaviors and personal interactions that undermine your life. Therapy is a relationship where you can feel safe and free to be who you are with another person to explore what you want without shame and fear.
(347) 763-7856 View (347) 763-7856
Photo of Tiffanie Brown, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Tiffanie Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, R
Verified
2 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
I’m pretty excited for you because you showed up today which lets me know you are ready. Be proud of yourself for taking this first step; looking for the right provider. I help individuals who find themselves “stuck” in a cycle of making the same choices and decisions over and over again in their relationships, health goals, or career. My goal is to help you get unstuck and move forward. Our mental health can be impacted by life challenges which include trauma, loss, interpersonal, intimate, and familial conflict.
I’m pretty excited for you because you showed up today which lets me know you are ready. Be proud of yourself for taking this first step; looking for the right provider. I help individuals who find themselves “stuck” in a cycle of making the same choices and decisions over and over again in their relationships, health goals, or career. My goal is to help you get unstuck and move forward. Our mental health can be impacted by life challenges which include trauma, loss, interpersonal, intimate, and familial conflict.
(718) 395-4735 View (718) 395-4735
Photo of Caity Thompson, Mental Health Counselor in Chinatown, New York, NY
Caity Thompson
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CRC
Verified
13 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10002
I work with adults ages 22-38 looking to develop personally and professionally. I specialize in helping my clients with coping with anxiety and stress, make decisions, make life transitions, improve self-esteem, and achieve personal advancement. I have a sports background that has led me to have a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style. My treatment with you will be tailored to your goals and desired outcomes for therapy.
I work with adults ages 22-38 looking to develop personally and professionally. I specialize in helping my clients with coping with anxiety and stress, make decisions, make life transitions, improve self-esteem, and achieve personal advancement. I have a sports background that has led me to have a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style. My treatment with you will be tailored to your goals and desired outcomes for therapy.
(971) 224-7378 View (971) 224-7378
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Wendoline Vargas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
Wendoline Vargas (she/her), is a first generation, Latinx, bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. Wendoline was born and raised in Los Angeles, earning an undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. Wendoline is a fierce advocate for social justice and passionate about working with BIPOC women/young adults, & individuals with marginalized identities, and helping to empower them to reach their fullest potential.
Wendoline Vargas (she/her), is a first generation, Latinx, bilingual, licensed clinical social worker. Wendoline was born and raised in Los Angeles, earning an undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters in Social Work from New York University. Wendoline is a fierce advocate for social justice and passionate about working with BIPOC women/young adults, & individuals with marginalized identities, and helping to empower them to reach their fullest potential.
(646) 632-1550 View (646) 632-1550
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Rhea Kumar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10002  (Online Only)
I work broadly with young adults who often have bicultural backgrounds and are experiencing personal issues with themselves, family or relationships. It is a difficult balancing act between you, those close to you and differing cultural norms. Finding autonomy when the expectations of others sometimes burdens us, can lead to feeling anxious, alone or depressed. You can lose yourself to these feelings at times, which is why 1-on-1 therapy is a healthy approach to process these emotions.Family and friends may suggest or want vastly different things than you. In therapy, I will listen while giving you the tools you need for your goals.
I work broadly with young adults who often have bicultural backgrounds and are experiencing personal issues with themselves, family or relationships. It is a difficult balancing act between you, those close to you and differing cultural norms. Finding autonomy when the expectations of others sometimes burdens us, can lead to feeling anxious, alone or depressed. You can lose yourself to these feelings at times, which is why 1-on-1 therapy is a healthy approach to process these emotions.Family and friends may suggest or want vastly different things than you. In therapy, I will listen while giving you the tools you need for your goals.
(332) 239-6314 View (332) 239-6314
Photo of Dr. Melanie Love, Psychologist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Dr. Melanie Love
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
Accepting clients: Do you wake up every day feeling not good enough? Do you numb out to cope with the pressure? Your partner or friends wish you'd open up, but you've been told it's weak to have emotions. You've never been allowed to take up much space. I'm here to help you break the cycle of self-doubt so you can create better relationships with yourself and others. If you're ready to stop second-guessing yourself, feeling unworthy, or repeating old patterns that leave you disconnected, reach out to get started. You'll see how strong you can be when you finally get the support you need.
Accepting clients: Do you wake up every day feeling not good enough? Do you numb out to cope with the pressure? Your partner or friends wish you'd open up, but you've been told it's weak to have emotions. You've never been allowed to take up much space. I'm here to help you break the cycle of self-doubt so you can create better relationships with yourself and others. If you're ready to stop second-guessing yourself, feeling unworthy, or repeating old patterns that leave you disconnected, reach out to get started. You'll see how strong you can be when you finally get the support you need.
(833) 548-0697 View (833) 548-0697
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Elliot Paradis McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer an approach that is trauma-informed and holistic, and grounded in bodily autonomy, liberation, and anti-racism. I am particularly dedicated to those who have been excluded from mainstream therapeutic spaces. My expertise is with LGBTQIA+ communities; sex workers, poly / ENM, kink / BDSM communities, neurodiverse and disabled communities; and substance users. My approach is informed by my shared identities and experiences with these communities. I work with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence; childhood and adult sexual violence; attachment and complex trauma; hate violence; and police, state, and institutional violence.
I offer an approach that is trauma-informed and holistic, and grounded in bodily autonomy, liberation, and anti-racism. I am particularly dedicated to those who have been excluded from mainstream therapeutic spaces. My expertise is with LGBTQIA+ communities; sex workers, poly / ENM, kink / BDSM communities, neurodiverse and disabled communities; and substance users. My approach is informed by my shared identities and experiences with these communities. I work with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence; childhood and adult sexual violence; attachment and complex trauma; hate violence; and police, state, and institutional violence.
(718) 866-3589 View (718) 866-3589
Photo of Ariel Goltche, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Ariel Goltche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
Finding a new therapist can often feel daunting. My goal is to offer individuals a safe, non-judgmental space where they can speak freely about everything from daily challenges to the more nuanced, life-long issues. Therapy looks different for everyone, and I aim to provide a unique, personalized approach for each client. I acknowledge the importance of a trusting therapeutic relationship, and how meaningful it can be, over time, to truly connect with a therapist. Recognizing people are the experts of their own stories, I lead with compassion and understanding, with the intention of promoting self-agency and self-empowerment.
Finding a new therapist can often feel daunting. My goal is to offer individuals a safe, non-judgmental space where they can speak freely about everything from daily challenges to the more nuanced, life-long issues. Therapy looks different for everyone, and I aim to provide a unique, personalized approach for each client. I acknowledge the importance of a trusting therapeutic relationship, and how meaningful it can be, over time, to truly connect with a therapist. Recognizing people are the experts of their own stories, I lead with compassion and understanding, with the intention of promoting self-agency and self-empowerment.
(332) 248-1521 View (332) 248-1521
Photo of Anisha Patel, Psychologist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Anisha Patel
Psychologist, MSc, PsyD
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10016
Creating a space where you feel understood is my priority. Employing humility and humor throughout sessions allows me to be flexible when helping you to strengthen your inner resources. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic models and offer tailored sessions for individuals who are struggling with various challenges and specialize in high functioning anxiety, depression, and trauma. At this juncture in my career, I have gained further specialty in treating women during their reproductive years, including the psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression that accompanies infertility, pregnancy, motherhood, and miscarriage.
Creating a space where you feel understood is my priority. Employing humility and humor throughout sessions allows me to be flexible when helping you to strengthen your inner resources. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic models and offer tailored sessions for individuals who are struggling with various challenges and specialize in high functioning anxiety, depression, and trauma. At this juncture in my career, I have gained further specialty in treating women during their reproductive years, including the psychological trauma, anxiety, and depression that accompanies infertility, pregnancy, motherhood, and miscarriage.
(646) 974-9496 View (646) 974-9496
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Joseph Sacks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013
Does your child have frequent tantrums? Is he willful and defiant, refusing to listen? Maybe she has problems in school and you suspect ADHD. The great news is, I have seen tremendous improvement in these issues with just 3-5 months of Child-Centered Play Therapy together with Parenting Counseling! Play Therapy puts your child in the driver's seat, giving him such an exhilarating sense of control over his own life, that he doesn't mind being told what to do so much outside of the session. In addition it allows him to process all of his overwhelming feelings.
Does your child have frequent tantrums? Is he willful and defiant, refusing to listen? Maybe she has problems in school and you suspect ADHD. The great news is, I have seen tremendous improvement in these issues with just 3-5 months of Child-Centered Play Therapy together with Parenting Counseling! Play Therapy puts your child in the driver's seat, giving him such an exhilarating sense of control over his own life, that he doesn't mind being told what to do so much outside of the session. In addition it allows him to process all of his overwhelming feelings.
(646) 681-1707 View (646) 681-1707
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James Cherry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
While changing behaviors and feelings is always tricky, it is never something that we need to face alone. I know that coming to therapy and making the commitment to show up for themselves every week requires strength from my clients. Therefore, I strive to help them get the most out of their experience. Together, we create a wellness plan specific to each individual (which I believe is the utmost priority. My passion for helping others shines through with authenticity and compassion. My clients find emotional fulfillment, success in relationships, and develop more confidence to grow.
While changing behaviors and feelings is always tricky, it is never something that we need to face alone. I know that coming to therapy and making the commitment to show up for themselves every week requires strength from my clients. Therefore, I strive to help them get the most out of their experience. Together, we create a wellness plan specific to each individual (which I believe is the utmost priority. My passion for helping others shines through with authenticity and compassion. My clients find emotional fulfillment, success in relationships, and develop more confidence to grow.
(646) 974-9468 View (646) 974-9468
Photo of Michelle Back, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chinatown, New York, NY
Michelle Back
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide you the support and attention you deserve, with a kind intention in our space. Through your shared stories, we will face your life challenges together, and acknowledge positive strengths you hold, as well as negative beliefs that may hold you back. Many of my clients seek support for anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, childhood trauma, ptsd, grief, identity crises, low self-esteem, and more. Together, we will address your needs and explore your past, your present, and set you up for a future you are comfortable and confident with.
My goal is to provide you the support and attention you deserve, with a kind intention in our space. Through your shared stories, we will face your life challenges together, and acknowledge positive strengths you hold, as well as negative beliefs that may hold you back. Many of my clients seek support for anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, childhood trauma, ptsd, grief, identity crises, low self-esteem, and more. Together, we will address your needs and explore your past, your present, and set you up for a future you are comfortable and confident with.
(646) 350-3698 View (646) 350-3698
Photo of Ann Farrar, Counselor in Chinatown, New York, NY
Ann Farrar
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Chinatown, New York, NY 10013
Does self consciousness and fear get in the way of you living your best life? We're not all Oprah, but you can get to a more authentic, bigger, bolder life. I connect clients to their unique strengths, helping them find confidence and calm. I have a strong interest in body image and building resilience so that my clients don't have to use food and drink to numb their feelings. I've studied holistic nutrition and am an unapologetic feminist. My down-to-earth communication is based in the belief that an honest and intentional therapeutic relationship can be deeply healing.
Does self consciousness and fear get in the way of you living your best life? We're not all Oprah, but you can get to a more authentic, bigger, bolder life. I connect clients to their unique strengths, helping them find confidence and calm. I have a strong interest in body image and building resilience so that my clients don't have to use food and drink to numb their feelings. I've studied holistic nutrition and am an unapologetic feminist. My down-to-earth communication is based in the belief that an honest and intentional therapeutic relationship can be deeply healing.
(707) 329-4249 View (707) 329-4249

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Number of Therapists in Chinatown, New York, NY

80+

Average cost per session

$180

Therapists in Chinatown, New York, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
78% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chinatown, New York, NY see their clients

56% Online Only
44% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
13% Non-Binary
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chinatown, 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.

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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.