Therapists in Onondaga County, NY

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Lewis Joshua Malgieri
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Camillus, NY 13031  (Online Only)
I am Empathic and Genuine in wanting to help a Patient. I Strive toward total actualization of Patients' potential and very concerned for their benefits. I have an honest interest in reaching Patient goals with empathic resonance.
I am Empathic and Genuine in wanting to help a Patient. I Strive toward total actualization of Patients' potential and very concerned for their benefits. I have an honest interest in reaching Patient goals with empathic resonance.
(315) 667-3609 View (315) 667-3609
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Claire Summers
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS Ed, MHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Life presents us with a number of challenges and difficulties which is why it is so important to have someone who will listen, walk alongside of, and encourage those who may be at a point where they are struggling in their journey.
Life presents us with a number of challenges and difficulties which is why it is so important to have someone who will listen, walk alongside of, and encourage those who may be at a point where they are struggling in their journey.
(315) 873-3570 View (315) 873-3570
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Nicole S Brown
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Syracuse, NY 13219
Dealing with stress, confusion and facing daily challenges, at times, can feel overwhelming. I am here to help. I focus on individuals and families who are feeling stressed, needing to enhance quality of life and experiencing adjustment at home, work and school. I work with individuals of all ages (6+) and some of my specialties include trauma, school issues, self esteem building, emotional regulation, managing social relationships and healthy communication. Building a safe, trusting relationship to explore thoughts and feelings in a comfortable setting is ideal to start making positive changes.
Dealing with stress, confusion and facing daily challenges, at times, can feel overwhelming. I am here to help. I focus on individuals and families who are feeling stressed, needing to enhance quality of life and experiencing adjustment at home, work and school. I work with individuals of all ages (6+) and some of my specialties include trauma, school issues, self esteem building, emotional regulation, managing social relationships and healthy communication. Building a safe, trusting relationship to explore thoughts and feelings in a comfortable setting is ideal to start making positive changes.
(315) 543-6684 View (315) 543-6684
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Kathryn Jewell LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Liverpool, NY 13090
People can look like they "have it all together" but feel like their world is falling apart. People often put on a brave face, smile, and say "I'm fine" but they are crumbling inside, finding it difficult to focus. Struggles with family, relationships, work, and school may stem from different experiences that have affected how a person develops emotionally and how a person sees the world around them. The sadness and emotional disconnect that occurs can cause loneliness and anger; anxiety and pain.
People can look like they "have it all together" but feel like their world is falling apart. People often put on a brave face, smile, and say "I'm fine" but they are crumbling inside, finding it difficult to focus. Struggles with family, relationships, work, and school may stem from different experiences that have affected how a person develops emotionally and how a person sees the world around them. The sadness and emotional disconnect that occurs can cause loneliness and anger; anxiety and pain.
(315) 543-6743 View (315) 543-6743
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Calming Solutions Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Camillus, NY 13031
Hello, I am Susan. In my practice, I specialize in individual, couples, and group therapy. I work mostly with adolescents and adults of all cultures and populations to promote mental wellness. My client-centered therapy is grounded in traditional psychodynamic and family systems work, cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, and mindfulness-based techniques. I do my best to temper the process with creativity, imagination, and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals that work to provide clients with a tailored treatment plan that can be integrated into their daily life.
Hello, I am Susan. In my practice, I specialize in individual, couples, and group therapy. I work mostly with adolescents and adults of all cultures and populations to promote mental wellness. My client-centered therapy is grounded in traditional psychodynamic and family systems work, cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, and mindfulness-based techniques. I do my best to temper the process with creativity, imagination, and humor, along with practical solutions and concrete goals that work to provide clients with a tailored treatment plan that can be integrated into their daily life.
(315) 302-1533 View (315) 302-1533
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Branches of Growth Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Relationships can be one of the biggest blessings and also one of the biggest stresses in your life. It's amazing how quickly life can get in the way of our relationships and cause chaos in our lives. We have obligations, responsibilities and demands that we have to keep up with, while putting in work to create a successful relationship. It can be exhausting at times and things can fall apart quickly. Therapy can be helpful for not just the couple or family, but the individual.
Relationships can be one of the biggest blessings and also one of the biggest stresses in your life. It's amazing how quickly life can get in the way of our relationships and cause chaos in our lives. We have obligations, responsibilities and demands that we have to keep up with, while putting in work to create a successful relationship. It can be exhausting at times and things can fall apart quickly. Therapy can be helpful for not just the couple or family, but the individual.
(315) 415-0308 View (315) 415-0308
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Joel Monahan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Camillus, NY 13031  (Online Only)
In this journey we call life, we seem to accumulate experiences that make us who we are. Through these experiences we develop a story, often after many drafts. Sometimes when we talk about our life it just doesn't sound or feel right because telling your own story can be scary or feel weird. It can be useful to have an editor to help us to express ourselves. Therapy is an opportunity to be truly heard and receive objective, strengths-based, non-judgmental reflection on how the story sounds outside of your own head. It provides you the opportunity to make edits until you feel just right telling your story safely with confidence.
In this journey we call life, we seem to accumulate experiences that make us who we are. Through these experiences we develop a story, often after many drafts. Sometimes when we talk about our life it just doesn't sound or feel right because telling your own story can be scary or feel weird. It can be useful to have an editor to help us to express ourselves. Therapy is an opportunity to be truly heard and receive objective, strengths-based, non-judgmental reflection on how the story sounds outside of your own head. It provides you the opportunity to make edits until you feel just right telling your story safely with confidence.
(315) 386-6514 View (315) 386-6514
Photo of Jill Boyer, LCSW-R, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jill Boyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Skaneateles, NY 13152  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
No longer accepting new clients. Does anxiety have you overwhelmed & unable to perform tasks that once seemed simple & routine? Are you finding it difficult to stay in the present moment because of chronic worry, feelings of panic, or "what if" thinking? You are not alone! Since the 2020 pandemic, anxiety has increased by 25%. Multiple factors such as health fears, isolation, changes in work, high school, and college environments; daily access to news & social media, and financial stress have all have played a role with increasing anxiety. Fortunately, therapy can help!
No longer accepting new clients. Does anxiety have you overwhelmed & unable to perform tasks that once seemed simple & routine? Are you finding it difficult to stay in the present moment because of chronic worry, feelings of panic, or "what if" thinking? You are not alone! Since the 2020 pandemic, anxiety has increased by 25%. Multiple factors such as health fears, isolation, changes in work, high school, and college environments; daily access to news & social media, and financial stress have all have played a role with increasing anxiety. Fortunately, therapy can help!
(315) 840-1465 View (315) 840-1465
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Pat McFalls
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Over the past 35 years, I've had the privilege of working with individuals in a multitude of environments from residential facilities to outpatient community mental health clinics. My experience has taught me the importance of respecting one's humanity through the use of a compassionate, nonjudgemental, and supportive approach. It is my firm belief that we all have the capacity for change. There is an inherent resilient nature within us that can be strengthened and utilized to achieve goals. My practice is directed toward empowering individuals to build on their strengths. I value "seeing the person and not the diagnosis".
Over the past 35 years, I've had the privilege of working with individuals in a multitude of environments from residential facilities to outpatient community mental health clinics. My experience has taught me the importance of respecting one's humanity through the use of a compassionate, nonjudgemental, and supportive approach. It is my firm belief that we all have the capacity for change. There is an inherent resilient nature within us that can be strengthened and utilized to achieve goals. My practice is directed toward empowering individuals to build on their strengths. I value "seeing the person and not the diagnosis".
(315) 502-3362 View (315) 502-3362
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Maelea vonHunke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, PLLC
Verified Verified
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life. Whether you’re new to therapy or have tried treatment before, I’m here to help you. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist who specializing in treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my great joy to meet with new clients and join them on their path of self discovery and healing.
Therapy is a wonderful opportunity to gain a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life. Whether you’re new to therapy or have tried treatment before, I’m here to help you. I am a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist who specializing in treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. I have 17 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. It is my great joy to meet with new clients and join them on their path of self discovery and healing.
(680) 201-8985 View (680) 201-8985
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Amanda S. Hartman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13203  (Online Only)
Having happiness and peace in your life again can be possible. Exploring new options for self care and wellness can help you attain your goal of feeling better. By discovering the possibilities for change, therapy will help you be who you want to be and gain control back in your life. My approach to therapy is patient and caring. I will listen to your needs and work collaboratively to help you build new coping skills and strengthen those you already posess.
Having happiness and peace in your life again can be possible. Exploring new options for self care and wellness can help you attain your goal of feeling better. By discovering the possibilities for change, therapy will help you be who you want to be and gain control back in your life. My approach to therapy is patient and caring. I will listen to your needs and work collaboratively to help you build new coping skills and strengthen those you already posess.
(315) 254-2182 View (315) 254-2182
Photo of Ericka Danielle Rose, LMHC, BCTMH, Counselor
Ericka Danielle Rose
Counselor, LMHC, BCTMH
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13206  (Online Only)
"Where were you when I needed to hear this some time ago!" Ericka focuses on quality life changing therapeutic experiences. Ericka believes in meeting people where they are at and providing them with the support and tools necessary to expand their strengths while managing their weaknesses. Ericka's warm and inviting personality makes therapy feel like a conversation between two best friends. Clients who express a commitment to the therapeutic process, insight into their current challenges, and are open to change are most ideal for Ericka's therapeutic orientation.
"Where were you when I needed to hear this some time ago!" Ericka focuses on quality life changing therapeutic experiences. Ericka believes in meeting people where they are at and providing them with the support and tools necessary to expand their strengths while managing their weaknesses. Ericka's warm and inviting personality makes therapy feel like a conversation between two best friends. Clients who express a commitment to the therapeutic process, insight into their current challenges, and are open to change are most ideal for Ericka's therapeutic orientation.
(518) 500-3087 View (518) 500-3087
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Evoke: Individual, Marriage, and Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Syracuse, NY 13206
Not accepting new clients
There is hope! With a varied and vast personal and educational background my strength, first and foremost, is connecting with my clients. I am truly honored by the opportunity to walk with my clients through to the other side of their personal healing. As we collaborate on how to reach your goals, with hope and compassion you CAN experience greater peace, joy, and improved mental health! Some focus areas include Couples and Families in distress, Special Needs individuals /Families, Children/Adolescents, Couples surviving sexual betrayal, and relief from Anxiety/Depression.
There is hope! With a varied and vast personal and educational background my strength, first and foremost, is connecting with my clients. I am truly honored by the opportunity to walk with my clients through to the other side of their personal healing. As we collaborate on how to reach your goals, with hope and compassion you CAN experience greater peace, joy, and improved mental health! Some focus areas include Couples and Families in distress, Special Needs individuals /Families, Children/Adolescents, Couples surviving sexual betrayal, and relief from Anxiety/Depression.
(315) 285-4350 View (315) 285-4350
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Paul F Pickett
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13203
I have been working with individuals, couples, and families for 36 years. Despite all of your efforts to change your life you may still find yourself unhappy, discouraged, or lost. We often develop ways to distance ourselves from our emotional pain. While these strategies can undoubtedly provide temporary relief, they never address the origin of our underlying pain in any profound way. Meaningful change, in my opinion, comes from honestly addressing and healing the core issues of our lives. As we all know, honestly facing ourselves can be very difficult and takes courage and determination. Often this can be difficult to do alone.
I have been working with individuals, couples, and families for 36 years. Despite all of your efforts to change your life you may still find yourself unhappy, discouraged, or lost. We often develop ways to distance ourselves from our emotional pain. While these strategies can undoubtedly provide temporary relief, they never address the origin of our underlying pain in any profound way. Meaningful change, in my opinion, comes from honestly addressing and healing the core issues of our lives. As we all know, honestly facing ourselves can be very difficult and takes courage and determination. Often this can be difficult to do alone.
(315) 985-4260 View (315) 985-4260
Photo of Colin Borland, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Colin Borland
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13219
Waitlist for new clients
At times in life, we are gifted the opportunity to recognize among ourselves that there is room for growth and healing. When you get to this place, it would be an honor to be a stepping stone on your journey. We often don't realize, in the fast paced world, that we have multiple layers that have led us to where we are right now. If things aren't going as you would like, hoped, or dreamed of, lets change your direction towards how you want it to be right now, and moving forward. This starts with you. YOU have the power to change your direction at any given time. If you are feeling stuck, I want to help. I look forward to connecting.
At times in life, we are gifted the opportunity to recognize among ourselves that there is room for growth and healing. When you get to this place, it would be an honor to be a stepping stone on your journey. We often don't realize, in the fast paced world, that we have multiple layers that have led us to where we are right now. If things aren't going as you would like, hoped, or dreamed of, lets change your direction towards how you want it to be right now, and moving forward. This starts with you. YOU have the power to change your direction at any given time. If you are feeling stuck, I want to help. I look forward to connecting.
(315) 902-1742 View (315) 902-1742
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Todd Ray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, BCBC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Liverpool, NY 13090
Are you feeling overwhelmed by past traumas, struggling with emotional regulation, or seeking to improve your relationship with food and body image? You might be facing complex emotional pain, difficulties in managing intense emotions, or challenges related to weight and wellness. Your goals could include healing from trauma, developing healthier coping strategies, achieving emotional balance, and improving your overall well-being. You seek therapy to find clarity, resilience, and a path towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by past traumas, struggling with emotional regulation, or seeking to improve your relationship with food and body image? You might be facing complex emotional pain, difficulties in managing intense emotions, or challenges related to weight and wellness. Your goals could include healing from trauma, developing healthier coping strategies, achieving emotional balance, and improving your overall well-being. You seek therapy to find clarity, resilience, and a path towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.
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Glenn Forsythe, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
My goal is to work with clients who are struggling with various life challenges. I am a specialist in treating chronic depression, suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, drug and alcohol use, and other life threatening behaviors. I am also highly specialized in the assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. I utilize evidence-based treatment with a focus on careful assessment, use of outcomes measures, and treatment planning to help you not only have a reduction of symptoms, but help you achieve transformative healing and recovery.
My goal is to work with clients who are struggling with various life challenges. I am a specialist in treating chronic depression, suicidal thoughts and/or behaviors, eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, drug and alcohol use, and other life threatening behaviors. I am also highly specialized in the assessment and treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. I utilize evidence-based treatment with a focus on careful assessment, use of outcomes measures, and treatment planning to help you not only have a reduction of symptoms, but help you achieve transformative healing and recovery.
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Tara Ammersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, CMIP, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Syracuse, NY 13219  (Online Only)
Whatever the path may be that brought you here, I am ready to listen with an open mind. Whether you are struggling with discontentment in your life, relationships, transitioning careers, seeking balance, or looking to better manage everyday stress, I am here to guide you through the process. Collaboratively, we will work towards balance with your individualized goals as our priority. In today's world especially, meeting virtually via Telehealth can provide a safe, secure, and convenient method to meet the needs of your busy and demanding daily life.
Whatever the path may be that brought you here, I am ready to listen with an open mind. Whether you are struggling with discontentment in your life, relationships, transitioning careers, seeking balance, or looking to better manage everyday stress, I am here to guide you through the process. Collaboratively, we will work towards balance with your individualized goals as our priority. In today's world especially, meeting virtually via Telehealth can provide a safe, secure, and convenient method to meet the needs of your busy and demanding daily life.
(315) 847-4784 View (315) 847-4784
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Therapy One
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Syracuse, NY 13214  (Online Only)
One of the best decisions you can make is to reach out and ask for help. I am that hand you can grasp for compassionate care and direction as you gain a better understanding of yourself. Anxiety and depression can make you feel alone and helpless. They are not easy mental health disorders to navigate without help. You are not alone. I am here with you along your journey as you become better aware of how you can take control and overcome the struggles you may have with panic attacks, sadness, and mood disorders. I am ready to listen and help you regain control of your life.
One of the best decisions you can make is to reach out and ask for help. I am that hand you can grasp for compassionate care and direction as you gain a better understanding of yourself. Anxiety and depression can make you feel alone and helpless. They are not easy mental health disorders to navigate without help. You are not alone. I am here with you along your journey as you become better aware of how you can take control and overcome the struggles you may have with panic attacks, sadness, and mood disorders. I am ready to listen and help you regain control of your life.
(315) 322-9346 View (315) 322-9346
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Natasha Ramroop Walker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Not accepting new clients
I am trained in EMDR Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Trauma Resiliency Model, CBT for Problematic Sexual Behavior. I am a Certified Breath Work Coach and am currently in the process of becoming and Aasect Certified Sex Therapist. I believe in a WHOLE-isitc mind, body, spirit approach to healing.
I am trained in EMDR Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Trauma Resiliency Model, CBT for Problematic Sexual Behavior. I am a Certified Breath Work Coach and am currently in the process of becoming and Aasect Certified Sex Therapist. I believe in a WHOLE-isitc mind, body, spirit approach to healing.
(315) 753-4379 View (315) 753-4379

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Number of Therapists in Onondaga County, NY

600+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Onondaga County, NY who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Onondaga County, NY see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Onondaga County?

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.