Therapists in Sea Cliff, NY

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Melinda Blitzer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Happiness is your birthright and in our work together, I can help you with immediate as well as long standing issues such as developing and maintaining healthy and satisfying relationships, reducing stress or anxiety, reaching personal and professional goals and improving your overall well-being. Enduring difficult times in our lives can be daunting unless we have the proper support. I offer short and long-term treatment for adults, couples, children, adolescents and parents. My practice emphasizes the resolution to everyday problems and opportunities for personal transformation, to help you reach your full potential.
Happiness is your birthright and in our work together, I can help you with immediate as well as long standing issues such as developing and maintaining healthy and satisfying relationships, reducing stress or anxiety, reaching personal and professional goals and improving your overall well-being. Enduring difficult times in our lives can be daunting unless we have the proper support. I offer short and long-term treatment for adults, couples, children, adolescents and parents. My practice emphasizes the resolution to everyday problems and opportunities for personal transformation, to help you reach your full potential.
(516) 360-2613 View (516) 360-2613
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Irene Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing barriers that are keeping you from having a fulfilling life, I urge you to seek psychotherapy. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse agencies and have helped many people address painful issues. It is most rewarding to be able to guide people to a more satisfying life experience. I am experienced in crisis counseling, individual therapy, substance abuse and group work. I have training in PTSD, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Mindful Self Compassion. I use IFS and self compassion to address anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, relationship issues and other life challenges.
If you are experiencing barriers that are keeping you from having a fulfilling life, I urge you to seek psychotherapy. I have worked in mental health and substance abuse agencies and have helped many people address painful issues. It is most rewarding to be able to guide people to a more satisfying life experience. I am experienced in crisis counseling, individual therapy, substance abuse and group work. I have training in PTSD, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Mindful Self Compassion. I use IFS and self compassion to address anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, relationship issues and other life challenges.
(516) 259-6983 View (516) 259-6983
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Steven Lansky
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CASAC, Emeritu
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
In my personal and professional experience a person comes to therapy when they find that their beliefs/operating systems are no longer working for them; that the very tools that they have been employing to protect themselves are now preventing them from having and experiencing the things that they want the most. Entering therapy is a courageous step that is prompted by the inner warrior. It is a step and a process that demands energy and perseverance. If and when you are feeling ready to take this step, give me a call and we can determine whether or not we are a fit. I think that you will find me to be a valuable co-explorer.
In my personal and professional experience a person comes to therapy when they find that their beliefs/operating systems are no longer working for them; that the very tools that they have been employing to protect themselves are now preventing them from having and experiencing the things that they want the most. Entering therapy is a courageous step that is prompted by the inner warrior. It is a step and a process that demands energy and perseverance. If and when you are feeling ready to take this step, give me a call and we can determine whether or not we are a fit. I think that you will find me to be a valuable co-explorer.
(516) 619-8230 View (516) 619-8230
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Marcia Weisman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have many years of experience with a wide range of diverse client populations. My expertise lies in being able to provide an accepting environment in which a client may feel comfortable in sharing their feelings and concerns. I'm a good listener but more than listen, I provide the feedback that is necessary to move the treatment along.
I have many years of experience with a wide range of diverse client populations. My expertise lies in being able to provide an accepting environment in which a client may feel comfortable in sharing their feelings and concerns. I'm a good listener but more than listen, I provide the feedback that is necessary to move the treatment along.
(516) 908-9859 View (516) 908-9859
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Brooke Allman Bubbico
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
I work with people navigating changes in their life, specifically around family planning and care (fertility, pregnancy, parenting), and want help managing stress, anxieties, depression, and fears related to these life changes. My work centers on the mental health of pregnant and postpartum people and their families. Psychologically, the perinatal period is a time of tremendous opportunity for growth, reflection, and repair. It can also bring unanticipated emotional experiences that can feel isolating and uncomfortable. My clients are looking for ways to move through pregnancy and parenthood with more confidence and ease.
I work with people navigating changes in their life, specifically around family planning and care (fertility, pregnancy, parenting), and want help managing stress, anxieties, depression, and fears related to these life changes. My work centers on the mental health of pregnant and postpartum people and their families. Psychologically, the perinatal period is a time of tremendous opportunity for growth, reflection, and repair. It can also bring unanticipated emotional experiences that can feel isolating and uncomfortable. My clients are looking for ways to move through pregnancy and parenthood with more confidence and ease.
(917) 727-9439 View (917) 727-9439
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Apple Psychological
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
Jennifer Biblowitz, LMHC has been a school counselor for 30 years. She has extensive experience with elementary, middle and high school students in a wide range of areas including anxiety, social struggles, learning issues and ADHD. Jen also frequently works with parents to understand and support their child during challenging times. Her comprehensive work in schools guides her ability to help parents understand any and all academic and social challenges. Her approach is always solution centered and goal directed. Mrs. B. is an invited speaker on such topics as; bullying, mindfulness, social emotional literacy, transgender youth.
Jennifer Biblowitz, LMHC has been a school counselor for 30 years. She has extensive experience with elementary, middle and high school students in a wide range of areas including anxiety, social struggles, learning issues and ADHD. Jen also frequently works with parents to understand and support their child during challenging times. Her comprehensive work in schools guides her ability to help parents understand any and all academic and social challenges. Her approach is always solution centered and goal directed. Mrs. B. is an invited speaker on such topics as; bullying, mindfulness, social emotional literacy, transgender youth.
(516) 981-4537 View (516) 981-4537
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Katherine M Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
I work with individuals, couples and families. I am interactive, give my clients feedback and help them gain better self-understanding, see their strengths and/or guide them through a difficult time. With couples I help them rebuild what they may feel has been lost to them, learn what went wrong and reconnect to create a more secure bond. I offer a quiet, reflective environment where my clients can explore areas of their life that make them feel stuck or unhappy. My approach is warm and empathic. I work with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues among others.
I work with individuals, couples and families. I am interactive, give my clients feedback and help them gain better self-understanding, see their strengths and/or guide them through a difficult time. With couples I help them rebuild what they may feel has been lost to them, learn what went wrong and reconnect to create a more secure bond. I offer a quiet, reflective environment where my clients can explore areas of their life that make them feel stuck or unhappy. My approach is warm and empathic. I work with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues among others.
(516) 513-8239 View (516) 513-8239
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Stephanie Eisenman Pelosi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families. My approach is strength-based and psychodynamic. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness when appropriate. I work with those facing a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship/marital problems, divorce, fertility issues, postpartum depression, substance abuse, smoking cessation, concerns in the workplace and grief/bereavement. I have extensive experience and interest in working with couples and those with relationships struggles.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience counseling individuals, couples, and families. My approach is strength-based and psychodynamic. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness when appropriate. I work with those facing a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship/marital problems, divorce, fertility issues, postpartum depression, substance abuse, smoking cessation, concerns in the workplace and grief/bereavement. I have extensive experience and interest in working with couples and those with relationships struggles.
(516) 217-3646 View (516) 217-3646
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Dan McDermott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
These have been challenging times for many of us. Are you struggling feeling depressed or anxious? Have you or someone you love been struggling with substance use? Are you having difficulty in your relationships or just want to feel better about yourself? You're not alone. With over 25 years of experience facilitating group and individual therapy as a licensed social worker I believe I can help.
These have been challenging times for many of us. Are you struggling feeling depressed or anxious? Have you or someone you love been struggling with substance use? Are you having difficulty in your relationships or just want to feel better about yourself? You're not alone. With over 25 years of experience facilitating group and individual therapy as a licensed social worker I believe I can help.
(718) 957-8141 View (718) 957-8141
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Trisha Billard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
My approach is grounded in a deep appreciation and respect for each person's life journey and unique path toward healing, growth and wholeness. I take great care in fostering a safe, nonjudgmental, collaborative environment, with space to breathe and explore. When discomforting symptoms and difficult feelings arise, it is natural that we all want them to go away. But when we take a moment to slow down, to be peaceful and really listen, they are like honest friends helping us unfold what is wanting loving attention to grow. By listening closely together, we can get to the heart of your private struggles and engage your strengths.
My approach is grounded in a deep appreciation and respect for each person's life journey and unique path toward healing, growth and wholeness. I take great care in fostering a safe, nonjudgmental, collaborative environment, with space to breathe and explore. When discomforting symptoms and difficult feelings arise, it is natural that we all want them to go away. But when we take a moment to slow down, to be peaceful and really listen, they are like honest friends helping us unfold what is wanting loving attention to grow. By listening closely together, we can get to the heart of your private struggles and engage your strengths.
(516) 588-7559 View (516) 588-7559
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Frances Cohen Praver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
I am seeing patients on Skype, FaceTime, or phone at this time. As a clinical psychologist, relational psychoanlyst, and author my focus is on relationships with your unique self, intimate others, society, and me. Our work together in the here-and-now shows how earlier relationships and culture color your world. I work with real life experiences, wishes, and dreams. My goal is to help heal from prior hurt and to empower you to make change. The hope is for greater meaning, purpose, and love. The setting is serene and private. At all times, I provide utmost attention to your needs and desires. I aim to bring out the best in you.
I am seeing patients on Skype, FaceTime, or phone at this time. As a clinical psychologist, relational psychoanlyst, and author my focus is on relationships with your unique self, intimate others, society, and me. Our work together in the here-and-now shows how earlier relationships and culture color your world. I work with real life experiences, wishes, and dreams. My goal is to help heal from prior hurt and to empower you to make change. The hope is for greater meaning, purpose, and love. The setting is serene and private. At all times, I provide utmost attention to your needs and desires. I aim to bring out the best in you.
(516) 513-8458 View (516) 513-8458
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Lesley Whitman Stoller
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Your inner world is unique; the things that make you happy as well as those that make you feel unhappy. Navigating self, family, friendship, work and love gets complicated - this comes with the territory of being human. We strive to fulfill our personal and professional life-dreams but sometimes it feels impossible. I have learned that it is usually more possible than we think. My mindful psychoanalytic approach examines and reconciles our past and our present, ultimately helping us feel more free to create a new future through the discovery of our most authentic self.
Your inner world is unique; the things that make you happy as well as those that make you feel unhappy. Navigating self, family, friendship, work and love gets complicated - this comes with the territory of being human. We strive to fulfill our personal and professional life-dreams but sometimes it feels impossible. I have learned that it is usually more possible than we think. My mindful psychoanalytic approach examines and reconciles our past and our present, ultimately helping us feel more free to create a new future through the discovery of our most authentic self.
(718) 556-3003 View (718) 556-3003
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Caroline Exter
LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
As a therapist for Gen Z and Millennials, I love helping my clients live more enjoyable lives. I do this by integrating evidence-based practices with a person-centered approach, empowering my clients to discover their inner strengths. How would a focus on holistic well-being and personal growth change your life for the better? With a deep commitment to understanding individuals' unique experiences and a background as a registered yoga teacher, I create an empathetic space for exploration and healing.
As a therapist for Gen Z and Millennials, I love helping my clients live more enjoyable lives. I do this by integrating evidence-based practices with a person-centered approach, empowering my clients to discover their inner strengths. How would a focus on holistic well-being and personal growth change your life for the better? With a deep commitment to understanding individuals' unique experiences and a background as a registered yoga teacher, I create an empathetic space for exploration and healing.
(516) 226-9865 View (516) 226-9865
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Balance Mental Health Counseling, PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, PMHC
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
We have extensive experience counseling clients with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (Pregnancy and postpartum). We treat children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in working with women during the pregnancy and postpartum period. Motherhood expectations can be a heavy load. We utilize evidence-based therapies such as: Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Play therapy. We have a calm and fun approach to therapy.
We have extensive experience counseling clients with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (Pregnancy and postpartum). We treat children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in working with women during the pregnancy and postpartum period. Motherhood expectations can be a heavy load. We utilize evidence-based therapies such as: Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Play therapy. We have a calm and fun approach to therapy.
(516) 260-4325 View (516) 260-4325
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Iris Eplan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
I have a passion to serve and help others thrive emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Being in the healing field for many years as a yoga and meditation teacher, sound healer and counselor, I have worked with both groups and individuals to help them unlock their inherent potential and work through limiting beliefs. Specializing in adults, children and adolescent, clients with all different challenges can benefit. Using different modalities including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and other integrated approaches, clients are able to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Loving kindness is central!
I have a passion to serve and help others thrive emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Being in the healing field for many years as a yoga and meditation teacher, sound healer and counselor, I have worked with both groups and individuals to help them unlock their inherent potential and work through limiting beliefs. Specializing in adults, children and adolescent, clients with all different challenges can benefit. Using different modalities including CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and other integrated approaches, clients are able to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Loving kindness is central!
(631) 490-5857 View (631) 490-5857
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Tracy Johnson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
I am a New York State Licensed Psychologist & Certified NYS School Psychologist. I have worked in a variety of settings with a diverse population. My goal is to help people feel understood and empower them to create a healthy and enjoyable life. I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents (ages 11 to 18) and adults. I believe everyone's life story is precious and therapy is a journey of understanding one's experiences, in order to take control and achieve one's goals.
I am a New York State Licensed Psychologist & Certified NYS School Psychologist. I have worked in a variety of settings with a diverse population. My goal is to help people feel understood and empower them to create a healthy and enjoyable life. I have over 20 years of experience working with adolescents (ages 11 to 18) and adults. I believe everyone's life story is precious and therapy is a journey of understanding one's experiences, in order to take control and achieve one's goals.
(516) 789-3155 View (516) 789-3155
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Miyeong Kang
Licensed Psychoanalyst, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Sea Cliff, NY 11579  (Online Only)
(973) 615-5764 View (973) 615-5764

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Alyson Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Head, NY 11545
Choosing to see a therapist can be the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Do you find yourself struggling to create healthy relationships, feeling overwhelmed by life's pressures, or yearning to achieve a peaceful state of mind? Perhaps you feel weighted down by troubling past experiences that have created self-defeating patterns, and worry that you won't be able to break the cycle. With my help, you can overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, increase your ability to manage stress, free yourself from past burdens, and feel more in control of your own life's journey.
Choosing to see a therapist can be the first step towards a happier, more fulfilling life. Do you find yourself struggling to create healthy relationships, feeling overwhelmed by life's pressures, or yearning to achieve a peaceful state of mind? Perhaps you feel weighted down by troubling past experiences that have created self-defeating patterns, and worry that you won't be able to break the cycle. With my help, you can overcome obstacles to healthy relationships, increase your ability to manage stress, free yourself from past burdens, and feel more in control of your own life's journey.
(516) 271-3507 View (516) 271-3507
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Carolyn Carrano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glen Head, NY 11545
With over 25 years experience treating complex trauma, substance use disorders, eating disorders, working with adolescents and their families, and treating various mental health conditions, my approach is one where I will support and challenge you. I will help you find new ways to overcome your obstacles, enable you to increase your skills, and work with you so that you are able to make sound decisions. Together we will determine which treatment would work best for you. We will explore the barriers in the way of your emotional growth and discover how you can have a life worth living.
With over 25 years experience treating complex trauma, substance use disorders, eating disorders, working with adolescents and their families, and treating various mental health conditions, my approach is one where I will support and challenge you. I will help you find new ways to overcome your obstacles, enable you to increase your skills, and work with you so that you are able to make sound decisions. Together we will determine which treatment would work best for you. We will explore the barriers in the way of your emotional growth and discover how you can have a life worth living.
(516) 447-2816 View (516) 447-2816
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Carrie Fuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Glen Cove, NY 11542  (Online Only)
My special focus areas are Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Women's Issues, Bereavement and Grief, Trauma, and Attention Deficit Disorders. I have worked in my career with a diverse array of clients, different ages, life experiences, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I am skilled in individual, family and couples counseling.
My special focus areas are Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Women's Issues, Bereavement and Grief, Trauma, and Attention Deficit Disorders. I have worked in my career with a diverse array of clients, different ages, life experiences, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I am skilled in individual, family and couples counseling.
(347) 601-2351 View (347) 601-2351

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Sea Cliff, NY

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Sea Cliff, NY who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
76% Family Conflict
71% Grief
71% Self Esteem
59% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
45% Cigna and Evernorth
45% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Sea Cliff, NY see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Sea Cliff?

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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.