Therapists in Snyder, NY

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Michael Schoenwetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Snyder, NY 14226
Therapy is a time to reflect on, and adjust to, life issues. It's a time to explore how your thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world color your emotional experiences today. Some people know exactly what they need, while others need to gently explore the cause and meaning of their discomfort and emotional pain. My task is to match what I do to this need and serve as a guide along the way. I have been in practice for over 25 years assisting individuals, groups, and families with all manner of behavioral health, relationship, and life problems.
Therapy is a time to reflect on, and adjust to, life issues. It's a time to explore how your thoughts and beliefs about yourself and the world color your emotional experiences today. Some people know exactly what they need, while others need to gently explore the cause and meaning of their discomfort and emotional pain. My task is to match what I do to this need and serve as a guide along the way. I have been in practice for over 25 years assisting individuals, groups, and families with all manner of behavioral health, relationship, and life problems.
(716) 608-3350 View (716) 608-3350
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Deanna DeAngelis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Snyder, NY 14226  (Online Only)
LCSW located in Williamsville, NY and accepting new clients. I find it truly rewarding to be able to offer compassion and counsel to those in need. If you are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, or any kind of life stress, I will provide the therapeutic framework for you to find your way to your best self.
LCSW located in Williamsville, NY and accepting new clients. I find it truly rewarding to be able to offer compassion and counsel to those in need. If you are struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, parenting, or any kind of life stress, I will provide the therapeutic framework for you to find your way to your best self.
(716) 989-6807 View (716) 989-6807
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WNY Holistic Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Snyder, NY 14226
Life can often be challenging. You may feel you've gotten "off track" and need some direction. You may be overwhelmed with things and don't know what to do or how to make it better. It may be starting to affect your relationships, and you don't know how to stop it. You may be wondering what's wrong with you and why this keeps happening, or whether you're depressed. Perhaps you're having panic attacks that come out of nowhere. Or maybe you seem to have developed social anxiety. Perhaps you just don't feel like yourself or aren't content with your life. You want things to be different, you just don't know how to make that happen. You might be wondering whether you're always going to feel this way. You've got a lot going for you, you've accomplished quite a bit, but it still feels like there's something missing. You're not sure what else to do. Most of us feel this way at some point in our lives. Especially when trying to handle the stress of life, relationships and the impact of certain events all at once.
Life can often be challenging. You may feel you've gotten "off track" and need some direction. You may be overwhelmed with things and don't know what to do or how to make it better. It may be starting to affect your relationships, and you don't know how to stop it. You may be wondering what's wrong with you and why this keeps happening, or whether you're depressed. Perhaps you're having panic attacks that come out of nowhere. Or maybe you seem to have developed social anxiety. Perhaps you just don't feel like yourself or aren't content with your life. You want things to be different, you just don't know how to make that happen. You might be wondering whether you're always going to feel this way. You've got a lot going for you, you've accomplished quite a bit, but it still feels like there's something missing. You're not sure what else to do. Most of us feel this way at some point in our lives. Especially when trying to handle the stress of life, relationships and the impact of certain events all at once.
(716) 271-0563 View (716) 271-0563
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Lauren Alexandra Kranz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Snyder, NY 14226
Hi! I’m Lauren. I’ve been practicing therapy for over 14 years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients. Seeing the growth and awareness that happens in this process is truly remarkable and rewarding for everyone involved. My clients most often come to therapy repeating patterns that they realize are no longer working for them. Both individually and in relationships. My job is to help you identify patterns, to better understand yourself and to give you ways to adjust while staying true to who you are. There are a variety of ways to do this, and each session is geared exactly to your needs.
Hi! I’m Lauren. I’ve been practicing therapy for over 14 years and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with so many amazing clients. Seeing the growth and awareness that happens in this process is truly remarkable and rewarding for everyone involved. My clients most often come to therapy repeating patterns that they realize are no longer working for them. Both individually and in relationships. My job is to help you identify patterns, to better understand yourself and to give you ways to adjust while staying true to who you are. There are a variety of ways to do this, and each session is geared exactly to your needs.
(716) 281-1829 View (716) 281-1829
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Dr. Kathryn (Katie) Diebold
Licensed Master Social Worker, DSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Snyder, NY 14226
NOT Currently Accepting New Clients. Are you feeling stuck or unable to move on from events that happened in your past? Do you feel like you keep repeating the same cycles over and over again? I have worked with many clients from diverse backgrounds to move forward from past traumas and to find peace. I serve as a guide to help clients navigate their own unique road to healing and truth through the use of EMDR, an evidence based intervention for trauma. I am a licensed social worker with over 15 years of human service experience and I have a doctorate degree in social work. I also use humor and laughter to bring joy to our sessions.
NOT Currently Accepting New Clients. Are you feeling stuck or unable to move on from events that happened in your past? Do you feel like you keep repeating the same cycles over and over again? I have worked with many clients from diverse backgrounds to move forward from past traumas and to find peace. I serve as a guide to help clients navigate their own unique road to healing and truth through the use of EMDR, an evidence based intervention for trauma. I am a licensed social worker with over 15 years of human service experience and I have a doctorate degree in social work. I also use humor and laughter to bring joy to our sessions.
(716) 321-5392 View (716) 321-5392
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Anthony Lobuzzetta
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Snyder, NY 14226
Everyone deserves someone in their life whom they can trust. You deserve to be heard, and to have someone in your life that is actually listening. My goal is to be that person for my clients. Through a therapeutic relationship grounded in empathy and genuineness, we can work together to give you the power to tackle the issues most concerning you. By using cognitive-behavioral skills and mindfulness techniques, my goal is to expose my clients to the value of self-worth, the importance of nurturing one’s self-worth, and ultimately crafting a more optimistic version of one's self and their future.
Everyone deserves someone in their life whom they can trust. You deserve to be heard, and to have someone in your life that is actually listening. My goal is to be that person for my clients. Through a therapeutic relationship grounded in empathy and genuineness, we can work together to give you the power to tackle the issues most concerning you. By using cognitive-behavioral skills and mindfulness techniques, my goal is to expose my clients to the value of self-worth, the importance of nurturing one’s self-worth, and ultimately crafting a more optimistic version of one's self and their future.
(716) 412-2064 View (716) 412-2064
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Madeline Ryan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Snyder, NY 14215
Emily Dickinson’s poem “Not in Vain”, hung on my wall growing up and I often think its essence seeped into my being. She wrote, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain”. As therapists, we choose to work within the world of emotions and behaviors, learning healthy techniques to bring balance to our mind, body, and spirit. Counseling is a judgement free setting, with an objective listener; where everyone is welcome and can be supported.
Emily Dickinson’s poem “Not in Vain”, hung on my wall growing up and I often think its essence seeped into my being. She wrote, “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain”. As therapists, we choose to work within the world of emotions and behaviors, learning healthy techniques to bring balance to our mind, body, and spirit. Counseling is a judgement free setting, with an objective listener; where everyone is welcome and can be supported.
(716) 589-4446 View (716) 589-4446
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Amanda R. Radley
LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Snyder, NY 14226
Perhaps you are going through a transition or tying to cope with hard things that have happened. You have tried everything you can think of to try to feel better and it is just not working. Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling Stuck? Is your mind racing? Are you living life with intention or just going through the motions? Well, if you have experienced any of these thoughts you may be saying that "something has to change" and are looking for healthier ways to cope.
Perhaps you are going through a transition or tying to cope with hard things that have happened. You have tried everything you can think of to try to feel better and it is just not working. Feeling overwhelmed? Feeling Stuck? Is your mind racing? Are you living life with intention or just going through the motions? Well, if you have experienced any of these thoughts you may be saying that "something has to change" and are looking for healthier ways to cope.
(716) 219-3091 View (716) 219-3091
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Cia Lambert-Coleman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Snyder, NY 14226
When life becomes challenging, we look for the light at the end of the tunnel. The light appears far, and we don't believe we can make it. With the help of therapy, the journey becomes bearable.
When life becomes challenging, we look for the light at the end of the tunnel. The light appears far, and we don't believe we can make it. With the help of therapy, the journey becomes bearable.
(716) 869-6783 View (716) 869-6783

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Erica Kuyoro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCISM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheektowaga, NY 14215
Life can be a turbulent journey, full of twists and turns. It is helpful to have someone to talk things out, someone who can offer empathy and help figure out solutions. I am excited to be a safe person in your life, to figure out life’s biggest ups and downs. Seeking therapy and asking for help is a big step, and I respect your investing in your own future. I applaud you for starting your therapeutic journey. I look forward to offering you a safe place to discuss life’s biggest challenges. Together, we will work to discover the best tools for you to create new paths forward.
Life can be a turbulent journey, full of twists and turns. It is helpful to have someone to talk things out, someone who can offer empathy and help figure out solutions. I am excited to be a safe person in your life, to figure out life’s biggest ups and downs. Seeking therapy and asking for help is a big step, and I respect your investing in your own future. I applaud you for starting your therapeutic journey. I look forward to offering you a safe place to discuss life’s biggest challenges. Together, we will work to discover the best tools for you to create new paths forward.
(716) 356-3919 View (716) 356-3919
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Breana Jones
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14223
“Empowerment cannot exist without accountability.” When we reclaim our story we take back our power, we begin to heal and transform the narrative. I would love to be part of reshaping your story into one that is worthy of you. I am a licensed mental health counselor with experience: treating depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma. As a Black woman, I am aware of the emotional distress caused by systematic oppression often inflicted on people of color and oppressed groups: I address these experiences with compassion, sensitivity and honesty in session.
“Empowerment cannot exist without accountability.” When we reclaim our story we take back our power, we begin to heal and transform the narrative. I would love to be part of reshaping your story into one that is worthy of you. I am a licensed mental health counselor with experience: treating depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and trauma. As a Black woman, I am aware of the emotional distress caused by systematic oppression often inflicted on people of color and oppressed groups: I address these experiences with compassion, sensitivity and honesty in session.
(716) 249-6272 View (716) 249-6272
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Linda Rumbold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14226  (Online Only)
Hello! I look forward to working with you. I established a private practice in January, 2022 after teletherapy proved to be such an important mode of treatment. I take a holistic approach in developing a relationship with each client and I am careful to consider the 4 components of their well-being; the physical, the emotional, the psychological and the spiritual. I offer a straight forward, down to earth approach to motivate my clients to challenge their belief systems and to develop healthier coping strategies for life change. I can help you develop communication skills, set boundaries in relationships and live your best life.
Hello! I look forward to working with you. I established a private practice in January, 2022 after teletherapy proved to be such an important mode of treatment. I take a holistic approach in developing a relationship with each client and I am careful to consider the 4 components of their well-being; the physical, the emotional, the psychological and the spiritual. I offer a straight forward, down to earth approach to motivate my clients to challenge their belief systems and to develop healthier coping strategies for life change. I can help you develop communication skills, set boundaries in relationships and live your best life.
(716) 355-0752 View (716) 355-0752
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Sally Fries
MS, MHC-P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14226
I am seeking individual clients who are looking to address sex and sexuality-related concerns. I provide a non-judgmental, sex-positive environment in which my clients and I can seek deeper understanding of their sexuality and barriers to experiencing a sense of sexual wholeness. I also work with clients who struggle with emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life changes. If you are looking to make changes and need support, I can help.
I am seeking individual clients who are looking to address sex and sexuality-related concerns. I provide a non-judgmental, sex-positive environment in which my clients and I can seek deeper understanding of their sexuality and barriers to experiencing a sense of sexual wholeness. I also work with clients who struggle with emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life changes. If you are looking to make changes and need support, I can help.
(716) 320-9352 View (716) 320-9352
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Natalie J. Fraize
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14226  (Online Only)
Do you feel that you have exhausted your resources in search of treatment for bothersome mental and physical symptoms that are impacting your life? Are you ready to start experiencing life? Take a breath and imagine what you would feel like if you got relief. What would it be like to be present with your loved ones, taking in each moment. You’ve shown courage by exploring counseling despite the exhaustion you may feel. I would like to invite you to read more about my services. Please contact me with any questions and to consult about how we can work together using your strengths and values so that you can begin living life fully.
Do you feel that you have exhausted your resources in search of treatment for bothersome mental and physical symptoms that are impacting your life? Are you ready to start experiencing life? Take a breath and imagine what you would feel like if you got relief. What would it be like to be present with your loved ones, taking in each moment. You’ve shown courage by exploring counseling despite the exhaustion you may feel. I would like to invite you to read more about my services. Please contact me with any questions and to consult about how we can work together using your strengths and values so that you can begin living life fully.
(716) 261-2589 View (716) 261-2589
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Brenden Readett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Williamsville, NY 14221
Many of us have been led to believe that coping is the best we can do. But sometimes our symptoms are really just messages that we aren't quite getting. Skill development is always important but real freedom and wholeness often requires an even deeper process of healing and integration. My favorite clients are committed to getting to the root of things and growing through whatever roadblocks are keeping them from their best lives. Even people who are already on a growth path sometimes find themselves running into the same issues over and over again and decide it's time for a deeper look.
Many of us have been led to believe that coping is the best we can do. But sometimes our symptoms are really just messages that we aren't quite getting. Skill development is always important but real freedom and wholeness often requires an even deeper process of healing and integration. My favorite clients are committed to getting to the root of things and growing through whatever roadblocks are keeping them from their best lives. Even people who are already on a growth path sometimes find themselves running into the same issues over and over again and decide it's time for a deeper look.
(716) 221-6781 x213 View (716) 221-6781 x213
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Virronica Dixson
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Amherst, NY 14226
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that everyone has a purpose. A greatness that is held within them, designed to change the world for the better. In life, we face challenges that sometimes cause us to become forgetful of our power, whether it is within the confines of a romantic relationship or the one of the pinnacles of personal growth.
I believe that everyone has a purpose. A greatness that is held within them, designed to change the world for the better. In life, we face challenges that sometimes cause us to become forgetful of our power, whether it is within the confines of a romantic relationship or the one of the pinnacles of personal growth.
(716) 466-5767 View (716) 466-5767
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Shurmatz Counseling LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Not accepting new clients
Whether you’re new here or this isn’t your first time around, the hardest part is always getting started and finding a therapist who is the right fit. I do my best to offer an accepting, empathetic, honest, and collaborative partnership – usually paired with a level of humor and humility.
Whether you’re new here or this isn’t your first time around, the hardest part is always getting started and finding a therapist who is the right fit. I do my best to offer an accepting, empathetic, honest, and collaborative partnership – usually paired with a level of humor and humility.
(716) 454-3711 x30 View (716) 454-3711 x30
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Alia Healy Cross
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14216
Due to licensing rules, I can only see New York clients! I am empathetic when working with diverse, adult populations facing situational & mental health challenges. I've been on both sides of "the therapy couch" as a Survivor with Bipolar I Disorder & as a counselor. I completed my internship assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence & have a great deal of knowledge about Healthy Relationships vs Unhealthy ones. I'm comfortable helping folks facing anxiety, depression, psychosis & trauma. I can assist in clarifying achievable goals & I can build trust. It's an honor to be able to help others navigate the curveballs life will throw!
Due to licensing rules, I can only see New York clients! I am empathetic when working with diverse, adult populations facing situational & mental health challenges. I've been on both sides of "the therapy couch" as a Survivor with Bipolar I Disorder & as a counselor. I completed my internship assisting Survivors of Domestic Violence & have a great deal of knowledge about Healthy Relationships vs Unhealthy ones. I'm comfortable helping folks facing anxiety, depression, psychosis & trauma. I can assist in clarifying achievable goals & I can build trust. It's an honor to be able to help others navigate the curveballs life will throw!
(716) 458-7887 View (716) 458-7887
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Alyssa Kaczor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14223
I feel comfortable with, have experience with and am adept at treating adults. I offer 1:1 in person and telehealth sessions. I have experience helping resolve specific concerns such as anxiety, depression, obsessions, focus/concentration issues, panic, difficulty sleeping and so much more. I can also take a family approach, helping resolve conflict within the family, behavior issues in school and most other relational issues.
I feel comfortable with, have experience with and am adept at treating adults. I offer 1:1 in person and telehealth sessions. I have experience helping resolve specific concerns such as anxiety, depression, obsessions, focus/concentration issues, panic, difficulty sleeping and so much more. I can also take a family approach, helping resolve conflict within the family, behavior issues in school and most other relational issues.
(716) 222-8840 View (716) 222-8840
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Christine Hines
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CASAC-T
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14225
I am so glad you found me! Please come as you are with your scars and flaws, hopes and dreams, laughter and screams. Taking the first step to choose therapy takes strength and I am proud of you for getting started! What courage you have displayed by going against the safety of your boundaries, fighting your fears and exposing yourself. I help people change their narrative, thoughts, emotions and behaviors related to internal struggles and pain. I will gladly take that walk and journey with you, in hopes to improve coping strategies and put the discomfort in a better context.
I am so glad you found me! Please come as you are with your scars and flaws, hopes and dreams, laughter and screams. Taking the first step to choose therapy takes strength and I am proud of you for getting started! What courage you have displayed by going against the safety of your boundaries, fighting your fears and exposing yourself. I help people change their narrative, thoughts, emotions and behaviors related to internal struggles and pain. I will gladly take that walk and journey with you, in hopes to improve coping strategies and put the discomfort in a better context.
(716) 458-0031 View (716) 458-0031

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Snyder, NY

< 10

Therapists in Snyder, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
67% Peer Relationships
67% Coping Skills
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Independent Health
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Univera

How Therapists in Snyder, NY see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Snyder?

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.