Therapists in Walton, NY

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Amy Meredith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walton, NY 13856
Now Accepting New Clients! I take a collaborative approach to therapy, my belief is that my role in therapy is to help join you in the process to help accomplish your goals. After receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. I gained experience in counseling in various settings which helps me meet you where you are at. I have been practicing counseling since 2016, with a specialty in addiction, problem gambling, trauma and women’s issues.
Now Accepting New Clients! I take a collaborative approach to therapy, my belief is that my role in therapy is to help join you in the process to help accomplish your goals. After receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. I gained experience in counseling in various settings which helps me meet you where you are at. I have been practicing counseling since 2016, with a specialty in addiction, problem gambling, trauma and women’s issues.
(607) 600-9594 View (607) 600-9594
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Neurodiversity In-Home Play Therapy & Psychosis
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
Walton, NY 13856
Not accepting new clients
If you’ve found me, you know how difficult it can be to seek answers in the areas of understanding the differences in communication, ways of learning, and social preferences for both neurodiverse children and their parents. You are most likely exhausted and eager to learn more about science-based resources to help your child reach success, as you haven’t been afforded effective parent management techniques or learned about the neurobiology of attachment. Developing co-regulation techniques is essential for calming the nervous system. These techniques guide families and improve family function. I am licensed in NY and VT.
If you’ve found me, you know how difficult it can be to seek answers in the areas of understanding the differences in communication, ways of learning, and social preferences for both neurodiverse children and their parents. You are most likely exhausted and eager to learn more about science-based resources to help your child reach success, as you haven’t been afforded effective parent management techniques or learned about the neurobiology of attachment. Developing co-regulation techniques is essential for calming the nervous system. These techniques guide families and improve family function. I am licensed in NY and VT.
(607) 235-2986 View (607) 235-2986
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Shawn Bubany
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Walton, NY 13856
We feel uncertain, afraid, and conflicted when going through hardship. And we often are self-critical at our low points, yet we all suffer in these ways. There are understandable reasons why we struggle that have nothing to do with our worth as people and everything to do with experiences we’ve had. Through no fault of our own, we internalize a lot of unhelpful stuff that we can carry with us. I believe that therapy at its best can help people break free from old emotions, habits, and stories that are not useful anymore. And I believe therapy has the potential to empower people to live more healthy, present, and authentic lives.
We feel uncertain, afraid, and conflicted when going through hardship. And we often are self-critical at our low points, yet we all suffer in these ways. There are understandable reasons why we struggle that have nothing to do with our worth as people and everything to do with experiences we’ve had. Through no fault of our own, we internalize a lot of unhelpful stuff that we can carry with us. I believe that therapy at its best can help people break free from old emotions, habits, and stories that are not useful anymore. And I believe therapy has the potential to empower people to live more healthy, present, and authentic lives.
(607) 862-5341 View (607) 862-5341
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Psychodynamic Relational Healing
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walton, NY 13856  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Gina. My experience is extensive in working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, postpartum, relational issues, stress & anger management, grief & loss, ADD, conflict with life direction & transitions. My approach is warm, empathetic and supportive. I am interactive and will give feedback, ask questions and also challenge you at times in areas to gain greater insight and growth. Asking for help can feel difficult, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming but you don’t have to do it alone! I am here to help you navigate these areas, grow and heal.
Hello my name is Gina. My experience is extensive in working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, postpartum, relational issues, stress & anger management, grief & loss, ADD, conflict with life direction & transitions. My approach is warm, empathetic and supportive. I am interactive and will give feedback, ask questions and also challenge you at times in areas to gain greater insight and growth. Asking for help can feel difficult, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming but you don’t have to do it alone! I am here to help you navigate these areas, grow and heal.
(631) 818-1223 View (631) 818-1223

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Somatic Spiritual Counseling - Emma Sartwell
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, CYT
Verified Verified
Hamden, NY 13782
SPIRITUALITY + THE NERVOUS SYSTEM | I take a mind-body-spirit approach to therapy. I believe we all have the innate capacity for healing, and by following the body's cues, it will show us how to do just that. I like to work with the nervous system: through big-T Traumas a little-t traumas, many of us are not as regulated as we could be. Reasons to work with me may include depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship difficulties, spiritual emergency, insomnia, trauma, autoimmune issues, self-esteem, clarity of purpose, and deepening connection to yourself.
SPIRITUALITY + THE NERVOUS SYSTEM | I take a mind-body-spirit approach to therapy. I believe we all have the innate capacity for healing, and by following the body's cues, it will show us how to do just that. I like to work with the nervous system: through big-T Traumas a little-t traumas, many of us are not as regulated as we could be. Reasons to work with me may include depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship difficulties, spiritual emergency, insomnia, trauma, autoimmune issues, self-esteem, clarity of purpose, and deepening connection to yourself.
(720) 897-3257 View (720) 897-3257

Online Therapists

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Ileanie Alifonso Belen
MA, MHC-LP, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Goshen, NY 10924
Ileanie is passionate about helping children, teens, adults, couples, and families to find wholeness. She desires to see people flourish in their purpose and identity, to see them grow in ways that bring fulfillment and clarity of who they are and who they can become. Ileanie values the intricate uniqueness of who people are and strives to come alongside them as they pursue their goals.
Ileanie is passionate about helping children, teens, adults, couples, and families to find wholeness. She desires to see people flourish in their purpose and identity, to see them grow in ways that bring fulfillment and clarity of who they are and who they can become. Ileanie values the intricate uniqueness of who people are and strives to come alongside them as they pursue their goals.
(862) 358-4027 View (862) 358-4027
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Kathryn Brondolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stony Point, NY 10980  (Online Only)
My name is Kathy Brondolo and I have been working as a Clinical Social Worker for 38+ years. My experience is in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups. Life can be very challenging, so my goal is to work together with you in order to manage these challenges. Treatment issues may include anxiety, depression ,school issues (including school refusal), parenting issues, peer relations, and transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as strength based practices. I have worked in both Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric Hospital and have received multiple trainings and certifications.
My name is Kathy Brondolo and I have been working as a Clinical Social Worker for 38+ years. My experience is in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and groups. Life can be very challenging, so my goal is to work together with you in order to manage these challenges. Treatment issues may include anxiety, depression ,school issues (including school refusal), parenting issues, peer relations, and transitions. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as strength based practices. I have worked in both Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatric Hospital and have received multiple trainings and certifications.
(845) 977-4184 View (845) 977-4184
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Robert Barash
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Jamesville, NY 13078  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. I am Dr. Robert Barash, a supportive, active and experienced, therapist with a good track record of helping individuals improve their adjustment and their circumstances. These are issues I commonly help people with: too much stress at home, school or work, relationship problems, breakups, social and or generalized anxiety, dealing with difficult family members or friends, career uncertainty, healing emotional wounds, and lifestyle planning for, and adjustment to, retirement.
Hello and welcome. I am Dr. Robert Barash, a supportive, active and experienced, therapist with a good track record of helping individuals improve their adjustment and their circumstances. These are issues I commonly help people with: too much stress at home, school or work, relationship problems, breakups, social and or generalized anxiety, dealing with difficult family members or friends, career uncertainty, healing emotional wounds, and lifestyle planning for, and adjustment to, retirement.
(315) 407-4260 View (315) 407-4260
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Eric Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13224  (Online Only)
Problems are part of being alive. Seeking help is a sign of being human. It is an act of caring and taking responsibility for your self. I provide professional and compassionate counseling and psychotherapy for adults age 40 and older, combining traditional and complementary interventions to address the holistic nature of healing and health.
Problems are part of being alive. Seeking help is a sign of being human. It is an act of caring and taking responsibility for your self. I provide professional and compassionate counseling and psychotherapy for adults age 40 and older, combining traditional and complementary interventions to address the holistic nature of healing and health.
(680) 208-2412 View (680) 208-2412
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Roksana Badruddoja
PhD
Verified Verified
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598  (Online Only)
Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Roksana Badruddoja. Family Constellation Therapy is a systemic psychospiritual therapeutic model that reveals the hidden intergenerational dynamics in a family/relationship/situation and the therapeutic approach works towards balancing/neutralizing/healing the system. Dr. Badruddoja has developed a distinctive interfaith/intercultural trauma liberation method—using family and national systems; phenomenology; existentialism; epigenetics and neuroplasticity; emotions; somatics; inner/outer childs; and genotraumagrams—known as Intergenerational Family Trauma Liberation Constellation or IF-TLC.
Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Roksana Badruddoja. Family Constellation Therapy is a systemic psychospiritual therapeutic model that reveals the hidden intergenerational dynamics in a family/relationship/situation and the therapeutic approach works towards balancing/neutralizing/healing the system. Dr. Badruddoja has developed a distinctive interfaith/intercultural trauma liberation method—using family and national systems; phenomenology; existentialism; epigenetics and neuroplasticity; emotions; somatics; inner/outer childs; and genotraumagrams—known as Intergenerational Family Trauma Liberation Constellation or IF-TLC.
(929) 335-7274 View (929) 335-7274
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Alice Chanthasensak
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Syracuse, NY 13057
You've got it together...mostly. You're a rock star at your job, you're amazing to your partner, and you love the heck out of your kids, so why does the little voice in your head STILL say "Not good enough"? You do ALL the things for everyone who needs you (because you definitely feel guilty if you don't), and on the days you're overwhelmed and running on fumes? You'll continue to push through, because saying "no" feels like letting someone down. You can't remember the last time you did something for yourself, since "self-care" sounds like selfish and "burn out" is something you passed miles ago.
You've got it together...mostly. You're a rock star at your job, you're amazing to your partner, and you love the heck out of your kids, so why does the little voice in your head STILL say "Not good enough"? You do ALL the things for everyone who needs you (because you definitely feel guilty if you don't), and on the days you're overwhelmed and running on fumes? You'll continue to push through, because saying "no" feels like letting someone down. You can't remember the last time you did something for yourself, since "self-care" sounds like selfish and "burn out" is something you passed miles ago.
(315) 737-4182 View (315) 737-4182
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Marjorie Scher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chappaqua, NY 10514
I am a highly experienced therapist who has worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with the cumulative toll of Covid-induced stress and anxiety in relationships, life transitions and families. I focus on helping you deepen your understanding of the issues facing you and gain control over troubling behaviors. I will work with you to explore the different options you have and find practical ways to decrease your conflict and build resilience. My goal is to work with you to create a safe space for you to grow, adapt and change.
I am a highly experienced therapist who has worked with individuals, couples and families dealing with the cumulative toll of Covid-induced stress and anxiety in relationships, life transitions and families. I focus on helping you deepen your understanding of the issues facing you and gain control over troubling behaviors. I will work with you to explore the different options you have and find practical ways to decrease your conflict and build resilience. My goal is to work with you to create a safe space for you to grow, adapt and change.
(631) 540-1680 View (631) 540-1680
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Fay M Aaronson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
Woodstock, NY 12498  (Online Only)
I am an experienced, holistic, nonjudgmental, and empathic therapist seeing clients via secure telehealth platform, even prior to Covid, in upstate/downstate NY. I am flexible and open to whatever you bring. Working in a responsive manner with teens, young adults, adults, individuals, couples, families/children, to assist with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, loss, lack confidence, illness, career coaching, relationships. Childrens' issues, school/peer problems. Incorporating calming/mindfulness/tools, if you wish, your choice and pace. Sliding scale fee and free consultation. Experienced School advocacy/needs, IEP/504.
I am an experienced, holistic, nonjudgmental, and empathic therapist seeing clients via secure telehealth platform, even prior to Covid, in upstate/downstate NY. I am flexible and open to whatever you bring. Working in a responsive manner with teens, young adults, adults, individuals, couples, families/children, to assist with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, trauma, loss, lack confidence, illness, career coaching, relationships. Childrens' issues, school/peer problems. Incorporating calming/mindfulness/tools, if you wish, your choice and pace. Sliding scale fee and free consultation. Experienced School advocacy/needs, IEP/504.
(929) 416-3145 View (929) 416-3145
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Dalton Jovan Alexis
MHC-LP, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Spring Valley, NY 10977  (Online Only)
Men need help too. Are you struggling with big transitions in your life? Having difficulty calming intense emotions or just struggling to navigate the day to day? Life can be filled with challenges and disappointments that impact our state of mind, (our brain?), and our capacity to manage everyday tasks. If this is you, I would love to help you learn ways to understand and cope with these big and challenging moments. Therapy is a healing process and together we can process emotions, create small, realistic changes, and help you become more confident in everyday life.
Men need help too. Are you struggling with big transitions in your life? Having difficulty calming intense emotions or just struggling to navigate the day to day? Life can be filled with challenges and disappointments that impact our state of mind, (our brain?), and our capacity to manage everyday tasks. If this is you, I would love to help you learn ways to understand and cope with these big and challenging moments. Therapy is a healing process and together we can process emotions, create small, realistic changes, and help you become more confident in everyday life.
(845) 415-7798 View (845) 415-7798
Thompson Counseling Services LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Paltz, NY 12561
We believe you are worthy of all you desire. It takes courage to examine your life, struggles, and identity on a deeper level in order to live in a way that makes you feel whole. Thompson Counseling Services was founded to help people find providers and not get stuck on a waiting list! Our experienced team will help you uncover the strength and motivation you need to make real change. Choosing a therapist that makes you feel seen, accepted and safe is key to getting the most out of therapy. Get the direction and support you need to make the changes you want.
We believe you are worthy of all you desire. It takes courage to examine your life, struggles, and identity on a deeper level in order to live in a way that makes you feel whole. Thompson Counseling Services was founded to help people find providers and not get stuck on a waiting list! Our experienced team will help you uncover the strength and motivation you need to make real change. Choosing a therapist that makes you feel seen, accepted and safe is key to getting the most out of therapy. Get the direction and support you need to make the changes you want.
(845) 203-9077 View (845) 203-9077
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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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Alaina Mormile
LCSW, Yoga
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12305  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling like your emotions are running your life? Do you long to connect to your inner wisdom? Do you want to feel confident in speaking your truth? Imagine . . . feeling calm and grounded when confronting difficult situations. Have a clear sense of what obstacles you are facing and how to address them. Use your inner wisdom to guide your decisions. Build on your strengths. Learn new ways to manage your emotions. Feel truly seen and heard in a non-judgmental space.
Are you tired of feeling like your emotions are running your life? Do you long to connect to your inner wisdom? Do you want to feel confident in speaking your truth? Imagine . . . feeling calm and grounded when confronting difficult situations. Have a clear sense of what obstacles you are facing and how to address them. Use your inner wisdom to guide your decisions. Build on your strengths. Learn new ways to manage your emotions. Feel truly seen and heard in a non-judgmental space.
(518) 634-6177 View (518) 634-6177
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Judy L Schultz
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Schenectady, NY 12309  (Online Only)
You can feel better! Life can be difficult and full of change and challenges. You may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or fearful. Even positive changes such as a new job, a baby or retirement can result in challenging feelings. As well, past losses and traumas can impinge on the present leaving you wondering why you feel upset and out of sorts.
You can feel better! Life can be difficult and full of change and challenges. You may be feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious or fearful. Even positive changes such as a new job, a baby or retirement can result in challenging feelings. As well, past losses and traumas can impinge on the present leaving you wondering why you feel upset and out of sorts.
(518) 255-7757 View (518) 255-7757
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Ben Sheff
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nyack, NY 10960
Our world is full of expectations—should and should nots, and prescribed definitions to make us fit existing molds. When our experience doesn’t match this template, we may feel depressed, anxious, or fragmented. My training is informed by Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma Informed Care. With sensitivity to the intersections of race, ethnicity, orientation, gender, social class, and ability, I utilize a systemic lens to affirm, heal, and collaborate with you to find greater personal happiness and relationship satisfaction.
Our world is full of expectations—should and should nots, and prescribed definitions to make us fit existing molds. When our experience doesn’t match this template, we may feel depressed, anxious, or fragmented. My training is informed by Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Trauma Informed Care. With sensitivity to the intersections of race, ethnicity, orientation, gender, social class, and ability, I utilize a systemic lens to affirm, heal, and collaborate with you to find greater personal happiness and relationship satisfaction.
(646) 859-5358 View (646) 859-5358
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Jessica Roman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clinton, NY 13323  (Online Only)
As a Bronx native, my commitment to supporting the wellness of underserved groups stems from my roots. The BIPOC community often faces disparities within our healthcare system and I am committed to providing quality, culturally competent care to survivors of trauma, race-based traumatic stress, those seeking to change generational patterns, those struggling to manage worries, fears and frustrations or those seeking self-awareness into their behavior patterns. My journey began as a NYC educator, where I developed a keen understanding of human learning and development and I continue to also support adolescence and fellow parents.
As a Bronx native, my commitment to supporting the wellness of underserved groups stems from my roots. The BIPOC community often faces disparities within our healthcare system and I am committed to providing quality, culturally competent care to survivors of trauma, race-based traumatic stress, those seeking to change generational patterns, those struggling to manage worries, fears and frustrations or those seeking self-awareness into their behavior patterns. My journey began as a NYC educator, where I developed a keen understanding of human learning and development and I continue to also support adolescence and fellow parents.
(315) 809-4022 View (315) 809-4022

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Walton, NY

< 10

Therapists in Walton, NY who prioritize treating:

100% Grief
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% ADHD
75% Parenting
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aetna
67% BlueCross and BlueShield
67% Oxford

How Therapists in Walton, NY see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Walton?

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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.