Therapists in Westhampton Beach, NY

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Maggie Bloomfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
I specialize in Substance Use Disorder, mood disorders, PTSD, and life crises, and treat individuals, over age 15, couples, and families, using client-centered talk therapy, CBT, and writing therapy. As Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) for 25 years,I worked and supervised inpatient and outpatient. and taught the CASAC curriculum at Marymount and CCNY. As LCSW, (Stony Brook, 1997 and Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health (PCMH), I have maintained a private practice for 27 years in Westhampton Beach, NY. My passion is to motivate and facilitate clients toward positive change.
I specialize in Substance Use Disorder, mood disorders, PTSD, and life crises, and treat individuals, over age 15, couples, and families, using client-centered talk therapy, CBT, and writing therapy. As Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) for 25 years,I worked and supervised inpatient and outpatient. and taught the CASAC curriculum at Marymount and CCNY. As LCSW, (Stony Brook, 1997 and Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health (PCMH), I have maintained a private practice for 27 years in Westhampton Beach, NY. My passion is to motivate and facilitate clients toward positive change.
(631) 714-2782 View (631) 714-2782
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Jenny Winters Ketner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Not accepting new clients
I am a firm believer that any person or couple can benefit greatly from therapy. There are those that are resistent to confronting their own issues, but my demeanor and personality helps put every patient at ease with themselves during their time with me.
I am a firm believer that any person or couple can benefit greatly from therapy. There are those that are resistent to confronting their own issues, but my demeanor and personality helps put every patient at ease with themselves during their time with me.
(631) 403-6028 View (631) 403-6028
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Mary Alyce Rogers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Liscensed Clinical Social Worker in practice for over 20 years. I love what I do, and I am grateful and humbled by every opportunity I have to work with a new client. This is truly my calling.I work with clients with so many different issues, it would be difficult to list them all here. What my clients have in common, and what I admire most, is their courage in taking the first step toward change, and ultimately a better, more fulfilling life.
Hi! Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. I am a Liscensed Clinical Social Worker in practice for over 20 years. I love what I do, and I am grateful and humbled by every opportunity I have to work with a new client. This is truly my calling.I work with clients with so many different issues, it would be difficult to list them all here. What my clients have in common, and what I admire most, is their courage in taking the first step toward change, and ultimately a better, more fulfilling life.
(631) 527-3623 View (631) 527-3623
Claire L Olsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, NCACII, ACSW
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978  (Online Only)
As a passionate and experienced therapist of over 35 years, Claire continues to be inspired by each of her clients. Claire works with grief/bereavement, spiritual exploration, trauma, depression, anxiety, co-dependency, stress management and "finding your direction" during life transitions. Claire has a specialized expertise in substance use disorders and is well versed in all pathways to recovery, whether it be for yourself or a loved one. She believes in addressing underlying issues to gain insight into patterns of thoughts and behaviors and implementing proven strategies to develop healthy coping skills.
As a passionate and experienced therapist of over 35 years, Claire continues to be inspired by each of her clients. Claire works with grief/bereavement, spiritual exploration, trauma, depression, anxiety, co-dependency, stress management and "finding your direction" during life transitions. Claire has a specialized expertise in substance use disorders and is well versed in all pathways to recovery, whether it be for yourself or a loved one. She believes in addressing underlying issues to gain insight into patterns of thoughts and behaviors and implementing proven strategies to develop healthy coping skills.
(631) 336-9990 View (631) 336-9990
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New Hope Rising Therapy and Wellness Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
At New Hope Rising Therapy and Wellness Center, our compassionate, experienced licensed therapists offer an integrative and evidenced based approach to psychotherapy for adults, teens, children, couples and families. Through a therapeutic process, our therapists work together with you to help you discover how to nurture the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of your wellbeing. We view therapy as a collaborative experience where the therapist and client work as a team to decide together what the goals will be and what actions to take.
At New Hope Rising Therapy and Wellness Center, our compassionate, experienced licensed therapists offer an integrative and evidenced based approach to psychotherapy for adults, teens, children, couples and families. Through a therapeutic process, our therapists work together with you to help you discover how to nurture the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual aspects of your wellbeing. We view therapy as a collaborative experience where the therapist and client work as a team to decide together what the goals will be and what actions to take.
(631) 336-9990 View (631) 336-9990
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Candice Baugh
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Do you become easily distracted and have difficulty completing important projects? Have you ever been diagnosed with ADHD or think you may have it? Do impulsivity and intense emotional reactions disrupt your relationships? Do you feel indecisive about your life direction and feel frustrated that you are not reaching your potential? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you clicked on the right profile. My name is Candice Baugh. I help ambitious adolescents and adults with ADHD reset and get their lives on track.
Do you become easily distracted and have difficulty completing important projects? Have you ever been diagnosed with ADHD or think you may have it? Do impulsivity and intense emotional reactions disrupt your relationships? Do you feel indecisive about your life direction and feel frustrated that you are not reaching your potential? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you clicked on the right profile. My name is Candice Baugh. I help ambitious adolescents and adults with ADHD reset and get their lives on track.
(631) 925-2078 View (631) 925-2078
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Gabrielle Ibraham
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC-T
Verified
3 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978  (Online Only)
Are you ready to embark on a process of self-reconstruction? I provide treatment to those with unresolved emotional wounds from childhood. I will assist in highlighting patterns with you so that we can piece together aspects of your life. When gaining insight and raising awareness, we can identify the root of distress and begin the path of inner child healing.
Are you ready to embark on a process of self-reconstruction? I provide treatment to those with unresolved emotional wounds from childhood. I will assist in highlighting patterns with you so that we can piece together aspects of your life. When gaining insight and raising awareness, we can identify the root of distress and begin the path of inner child healing.
(631) 856-1764 View (631) 856-1764
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Kim Galway
Art Therapist, MA, LCAT, RDT-BCT
2 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
I have 25+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a creative, eclectic approach to help my clients gain a better understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and actions, help them through difficult periods, discover coping skills, and achieve a deeper satisfaction with their lives. I work with anxiety, anger, depression, bereavement, self-esteem and family issues. I am a licensed creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist, and certified counselor, and draw from CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic theories to inform my practice. In addition, I offer college counseling as an IEC.
I have 25+ years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I use a creative, eclectic approach to help my clients gain a better understanding of their thoughts, emotions, and actions, help them through difficult periods, discover coping skills, and achieve a deeper satisfaction with their lives. I work with anxiety, anger, depression, bereavement, self-esteem and family issues. I am a licensed creative arts therapist, registered drama therapist, and certified counselor, and draw from CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic theories to inform my practice. In addition, I offer college counseling as an IEC.
(917) 746-8554 View (917) 746-8554
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Mara Baldwin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York with experience working with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, family and relationship issues, identity, stress, and life transitions. My prior experience includes working with young adults within college counseling centers at NYU, Pratt Institute and Suffolk County Community College. I am also experienced working with seniors, veterans and military families.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York with experience working with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, family and relationship issues, identity, stress, and life transitions. My prior experience includes working with young adults within college counseling centers at NYU, Pratt Institute and Suffolk County Community College. I am also experienced working with seniors, veterans and military families.
(631) 910-6081 View (631) 910-6081
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Tegan Hulse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Welcome! My clinical experience is in providing individual, group and family therapy. I am consistently motivated by my work and seek to aid you through self-exploration and resilience. I recognize the importance of self-advocacy and meeting individuals where they are at in their process. As a therapist, I create a safe, trusting space- utilizing a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to ensure clients feel understood as they build clarity, confidence, motivation, and direction. I use a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques.
Welcome! My clinical experience is in providing individual, group and family therapy. I am consistently motivated by my work and seek to aid you through self-exploration and resilience. I recognize the importance of self-advocacy and meeting individuals where they are at in their process. As a therapist, I create a safe, trusting space- utilizing a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to ensure clients feel understood as they build clarity, confidence, motivation, and direction. I use a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques.
(631) 336-9990 View (631) 336-9990
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Joan Stong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Joan has worked in many areas of the behavioral health field giving her the unique ability to work and connect with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, backgrounds and life experiences. She has extensive experience working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict mediation and resolution, grief/loss, couples, stress management, work/school-related pressures and the LGTBQ+ community. One of Joan’s specialties is working with adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) and individuals with substance use disorders and their families, recognizing the impact that addiction has on the entire family dynamic.
Joan has worked in many areas of the behavioral health field giving her the unique ability to work and connect with individuals, couples, and families of all ages, backgrounds and life experiences. She has extensive experience working with those experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict mediation and resolution, grief/loss, couples, stress management, work/school-related pressures and the LGTBQ+ community. One of Joan’s specialties is working with adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) and individuals with substance use disorders and their families, recognizing the impact that addiction has on the entire family dynamic.
(631) 336-9990 View (631) 336-9990
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Barry Winkler
Psychologist, JD, PsyD
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Life is often stressful, now so more than ever. The decision to begin therapy is a positive step, but finding the right therapist can be difficult. While we all seek to uncover and understand the sources of our problems, we also need concrete ideas for how to improve our lives. At various times in life we experience different issues, including anxiety, depression, damaged relationships, or a loss of direction. I utilize a flexible, integrative and interactive approach that is tailored to the client’s individual needs, goals, and expectations, and focuses on solutions.
Life is often stressful, now so more than ever. The decision to begin therapy is a positive step, but finding the right therapist can be difficult. While we all seek to uncover and understand the sources of our problems, we also need concrete ideas for how to improve our lives. At various times in life we experience different issues, including anxiety, depression, damaged relationships, or a loss of direction. I utilize a flexible, integrative and interactive approach that is tailored to the client’s individual needs, goals, and expectations, and focuses on solutions.
(646) 978-9345 View (646) 978-9345
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Mike DiForti
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
With over 12 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples, Mike focuses on a person’s strengths with compassion, empathy, and above all hearing the person as an individual. His area of focus includes those struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), relationship and family conflict, bereavement, personal growth, stress reduction and managing life transitions. Additionally, Mike has developed a special niche over the years in working with couples, young adults and middle aged adults navigating life transitions that take many forms and the LGBTQ+ community.
With over 12 years of experience working with adolescents, adults and couples, Mike focuses on a person’s strengths with compassion, empathy, and above all hearing the person as an individual. His area of focus includes those struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), relationship and family conflict, bereavement, personal growth, stress reduction and managing life transitions. Additionally, Mike has developed a special niche over the years in working with couples, young adults and middle aged adults navigating life transitions that take many forms and the LGBTQ+ community.
(631) 336-9990 View (631) 336-9990
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Genie Portillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LCDC, CCTP, EMDR, CTMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Life situations can often burden us leaving us feeling overwhelmed and hopeless which can contribute to increased anxiety and disturbance in sleeping patterns. My specialty revolves around individual and family systems therapy which includes a unique approach to couples therapy (marriage counseling), life transitions, children, adolesecents and family of origin issues. Through my continuing post graduate training I have developed a behavioral, relational, and psychdynamic psychotheraputic approach to assist in allivating these patterns by enhancing communication styles, negotiating skills and problem solving techniques.
Life situations can often burden us leaving us feeling overwhelmed and hopeless which can contribute to increased anxiety and disturbance in sleeping patterns. My specialty revolves around individual and family systems therapy which includes a unique approach to couples therapy (marriage counseling), life transitions, children, adolesecents and family of origin issues. Through my continuing post graduate training I have developed a behavioral, relational, and psychdynamic psychotheraputic approach to assist in allivating these patterns by enhancing communication styles, negotiating skills and problem solving techniques.
(631) 386-8082 View (631) 386-8082
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Paul Alexander Klincewicz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Paul is a seasoned therapist with 35 years of experience in the behavioral health field with a specialization in grief and loss. Having worked in private practice for over 25 years, he is practical and compassionate as he guides you to navigate solutions and insights. Paul has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, lack of direction, relational issues, illness and life transitions. Paul has dedicated his life to helping others improve their lives and considers it to be a privilege to be invited into his client’s inner lives and to accompany them on their journey through healing, change and self-empowerment.
Paul is a seasoned therapist with 35 years of experience in the behavioral health field with a specialization in grief and loss. Having worked in private practice for over 25 years, he is practical and compassionate as he guides you to navigate solutions and insights. Paul has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, lack of direction, relational issues, illness and life transitions. Paul has dedicated his life to helping others improve their lives and considers it to be a privilege to be invited into his client’s inner lives and to accompany them on their journey through healing, change and self-empowerment.
(631) 336-9990 View (631) 336-9990
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Charlene E. McAleavey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , CASAC
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Through my compassionate, highly supportive, solution-focused style, I help people with mental health issues and/or addictive behaviors achieve their goals. I take a holistic approach to healing and wellness and believe that each client requires a unique, person-centered treatment.
Through my compassionate, highly supportive, solution-focused style, I help people with mental health issues and/or addictive behaviors achieve their goals. I take a holistic approach to healing and wellness and believe that each client requires a unique, person-centered treatment.
(631) 309-2990 View (631) 309-2990
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Albert R O'Connell III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC, CHT
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
The fact that you're reading this means that you are interested in change. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Addictions Specialist & Certified Hypnotherapist I offer a Solution Focused Short Term approach to therapy. With over 30 years experience I have helped many individuals make the positive modifications to their attitudes, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors to drastically improve the quality of their lives. Through individualized treatment plans and combined therapies designed specifically to unlock the potential and power of the " subconscious mind". Think about what it would be like to be the best version of yourself.
The fact that you're reading this means that you are interested in change. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Addictions Specialist & Certified Hypnotherapist I offer a Solution Focused Short Term approach to therapy. With over 30 years experience I have helped many individuals make the positive modifications to their attitudes, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors to drastically improve the quality of their lives. Through individualized treatment plans and combined therapies designed specifically to unlock the potential and power of the " subconscious mind". Think about what it would be like to be the best version of yourself.
(631) 239-7621 View (631) 239-7621
Alisa Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
Not accepting new clients
Thank you for viewing my profile! Taking the first step and contacting a therapist can be intimidating and takes courage. Therapy looks different for every person, couple, or family seeking treatment. I am an experienced, skilled, caring therapist who works with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.I strive to meet people where they are at, from a non-judementaly standpoint. I believe that all people have a right to determine their own path to fulfillment and it is a great priviledge and responsibility of mine to help.
Thank you for viewing my profile! Taking the first step and contacting a therapist can be intimidating and takes courage. Therapy looks different for every person, couple, or family seeking treatment. I am an experienced, skilled, caring therapist who works with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families.I strive to meet people where they are at, from a non-judementaly standpoint. I believe that all people have a right to determine their own path to fulfillment and it is a great priviledge and responsibility of mine to help.
(631) 593-4384 View (631) 593-4384
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Kyle Lynch
LP-MHC
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
I have a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and I am registered with NY State as a Limited Permit Mental Health Counselor. My focus is on anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, finding one's path in life, and daily life stressors. I will help you determine your therapeutic goals and guide you toward those goals by guiding you deeper into yourself. I am an open-hearted and open-minded individual who believes there is more behind the scenes of life than we can possibly imagine. This belief has inspired me to learn and implement other healing modalities such as Reiki, and Shamanic Energy Healing.
I have a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and I am registered with NY State as a Limited Permit Mental Health Counselor. My focus is on anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, finding one's path in life, and daily life stressors. I will help you determine your therapeutic goals and guide you toward those goals by guiding you deeper into yourself. I am an open-hearted and open-minded individual who believes there is more behind the scenes of life than we can possibly imagine. This belief has inspired me to learn and implement other healing modalities such as Reiki, and Shamanic Energy Healing.
(631) 212-0403 View (631) 212-0403
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Jill Abramson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, CSAT
Verified
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978  (Online Only)
With over 25 years of experience, my specialty areas include couples therapy, infidelity, partners of sex addicts, substance abuse and recovery, sex addiction, individual therapy for anxiety, depression, EMDR trauma resolution DWI assessments, loss, bereavement and life coaching through difficult situations. I am extensively trained in a number of relationship therapy modalities and trauma resolution with the ability to use a wide range of therapy interventions to help you.
With over 25 years of experience, my specialty areas include couples therapy, infidelity, partners of sex addicts, substance abuse and recovery, sex addiction, individual therapy for anxiety, depression, EMDR trauma resolution DWI assessments, loss, bereavement and life coaching through difficult situations. I am extensively trained in a number of relationship therapy modalities and trauma resolution with the ability to use a wide range of therapy interventions to help you.
(917) 983-1360 View (917) 983-1360

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Number of Therapists in Westhampton Beach, NY

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Westhampton Beach, NY who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
92% Depression
86% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

22 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Oxford
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

How Therapists in Westhampton Beach, NY see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Westhampton Beach?

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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.