Therapists in Ambler, PA

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Robert T Tierney
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
My career has been spent in treating persons experiencing eating and substance use disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, Career Difficulties, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Divorce, OCD, Panic Attacks, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Grief, Social Anxiety, along with any other condition that has these ingredients present.
My career has been spent in treating persons experiencing eating and substance use disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, Career Difficulties, Agoraphobia, Anger Management, Divorce, OCD, Panic Attacks, Self Esteem, Social Anxiety, Grief, Social Anxiety, along with any other condition that has these ingredients present.
(215) 461-3124 View (215) 461-3124
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Jennifer Stout-Middlecamp
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I have a foundation in humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies, I am trained in motivational interviewing, and have a specialty in dialectical behavior therapy. I treat mood and anxiety disorders, the impact of trauma, and co-occurring addictive problems. I also help with problems in self-perception, identity, and esteem. Specialty populations include essential workers, professionals maintaining wellness, balance, and recovery, perfectionism, and persons facing difficulties resulting from the impact of chronic bullying, feelings of emptiness, and/or feelings of purposelessness.
I have a foundation in humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapies, I am trained in motivational interviewing, and have a specialty in dialectical behavior therapy. I treat mood and anxiety disorders, the impact of trauma, and co-occurring addictive problems. I also help with problems in self-perception, identity, and esteem. Specialty populations include essential workers, professionals maintaining wellness, balance, and recovery, perfectionism, and persons facing difficulties resulting from the impact of chronic bullying, feelings of emptiness, and/or feelings of purposelessness.
(215) 918-4512 View (215) 918-4512
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Allison Gertsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or lost? Perhaps wondering how to climb out of the dark hole that anxiety, depression, or addiction has you feeing trapped in? Self-exploration is the bravest journey one can take when you are lost in these feelings. The overwhelming pace of life may increase these unpleasant feelings, and I support you in taking the courageous step to collaborate with someone to improve satisfaction, happiness, and confidence in your life. Together, we will work towards developing healthy coping skills, behaviors, and thought patterns to enhance your ability to cope with daily life.
Are you feeling stuck, unmotivated, or lost? Perhaps wondering how to climb out of the dark hole that anxiety, depression, or addiction has you feeing trapped in? Self-exploration is the bravest journey one can take when you are lost in these feelings. The overwhelming pace of life may increase these unpleasant feelings, and I support you in taking the courageous step to collaborate with someone to improve satisfaction, happiness, and confidence in your life. Together, we will work towards developing healthy coping skills, behaviors, and thought patterns to enhance your ability to cope with daily life.
(215) 857-8939 View (215) 857-8939
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Emily DeMalto
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rodgers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals of change, self-discovery, acceptance or understanding. I believe that everyone can benefit from a relationship that is authentic, curious, non-judgmental, honest, and provides a space supportive of growth and self-discovery. This is the environment I seek to cultivate with clients in my practice.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl Rodgers. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals of change, self-discovery, acceptance or understanding. I believe that everyone can benefit from a relationship that is authentic, curious, non-judgmental, honest, and provides a space supportive of growth and self-discovery. This is the environment I seek to cultivate with clients in my practice.
(215) 201-4268 View (215) 201-4268
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Rachael F Rosenfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
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Sometimes life sits heavy on our shoulders. This past year has been especially difficult- isolating, ever changing and transforming “normal” as we knew it. We need support along the way to untie knots, approach new solutions and receive warm support, especially during difficult chapters in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in helping individuals find solutions with a supportive, problem solving approach. You can expect that therapy with me will prioritize understanding your individual needs and collaboration.
Sometimes life sits heavy on our shoulders. This past year has been especially difficult- isolating, ever changing and transforming “normal” as we knew it. We need support along the way to untie knots, approach new solutions and receive warm support, especially during difficult chapters in life. I am a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in helping individuals find solutions with a supportive, problem solving approach. You can expect that therapy with me will prioritize understanding your individual needs and collaboration.
(267) 204-2779 View (267) 204-2779
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Frank Yaeger
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
Frank is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with many years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and family dynamics in inpatient, outpatient, and chemical depended facilities. Frank specializes in treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, multi-level trauma, grief and loss, substance use, mood disorders, communication and intimacy challenges, anger management, problems related to internal and external stressors, career paths, life transitions: large and small, and increasing one’s self-worth: value and esteem.
Frank is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with many years’ experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and family dynamics in inpatient, outpatient, and chemical depended facilities. Frank specializes in treating ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, multi-level trauma, grief and loss, substance use, mood disorders, communication and intimacy challenges, anger management, problems related to internal and external stressors, career paths, life transitions: large and small, and increasing one’s self-worth: value and esteem.
(215) 944-5431 View (215) 944-5431
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Gabrielle Alyse Morreale
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC , DBT-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
I love working with teens and adults who are tired of feeling trapped by their eating disorder, hate what they see when they look in the mirror, or are exhausted by their OCD.
I love working with teens and adults who are tired of feeling trapped by their eating disorder, hate what they see when they look in the mirror, or are exhausted by their OCD.
(267) 219-5794 View (267) 219-5794
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Ernest R Flores
PhD
1 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002
I have extensive experience counseling married couples through a number of problems such as infidelity, conflict resolution, blended families, impact of early childhood trauma, and other issues. I integrate modern psychological techniques and therapies with Biblical values and concepts. Psychological techniques such as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Trauma Therapy are highly compatible with Biblical teaching. Couples are affirmed in their Biblical beliefs and encouraged to integrate them with modern psychological understandings.
I have extensive experience counseling married couples through a number of problems such as infidelity, conflict resolution, blended families, impact of early childhood trauma, and other issues. I integrate modern psychological techniques and therapies with Biblical values and concepts. Psychological techniques such as Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Emotionally Focused, and Trauma Therapy are highly compatible with Biblical teaching. Couples are affirmed in their Biblical beliefs and encouraged to integrate them with modern psychological understandings.
(267) 481-7964 View (267) 481-7964
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Allison Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I will provide a safe therapeutic space where you can explore your authentic self, feel fully seen, and become comfortable sharing anything and everything. I will listen without judgment, offer empathy, ask growth-promoting questions, and help you discover healthier ways of relating to yourself and the other important people in your life. I value establishing a strong therapeutic alliance and will take the time to truly get to know you, learn your story, and help you feel understood. Ultimately, my goal is that therapy will result in you experiencing a happier, more balanced life with greater fulfillment.
I will provide a safe therapeutic space where you can explore your authentic self, feel fully seen, and become comfortable sharing anything and everything. I will listen without judgment, offer empathy, ask growth-promoting questions, and help you discover healthier ways of relating to yourself and the other important people in your life. I value establishing a strong therapeutic alliance and will take the time to truly get to know you, learn your story, and help you feel understood. Ultimately, my goal is that therapy will result in you experiencing a happier, more balanced life with greater fulfillment.
(267) 651-8042 View (267) 651-8042
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Bonnie Eccles
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Music Therapist focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals. I draw from psychodynamic and humanistic theories to assist clients in becoming aware of ways in which past experiences may influence one’s connection with self and others today, while accessing and engaging with inherent areas of strength and health.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board-Certified Music Therapist focused on creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which I collaborate with clients to pursue their goals. I draw from psychodynamic and humanistic theories to assist clients in becoming aware of ways in which past experiences may influence one’s connection with self and others today, while accessing and engaging with inherent areas of strength and health.
(215) 999-4564 View (215) 999-4564
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Recovered and Restored, Eating Disorder Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC , DBT-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
Hello! Welcome to Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Centers Psychology Today Page. We are honored you are here! At Recovered and Restored we specialize in treating eating and anxiety disorders. We also treat disordered eating, OCD, and body image issues. We know how hard it can be to ask for help thats why we do our best treat your unique needs while creating and environment of safety and warmth. If you are struggling please don't hesitate to reach out we would love to start your healing journey today.
Hello! Welcome to Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Centers Psychology Today Page. We are honored you are here! At Recovered and Restored we specialize in treating eating and anxiety disorders. We also treat disordered eating, OCD, and body image issues. We know how hard it can be to ask for help thats why we do our best treat your unique needs while creating and environment of safety and warmth. If you are struggling please don't hesitate to reach out we would love to start your healing journey today.
(267) 263-7645 View (267) 263-7645
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Joe Violi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
My goal as a professional counselor is to provide genuine support and assistance to people looking to heal, make meaningful improvements, and solve problems in their lives. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I believe that the most significant and lasting changes come from within. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help facilitate self-discovery in my clients. This process helps bring to the surface the strengths they possess which will assist them in functioning in the most productive and emotionally balanced manner possible.
My goal as a professional counselor is to provide genuine support and assistance to people looking to heal, make meaningful improvements, and solve problems in their lives. My approach is client-centered, collaborative, and trauma-informed. I believe that the most significant and lasting changes come from within. My role in the therapeutic relationship is to help facilitate self-discovery in my clients. This process helps bring to the surface the strengths they possess which will assist them in functioning in the most productive and emotionally balanced manner possible.
(215) 261-5399 View (215) 261-5399
Sonya Budnovitch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LPC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
I present with an open, light-hearted personality to support the establishment of trust and to build, engage, and grow with patients. My theoretical framework values the following core principles: communication, specifically through movement expression; supporting tension release and vitality; the role of imagery, fantasy, symbolism, and play in the therapeutic process, and the importance of meeting clients where they are physically, emotionally, and developmentally within a trusting environment.
I present with an open, light-hearted personality to support the establishment of trust and to build, engage, and grow with patients. My theoretical framework values the following core principles: communication, specifically through movement expression; supporting tension release and vitality; the role of imagery, fantasy, symbolism, and play in the therapeutic process, and the importance of meeting clients where they are physically, emotionally, and developmentally within a trusting environment.
(215) 770-0133 View (215) 770-0133
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Deja Gilbert
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
As a passionate and dedicated licensed clinician, I am honored to offer my expertise and support. With a deep understanding of the human mind and a commitment to helping others, I strive to create a safe and empathetic space for individuals seeking personal growth, healing, and transformation. I have experience in various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual, as one size does not fit all.
As a passionate and dedicated licensed clinician, I am honored to offer my expertise and support. With a deep understanding of the human mind and a commitment to helping others, I strive to create a safe and empathetic space for individuals seeking personal growth, healing, and transformation. I have experience in various therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. I believe in tailoring my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual, as one size does not fit all.
(267) 848-9618 View (267) 848-9618
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Marianne E Intoccia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
Namaste! I'm "Dr.Marianne" Intoccia. Welcome! As a Licensed Psychologist, I take great care to combine the knowledge and skills of Traditional Western Psychology, with the wisdom of Eastern Traditions. In creating a safe and sacred therapeutic environment, I honor the courage it takes to begin the healing process. I utilize a number of treatment modalities, including: *meditation, *mindfulness therapy, *cognitive-behavioral therapy, *forgiveness work, and *self-compassion practice. My intent is to teach life skills that can be beneficial to you, as you navigate through this difficult time, as well as long after our work is complete.
Namaste! I'm "Dr.Marianne" Intoccia. Welcome! As a Licensed Psychologist, I take great care to combine the knowledge and skills of Traditional Western Psychology, with the wisdom of Eastern Traditions. In creating a safe and sacred therapeutic environment, I honor the courage it takes to begin the healing process. I utilize a number of treatment modalities, including: *meditation, *mindfulness therapy, *cognitive-behavioral therapy, *forgiveness work, and *self-compassion practice. My intent is to teach life skills that can be beneficial to you, as you navigate through this difficult time, as well as long after our work is complete.
(484) 696-1778 View (484) 696-1778
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Erika Pankratz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
Seeking help when in emotional distress can be challenging and isolating, and I hope to bring comfort and relief to that process. It can feel like no one understands what you might be experiencing, or may even be difficult to understand your own emotions. In processing those emotions, thoughts, or experiences, you can work towards achieving clarity, insight, and move forward towards acceptance and change. My initial goal in therapy is to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic and healing relationship.
Seeking help when in emotional distress can be challenging and isolating, and I hope to bring comfort and relief to that process. It can feel like no one understands what you might be experiencing, or may even be difficult to understand your own emotions. In processing those emotions, thoughts, or experiences, you can work towards achieving clarity, insight, and move forward towards acceptance and change. My initial goal in therapy is to make you feel comfortable and to build a therapeutic and healing relationship.
(610) 426-1699 View (610) 426-1699
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Nicole Busch
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
I believe nothing is more important than an individual’s story. Your story, and the relationships it consists of, have a deep impact on your life and make up who you are, and who you become. I believe this is true for every individual, young and old. My experience as a trauma therapist has shown me the resilience of human beings and how meaningful their stories are. Through mutual trust, understanding, and the processing of your emotional experiences, we will begin to see change and embark on a pathway to healing that is comfortable and effective for you.
I believe nothing is more important than an individual’s story. Your story, and the relationships it consists of, have a deep impact on your life and make up who you are, and who you become. I believe this is true for every individual, young and old. My experience as a trauma therapist has shown me the resilience of human beings and how meaningful their stories are. Through mutual trust, understanding, and the processing of your emotional experiences, we will begin to see change and embark on a pathway to healing that is comfortable and effective for you.
(215) 234-1318 View (215) 234-1318
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Jennifer Naspinski
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002  (Online Only)
You have exhausted your resources trying to solve your current challenges and are seeking outside counsel, maybe for the first time. It feels daunting, seeking out a stranger to share what has been going on and wondering where to start. You come with strengths like perseverance - it has gotten you this far and you continue to seek answers. You are curious and willing to ask questions. You have courage, to share what is happening, to come as you are. You are someone who appreciates learning and is open to new perspectives because as Einstein said - “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
You have exhausted your resources trying to solve your current challenges and are seeking outside counsel, maybe for the first time. It feels daunting, seeking out a stranger to share what has been going on and wondering where to start. You come with strengths like perseverance - it has gotten you this far and you continue to seek answers. You are curious and willing to ask questions. You have courage, to share what is happening, to come as you are. You are someone who appreciates learning and is open to new perspectives because as Einstein said - “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
(215) 709-6731 View (215) 709-6731
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Bethany Kassar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
With over 20 years of experience, I create a safe environment to be heard, accepted and challenged for true growth and happiness. My passion is working with families, along with parents struggling with daily parenting and those with relationship issues. With a strong background in treating those with addictive behaviors, such as substance use, disordered eating, gaming, and relationship dependencies, I use an individualized, eclectic approach to treat everyone and their families individually, with care, compassion and understanding
With over 20 years of experience, I create a safe environment to be heard, accepted and challenged for true growth and happiness. My passion is working with families, along with parents struggling with daily parenting and those with relationship issues. With a strong background in treating those with addictive behaviors, such as substance use, disordered eating, gaming, and relationship dependencies, I use an individualized, eclectic approach to treat everyone and their families individually, with care, compassion and understanding
(215) 688-5597 View (215) 688-5597
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Danielle Brazinski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified
Ambler, PA 19002
"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"- G. Shaw. Need help tapping into that creative side? Maybe you are going through life hoping that things get better. Let's make that thought creative and make it a reality. You can count on every session to be a growing experience. I offer my knowledge, honesty, and encouragement so that you can make choices, changes and self-discoveries to create and enhance your life. Ultimately you are the driver of your life, and I will offer a safe environment for you to get behind the wheel and take control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself"- G. Shaw. Need help tapping into that creative side? Maybe you are going through life hoping that things get better. Let's make that thought creative and make it a reality. You can count on every session to be a growing experience. I offer my knowledge, honesty, and encouragement so that you can make choices, changes and self-discoveries to create and enhance your life. Ultimately you are the driver of your life, and I will offer a safe environment for you to get behind the wheel and take control of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
(267) 613-7556 View (267) 613-7556

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Number of Therapists in Ambler, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$142

Therapists in Ambler, PA who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
66% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Aetna
74% Highmark
62% Optum

How Therapists in Ambler, PA see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ambler?

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.