Therapists in Lionville, PA

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Julie L Guay
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP-CN
Verified
Lionville, PA 19353
I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological assessment. My services include: 1) comprehensive neuropsychological assessment for all types of neurological conditions that can impact children and adults; 2) time-limited psycho-educational treatment to improve attention, memory, and executive functioning; and 3) time-limited supportive therapy and psycho-education for individuals with post-concussion syndrome. Please note, I am not taking therapy clients at this time.
I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological assessment. My services include: 1) comprehensive neuropsychological assessment for all types of neurological conditions that can impact children and adults; 2) time-limited psycho-educational treatment to improve attention, memory, and executive functioning; and 3) time-limited supportive therapy and psycho-education for individuals with post-concussion syndrome. Please note, I am not taking therapy clients at this time.
(484) 933-4198 View (484) 933-4198
Dr. Lisa Cerullo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MHS, LCSW, CAADC
Verified
Lionville, PA 19353  (Online Only)
Every day gives you choices, sometimes too many choices. Yet, it is “your” choice to make today or tomorrow. Through practicing as a psychotherapist for the past ten years, being a parent, professor, and an athlete I have experienced many people having difficulties making choices. So many of us get stuck with feelings of depression, fear and anxiety that making even one choice becomes too difficult. It helps to have someone assist by listening, guiding and being a support. This role is a role that I feel comfortable with as a therapist. My therapeutic style is best described as engaged & supportive
Every day gives you choices, sometimes too many choices. Yet, it is “your” choice to make today or tomorrow. Through practicing as a psychotherapist for the past ten years, being a parent, professor, and an athlete I have experienced many people having difficulties making choices. So many of us get stuck with feelings of depression, fear and anxiety that making even one choice becomes too difficult. It helps to have someone assist by listening, guiding and being a support. This role is a role that I feel comfortable with as a therapist. My therapeutic style is best described as engaged & supportive
(610) 880-2309 View (610) 880-2309
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Karen Fraley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Lionville, PA 19353
I have 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist-- you can count on feeling safe and trust that our work together will help. I have openings for individuals and couples who need relief from depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, traumatic memories, psychosomatic illnesses, and living with medical conditions . I study and practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, a time-tested method of psychotherapy known as the "talking cure".
I have 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist-- you can count on feeling safe and trust that our work together will help. I have openings for individuals and couples who need relief from depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, traumatic memories, psychosomatic illnesses, and living with medical conditions . I study and practice psychodynamic psychotherapy, a time-tested method of psychotherapy known as the "talking cure".
(484) 933-4337 View (484) 933-4337
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Susan Barbara Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW, CMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lionville, PA 19353
Has there been a time in your life when you felt overwhelmed, confused, conflicted, frightened, or burdened? A time when life's journey presented multiple paths and you turned down one more difficult than expected, and you got scratched and bruised by the bushes overgrown thorns? If you've answered yes, then counseling can be a vehicle supporting you through life's challenges to achieve emotional health and well-being. Caring, collaborative, and compassionate counseling can help you heal your emotoinal wounds, fears diminished, and the perceived darkness can be replaced by a new vision for yourself and new possibilities.
Has there been a time in your life when you felt overwhelmed, confused, conflicted, frightened, or burdened? A time when life's journey presented multiple paths and you turned down one more difficult than expected, and you got scratched and bruised by the bushes overgrown thorns? If you've answered yes, then counseling can be a vehicle supporting you through life's challenges to achieve emotional health and well-being. Caring, collaborative, and compassionate counseling can help you heal your emotoinal wounds, fears diminished, and the perceived darkness can be replaced by a new vision for yourself and new possibilities.
(610) 624-3645 View (610) 624-3645
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Fratantoni Counseling and Blue Creek Psychotherapy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CAADC
Verified
Lionville, PA 19353
My ideal client is seeking help with an open mind to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues related to their challenges. Clients interested in addressing issues related to anxiety/depression, social isolation, impulsivity, procrastination, addiction, parenting, family and relationships with the goal to gain self-awareness and coping skills will work well with my counseling approach. My hope is that those that I work with will gain a greater sense of self, improve communication skills, enhance life balance, and develop feelings of self-empowerment.
My ideal client is seeking help with an open mind to gain a better understanding of the underlying issues related to their challenges. Clients interested in addressing issues related to anxiety/depression, social isolation, impulsivity, procrastination, addiction, parenting, family and relationships with the goal to gain self-awareness and coping skills will work well with my counseling approach. My hope is that those that I work with will gain a greater sense of self, improve communication skills, enhance life balance, and develop feelings of self-empowerment.
(484) 207-5477 View (484) 207-5477

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Meghan Morley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Meghan Morley a Pennsylvania & New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Cognitive Pursuits LLC. I have a passion for partnering with athletes and high achieving professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and other stressors to improve their mental health & well-being, while enhancing their mental performance. We will take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to our sessions to create an environment of growth and healing. I work with my clients through my 4Ps for Mental Health & Performance framework: Person, Pursuit, Position, & Purpose.
Hi, I'm Meghan Morley a Pennsylvania & New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Cognitive Pursuits LLC. I have a passion for partnering with athletes and high achieving professionals experiencing depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and other stressors to improve their mental health & well-being, while enhancing their mental performance. We will take a collaborative, strengths-based approach to our sessions to create an environment of growth and healing. I work with my clients through my 4Ps for Mental Health & Performance framework: Person, Pursuit, Position, & Purpose.
(215) 804-4767 View (215) 804-4767
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Addiction & Psychological Therapy, Inc.
Psychologist, MS
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
My ideal client is motivated. I have been a licensed psychologist for 19 years. I graduated from Villanova University and worked as a cognitive therapist at the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital before opening my own group practice, Addiction & Psychological Therapy. The group specializes in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive thinking, OCD, ADHD, depression, marital and family counseling, alcoholism and crisis clients, treating children, adolescents and adults. I also have a forensic program treating Anger Management and DUI's. We offer ARD & IPP Evaluations, Anger Management Evaluations, Drug and Alcohol Assessments and Mental Heath Evaluations, and Suboxin treatment.
My ideal client is motivated. I have been a licensed psychologist for 19 years. I graduated from Villanova University and worked as a cognitive therapist at the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital before opening my own group practice, Addiction & Psychological Therapy. The group specializes in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive thinking, OCD, ADHD, depression, marital and family counseling, alcoholism and crisis clients, treating children, adolescents and adults. I also have a forensic program treating Anger Management and DUI's. We offer ARD & IPP Evaluations, Anger Management Evaluations, Drug and Alcohol Assessments and Mental Heath Evaluations, and Suboxin treatment.
(484) 334-2833 View (484) 334-2833
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Sharon H Katz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Exton, PA 19341  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have provided psychotherapeutic services to individual adults for many years. My clients are challenged by such issues as coping with change, how to become more flexible and creative under stress, work/life balance, professional direction, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and stage of life. We work together to clarify obstacles and develop solutions. Teletherapy is available. As a second service, I offer individual coaching to leaders who wish to enhance their efficacy. Finally, I offer corporate consultation/webinars to workplace teams re: change and stress management, conflict resolution and team-building.
I have provided psychotherapeutic services to individual adults for many years. My clients are challenged by such issues as coping with change, how to become more flexible and creative under stress, work/life balance, professional direction, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and stage of life. We work together to clarify obstacles and develop solutions. Teletherapy is available. As a second service, I offer individual coaching to leaders who wish to enhance their efficacy. Finally, I offer corporate consultation/webinars to workplace teams re: change and stress management, conflict resolution and team-building.
(484) 380-2613 View (484) 380-2613
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Stephen J Seger
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
I specialize in providing therapy for children, teens, and young adults who are struggling with school, relationships, and life transitions. During the crucial early years of life it is important that children and teens are given the right support to deal with difficulties impacting their school performance, mood, and communication with parents. I believe that a combination of skills-based learning for children, adolescents and teens in addition to guidance and support for parents is critical in helping young people overcome challenges and get back to feeling like themselves.
I specialize in providing therapy for children, teens, and young adults who are struggling with school, relationships, and life transitions. During the crucial early years of life it is important that children and teens are given the right support to deal with difficulties impacting their school performance, mood, and communication with parents. I believe that a combination of skills-based learning for children, adolescents and teens in addition to guidance and support for parents is critical in helping young people overcome challenges and get back to feeling like themselves.
(484) 229-5259 View (484) 229-5259
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Kelly Kowalchuk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341  (Online Only)
Grief can be an intricate and isolating experience for People Pleasers. The constant desire to please others adds a unique layer to the tasks faced during the grieving process, often leading individuals to disregard their own needs and emotions. You do not have to navigate this journey alone. We will embark on a compassionate and nonjudgmental narrative approach to address the tasks of grief. In our sessions, your goals to restore balance to your entire being—mind, body, and spirit—will be our focus, and one step at a time, we will work towards fostering healthy relationships and enhancing self-advocacy. Ask me about Walk & Talk!
Grief can be an intricate and isolating experience for People Pleasers. The constant desire to please others adds a unique layer to the tasks faced during the grieving process, often leading individuals to disregard their own needs and emotions. You do not have to navigate this journey alone. We will embark on a compassionate and nonjudgmental narrative approach to address the tasks of grief. In our sessions, your goals to restore balance to your entire being—mind, body, and spirit—will be our focus, and one step at a time, we will work towards fostering healthy relationships and enhancing self-advocacy. Ask me about Walk & Talk!
(484) 946-3989 View (484) 946-3989
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Nu Beginning Center, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
Nu Beginning Center, LLC provides culture-specific services that will improve mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health within a community-based care system for children, youth, and adults to achieve holistic positive outcomes. We provide culturally sensitive and personalized mental health care that empowers individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive. Our mission is to bridge the gap between culture and mental health, ensuring clients receive the support and guidance they need to achieve emotional well-being and live their best lives. It Begins N U!
Nu Beginning Center, LLC provides culture-specific services that will improve mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health within a community-based care system for children, youth, and adults to achieve holistic positive outcomes. We provide culturally sensitive and personalized mental health care that empowers individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive. Our mission is to bridge the gap between culture and mental health, ensuring clients receive the support and guidance they need to achieve emotional well-being and live their best lives. It Begins N U!
(302) 514-1982 View (302) 514-1982
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Tina Leboffe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CCATP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341
Do you feel unsatisfied with the path you’re on? I work with those in their 20s & 30s who are struggling with the anxieties that come with new life phases. Maybe you’re adjusting to post-grad life, or starting a new job. Or you’re looking to set boundaries as you gain independence from your family. I’m here to help you bridge the gap between your life now and what you want your life to look like, while also giving new meaning to the experiences that led you to where you are. I not only bring educational & professional experience to my practice, but also empathy & realness that comes from confronting my own personal challenges.
Do you feel unsatisfied with the path you’re on? I work with those in their 20s & 30s who are struggling with the anxieties that come with new life phases. Maybe you’re adjusting to post-grad life, or starting a new job. Or you’re looking to set boundaries as you gain independence from your family. I’m here to help you bridge the gap between your life now and what you want your life to look like, while also giving new meaning to the experiences that led you to where you are. I not only bring educational & professional experience to my practice, but also empathy & realness that comes from confronting my own personal challenges.
(610) 572-4989 View (610) 572-4989
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Mary Dougherty-Hunt
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
At Meyerbrook Counseling, LLC, we recognize that challenges are an inevitable part of life. When you feel lost, unhappy, or experience a significant change in your life, you may seek counseling. Counseling can help you gain a better understanding of your emotions, thoughts, and actions. By doing so, you can respond more effectively to life’s challenges, modify your engagement with distressing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, enhance your self-esteem, establish better connections with others, and achieve a more purposeful and gratifying life.
At Meyerbrook Counseling, LLC, we recognize that challenges are an inevitable part of life. When you feel lost, unhappy, or experience a significant change in your life, you may seek counseling. Counseling can help you gain a better understanding of your emotions, thoughts, and actions. By doing so, you can respond more effectively to life’s challenges, modify your engagement with distressing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors, enhance your self-esteem, establish better connections with others, and achieve a more purposeful and gratifying life.
(484) 642-1766 View (484) 642-1766
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Gabrielle Nerl
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Exton, PA 19341
Though it can seem impossible at times, we are all capable of change with a little help. Therapy provides us with a safe space to vent and heal recent wounds, and encourages personal growth through self awareness and understanding others. I work primarily with adults and teens over 14 years of age who are struggling with issues such as mood disorders, eating disorders, interpersonal relationship struggles, performance anxiety, and adjustment to recent life changes.
Though it can seem impossible at times, we are all capable of change with a little help. Therapy provides us with a safe space to vent and heal recent wounds, and encourages personal growth through self awareness and understanding others. I work primarily with adults and teens over 14 years of age who are struggling with issues such as mood disorders, eating disorders, interpersonal relationship struggles, performance anxiety, and adjustment to recent life changes.
(215) 717-8974 View (215) 717-8974
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Abby Connor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
West Chester, PA 19380
Is it finally time to invest in yourself? There is so much pressure to be strong and handle everything on your own that we forget that we all need support. Asking for help in processing through these challenges shows the strength and courage needed to make real and meaningful changes. While I will always make sure to listen, be empathetic and supportive, I will also be direct and will challenge you to identify the patterns in your life that are contributing to your current distress. I will work collaboratively to help you identify and prioritize the values that are important to you and live more intentionally with these in mind.
Is it finally time to invest in yourself? There is so much pressure to be strong and handle everything on your own that we forget that we all need support. Asking for help in processing through these challenges shows the strength and courage needed to make real and meaningful changes. While I will always make sure to listen, be empathetic and supportive, I will also be direct and will challenge you to identify the patterns in your life that are contributing to your current distress. I will work collaboratively to help you identify and prioritize the values that are important to you and live more intentionally with these in mind.
(484) 214-2248 View (484) 214-2248
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Emily Caine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Hi! I'm Emily, founder of Caine Counseling Services and a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience helping women overcome emotional challenges, develop coping skills and a sense of confidence to help take control of their lives and reach a sense of fulfillment.
Hi! I'm Emily, founder of Caine Counseling Services and a licensed clinical therapist with over 10 years of experience helping women overcome emotional challenges, develop coping skills and a sense of confidence to help take control of their lives and reach a sense of fulfillment.
(717) 775-7693 View (717) 775-7693
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Julie Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Exton, PA 19341
Julie Curtis graduated from Temple University with her Master's in social work. Julie has been providing clinical social work to individuals for over 25 years! Julie has a great deal of experience helping those diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Julie also understands the unique struggles family members go through as they support those with mental health issues. Julie's blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused interventions, crisis intervention and motivational interviewing makes her uniquely qualified!
Julie Curtis graduated from Temple University with her Master's in social work. Julie has been providing clinical social work to individuals for over 25 years! Julie has a great deal of experience helping those diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorder, depression, and anxiety disorders. Julie also understands the unique struggles family members go through as they support those with mental health issues. Julie's blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused interventions, crisis intervention and motivational interviewing makes her uniquely qualified!
(484) 999-3430 View (484) 999-3430
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Buttonwood A Place To Heal -Now offering IOP!
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
My passion in life is to help others break free from eating disorders and disordered eating so that they can live fuller lives. I am an Art Therapist and Licensed Practicing Counselor with many years in the field. I believe each person's needs are different and unique. Part of recovery is becoming more connected to the self and ultimately more aware of your needs so that symptoms become less desirable. I work with clients with eating disorders as well as family members who may need guidance and direction in how to help their loved ones.
My passion in life is to help others break free from eating disorders and disordered eating so that they can live fuller lives. I am an Art Therapist and Licensed Practicing Counselor with many years in the field. I believe each person's needs are different and unique. Part of recovery is becoming more connected to the self and ultimately more aware of your needs so that symptoms become less desirable. I work with clients with eating disorders as well as family members who may need guidance and direction in how to help their loved ones.
(484) 430-3676 View (484) 430-3676
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Justin Levin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Malvern, PA 19355
Are you ready for a transformation? Do you want to start living a life of fulfillment? Tired of just surviving and want to begin thriving? As a therapist, I utilize a solution-focused approach to work with my clients to clear away the obstacles for lasting and significant personal growth. I strongly believe in the inherent worth and potential in all of my clients, and I offer compassionate guidance to increase self-esteem and improve relationships.
Are you ready for a transformation? Do you want to start living a life of fulfillment? Tired of just surviving and want to begin thriving? As a therapist, I utilize a solution-focused approach to work with my clients to clear away the obstacles for lasting and significant personal growth. I strongly believe in the inherent worth and potential in all of my clients, and I offer compassionate guidance to increase self-esteem and improve relationships.
(610) 854-9510 View (610) 854-9510
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Walter J. Ciecko
Psychologist, PhD, BCB
Verified
West Chester, PA 19380
As a licensed psychologist with over 30 years experience, relationship therapy has always been a specialty of mine. I work with couples, individuals, groups, and families to increase their satisfaction, pleasure, and passion in their intimate relationships. I provide training and education through workshops and individuals sessions.
As a licensed psychologist with over 30 years experience, relationship therapy has always been a specialty of mine. I work with couples, individuals, groups, and families to increase their satisfaction, pleasure, and passion in their intimate relationships. I provide training and education through workshops and individuals sessions.
(302) 319-2917 View (302) 319-2917

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Lionville, PA

< 10

Therapists in Lionville, PA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Emotional Disturbance
80% Relationship Issues
80% Parenting
80% Family Conflict
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aetna
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Highmark

How Therapists in Lionville, PA see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lionville?

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.