Therapists in Newtown, PA

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Relationship Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MBA, NREMT
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940  (Online Only)
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. We believe an extraordinary relationship is a by-product of both science and art accessible by learning new skills and raising standards for how we manage relationships, not fate or good luck. You might be struggling with toxic, painful patterns, navigating a complicated love triangle, living in an unconventional relationship, or dealing with the devastation of infidelity. Maybe you're at a crossroads of whether to stay or go but fear losing the friendship, family stability, financial support, and more.
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. We believe an extraordinary relationship is a by-product of both science and art accessible by learning new skills and raising standards for how we manage relationships, not fate or good luck. You might be struggling with toxic, painful patterns, navigating a complicated love triangle, living in an unconventional relationship, or dealing with the devastation of infidelity. Maybe you're at a crossroads of whether to stay or go but fear losing the friendship, family stability, financial support, and more.
(267) 732-1593 View (267) 732-1593
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Stacy Rosen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940  (Online Only)
Is anxiety interfering with your ability to be happy or live your life to the fullest? Are you looking to reduce stress, be less fearful, or learn ways to stop your mind from racing with intrusive thoughts? Maybe your mood has been depressed or “off” and, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get back on track. I treat these and other issues that may be impacting your mental and/or physical well-being. My personal objective is to help you develop the tools you need in order to cope with problem areas in your life.
Is anxiety interfering with your ability to be happy or live your life to the fullest? Are you looking to reduce stress, be less fearful, or learn ways to stop your mind from racing with intrusive thoughts? Maybe your mood has been depressed or “off” and, despite your best efforts, you can’t seem to get back on track. I treat these and other issues that may be impacting your mental and/or physical well-being. My personal objective is to help you develop the tools you need in order to cope with problem areas in your life.
(267) 662-1542 View (267) 662-1542
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Kathleen Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
My ideal client struggles with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and/or related conditions. They are motivated for change or at least open to the possibility of change. They are open to feedback and willing to lean into the therapeutic process. They do not need to have clear goals for the therapeutic process right away but are willing to work to identify these goals in the treatment process. They would want to improve their life in some way, or even just their relationship with themselves.
My ideal client struggles with Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Trauma, and/or related conditions. They are motivated for change or at least open to the possibility of change. They are open to feedback and willing to lean into the therapeutic process. They do not need to have clear goals for the therapeutic process right away but are willing to work to identify these goals in the treatment process. They would want to improve their life in some way, or even just their relationship with themselves.
(267) 245-0595 View (267) 245-0595
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Mindy Schwartz
ACC, BS
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
I provide coaching services to teens, young adults, and their families, struggling with ADHD and executive function deficits. Challenges include, but are not limited to organization, time-management, planning, study skills, and social skills. During the coaching process, we pinpoint both short-term and long-term goals, and uncover underlying issues that are getting in the way. Together, we work on developing tools, skills and strategies for clients to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
I provide coaching services to teens, young adults, and their families, struggling with ADHD and executive function deficits. Challenges include, but are not limited to organization, time-management, planning, study skills, and social skills. During the coaching process, we pinpoint both short-term and long-term goals, and uncover underlying issues that are getting in the way. Together, we work on developing tools, skills and strategies for clients to reach their goals and lead a more fulfilling life.
(267) 627-8213 View (267) 627-8213
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Meghan Devine
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and mom of 2 with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and families navigate life's challenges. I specialize in providing parents with the tools and support they need to foster healthy relationships with their children and manage behavioral concerns effectively. I integrate behavior analysis with emotion and attachment-focused perspectives to provide comprehensive support for parents, addressing both behavioral patterns and emotional dynamics within the family unit.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and mom of 2 with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and families navigate life's challenges. I specialize in providing parents with the tools and support they need to foster healthy relationships with their children and manage behavioral concerns effectively. I integrate behavior analysis with emotion and attachment-focused perspectives to provide comprehensive support for parents, addressing both behavioral patterns and emotional dynamics within the family unit.
(215) 867-6945 View (215) 867-6945
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GMD Counseling, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSC, MSEd, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
Are you stressing over college/career decisions? Life changes? Feeling overwhelmed & can't manage? Is your teen navigating challenging changes? Is your child struggling with academic/social issues? GMD Counseling will help you to become the best version of YOU! I will guide you to gain self-awareness, find your strengths, explore thoughts & feelings, learn how to regulate your emotions, feel empowered to understand who you are & advocate for yourself.
Are you stressing over college/career decisions? Life changes? Feeling overwhelmed & can't manage? Is your teen navigating challenging changes? Is your child struggling with academic/social issues? GMD Counseling will help you to become the best version of YOU! I will guide you to gain self-awareness, find your strengths, explore thoughts & feelings, learn how to regulate your emotions, feel empowered to understand who you are & advocate for yourself.
(215) 709-2868 View (215) 709-2868
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Ali Goldstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
Hello and welcome! My name is Ali. I am an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. I specialize in working with clients who experience anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and depression. Throughout my experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of feelings and emotions. I am dedicated to providing support in navigating the complexities of your emotions and experiences.
Hello and welcome! My name is Ali. I am an Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in PA. I specialize in working with clients who experience anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and depression. Throughout my experience in the field, I have developed a deep understanding of feelings and emotions. I am dedicated to providing support in navigating the complexities of your emotions and experiences.
(484) 930-1817 View (484) 930-1817
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Kaitlyn Vanderlaan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RYT-200
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
Are you struggling with body image, your relationship to food, or an eating disorder? Are you feeling overwhelmed by grief, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts? I can help. I strive to build a trusting relationship with everyone I work with that allows for space to talk through difficult life experiences. I will never label behavior or coping skills as bad or maladaptive. Instead, we will identify the ways these things have helped you cope & survive, and explore if there are other coping skills that will help you in a different way. We will work together to identify your strengths, heal emotional wounds, and express emotions.
Are you struggling with body image, your relationship to food, or an eating disorder? Are you feeling overwhelmed by grief, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts? I can help. I strive to build a trusting relationship with everyone I work with that allows for space to talk through difficult life experiences. I will never label behavior or coping skills as bad or maladaptive. Instead, we will identify the ways these things have helped you cope & survive, and explore if there are other coping skills that will help you in a different way. We will work together to identify your strengths, heal emotional wounds, and express emotions.
(215) 584-4335 View (215) 584-4335
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Dr. Kaitlyn Lavey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
I offer individual therapy as well as testing and evaluation services. Struggling in school? An evaluation can shed light on underlying learning issues like Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, or cognitive gaps. Feeling stuck in individual therapy? Testing may propel your treatment forward by helping you and your therapist better understand what's getting in your way. I work to evaluate personality patterns and underlying unconscious dynamics that are interfering with your life, so that you can move forward. Generally, testing is helpful for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of themselves.
I offer individual therapy as well as testing and evaluation services. Struggling in school? An evaluation can shed light on underlying learning issues like Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, or cognitive gaps. Feeling stuck in individual therapy? Testing may propel your treatment forward by helping you and your therapist better understand what's getting in your way. I work to evaluate personality patterns and underlying unconscious dynamics that are interfering with your life, so that you can move forward. Generally, testing is helpful for anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of themselves.
(267) 459-9179 View (267) 459-9179
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Brigid Fonteix
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-AS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
Hi, I'm Brigid! I'm a licensed therapist who works with adults and couples who want to feel more connected to themselves and the people they love. I specialize in two areas: relationships and trauma. If you're in a relationship that's stuck, I can help you and your partner take steps closer together and deepen your bond. If you've experienced a trauma that's still weighing on you, our work can help you find healing. Maybe you've told yourself the same story again and again about what's been going wrong. I want to help you find a new way to envision your future, filled with the meaning and connections that are right for you.
Hi, I'm Brigid! I'm a licensed therapist who works with adults and couples who want to feel more connected to themselves and the people they love. I specialize in two areas: relationships and trauma. If you're in a relationship that's stuck, I can help you and your partner take steps closer together and deepen your bond. If you've experienced a trauma that's still weighing on you, our work can help you find healing. Maybe you've told yourself the same story again and again about what's been going wrong. I want to help you find a new way to envision your future, filled with the meaning and connections that are right for you.
(267) 609-4052 View (267) 609-4052
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Carey Young
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
Waitlist for new clients
Are you seeking professional and non-judgmental guidance in navigating life's stressors, managing life transitions, coping with anxiety or depression, addressing relationship issues, or simply searching for space to explore and learn about yourself? If so, I am here to walk with you on your journey. With over a decade of experience, I use therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the individual needs of each client - along with an approachable demeanor, humor, and an interactive communication style. I believe in creating warm, safe spaces in which my clients can begin the work of healing and becoming their most authentic selves.
Are you seeking professional and non-judgmental guidance in navigating life's stressors, managing life transitions, coping with anxiety or depression, addressing relationship issues, or simply searching for space to explore and learn about yourself? If so, I am here to walk with you on your journey. With over a decade of experience, I use therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the individual needs of each client - along with an approachable demeanor, humor, and an interactive communication style. I believe in creating warm, safe spaces in which my clients can begin the work of healing and becoming their most authentic selves.
(267) 356-4749 View (267) 356-4749
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Christine Marie Agnese-Etzrodt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
Welcome to finding peace and happiness in your life again. Sometimes it can feel like peace and happiness are out of your grasp, but I am here to remind you that healing is possible for you. We all have times in our lives when we are struggling and need to know that help and support is there for us. Together you and I can find that path for you. I will help you to feel good about yourself and your life. Here you will find a place where you are always accepted.
Welcome to finding peace and happiness in your life again. Sometimes it can feel like peace and happiness are out of your grasp, but I am here to remind you that healing is possible for you. We all have times in our lives when we are struggling and need to know that help and support is there for us. Together you and I can find that path for you. I will help you to feel good about yourself and your life. Here you will find a place where you are always accepted.
(267) 433-2539 View (267) 433-2539
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Stacy K. Hunt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
I am a Licensed Clinical & Sport Psychologist. My therapeutic style is founded on the belief that individuals have the innate ability to change and self-actualize. I enjoy working with children, adolescents & adults. I encourage clients to be actively involved in their treatment. I rely heavily on an Interpersonal model of therapy withCognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, & Solution Focused techniques. I am gender affirming & specialize in Eating Disorders from a HAES (Health at Every Size) lens, working with LGBTQ+ clients, Substance Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology, PANS/PANDAS, & Executive Coaching.
I am a Licensed Clinical & Sport Psychologist. My therapeutic style is founded on the belief that individuals have the innate ability to change and self-actualize. I enjoy working with children, adolescents & adults. I encourage clients to be actively involved in their treatment. I rely heavily on an Interpersonal model of therapy withCognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, & Solution Focused techniques. I am gender affirming & specialize in Eating Disorders from a HAES (Health at Every Size) lens, working with LGBTQ+ clients, Substance Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Sport & Performance Psychology, PANS/PANDAS, & Executive Coaching.
(267) 828-1426 View (267) 828-1426
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Dr. Hunter Stevens
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
I realize that change can be difficult and stressful. Asking for help is hard and that is why I do everything within my power to create a safe, productive, and encouraging environment in therapy. Together, we will work collaboratively to help you live a richer and more meaningful life. If approached through a lens of curiosity the process can be fun and enjoyable. In my experience, I have supported people with a variety of stressors including feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, loneliness, procrastination, peer conflict, social media distress and school challenges.
I realize that change can be difficult and stressful. Asking for help is hard and that is why I do everything within my power to create a safe, productive, and encouraging environment in therapy. Together, we will work collaboratively to help you live a richer and more meaningful life. If approached through a lens of curiosity the process can be fun and enjoyable. In my experience, I have supported people with a variety of stressors including feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, loneliness, procrastination, peer conflict, social media distress and school challenges.
(610) 810-2728 View (610) 810-2728
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Gregg Snook
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
Hello! My name is Gregg and I help people through some of the tough times in their lives. I believe that we adjust to new experiences using the tools we already possess and a desire to thrive in new surroundings, but sometimes this striving to survive can cause us emotional and behavioral difficulties. I provide supportive guidance through these situations using tools from cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative, and existential therapies, from the psychodynamic approach.
Hello! My name is Gregg and I help people through some of the tough times in their lives. I believe that we adjust to new experiences using the tools we already possess and a desire to thrive in new surroundings, but sometimes this striving to survive can cause us emotional and behavioral difficulties. I provide supportive guidance through these situations using tools from cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative, and existential therapies, from the psychodynamic approach.
(267) 619-7334 View (267) 619-7334
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Steven Marc Gursky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
All persons are unique and valuable deserving of respect and dignity. I have worked with all age groups in many settings (including Jewish Community Centers, Wraparound, prison, outpatient therapy) with individuals, families and with groups. My Masters degree is in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both PA and NJ. I am EMDR trained (a therapy which has proven to be very successful with single incident trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). EMDR is currently being used for a variety of concerns including Anxiety, Depression and pain ailments such as Fibromyalgia and Migraine Headaches.
All persons are unique and valuable deserving of respect and dignity. I have worked with all age groups in many settings (including Jewish Community Centers, Wraparound, prison, outpatient therapy) with individuals, families and with groups. My Masters degree is in Social Work and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both PA and NJ. I am EMDR trained (a therapy which has proven to be very successful with single incident trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). EMDR is currently being used for a variety of concerns including Anxiety, Depression and pain ailments such as Fibromyalgia and Migraine Headaches.
(215) 995-1123 View (215) 995-1123
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Irene Marie Erckert
Psychologist, PhD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940
Life presents us with challenges at every phase, and sometimes collaboration with a trained professional helps to weather the storms of life and promote growth and happiness. In my work with children, teens, and adults, I strive to create a safe accepting environment, so my clients can openly express their throughts and feelings and explore their concerns. My treatment is comprehensive in nature and carefully designed to promote self-awareness and address the unique needs of each individual.
Life presents us with challenges at every phase, and sometimes collaboration with a trained professional helps to weather the storms of life and promote growth and happiness. In my work with children, teens, and adults, I strive to create a safe accepting environment, so my clients can openly express their throughts and feelings and explore their concerns. My treatment is comprehensive in nature and carefully designed to promote self-awareness and address the unique needs of each individual.
(215) 874-6726 View (215) 874-6726
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Michelle (Hilton) Mandell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
I hold a firm belief that all people have the knowledge and wisdom within themselves needed to heal, and that the therapeutic relationship can help access these parts and become your most authentic self. I practice from a place of intuition and curiosity about your process, and I hope to allow you the space to grow in ways that feel genuine to you.
I hold a firm belief that all people have the knowledge and wisdom within themselves needed to heal, and that the therapeutic relationship can help access these parts and become your most authentic self. I practice from a place of intuition and curiosity about your process, and I hope to allow you the space to grow in ways that feel genuine to you.
(215) 709-9974 View (215) 709-9974
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Jennifer Walling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newtown, PA 18940
Whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family, whether it’s conflict in your current relationship, or you are looking to work on yourself, we'll be in this journey together. People describe me as being very safe and supportive - and with that, I have found that therapy benefits you the most when you are challenged to explore what you want and what's not working.
Whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family, whether it’s conflict in your current relationship, or you are looking to work on yourself, we'll be in this journey together. People describe me as being very safe and supportive - and with that, I have found that therapy benefits you the most when you are challenged to explore what you want and what's not working.
(267) 848-9360 View (267) 848-9360
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Lifebulb Counseling & Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Newtown, PA 18940  (Online Only)
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
Working with us you'll get results. Because we believe you're best served by a clinician who's passionate about not only their work, but who they work with as well. That's why we started Lifebulb - We're committed to building an organization that truly allows therapists to get back to enjoying their work, so you, our client, can receive the highest quality therapy services, whether in person at one of our locations or online through telehealth. We hire only highly trained and educated, licensed clinicians dedicated to the therapy process. We're confident we can help you achieve your therapy goals.
(267) 448-3221 View (267) 448-3221
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Number of Therapists in Newtown, PA

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Newtown, PA who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Coping Skills
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
70% BlueCross and BlueShield
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Newtown, PA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Newtown?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.