Therapists in Paoli, PA

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Natalie Zemaitis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Making the decision to seek the support of a therapist is a very personal process and often occurs when one wants to change an aspect of life. I work collaboratively with clients to build a trusting and compassionate therapeutic alliance, interweaving my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) with my background in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to make the counseling experience educational and empowering.
Making the decision to seek the support of a therapist is a very personal process and often occurs when one wants to change an aspect of life. I work collaboratively with clients to build a trusting and compassionate therapeutic alliance, interweaving my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Image Transformation Therapy (ImTT) with my background in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to make the counseling experience educational and empowering.
(215) 874-0963 View (215) 874-0963
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Center for Psychological Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Do you feel stuck in unsatisfying ways of relating with others? Do you feel like you are always 'pushing a boulder uphill' at work or at home and wonder if you will ever be able to find relief? Do you run through the same negative scenarios and thoughts in your mind and feel unable to turn them off? Perhaps you turn to habits that help you to feel better in the short run, but make you feel worse in the long run.
Do you feel stuck in unsatisfying ways of relating with others? Do you feel like you are always 'pushing a boulder uphill' at work or at home and wonder if you will ever be able to find relief? Do you run through the same negative scenarios and thoughts in your mind and feel unable to turn them off? Perhaps you turn to habits that help you to feel better in the short run, but make you feel worse in the long run.
(484) 559-6315 View (484) 559-6315
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Peter McCall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
I work against the position that views human challenges through a narrow lens bound by diagnosis and pathology. In family therapy, I work with adolescents and their caregivers who are impacted by protracted conflict and disconnection. I work with couples who are caught in patterns of conflict, avoidance, and misunderstanding. Individual therapy places emphasis on the security and safety of the therapeutic relationship in order to create opportunities for change.
I work against the position that views human challenges through a narrow lens bound by diagnosis and pathology. In family therapy, I work with adolescents and their caregivers who are impacted by protracted conflict and disconnection. I work with couples who are caught in patterns of conflict, avoidance, and misunderstanding. Individual therapy places emphasis on the security and safety of the therapeutic relationship in order to create opportunities for change.
(484) 759-9467 View (484) 759-9467
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Nicole Palaio
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
Provider within Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates, a network of over 20 Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychotherapists offering in-office psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy in Philadelphia and on The Main Line, and Virtual Telehealth Psychiatric Appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Call to see which providers are licensed in your location.
Provider within Rittenhouse Psychiatric Associates, a network of over 20 Psychiatrists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychotherapists offering in-office psychiatric evaluations, medication management and psychotherapy in Philadelphia and on The Main Line, and Virtual Telehealth Psychiatric Appointments to patients in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD. Call to see which providers are licensed in your location.
(484) 549-9776 View (484) 549-9776
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Shirley Tung
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling in your relationships, finding it difficult to cope with day-to-day activities, or simply questioning what direction you want your life to take, you may find it helpful to talk to a safe person. My goal is to provide an accepting, respectful and non-judgmental space for you to express your thoughts and feelings freely. I strive to listen empathically and to work collaboratively with people seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and greater joy and purpose in their lives.
If you are struggling in your relationships, finding it difficult to cope with day-to-day activities, or simply questioning what direction you want your life to take, you may find it helpful to talk to a safe person. My goal is to provide an accepting, respectful and non-judgmental space for you to express your thoughts and feelings freely. I strive to listen empathically and to work collaboratively with people seeking a deeper understanding of themselves and greater joy and purpose in their lives.
(610) 285-8797 View (610) 285-8797
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Jessica Taylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ADHD-CC
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
I am a child, adolescent and family therapist and I am devoted to counseling children, adolescents, and their caregivers in individual and family therapy. I have a broad base of experience helping children and their families address emotional and behavioral issues, including issues associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, as well as environmental stresses such as bullying, relationship strain, divorce, single/blended families, and adoption.
I am a child, adolescent and family therapist and I am devoted to counseling children, adolescents, and their caregivers in individual and family therapy. I have a broad base of experience helping children and their families address emotional and behavioral issues, including issues associated with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, as well as environmental stresses such as bullying, relationship strain, divorce, single/blended families, and adoption.
(610) 854-8204 View (610) 854-8204
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Qatana Samanen
Psychologist
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
I am extremely solution-focused in the work I do. Clients come focused on the challenges they're facing. They're experts on their problems. My job is to help you identify and work toward the solutions. You become an expert on what you can do to make your life better. As you make these changes, you enjoy life more and experience greater confidence, self-esteem and well-being. With 40+ years of clinical experience, I've developed the skill and expertise to work comfortably and effectively with a wide variety of problems, such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, stress and relationship issues. Let's explore how I can help you!
I am extremely solution-focused in the work I do. Clients come focused on the challenges they're facing. They're experts on their problems. My job is to help you identify and work toward the solutions. You become an expert on what you can do to make your life better. As you make these changes, you enjoy life more and experience greater confidence, self-esteem and well-being. With 40+ years of clinical experience, I've developed the skill and expertise to work comfortably and effectively with a wide variety of problems, such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, stress and relationship issues. Let's explore how I can help you!
(484) 257-9858 View (484) 257-9858
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Rujuta Chincholkar-Mandelia
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MEd
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
By coming here, you took the hardest and most important step towards the path of healing. You are a parent seeking help for your teen daughter who is experiencing anxiety, depression and who has lost interest in her daily activities. You are a woman who is going through separation and divorce and struggling with whether you made the right decision. Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed or grieving a loss of a loved one or a relationship and you feel overwhelmed, I am here to help you! I work with teens and women who have experienced traumatic situations and feel like there is no joy in their lives.
By coming here, you took the hardest and most important step towards the path of healing. You are a parent seeking help for your teen daughter who is experiencing anxiety, depression and who has lost interest in her daily activities. You are a woman who is going through separation and divorce and struggling with whether you made the right decision. Whether you are feeling anxious or depressed or grieving a loss of a loved one or a relationship and you feel overwhelmed, I am here to help you! I work with teens and women who have experienced traumatic situations and feel like there is no joy in their lives.
(484) 205-9824 View (484) 205-9824
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Carroll-Ratliff Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
Hello, I'm Hattie. I am a Licensed Counselor and founder of Carroll-Ratliff Counseling services. This is a small practice with trained therapists. We see diverse populations of all ages. We use an out of the box approach and believe that positive change is possible for everyone. We are focused on supporting you in your journey of creating a happier life & healthy habits. Some common areas of our practice are: depression, anxiety, Autism, ADHD, trauma, BPD, children's issues, and parenting/family issues. We use evidence based practices such as mindfulness, CBT, ACT, social skills, parent training, & executive functioning skills
Hello, I'm Hattie. I am a Licensed Counselor and founder of Carroll-Ratliff Counseling services. This is a small practice with trained therapists. We see diverse populations of all ages. We use an out of the box approach and believe that positive change is possible for everyone. We are focused on supporting you in your journey of creating a happier life & healthy habits. Some common areas of our practice are: depression, anxiety, Autism, ADHD, trauma, BPD, children's issues, and parenting/family issues. We use evidence based practices such as mindfulness, CBT, ACT, social skills, parent training, & executive functioning skills
(484) 669-8548 View (484) 669-8548
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William Morgan
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
As a psychologist, counselor, and evaluator, I look at sessions as a collaborative process. Together we work towards making the changes my clients desire so that they experience more contentment, peace, satisfaction and success. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that helps people learn skills that last a lifetime. I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years experience as a counselor, therapist, and diagnostician, and am active in training therapists.
As a psychologist, counselor, and evaluator, I look at sessions as a collaborative process. Together we work towards making the changes my clients desire so that they experience more contentment, peace, satisfaction and success. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that helps people learn skills that last a lifetime. I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty years experience as a counselor, therapist, and diagnostician, and am active in training therapists.
(610) 644-8182 View (610) 644-8182
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Carolyn A Flood
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
At times, we may we find ourselves feeling unmotivated, sad and stuck. Change can feel like a struggle or an endless loop of problems repeating themselves. I believe we all have tools for change inside us, but we don't always recognize them. I help people locate their strengths so they can change long standing, unhelpful behavior patterns to make positive and lasting changes. At this time, I am offering Telehealth to clients.
At times, we may we find ourselves feeling unmotivated, sad and stuck. Change can feel like a struggle or an endless loop of problems repeating themselves. I believe we all have tools for change inside us, but we don't always recognize them. I help people locate their strengths so they can change long standing, unhelpful behavior patterns to make positive and lasting changes. At this time, I am offering Telehealth to clients.
(610) 816-6436 View (610) 816-6436
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Michelle Kindt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, MSS, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
With over 30 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and a background in nursing, psychology, and clinical social work, I bring a unique perspective and keen insight to the relationship between physical and emotional health. I am committed to meeting individuals where they are, respecting what is important to them, and guiding them on their journey toward a healthy and fulfilled life.
With over 30 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and a background in nursing, psychology, and clinical social work, I bring a unique perspective and keen insight to the relationship between physical and emotional health. I am committed to meeting individuals where they are, respecting what is important to them, and guiding them on their journey toward a healthy and fulfilled life.
(484) 613-2309 View (484) 613-2309
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Main Line Counseling Specialists
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
12 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Are you or someone you care deeply about struggling? Our team of counseling specialists provides elite therapeutic services to adults, adolescents and young adults in the Greater Philadelphia area. This has been a trying year for all. Relationships and teens have taken the hardest hit. Our team of licensed professionals have helped countless clients restructure, rebuild and recommit to the dreams that they once had. We believe that the mental health of you and your loved ones is what is most important in order to restore balance to work, life, school, family, and the individual.
Are you or someone you care deeply about struggling? Our team of counseling specialists provides elite therapeutic services to adults, adolescents and young adults in the Greater Philadelphia area. This has been a trying year for all. Relationships and teens have taken the hardest hit. Our team of licensed professionals have helped countless clients restructure, rebuild and recommit to the dreams that they once had. We believe that the mental health of you and your loved ones is what is most important in order to restore balance to work, life, school, family, and the individual.
(484) 895-1550 View (484) 895-1550
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Rebecca Tavangar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
At a time of unprecedented mental health crisis, there is hope in new approaches that integrate ancient wisdom with modern advances. We have the capacity to create new realities when we understand the nature of our own patterns of thought and behavior. This consciousness is the first step toward healing. Contemplative psychotherapy enables introspective awareness of mental processes and behavior and is a necessary pre-requisite for effective self-regulation.
At a time of unprecedented mental health crisis, there is hope in new approaches that integrate ancient wisdom with modern advances. We have the capacity to create new realities when we understand the nature of our own patterns of thought and behavior. This consciousness is the first step toward healing. Contemplative psychotherapy enables introspective awareness of mental processes and behavior and is a necessary pre-requisite for effective self-regulation.
(484) 255-8216 View (484) 255-8216
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Anne Unterkoefler LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist for 25+ years, I believe it is important to recognize a person's strengths to help them deal with emotional difficulties when they occur. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and the elderly to enhance their coping skills, so they have a variety of options to deal with their life stresses. I enjoy working in collaboration with people of all ages and diagnoses to achieve their mental health goals. Being trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy I have a wealth of knowledge in teaching coping skills to help a wide variety of diagnoses.
As a therapist for 25+ years, I believe it is important to recognize a person's strengths to help them deal with emotional difficulties when they occur. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families and the elderly to enhance their coping skills, so they have a variety of options to deal with their life stresses. I enjoy working in collaboration with people of all ages and diagnoses to achieve their mental health goals. Being trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy I have a wealth of knowledge in teaching coping skills to help a wide variety of diagnoses.
(484) 350-5345 View (484) 350-5345
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Scott Bragg
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAADC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301
Being a parent is a wonderful experience, but comes with many challenges (not all fun). Whether it is bonding with a new baby, guilt, sleep deprivation, or even balancing family life and work throughout the child’s life, being a dad can is a humbling role. It tests your ability to be your best self. However you look at it, it is normal and okay to have self-doubt and ask for help. Please reach out where needed and do not suffer in silence.
Being a parent is a wonderful experience, but comes with many challenges (not all fun). Whether it is bonding with a new baby, guilt, sleep deprivation, or even balancing family life and work throughout the child’s life, being a dad can is a humbling role. It tests your ability to be your best self. However you look at it, it is normal and okay to have self-doubt and ask for help. Please reach out where needed and do not suffer in silence.
(610) 486-3535 View (610) 486-3535
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Taunya Marie Tinsley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, DMin, NCC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Paoli, PA 19301  (Online Only)
I provide individual and group counseling services as well as educational programs across the life span. I operate from an existential, humanistic, person-centered philosophy that emphasizes meaning in one's life, self-actualization, responsibility, and relationships. I view counseling from a tripartite approach where I assist my clients with self-awareness, gaining knowledge, and developing strategies to manage effectively and successfully the various transitions they are experiencing in their lives. I employ my diverse training and integrate a multiplicity of therapeutic interventions that yield optimum results for the individual.
I provide individual and group counseling services as well as educational programs across the life span. I operate from an existential, humanistic, person-centered philosophy that emphasizes meaning in one's life, self-actualization, responsibility, and relationships. I view counseling from a tripartite approach where I assist my clients with self-awareness, gaining knowledge, and developing strategies to manage effectively and successfully the various transitions they are experiencing in their lives. I employ my diverse training and integrate a multiplicity of therapeutic interventions that yield optimum results for the individual.
(610) 854-9240 View (610) 854-9240
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Paoli Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
Paoli Psychological Associates is a group of mental health professionals dedicated to helping people develop the skills they need for life’s challenges. Our well-trained and experienced professionals provide quality care utilizing evidence-based approaches in a comfortable and friendly environment. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychological evaluation. Our counseling, psychotherapy, and testing services offer personalized attention and an individualized approach to helping people overcome life’s challenges, grow, and develop greater satisfaction and success. Tele-therapy is available throughout Pennsylvania.
Paoli Psychological Associates is a group of mental health professionals dedicated to helping people develop the skills they need for life’s challenges. Our well-trained and experienced professionals provide quality care utilizing evidence-based approaches in a comfortable and friendly environment. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and psychological evaluation. Our counseling, psychotherapy, and testing services offer personalized attention and an individualized approach to helping people overcome life’s challenges, grow, and develop greater satisfaction and success. Tele-therapy is available throughout Pennsylvania.
(610) 644-8182 View (610) 644-8182
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Karen M Snyder
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
Having spent over 25 years in the corporate sector, I understand the pressures facing individuals as they struggle to balance life and work. Anxiety, depression, and overwhelm can result from being out of balance in body, mind, and spirit. These issues may also arise from old wounds going back years or even decades. If you feel like life is too much and want to find a healthier path forward, we can work together to help you find relief and make better decisions. I invite you to come and find healing and peace in your life.
Having spent over 25 years in the corporate sector, I understand the pressures facing individuals as they struggle to balance life and work. Anxiety, depression, and overwhelm can result from being out of balance in body, mind, and spirit. These issues may also arise from old wounds going back years or even decades. If you feel like life is too much and want to find a healthier path forward, we can work together to help you find relief and make better decisions. I invite you to come and find healing and peace in your life.
(484) 559-7812 View (484) 559-7812
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Stephanie Brooks Pirozzi | Meyerbrook Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Paoli, PA 19301
“You’ve always had the power, you just had to learn it for yourself.” These famous words echo a universal truth; no matter what your life experience, personal power lies at the heart of who you are. As a holistic, strength-based therapist, I understand how all aspects of self - mind, body and essence - work together to access inner wisdom and inspire the best version of you. I work with adolescents, adults and families in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, grief and relational problems to help identify and dismantle disruptive thought and behavior patterns that get the way of living your best life.
“You’ve always had the power, you just had to learn it for yourself.” These famous words echo a universal truth; no matter what your life experience, personal power lies at the heart of who you are. As a holistic, strength-based therapist, I understand how all aspects of self - mind, body and essence - work together to access inner wisdom and inspire the best version of you. I work with adolescents, adults and families in the treatment of depression, anxiety, mood dysregulation, grief and relational problems to help identify and dismantle disruptive thought and behavior patterns that get the way of living your best life.
(484) 218-5445 View (484) 218-5445

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Number of Therapists in Paoli, PA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Paoli, PA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
71% Stress
65% Trauma and PTSD
64% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
69% Highmark
51% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Paoli, PA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Paoli?

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.