Therapists in Sellersville, PA

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Professional Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960
Welcome to PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES. Human beings often struggle with unpleasant thoughts, feelings and sensations that can seem almost unbearable and impact our behaviors and relationships. When we are consumed with emotional pain and suffering, it becomes a challenge to attend to other important parts of our life. This may be an important time for you where you realize that your life has shrunk significantly and you would like to create a life 'worth living' for yourself again.
Welcome to PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING SERVICES. Human beings often struggle with unpleasant thoughts, feelings and sensations that can seem almost unbearable and impact our behaviors and relationships. When we are consumed with emotional pain and suffering, it becomes a challenge to attend to other important parts of our life. This may be an important time for you where you realize that your life has shrunk significantly and you would like to create a life 'worth living' for yourself again.
(267) 356-4861 View (267) 356-4861
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William C. Roth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960
I have been helping others navigate their lives for nearly 35 years. Therapy can help you see from a new vantage point. Expect to resolve and heal distress linked to experiences of your past. Begin to recognize habits that no longer serve you. Practice being clear; responsible with your feelings and ask for what you need. Begin to build and reinforce healthy boundaries with others. Stop giving away your power. Practice thoughtful irritation; ending cycles of distressing anger that lead to shame and self criticism. Be kinder to yourself and practice making better choices. Only you can change your internal response to what is.
I have been helping others navigate their lives for nearly 35 years. Therapy can help you see from a new vantage point. Expect to resolve and heal distress linked to experiences of your past. Begin to recognize habits that no longer serve you. Practice being clear; responsible with your feelings and ask for what you need. Begin to build and reinforce healthy boundaries with others. Stop giving away your power. Practice thoughtful irritation; ending cycles of distressing anger that lead to shame and self criticism. Be kinder to yourself and practice making better choices. Only you can change your internal response to what is.
(215) 995-5074 View (215) 995-5074
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Patrice Hoffler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellersville, PA 18960  (Online Only)
As an empathetic therapist, I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting if no one is available. I also believe that asking for help can be overwhelming. I will meet you right where you are and help you to find solid solutions to your problems. I also understand the importance of implementing a treatment plan with obtainable goals and creating a therapeutic relationship.
As an empathetic therapist, I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting if no one is available. I also believe that asking for help can be overwhelming. I will meet you right where you are and help you to find solid solutions to your problems. I also understand the importance of implementing a treatment plan with obtainable goals and creating a therapeutic relationship.
(215) 309-8098 View (215) 309-8098
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Zoe A Carver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960
You are strong. You are unique. We can, and will, do this together. I pride myself on making the uncomfortable, comfortable. The Practice setting offers a safe, warm and learning environment. We can meet in the office, the park, or outside in nature on a walk. Our time together will be focused on personal growth and a deeper understanding of the actions that will allow for peace, balance and a positive human experience.
You are strong. You are unique. We can, and will, do this together. I pride myself on making the uncomfortable, comfortable. The Practice setting offers a safe, warm and learning environment. We can meet in the office, the park, or outside in nature on a walk. Our time together will be focused on personal growth and a deeper understanding of the actions that will allow for peace, balance and a positive human experience.
(610) 557-0109 View (610) 557-0109
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Susan V. Brewer
Counselor/Life Coach, BS, CADC, CC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellersville, PA 18960
WELCOME TO LIVING A LIFE OF BALANCE All of us face struggles in our lives. We experience problems and difficulties sometimes on a daily basis and other times only occasionally. When we feel stuck we have a tendency to repeat negative or self-defeating patterns/behaviors. This repetition often causes us to become overly critical of ourselves. Our work together is designed to help you to understand the why and how so that you can make the changes you want in your life. Change is never easy; however it is so worth it!! You will be pleasantly surprised by how happy you will become.
WELCOME TO LIVING A LIFE OF BALANCE All of us face struggles in our lives. We experience problems and difficulties sometimes on a daily basis and other times only occasionally. When we feel stuck we have a tendency to repeat negative or self-defeating patterns/behaviors. This repetition often causes us to become overly critical of ourselves. Our work together is designed to help you to understand the why and how so that you can make the changes you want in your life. Change is never easy; however it is so worth it!! You will be pleasantly surprised by how happy you will become.
(215) 297-4277 View (215) 297-4277
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Lindsey Shaak
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Lindsey (she/her) and I am a Masters Level Therapist dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all people on their journey. My goal is to meet my clients where they are at, helping to create a collaborative relationship that empowers my clients in their healing! Therapy can be a vulnerable place, and it is important you find a therapist that you "click" with and feel you can open up to. Please Note: I am ONLY doing REMOTE sessions at this time.
Hi, I am Lindsey (she/her) and I am a Masters Level Therapist dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for all people on their journey. My goal is to meet my clients where they are at, helping to create a collaborative relationship that empowers my clients in their healing! Therapy can be a vulnerable place, and it is important you find a therapist that you "click" with and feel you can open up to. Please Note: I am ONLY doing REMOTE sessions at this time.
(267) 354-8322 View (267) 354-8322
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Robin Beaumont
Psychologist, PhD, LLC
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960
My passion is helping people find their strength to cope with life challenges.I work alongside clients to help them discover and embrace their personal power. I feel my life work is to help people gain strength to move beyond the struggles of life and realize their full potential.
My passion is helping people find their strength to cope with life challenges.I work alongside clients to help them discover and embrace their personal power. I feel my life work is to help people gain strength to move beyond the struggles of life and realize their full potential.
(215) 874-6017 View (215) 874-6017
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Robin B Lynk
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"..... Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes"..... Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a cage without a key? Are you caught in an unexpected or difficult situation which seems increasingly demanding? Maybe you find yourself caught up in thoughts, memories or behaviors which leave you feeling diminished or scared, and leave others feeling worried about you. Via psychotherapy, we can turn these experiences around by effecting changes in the way you experience yourself and your world.
(215) 262-7400 View (215) 262-7400
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Dr. Flora Casallas PsyD,LPC,CADC Virtual Only
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, CADC
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960  (Online Only)
I was born in Cali, Colombia, and moved to the United States at age 7. I am bicultural and bilingual (Spanish/English). I have two Master's degrees, one in Addictions and the other in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). I also have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PCOM. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in PA and New York State. I have diverse and extensive professional experience. I have partnered with agencies such as Tesla,Google,Facebook,Starbucks & Ocean Spray. Google my name to get a sense of my accomplishments.
I was born in Cali, Colombia, and moved to the United States at age 7. I am bicultural and bilingual (Spanish/English). I have two Master's degrees, one in Addictions and the other in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). I also have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PCOM. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor & a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in PA and New York State. I have diverse and extensive professional experience. I have partnered with agencies such as Tesla,Google,Facebook,Starbucks & Ocean Spray. Google my name to get a sense of my accomplishments.
(215) 515-2250 View (215) 515-2250
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Michael Brown
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP-II, EMDR, IFS, EFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellersville, PA 18960  (Online Only)
Life often places barriers between us and our best selves, be it past traumas or present struggles like anxiety or relational conflicts. My ideal client seeks clarity and transformation, aspiring not just to cope, but truly thrive. They yearn for holistic guidance that respects both the intricacies of the mind and the broader tapestry of their life. Through a blend of neuroscience, trauma interventions, and mindfulness, I offer paths to a brighter, unburdened future.
Life often places barriers between us and our best selves, be it past traumas or present struggles like anxiety or relational conflicts. My ideal client seeks clarity and transformation, aspiring not just to cope, but truly thrive. They yearn for holistic guidance that respects both the intricacies of the mind and the broader tapestry of their life. Through a blend of neuroscience, trauma interventions, and mindfulness, I offer paths to a brighter, unburdened future.
(215) 608-7250 View (215) 608-7250
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Kate Sutphin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellersville, PA 18960
Whether you’re looking for support, a safe space, someone to help you make sense of everything inside — I’m here to help. You are the expert on yourself and your journey. I’m your guide to give you perspective, dig deeper, and just listen. Therapy with me looks different for everyone because I will focus on your goals and work with your strengths and needs.
Whether you’re looking for support, a safe space, someone to help you make sense of everything inside — I’m here to help. You are the expert on yourself and your journey. I’m your guide to give you perspective, dig deeper, and just listen. Therapy with me looks different for everyone because I will focus on your goals and work with your strengths and needs.
(267) 641-9614 View (267) 641-9614
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Dr. Felishatee Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960  (Online Only)
Feeling alone or misunderstood in your struggles? Do you find yourself feeling more and more disconnected from your daily tasks and support systems? Do you find yourself spending excessive time researching the worst case scenario? Are you staying up late to complete tasks and still feel like you are falling behind? If you are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, or major life transitions, connecting with a counselor may provide you with the extra support and tools you need for this challenging time. Taking the first step is challenging, but so worth it. My approach is judgment-free and compassionate.
Feeling alone or misunderstood in your struggles? Do you find yourself feeling more and more disconnected from your daily tasks and support systems? Do you find yourself spending excessive time researching the worst case scenario? Are you staying up late to complete tasks and still feel like you are falling behind? If you are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, or major life transitions, connecting with a counselor may provide you with the extra support and tools you need for this challenging time. Taking the first step is challenging, but so worth it. My approach is judgment-free and compassionate.
(412) 455-3751 View (412) 455-3751
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Nicole Cantor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sellersville, PA 18960
Throughout my work and training, I feel I have relearned the meaning of therapy. I, like most, used to see therapy as only a solution to a problem. Something has to be wrong in order for one to seek therapy. While counselors are certainly here to help with symptoms and adversities, I encourage anyone seeking growth and perspective to consider therapy. We have all heard the phrase, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Why do we have to wait for something to be broken? Reach out for support now, wherever you are in your timeline, because you deserve it and that’s ok.
Throughout my work and training, I feel I have relearned the meaning of therapy. I, like most, used to see therapy as only a solution to a problem. Something has to be wrong in order for one to seek therapy. While counselors are certainly here to help with symptoms and adversities, I encourage anyone seeking growth and perspective to consider therapy. We have all heard the phrase, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” Why do we have to wait for something to be broken? Reach out for support now, wherever you are in your timeline, because you deserve it and that’s ok.
(267) 263-7271 View (267) 263-7271
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Jennifer Parke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sellersville, PA 18960
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families through the most challenging times. Even the most exciting life transitions can be overwhelming leading you to feel anxious or depressed. Whether it is a change in the family system, in a job, or the natural changes that occur as we move through the stages of life. Using an integrative approach, I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families to guide them to discover moments of clarity. I take the time to listen to your story and see things as you see them to better understand all your experiences.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families through the most challenging times. Even the most exciting life transitions can be overwhelming leading you to feel anxious or depressed. Whether it is a change in the family system, in a job, or the natural changes that occur as we move through the stages of life. Using an integrative approach, I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families to guide them to discover moments of clarity. I take the time to listen to your story and see things as you see them to better understand all your experiences.
(267) 662-2883 View (267) 662-2883

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Amber DeMatteo
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Perkasie, PA 18944
Grief: Welcome to the club that nobody wants to be a part of. Grief can often feel like one of the most isolating and loneliest experiences we can go through. Sometimes the person you want to turn to most for comfort, is the one who is now physically gone. The pain can feel unbearable and so sad. You may find yourself wishing for more time, or feeling regrets. Or maybe your relationship was complicated and a lot of guilt or anger is coming up. You may wonder if this sadness will ever dissipate, or how to find happiness and move forward again. Whatever the journey ahead holds, you’re ready to start connecting with yourself again.
Grief: Welcome to the club that nobody wants to be a part of. Grief can often feel like one of the most isolating and loneliest experiences we can go through. Sometimes the person you want to turn to most for comfort, is the one who is now physically gone. The pain can feel unbearable and so sad. You may find yourself wishing for more time, or feeling regrets. Or maybe your relationship was complicated and a lot of guilt or anger is coming up. You may wonder if this sadness will ever dissipate, or how to find happiness and move forward again. Whatever the journey ahead holds, you’re ready to start connecting with yourself again.
(267) 762-6310 View (267) 762-6310
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Tamika Marie Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Perkasie, PA 18944  (Online Only)
My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ.
My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ.
(267) 848-8640 View (267) 848-8640
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Jenna Desrosiers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Perkasie, PA 18944
Not accepting new clients
Are you a mom or a future mom who is trying to adjust to pregnancy and life after having a child? Are you neurodivergent and trying to process dealing with people who just don't get you? Are you a tween or teen who gets nervous when taking a test or when around new people? Do you struggle with self-harm? Are you feeling hopeless or worried about the future? So much is unknown and is constantly changing in this world. By working on coping skills and ways to challenge unhelpful thinking, I can help you feel like "you" again.
Are you a mom or a future mom who is trying to adjust to pregnancy and life after having a child? Are you neurodivergent and trying to process dealing with people who just don't get you? Are you a tween or teen who gets nervous when taking a test or when around new people? Do you struggle with self-harm? Are you feeling hopeless or worried about the future? So much is unknown and is constantly changing in this world. By working on coping skills and ways to challenge unhelpful thinking, I can help you feel like "you" again.
(919) 585-1069 View (919) 585-1069
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Michael Avender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Perkasie, PA 18944
Seeking out therapy can be an intimidating process. It’s common to feel like your mental health won’t improve, that you will always be “stuck” in unhelpful thinking patterns, uncomfortable body sensations, and actions that don’t align with your values. My goal is to cultivate a safe, inclusive space where we can work collaboratively to address your concerns and shift into a space of healing. Therapy is not typically a place where you can find “quick fixes,” therefore I work to establish an authentic, nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship with my clients to support them in finding and experiencing meaningful, long-term change.
Seeking out therapy can be an intimidating process. It’s common to feel like your mental health won’t improve, that you will always be “stuck” in unhelpful thinking patterns, uncomfortable body sensations, and actions that don’t align with your values. My goal is to cultivate a safe, inclusive space where we can work collaboratively to address your concerns and shift into a space of healing. Therapy is not typically a place where you can find “quick fixes,” therefore I work to establish an authentic, nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship with my clients to support them in finding and experiencing meaningful, long-term change.
(267) 680-7165 View (267) 680-7165
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Introspective Alliance, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTP
Verified
Perkasie, PA 18944
Today's world is plagued by distractions that take us away from what is fundamentally important. Learning to separate from an illogical need to please others may allow us to determine our path and help us to be true to ourselves. There is no such thing as an ideal client, only willingness to look within as a shared experience is necessary for growth.
Today's world is plagued by distractions that take us away from what is fundamentally important. Learning to separate from an illogical need to please others may allow us to determine our path and help us to be true to ourselves. There is no such thing as an ideal client, only willingness to look within as a shared experience is necessary for growth.
(267) 354-8264 View (267) 354-8264
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Tamika Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Perkasie, PA 18944  (Online Only)
My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ.
My name is Tamika Johnson-Ogbu and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma informed therapy, reality therapy and motivational interviewing. I have also earned a Masters in Divinity where I have received a solid knowledge of pastoral care and Christian counseling. My focus is on the whole person, body, soul and spirit. My aim is to help you regain a sense of hope for your life that is found in Jesus Christ.
(484) 882-0418 View (484) 882-0418

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Number of Therapists in Sellersville, PA

10+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Sellersville, PA who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
93% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
79% Stress
57% Trauma and PTSD
57% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
90% Highmark
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Sellersville, PA see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Sellersville?

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.