Therapists in 32206

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Dr. Michelle Ellis
Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC-QS, NCC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206  (Online Only)
Life is full of unexpected changes that can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and sad. During these challenging times, it can be really helpful to talk about our experiences, understand them better, and find ways to heal. I specialize in helping everyday people like you navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you're struggling with relationships, dealing with anxiety or depression, coping with past traumas, or looking for a safe space to manage your emotions, I'm here to support you. Together, we can work on finding ways to cope with stress, develop self-awareness, address unresolved issues, and build healthier relationships.
Life is full of unexpected changes that can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and sad. During these challenging times, it can be really helpful to talk about our experiences, understand them better, and find ways to heal. I specialize in helping everyday people like you navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you're struggling with relationships, dealing with anxiety or depression, coping with past traumas, or looking for a safe space to manage your emotions, I'm here to support you. Together, we can work on finding ways to cope with stress, develop self-awareness, address unresolved issues, and build healthier relationships.
(904) 299-1608 View (904) 299-1608
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Imperfectly Perfect Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with expertise in providing therapy services to children and adolescents. My mission is to ignite awareness in our youth that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Helping children learn to embrace their imperfections breeds confidence and produce freedom in loving who they are. The bravest thing a child can be is themselves. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I assist children and adolescents to make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies, and lives. Assisting them to move toward greater health and wholeness in a safe, non-judgmental environment is always my focus.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with expertise in providing therapy services to children and adolescents. My mission is to ignite awareness in our youth that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Helping children learn to embrace their imperfections breeds confidence and produce freedom in loving who they are. The bravest thing a child can be is themselves. Utilizing evidence-based practices, I assist children and adolescents to make sense of what is going on in their minds, bodies, and lives. Assisting them to move toward greater health and wholeness in a safe, non-judgmental environment is always my focus.
(904) 469-1260 View (904) 469-1260
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Paulina Scaturro Allen
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Do you notice that you thrive in some areas of your life yet consistently struggle in others? Are you noticing the behaviors that once helped you survive are no longer necessary, let alone helpful? My name is Paulina and I specialize in helping people resolve inner traumas and break free from survival patterns so they can gain the confidence to create a more fulfilling life. I believe that with a little guidance and a lot of compassion, each individual has the inner capacity to heal. My style as a psychotherapist fuses mind-body modalities such as EMDR and mindfulness with a trauma-focused "inner parts" perspective.
Do you notice that you thrive in some areas of your life yet consistently struggle in others? Are you noticing the behaviors that once helped you survive are no longer necessary, let alone helpful? My name is Paulina and I specialize in helping people resolve inner traumas and break free from survival patterns so they can gain the confidence to create a more fulfilling life. I believe that with a little guidance and a lot of compassion, each individual has the inner capacity to heal. My style as a psychotherapist fuses mind-body modalities such as EMDR and mindfulness with a trauma-focused "inner parts" perspective.
(561) 462-5249 View (561) 462-5249
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Latasha Barber
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA Ed, NCC, LPC, SMFT
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
Now Accepting New Clients! When we experience difficult situations in our lives there is nothing more empowering than having a support system to help you find your voice and identity. You have taken a courageous step in seeking counseling and I will provide support and encouragement. I will help in undoing aloneness, increasing one’s capacity to self-love and co create the narrative to become your self at best. You will experience an empathetic, non-judgmental, holistic and strength-based approach to conquering your challenges and relationship barriers.
(727) 855-3361 View (727) 855-3361
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Loreley Caplan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32206  (Online Only)
Hola I'm Loreley. A bilingual therapist, licensed in Florida who specializes in working with young adults (18-30 y/o), helping them redefine their personal needs, priorities, and goals to reach a more fulfilling life. I also work with adult individuals (30-65 y/o), with diverse psychological concerns. / Hi! Soy Loreley, Psicóloga latina radicada en la Florida hace más de 20 años. Si necesitas apoyo porque sientes que tu vida no funciona como quisieras, yo te puedo ayudar a explorar opciones que te ayuden a lograr una vida más plena y feliz.
Hola I'm Loreley. A bilingual therapist, licensed in Florida who specializes in working with young adults (18-30 y/o), helping them redefine their personal needs, priorities, and goals to reach a more fulfilling life. I also work with adult individuals (30-65 y/o), with diverse psychological concerns. / Hi! Soy Loreley, Psicóloga latina radicada en la Florida hace más de 20 años. Si necesitas apoyo porque sientes que tu vida no funciona como quisieras, yo te puedo ayudar a explorar opciones que te ayuden a lograr una vida más plena y feliz.
(352) 780-1465 View (352) 780-1465
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Connie Hunt Worthy
Counselor, LMHC, QS, CYT-200
Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32206
I approach counseling with a trauma-informed perspective and the fundamental belief that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive changes to achieve well-being, contentment, and meaningful connection. While there are many factors that may interrupt your ability to live life fully, my goal is to help you identify, understand, and resolve your own unique life stressors.
I approach counseling with a trauma-informed perspective and the fundamental belief that we are all whole individuals - each of us unique; equally deserving of love, understanding, and compassion; and capable of making positive changes to achieve well-being, contentment, and meaningful connection. While there are many factors that may interrupt your ability to live life fully, my goal is to help you identify, understand, and resolve your own unique life stressors.
(904) 474-3179 View (904) 474-3179
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Catherine F Riggs-Bergesen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206  (Online Only)
I treat a vast variety of people with a wide array of issues. I stay fairly current in session, although the importance of our past cannot be underestimated. We coped and survived in a certain way as children. This is not to say these strategies are bad, they just are not useful anymore and new ones are to be explored to enhance the rest of your life. Some areas are relationships, dating, breakups, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, workaholic challenges. creativity, gay issues, and success.
I treat a vast variety of people with a wide array of issues. I stay fairly current in session, although the importance of our past cannot be underestimated. We coped and survived in a certain way as children. This is not to say these strategies are bad, they just are not useful anymore and new ones are to be explored to enhance the rest of your life. Some areas are relationships, dating, breakups, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, workaholic challenges. creativity, gay issues, and success.
(845) 345-8045 View (845) 345-8045
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Nyasha Poitier
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Let me begin by commending you for taking the first step on your counseling and healing journey. Seeking counseling is very personal and brave. Life obstacles and experiences can be stressful, overwhelming, and challenging at times. In therapy, I am here to serve as a guide and help you explore your deepest thoughts and feelings while providing you with a safe and non-judgmental space.
Let me begin by commending you for taking the first step on your counseling and healing journey. Seeking counseling is very personal and brave. Life obstacles and experiences can be stressful, overwhelming, and challenging at times. In therapy, I am here to serve as a guide and help you explore your deepest thoughts and feelings while providing you with a safe and non-judgmental space.
(904) 685-7870 View (904) 685-7870
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Kiara Nieves
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
My name is Kiara Nieves, MH21027. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Counseling. I specialize in working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I have worked in psychiatric facilities, private practice, and clinical research. My clients are looking for someone to openly listen, help them overcome challenges, and help them better understand themselves. I often work with clients with self-esteem concerns, anxiety, and depression.
My name is Kiara Nieves, MH21027. I have a master's degree in clinical psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Counseling. I specialize in working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I have worked in psychiatric facilities, private practice, and clinical research. My clients are looking for someone to openly listen, help them overcome challenges, and help them better understand themselves. I often work with clients with self-esteem concerns, anxiety, and depression.
(904) 606-9327 View (904) 606-9327
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Lawrence Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
My name is Lawrence Goldberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past 38 years I have worked in a variety of settings and have helped individuals with a number of concerns including adjusting to difficult or traumatic experiences. I work with adults adjusting to major life events such as divorce, career change, conflict at work, health challenges and those who have been through trauma.
My name is Lawrence Goldberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past 38 years I have worked in a variety of settings and have helped individuals with a number of concerns including adjusting to difficult or traumatic experiences. I work with adults adjusting to major life events such as divorce, career change, conflict at work, health challenges and those who have been through trauma.
(904) 775-7468 View (904) 775-7468
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Tiffany Cutler
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32206
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. I have found my style and approach are a good fit for young adults and adults that are struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I like to help my clients end the cycle of negative self-talk and begin the journey of self-love.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with adults experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem. I have found my style and approach are a good fit for young adults and adults that are struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I like to help my clients end the cycle of negative self-talk and begin the journey of self-love.
(904) 853-8681 View (904) 853-8681
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Positive Behavioral Solutions LLC
Counselor, MD
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Behavioral Health Agency that provides quality Mental Health Counseling, and Social Services. Our approach to Therapy is solution focused, client centered, and insight oriented. Our providers are highly trained and qualified in their respective area of expertise. Individuals seeking to make a positive change in their life are welcome to inquire about our programs. Services can be provided in office, home, or community settings/dependent upon your insurance coverage. We are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
Behavioral Health Agency that provides quality Mental Health Counseling, and Social Services. Our approach to Therapy is solution focused, client centered, and insight oriented. Our providers are highly trained and qualified in their respective area of expertise. Individuals seeking to make a positive change in their life are welcome to inquire about our programs. Services can be provided in office, home, or community settings/dependent upon your insurance coverage. We are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
(904) 587-4938 View (904) 587-4938
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Nathaniel Johnston
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience helping clients learn effective skills to manage stress and anxiety, along with identifying the root causes of addictions, & how to cope with trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with feeling depression, adjustment disorders, and relationship dysfunction, as well as with high school, college, and professional athletes for improved performance and well-being. I believe in short-term (3-5 days) and long-term (As long as needed) therapy treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
I am licensed in Florida with 12 years of professional work experience helping clients learn effective skills to manage stress and anxiety, along with identifying the root causes of addictions, & how to cope with trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with feeling depression, adjustment disorders, and relationship dysfunction, as well as with high school, college, and professional athletes for improved performance and well-being. I believe in short-term (3-5 days) and long-term (As long as needed) therapy treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion.
(904) 454-4766 View (904) 454-4766
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Miyoshia Plummer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience working with individuals who struggle with low self-awareness, low confidence, anger, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, and basic day-to-day struggles (adjustment/ confusion). My approach is a combination of Adlerian, CBT, DBT, person-centered, holistic, humanistic, and motivational approaches committed to empowering individuals. My main goal is to empower individuals that I work with to identify issues that have caused them distress and to assist in developing healthy skills and strategies to improve their quality of life.
Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 13 years of clinical experience working with individuals who struggle with low self-awareness, low confidence, anger, anxiety and depression, relationship issues, and basic day-to-day struggles (adjustment/ confusion). My approach is a combination of Adlerian, CBT, DBT, person-centered, holistic, humanistic, and motivational approaches committed to empowering individuals. My main goal is to empower individuals that I work with to identify issues that have caused them distress and to assist in developing healthy skills and strategies to improve their quality of life.
(904) 675-1381 View (904) 675-1381
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Avery May
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
My name is Avery May and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am most experienced working with individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety, symptoms of depression, family conflict and trauma. I primarily work with young adults and adolescents and implement solution-focused, CBT, DBT and EMDR techniques in my counseling sessions. I recall my own experience going through therapy as an adolescent and how awkward it felt to be expected to reveal all of my feelings to a “stranger”. I decided to become a therapist to help others feel safe in a vulnerable setting and comfortable sharing private aspects of
My name is Avery May and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am most experienced working with individuals struggling with symptoms of anxiety, symptoms of depression, family conflict and trauma. I primarily work with young adults and adolescents and implement solution-focused, CBT, DBT and EMDR techniques in my counseling sessions. I recall my own experience going through therapy as an adolescent and how awkward it felt to be expected to reveal all of my feelings to a “stranger”. I decided to become a therapist to help others feel safe in a vulnerable setting and comfortable sharing private aspects of
(904) 664-5583 View (904) 664-5583
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Yolanda Tingler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Hello! My name is Yolanda Tingler, but I prefer to be called Rhonda. My license number in FL is SW13846. I treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, OCD, Phobias, Trauma, Military life issues, etc using a variety of techniques. I specialize in individual, family, and group therapy for both Deaf/Hard of Hearing, people with disabilities, and hearing individuals. I have been a Sign Language Interpreter for 25 years so I am fluent in American Sign Language. I also work with college students as I am knowledgeable regarding student issues and academic needs
Hello! My name is Yolanda Tingler, but I prefer to be called Rhonda. My license number in FL is SW13846. I treat a variety of conditions including but not limited to ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Personality Disorders, OCD, Phobias, Trauma, Military life issues, etc using a variety of techniques. I specialize in individual, family, and group therapy for both Deaf/Hard of Hearing, people with disabilities, and hearing individuals. I have been a Sign Language Interpreter for 25 years so I am fluent in American Sign Language. I also work with college students as I am knowledgeable regarding student issues and academic needs
(904) 747-9055 View (904) 747-9055
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Khalliah Grace Bryant
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Here you are: new job, new identity, or new location -with new problems! If you're here, you want more out of life: to have more peace of mind, to set better boundaries, and to overcome obstacles new life transitions present. My therapy explores your upbringing, relationship patterns, and an in-depth look at daily habits/thoughts that could be impacting your ability to fully step into this new phase of life.
Here you are: new job, new identity, or new location -with new problems! If you're here, you want more out of life: to have more peace of mind, to set better boundaries, and to overcome obstacles new life transitions present. My therapy explores your upbringing, relationship patterns, and an in-depth look at daily habits/thoughts that could be impacting your ability to fully step into this new phase of life.
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Lori Kalaaukahi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
Hi there, my name is Lori Kalaaukahi and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Zephyrhills, Florida, I offer in-person and virtual therapy sessions for all Florida residents. I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, and trauma. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, accelerated resolution therapy, and EMDR therapy to help clients through their challenges in being their true authentic selves. I have experience with helping those in crisis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders, and more.
(904) 977-3235 View (904) 977-3235
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Natalie Feinblatt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206  (Online Only)
Survivor of trauma. Struggling with addiction. Creative. Do at least two of these three describe you? If you're struggling to get sober, you're fearful about the impact sobriety might have on your creativity (and life in general). If you're in early sobriety, you're trying to gain your footing in a new landscape. If you're a trauma survivor, you're confused as to why your insight & sensitivity aren't helping you get to that light at the end of the tunnel. What do you do if your pain is too great to manage on your own?
Survivor of trauma. Struggling with addiction. Creative. Do at least two of these three describe you? If you're struggling to get sober, you're fearful about the impact sobriety might have on your creativity (and life in general). If you're in early sobriety, you're trying to gain your footing in a new landscape. If you're a trauma survivor, you're confused as to why your insight & sensitivity aren't helping you get to that light at the end of the tunnel. What do you do if your pain is too great to manage on your own?
(720) 927-8170 View (720) 927-8170
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Vanessa San Millan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206
Hi, my name is Vanessa San Millan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals and families to address a range of social and emotional issues. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, post-partum anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about helping others and believe that every person has the potential to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I work with a wide range of individuals and families. I have experience with Self-esteem building, anxiety, depression, grief process, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and relationships.
Hi, my name is Vanessa San Millan, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have over 13 years of experience working with individuals and families to address a range of social and emotional issues. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationships, grief, post-partum anxiety, and depression. I am passionate about helping others and believe that every person has the potential to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. I work with a wide range of individuals and families. I have experience with Self-esteem building, anxiety, depression, grief process, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, and relationships.
(904) 877-3051 View (904) 877-3051

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32206

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 32206 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
75% Coping Skills
67% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions
63% Family Conflict
58% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
89% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32206 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32206?

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.