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Amy E Lato, LLC
MS , EdS
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Not accepting new clients
Is your child or adolescent struggling with emotional or academic issues in this stressful world they are facing? Do they have relationship issues that impact their functioning in school, within their family or in their daily life? Are they struggling to adjust to situational stressors? I have worked with both children and adolescents and focus on general health and wellness as well as academic success and goal attainment.
Is your child or adolescent struggling with emotional or academic issues in this stressful world they are facing? Do they have relationship issues that impact their functioning in school, within their family or in their daily life? Are they struggling to adjust to situational stressors? I have worked with both children and adolescents and focus on general health and wellness as well as academic success and goal attainment.
(850) 659-6482 View (850) 659-6482
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Mike Drury, PsyD, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
Welcome! As a licensed psychologist, I provide evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) using telepsychology, which is as effective as in-person meetings for anxiety and depressive disorders. Most of the clients I treat have struggled with anxiety, panic, OCD (e.g., intrusive thoughts and health anxiety-related obsessions), and depression. During treatment, clients learn what makes these difficulties continue to occur, learn new ways to respond to them, and feel more empowered and confident to navigate emotions moving forward.
Welcome! As a licensed psychologist, I provide evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) using telepsychology, which is as effective as in-person meetings for anxiety and depressive disorders. Most of the clients I treat have struggled with anxiety, panic, OCD (e.g., intrusive thoughts and health anxiety-related obsessions), and depression. During treatment, clients learn what makes these difficulties continue to occur, learn new ways to respond to them, and feel more empowered and confident to navigate emotions moving forward.
(850) 820-2508 View (850) 820-2508
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Terese Herring
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by the stressors of everyday life, it helps to know that help is available. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who will listen without judgment, and offer support through life's struggles. I believe that the counseling experience should be a positive one, in which a trusting professional relationship is established between counselor and client.
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by the stressors of everyday life, it helps to know that help is available. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who will listen without judgment, and offer support through life's struggles. I believe that the counseling experience should be a positive one, in which a trusting professional relationship is established between counselor and client.
(850) 846-6591 View (850) 846-6591
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Michael Haney
Counselor, PhD, NCC, CISM
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
Dr. Michael L Haney has over 35 years of experience specializing in child abuse, trauma, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, crisis intervention, disaster behavioral and mental health response. He works with children, adolescents, and adults. He is an adjunct faculty at the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Critical Incident Stress Manager, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Haney is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team.
Dr. Michael L Haney has over 35 years of experience specializing in child abuse, trauma, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, crisis intervention, disaster behavioral and mental health response. He works with children, adolescents, and adults. He is an adjunct faculty at the College of Social Work at Florida State University. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor, a Critical Incident Stress Manager, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Haney is a part of the Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS) team.
(850) 374-6642 View (850) 374-6642
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Linda Sarvis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
My goal is to provide you with a relaxed, supportive, safe environment that allows us to evaluate and understand the core beliefs that may be blocking a healthy response to life. Combining cognitive behavioral therapy with spiritual guidance,I integrate a spiritual perspective using prayer and God's word to help you find solutions to your problems.
My goal is to provide you with a relaxed, supportive, safe environment that allows us to evaluate and understand the core beliefs that may be blocking a healthy response to life. Combining cognitive behavioral therapy with spiritual guidance,I integrate a spiritual perspective using prayer and God's word to help you find solutions to your problems.
(850) 252-8158 View (850) 252-8158
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David Voorting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified sexual addiction therapist-candidate (CSAT-candiate). I am also a committed Christian. My approach is create a warm, relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on building a strong collaborative therapeutic relationship. I believe that a strong client/counselor relationship is an important element in the counseling process. As a Christian, I believe that faith and a personal relationship with God is an incredible source of strength, comfort and guidance. As a counselor, I work to combine faith and standard treatment modalities in accordance with each client's needs and beliefs.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a certified sexual addiction therapist-candidate (CSAT-candiate). I am also a committed Christian. My approach is create a warm, relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on building a strong collaborative therapeutic relationship. I believe that a strong client/counselor relationship is an important element in the counseling process. As a Christian, I believe that faith and a personal relationship with God is an incredible source of strength, comfort and guidance. As a counselor, I work to combine faith and standard treatment modalities in accordance with each client's needs and beliefs.
(850) 394-9162 View (850) 394-9162
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Alternative Directions Counseling & Consulting
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QCS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Alyssa Milton and thank you for taking time to choose you and your families’ needs. At Alternative Directions Counseling & Consulting, we enjoy helping with teenagers and young adults focus on alternative paths in which they choose to go. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, life changing events, or even just feeling “stuck”, we're here to assist you in making choices that will bring positivity back in your life. Struggling with different emotions that has made it challenging in a variety of areas in your life? Let's work together to ensure those maladaptive behaviors and thoughts no longer impact your life.
Hello, I’m Alyssa Milton and thank you for taking time to choose you and your families’ needs. At Alternative Directions Counseling & Consulting, we enjoy helping with teenagers and young adults focus on alternative paths in which they choose to go. Whether you are dealing with depression, anxiety, life changing events, or even just feeling “stuck”, we're here to assist you in making choices that will bring positivity back in your life. Struggling with different emotions that has made it challenging in a variety of areas in your life? Let's work together to ensure those maladaptive behaviors and thoughts no longer impact your life.
(407) 759-7014 View (407) 759-7014
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Angela Durant Turner
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, BCC, EdS, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
I offer help for a wide variety of situations in your life or the life of a loved one. My practice is limited to teletherapy ONLY. I take insurance that allows for teletherapy or you can pay out-of-pocket ($100 all appts.). I see adults 18+ years old. I provide help for adjustment issues, life coaching, parenting, & many additional concerns. I am a licensed mental health counselor (DOH MH11535), National Certified Counselor (NBCC 242003), & a Board Certified Life Coach (CCE 1980). Please email or text me for an appointment. Thank you & I look forward to meeting you.
I offer help for a wide variety of situations in your life or the life of a loved one. My practice is limited to teletherapy ONLY. I take insurance that allows for teletherapy or you can pay out-of-pocket ($100 all appts.). I see adults 18+ years old. I provide help for adjustment issues, life coaching, parenting, & many additional concerns. I am a licensed mental health counselor (DOH MH11535), National Certified Counselor (NBCC 242003), & a Board Certified Life Coach (CCE 1980). Please email or text me for an appointment. Thank you & I look forward to meeting you.
(850) 564-8586 View (850) 564-8586
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David Alan Silvers
Counselor, MS, LMHC-S, CSAT, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309
David Silvers, Licensed Therapist – LMHC - State of Florida, and a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). He earned his MS from Troy State University in Counseling and Human Development and has trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes through the International Institute of Addiction Professionals (IITAP). David specializes in the treatment of sex addiction and other co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety, and trauma. He has been in the addiction treatment field since 2007 and understands the devastating effects of active addiction and that recovery and lasting change is possible.
David Silvers, Licensed Therapist – LMHC - State of Florida, and a CSAT (Certified Sex Addiction Therapist). He earned his MS from Troy State University in Counseling and Human Development and has trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes through the International Institute of Addiction Professionals (IITAP). David specializes in the treatment of sex addiction and other co-occurring disorders including depression, anxiety, and trauma. He has been in the addiction treatment field since 2007 and understands the devastating effects of active addiction and that recovery and lasting change is possible.
(850) 307-0540 View (850) 307-0540
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Tracy L Bane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. My specialties are stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parent/child issues, trauma, abuse, blended families, behavior problems, self esteem and parenting. I use a variety of modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, client- centered therapy, Solution focused therapy, and Christian counseling. I have a special love for teens, and love to see them blossom and grow as they discover their true potential. You will find our office to be a warm, friendly, relaxed place to seek wholeness.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families. My specialties are stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parent/child issues, trauma, abuse, blended families, behavior problems, self esteem and parenting. I use a variety of modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy, client- centered therapy, Solution focused therapy, and Christian counseling. I have a special love for teens, and love to see them blossom and grow as they discover their true potential. You will find our office to be a warm, friendly, relaxed place to seek wholeness.
(850) 665-2482 View (850) 665-2482
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Beth Kathryn Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping the clients I serve as they navigate life challenges. With nearly two decades of experience in wilderness settings as well as clinical settings, I have helped my clients with trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, addiction, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, aging, and family dynamics. I seek to build a connection of trust, understanding, and empathy with my clients. Listening to your concerns and helping you discover the best path for your circumstances is always my primary focus.
I am passionate about helping the clients I serve as they navigate life challenges. With nearly two decades of experience in wilderness settings as well as clinical settings, I have helped my clients with trauma, interpersonal relationship issues, addiction, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, aging, and family dynamics. I seek to build a connection of trust, understanding, and empathy with my clients. Listening to your concerns and helping you discover the best path for your circumstances is always my primary focus.
(850) 505-3970 View (850) 505-3970
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Marty Swanbrow Becker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
I focus on helping adolescents, college students, adults, couples, and families discover ways to cope with the problems they face. I believe we all have answers to our problems within us, but may need help in seeing a way through difficult times. I bring a range of approaches to our work together and tailor the treatment to your needs. I strive to provide a safe space for you to explore and be yourself. I have particular experience with treating anxiety, transition stressors, relationships, and depression, while promoting self-discovery. My goal is to help you lead a fulfilling life.
I focus on helping adolescents, college students, adults, couples, and families discover ways to cope with the problems they face. I believe we all have answers to our problems within us, but may need help in seeing a way through difficult times. I bring a range of approaches to our work together and tailor the treatment to your needs. I strive to provide a safe space for you to explore and be yourself. I have particular experience with treating anxiety, transition stressors, relationships, and depression, while promoting self-discovery. My goal is to help you lead a fulfilling life.
(850) 940-6854 View (850) 940-6854
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Karima Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients via teletherapy. I am ready to help you! I have been a therapist for over 9 years. My specialties include the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Trauma and Recovery, Stress Management, Adjustment and life transitions, Grief and Loss, Attachment and boundaries, Interpersonal relationship issues- including peer and family of origin. I view therapy as a mutual relationship with the Therapist and Client. I also strongly believe in the connection between physical and mental health, so my treatment will incorporate improving both of these areas of your life.
Currently accepting new clients via teletherapy. I am ready to help you! I have been a therapist for over 9 years. My specialties include the treatment of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Trauma and Recovery, Stress Management, Adjustment and life transitions, Grief and Loss, Attachment and boundaries, Interpersonal relationship issues- including peer and family of origin. I view therapy as a mutual relationship with the Therapist and Client. I also strongly believe in the connection between physical and mental health, so my treatment will incorporate improving both of these areas of your life.
(850) 809-0458 View (850) 809-0458
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Casey O'Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
A little bit about me, I am Casey O'Neal, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida, specializing in helping young adults and adolescents overcome challenging obstacles and build the foundation for a positive future.
A little bit about me, I am Casey O'Neal, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida, specializing in helping young adults and adolescents overcome challenging obstacles and build the foundation for a positive future.
(850) 660-3376 View (850) 660-3376
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Jim Bramblett
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309
I enjoy meeting with individuals and couples concerning a variety of issues to improve their relationships and overall well-being. Most of my clients present with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, substance use/abuse and/or grief (I also work with other issues as listed in my profile). Although I utilize an integrative approach, using multiple counseling theories, I view them all through a Christian lens to discern only what aligns with biblical truth. My passion is to determine what will best address your needs based on your personal concerns, circumstances, and challenges.
I enjoy meeting with individuals and couples concerning a variety of issues to improve their relationships and overall well-being. Most of my clients present with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, substance use/abuse and/or grief (I also work with other issues as listed in my profile). Although I utilize an integrative approach, using multiple counseling theories, I view them all through a Christian lens to discern only what aligns with biblical truth. My passion is to determine what will best address your needs based on your personal concerns, circumstances, and challenges.
(850) 918-8558 View (850) 918-8558
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Faith and Family Counseling
MA, LCMFT
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
I have a passion for marriages and for those struggling through some of life’s situations. I will use my 34 years of counseling experience to help individuals, couples, and families, find peace and hope from a biblical worldview. I went back to school to get my masters in counseling because I wanted to be able to help those that are hurting to the very best of my ability.
I have a passion for marriages and for those struggling through some of life’s situations. I will use my 34 years of counseling experience to help individuals, couples, and families, find peace and hope from a biblical worldview. I went back to school to get my masters in counseling because I wanted to be able to help those that are hurting to the very best of my ability.
(850) 754-7607 View (850) 754-7607
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Cecilia Rivas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Change can be hard, but I'm here to support you. My clients are often in transition, whether they're adapting to a new job or city, experiencing a change in relationships, coping with loss, managing a new health condition, immigrating, coming out, or simply reflecting on their goals in a new light. If that resonates with you, I want to help you flourish.
Change can be hard, but I'm here to support you. My clients are often in transition, whether they're adapting to a new job or city, experiencing a change in relationships, coping with loss, managing a new health condition, immigrating, coming out, or simply reflecting on their goals in a new light. If that resonates with you, I want to help you flourish.
(267) 440-6979 View (267) 440-6979
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Deborah E Jenkins, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. I use an integrated approach with emphasis in Emotional Focused Therapy which is a proven and empirical based practice effective with all types of therapy especially relationship therapy. Relationship issues can and do effect our mental state such as depression and anxiety. I help clients to gain insight to improve themselves and their relationships. This helps clients not only to address their current issues but gain tools and information for further development to building a healthier self and healthier relationship.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. I use an integrated approach with emphasis in Emotional Focused Therapy which is a proven and empirical based practice effective with all types of therapy especially relationship therapy. Relationship issues can and do effect our mental state such as depression and anxiety. I help clients to gain insight to improve themselves and their relationships. This helps clients not only to address their current issues but gain tools and information for further development to building a healthier self and healthier relationship.
(850) 400-2019 View (850) 400-2019
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Dr. Michelle A. Mitcham
Counselor, PhD, LMHC-S, NCC, CCMHC, CFM
Verified Verified
Tallahassee, FL 32309  (Online Only)
You are not alone. Life can be difficult. Decisions can be challenging. Navigating relationships, high school, college, friendships, family issues, trust, divorce, betrayal, women's issues, roommates, moving on, and adulthood. How do you balance it all? Let's work on your goals, You are worthy of happiness, love, being valued/validated. I look forward to helping you learn new strategies and tools that can change your life. What do you want? Let's have a courageous conversation. I look forward to helping you arrive at courageous solutions. You are WORTHY! Let's chat.
You are not alone. Life can be difficult. Decisions can be challenging. Navigating relationships, high school, college, friendships, family issues, trust, divorce, betrayal, women's issues, roommates, moving on, and adulthood. How do you balance it all? Let's work on your goals, You are worthy of happiness, love, being valued/validated. I look forward to helping you learn new strategies and tools that can change your life. What do you want? Let's have a courageous conversation. I look forward to helping you arrive at courageous solutions. You are WORTHY! Let's chat.
(850) 378-4024 View (850) 378-4024
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Jack Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tallahassee, FL 32309
TownsendARC provides individual counseling for a variety of addiction and mental health issues. We also provide a Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention treatment. We preform evaluations for Court, Probation, and provide the Federal DOT/FMCSA SAP Program (Qualified Substance Abuse Professional under Federal DOT). We also provide guidance for employers regarding the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. TownsendARC has been in business in Tallahassee since 1984 and was originally run by Dr. Albert Menduni at Tallahassee Community Hospital as the Addiction Recovery Center.
TownsendARC provides individual counseling for a variety of addiction and mental health issues. We also provide a Substance Abuse and Relapse Prevention treatment. We preform evaluations for Court, Probation, and provide the Federal DOT/FMCSA SAP Program (Qualified Substance Abuse Professional under Federal DOT). We also provide guidance for employers regarding the new Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. TownsendARC has been in business in Tallahassee since 1984 and was originally run by Dr. Albert Menduni at Tallahassee Community Hospital as the Addiction Recovery Center.
(850) 316-8657 View (850) 316-8657

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32309

50+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 32309 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
85% Depression
73% Stress
71% Self Esteem
65% Coping Skills
64% Relationship Issues
64% Grief

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Aetna
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Other

How Therapists in 32309 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32309?

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.