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Beach Counseling & Psychological Services
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC, BCPC, DAPA
Verified Verified
I have a unique perspective in that I have experience in other areas prior to psychology. I work on problem solving techniques often as quick as the first session, when applicable, because you come here for help. As a therapist, I am here to guide you in the direction you determine. I am not here to "tell you what to do", but rather help you focus on your issues, form goals, and attain those goals. Often I will used testing and other techniques to help identify problem areas, and therefore solutions, so that you may move on with your life.
I have a unique perspective in that I have experience in other areas prior to psychology. I work on problem solving techniques often as quick as the first session, when applicable, because you come here for help. As a therapist, I am here to guide you in the direction you determine. I am not here to "tell you what to do", but rather help you focus on your issues, form goals, and attain those goals. Often I will used testing and other techniques to help identify problem areas, and therefore solutions, so that you may move on with your life.
(850) 273-5649 View (850) 273-5649
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Jonathan Rollins
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing persistent emotional distress? Our ideal client is someone who recognizes the importance of their mental well-being and seeks support to overcome their struggles. They desire to break free from emotional burdens, rediscover their inner strength, nurture healthy relationships, manage stress and anxiety, and embrace self-care. They want to achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life, filled with personal growth and self-discovery.
Are you struggling with life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing persistent emotional distress? Our ideal client is someone who recognizes the importance of their mental well-being and seeks support to overcome their struggles. They desire to break free from emotional burdens, rediscover their inner strength, nurture healthy relationships, manage stress and anxiety, and embrace self-care. They want to achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life, filled with personal growth and self-discovery.
(850) 790-9605 View (850) 790-9605
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Miles Haas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Throughout my career I have provided care to people from different backgrounds including veterans, law enforcement, first responders, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I enjoy helping couples and families navigate challenges that arise in their dynamics, and combine session work with both individual and family sessions as needed.
Throughout my career I have provided care to people from different backgrounds including veterans, law enforcement, first responders, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. I have experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and bipolar disorder. I provide individual, couples, and group therapy. I enjoy helping couples and families navigate challenges that arise in their dynamics, and combine session work with both individual and family sessions as needed.
(850) 498-1450 View (850) 498-1450
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Kristi Srichan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life's demands, struggling to sleep due to responsibilities and emotional turmoil? I offer individual counseling and Brainspotting to help clients navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. We will develop a "toolbox" of coping skills and assist in establishing a roadmap towards self-awareness, growth, and positive change. I work alongside clients to explore challenges, set goals, and develop strategies for positive change. I have 10 years in community mental health and in private practice, and work with teenagers and adults.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life's demands, struggling to sleep due to responsibilities and emotional turmoil? I offer individual counseling and Brainspotting to help clients navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. We will develop a "toolbox" of coping skills and assist in establishing a roadmap towards self-awareness, growth, and positive change. I work alongside clients to explore challenges, set goals, and develop strategies for positive change. I have 10 years in community mental health and in private practice, and work with teenagers and adults.
(305) 901-3344 View (305) 901-3344
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Sanna-Shae Sterling
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Panama City, FL 32407
Hello, I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (RMFT-I) who has had years of experience working with families, first as a social worker and now as a therapist. I enjoy working with children and am passionate about helping families establish meaningful relationships with each other. I work with individuals, children, teenagers, parents, couples and families facing challenges such as managing their emotions, inability to focus, poor academic performance, adjusting to new environments, anxiety, depression, marital conflict, involvement with the Child Welfare System, just to name few. Looking forward to meeting with you!
Hello, I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (RMFT-I) who has had years of experience working with families, first as a social worker and now as a therapist. I enjoy working with children and am passionate about helping families establish meaningful relationships with each other. I work with individuals, children, teenagers, parents, couples and families facing challenges such as managing their emotions, inability to focus, poor academic performance, adjusting to new environments, anxiety, depression, marital conflict, involvement with the Child Welfare System, just to name few. Looking forward to meeting with you!
(850) 204-3661 View (850) 204-3661
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Rise Mind Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome! I'm Reyna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I work with Adults (18+) who are seeking support with a variety of needs to include major life adjustments, personal growth, depression/anxiety, trauma processing, grief, addiction/codependency and more. Much of our work together will be centered around your unique strengths and needs. I approach therapy with a decolonized and anti-oppressive lens. I aim to keep your power, culture, history and experiences at the center of our therapeutic relationship.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Reyna, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I work with Adults (18+) who are seeking support with a variety of needs to include major life adjustments, personal growth, depression/anxiety, trauma processing, grief, addiction/codependency and more. Much of our work together will be centered around your unique strengths and needs. I approach therapy with a decolonized and anti-oppressive lens. I aim to keep your power, culture, history and experiences at the center of our therapeutic relationship.
(850) 752-4702 View (850) 752-4702
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Vee Martinez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist and intuitive guide, therapist & coach who has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social worker for 12+ years. As a therapist, I feel strongly that we heal effectively when treated as a whole person. My work focuses on making the unconscious, conscious. The symptoms a client experiences are a part of a deeper problem, which we will uncover, together. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process through which I work with clients to gain a better understanding of how the environment, system, culture, & relationships interact with historical & present thoughts and emotions.
I am a licensed therapist and intuitive guide, therapist & coach who has practiced as a Licensed Clinical Social worker for 12+ years. As a therapist, I feel strongly that we heal effectively when treated as a whole person. My work focuses on making the unconscious, conscious. The symptoms a client experiences are a part of a deeper problem, which we will uncover, together. I view psychotherapy as a collaborative process through which I work with clients to gain a better understanding of how the environment, system, culture, & relationships interact with historical & present thoughts and emotions.
(850) 204-9308 View (850) 204-9308
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Michelle Lambert
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
In this life, we face so many unprecedented events that can make us feel like we cannot catch a breath. No matter how young or old one may be, it can be quite challenging to build resiliency and have hope as you persevere through your life's journey. My goal is to help shift your perspective through genuine connection, so you can overcome whatever battle you are facing. I believe there is no depression, anxiety, trauma, life-change, or addiction that cannot be controlled and re-directed. We all have a purpose that is much greater than our pain, and we all have the power to shift the trajectory in our lives.
In this life, we face so many unprecedented events that can make us feel like we cannot catch a breath. No matter how young or old one may be, it can be quite challenging to build resiliency and have hope as you persevere through your life's journey. My goal is to help shift your perspective through genuine connection, so you can overcome whatever battle you are facing. I believe there is no depression, anxiety, trauma, life-change, or addiction that cannot be controlled and re-directed. We all have a purpose that is much greater than our pain, and we all have the power to shift the trajectory in our lives.
(850) 404-0455 View (850) 404-0455
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Kiara Jones
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
With a compassionate approach, I provide a safe and welcoming environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am committed to helping clients navigate everyday life struggles to find a path towards empowerment and growth. Gentle Note: I do not provide services to clients who are actively suicidal, homocidal, and exhibit self harming behaviors. I encourage all prospective clients struggling with these concerns to please contact a provider that specializes in these concerns. I also do not provide assistance with custody issues.
With a compassionate approach, I provide a safe and welcoming environment for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I am committed to helping clients navigate everyday life struggles to find a path towards empowerment and growth. Gentle Note: I do not provide services to clients who are actively suicidal, homocidal, and exhibit self harming behaviors. I encourage all prospective clients struggling with these concerns to please contact a provider that specializes in these concerns. I also do not provide assistance with custody issues.
(850) 930-7230 View (850) 930-7230
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Neda Koehnemann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
I am a licensed psychologist in Florida with over twenty-five years of experience with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of mood disorders, parenting problems, behavior, and relationship issues. Working with patients that are having difficulties making life adjustments as life becomes more complex is what I enjoy the most because we all can become more adaptable and develop new skills and techniques to help us cope more effectively. Many people I work with are first responders, have PTSD, or are suffering from Acute Stress Disorder following a trauma.
I am a licensed psychologist in Florida with over twenty-five years of experience with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of mood disorders, parenting problems, behavior, and relationship issues. Working with patients that are having difficulties making life adjustments as life becomes more complex is what I enjoy the most because we all can become more adaptable and develop new skills and techniques to help us cope more effectively. Many people I work with are first responders, have PTSD, or are suffering from Acute Stress Disorder following a trauma.
(850) 429-4068 View (850) 429-4068
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Elizabeth Shine
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Feel like you’re in a constant struggle with daily struggle​ dragging down your quality of life like an anchor? Let's talk. I'm here to help you. Many people view therapy as one-sided conversation with little opportunity to experience each other as real people. I want you to know that I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve your goals and start living your life where you are excited to wake up every morning. Now accepting new client in Florida via telehealth.
Feel like you’re in a constant struggle with daily struggle​ dragging down your quality of life like an anchor? Let's talk. I'm here to help you. Many people view therapy as one-sided conversation with little opportunity to experience each other as real people. I want you to know that I am as real as it gets. I want to help you achieve your goals and start living your life where you are excited to wake up every morning. Now accepting new client in Florida via telehealth.
(636) 306-4341 View (636) 306-4341
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Rebecca L Clayton
Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I enjoy working with adults, children and adolescents. I believe that the central healing factor of effective therapy is a strong therapeutic connection or relationship between the client and the therapist. My goal in therapy is to offer a safe, warm haven to the client where they feel accepted and free to express the issues that brought them to therapy. I use an eclectic approach to therapy using a variety of theories and methods to approach the needs of the individual client.
I enjoy working with adults, children and adolescents. I believe that the central healing factor of effective therapy is a strong therapeutic connection or relationship between the client and the therapist. My goal in therapy is to offer a safe, warm haven to the client where they feel accepted and free to express the issues that brought them to therapy. I use an eclectic approach to therapy using a variety of theories and methods to approach the needs of the individual client.
(334) 468-5258 View (334) 468-5258
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Julie Blamasah
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
We will work together to build a solid recovery and resolve your depression, anxiety, fear, anger, experience of being overwhelmed or relationship issues. People walk into my office for many different reasons and there are many different ways to address the problems that you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on what works best for you. Whatever the issue, we will work together to develop a personalized plan that will help you feel good again. I offer compassion, complete confidentiality, and flexible hours with the option of in-home therapy sessions.
We will work together to build a solid recovery and resolve your depression, anxiety, fear, anger, experience of being overwhelmed or relationship issues. People walk into my office for many different reasons and there are many different ways to address the problems that you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on what works best for you. Whatever the issue, we will work together to develop a personalized plan that will help you feel good again. I offer compassion, complete confidentiality, and flexible hours with the option of in-home therapy sessions.
(850) 397-4930 View (850) 397-4930
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Lacy Allen Watkins Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Are your fears keeping you from reaching your highest potential? Are you struggling with frightening, intrusive thoughts? Do you feel overwhelmed and tired of carrying a heavy burden alone? Fears can cause us a great deal of pain. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional if you have the right mindset. Whether you struggle with emotional distress or are interested in personal growth, using evidence-based practices, I will guide you on a path of problem exploration and assist you in eliciting your own solutions and overcoming fears that have held you back. Let me guide you on a journey of recovery.
Are your fears keeping you from reaching your highest potential? Are you struggling with frightening, intrusive thoughts? Do you feel overwhelmed and tired of carrying a heavy burden alone? Fears can cause us a great deal of pain. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional if you have the right mindset. Whether you struggle with emotional distress or are interested in personal growth, using evidence-based practices, I will guide you on a path of problem exploration and assist you in eliciting your own solutions and overcoming fears that have held you back. Let me guide you on a journey of recovery.
(321) 710-0764 View (321) 710-0764
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Hughley's Mental Health Services, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, ICADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Panama City, FL 32407
Hello, I am Marvin Hughley, LMHC, MCAP, SAP, and owner of Hughley's Mental Health Services. I have over 15 years experience in the Counseling Profession. I am a Military Veteran who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. I am a State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional, and a Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional.
Hello, I am Marvin Hughley, LMHC, MCAP, SAP, and owner of Hughley's Mental Health Services. I have over 15 years experience in the Counseling Profession. I am a Military Veteran who graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University. I am a State of Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Masters Level Certified Addictions Professional, and a Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional.
(850) 972-1338 View (850) 972-1338
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Amy Pico
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING...LOST? Not in the traditional sense, perhaps, but numb, nervous, or detached. Disconnected from who you are, or where you’re going. Stuck in a fog of unnecessary pain or in the ruts of everyday life, struggling with the same issues, over and over again. No longer will you have to piece together the differing advice of multiple practitioners; together we’ll employ a wide array of supports. Using the best of modern psychotherapeutic practices and ancient healing we’ll reach a holistic solution. As a psychotherapist, I’ve learned pain can be released, trauma can be resolved and healing is your birthright.
HAVE YOU BEEN FEELING...LOST? Not in the traditional sense, perhaps, but numb, nervous, or detached. Disconnected from who you are, or where you’re going. Stuck in a fog of unnecessary pain or in the ruts of everyday life, struggling with the same issues, over and over again. No longer will you have to piece together the differing advice of multiple practitioners; together we’ll employ a wide array of supports. Using the best of modern psychotherapeutic practices and ancient healing we’ll reach a holistic solution. As a psychotherapist, I’ve learned pain can be released, trauma can be resolved and healing is your birthright.
(850) 303-6980 View (850) 303-6980
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Katie Truax
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Life can be so tough. Even when we want to live our best lives and thrive, sometimes it can just feel impossible to see the way to get there. When we've done the best we can and things still aren't working the way we want them to, that's when it's time to reach out and get help. As a therapist, it's my job to come along beside you, work with you to get really clear about all aspects of what is going on in the here and now, help you figure out where it is you would like to be instead, and walk with you from point A to point B.
Life can be so tough. Even when we want to live our best lives and thrive, sometimes it can just feel impossible to see the way to get there. When we've done the best we can and things still aren't working the way we want them to, that's when it's time to reach out and get help. As a therapist, it's my job to come along beside you, work with you to get really clear about all aspects of what is going on in the here and now, help you figure out where it is you would like to be instead, and walk with you from point A to point B.
(404) 429-2505 View (404) 429-2505
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Robert Kuchta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life and the lives of those you care about. I am a guide, supporter, educator, facilitator, mediator, and advocate. I will help you develop increased insight and self acceptance, nurture your strengths, learn to make better choices, and come to trust yourself more. You deserve to live in hope, have self respect, and trust yourself.
My goal is to help you improve the quality of your life and the lives of those you care about. I am a guide, supporter, educator, facilitator, mediator, and advocate. I will help you develop increased insight and self acceptance, nurture your strengths, learn to make better choices, and come to trust yourself more. You deserve to live in hope, have self respect, and trust yourself.
(850) 200-0779 View (850) 200-0779
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Maura Lee Pratt
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you thought about what it would be like to stop “getting by” every day & start living a more valued & meaningful life? Are you having issues in managing life? No matter what you are going through, I am here to help. I believe therapy is a process, formed by the bond between therapist & client, working side-by-side. I meet you where you are, go at your pace, & assist you in achieving your goals. With my life experiences, education & training, I have lots of skills/tools at my disposal to find the right ones for you to begin living a healthier & happier life. I look forward to exploring this journey with you.
Have you thought about what it would be like to stop “getting by” every day & start living a more valued & meaningful life? Are you having issues in managing life? No matter what you are going through, I am here to help. I believe therapy is a process, formed by the bond between therapist & client, working side-by-side. I meet you where you are, go at your pace, & assist you in achieving your goals. With my life experiences, education & training, I have lots of skills/tools at my disposal to find the right ones for you to begin living a healthier & happier life. I look forward to exploring this journey with you.
(850) 426-4543 View (850) 426-4543
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Marissa Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP, CBHCMS
Verified Verified
Panama City Beach, FL 32407  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Clients! My name is Marissa Gilbert and I have been practicing for about 9 years. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and support you in your journey of personal growth and healing. I want to create a safe space where you can come and express yourself in a supportive, non judgmental session. My approach to therapy depends on the client and where they are currently. I'm here to work with you, listen to your concerns and help you develop insights to navigate the challenges you maybe facing. Whether you need that extra support in depression, anxiety, family or your own self esteem I want to help!
Currently Accepting Clients! My name is Marissa Gilbert and I have been practicing for about 9 years. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with you and support you in your journey of personal growth and healing. I want to create a safe space where you can come and express yourself in a supportive, non judgmental session. My approach to therapy depends on the client and where they are currently. I'm here to work with you, listen to your concerns and help you develop insights to navigate the challenges you maybe facing. Whether you need that extra support in depression, anxiety, family or your own self esteem I want to help!
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Number of Therapists in 32407

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 32407 who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
69% Grief
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
76% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 32407 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32407?

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.