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Alan Cyr
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for choosing to learn more about my approach to psychotherapy and counseling! My name is Alan Cyr and I am passionate about helping others find the health, happiness, and the success that they are seeking in their lives. Whether you are looking to make positive changes in your life, reduce or eliminate unpleasant mental health symptoms, learn healthier coping strategies, and/or develop healthier interpersonal relationships, I would be honored to accompany you on your journey, sharing empirically-verified and evidenced-based interventions whenever possible.
Hello and thank you for choosing to learn more about my approach to psychotherapy and counseling! My name is Alan Cyr and I am passionate about helping others find the health, happiness, and the success that they are seeking in their lives. Whether you are looking to make positive changes in your life, reduce or eliminate unpleasant mental health symptoms, learn healthier coping strategies, and/or develop healthier interpersonal relationships, I would be honored to accompany you on your journey, sharing empirically-verified and evidenced-based interventions whenever possible.
(352) 670-2968 View (352) 670-2968
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Michelle Mallen
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Appointments Available. I work with individuals and couples experiencing difficult situations. Whether it is relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, general life uncertainty — or all the above — what you need is real change. I'll draft a plan, put it in writing for you to keep, and then we'll work the plan to get you results. All different backgrounds, situations, or orientations welcomed. I would be honored to work with you.
Morning, Afternoon, and Evening Appointments Available. I work with individuals and couples experiencing difficult situations. Whether it is relationship issues, anxiety, depression, stress, general life uncertainty — or all the above — what you need is real change. I'll draft a plan, put it in writing for you to keep, and then we'll work the plan to get you results. All different backgrounds, situations, or orientations welcomed. I would be honored to work with you.
(321) 463-4865 View (321) 463-4865
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Katelyn Stiles
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Everyone deserves to have a safe space to feel heard, accepted as you are, and become who you want to be. If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, depressed or struggling, you found the right place for you. We all have stressors throughout our lives and sometimes just need the extra support to get through whatever it may be. My office is a safe place for children, teens and adults to come work through any problems they might be having.
Everyone deserves to have a safe space to feel heard, accepted as you are, and become who you want to be. If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, depressed or struggling, you found the right place for you. We all have stressors throughout our lives and sometimes just need the extra support to get through whatever it may be. My office is a safe place for children, teens and adults to come work through any problems they might be having.
(407) 308-5621 View (407) 308-5621
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Rise Up Mental Health & Wellness Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LHMC
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Do you want to be a better version of yourself? Let's face it, Life is hard. Relationships are hard. We all have a story. The people in our lives, or not in our lives, have helped to create that story. Engaging our story takes courage and helps to integrate our lives, this integration is what rewires our brain and body for healthy connection. Our stories begin to make sense as we link our past and present. By looking at our story we begin looking at the places in our lives where we have been harmed and we surprisingly find freedom, hope, and joy.
Do you want to be a better version of yourself? Let's face it, Life is hard. Relationships are hard. We all have a story. The people in our lives, or not in our lives, have helped to create that story. Engaging our story takes courage and helps to integrate our lives, this integration is what rewires our brain and body for healthy connection. Our stories begin to make sense as we link our past and present. By looking at our story we begin looking at the places in our lives where we have been harmed and we surprisingly find freedom, hope, and joy.
(407) 772-6847 View (407) 772-6847
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Eileen Stremming
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
If you have ever felt your issues were swept under the rug or if you have ever felt unheard, l want to listen. I pride myself in being non-judgmental and able to create a safe space where you feel comfortable to share— no matter the issue and no matter the size. If you have cultural considerations, I want to believe I can be understanding to those! I know all too well that sometimes life can be too much to handle on your own. I love being able to build a relationship with my clients where you can tell me what you do or don't like in your therapy. After all, these sessions are for you!
If you have ever felt your issues were swept under the rug or if you have ever felt unheard, l want to listen. I pride myself in being non-judgmental and able to create a safe space where you feel comfortable to share— no matter the issue and no matter the size. If you have cultural considerations, I want to believe I can be understanding to those! I know all too well that sometimes life can be too much to handle on your own. I love being able to build a relationship with my clients where you can tell me what you do or don't like in your therapy. After all, these sessions are for you!
(407) 499-1284 View (407) 499-1284
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Laura Gerbec
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
Not accepting new clients
Life is not meant to be lived obsessing over our anxious thoughts, hating ourselves, and feeling overwhelmed on a daily basis. There is a version of life where you do not live in your anxiety, you love yourself, and you feel at peace. There is a possibility to find acceptance and fulfillment, despite the things you have experienced. Those struggling with self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma- there is a release.
Life is not meant to be lived obsessing over our anxious thoughts, hating ourselves, and feeling overwhelmed on a daily basis. There is a version of life where you do not live in your anxiety, you love yourself, and you feel at peace. There is a possibility to find acceptance and fulfillment, despite the things you have experienced. Those struggling with self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma- there is a release.
(407) 915-9257 View (407) 915-9257
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Quanique Q Valera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
PARENTS, TEENS, BIPOC and LGBTQ. It is so hard when you feel alone and hopeless or worried that your best isn’t good enough, especially, for the people that you love and care about. Life keeps changing and it is hard to keep up when you don't feel like yourself. These changes can be related to school, career, fertility, gender, weight, sexuality, pregnancy, parenthood or caring for an aging relative. And the pain only grows when you can’t stop second guessing yourself, take that much needed break or friends and family don't quite understand.
PARENTS, TEENS, BIPOC and LGBTQ. It is so hard when you feel alone and hopeless or worried that your best isn’t good enough, especially, for the people that you love and care about. Life keeps changing and it is hard to keep up when you don't feel like yourself. These changes can be related to school, career, fertility, gender, weight, sexuality, pregnancy, parenthood or caring for an aging relative. And the pain only grows when you can’t stop second guessing yourself, take that much needed break or friends and family don't quite understand.
(321) 351-4796 View (321) 351-4796
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Toni Furbringer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
There is something wonderful about growing older, especially in this profession. For 36 years I have practiced psychotherapy, which is defined as the “care of the soul.” This type of work is not for the faint of heart. Healing is an intensely intimate, individual, and spiritual experience. We know our answers, the question is, "Are we brave enough to hear them?"
There is something wonderful about growing older, especially in this profession. For 36 years I have practiced psychotherapy, which is defined as the “care of the soul.” This type of work is not for the faint of heart. Healing is an intensely intimate, individual, and spiritual experience. We know our answers, the question is, "Are we brave enough to hear them?"
(407) 624-4918 View (407) 624-4918
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Jessica Pierce
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
Are you experiencing difficulty at home, work, school and in relationships due to anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or stress? Maybe you're going through a Iife transition, dealing with loss and grief, having relationship troubles, or just really struggling overall. I believe everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental place to process and move forward. Everyone deserves someone they feel safe sharing the tricky parts of life with and someone who is cheering them on toward healing and growth.
Are you experiencing difficulty at home, work, school and in relationships due to anxiety, low self-esteem, and/or stress? Maybe you're going through a Iife transition, dealing with loss and grief, having relationship troubles, or just really struggling overall. I believe everyone deserves a safe, non-judgmental place to process and move forward. Everyone deserves someone they feel safe sharing the tricky parts of life with and someone who is cheering them on toward healing and growth.
(407) 900-4915 View (407) 900-4915
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Alejandro Rodriguez
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
Don’t wait any longer. I am here to help you address the issues holding you back from living your best life. Are depression or anxiety overwhelming you and your life? Or are you currently experiencing grief due to a loss in your life? Are you struggling in your relationship? By providing a safe space, I can help you in your process of healing and/or reaching your goals. Whatever your struggle, you don’t have to go through it alone. We can walk through the pain together and find what solutions may work for you. Let's begin.
Don’t wait any longer. I am here to help you address the issues holding you back from living your best life. Are depression or anxiety overwhelming you and your life? Or are you currently experiencing grief due to a loss in your life? Are you struggling in your relationship? By providing a safe space, I can help you in your process of healing and/or reaching your goals. Whatever your struggle, you don’t have to go through it alone. We can walk through the pain together and find what solutions may work for you. Let's begin.
(321) 414-8667 View (321) 414-8667
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Spirit Journey Therapy
Counselor, MS, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you experience loneliness or lack a sense of direction? Are you looking for greater meaning and understanding in your life and life’s purpose? Are you seeking to create balance, and harmony in your life?
Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety or depression? Do you experience loneliness or lack a sense of direction? Are you looking for greater meaning and understanding in your life and life’s purpose? Are you seeking to create balance, and harmony in your life?
(321) 396-1526 View (321) 396-1526
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Jorge Melendez Noriega
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, RMFTI
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
At times, life can become too much to bear for a multitude of reasons and I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I am here to listen to all your worries, concerns, and whatever you wish to explore with your anxiety, depression, and relational issues. Are you looking to understand how to better form connections? Bring your questions, struggles, doubts, there is help available and ready to join you in this journey. My aim is to provide you with a safe and open space to make you feel welcome and accepted. I will support you as an individual, couple, and/or as a family.
At times, life can become too much to bear for a multitude of reasons and I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I am here to listen to all your worries, concerns, and whatever you wish to explore with your anxiety, depression, and relational issues. Are you looking to understand how to better form connections? Bring your questions, struggles, doubts, there is help available and ready to join you in this journey. My aim is to provide you with a safe and open space to make you feel welcome and accepted. I will support you as an individual, couple, and/or as a family.
(407) 584-5046 View (407) 584-5046
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Joseph Noecker
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750  (Online Only)
<Is Balance, relief of anxiety or depression, improving relationships, clarifying perspective, or increased performance important to you? Meaningful experience matters a great deal! With over 20 years of helping clients and a focus on results, I utilize Depth Psychology for Whole Self awareness and strategies an actions to rediscover and restore Balance and Joy in all areas of your life. My passion is in helping you find your best you, discover new found strengths, and more effective strategies to navigate life's complexities using a Holistic, Psychological, and Spiritual perspective to meet you as you are. From INSIGHT to ACTION.
<Is Balance, relief of anxiety or depression, improving relationships, clarifying perspective, or increased performance important to you? Meaningful experience matters a great deal! With over 20 years of helping clients and a focus on results, I utilize Depth Psychology for Whole Self awareness and strategies an actions to rediscover and restore Balance and Joy in all areas of your life. My passion is in helping you find your best you, discover new found strengths, and more effective strategies to navigate life's complexities using a Holistic, Psychological, and Spiritual perspective to meet you as you are. From INSIGHT to ACTION.
(407) 494-6287 View (407) 494-6287
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Britt Blakey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW , RCSWI
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Are you seeking support, connection, and an opportunity to make positive changes in your life? Do you want a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment? Is your goal to find peace, happiness, and a deeper understanding of yourself? Do you want to feel heard, valued, and empowered to overcome life's challenges? Are you a parent who is seeking help for your child? I work with children, teens, and adults, and if you answered YES to any of those questions, I'm here to walk this path with you, providing support and guidance as we navigate the ups and downs together. Call (407) 863-2121 to book an appointment.
Are you seeking support, connection, and an opportunity to make positive changes in your life? Do you want a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment? Is your goal to find peace, happiness, and a deeper understanding of yourself? Do you want to feel heard, valued, and empowered to overcome life's challenges? Are you a parent who is seeking help for your child? I work with children, teens, and adults, and if you answered YES to any of those questions, I'm here to walk this path with you, providing support and guidance as we navigate the ups and downs together. Call (407) 863-2121 to book an appointment.
(407) 874-5829 View (407) 874-5829
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Possibility Junction LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC-QS, MCAP
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Are you placing your personal needs last, seeing others as takers, afraid to asked for what you want? Do you find yourself constantly replaying old memories, angry, irritable, feeling hopeless, helpless, fearful, trapped by worries of the future, or feeling like you are just going through the motions? Are you struggling in your relationships or with keeping commitments to yourself or others? If so, you may benefit from talking to an experienced, empathetic professional who guarantees confidentiality. Help and support is only a phone call away and the consultation is free. The best time to take action is now. Call (689)249-1809 now.
Are you placing your personal needs last, seeing others as takers, afraid to asked for what you want? Do you find yourself constantly replaying old memories, angry, irritable, feeling hopeless, helpless, fearful, trapped by worries of the future, or feeling like you are just going through the motions? Are you struggling in your relationships or with keeping commitments to yourself or others? If so, you may benefit from talking to an experienced, empathetic professional who guarantees confidentiality. Help and support is only a phone call away and the consultation is free. The best time to take action is now. Call (689)249-1809 now.
(689) 204-2718 View (689) 204-2718
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Isabela Ceglia
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHI, MA
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
My ideal client is someone who is seeking support on their journey towards healing and personal growth. They may be facing challenges, like: Past Trauma, Stress and Anxiety, Feelings of Isolation. My ideal client wants to feel seen, heard, and valued. They are tired of struggling in silence and are ready to take proactive steps towards positive change. They seek therapy because they recognize the importance of investing in their mental health and well-being, knowing that they deserve to live a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. Ultimately, my ideal client is someone who is ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
My ideal client is someone who is seeking support on their journey towards healing and personal growth. They may be facing challenges, like: Past Trauma, Stress and Anxiety, Feelings of Isolation. My ideal client wants to feel seen, heard, and valued. They are tired of struggling in silence and are ready to take proactive steps towards positive change. They seek therapy because they recognize the importance of investing in their mental health and well-being, knowing that they deserve to live a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. Ultimately, my ideal client is someone who is ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery.
(407) 759-6859 View (407) 759-6859
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Holly Harrell
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
Therapy is often sought when feeling lost, overwhelmed or wanting to change parts of ourselves or our lives. I work collaboratively with you to increase self-understanding, identify & resolve internal conflicts and to discover core values, interests, desires & needs to help you build a more fulfilling life. I tailor your treatment by utilizing different modalities and techniques to help reduce your symptoms, understand your suffering and increase your ability to cope with stressors and triggers. We all struggle with destructive forces that impede us from achieving our goals, having healthy relationships and living authentically.
Therapy is often sought when feeling lost, overwhelmed or wanting to change parts of ourselves or our lives. I work collaboratively with you to increase self-understanding, identify & resolve internal conflicts and to discover core values, interests, desires & needs to help you build a more fulfilling life. I tailor your treatment by utilizing different modalities and techniques to help reduce your symptoms, understand your suffering and increase your ability to cope with stressors and triggers. We all struggle with destructive forces that impede us from achieving our goals, having healthy relationships and living authentically.
(407) 743-7907 View (407) 743-7907
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Ashley Dillon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
As a mental health professional, I want you to know that I'm here to help you live the life that's best for you. We all experience our unique challenges in life and none are too big, too small, or too buried to be worked through. My therapeutic style is inquisitive, humorous, and relaxed. I value honesty with my clients, communicating in a straight-forward manner. I use an eclectic approach in therapeutic intervention, tailoring methods to your specific needs. Your comfort is a priority and vital to your growth and healing.
As a mental health professional, I want you to know that I'm here to help you live the life that's best for you. We all experience our unique challenges in life and none are too big, too small, or too buried to be worked through. My therapeutic style is inquisitive, humorous, and relaxed. I value honesty with my clients, communicating in a straight-forward manner. I use an eclectic approach in therapeutic intervention, tailoring methods to your specific needs. Your comfort is a priority and vital to your growth and healing.
(321) 257-2540 View (321) 257-2540
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Anna Lommerse
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Longwood, FL 32750
Life is hard and so is the journey that you are currently walking through. It is okay to let people in. It is okay to trust a few people and let them walk with you through whatever journey it is that you are going through. You do not have to be alone in your life transition, anxiety, grief, relationship, or marriage struggles. As you take this step into counseling, let me journey through this season of healing, growth, exploration and understanding together with you. You will have a judgement free and safe space to come and talk/work through past hurts, current struggles, and learn about yourself and what makes you tick.
Life is hard and so is the journey that you are currently walking through. It is okay to let people in. It is okay to trust a few people and let them walk with you through whatever journey it is that you are going through. You do not have to be alone in your life transition, anxiety, grief, relationship, or marriage struggles. As you take this step into counseling, let me journey through this season of healing, growth, exploration and understanding together with you. You will have a judgement free and safe space to come and talk/work through past hurts, current struggles, and learn about yourself and what makes you tick.
(407) 955-5251 View (407) 955-5251
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Tara Spears
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, Sex, The
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Longwood, FL 32750
COUPLES, FAMILIES and LGBTQ. I want you to have the interpersonal relationships you deserve and that you have always dreamed of. My approach to counseling is relational in it's focus. By nature humans are relational and interdependent. There is nothing more painful than broken or harmful relationships. While not every relationship can or should be mended, the pain caused can be felt for years to come and exaggerate or cause many forms of mental illness to include anxiety and depression.
COUPLES, FAMILIES and LGBTQ. I want you to have the interpersonal relationships you deserve and that you have always dreamed of. My approach to counseling is relational in it's focus. By nature humans are relational and interdependent. There is nothing more painful than broken or harmful relationships. While not every relationship can or should be mended, the pain caused can be felt for years to come and exaggerate or cause many forms of mental illness to include anxiety and depression.
(407) 413-8379 View (407) 413-8379

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32750

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 32750 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD
65% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 32750 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32750?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.