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Laurie Iglesias
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, NBCCH, QS CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766  (Online Only)
As a woman, a licensed clinical social worker, and a psychotherapist; I am dedicated to supporting women reach their full potential. I help women regulate their nervous system so anxiety doesn't hold them back from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. Together we will create solutions that are sustainable and work for you.
As a woman, a licensed clinical social worker, and a psychotherapist; I am dedicated to supporting women reach their full potential. I help women regulate their nervous system so anxiety doesn't hold them back from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. Together we will create solutions that are sustainable and work for you.
(407) 603-1586 View (407) 603-1586
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Diane Solano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766  (Online Only)
As a therapist, with 15 years plus experience, my primary goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where individuals feel heard and understood. Through empathetic listening, evidenced-based techniques, and collaborative goal-setting, I assist clients in gaining insights, developing self-awareness, and building effective coping strategies. In our collaborative work, I strive to empower clients to develop healthier lives, enhance self-awareness and build resilience.
As a therapist, with 15 years plus experience, my primary goal is to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space where individuals feel heard and understood. Through empathetic listening, evidenced-based techniques, and collaborative goal-setting, I assist clients in gaining insights, developing self-awareness, and building effective coping strategies. In our collaborative work, I strive to empower clients to develop healthier lives, enhance self-awareness and build resilience.
(321) 273-7127 View (321) 273-7127
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Gerard Adam Kruse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
I endeavor in what I strongly believe is my life’s calling in helping improve the overall quality of life for others. With a blend of genuine warmth and compassion, as well as a keen use of clinical training I received while attending New York University, I am committed to your desire for whatever change you feel is needed in your life while providing a supportive, non-judgmental, & client-centered atmosphere. I work with clients beginning in adolescence through senior years & currently hold a license to practice in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, & New Mexico.
I endeavor in what I strongly believe is my life’s calling in helping improve the overall quality of life for others. With a blend of genuine warmth and compassion, as well as a keen use of clinical training I received while attending New York University, I am committed to your desire for whatever change you feel is needed in your life while providing a supportive, non-judgmental, & client-centered atmosphere. I work with clients beginning in adolescence through senior years & currently hold a license to practice in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, & New Mexico.
(321) 868-9512 View (321) 868-9512
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Dr. Tanya Montañez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chuluota, FL 32766  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself struggling with shame or guilt related to the past, traumatic experiences or prioritizing yourself and needs? Is it hard to say no; is fear of rejection almost paralyzing or your thought seem to have a mind of their own? Does fatigue, sadness or lack of energy and motivation prevent you from living your best life? We can all experience stress, feeling confused, lost and even depressive or anxiety related symptoms as we adapt to life's challenges. Although you can and have been managing it all alone, you do not have to.
Do you find yourself struggling with shame or guilt related to the past, traumatic experiences or prioritizing yourself and needs? Is it hard to say no; is fear of rejection almost paralyzing or your thought seem to have a mind of their own? Does fatigue, sadness or lack of energy and motivation prevent you from living your best life? We can all experience stress, feeling confused, lost and even depressive or anxiety related symptoms as we adapt to life's challenges. Although you can and have been managing it all alone, you do not have to.
(321) 475-7006 View (321) 475-7006
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Intuitive Mind & Body Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, YTT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
Welcome! My name is Shelby, I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, certified yoga teacher, and the Owner of Intuitive Mind & Body Counseling. I have over 8 years of experience in the mental health field, and I bring customized, compassionate care to each session to meet the needs of my clients. My approach as a holistic trauma therapist allows me to customize each session uniquely to each client's situation. My techniques help guide my client deeper into the unconscious layers of stored emotions to bring to awareness of what needs to be released. I work primarily with trauma, depression, anxiety, and body-image issues.
Welcome! My name is Shelby, I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, certified yoga teacher, and the Owner of Intuitive Mind & Body Counseling. I have over 8 years of experience in the mental health field, and I bring customized, compassionate care to each session to meet the needs of my clients. My approach as a holistic trauma therapist allows me to customize each session uniquely to each client's situation. My techniques help guide my client deeper into the unconscious layers of stored emotions to bring to awareness of what needs to be released. I work primarily with trauma, depression, anxiety, and body-image issues.
(407) 512-5842 View (407) 512-5842
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Kristal Pollack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
Our life experiences, stressors, and coping mechanisms can sometimes lead us to make choices that can produce more challenges than benefits. I view the therapeutic relationship as a non-judgmental partnership. It is my goal to collaboratively develop new effective ways to manage your distress, improve your relationships, and gain a better sense of who you are.
Our life experiences, stressors, and coping mechanisms can sometimes lead us to make choices that can produce more challenges than benefits. I view the therapeutic relationship as a non-judgmental partnership. It is my goal to collaboratively develop new effective ways to manage your distress, improve your relationships, and gain a better sense of who you are.
(407) 917-8462 View (407) 917-8462
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Lisa Turner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chuluota, FL 32766
Any relationship can use support from time to time, especially the ones between parents and their children,and couples in a partnership. Like a child going through developmental stages, parents and couples are faced with several developmental challenges in their own relationship. Come let me assist you in enhancing your skills to meet the many challenges of life. You can move your life to the next level!
Any relationship can use support from time to time, especially the ones between parents and their children,and couples in a partnership. Like a child going through developmental stages, parents and couples are faced with several developmental challenges in their own relationship. Come let me assist you in enhancing your skills to meet the many challenges of life. You can move your life to the next level!
(407) 347-6741 View (407) 347-6741
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Ute Krantz
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CTT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
Do you feel "stuck" repeating the same things over and over? Does it feel like you can't seem to move forward? Is anxiety and depression overwhelming you? Do you have trouble creating boundaries and sticking to them? It is very important that you make sure you find the right therapist for you, after all it is about YOUR journey to healing. Contact me for a consultation and see if we are a good fit and if not, I have a vast referral list because healing can only happen if you are working with the right therapist.
Do you feel "stuck" repeating the same things over and over? Does it feel like you can't seem to move forward? Is anxiety and depression overwhelming you? Do you have trouble creating boundaries and sticking to them? It is very important that you make sure you find the right therapist for you, after all it is about YOUR journey to healing. Contact me for a consultation and see if we are a good fit and if not, I have a vast referral list because healing can only happen if you are working with the right therapist.
(321) 337-0209 View (321) 337-0209
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Aimee Nimeh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
I have experience working with a diverse array of clients from varying backgrounds with unique concerns. I enjoy working with couples, children, and adults, primarily those who have experienced trauma, the grief associated with a loss, and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. My style and approach are personalized based on your needs, but are typically solution focused and rooted in empathy, partnership, and humor.
I have experience working with a diverse array of clients from varying backgrounds with unique concerns. I enjoy working with couples, children, and adults, primarily those who have experienced trauma, the grief associated with a loss, and mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. My style and approach are personalized based on your needs, but are typically solution focused and rooted in empathy, partnership, and humor.
(248) 419-1358 View (248) 419-1358
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Dorcar Cruz
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766
Dorcar Cruz, RMHCI Dorcar Cruz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2020. She has an M. Ed. Dorcar believes in a treatment philosophy that is both collaborative and holistic. She feels it is necessary for the person to participate in an open dialogue with the therapist regarding their doubts, strategies, their treatment, and progress. And then treating the whole person and not just their symptoms or diagnosis is key to providing comprehensive and effective care. In her spare time, Dorcar enjoys reading, walking, music, and traveling/road trips.
Dorcar Cruz, RMHCI Dorcar Cruz is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida who has been practicing since 2020. She has an M. Ed. Dorcar believes in a treatment philosophy that is both collaborative and holistic. She feels it is necessary for the person to participate in an open dialogue with the therapist regarding their doubts, strategies, their treatment, and progress. And then treating the whole person and not just their symptoms or diagnosis is key to providing comprehensive and effective care. In her spare time, Dorcar enjoys reading, walking, music, and traveling/road trips.
(321) 541-4384 View (321) 541-4384
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Laura Hutchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766
I am a licensed social worker with seven years of clinical experience who has worked with Individuals and minors between the ages of 13 and 17. My specialties include Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Self Esteem, and Women's Issues. My approach is a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Positive Psychology that will help define your concerns and create realistic goals. I believe that the relationship between counselor and client is significant, and I feel that real change begins in an environment where you feel comfortable and validated.
I am a licensed social worker with seven years of clinical experience who has worked with Individuals and minors between the ages of 13 and 17. My specialties include Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Self Esteem, and Women's Issues. My approach is a mix of Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based, and Positive Psychology that will help define your concerns and create realistic goals. I believe that the relationship between counselor and client is significant, and I feel that real change begins in an environment where you feel comfortable and validated.
(813) 548-5040 View (813) 548-5040
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Tom Daniele
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766
Tom Daniele is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2019. He has a B. A: History, Religious Studies, a B. S: Psychology, and a Master of Arts: Counselor Education- Mental Health Counseling from University of Central Florida. Tom seeks to provide clients with the support and methods that will help them achieve their goals within a framework they desire. He offers a unique perspective on the challenges of life through the lenses of philosophy, cognitive science, and biology. Tom looks to create a comfortable space for clients to be both totally honest as well as focused on their present needs.
Tom Daniele is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2019. He has a B. A: History, Religious Studies, a B. S: Psychology, and a Master of Arts: Counselor Education- Mental Health Counseling from University of Central Florida. Tom seeks to provide clients with the support and methods that will help them achieve their goals within a framework they desire. He offers a unique perspective on the challenges of life through the lenses of philosophy, cognitive science, and biology. Tom looks to create a comfortable space for clients to be both totally honest as well as focused on their present needs.
(407) 871-6684 View (407) 871-6684
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Robbi-Gail Batura
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766
My name is Robbi-Gail Batura, and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida with four years of experience. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude, with a Minor of Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with Distinction from Capella University.
My name is Robbi-Gail Batura, and I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida with four years of experience. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Cum Laude, with a Minor of Early Childhood Development and Education from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with Distinction from Capella University.
(407) 544-6430 View (407) 544-6430
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CLS3 Mental Health Fitness
P-MHC
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766  (Online Only)
I'm inspired to empower individuals faced with life challenges by assisting them understand their own emotional patterns, and direct them towards being the best version of themselves. Remember, I'm here to help! Collaboration is the key to unlocking your inner-peace, balance, and walking in your purpose!
I'm inspired to empower individuals faced with life challenges by assisting them understand their own emotional patterns, and direct them towards being the best version of themselves. Remember, I'm here to help! Collaboration is the key to unlocking your inner-peace, balance, and walking in your purpose!
(321) 386-1953 View (321) 386-1953
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Amy Vitacolonna
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766  (Online Only)
Are you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Sometimes life brings us to a place where we need to reach out and find help. If this is you, I would love to partner with you and help you find relief. Healing is about connecting with your true inner self and finding peace. Counseling is most effective when there is a connection with your therapist while discovering the triggers, patterns, and thoughts that often interrupt our quality of life. Come and discover how it feels to be heard, validated, and cared for! I bring a Biblically solid Christian perspective to the counseling session if desired.
Are you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed? Sometimes life brings us to a place where we need to reach out and find help. If this is you, I would love to partner with you and help you find relief. Healing is about connecting with your true inner self and finding peace. Counseling is most effective when there is a connection with your therapist while discovering the triggers, patterns, and thoughts that often interrupt our quality of life. Come and discover how it feels to be heard, validated, and cared for! I bring a Biblically solid Christian perspective to the counseling session if desired.
(727) 855-7574 View (727) 855-7574
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Kimberly McKillop
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766  (Online Only)
Are you feeling like life is a rollercoaster right now, and uncertain how to navigate it after a recent significant life event? Or, maybe ever since becoming a mom, dad, wife, or husband, it's consumed your identity, and you are discontent with life as a whole. Or, maybe you feel like if you hear that little voice in the back of your mind telling you, “You’re not good enough,” one more time, you might lose it. Or, exhausted from being the glue holding your relationship together mentally, emotionally, or physically. Life doesn’t have to be this way! It’s time to reclaim your right to have fun. I'm ready to take this journey with you!
Are you feeling like life is a rollercoaster right now, and uncertain how to navigate it after a recent significant life event? Or, maybe ever since becoming a mom, dad, wife, or husband, it's consumed your identity, and you are discontent with life as a whole. Or, maybe you feel like if you hear that little voice in the back of your mind telling you, “You’re not good enough,” one more time, you might lose it. Or, exhausted from being the glue holding your relationship together mentally, emotionally, or physically. Life doesn’t have to be this way! It’s time to reclaim your right to have fun. I'm ready to take this journey with you!
(941) 241-0427 View (941) 241-0427
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Holly Harrell
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
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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Kimberlee Roberson Schoening
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766
Kimberlee Roberson Schoening is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida who has been practicing since 1997. Kimberlee collaboratively assists clients in identifying and achieving goals primarily utilizing CBT, MI, Solution Focused theory. She believes the therapist and client work as a team toward the client's preferred outcome. Solutions are obtainable through creating a safe environment to work openly, collaboratively, and systemically.
Kimberlee Roberson Schoening is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida who has been practicing since 1997. Kimberlee collaboratively assists clients in identifying and achieving goals primarily utilizing CBT, MI, Solution Focused theory. She believes the therapist and client work as a team toward the client's preferred outcome. Solutions are obtainable through creating a safe environment to work openly, collaboratively, and systemically.
(407) 543-1735 View (407) 543-1735
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Melissa Bode
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oviedo, FL 32766
Have you hit a wall and are feeling lost about what to do or where to go next? Do you feel irritable, angry, anxious, or depressed? Is your teen defiant at home/school? Are their behaviors intensifying quickly? Is one dynamic within the family impacting the entire family? Do you feel like you are losing control? Imagine being able to regain control of your household by managing your teens behaviors, engaging in positive conversation, and even feeling an emotional connection with your child again. I have experience helping families decrease noncompliant and defiant behaviors to bring peace back into the home.
Have you hit a wall and are feeling lost about what to do or where to go next? Do you feel irritable, angry, anxious, or depressed? Is your teen defiant at home/school? Are their behaviors intensifying quickly? Is one dynamic within the family impacting the entire family? Do you feel like you are losing control? Imagine being able to regain control of your household by managing your teens behaviors, engaging in positive conversation, and even feeling an emotional connection with your child again. I have experience helping families decrease noncompliant and defiant behaviors to bring peace back into the home.
(321) 419-1820 View (321) 419-1820
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Susan Singer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oviedo, FL 32766
Susan Singer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from Walden University with a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Previously she worked in a variety of settings as a Social Worker with a bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW). Sue believes in an Integrative Approach, utilizing Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Exposure Response Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt, Grief work and a blend of other approaches so that she can meet the client's needs.
Susan Singer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who has been practicing since 2013. She graduated from Walden University with a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. Previously she worked in a variety of settings as a Social Worker with a bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW). Sue believes in an Integrative Approach, utilizing Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Exposure Response Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt, Grief work and a blend of other approaches so that she can meet the client's needs.
(407) 915-0768 View (407) 915-0768

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32766

30+

Average cost per session

$145

Therapists in 32766 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
74% Self Esteem
68% Trauma and PTSD
66% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
76% Cigna and Evernorth
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 32766 see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32766?

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.