Therapists in 32806

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Vladimir Escobar
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MSCP, PCC, EMDR
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
Many of us have experienced traumatic situations which have left a negative imprint within us, and consequently feelings of guilt, shame, fear, anxiety, depression and despair. While we can repress the effects of these traumatic events and their accompanying symptoms; it will only be temporary, since failure to process these incidents will generate in us different types of emotional disorders that will rob us of our quality of life.
Many of us have experienced traumatic situations which have left a negative imprint within us, and consequently feelings of guilt, shame, fear, anxiety, depression and despair. While we can repress the effects of these traumatic events and their accompanying symptoms; it will only be temporary, since failure to process these incidents will generate in us different types of emotional disorders that will rob us of our quality of life.
(321) 295-8727 View (321) 295-8727
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Nicholas Freeman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Nick believes in people and change. He believes that when people lean into discomfort and challenge, people can grow and overcome through some of life's most challenging obstacles. Nick specializes in the treatment of trauma of all varieties. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, bereavement, life transitions and adjustment disorders are just some of the areas he also treats. He is always willing to help anyone who is seeking to make positive change. From there, Nick and clients make a team effort to move forward.
Nick believes in people and change. He believes that when people lean into discomfort and challenge, people can grow and overcome through some of life's most challenging obstacles. Nick specializes in the treatment of trauma of all varieties. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, bereavement, life transitions and adjustment disorders are just some of the areas he also treats. He is always willing to help anyone who is seeking to make positive change. From there, Nick and clients make a team effort to move forward.
(321) 340-2709 View (321) 340-2709
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Tyler Baso
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
In my approach to therapy, I draw on the idea that we're all navigating life's currents as interconnected beings. Each person is both a microcosm of the entire puzzle and a small piece, shaped by both personal experiences and the influences of the world around us. I believe that understanding ourselves involves exploring the invisible forces that guide us. We become our patterns. It's a bit like being both the sculptor and the clay, adapting to the constant flow of energy within us and the world. At the core of my philosophy is the recognition that our personal growth is an internal journey.
In my approach to therapy, I draw on the idea that we're all navigating life's currents as interconnected beings. Each person is both a microcosm of the entire puzzle and a small piece, shaped by both personal experiences and the influences of the world around us. I believe that understanding ourselves involves exploring the invisible forces that guide us. We become our patterns. It's a bit like being both the sculptor and the clay, adapting to the constant flow of energy within us and the world. At the core of my philosophy is the recognition that our personal growth is an internal journey.
(321) 766-9077 View (321) 766-9077
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Waverly Erica Cole
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFTI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
My personal and educational journey has made helping people work through their anxiety, depression, family turmoil, and trauma my life's purpose. Let's help you survive and thrive in your day to day life.
My personal and educational journey has made helping people work through their anxiety, depression, family turmoil, and trauma my life's purpose. Let's help you survive and thrive in your day to day life.
(321) 430-6898 x104 View (321) 430-6898 x104
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Gale Community Services LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
Focused on psychological testing in Central Florida! While some mental health practitioners focus on therapy, Dr. Amber Popovitz-Gale's passion has always been in the evaluation and testing of clients and providing accurate, detailed, clinically-sound results. Whether it be providing ADHD, gifted-child, dementia, or full psychological evaluations, Gale Community Services LLC can meet your referral needs in a timely manner!
Focused on psychological testing in Central Florida! While some mental health practitioners focus on therapy, Dr. Amber Popovitz-Gale's passion has always been in the evaluation and testing of clients and providing accurate, detailed, clinically-sound results. Whether it be providing ADHD, gifted-child, dementia, or full psychological evaluations, Gale Community Services LLC can meet your referral needs in a timely manner!
(689) 210-3208 View (689) 210-3208
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Maria Rolon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Some days you wake up and as soon as you open your eyes, those sensations related to depression or anxiety say hello to you even before you were able to get out of bed. On other days you were not able to sleep because your thoughts are 100mph, leaving you feeling exhausted, sick, worried, angry, or sad, with no energy or worthlessness, or full of fears and insecurities. Tell me how your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors you are engaging in are controlling your life, changing the way you see yourself and relate with others, or how they are taking away your desire to be present, here and now, enjoying today to the fullest potential.
Some days you wake up and as soon as you open your eyes, those sensations related to depression or anxiety say hello to you even before you were able to get out of bed. On other days you were not able to sleep because your thoughts are 100mph, leaving you feeling exhausted, sick, worried, angry, or sad, with no energy or worthlessness, or full of fears and insecurities. Tell me how your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors you are engaging in are controlling your life, changing the way you see yourself and relate with others, or how they are taking away your desire to be present, here and now, enjoying today to the fullest potential.
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M. Joanna Vilar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
I have been working in mental health since 2001. I specialize in various forms of psychological evaluation for both children and adults. This includes assessment to identify learning disabilities, AD/HD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and behavioral, mood or anxiety disorders. Oftentimes, having the right diagnosis can determine the most effective treatment plan. I also provide evaluations for both children and adults involved in family and dependency court.
I have been working in mental health since 2001. I specialize in various forms of psychological evaluation for both children and adults. This includes assessment to identify learning disabilities, AD/HD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, and behavioral, mood or anxiety disorders. Oftentimes, having the right diagnosis can determine the most effective treatment plan. I also provide evaluations for both children and adults involved in family and dependency court.
(407) 901-3168 View (407) 901-3168
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Rick Adams
Counselor, PhD, MS, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
Hurting? In need of guidance and direction? In need of "real" therapy and "real" results or simply in need of counseling that works. For more than 26 years, I have had the opportunity to work with a multitude of cases and human behaviors that seek to hinder personal performance and individual capability. It is my desire to assist individuals, families, marriages and professionals holistically (physically, psychologically, emotionally, socially and spiritually) to achieve their GOD given potential.
Hurting? In need of guidance and direction? In need of "real" therapy and "real" results or simply in need of counseling that works. For more than 26 years, I have had the opportunity to work with a multitude of cases and human behaviors that seek to hinder personal performance and individual capability. It is my desire to assist individuals, families, marriages and professionals holistically (physically, psychologically, emotionally, socially and spiritually) to achieve their GOD given potential.
(407) 214-3415 View (407) 214-3415
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Anne Jones
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adults. This includes assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders, as well as behavior, mood, and anxiety disorders. I also complete evaluations required for inclusion in gifted or special education programs, pre-adoption, pre-surgical, and court-ordered evaluations. I am experienced in working with individuals of all ages, from preschool to the elderly. This includes individuals diagnosed with Neurocognitive Disorders (Dementia) and their families.
I specialize in comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adults. This includes assessment and diagnosis of learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders, as well as behavior, mood, and anxiety disorders. I also complete evaluations required for inclusion in gifted or special education programs, pre-adoption, pre-surgical, and court-ordered evaluations. I am experienced in working with individuals of all ages, from preschool to the elderly. This includes individuals diagnosed with Neurocognitive Disorders (Dementia) and their families.
(407) 901-3448 View (407) 901-3448
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Mark Gagnon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CNP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
As a clinician with ADHD I have experienced firsthand many of the issues that individuals with ADHD face on a daily basis (poor experience with providers, family conflict regarding diagnosis, learning skills to accommodate my specific flavor of neurodiversity, etc.). I think of ADHD as my own neurodiverse super power, and source of frustration. To paraphrase, “the ADHD giveth, and the ADHD taketh away.”
As a clinician with ADHD I have experienced firsthand many of the issues that individuals with ADHD face on a daily basis (poor experience with providers, family conflict regarding diagnosis, learning skills to accommodate my specific flavor of neurodiversity, etc.). I think of ADHD as my own neurodiverse super power, and source of frustration. To paraphrase, “the ADHD giveth, and the ADHD taketh away.”
(321) 360-4801 View (321) 360-4801
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Neytiri (Melissa) Marrs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
Hello and Congratulations on deciding to improve your life! No matter what stage you've reached or how overwhelmed you might feel, it's never too late to find a sense of peace and joy. If you're reading this profile, you are likely feeling a need for change. Or perhaps you hear a voice whispering, "There has to be something more". Life is too short to live with pain, fear, loneliness, and confusion. Just because you can't see how to get there doesn't mean it can't be done. I would be honored to walk this path of rediscovery with you.
Hello and Congratulations on deciding to improve your life! No matter what stage you've reached or how overwhelmed you might feel, it's never too late to find a sense of peace and joy. If you're reading this profile, you are likely feeling a need for change. Or perhaps you hear a voice whispering, "There has to be something more". Life is too short to live with pain, fear, loneliness, and confusion. Just because you can't see how to get there doesn't mean it can't be done. I would be honored to walk this path of rediscovery with you.
(321) 517-4433 View (321) 517-4433
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Danielle Means
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Danielle. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and deep breathing exercises to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
Hi there, I'm Danielle. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help high performers manage anxiety and avoid burnout. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness and deep breathing exercises to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself.
(407) 502-3978 View (407) 502-3978
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Elizabeth Yoak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth Yoak, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Reaching out for help can be an intimidating obstacle at first, and I am so glad you've taken this step! I specialize in helping people overcome trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. In my approach, I use a variety of techniques tailored to my client's specific needs. Some of the approaches I use include EMDR, mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and more. Each person is unique in their story and therefore the approach I use with each client varies based on what works best for them.
Welcome! My name is Elizabeth Yoak, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. Reaching out for help can be an intimidating obstacle at first, and I am so glad you've taken this step! I specialize in helping people overcome trauma, anxiety, and mood disorders. In my approach, I use a variety of techniques tailored to my client's specific needs. Some of the approaches I use include EMDR, mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and more. Each person is unique in their story and therefore the approach I use with each client varies based on what works best for them.
(321) 273-5158 View (321) 273-5158
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Sunshine Senior Counseling- Patricia Genao
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
Accepting new clients as of 2/15/2024. As a therapist for over 20 years, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues, feel and live better. I have extensive experience providing short and long-term psychotherapy for older adults and their caregivers. I strive to be supportive and non-judgmental. My aim is to help my clients to actively address issues in their lives, become free from their old patterns and move on to a better way of living. A client once described her progress in therapy as "the fog lifting" and experiencing a new ability to deal with everyday issues with new clarity and drive.
Accepting new clients as of 2/15/2024. As a therapist for over 20 years, I have helped people from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues, feel and live better. I have extensive experience providing short and long-term psychotherapy for older adults and their caregivers. I strive to be supportive and non-judgmental. My aim is to help my clients to actively address issues in their lives, become free from their old patterns and move on to a better way of living. A client once described her progress in therapy as "the fog lifting" and experiencing a new ability to deal with everyday issues with new clarity and drive.
(321) 270-7824 View (321) 270-7824
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Cynthia Crouch
Counselor, LMHC, CSAT, CAP, EMDR I
Verified
4 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a trauma trained and informed EMDR I clinician. Do you or someone you love struggle with an addiction? Is your anxiety overwhelming? Have you lost someone you love? Do you feel like no one understands your struggles? I do, and I am here to offer you compassion and unconditional acceptance. I would love to help you to understand that struggling with addiction and/or a mental health disorder does NOT define who you are. It is something you have, and it CAN be treated.
Currently accepting new clients. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a trauma trained and informed EMDR I clinician. Do you or someone you love struggle with an addiction? Is your anxiety overwhelming? Have you lost someone you love? Do you feel like no one understands your struggles? I do, and I am here to offer you compassion and unconditional acceptance. I would love to help you to understand that struggling with addiction and/or a mental health disorder does NOT define who you are. It is something you have, and it CAN be treated.
(407) 955-9934 View (407) 955-9934
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Lucianne Silva
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and also trained in EMDR. I practice individual, family, and group therapy. I have more than 5 years of experience working with trauma survivors and approach my work with clients from a systemic perspective, with focus on respecting each individual, and collaborating with clients in ways that help them access their own unique strengths and abilities with which to face life’s challenges.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and also trained in EMDR. I practice individual, family, and group therapy. I have more than 5 years of experience working with trauma survivors and approach my work with clients from a systemic perspective, with focus on respecting each individual, and collaborating with clients in ways that help them access their own unique strengths and abilities with which to face life’s challenges.
(321) 325-4928 View (321) 325-4928
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Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
(850) 446-7798 View (850) 446-7798
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Nicole Anderson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Free 15-minute video consultation. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, but I'm here to offer you the support and guidance you need. I'm Nicole Anderson, owner and therapist at Awaken Counseling Services, and my mission is to help you reclaim your life from debilitating anxiety, self-doubt, and difficult relationships. I understand what it's like to feel stuck, frustrated, confused, rejected, and alone. I hope to help you walk into awareness of your emotions, thoughts, and the stories we tell ourselves about our worth.
Free 15-minute video consultation. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, but I'm here to offer you the support and guidance you need. I'm Nicole Anderson, owner and therapist at Awaken Counseling Services, and my mission is to help you reclaim your life from debilitating anxiety, self-doubt, and difficult relationships. I understand what it's like to feel stuck, frustrated, confused, rejected, and alone. I hope to help you walk into awareness of your emotions, thoughts, and the stories we tell ourselves about our worth.
(407) 609-3999 View (407) 609-3999
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Jenna Burton
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806  (Online Only)
Chronic pain, Depression, Anxiety, and Autoimmune Symptoms can impact all areas of your and loved one's life. It can cause stress, panic, pain, fear based or foggy brain decisions, eating and sleep issues. You may have thoughts like I’m not good enough, I’m a failure, or I can’t handle it. EMDR recognizes how the brain and body are interconnected and that healthy relationships are the key to reaching more of your own potential, impacting the people around you in a more constructive way, thus creating healthier families, healthier workplaces, and a healthier world.
Chronic pain, Depression, Anxiety, and Autoimmune Symptoms can impact all areas of your and loved one's life. It can cause stress, panic, pain, fear based or foggy brain decisions, eating and sleep issues. You may have thoughts like I’m not good enough, I’m a failure, or I can’t handle it. EMDR recognizes how the brain and body are interconnected and that healthy relationships are the key to reaching more of your own potential, impacting the people around you in a more constructive way, thus creating healthier families, healthier workplaces, and a healthier world.
(321) 420-1887 View (321) 420-1887
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Itamara Stocker
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
Orlando, FL 32806
**Accepting New Clients** Are you going through a difficult time? Maybe you're struggling with your faith or searching for meaning in your life. Perhaps you're battling intrusive thoughts, dealing with a toxic relationship, or struggling with past wounds. If you're feeling unheard, overwhelmed, or unmotivated I'm here to help. Picture experiencing a breakthrough in the right direction: feeling purpose & hope, less intrusive thoughts & controlled emotions, a deeper connection with others, or finally facing the past challenges endured. If you're ready to begin a new chapter in your life journey, I would feel honored to walk with you.
**Accepting New Clients** Are you going through a difficult time? Maybe you're struggling with your faith or searching for meaning in your life. Perhaps you're battling intrusive thoughts, dealing with a toxic relationship, or struggling with past wounds. If you're feeling unheard, overwhelmed, or unmotivated I'm here to help. Picture experiencing a breakthrough in the right direction: feeling purpose & hope, less intrusive thoughts & controlled emotions, a deeper connection with others, or finally facing the past challenges endured. If you're ready to begin a new chapter in your life journey, I would feel honored to walk with you.
(321) 799-6331 View (321) 799-6331

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Number of Therapists in 32806

100+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 32806 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
76% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
66% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
81% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32806 see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32806?

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.