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Char Listens, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with life issues and/or grief you do not have to struggle alone. I genuinely love people and enjoy helping individuals on their life journey. I offer hope, help, and healing, as well as provide appropriate coping strategies as you make positive changes to enhance your life journey. My education and life experience give me a unique and seasoned perspective to help you become mentally whole and healthy/as well as, offer support as you are striving to utilize your God-given gifts, talents, and discover your dreams.
If you are struggling with life issues and/or grief you do not have to struggle alone. I genuinely love people and enjoy helping individuals on their life journey. I offer hope, help, and healing, as well as provide appropriate coping strategies as you make positive changes to enhance your life journey. My education and life experience give me a unique and seasoned perspective to help you become mentally whole and healthy/as well as, offer support as you are striving to utilize your God-given gifts, talents, and discover your dreams.
(407) 545-2703 View (407) 545-2703
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Krista Manganiello
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who approaches therapy from a solution-focused and strength-based perspective. I provide clients with a place for meaningful collaboration of ideas in order to find short and long-term solutions to problems. I specialize in working with children, couples, and families dealing with transitions, divorce, trauma, depression and anxiety.  I have experience with children, couples and families. I am an adoption competent therapist, parent coach, and skilled in helping children and families navigate life changes and struggles.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who approaches therapy from a solution-focused and strength-based perspective. I provide clients with a place for meaningful collaboration of ideas in order to find short and long-term solutions to problems. I specialize in working with children, couples, and families dealing with transitions, divorce, trauma, depression and anxiety.  I have experience with children, couples and families. I am an adoption competent therapist, parent coach, and skilled in helping children and families navigate life changes and struggles.
(689) 400-7519 View (689) 400-7519
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Candace Fouquet
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
I believe the quality of the relationship with your therapist is the strongest predictor of success in therapy. I am passionate about cultivating a connection with my clients and creating a safe and non-judgmental space for them, in order to promote their fullest potential of functioning. I use individualized treatment that best fit my clients' needs, preferences, and comfort level. I work alongside you to help you reach an understanding of destructive patterns and then empower you with the skills necessary to regain a healthier sense of control in those areas.
I believe the quality of the relationship with your therapist is the strongest predictor of success in therapy. I am passionate about cultivating a connection with my clients and creating a safe and non-judgmental space for them, in order to promote their fullest potential of functioning. I use individualized treatment that best fit my clients' needs, preferences, and comfort level. I work alongside you to help you reach an understanding of destructive patterns and then empower you with the skills necessary to regain a healthier sense of control in those areas.
(321) 290-1538 View (321) 290-1538
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Dorimar Arroyo
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
Bilingual in English and Spanish. Bilingue en Ingles y Español. I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. Soy licenciada en la Florida con 8 años de experiencia como terapeuta profesional. I have experience in helping patients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a mis clientes con sus estresores, ansiedades, con pérdidas de seres queridos u otra índole, motivacion, autoestima y autoconfianza así como cambios o desarrollos de carreras.
Bilingual in English and Spanish. Bilingue en Ingles y Español. I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. Soy licenciada en la Florida con 8 años de experiencia como terapeuta profesional. I have experience in helping patients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. Tengo vasta experiencia ayudando a mis clientes con sus estresores, ansiedades, con pérdidas de seres queridos u otra índole, motivacion, autoestima y autoconfianza así como cambios o desarrollos de carreras.
(321) 394-9387 View (321) 394-9387
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Dr. Stephanie Rivera Velazquez
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, NCC, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
You want to feel like your old self, but life has been hitting you from every angle & can’t catch a break. You’re normally ambitious & successful, but have gone through a life transition, such as a breakup, promotion, engagement, or move. Adjusting to it causes you to feel stressed, anxious, sad, or affected your confidence, self-esteem & identity. Maybe you're experiencing miscommunication with your partner, wedding anxiety. You’re ready to improve your self-awareness, goals, boundaries & assertiveness. Most of all, you’re ready to become anew, feel in control of your life again. If it sounds like you, let's talk. Y hablo español.
You want to feel like your old self, but life has been hitting you from every angle & can’t catch a break. You’re normally ambitious & successful, but have gone through a life transition, such as a breakup, promotion, engagement, or move. Adjusting to it causes you to feel stressed, anxious, sad, or affected your confidence, self-esteem & identity. Maybe you're experiencing miscommunication with your partner, wedding anxiety. You’re ready to improve your self-awareness, goals, boundaries & assertiveness. Most of all, you’re ready to become anew, feel in control of your life again. If it sounds like you, let's talk. Y hablo español.
(407) 255-2952 View (407) 255-2952
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Amira K Suid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
I would love to help you if you are struggling with managing a recent break-up, crisis, job loss, depression, anxiety , mood swings, and any mental health concerns. I can understand how these issues may keep you from being happy on a day to day basis. My job is to help you break down self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors to help empower you to build your new foundation. You and I will make a great team by turning the emotional pain into a healthy gain in your life. Call me now for more information.
I would love to help you if you are struggling with managing a recent break-up, crisis, job loss, depression, anxiety , mood swings, and any mental health concerns. I can understand how these issues may keep you from being happy on a day to day basis. My job is to help you break down self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors to help empower you to build your new foundation. You and I will make a great team by turning the emotional pain into a healthy gain in your life. Call me now for more information.
(321) 221-5021 View (321) 221-5021
Lorraine Winkler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Lorraine has over forty years experience as a licensed clinical social worker since 1989. She is a broad generalist with a full life cycle caseload including gays, lesbians and transsexuals. Lorraine specializes in trauma including sexual, dual diagnosis, mood disorders and addictive disorders. Lorraine has certifications as a supervisor in Florida. She has specialized training in sex therapy, hypnotherapy, family therapy, couples counseling, PTSD and as a group facilitator.
Lorraine has over forty years experience as a licensed clinical social worker since 1989. She is a broad generalist with a full life cycle caseload including gays, lesbians and transsexuals. Lorraine specializes in trauma including sexual, dual diagnosis, mood disorders and addictive disorders. Lorraine has certifications as a supervisor in Florida. She has specialized training in sex therapy, hypnotherapy, family therapy, couples counseling, PTSD and as a group facilitator.
(689) 202-3186 View (689) 202-3186
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Michele Tingley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Michele has a diverse background working in a variety of behavioral health settings for over 24 years, including traditional outpatient therapy services, in-home therapy services, crisis intervention, behavioral analysis, foster care, inpatient assessments, medical social work, court ordered services, parent education and training, group home and sheltered workshop for individuals with developmental disabilities, nursing homes and clinical management. Michele earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, Majoring in Psychology, from the University of Florida in 1992.
Michele has a diverse background working in a variety of behavioral health settings for over 24 years, including traditional outpatient therapy services, in-home therapy services, crisis intervention, behavioral analysis, foster care, inpatient assessments, medical social work, court ordered services, parent education and training, group home and sheltered workshop for individuals with developmental disabilities, nursing homes and clinical management. Michele earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, Majoring in Psychology, from the University of Florida in 1992.
(689) 220-7072 View (689) 220-7072
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Maureen Lewis-Huebel
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
With a holistic background in mental health and health coaching, I am passionate about recognizing the unique individuality of each person that I work with and understand that there is no one size fits all approach in therapy. I strive to tailor my therapeutic and coaching approaches to each patient and focus on person centered planning and personal growth. My main area of focus is working with individuals who are experiencing generalized and social anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, emotional/stress eating, and substance abuse issues.
With a holistic background in mental health and health coaching, I am passionate about recognizing the unique individuality of each person that I work with and understand that there is no one size fits all approach in therapy. I strive to tailor my therapeutic and coaching approaches to each patient and focus on person centered planning and personal growth. My main area of focus is working with individuals who are experiencing generalized and social anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, emotional/stress eating, and substance abuse issues.
(321) 204-7838 View (321) 204-7838
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Margaret Morgan
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Ms. Morgan is a licensed mental health counselor with a background in healthcare. Areas of interest: Women in transition, self-esteem issues and siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Prior to pursuing a profession in mental health, Ms. Morgan worked in the healthcare field. Both disciplines have provided global personal/professional expertise in understanding the challenges faced physically and emotionally by clients and how to help them progress in a healthy, positive and productive manner. Specialties: Women in transition, building self-esteem, siblings of children diagnosed with cancer and adjustment issues.
Ms. Morgan is a licensed mental health counselor with a background in healthcare. Areas of interest: Women in transition, self-esteem issues and siblings of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. Prior to pursuing a profession in mental health, Ms. Morgan worked in the healthcare field. Both disciplines have provided global personal/professional expertise in understanding the challenges faced physically and emotionally by clients and how to help them progress in a healthy, positive and productive manner. Specialties: Women in transition, building self-esteem, siblings of children diagnosed with cancer and adjustment issues.
(689) 220-7524 View (689) 220-7524
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Stephanie Barshay
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating, shopping, and hoarding), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, children and adolescents in foster care, OCD, and eating disorders. I am a qualified supervisor for therapists, have treated professionals with substance abuse disorders to maintain their licensure, and was employed as a psycho-forensic evaluator for the Public Defender's Office in Delaware.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida with over 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including addictions (drugs, alcohol, gambling, eating, shopping, and hoarding), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, trauma, children and adolescents in foster care, OCD, and eating disorders. I am a qualified supervisor for therapists, have treated professionals with substance abuse disorders to maintain their licensure, and was employed as a psycho-forensic evaluator for the Public Defender's Office in Delaware.
(786) 981-8391 View (786) 981-8391
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Margaret Cornwell
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
Margaret (Meg) Cornwell is a licensed mental health counselor who has been practicing since 1991. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mary Washington University in Fredericksberg, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. Meg believes in a client centered approach that employs a variety of techniques, based on the individual's needs. She draws heavily from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, which have years of research validating their effectiveness.
Margaret (Meg) Cornwell is a licensed mental health counselor who has been practicing since 1991. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Mary Washington University in Fredericksberg, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology. Meg believes in a client centered approach that employs a variety of techniques, based on the individual's needs. She draws heavily from cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, which have years of research validating their effectiveness.
(689) 210-3686 View (689) 210-3686
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Megan Hunt
Counselor
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page, I am dedicated to providing you with a safe and comfortable space to explore your emotions and personal struggles. My goal is to help you challenge your fears and insecurities, and ultimately find the path to the fulfilling life you desire. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These techniques allow me to tailor my approach to your specific needs, and to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique circumstances.
Hello and welcome to my page, I am dedicated to providing you with a safe and comfortable space to explore your emotions and personal struggles. My goal is to help you challenge your fears and insecurities, and ultimately find the path to the fulfilling life you desire. My approach is rooted in evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These techniques allow me to tailor my approach to your specific needs, and to create a personalized treatment plan that fits your unique circumstances.
(321) 343-3635 View (321) 343-3635
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Jill Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Jill Mercer Graves is a psychotherapist who has been practicing since 1995. She graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas with a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. Jill has also been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Jill believes in looking at the whole person, rather than simply a diagnosis. Her client's background, environment, life experiences, health, beliefs, and strengths all contribute valuable information for individualized treatment. Jill strives to meet client where they are and assist in reaching their identified goals. Jill exclusively provides individual therapy to clients 18 years and older.
Jill Mercer Graves is a psychotherapist who has been practicing since 1995. She graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas with a degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. Jill has also been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. Jill believes in looking at the whole person, rather than simply a diagnosis. Her client's background, environment, life experiences, health, beliefs, and strengths all contribute valuable information for individualized treatment. Jill strives to meet client where they are and assist in reaching their identified goals. Jill exclusively provides individual therapy to clients 18 years and older.
(689) 219-5103 View (689) 219-5103
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Lauren Dueck
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Lauren Romeo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. Lauren has experience working with complex trauma, mood and behavioral issues, attachment disorders, self-harm, suicide ideation, and anxiety disorders. Her area of strength is working with children, adolescents, and their families. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys reading, walking her dog, and cooking.
Lauren Romeo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who has been practicing since 2021. Lauren has experience working with complex trauma, mood and behavioral issues, attachment disorders, self-harm, suicide ideation, and anxiety disorders. Her area of strength is working with children, adolescents, and their families. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys reading, walking her dog, and cooking.
(321) 419-1262 View (321) 419-1262
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Nancy A Johnson
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829
"I believe that everyone can have a redemptive story. If you are feeling helpless or hopeless, let me walk along side of you exploring ways to bring life and hope back to your life so that you will have a redemptive story to share." I am a licensed mental health counselor with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology. My passion is for children and families and I try to make it possible to help anyone who has a need. I have over 18 years of experience seeing optimal results in stabilizing clients and witnessing growth and change. I am passionate about what I do and I am committed to the community I serve.
"I believe that everyone can have a redemptive story. If you are feeling helpless or hopeless, let me walk along side of you exploring ways to bring life and hope back to your life so that you will have a redemptive story to share." I am a licensed mental health counselor with a doctoral degree in counseling psychology. My passion is for children and families and I try to make it possible to help anyone who has a need. I have over 18 years of experience seeing optimal results in stabilizing clients and witnessing growth and change. I am passionate about what I do and I am committed to the community I serve.
(407) 792-2938 View (407) 792-2938
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William John Barnett
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
Not accepting new clients
I believe everyone has a story to tell. Helping people tell their story can lead to healing. In addition to planning treatment, I believe the therapist's role is to partner with families to uncover the meaning behind the untold story. I currently work as a private practitioner covering a broad range of treatment concerns. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, childhood behavior disorders and parenting, as well as specialization with helping teens overcome social and behavior concerns. I also specialize in anxiety disorders, self-esteem and mood disorders.
I believe everyone has a story to tell. Helping people tell their story can lead to healing. In addition to planning treatment, I believe the therapist's role is to partner with families to uncover the meaning behind the untold story. I currently work as a private practitioner covering a broad range of treatment concerns. My areas of specialty include relationship difficulties, childhood behavior disorders and parenting, as well as specialization with helping teens overcome social and behavior concerns. I also specialize in anxiety disorders, self-esteem and mood disorders.
(407) 801-4861 View (407) 801-4861
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Trent E. Murray
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829
Trent has a deep understanding of people and how life's events shape them. He enjoys hearing people's stories and helping them see their life in a new way. Trent practices Reality-based counseling-focusing on what is happening in a person life, not minimizing its impact, but trying to gain a perspective on what might be going on underneath the surface. He encourages clients to share, feel, let go and be brutally honest with themselves and others. In doing this, he can help them discover what next steps might be right for them.
Trent has a deep understanding of people and how life's events shape them. He enjoys hearing people's stories and helping them see their life in a new way. Trent practices Reality-based counseling-focusing on what is happening in a person life, not minimizing its impact, but trying to gain a perspective on what might be going on underneath the surface. He encourages clients to share, feel, let go and be brutally honest with themselves and others. In doing this, he can help them discover what next steps might be right for them.
(407) 269-5852 View (407) 269-5852
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Jacqueline Whitehill
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Orlando, FL 32829
I am a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor with a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and 20 years of experience as a provider of mental health services in Orlando, Florida. I have special training in abuse and trauma recovery, and extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in both individual and family therapy treatment modalities. Though I have experience treating many different types of mental health problems, the majority of my work has been treating individuals challenged by anxiety and mood disorders, and working with families to improve family relationship functioning.
I am a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor with a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and 20 years of experience as a provider of mental health services in Orlando, Florida. I have special training in abuse and trauma recovery, and extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in both individual and family therapy treatment modalities. Though I have experience treating many different types of mental health problems, the majority of my work has been treating individuals challenged by anxiety and mood disorders, and working with families to improve family relationship functioning.
(407) 871-6605 View (407) 871-6605
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Georgina Panting
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orlando, FL 32829  (Online Only)
If you are looking for help with feeling stressed, unmotivated, sad, anxious or to improve your relationship, then I can help. Supporting people to achieve meaningful lives and have connected relationships, in our culturally diverse society, is my life’s calling. As an immigrant, I have experienced the challenges of adjusting to a new 'everything'. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I understand the challenges of dealing with complicated health issues, loss, depression, and anxiety. A Christian counseling perspective is offered to those clients who may choose such an approach. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
If you are looking for help with feeling stressed, unmotivated, sad, anxious or to improve your relationship, then I can help. Supporting people to achieve meaningful lives and have connected relationships, in our culturally diverse society, is my life’s calling. As an immigrant, I have experienced the challenges of adjusting to a new 'everything'. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I understand the challenges of dealing with complicated health issues, loss, depression, and anxiety. A Christian counseling perspective is offered to those clients who may choose such an approach. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
(407) 347-2936 View (407) 347-2936
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32829

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 32829 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
81% Depression
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Self Esteem
63% Relationship Issues
63% Coping Skills
63% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
88% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
75% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32829 see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

94% Female
6% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32829?

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.