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Amber Hartnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS, MCAP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Food and weight have taken over your life. You're not even sure how it got this bad. Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you are NOT ENOUGH makes it even worse. The battle in your head is relentless, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed the inner voices are raging. Fighting against them is exhausting. It’s so hard holding it together when all you want is to be free of this burden. You don’t want to be a burden on others, so you smile and hold it in, all the while feeling shitty and overwhelmed. I get it I have been there, Eating disorders suck but recovery is possible! I am living proof.
Food and weight have taken over your life. You're not even sure how it got this bad. Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling like you are NOT ENOUGH makes it even worse. The battle in your head is relentless, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to bed the inner voices are raging. Fighting against them is exhausting. It’s so hard holding it together when all you want is to be free of this burden. You don’t want to be a burden on others, so you smile and hold it in, all the while feeling shitty and overwhelmed. I get it I have been there, Eating disorders suck but recovery is possible! I am living proof.
(321) 392-6744 View (321) 392-6744
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Terry Follett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with a present or past relationship causing you conflict, stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, or depression? We can help. Connecting, trusting, communicating, being intimate, and effective problem-solving, are important in developing a satisfying relationship. Choosing the right professional is very important in solving relationship challenges, whether with a partner, extended family, as parent(s), or with a friend.
Are you struggling with a present or past relationship causing you conflict, stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, loneliness, or depression? We can help. Connecting, trusting, communicating, being intimate, and effective problem-solving, are important in developing a satisfying relationship. Choosing the right professional is very important in solving relationship challenges, whether with a partner, extended family, as parent(s), or with a friend.
(321) 504-5985 View (321) 504-5985
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Anna Moir
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Everyone carries a story worth telling and deserves a listening ear. Let's forge a relationship where we collaborate to achieve your aspirations. Taking the first step toward personal growth requires bravery, and I'm here to offer support and guidance through life's toughest moments. While you are the authority on your life, I can assist you in gaining insights and skills for positive transformation. Remember, you're not walking this path alone.
Everyone carries a story worth telling and deserves a listening ear. Let's forge a relationship where we collaborate to achieve your aspirations. Taking the first step toward personal growth requires bravery, and I'm here to offer support and guidance through life's toughest moments. While you are the authority on your life, I can assist you in gaining insights and skills for positive transformation. Remember, you're not walking this path alone.
(321) 353-6321 View (321) 353-6321
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Laketra Chick
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
This sucks. Everything is so expensive. Things are moving so fast, I can't keep up. I don't get it. When I look at social media everyone has it all together, but I'm drowning. What's wrong with me? Have you seen the world? I'm so scared. I'm trying hard to keep it together but it feels like society standards, my past, life stressors and other uncontrollable factors have the upper hand. I can't do this. I'm so tired. I should be better than this. How can I be at peace when the triggers are always there? Be seen when others misunderstand me? Be a good mom when parenting feels impossible? Be unapologetically me?
This sucks. Everything is so expensive. Things are moving so fast, I can't keep up. I don't get it. When I look at social media everyone has it all together, but I'm drowning. What's wrong with me? Have you seen the world? I'm so scared. I'm trying hard to keep it together but it feels like society standards, my past, life stressors and other uncontrollable factors have the upper hand. I can't do this. I'm so tired. I should be better than this. How can I be at peace when the triggers are always there? Be seen when others misunderstand me? Be a good mom when parenting feels impossible? Be unapologetically me?
(321) 233-9491 View (321) 233-9491
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Nicolle Conley
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MC, MEd
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Experience and education have taught me to sit along side... and to listen to the needs of my clients. Allow me the opportunity to share in your experience. Through conversation, activities, and warmth, I will help you move through barriers to find your joy! As a counselor, my primary focus is to help individuals overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and work towards developing a better understanding of themselves. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and supportive, yet also challenging when needed.
Experience and education have taught me to sit along side... and to listen to the needs of my clients. Allow me the opportunity to share in your experience. Through conversation, activities, and warmth, I will help you move through barriers to find your joy! As a counselor, my primary focus is to help individuals overcome their personal challenges and achieve their goals. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings, and work towards developing a better understanding of themselves. My counseling style is warm, empathetic, and supportive, yet also challenging when needed.
(321) 415-3431 View (321) 415-3431
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Elizabeth Wester Owner At Peace Counseling And Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
As a clinical social worker my approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered philosophy, where your unique needs and experiences are at the forefront of our work together. Through collaboration, empathy, and active listening we create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Life transitions, family/ relationship dynamics, mental health challenges or any other situation that you have found yourself in. I am committed to empowering you so you can make positive changes in your life, improve emotional well-being and have a more fulfilling future.
As a clinical social worker my approach to therapy is rooted in a client-centered philosophy, where your unique needs and experiences are at the forefront of our work together. Through collaboration, empathy, and active listening we create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings openly. Life transitions, family/ relationship dynamics, mental health challenges or any other situation that you have found yourself in. I am committed to empowering you so you can make positive changes in your life, improve emotional well-being and have a more fulfilling future.
(321) 323-9096 View (321) 323-9096
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Mark R Olivere
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Telehealth visits are now available. I have been providing counseling to individuals, couples and families since 1998. I have worked with clients from age 5 to 81 in addressing problems with mood and behavior, as well as relationships, and vocational problems. I practice a person-centered approach to your concerns, identify your goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. We may also use strategies from other therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and brief solution-focused therapy.
Telehealth visits are now available. I have been providing counseling to individuals, couples and families since 1998. I have worked with clients from age 5 to 81 in addressing problems with mood and behavior, as well as relationships, and vocational problems. I practice a person-centered approach to your concerns, identify your goals and create a plan to achieve those goals. We may also use strategies from other therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and brief solution-focused therapy.
(941) 584-5899 View (941) 584-5899
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Kimberly Tomlinson - Peace Place Wellness
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
At its root, therapy is about awareness and using new awareness to make healthy changes. As a professional counselor, my desire is to inspire and empower clients to optimally manage their spiritual, mental, and physical health individually and relationally. As a survivor, I support a survivor mentality, acknowledging and honoring negative life experiences and feelings yet consistently seeking solutions rather than existing in problems. I enjoy pursuing innovative therapeutic techniques and proactively employing these techniques to support my clients' ultimate health and wellness. I appreciate the value of counseling but I also work to make counseling affordable and accessible.
At its root, therapy is about awareness and using new awareness to make healthy changes. As a professional counselor, my desire is to inspire and empower clients to optimally manage their spiritual, mental, and physical health individually and relationally. As a survivor, I support a survivor mentality, acknowledging and honoring negative life experiences and feelings yet consistently seeking solutions rather than existing in problems. I enjoy pursuing innovative therapeutic techniques and proactively employing these techniques to support my clients' ultimate health and wellness. I appreciate the value of counseling but I also work to make counseling affordable and accessible.
(321) 800-4683 View (321) 800-4683
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Kelly Hunsaker
RMHCI, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling stuck and are ready to embrace a healthier and more fulfilling life? Are you desiring emotional support, effective coping strategies, healing, recovery, personal growth, and self-empowerment? You are at the right place. In counseling, I will help you regain control of your mental and emotional well-being. To achieve this I will guide you in healing from your past wounds and break free from destructive patterns. You will learn how to effectively manage your addiction, anxiety, depression, or trauma-related symptoms. You will finally feel empowered to break from the old habits and unhealthy relationships.
Are you tired of feeling stuck and are ready to embrace a healthier and more fulfilling life? Are you desiring emotional support, effective coping strategies, healing, recovery, personal growth, and self-empowerment? You are at the right place. In counseling, I will help you regain control of your mental and emotional well-being. To achieve this I will guide you in healing from your past wounds and break free from destructive patterns. You will learn how to effectively manage your addiction, anxiety, depression, or trauma-related symptoms. You will finally feel empowered to break from the old habits and unhealthy relationships.
(321) 341-2381 View (321) 341-2381
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Counseling-Consulting-Coaching of Brevard
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sherry is a mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working in grief and addiction counseling with both individuals and in family settings. Sherry works with both children and adults who are working through post-traumatic stress, attachment disorders, and ADHD management.
Sherry is a mental health counselor who works with children, adolescents, and adults. She has experience working in grief and addiction counseling with both individuals and in family settings. Sherry works with both children and adults who are working through post-traumatic stress, attachment disorders, and ADHD management.
(407) 760-6939 View (407) 760-6939
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Sarah A. C. Webb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32952  (Online Only)
I know starting therapy can be a daunting process and I hope to make it as comfortable as possible. I strive to help you make real, lasting change and breakout of negative patterns. Most importantly, I’m here to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Are you struggling with burnout, anxiety, effects of trauma, ADHD symptom flare-up, relationship issues, or feeling stuck? I support you working to the root of the issue and healing the wounds that hold you back and identify patterns that block your happiness.
I know starting therapy can be a daunting process and I hope to make it as comfortable as possible. I strive to help you make real, lasting change and breakout of negative patterns. Most importantly, I’m here to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Are you struggling with burnout, anxiety, effects of trauma, ADHD symptom flare-up, relationship issues, or feeling stuck? I support you working to the root of the issue and healing the wounds that hold you back and identify patterns that block your happiness.
(407) 954-8612 View (407) 954-8612
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Tony Byrd
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Tony Byrd. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with more than 27 years of experience. I am passionate about providing the best services possible as I walk through the recovery journey with each Client that I serve. My approach to providing the best treatment possible is to use a multifaceted system that includes providing as much time as possible to address all issues in a timely manner with empathy and unconditional positive regard as well as use of a range of therapeutic techniques that allow for Clients to traverse the journey as safely and effectively as possible.
Hello, I’m Tony Byrd. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with more than 27 years of experience. I am passionate about providing the best services possible as I walk through the recovery journey with each Client that I serve. My approach to providing the best treatment possible is to use a multifaceted system that includes providing as much time as possible to address all issues in a timely manner with empathy and unconditional positive regard as well as use of a range of therapeutic techniques that allow for Clients to traverse the journey as safely and effectively as possible.
(813) 859-7692 View (813) 859-7692
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Stephanie Gray Registered Play Therapist
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes life sucks - Maybe right now, it’s one of those times. Most people feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns - Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you know you’d be happier if you made changes but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay the same. Stuck in negativity and feeling out of control, you may feel like life is out of control. Since you're reading this, there is likely a fire inside you that wants to take control.
Sometimes life sucks - Maybe right now, it’s one of those times. Most people feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns - Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you know you’d be happier if you made changes but it feels safer and more comfortable to stay the same. Stuck in negativity and feeling out of control, you may feel like life is out of control. Since you're reading this, there is likely a fire inside you that wants to take control.
(321) 324-0110 View (321) 324-0110
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Marilyn Bennett
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Therapy can be a journey of growth and discovery. Life's most difficult challenges often present opportunities for positive change. If you are dealing with transition, struggling with a difficult situation, or taking a positive step towards healing and personal growth, I am dedicated to assist you on your journey. Each person comes to therapy with their own unique needs and goals. I have no "one size fits all" approach. I am guided by what is best for each individual. Open yourself to new possibilities and begin your own journey to personal growth and development.
Therapy can be a journey of growth and discovery. Life's most difficult challenges often present opportunities for positive change. If you are dealing with transition, struggling with a difficult situation, or taking a positive step towards healing and personal growth, I am dedicated to assist you on your journey. Each person comes to therapy with their own unique needs and goals. I have no "one size fits all" approach. I am guided by what is best for each individual. Open yourself to new possibilities and begin your own journey to personal growth and development.
(321) 578-7944 View (321) 578-7944
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Jessica Stebbins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Do you or your teenager suffer from feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious all the time? Does it keep you from living the life that you always dreamed? Have you experienced trauma? With over 10 years experience, I can help you find your peace and strength! I specialize in working with teenagers and adults to overcome anxiety and trauma and live a meaningful life. I collaborate with clients to help them determine their own goals and identify ways that they can reach those goals.
Do you or your teenager suffer from feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious all the time? Does it keep you from living the life that you always dreamed? Have you experienced trauma? With over 10 years experience, I can help you find your peace and strength! I specialize in working with teenagers and adults to overcome anxiety and trauma and live a meaningful life. I collaborate with clients to help them determine their own goals and identify ways that they can reach those goals.
(321) 348-9735 View (321) 348-9735
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Kerry Berner
Counselor, BSW, MA, EdS, LMHC-QS, RPT-S
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Now accepting Counselor Supervision and Play Therapy Supervision! At Brevard Counseling, we have counselors who work with CHILDREN as young as 4 using Play Therapy in our Play Therapy Rooms, ADOLESCENTS (struggling with peer pressure, anxiety, divorce, and school issues), INDIVIDUALS (with grief, anxiety, depression, substance issues), and COUPLES/MARRIAGE utilizing the Gottman Method. We have 2 locations! Merritt Island (4 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room) Rockledge (2 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room). We offer many different rate plans including sliding fees if needed and some insurance plans.
Now accepting Counselor Supervision and Play Therapy Supervision! At Brevard Counseling, we have counselors who work with CHILDREN as young as 4 using Play Therapy in our Play Therapy Rooms, ADOLESCENTS (struggling with peer pressure, anxiety, divorce, and school issues), INDIVIDUALS (with grief, anxiety, depression, substance issues), and COUPLES/MARRIAGE utilizing the Gottman Method. We have 2 locations! Merritt Island (4 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room) Rockledge (2 counseling rooms & 1 Play Therapy room). We offer many different rate plans including sliding fees if needed and some insurance plans.
(321) 274-4817 View (321) 274-4817
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Mike Ronsisvalle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everyone faces situations that can make life seem overwhelming. I know it can be difficult to make the decision to seek out help. But I also know from experience that the decision to face a problem directly is always a decision of strength. I consider it a privilege to work with individuals, couples, and families who are caught up in the stress of life and who need practical and effective strategies that will help them cope more effectively.
Everyone faces situations that can make life seem overwhelming. I know it can be difficult to make the decision to seek out help. But I also know from experience that the decision to face a problem directly is always a decision of strength. I consider it a privilege to work with individuals, couples, and families who are caught up in the stress of life and who need practical and effective strategies that will help them cope more effectively.
(321) 802-2856 View (321) 802-2856
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Lori Schuh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSW-G
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Uplift Counseling, LLC was created to provide a safe and secure atmosphere where you will collaborate with a caring, empathetic and knowledgeable therapist to support and activate your unique self-healing potentials. I have over twenty years experience in providing counseling services for individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.
Uplift Counseling, LLC was created to provide a safe and secure atmosphere where you will collaborate with a caring, empathetic and knowledgeable therapist to support and activate your unique self-healing potentials. I have over twenty years experience in providing counseling services for individuals struggling with depression and anxiety.
(321) 978-0899 View (321) 978-0899
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Angie Moates
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
My primary focus is helping INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES going through challenging, transitional life issues. I work with people who are experiencing MARRIAGE or RELATIONSHIP difficulty, as well as with those experiencing major life change, needing expert help to bring clarity and peace to their lives. I have valuable experience working with issues such as: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, abuse issues and PTSD, as well as major life transition stages such as relationship break up, divorce, retirement or job loss. I offer a FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION via phone.
My primary focus is helping INDIVIDUALS and COUPLES going through challenging, transitional life issues. I work with people who are experiencing MARRIAGE or RELATIONSHIP difficulty, as well as with those experiencing major life change, needing expert help to bring clarity and peace to their lives. I have valuable experience working with issues such as: grief and loss, depression, anxiety, abuse issues and PTSD, as well as major life transition stages such as relationship break up, divorce, retirement or job loss. I offer a FREE 15 MINUTE CONSULTATION via phone.
(321) 204-8746 View (321) 204-8746
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Christina H Príncipe
Counselor, MA, LMHC-QS, CHP, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Thank you for taking time to look at my profile. After giving a lot of careful thought about whether or not counseling is for you, or if it's time yet, - sifting through so many profiles can seem overwhelming. So, once again, thank you for looking. For me, counseling is about empowerment, acceptance, and connection - to self, first. I provide guidance and support to people experiencing a high level of stress. Together we will work to manage difficult life circumstances, make improvement in areas you wish, and ease/eliminate negativity.
Thank you for taking time to look at my profile. After giving a lot of careful thought about whether or not counseling is for you, or if it's time yet, - sifting through so many profiles can seem overwhelming. So, once again, thank you for looking. For me, counseling is about empowerment, acceptance, and connection - to self, first. I provide guidance and support to people experiencing a high level of stress. Together we will work to manage difficult life circumstances, make improvement in areas you wish, and ease/eliminate negativity.
(321) 265-3475 View (321) 265-3475
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Number of Therapists in 32952

30+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in 32952 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Self Esteem
74% Depression
74% Coping Skills
69% Relationship Issues
66% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Cigna and Evernorth
63% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Optum

How Therapists in 32952 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32952?

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.