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Stephanie Spain Anderson
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Compassionate, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-oriented counselor dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of issues.
Compassionate, cognitive-behavioral and solutions-oriented counselor dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of issues.
(321) 204-2954 View (321) 204-2954
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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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Genger Kaye Benson Perez
Counselor, MS, LMHC, KAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you sometimes feel alone, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed with your current life situation? I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I enjoy helping individuals and couples who realize that it's ok to ask for help during these times. My mission is to help you work through any road blocks that are holding you back from moving forward on your path to a brighter day. I am an EMDREA approved EMDR therapist, an Informed IFS Therapist, call me to set a free 30 minute consult to see if we are a good fit. Ketamine Assisted Therapy consultation available in collaboration with Journey Clinical available upon request.
Do you sometimes feel alone, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed with your current life situation? I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I enjoy helping individuals and couples who realize that it's ok to ask for help during these times. My mission is to help you work through any road blocks that are holding you back from moving forward on your path to a brighter day. I am an EMDREA approved EMDR therapist, an Informed IFS Therapist, call me to set a free 30 minute consult to see if we are a good fit. Ketamine Assisted Therapy consultation available in collaboration with Journey Clinical available upon request.
(321) 204-8435 View (321) 204-8435
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LaKenya H McCallister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Finding solutions is not always easy to do alone. Counseling is the perfect tool to help gain perspective of the challenges that you face. Our hope at McCallister Family Counseling is to provide a safe place for you or your family to feel supported while navigating your way towards positive outcomes. Have you or your family member been depressed, acting out, anxious, or even attempted suicide? Are you unhappy at home, school, or work? Are your days plagued by managing power struggles, constant yelling, and everyone is stressed? Your story does not end here. Let us help you write the next chapter.
Finding solutions is not always easy to do alone. Counseling is the perfect tool to help gain perspective of the challenges that you face. Our hope at McCallister Family Counseling is to provide a safe place for you or your family to feel supported while navigating your way towards positive outcomes. Have you or your family member been depressed, acting out, anxious, or even attempted suicide? Are you unhappy at home, school, or work? Are your days plagued by managing power struggles, constant yelling, and everyone is stressed? Your story does not end here. Let us help you write the next chapter.
(321) 617-5290 View (321) 617-5290
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Jane Naylor Psychotherapist and Life Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PCC, MA
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
My philosophy is that you are already whole - creative, intuitive and bright! There is nothing broken, perhaps just fuzzy, or frustrating. Have you tried traditional therapy and been dissatisfied by the lack of results? Agreed! However, there is rich territory inside of you to explore. You may have people in your life you admire - even adore. Their best qualities are already inside of you, waiting to emerge. Our work together will produce results for you quickly -out of emotional pain and moving forward with hope. I have been a coach and therapist for a long time and there is little I have not experienced. There is hope.
My philosophy is that you are already whole - creative, intuitive and bright! There is nothing broken, perhaps just fuzzy, or frustrating. Have you tried traditional therapy and been dissatisfied by the lack of results? Agreed! However, there is rich territory inside of you to explore. You may have people in your life you admire - even adore. Their best qualities are already inside of you, waiting to emerge. Our work together will produce results for you quickly -out of emotional pain and moving forward with hope. I have been a coach and therapist for a long time and there is little I have not experienced. There is hope.
(321) 522-4384 View (321) 522-4384
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Vanessa Matthews
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Across the globe, everyone is dealing with stressors of life, whether it be work, school, relationships, and more. Understanding your feelings, handling life changes, building self-esteem and empowerment are all things that I love to work with clients on. These are things that affect everyone from all ages and all walks of life. If you are looking for balance, clarity, or understanding within your life, my goal is to help you achieve this, reaching mental wellness in a way that meets your needs.
Across the globe, everyone is dealing with stressors of life, whether it be work, school, relationships, and more. Understanding your feelings, handling life changes, building self-esteem and empowerment are all things that I love to work with clients on. These are things that affect everyone from all ages and all walks of life. If you are looking for balance, clarity, or understanding within your life, my goal is to help you achieve this, reaching mental wellness in a way that meets your needs.
(321) 394-9983 View (321) 394-9983
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Rosalind Mandler Ms
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I have enjoyed working in the helping professions for over 30 years in both Virginia and Florida.As a warm and caring therapist,I have provided l”solution oriented" counseling services in a wide variety of mental health and criminal justice settings before opening my practice in Merritt Island in 1992.My experience tells me that you will very likely leave our first session feeling more hopeful and that we are a team in addressing your needs, problems,goals dreams.It is quite gratifying to see that many of my referrals are from satisfied former patients.
I have enjoyed working in the helping professions for over 30 years in both Virginia and Florida.As a warm and caring therapist,I have provided l”solution oriented" counseling services in a wide variety of mental health and criminal justice settings before opening my practice in Merritt Island in 1992.My experience tells me that you will very likely leave our first session feeling more hopeful and that we are a team in addressing your needs, problems,goals dreams.It is quite gratifying to see that many of my referrals are from satisfied former patients.
(321) 244-3465 View (321) 244-3465
Photo of Jessica Stebbins, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
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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Lauren Ashley Timney
Counselor, LMH-QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have many years of clinical and private practice experience with children and adults. I counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, families, and groups develop a personal and/or developmental plan to implement positive influences in their life, while evaluating broad or specific issues such as: addictions, substance abuse, family dynamics, parenting, marital problems, stress management, self-esteem, aging, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I have many years of clinical and private practice experience with children and adults. I counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. I enjoy helping individuals, couples, families, and groups develop a personal and/or developmental plan to implement positive influences in their life, while evaluating broad or specific issues such as: addictions, substance abuse, family dynamics, parenting, marital problems, stress management, self-esteem, aging, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
(904) 447-8391 View (904) 447-8391
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William Eyring
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Two practice locations: Satellite Beach & Merritt Island. Together, we can discover the tools you need to have a happier life and more fulfilling relationships. If your best ideas haven't been successful in helping you solve your problems, I may be able to help. With my clinical training and experience, I can offer unique suggestions and solutions tailored to your situation. I have been helping couples and families resolve their differences for years. If you feel stuck and you don't know where else to turn, I can help you make positive changes in your life.
Two practice locations: Satellite Beach & Merritt Island. Together, we can discover the tools you need to have a happier life and more fulfilling relationships. If your best ideas haven't been successful in helping you solve your problems, I may be able to help. With my clinical training and experience, I can offer unique suggestions and solutions tailored to your situation. I have been helping couples and families resolve their differences for years. If you feel stuck and you don't know where else to turn, I can help you make positive changes in your life.
(321) 392-2992 View (321) 392-2992
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Dr. Andrea L. Coverman
Psychologist, PsyD, CAP, CADAC
Verified Verified
My professional career spans more than 15 years’ experience providing direct bio-psycho-social-diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning client/patient-centered services with clinical practice specialties that include: integrative assessment, addiction(s) & substance abuse screening/treatment/relapse-prevention, dual-diagnosis treatment, psychoeducation, and psychotherapeutic services representing multiculturally diverse adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population(s). I am CAP/CADAC Certified and a National Health Service Psychologist.
My professional career spans more than 15 years’ experience providing direct bio-psycho-social-diagnostic evaluation and treatment planning client/patient-centered services with clinical practice specialties that include: integrative assessment, addiction(s) & substance abuse screening/treatment/relapse-prevention, dual-diagnosis treatment, psychoeducation, and psychotherapeutic services representing multiculturally diverse adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population(s). I am CAP/CADAC Certified and a National Health Service Psychologist.
(321) 248-1685 View (321) 248-1685
Photo of Megan Williams, LCSW, CCTP, PMH-C, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Megan Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Hi, I am Megan, and I am honored that you are considering me to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing. I am so excited to serve the needs of our community and the surrounding areas. I have worked in various settings inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment. I believe every person deserves to be uplifted in a warm, safe, non-judgmental space. Your experiences, feelings, and needs will always be valued in our shared time together. Taking the first step is often the hardest one. Together, I am hopeful that we can shift your life towards a happier, healthier you!
Hi, I am Megan, and I am honored that you are considering me to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing. I am so excited to serve the needs of our community and the surrounding areas. I have worked in various settings inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment. I believe every person deserves to be uplifted in a warm, safe, non-judgmental space. Your experiences, feelings, and needs will always be valued in our shared time together. Taking the first step is often the hardest one. Together, I am hopeful that we can shift your life towards a happier, healthier you!
(321) 248-1953 View (321) 248-1953
Photo of Sherrie Kaelin, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, CMNCS, NCC, Counselor
Sherrie Kaelin
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, CMNCS, NCC
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
I am a licensed therapist with significant experience working with people who have or are suffering from narcissistic abuse and who are trying to rebuild their lives as a result. I also have significant experience working with people with ADHD and adults on the autism spectrum. I am a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS) and enjoy working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, chronic illness, emotional eating, weight loss issues and want to align their physical and mental health through nutrition, proper sleep and self care as well.
I am a licensed therapist with significant experience working with people who have or are suffering from narcissistic abuse and who are trying to rebuild their lives as a result. I also have significant experience working with people with ADHD and adults on the autism spectrum. I am a Certified Mental Health & Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS) and enjoy working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, chronic illness, emotional eating, weight loss issues and want to align their physical and mental health through nutrition, proper sleep and self care as well.
(321) 483-8566 View (321) 483-8566
Photo of Cynthia Schwartz, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cynthia Schwartz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Does life become overwhelming and out of control at times and that feeling of being in control seems to goes out the window? Together we can identify what's not working and get to an appropriate balance in your life. I utilize a mindfulness based approach applying deep breathing relaxation exercises to help you develop a strong relationship with yourself and others that affect your personal and professional life. My practice is based on how to learn about your unique strengths and the natural capabilities you have. Whether you are dealing with overwhelming relationships or cycles of anxiety or depression, I am here to help.
Does life become overwhelming and out of control at times and that feeling of being in control seems to goes out the window? Together we can identify what's not working and get to an appropriate balance in your life. I utilize a mindfulness based approach applying deep breathing relaxation exercises to help you develop a strong relationship with yourself and others that affect your personal and professional life. My practice is based on how to learn about your unique strengths and the natural capabilities you have. Whether you are dealing with overwhelming relationships or cycles of anxiety or depression, I am here to help.
(904) 932-0783 View (904) 932-0783
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Amber Regal
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Amber Regal, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Tampa, Florida, offering telehealth services statewide. I specialize in working with adults dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and stress. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, empowering them to make positive life changes.
Hello, I am Amber Regal, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Tampa, Florida, offering telehealth services statewide. I specialize in working with adults dealing with ADHD, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and stress. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, empowering them to make positive life changes.
(786) 772-3539 View (786) 772-3539
Photo of Kelly Garbinsky, LMHC, CASAC, Counselor
Kelly Garbinsky
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
As your therapist, my philosophy is rooted in helping. I provide safety, support, guidance, education and life skills. I specialize in substance use disorder & recovery. I work with anxiety, depression, compulsive overeating, life transitions, anger management, individual & couples counseling. I keep it simple using CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing & ACT modalities.
As your therapist, my philosophy is rooted in helping. I provide safety, support, guidance, education and life skills. I specialize in substance use disorder & recovery. I work with anxiety, depression, compulsive overeating, life transitions, anger management, individual & couples counseling. I keep it simple using CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing & ACT modalities.
(845) 552-4738 View (845) 552-4738
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Nicole M Charara
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Merritt Island, FL 32953  (Online Only)
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently licensed in California and Florida. I have over 15 years of experience in providing services to children, adults, and families. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as, adult anxiety, depression, infertility/pre and post partum issues, PTSD, trauma, and family relationship issues. I am also bilingual and able to conduct sessions in Spanish. I am trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR and am currently available for online therapy services only. Please see my website at www.nicolecharara.com for more information regarding my services.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I am currently licensed in California and Florida. I have over 15 years of experience in providing services to children, adults, and families. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, as well as, adult anxiety, depression, infertility/pre and post partum issues, PTSD, trauma, and family relationship issues. I am also bilingual and able to conduct sessions in Spanish. I am trained in Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR and am currently available for online therapy services only. Please see my website at www.nicolecharara.com for more information regarding my services.
(858) 707-7512 View (858) 707-7512
Photo of Suzanne Eusebio, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Suzanne Eusebio
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
With over 20 years of experience, I am able to integrate psychotherapy, spirituality and energy work. This approach allows the client to heal and grow faster, with more peace and grace. My approach is warm and nurturing, yet direct and challenging. Together, we explore your strengths, challenges and goals. We find options and solutions that work best for you. My goal is for you to gain solid skills and new perspectives so you feel empowered and capable of being in charge of your own life. Because this approach is extremely individualized, I only work with individual clients.
With over 20 years of experience, I am able to integrate psychotherapy, spirituality and energy work. This approach allows the client to heal and grow faster, with more peace and grace. My approach is warm and nurturing, yet direct and challenging. Together, we explore your strengths, challenges and goals. We find options and solutions that work best for you. My goal is for you to gain solid skills and new perspectives so you feel empowered and capable of being in charge of your own life. Because this approach is extremely individualized, I only work with individual clients.
(321) 320-6906 View (321) 320-6906
Photo of Saffrone G Emerson, PhD, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Saffrone G Emerson
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Become the Best YOU! Are you prepared to improve the overall quality of your life & make choices to CHANGE & GROW? Then allow Dr. Saffrone to assist you in creating a path. Dr. S is dedicated to assisting patients in improving themselves. The lives of students, couples, families, 1st Responders & professionals are enhanced using CBT & solution focused therapeutic interventions. While addressing the complex life dynamics individuals experience, her goal is to assist & facilitate the changes needed to live your best life. Reach your potential, overcome difficult life transitions, & challenges by implementing new skills & techniques.
Become the Best YOU! Are you prepared to improve the overall quality of your life & make choices to CHANGE & GROW? Then allow Dr. Saffrone to assist you in creating a path. Dr. S is dedicated to assisting patients in improving themselves. The lives of students, couples, families, 1st Responders & professionals are enhanced using CBT & solution focused therapeutic interventions. While addressing the complex life dynamics individuals experience, her goal is to assist & facilitate the changes needed to live your best life. Reach your potential, overcome difficult life transitions, & challenges by implementing new skills & techniques.
(321) 320-6747 View (321) 320-6747
Photo of Amber Hartnett, MSW, LCSW, QS, MCAP, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 32953

20+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 32953 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
74% Grief
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Aetna
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32953 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32953?

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.