Therapists in 32958

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Tina Giambanco
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
Hello, thanks for stopping to visit my profile. My name is Tina Giambanco, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience in private practice. I love what I do because it allows me to cross paths with amazing an gifted people in the sacred and safe therapeutic setting. Whether working with an individual, couple or family, my goal as therapist is to serve as a conduit providing the tools, sharing the knowledge and the ideal environment free of judgment. Here clients can grow, heal and explore the issues holding them back from living the life they want and deserve to be living.
Hello, thanks for stopping to visit my profile. My name is Tina Giambanco, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 10 years of professional work experience in private practice. I love what I do because it allows me to cross paths with amazing an gifted people in the sacred and safe therapeutic setting. Whether working with an individual, couple or family, my goal as therapist is to serve as a conduit providing the tools, sharing the knowledge and the ideal environment free of judgment. Here clients can grow, heal and explore the issues holding them back from living the life they want and deserve to be living.
(772) 494-2307 View (772) 494-2307
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Sandra L Clark
MA, PhD
Sebastian, FL 32958
I am a cognitive psychologist who provides you researched approaches such as Solution-based therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a warm, safe environment. I am client-centered, together we work on skills and strategies to solve issues such as depression and anxiety with adults, child & adolescents and/or crisis intervention. You gain self-empowerment finding solutions to your problems. Working at your pace or that of your child and gain skills & strategies for daily life and you are rewarded by elevated self-esteem and self worth and negative feelings of being overwhelmed fade away.
I am a cognitive psychologist who provides you researched approaches such as Solution-based therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in a warm, safe environment. I am client-centered, together we work on skills and strategies to solve issues such as depression and anxiety with adults, child & adolescents and/or crisis intervention. You gain self-empowerment finding solutions to your problems. Working at your pace or that of your child and gain skills & strategies for daily life and you are rewarded by elevated self-esteem and self worth and negative feelings of being overwhelmed fade away.
(561) 708-4109 View (561) 708-4109
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Vonda D Jones-Hudson
Psychologist, PhD, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
Just like seasons, people change. My ideal client is a person working to accept or embrace change while growing through life's seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, human beings experience them all. If you're in search of healing and wellness for your mind, body and spirit, let's talk. I believe in a holistic approach to behavioral health. I view people as emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual beings; thus, providing psychotherapy treatment that helps one attend to mind, body, and spirit transformation.
Just like seasons, people change. My ideal client is a person working to accept or embrace change while growing through life's seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall, human beings experience them all. If you're in search of healing and wellness for your mind, body and spirit, let's talk. I believe in a holistic approach to behavioral health. I view people as emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual beings; thus, providing psychotherapy treatment that helps one attend to mind, body, and spirit transformation.
(772) 663-7873 View (772) 663-7873
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J Angella Feurtado
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
My name is Angella Feurtado, an LCSW with over 12 years experience. Originally from England, I have lived in New Mexico and eventually moved to Florida several years ago.
My name is Angella Feurtado, an LCSW with over 12 years experience. Originally from England, I have lived in New Mexico and eventually moved to Florida several years ago.
(772) 919-9496 View (772) 919-9496
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Awareness Counseling Center of the Indian River
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
Break free from your past negative experiences or outdated habits and thoughts. Why suffer with worry, sleep problems, fears, grief, eating problems, feeling worthless, depression, addictions, or embarrassment over your sexual preferences? There is no shame in any feeling or thought. Through therapy you can grow beyond labels that were pinned on you. Reclaim your birthright of happiness as you learn that your core emotions and thoughts are confirmed and that it's healthy to express them. Rewrite your life story starting now.
Break free from your past negative experiences or outdated habits and thoughts. Why suffer with worry, sleep problems, fears, grief, eating problems, feeling worthless, depression, addictions, or embarrassment over your sexual preferences? There is no shame in any feeling or thought. Through therapy you can grow beyond labels that were pinned on you. Reclaim your birthright of happiness as you learn that your core emotions and thoughts are confirmed and that it's healthy to express them. Rewrite your life story starting now.
(772) 245-6919 View (772) 245-6919
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Melissa Allen
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
Not accepting new clients
Change is hard, but when you need it, you feel it. Marriages in turmoil affect every part of your life. Job situations that aren't serving you anymore can become toxic. Taking steps toward change can feel overwhelming. Healing from past hurts is so much more manageable when done within an emotionally safe and professional therapeutic relationship. Therapy can help you achieve the attention and space you need to explore your feelings and fully process. When you have an empathetic witness to grief, pain, and the effects of trauma, you can move on towards a fulfilling and joyful reality.
Change is hard, but when you need it, you feel it. Marriages in turmoil affect every part of your life. Job situations that aren't serving you anymore can become toxic. Taking steps toward change can feel overwhelming. Healing from past hurts is so much more manageable when done within an emotionally safe and professional therapeutic relationship. Therapy can help you achieve the attention and space you need to explore your feelings and fully process. When you have an empathetic witness to grief, pain, and the effects of trauma, you can move on towards a fulfilling and joyful reality.
(772) 362-2853 View (772) 362-2853
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BTC Therapeutic Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958  (Online Only)
Dana is a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Florida with over eight years of experience helping others! I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, PTSD, and grief. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a passion for helping 1st responders working through their trauma and stress their jobs brings them. Also, as a mom myself, helping others adjust to the life changes after children join the family!
Dana is a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) licensed in the state of Florida with over eight years of experience helping others! I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including crisis intervention, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, PTSD, and grief. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I have a passion for helping 1st responders working through their trauma and stress their jobs brings them. Also, as a mom myself, helping others adjust to the life changes after children join the family!
(772) 252-6519 View (772) 252-6519
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Sharon Paxton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
I work with adults, couples, children, adolescents, and families, to develop a treatment plan uniquely designed for each person. During the initial visit, issues bringing the client to therapy and ways of dealing with them are discussed. Common issues addressed in therapy may include stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, transition, loss, grief, self-esteem, and unhealthy life choices. I employ many advanced theatment modalities to assist my clients. Therapy is designed to address the core issues, but is also goal-oriented and structured to help clients improve communication and relationship skills, and lead happier, more productive lives.
I work with adults, couples, children, adolescents, and families, to develop a treatment plan uniquely designed for each person. During the initial visit, issues bringing the client to therapy and ways of dealing with them are discussed. Common issues addressed in therapy may include stress, depression, anxiety, relationship and family problems, transition, loss, grief, self-esteem, and unhealthy life choices. I employ many advanced theatment modalities to assist my clients. Therapy is designed to address the core issues, but is also goal-oriented and structured to help clients improve communication and relationship skills, and lead happier, more productive lives.
(772) 321-4575 View (772) 321-4575
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Famous R Erwin
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
Are you finding yourself angry and don't know why? Is life overwhelming? Do you feel discouraged, worried, or hopeless? Are you and your partner finding it hard to agree? Are you co-existing with no real connection? It may seem that no one understands and you are going through this alone. Having a better understanding of yourself motivates you to make positive changes. My goal is to support you through your challenges. Two powerful lessons I've learned in life are: #1. "Never stop hoping" and #2."Your past does not equal your future." Your tomorrow starts today!
Are you finding yourself angry and don't know why? Is life overwhelming? Do you feel discouraged, worried, or hopeless? Are you and your partner finding it hard to agree? Are you co-existing with no real connection? It may seem that no one understands and you are going through this alone. Having a better understanding of yourself motivates you to make positive changes. My goal is to support you through your challenges. Two powerful lessons I've learned in life are: #1. "Never stop hoping" and #2."Your past does not equal your future." Your tomorrow starts today!
(772) 413-0144 View (772) 413-0144
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Cathleen Olson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PMH-C, CRPS
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
Do you ever feel like no one understands you? Do you wish you had more support? How would you feel knowing you had a neutral space where you can freely express yourself without judgement, but with compassion and kindness. Well, you have come to the right place. My practice focuses on person-centered treatment allowing you to guide the pace of the treatment that feels right for you. I will offer a private space within a calm and comforting atmosphere where you can address your most challenging needs. With over 11 years of experience in the mental health field, my experience covers many areas. I look forward working with you.
Do you ever feel like no one understands you? Do you wish you had more support? How would you feel knowing you had a neutral space where you can freely express yourself without judgement, but with compassion and kindness. Well, you have come to the right place. My practice focuses on person-centered treatment allowing you to guide the pace of the treatment that feels right for you. I will offer a private space within a calm and comforting atmosphere where you can address your most challenging needs. With over 11 years of experience in the mental health field, my experience covers many areas. I look forward working with you.
(772) 291-5834 View (772) 291-5834
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Professional Counseling & Services of Vero Beach
CAM, CPI, CMLC, LLC
3 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
Fundamentally, anger becomes a problem when it starts harming you and those around you. This will depend on how you express your anger. If you are bottling it up, or expelling it at inappropriate times and in unsafe ways. Reach for some professional, compassionate, non-judgmental help.We are a dynamic group of counselors in Vero Beach and Orlando, Florida offering a variety of individualized counseling services addressing a wide range of issues.
Fundamentally, anger becomes a problem when it starts harming you and those around you. This will depend on how you express your anger. If you are bottling it up, or expelling it at inappropriate times and in unsafe ways. Reach for some professional, compassionate, non-judgmental help.We are a dynamic group of counselors in Vero Beach and Orlando, Florida offering a variety of individualized counseling services addressing a wide range of issues.
(772) 291-0548 View (772) 291-0548
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Gabrielle P. Hackett, Psy.D., LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
Waitlist for new clients
It can be difficult to come to a psychologist's office to speak about our lives and people often suffer in silence because they believe their problems are too large, too small, unimportant or that nothing can bring about change. It is important to work through the things that cause us depression, anxiety or discomfort. Therefore, I approach every person as a special individual having unique experiences. While providing a safe, relaxing setting, I look for ways we can work together to change even the most tumultuous circumstances into calm, peaceful situations which lead a client to have enjoyable lives.
It can be difficult to come to a psychologist's office to speak about our lives and people often suffer in silence because they believe their problems are too large, too small, unimportant or that nothing can bring about change. It is important to work through the things that cause us depression, anxiety or discomfort. Therefore, I approach every person as a special individual having unique experiences. While providing a safe, relaxing setting, I look for ways we can work together to change even the most tumultuous circumstances into calm, peaceful situations which lead a client to have enjoyable lives.
(954) 654-7549 View (954) 654-7549
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Haley Leddy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958  (Online Only)
Maternity Leave Jan 2024- March 2024. You have been putting off therapy for months, but now you are determined to make your relationship’s better. You've spent the last years trying to keep it together, but you don’t know what went wrong. As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re committed, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you have never felt more alone or even enough, and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You're tired of feeling distant from your loved ones and stuck in communication patterns that leave you empty. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
Maternity Leave Jan 2024- March 2024. You have been putting off therapy for months, but now you are determined to make your relationship’s better. You've spent the last years trying to keep it together, but you don’t know what went wrong. As far as anyone can tell, you’ve got a great life. You’re committed, driven, and dependable. But on the inside, you have never felt more alone or even enough, and the voice in your head is quick to remind you of all the ways you’re falling short. You're tired of feeling distant from your loved ones and stuck in communication patterns that leave you empty. Not anymore. It's time for a change.
(772) 209-3283 View (772) 209-3283
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New Way Counseling Services, Inc.
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, NBCC
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
We are positive thinking, forward moving team and we believe one should never give up hope. This is our philosophy and we practice what we preach. It is proven fact that once a person starts to think positive and push a little harder, things start to happen. So please never give up. If you are finding it hard to make things work and bring about a positive change in your life, we can give you some tools to turn things around.
We are positive thinking, forward moving team and we believe one should never give up hope. This is our philosophy and we practice what we preach. It is proven fact that once a person starts to think positive and push a little harder, things start to happen. So please never give up. If you are finding it hard to make things work and bring about a positive change in your life, we can give you some tools to turn things around.
(321) 418-3932 View (321) 418-3932
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Pilar Greto
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
We all have gone through some stressful and traumatic events in our lives and although we consciously know that, what we lived, are past events, at times, those past events somehow become our present that seem to interfere with our ability to form and maintain positive relationships in our lives and feel good about ourselves. I can help you freeing yourself from the past and have present clarity to create your true you, so you can live your life with purpose. I am fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish and enjoy working with clients from all different backgrounds.
We all have gone through some stressful and traumatic events in our lives and although we consciously know that, what we lived, are past events, at times, those past events somehow become our present that seem to interfere with our ability to form and maintain positive relationships in our lives and feel good about ourselves. I can help you freeing yourself from the past and have present clarity to create your true you, so you can live your life with purpose. I am fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish and enjoy working with clients from all different backgrounds.
(772) 248-4101 View (772) 248-4101
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LaKisha R Erwin
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC, NCC, Q-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Is it difficult for you to maintain relationships? Marriage or relationship in trouble? Have you noticed control issues in your life? Perfectionism tendencies? Infertility/pregnancy issues? Are you struggling to make decisions that you feel should be simple? Have you been conflicted by your beliefs? Managing these concerns can lead to confusion, feeling unsettled and hurting emotionally. Working with me can help you feel a sense of freedom and direction. Ultimately, my therapeutic style is led by your needs. My goal is to understand and listen to your preferences and opinions. This process is only effective when we work together!
Is it difficult for you to maintain relationships? Marriage or relationship in trouble? Have you noticed control issues in your life? Perfectionism tendencies? Infertility/pregnancy issues? Are you struggling to make decisions that you feel should be simple? Have you been conflicted by your beliefs? Managing these concerns can lead to confusion, feeling unsettled and hurting emotionally. Working with me can help you feel a sense of freedom and direction. Ultimately, my therapeutic style is led by your needs. My goal is to understand and listen to your preferences and opinions. This process is only effective when we work together!
(772) 210-3114 View (772) 210-3114
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Dr. Whitney Guidebeck Legler
Psychologist
Verified
Sebastian, FL 32958
Life can be hard. Which isn't to say life can't be good. Sometimes, however, life can be the kind of hard your parents told you about. The kind of hard that can be difficult to manage alone. If you're feeling the need to make changes in your life, whether during difficult periods or simply looking for personal growth, therapy is a way to change your life...forever. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I can help.
Life can be hard. Which isn't to say life can't be good. Sometimes, however, life can be the kind of hard your parents told you about. The kind of hard that can be difficult to manage alone. If you're feeling the need to make changes in your life, whether during difficult periods or simply looking for personal growth, therapy is a way to change your life...forever. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I can help.
(772) 236-0739 View (772) 236-0739
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Helen Jessup Murray
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
I have developed a lifetime of skills that, added to unconditional positive regard, aid in the transformation of suffering from problems, into solutions. Together, change begins, with hope. Hope added to action is change in action! Sounds simple -- not easy. Helping people help themselves...not alone, but through therapy, accountability, ultimately--one step, one change, at a time.
I have developed a lifetime of skills that, added to unconditional positive regard, aid in the transformation of suffering from problems, into solutions. Together, change begins, with hope. Hope added to action is change in action! Sounds simple -- not easy. Helping people help themselves...not alone, but through therapy, accountability, ultimately--one step, one change, at a time.
(772) 646-4475 View (772) 646-4475
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HealingFromTheCoreWithin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, DARe, CSTclin, MT
Sebastian, FL 32958
I feel and experience the best approach to healing is to heal mind and body as ONE. I am a somatic trained Trauma therapist. Trauma causes an overcharged nervous system, regulated by the mind and directed by the brain. When we work you will discharge traumatic experiences then the body can self-regulate to a reorganized state of aliveness. The brain rewires and the mind can let go of the attachment to pain and trauma. Focusing on goals and applying scientific approaches to mind/body trauma releases CORE traumatic injuries. IMAGINE change today.
I feel and experience the best approach to healing is to heal mind and body as ONE. I am a somatic trained Trauma therapist. Trauma causes an overcharged nervous system, regulated by the mind and directed by the brain. When we work you will discharge traumatic experiences then the body can self-regulate to a reorganized state of aliveness. The brain rewires and the mind can let go of the attachment to pain and trauma. Focusing on goals and applying scientific approaches to mind/body trauma releases CORE traumatic injuries. IMAGINE change today.
(772) 577-2155 View (772) 577-2155
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Aurelio Ayuso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, QS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sebastian, FL 32958
Do you feel abandoned by those you love? Do you feel overwhelmed by feelings of dread due to past trauma? Are you consumed by shame? Is living for you a never ending feeling of worthlessness? How many times have you felt you don't belong, even within your own family or circle of friends? Once is too much and I can help. Divorce, loneliness doesn't have to be your future. Nor do anger issues, anxiety or depression. You deserve to have self-worth and a positive tomorrow. Feel free to reach out to me. You are not alone.
Do you feel abandoned by those you love? Do you feel overwhelmed by feelings of dread due to past trauma? Are you consumed by shame? Is living for you a never ending feeling of worthlessness? How many times have you felt you don't belong, even within your own family or circle of friends? Once is too much and I can help. Divorce, loneliness doesn't have to be your future. Nor do anger issues, anxiety or depression. You deserve to have self-worth and a positive tomorrow. Feel free to reach out to me. You are not alone.
(772) 261-9973 View (772) 261-9973

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Number of Therapists in 32958

40+

Average cost per session

$127

Therapists in 32958 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
76% Grief
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 32958 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 32958?

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.