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Jodi Pliszka - Adult Female Autism-Adhd Specialist
PhD
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Are you a high-achieving woman questioning Autism or ADHD? Beyond your success, do you struggle with your self-identity and feel different than others? Do feel socially awkward and experience sensory concerns? You are hardworking and goal-oriented, but often feel overwhelmed to the point of having a meltdown. You strive to put your needs first, but struggle with perfectionism, self-limiting beliefs, and imposter syndrome. People don't take your concerns seriously because of your success. Feeling out of control is exhausting, but we will help you discover your authentic self, accommodate your needs, and validate your experience.
Are you a high-achieving woman questioning Autism or ADHD? Beyond your success, do you struggle with your self-identity and feel different than others? Do feel socially awkward and experience sensory concerns? You are hardworking and goal-oriented, but often feel overwhelmed to the point of having a meltdown. You strive to put your needs first, but struggle with perfectionism, self-limiting beliefs, and imposter syndrome. People don't take your concerns seriously because of your success. Feeling out of control is exhausting, but we will help you discover your authentic self, accommodate your needs, and validate your experience.
(786) 977-3908 View (786) 977-3908
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Haley Neidich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109
Welcome! I'm glad you're taking action to get the support you need and deserve. With over 15 years of experience, I specialize in providing support for individuals facing the complexities of life and coping with mental health conditions. If you're looking for solutions to help with anxiety, adult ADHD, depression or a challenging life transition you're in the right place. I'm not just a therapist; I'm a partner in your journey towards well-being. My approach is compassionate, collaborative, and tailored to your unique needs.
Welcome! I'm glad you're taking action to get the support you need and deserve. With over 15 years of experience, I specialize in providing support for individuals facing the complexities of life and coping with mental health conditions. If you're looking for solutions to help with anxiety, adult ADHD, depression or a challenging life transition you're in the right place. I'm not just a therapist; I'm a partner in your journey towards well-being. My approach is compassionate, collaborative, and tailored to your unique needs.
(727) 291-7400 View (727) 291-7400
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Claudia Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Something happened. Whatever it was, it rocked your world. You're not the same. You feel broken, defeated, anxious, shattered. You question yourself, your value. You don't know who to trust. Can you even trust yourself? How did this happen and how can you ensure it doesn't happen again? Maybe you've been here before- it feels like a pattern. You blame yourself. You blame others. You're angry and numb and overwhelmed all at once. You wear the mask daily- you look okay from the outside, but inside is a whole other place: self doubt, unworthiness, fear, anxiety and depression. You've tried but you just can't find the way out.
Something happened. Whatever it was, it rocked your world. You're not the same. You feel broken, defeated, anxious, shattered. You question yourself, your value. You don't know who to trust. Can you even trust yourself? How did this happen and how can you ensure it doesn't happen again? Maybe you've been here before- it feels like a pattern. You blame yourself. You blame others. You're angry and numb and overwhelmed all at once. You wear the mask daily- you look okay from the outside, but inside is a whole other place: self doubt, unworthiness, fear, anxiety and depression. You've tried but you just can't find the way out.
(562) 457-6459 View (562) 457-6459
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Dana Renee O'Neill
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
To others it may seem like you've got it all together, but on the inside you're spinning out of control. Panic randomly punches you in the chest, taking your breath away, and you can't focus on anything else other than how to make it stop. You are consumed by trying to keep up with everyone else since they seem to have it all together, but you can barely function through the day. You feel like an awful mom because you are lashing out on your kids and hating the daily monotony instead of "embracing the joy of motherhood." You feel like you are failing your partner because somewhere along this journey you just lost yourself.
To others it may seem like you've got it all together, but on the inside you're spinning out of control. Panic randomly punches you in the chest, taking your breath away, and you can't focus on anything else other than how to make it stop. You are consumed by trying to keep up with everyone else since they seem to have it all together, but you can barely function through the day. You feel like an awful mom because you are lashing out on your kids and hating the daily monotony instead of "embracing the joy of motherhood." You feel like you are failing your partner because somewhere along this journey you just lost yourself.
(407) 476-9666 View (407) 476-9666
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Psychotherapy by Stella, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CST
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Making the first call is sometimes the hardest part of the therapeutic process. I commend you for your strength and courage in seeking help. One of the most important steps of pursuing counseling is finding a passionate, knowledgeable, and trusting therapist that you feel comfortable with. One that will sit with you through your difficult moments and help you to recognize or remind you of your strength. If a mood disorder is taking control of your life, I can help you to learn how to manage it. If you are experiencing challenges with your significant other(s) I can help you to improve the connection, understanding, and intimacy.
Making the first call is sometimes the hardest part of the therapeutic process. I commend you for your strength and courage in seeking help. One of the most important steps of pursuing counseling is finding a passionate, knowledgeable, and trusting therapist that you feel comfortable with. One that will sit with you through your difficult moments and help you to recognize or remind you of your strength. If a mood disorder is taking control of your life, I can help you to learn how to manage it. If you are experiencing challenges with your significant other(s) I can help you to improve the connection, understanding, and intimacy.
(904) 441-6722 View (904) 441-6722
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Crystal Perdue, Therapy and Coaching
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Want change, fear discomfort? Lacking confidence to move forward in achieving your goals? Uncertain where to begin in creating a routine with healthy habits? I can help you by teaching you skills to communicate with confidence and assertion, which will allow you to accomplish your goals and make decisions based on your strengths, not fear. I will help you establish healthy lifestyle habits that will be long-lasting. You will begin recognizing negative thinking patterns that are creating obstacles in achieving your goals, replacing them with accurate thoughts with a positive spin allowing you to present a better version of yourself.
Want change, fear discomfort? Lacking confidence to move forward in achieving your goals? Uncertain where to begin in creating a routine with healthy habits? I can help you by teaching you skills to communicate with confidence and assertion, which will allow you to accomplish your goals and make decisions based on your strengths, not fear. I will help you establish healthy lifestyle habits that will be long-lasting. You will begin recognizing negative thinking patterns that are creating obstacles in achieving your goals, replacing them with accurate thoughts with a positive spin allowing you to present a better version of yourself.
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Saimir Thano
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33109
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
Do you desire a meaningful relationship with yourself and others? Are life challenges impacting your quality of life? If so, you are not alone and therapy can provide you with the guidance and support needed to move toward mental, physical, and emotional balance for a healthier more successful life. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is of paramount importance in the process of change and a key ingredient towards your progress in therapy. While being supportive, I’ll also challenge you to acknowledge and confront unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviors that are interfering with your personal goals.
(949) 312-5747 View (949) 312-5747
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Dr. Shannon York
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Are you tired of being the “giver” in all your relationships and not getting the same in return? I’m Dr. Shannon York and I help anxious folx retire from unhelpful perfectionism and people pleasing so they can enjoy authentic, sustainable, and mutually fulfilling relationships. We’ll turn that superpower of attending to others toward yourself, helping you reconnect with your own emotional experience in the moment. And of course, you’ll get lots of support as you practice prioritizing your needs even when it might disappoint others. With enough repetitions, you’ll see that peace is possible with consistent healthy boundary setting.
Are you tired of being the “giver” in all your relationships and not getting the same in return? I’m Dr. Shannon York and I help anxious folx retire from unhelpful perfectionism and people pleasing so they can enjoy authentic, sustainable, and mutually fulfilling relationships. We’ll turn that superpower of attending to others toward yourself, helping you reconnect with your own emotional experience in the moment. And of course, you’ll get lots of support as you practice prioritizing your needs even when it might disappoint others. With enough repetitions, you’ll see that peace is possible with consistent healthy boundary setting.
(904) 526-8046 View (904) 526-8046
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Dr. Shaenor Ishmael- Maternal Mental Health Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Dr. Shaenor Ishmael is the owner and maternal mental health therapist for Inspired Counseling Center. She is a mental health advocate who loves helping women and couples navigate various life transitions. Inspired Counseling Center provides virtual mental health services specializing in maternal mental health. This includes counseling related to infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma and/or postpartum.
Dr. Shaenor Ishmael is the owner and maternal mental health therapist for Inspired Counseling Center. She is a mental health advocate who loves helping women and couples navigate various life transitions. Inspired Counseling Center provides virtual mental health services specializing in maternal mental health. This includes counseling related to infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma and/or postpartum.
(321) 248-5430 View (321) 248-5430
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ER Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LMHC, EMDR-T
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109
Life is challenging, and at some point we will find ourselves at a crossroads feeling lost, disconnected, and lacking the confidence we once had. If you're navigating through these uncertainties, know that you're not alone. In the secure and judgment-free environment together we will embark on a tailored journey to rediscover and embrace your true self. We will explore the roots of your challenges, providing you with the tools to break free from self-doubt and redefine your sense of self. Our therapeutic approach is uniquely designed to address the specific struggles that adults face in today's world.
Life is challenging, and at some point we will find ourselves at a crossroads feeling lost, disconnected, and lacking the confidence we once had. If you're navigating through these uncertainties, know that you're not alone. In the secure and judgment-free environment together we will embark on a tailored journey to rediscover and embrace your true self. We will explore the roots of your challenges, providing you with the tools to break free from self-doubt and redefine your sense of self. Our therapeutic approach is uniquely designed to address the specific struggles that adults face in today's world.
(956) 778-8747 View (956) 778-8747
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Linda A Banik MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, NBCCH
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Your largest fear carries your greatest growth. If you're searching for that one person that will change your life, look in the mirror. Our fatigue is often caused NOT by school or work, but by worry, frustration & resentment. The real cause of problems is not life itself, it's the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes the problem. Tired of overthinking? Tired of not having movement in your life? Feel stuck? Battling intrusive thoughts? Anxiety or depression draining you? Having a hard time deciding which way to go? You can choose to stay where you are, or you can choose to get help. Call me when you're ready!
Your largest fear carries your greatest growth. If you're searching for that one person that will change your life, look in the mirror. Our fatigue is often caused NOT by school or work, but by worry, frustration & resentment. The real cause of problems is not life itself, it's the commotion the mind makes about life that really causes the problem. Tired of overthinking? Tired of not having movement in your life? Feel stuck? Battling intrusive thoughts? Anxiety or depression draining you? Having a hard time deciding which way to go? You can choose to stay where you are, or you can choose to get help. Call me when you're ready!
(678) 974-0991 View (678) 974-0991
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Katie Fenton-Strauss, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Are you your own worst critic? When you are hard on yourself, it becomes challenging to find joy in your work and relationships. Finally putting an end to beating yourself up will free up energy for you to fulfill your goals. I use mindfulness and IFS (Internal Family Systems) strategies to help clients do deep and meaningful work in sessions. "I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side..." -Maya Angelou When my clients begin to truly be a friend to themselves, they notice positive changes in many aspects of their lives.
Are you your own worst critic? When you are hard on yourself, it becomes challenging to find joy in your work and relationships. Finally putting an end to beating yourself up will free up energy for you to fulfill your goals. I use mindfulness and IFS (Internal Family Systems) strategies to help clients do deep and meaningful work in sessions. "I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side..." -Maya Angelou When my clients begin to truly be a friend to themselves, they notice positive changes in many aspects of their lives.
(850) 290-0080 View (850) 290-0080
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Erin Berenz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
Therapy works best when there is a strong, trusting relationship between the client and therapist. My goal is to create a collaborative and supportive environment where you feel safe sharing your challenges and hopes for the future. I believe evidence-based therapy techniques are most successful when they are applied flexibly, taking the context of your life, personal identities, culture, and past experiences into account.
Therapy works best when there is a strong, trusting relationship between the client and therapist. My goal is to create a collaborative and supportive environment where you feel safe sharing your challenges and hopes for the future. I believe evidence-based therapy techniques are most successful when they are applied flexibly, taking the context of your life, personal identities, culture, and past experiences into account.
(844) 287-4228 View (844) 287-4228
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Sheba Antony
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33109
Are you struggling with your relationship with food and body image? Has your struggle with eating and body image not been understood by medical providers and people you are close to? Have you searched for ways to navigate personal growth, identity exploration, and life transitions as part of mental health? It can be hard to pursue recovery from an eating disorder, depression, or anxiety while also navigating relationships and your career. Your eating disorder can still show up when you don't expect it to even after putting efforts in your recovery. Support can be helpful & individualized to your needs at any phase of your journey.
Are you struggling with your relationship with food and body image? Has your struggle with eating and body image not been understood by medical providers and people you are close to? Have you searched for ways to navigate personal growth, identity exploration, and life transitions as part of mental health? It can be hard to pursue recovery from an eating disorder, depression, or anxiety while also navigating relationships and your career. Your eating disorder can still show up when you don't expect it to even after putting efforts in your recovery. Support can be helpful & individualized to your needs at any phase of your journey.
(646) 846-2346 View (646) 846-2346
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Camille Hardman
Counselor, CMHC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
I believe counseling is an effort in teamwork. I strive to provide a safe environment where issues of concern can be processed and worked on. I love working with teens though adults and provide an eclectic approach to therapy. I am formerly LDS and am available to help with faith transitions.
I believe counseling is an effort in teamwork. I strive to provide a safe environment where issues of concern can be processed and worked on. I love working with teens though adults and provide an eclectic approach to therapy. I am formerly LDS and am available to help with faith transitions.
(435) 923-4013 View (435) 923-4013
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Jamie A. Landsman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
We will establish clear, concise goals for what you wish to achieve by participating in therapy, along with the steps which we will take,as a team,to help you achieve those goals. We will work only at a pace at which you are comfortable & which will always remain flexible for adjustments. You remain the driver at all times. I routinely refer to myself as “a support tool for you to utilize, providing you new sets of lenses to view your world through, a set of listening ears & similar to an umbrella on a rainy day.” It is up to you to remember to open your umbrella & to try out your new tool set during your personal journey of change.
We will establish clear, concise goals for what you wish to achieve by participating in therapy, along with the steps which we will take,as a team,to help you achieve those goals. We will work only at a pace at which you are comfortable & which will always remain flexible for adjustments. You remain the driver at all times. I routinely refer to myself as “a support tool for you to utilize, providing you new sets of lenses to view your world through, a set of listening ears & similar to an umbrella on a rainy day.” It is up to you to remember to open your umbrella & to try out your new tool set during your personal journey of change.
(609) 948-8174 View (609) 948-8174
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Ivan Porto - Lgbtq Bipoc Immigrant Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33109  (Online Only)
As a queer, Latinx, immigrant therapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals (and couples) in the LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or immigrant communities. My personal experience has led me to create a therapeutic space where others can feel seen in their fullness and begin to find belonging within. Let's work together to understand the connections between your identities, life stressors, and mental health so that you can: set boundaries, develop different coping strategies, manage fear/shame/guilt, and find supportive resources that work for you.
As a queer, Latinx, immigrant therapist, I am dedicated to empowering individuals (and couples) in the LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or immigrant communities. My personal experience has led me to create a therapeutic space where others can feel seen in their fullness and begin to find belonging within. Let's work together to understand the connections between your identities, life stressors, and mental health so that you can: set boundaries, develop different coping strategies, manage fear/shame/guilt, and find supportive resources that work for you.
(646) 846-0909 View (646) 846-0909
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Delisea Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33109
We are in a world where experiencing life transitions is something we “just deal with”. In reality, how are we dealing with it? We experience so much in life: getting married or divorced, starting a new job or going to college, having a baby, or life is just happening. All of these things, and many more, affect how we show up in our lives. Our personal stressors can cause challenges in our marriages, our families, at work, with our friends, or it can lead to feeling overwhelmed, mentally drained/exhausted, or feeling down. I am here to meet you wherever you are and provide therapeutic support.
We are in a world where experiencing life transitions is something we “just deal with”. In reality, how are we dealing with it? We experience so much in life: getting married or divorced, starting a new job or going to college, having a baby, or life is just happening. All of these things, and many more, affect how we show up in our lives. Our personal stressors can cause challenges in our marriages, our families, at work, with our friends, or it can lead to feeling overwhelmed, mentally drained/exhausted, or feeling down. I am here to meet you wherever you are and provide therapeutic support.
(832) 979-0379 View (832) 979-0379
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Dr. Jen Bradtke | Anxiety and Burnout Therapist
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP, HSPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
You finally made it, and you’re still not happy. You graduated, landed a dream job, and have a nice home. You checked every box on the “should-do list” and while you’re not completely miserable you're not that far from it. You long for Fridays and dread Mondays, not that it matters because you catch up on work on the weekends. If you feel overwhelmed by work that has taken over the other areas of your life, I can help. I help professionals learn to manage stress, feel less anxious, and set boundaries at the office without jeopardizing their job.
You finally made it, and you’re still not happy. You graduated, landed a dream job, and have a nice home. You checked every box on the “should-do list” and while you’re not completely miserable you're not that far from it. You long for Fridays and dread Mondays, not that it matters because you catch up on work on the weekends. If you feel overwhelmed by work that has taken over the other areas of your life, I can help. I help professionals learn to manage stress, feel less anxious, and set boundaries at the office without jeopardizing their job.
(872) 206-9801 View (872) 206-9801
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Ditchek Psychological Services, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33109  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who will offer you a safe, caring, and supportive environment. In my 20 + years of clinical experience, I believe having a mutual and reciprocal therapeutic relationship is one of the first steps for growth and change. I value your input and will work with you as a team to help you identify and achieve your goals. I have a strong background in treating children, adolescents and adults with issues related to mood, relationships, adjustments to life transitions, anxiety, work or school performance, medical issues, eating disorders, substance abuse, stress, parenting, and other psychological disorders.
(847) 920-7895 View (847) 920-7895
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33109

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 33109 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
83% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
70% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
66% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
68% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33109 see their clients

65% Online Only
35% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33109?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.