Photo of Tim Martin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33139, FL
Tim Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSAT, CPPT, CMAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
Infidelity? Porn addiction? Sex addiction? Trauma? All of these issues can be tough to deal with, but I can help. I have specialized training so that you're not wasting your time and money. Not just talk, talk, talk that gets you nowhere. I used evidence-based treatments so that you're feeling better soon. As a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), a Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT), I'm trained in many addictions, including substances. Most therapists aren't trained in all these issues. I offer EMDR, as well. There is hope. Together, we'll figure things out.
(786) 756-6241 View (786) 756-6241
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Anna Marchenko
LMHC, MA, EdM, CCHt
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Anna Marchenko is a licensed mental health counselor with specialized training in trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), addiction, family counseling, and hypnotherapy. She earned her double Master's degree from Columbia University, New York. She continued her post-graduate education at International Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and CSEDNY of NY before going into full-time private practice. She provides psychotherapy in a variety of areas, including stress, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment, performance psychology, creative and work blocks, sexuality, and interpersonal issues.
Anna Marchenko is a licensed mental health counselor with specialized training in trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), addiction, family counseling, and hypnotherapy. She earned her double Master's degree from Columbia University, New York. She continued her post-graduate education at International Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and CSEDNY of NY before going into full-time private practice. She provides psychotherapy in a variety of areas, including stress, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, adjustment, performance psychology, creative and work blocks, sexuality, and interpersonal issues.
(305) 526-4405 View (305) 526-4405
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Jason Eric Ross
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The bond with a therapist is at the heart of the therapeutic process. Building trust, having a safe space and connecting are paramount. Today, more people than ever suffer with depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting difficulties/poor relationships and weight issues among other areas. They often feel SO stuck and unfulfilled. Clients come to me to make major changes. Therapy/Coaching are active processes. I provide a safe space for clients to be vulnerable, talk about painful issues/memories and grow/heal and push their limits. I know what it takes because I've also done it. I embrace the opportunity to help others to grow.
The bond with a therapist is at the heart of the therapeutic process. Building trust, having a safe space and connecting are paramount. Today, more people than ever suffer with depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting difficulties/poor relationships and weight issues among other areas. They often feel SO stuck and unfulfilled. Clients come to me to make major changes. Therapy/Coaching are active processes. I provide a safe space for clients to be vulnerable, talk about painful issues/memories and grow/heal and push their limits. I know what it takes because I've also done it. I embrace the opportunity to help others to grow.
(305) 609-3025 View (305) 609-3025
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Julia Cole—Trauma Relationships Anxiety
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami, FL 33139  (Online Only)
Hey there! Feeling a bit stuck and craving positive changes in your life? Therapy could be your game-changer. Imagine waving goodbye to anxiety, achieving personal success, and building strong relationships. It's all within reach with the right care. Together, we'll tackle your anxiety using proven methods, unlock your path to success, and navigate relationship complexities. My approach prioritizes your comfort, fostering self-discovery, resilience, and empowerment. Ready to make those positive life changes? Let's chat..
Hey there! Feeling a bit stuck and craving positive changes in your life? Therapy could be your game-changer. Imagine waving goodbye to anxiety, achieving personal success, and building strong relationships. It's all within reach with the right care. Together, we'll tackle your anxiety using proven methods, unlock your path to success, and navigate relationship complexities. My approach prioritizes your comfort, fostering self-discovery, resilience, and empowerment. Ready to make those positive life changes? Let's chat..
(786) 733-8139 View (786) 733-8139
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Dr. Lindsay Bira
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
I help you gain control over difficult issues QUICKLY to feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled. First, we need the right understanding of the issue ... then I use research-based approaches to maximize benefit in as few sessions as possible. Many of my clients are high-functioning, working professionals who are experiencing symptoms they just can't shake - we work together to solve that and get you back to feeling good in your life. Even just 1 session of good therapy should feel very helpful.
I help you gain control over difficult issues QUICKLY to feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled. First, we need the right understanding of the issue ... then I use research-based approaches to maximize benefit in as few sessions as possible. Many of my clients are high-functioning, working professionals who are experiencing symptoms they just can't shake - we work together to solve that and get you back to feeling good in your life. Even just 1 session of good therapy should feel very helpful.
(305) 340-0327 View (305) 340-0327
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Ryan Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed or lost? Maybe you feel unfulfilled in your relationships, career, or other key areas of your life. If you are ready to explore these parts of yourself and interrupt patterns that are no longer serving you, then it may be time to engage in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process which allows us to look at the areas that are causing distress, and identify ways to adjust your thoughts and behaviors to create positive change. I provide therapy in a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and authentically.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed or lost? Maybe you feel unfulfilled in your relationships, career, or other key areas of your life. If you are ready to explore these parts of yourself and interrupt patterns that are no longer serving you, then it may be time to engage in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process which allows us to look at the areas that are causing distress, and identify ways to adjust your thoughts and behaviors to create positive change. I provide therapy in a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you can feel comfortable expressing yourself openly and authentically.
(786) 361-7984 View (786) 361-7984
Photo of Insightful Essence Coaching, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33139, FL
Insightful Essence Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
You want more. That is how you have lived your entire life, chasing one accomplishment after another. Anyone could see your life and think, wow, you have it all! But at the same time, you feel shameful for not being satisfied. And you find yourself feeling ungrateful for feeling that something is missing. And yes, there are moments when you feel happy but then become overshadowed by this emptiness impacting your relationships, business, and health as it all screams for your attention. If this resonates with you, it is not by accident. I am you. I did the work that led me to live the life I want, and desire the same for you.
You want more. That is how you have lived your entire life, chasing one accomplishment after another. Anyone could see your life and think, wow, you have it all! But at the same time, you feel shameful for not being satisfied. And you find yourself feeling ungrateful for feeling that something is missing. And yes, there are moments when you feel happy but then become overshadowed by this emptiness impacting your relationships, business, and health as it all screams for your attention. If this resonates with you, it is not by accident. I am you. I did the work that led me to live the life I want, and desire the same for you.
(904) 664-2324 View (904) 664-2324
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Teresa Cote @Healing Place Counseling LLC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA , LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
As a trauma therapist, I work with many individuals facing deep heartache and struggles that sometimes feel too overwhelming and scary. Trauma can be triggered from some experiences such as past abuse, grief, chronic illness, or being a witness to traumatic events. This can also lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, fear, phobias, irrational fears, and agitation. Trauma can also lead to negative coping skills such as addictive patterns and behaviors. I can walk alongside you in a journey of healing and assist you in coming to a place of safety and peace and help you overcome and move you towards a place of healing!
As a trauma therapist, I work with many individuals facing deep heartache and struggles that sometimes feel too overwhelming and scary. Trauma can be triggered from some experiences such as past abuse, grief, chronic illness, or being a witness to traumatic events. This can also lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic, fear, phobias, irrational fears, and agitation. Trauma can also lead to negative coping skills such as addictive patterns and behaviors. I can walk alongside you in a journey of healing and assist you in coming to a place of safety and peace and help you overcome and move you towards a place of healing!
(786) 321-3840 View (786) 321-3840
Photo of Matthew Vaughn, Psychologist in 33139, FL
Matthew Vaughn
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Dr. Vaughn provides therapy and life coaching for adolescents and young adults. Please visit his website at www.vaughntherapy.com for details. The best way to reach him is through the contact form on his website. Dr. Vaughn specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, self-esteem, anger, substance abuse, and problems with motivation. He focuses on building a strong and trusting relationship so his clients can share their most difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. He believes trust is key.
Dr. Vaughn provides therapy and life coaching for adolescents and young adults. Please visit his website at www.vaughntherapy.com for details. The best way to reach him is through the contact form on his website. Dr. Vaughn specializes in working with adolescents and young adults with depression, anxiety, behavioral difficulties, self-esteem, anger, substance abuse, and problems with motivation. He focuses on building a strong and trusting relationship so his clients can share their most difficult thoughts and feelings in a safe environment. He believes trust is key.
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Photo of Santorri Chamley-Watson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33139, FL
Santorri Chamley-Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Not accepting new clients
Life is filled with sequences of unknowns, sprinkled with defeats and victories. My goal is to foster self-awareness for my clients in a safe, judgment-free space and provide them with the tools to better manage their difficult emotions to ensure the development of successful, healthy relationships.
Life is filled with sequences of unknowns, sprinkled with defeats and victories. My goal is to foster self-awareness for my clients in a safe, judgment-free space and provide them with the tools to better manage their difficult emotions to ensure the development of successful, healthy relationships.
(833) 734-0170 View (833) 734-0170
Photo of Ariane N Ladd, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33139, FL
Ariane N Ladd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
The evolving challenges of raising children involve the addition of new technology and an ever-increasing pressure to succeed. Keeping on top of these dynamics can at best overwhelm and at worst alienate those in even the most healthy families. Teens pass through a stage of fluctuating hormonal levels, while negotiating burgeoning independence, and navigating the waters of social media along with peer pressure. Meanwhile parents are dealing with keeping a household afloat, managing the family and their careers, while often having aging parents and/or dealing with grief over their loss. When teens and parents need a little help or mental health challenges require more effort for daily living than they should, learning new coping skills with or without medication can make a difference. Discovering what influences behaviors and learning ways to express what needs to be said can empower parents and their children to find more happiness and fulfillment in life. Sorting through these challenges and developing coping techniques that help organize and balance communication is my goal with all families and individuals.
The evolving challenges of raising children involve the addition of new technology and an ever-increasing pressure to succeed. Keeping on top of these dynamics can at best overwhelm and at worst alienate those in even the most healthy families. Teens pass through a stage of fluctuating hormonal levels, while negotiating burgeoning independence, and navigating the waters of social media along with peer pressure. Meanwhile parents are dealing with keeping a household afloat, managing the family and their careers, while often having aging parents and/or dealing with grief over their loss. When teens and parents need a little help or mental health challenges require more effort for daily living than they should, learning new coping skills with or without medication can make a difference. Discovering what influences behaviors and learning ways to express what needs to be said can empower parents and their children to find more happiness and fulfillment in life. Sorting through these challenges and developing coping techniques that help organize and balance communication is my goal with all families and individuals.
(203) 807-6572 View (203) 807-6572
Photo of Katherine C. McDonald, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 33139, FL
Katherine C. McDonald
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
I have a passion for connecting with clients to help them overcome their struggles and create renewed energy for life. To be human is to experience loss, difficulty, and heartache. But there is hope. As humans we also have the capacity to manage our problems, heal, and change our lives for the better. Perhaps you recently went through a break-up, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Or perhaps you just feel stuck in life and unable to break free from negative thoughts or unwanted emotions. You may be looking for a new life purpose or to change your story. Regardless of what you are going through, I believe therapy can help.
I have a passion for connecting with clients to help them overcome their struggles and create renewed energy for life. To be human is to experience loss, difficulty, and heartache. But there is hope. As humans we also have the capacity to manage our problems, heal, and change our lives for the better. Perhaps you recently went through a break-up, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Or perhaps you just feel stuck in life and unable to break free from negative thoughts or unwanted emotions. You may be looking for a new life purpose or to change your story. Regardless of what you are going through, I believe therapy can help.
(305) 614-7128 View (305) 614-7128
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Dr. Elsa M. Orlandini
Psychologist, MS, PsyD, CST
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
MIAMI PSYCHOLOGY GROUP : "I believe the bond that is developed between the therapist and client is essential for change and is based on respect and positive regard. If you are ready to change, I would consider it an honor to help you reach your goals. I believe in building on your strengths and in helping you find the tools necessary to reach a more fulfilling life and tackle the problems you may be facing. If you need someone to listen to you, I can be there for you. Talking about concerns can be empowering and healing." Dr. Elsa M. Orlandini
MIAMI PSYCHOLOGY GROUP : "I believe the bond that is developed between the therapist and client is essential for change and is based on respect and positive regard. If you are ready to change, I would consider it an honor to help you reach your goals. I believe in building on your strengths and in helping you find the tools necessary to reach a more fulfilling life and tackle the problems you may be facing. If you need someone to listen to you, I can be there for you. Talking about concerns can be empowering and healing." Dr. Elsa M. Orlandini
(786) 664-7975 View (786) 664-7975
Photo of Armenta Acevedo, Counselor in 33139, FL
Armenta Acevedo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
Experiencing personal transformations can bring both liberation and joy, but they can also cause upheaval and stress. Every day, we go through a series of small revolutions, realizations, adjustments, and changes that expand and contract our beings. As a mental health practitioner, my goal is to create a safe and trusting environment where individuals can release, process, unpack, and unwind. Essentially, it's a space to breathe. It's crucial to learn to show yourself kindness and compassion, even if you struggle with feeling deserving of it. You truly deserve the best life has in store for you. Today is the day to embrace it!
Experiencing personal transformations can bring both liberation and joy, but they can also cause upheaval and stress. Every day, we go through a series of small revolutions, realizations, adjustments, and changes that expand and contract our beings. As a mental health practitioner, my goal is to create a safe and trusting environment where individuals can release, process, unpack, and unwind. Essentially, it's a space to breathe. It's crucial to learn to show yourself kindness and compassion, even if you struggle with feeling deserving of it. You truly deserve the best life has in store for you. Today is the day to embrace it!
(305) 614-3450 View (305) 614-3450
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Dr. Kristin Amicone
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33139  (Online Only)
Finding balance in this unpredictable world can sometimes seem unachievable. Together, we can find a balance that best fits you. Our fast-pace and demanding society makes limited time for personal issues or difficult life events, causing a detriment to our mental health and wellbeing. With an integrated approach, we can target your health from all angles including mind, body, and spirit. My goal for therapy is teaching you the skills needed to find your balance so you can flourish in your daily life. Whatever your journey, I will help you implement knowledge and tools to overcome barriers of the past, present, and future.
Finding balance in this unpredictable world can sometimes seem unachievable. Together, we can find a balance that best fits you. Our fast-pace and demanding society makes limited time for personal issues or difficult life events, causing a detriment to our mental health and wellbeing. With an integrated approach, we can target your health from all angles including mind, body, and spirit. My goal for therapy is teaching you the skills needed to find your balance so you can flourish in your daily life. Whatever your journey, I will help you implement knowledge and tools to overcome barriers of the past, present, and future.
(708) 787-8794 View (708) 787-8794
Photo of Liza Samuel - Trauma & Grief Therapist, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in 33139, FL
Liza Samuel - Trauma & Grief Therapist
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI, EMDR
Verified Verified
20 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Why does it feel like you’re living for everyone but yourself? Your family relies on you for everything from dinner plans to school projects. You take on extra assignments at work even when your plate is overflowing. Friends ask you for favors, and you can’t say no. You wish there was a way to create time for yourself, but you hate the idea of letting anyone down. So you keep pushing through. And no matter how hard you work, there’s still a voice in your head telling you it’s not enough. Fun is nonexistent, and you can’t remember the last time you did anything for yourself. You can’t go on like this, but change feels hopeless.
Why does it feel like you’re living for everyone but yourself? Your family relies on you for everything from dinner plans to school projects. You take on extra assignments at work even when your plate is overflowing. Friends ask you for favors, and you can’t say no. You wish there was a way to create time for yourself, but you hate the idea of letting anyone down. So you keep pushing through. And no matter how hard you work, there’s still a voice in your head telling you it’s not enough. Fun is nonexistent, and you can’t remember the last time you did anything for yourself. You can’t go on like this, but change feels hopeless.
(786) 751-3892 View (786) 751-3892
Photo of Tiffany Grey, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 33139, FL
Tiffany Grey
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami, FL 33139  (Online Only)
As a trauma therapist, my specialization lies in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex childhood trauma (CPTSD), narcissistic abuse, and religious trauma. I am deeply committed to helping my clients understand the profound ways in which trauma impacts their lives, guiding them through the journey of healing and recovery. Utilizing EMDR, I focus on aiding nervous system regulation and healing. Additionally, I offer couples/marriage counseling, grounded in attachment theory, to foster deeper, healthier relationships. My commitment is to guide you towards healing and growth.
As a trauma therapist, my specialization lies in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex childhood trauma (CPTSD), narcissistic abuse, and religious trauma. I am deeply committed to helping my clients understand the profound ways in which trauma impacts their lives, guiding them through the journey of healing and recovery. Utilizing EMDR, I focus on aiding nervous system regulation and healing. Additionally, I offer couples/marriage counseling, grounded in attachment theory, to foster deeper, healthier relationships. My commitment is to guide you towards healing and growth.
(754) 254-2637 View (754) 254-2637
Photo of Eufemia Plimpton, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33139, FL
Eufemia Plimpton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCBA
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
A licensed clinical social worker since 2010 and a board certified behavior analyst, I have experience helping people at all stages of life to empower themselves and learn strategies for better coping through behavioral and talk therapy. My private practice is available via telehealth to people who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral problems. My primary expertise includes treatment of the following: depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Autism and related disorders, PTSD and trauma.
A licensed clinical social worker since 2010 and a board certified behavior analyst, I have experience helping people at all stages of life to empower themselves and learn strategies for better coping through behavioral and talk therapy. My private practice is available via telehealth to people who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral problems. My primary expertise includes treatment of the following: depression, anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, Autism and related disorders, PTSD and trauma.
(305) 853-9183 View (305) 853-9183
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Mind Therapy
Counselor, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
Mind Therapy is dedicated to help people overcome obstacles and empower them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. We specialize in substance use and general mental health for adults and teens and focus on compassionate care while teaching skills and techniques to manage challenges.
Mind Therapy is dedicated to help people overcome obstacles and empower them to live happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives. We specialize in substance use and general mental health for adults and teens and focus on compassionate care while teaching skills and techniques to manage challenges.
(929) 284-2581 View (929) 284-2581
Photo of Dr. Michelle Leve, Psychologist in 33139, FL
Dr. Michelle Leve
Psychologist, PhD, Doctor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Miami Beach, FL 33139  (Online Only)
As a psychologist with over a decade of experience practicing in New York, Miami, and CT I focus on helping adults and teens to thrive following difficult life experiences. Often times, our current or past difficulties get in the way of being our best selves. My clients come to understand what behaviors and relationships are hindering them, and develop the essential skills and self-awareness needed to lead lives with more joy. I’m known for my collaborative and emotion-focused approach to help my clients.
As a psychologist with over a decade of experience practicing in New York, Miami, and CT I focus on helping adults and teens to thrive following difficult life experiences. Often times, our current or past difficulties get in the way of being our best selves. My clients come to understand what behaviors and relationships are hindering them, and develop the essential skills and self-awareness needed to lead lives with more joy. I’m known for my collaborative and emotion-focused approach to help my clients.
(786) 789-2248 View (786) 789-2248

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33139

100+

Average cost per session

$185

Therapists in 33139 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
78% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
70% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
66% Cigna and Evernorth
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33139 see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33139?

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.