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Courtney Carlson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
My name is Courtney Carlson, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a passion for psychology, mental health, and overall well being. My own healing journey has given me unique insight into how to best help my clients. I utilize a mix of evidence based theories (including CBT and DBT as well as Gottman Method), matching what is needed to each client's individual situation. Though my specialty is learning to understand someone on a deeper level through a psychoanalytic approach. I have found this path provides long term healing and change.
My name is Courtney Carlson, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have a passion for psychology, mental health, and overall well being. My own healing journey has given me unique insight into how to best help my clients. I utilize a mix of evidence based theories (including CBT and DBT as well as Gottman Method), matching what is needed to each client's individual situation. Though my specialty is learning to understand someone on a deeper level through a psychoanalytic approach. I have found this path provides long term healing and change.
(561) 510-0446 View (561) 510-0446
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Liza Patchen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, EMDRC
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
Our everyday lives are filled with events that we have no control over. Some go about their lives embracing this chaos, but for others this task may seem challenging and unattainable. I believe that with proper guidance one can accept life as spontaneous chain of events and feel comfortable throughout the process of change. Without purpose life loses its meaning, therefore in my sessions I stress the importance of finding and redefining one's purpose, life’s meaning, and increase overall satisfaction.
Our everyday lives are filled with events that we have no control over. Some go about their lives embracing this chaos, but for others this task may seem challenging and unattainable. I believe that with proper guidance one can accept life as spontaneous chain of events and feel comfortable throughout the process of change. Without purpose life loses its meaning, therefore in my sessions I stress the importance of finding and redefining one's purpose, life’s meaning, and increase overall satisfaction.
(561) 220-3071 View (561) 220-3071
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Kristie DeBlasio
Psychologist, PhD, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
At times we are able to manage life's stressors, and at others we need additional professional guidance. For those times, I am here to help. During our initial consult, we will review your history, identify current challenges, and address what has worked previously and what hasn't. We will collectively create a plan that works for your life. In addition to therapy, I can provide psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for most disorders including ADHD, Learning Disorders, and Psychological Disorders. I also offer gifted testing.
At times we are able to manage life's stressors, and at others we need additional professional guidance. For those times, I am here to help. During our initial consult, we will review your history, identify current challenges, and address what has worked previously and what hasn't. We will collectively create a plan that works for your life. In addition to therapy, I can provide psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for most disorders including ADHD, Learning Disorders, and Psychological Disorders. I also offer gifted testing.
(561) 288-8085 View (561) 288-8085
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Jim Forgan
PhD
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
I am a licensed school psychologist in Jupiter and Stuart, Florida and I specialize in school neuropsychology. I offer in person one-to-one testing for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia (math), all processing problems, and ADD/ADHD testing. My associates test for autism using the ADOS-2. Our goal is to help you help your child. I specialize in ages 2-25.We offer SAT, ACT, LSAT, and MCAT testing. I'm a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology and a Barton certified dyslexia testing specialist. I use a strength based approach to identifying strengths and needs and pinpoint the best treatment for helping your child.
I am a licensed school psychologist in Jupiter and Stuart, Florida and I specialize in school neuropsychology. I offer in person one-to-one testing for dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia (math), all processing problems, and ADD/ADHD testing. My associates test for autism using the ADOS-2. Our goal is to help you help your child. I specialize in ages 2-25.We offer SAT, ACT, LSAT, and MCAT testing. I'm a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology and a Barton certified dyslexia testing specialist. I use a strength based approach to identifying strengths and needs and pinpoint the best treatment for helping your child.
(561) 530-2350 View (561) 530-2350
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Cindy Conroy
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CAP, ICADC
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
Are you struggling with difficult relationship issues, family and life concerns and need a safe place to process and heal? Are you tired of your pain interfering with your present functioning? Is the dysfunction and trauma that you survived negatively influencing you? Let me help you with your journey of healing and self discovery in the comfort of a validating safe environment. I am a compassionate and caring therapist who uses many therapeutic modalities including EMDR Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, strength-based, and solution focused approach to help clients gain awareness, healing, and hope.
Are you struggling with difficult relationship issues, family and life concerns and need a safe place to process and heal? Are you tired of your pain interfering with your present functioning? Is the dysfunction and trauma that you survived negatively influencing you? Let me help you with your journey of healing and self discovery in the comfort of a validating safe environment. I am a compassionate and caring therapist who uses many therapeutic modalities including EMDR Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, strength-based, and solution focused approach to help clients gain awareness, healing, and hope.
(561) 600-5197 View (561) 600-5197
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Nicole Wesley Beauchamp
LMHC, NCC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
I help people who are overwhelmed and out of sync work towards being more calm and connected. My clients want to live more wholeheartedly and to have fulfilling relationships with friends, family, partners, co-workers, and themselves. Life can be really hard and we have to constantly manage so much. Sometimes we enter survival mode and struggle to get out. Working with a therapist can provide the help and guidance needed to sort through the chaos and make it more manageable, to focus differently, to gain new skills, and implement different ways of thinking and acting to live a more fulfilling life and have healthier relationships.
I help people who are overwhelmed and out of sync work towards being more calm and connected. My clients want to live more wholeheartedly and to have fulfilling relationships with friends, family, partners, co-workers, and themselves. Life can be really hard and we have to constantly manage so much. Sometimes we enter survival mode and struggle to get out. Working with a therapist can provide the help and guidance needed to sort through the chaos and make it more manageable, to focus differently, to gain new skills, and implement different ways of thinking and acting to live a more fulfilling life and have healthier relationships.
(561) 821-2430 View (561) 821-2430
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Elisa Fraley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
I believe in starting where my client is at! I began my journey of becoming a therapist by attending The University of Florida and studying Psychology. I went on to receive my Master's in Social Work from Barry University. I’ve been licensed as a psychotherapist since 1997. In the beginning of my career, I specialized in children and adolescents dealing with ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other related issues. Since starting in private practice in 2005, I have treated adolescents and adults specializing in eating disorders, marital issues, divorce/blended families, depression/anxiety and adolescent behavior disorders.
I believe in starting where my client is at! I began my journey of becoming a therapist by attending The University of Florida and studying Psychology. I went on to receive my Master's in Social Work from Barry University. I’ve been licensed as a psychotherapist since 1997. In the beginning of my career, I specialized in children and adolescents dealing with ADD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and other related issues. Since starting in private practice in 2005, I have treated adolescents and adults specializing in eating disorders, marital issues, divorce/blended families, depression/anxiety and adolescent behavior disorders.
(561) 621-2780 View (561) 621-2780
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Jupiter Community Counseling
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
Offering in-person counseling in Jupiter. We are a team of highly trained therapists and psychologists who specialize in individual therapy and couples counseling. Our approach to counseling is supportive, compassionate, insightful and effective, integrating a variety of methods based on your unique individual needs or couple’s concerns.
Offering in-person counseling in Jupiter. We are a team of highly trained therapists and psychologists who specialize in individual therapy and couples counseling. Our approach to counseling is supportive, compassionate, insightful and effective, integrating a variety of methods based on your unique individual needs or couple’s concerns.
(561) 559-4262 View (561) 559-4262
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Allyson Cussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
I am a clinical social worker who is passionate about guiding people ages 18 and up through their process of recovery, change, and/or development.
I am a clinical social worker who is passionate about guiding people ages 18 and up through their process of recovery, change, and/or development.
(561) 621-5473 View (561) 621-5473
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Lisa Chhabra
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458  (Online Only)
I believe that our thoughts and experiences shape the way we interact with the world. I believe that each person is a unique individual, and strategies that work best for one client may not work best for another. My goal is to meet you where you are, establish where you’d like to be, and work with you to determine the best way to get there. I work hard to establish a good rapport with my clients and use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, client centered and solution focused techniques in my practice. I aim to provide you with practical strategies that are realistic for you to incorporate in your daily life.
I believe that our thoughts and experiences shape the way we interact with the world. I believe that each person is a unique individual, and strategies that work best for one client may not work best for another. My goal is to meet you where you are, establish where you’d like to be, and work with you to determine the best way to get there. I work hard to establish a good rapport with my clients and use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, client centered and solution focused techniques in my practice. I aim to provide you with practical strategies that are realistic for you to incorporate in your daily life.
(561) 448-6764 View (561) 448-6764
Photo of Nicole Yehudai, Psychologist in 33458, FL
Nicole Yehudai
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens and young adults. I have experience with a variety of presenting concerns including Autism Spectrum diagnoses, trauma, severe emotional disturbances, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, bullying, oppositional concerns and adjustment disorders. I believe establishing and maintaining a trusting therapeutic relationship is essential for growth. I take an approach that combines play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family systems and behavior management strategies to gauge a client's current functioning and utilize their strengths to help promote growth.
I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with children, teens and young adults. I have experience with a variety of presenting concerns including Autism Spectrum diagnoses, trauma, severe emotional disturbances, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, bullying, oppositional concerns and adjustment disorders. I believe establishing and maintaining a trusting therapeutic relationship is essential for growth. I take an approach that combines play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family systems and behavior management strategies to gauge a client's current functioning and utilize their strengths to help promote growth.
(561) 567-0277 View (561) 567-0277
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Nancy M Vrechek
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
Extensive experience for solutions in relationships, marital and separation. Forensic Family Psychologist for Social Investigations; Parent Co-ordination; Collaborative Divorce. Go to VRECHEK.COM for full Information: Couples and Family Therapy, Executive Coaching, and Individual Therapy for life transitions, divorce, job changes, family business succession. Jupiter in Palm Beach County. Licensed Psychologist specializing in families and executives.
Extensive experience for solutions in relationships, marital and separation. Forensic Family Psychologist for Social Investigations; Parent Co-ordination; Collaborative Divorce. Go to VRECHEK.COM for full Information: Couples and Family Therapy, Executive Coaching, and Individual Therapy for life transitions, divorce, job changes, family business succession. Jupiter in Palm Beach County. Licensed Psychologist specializing in families and executives.
(561) 747-3997 View (561) 747-3997
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Margaret Fowee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
My name is Margaret Fowee, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience working with people to help them make changes in their lives. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, addiction, and life-changing situations. My therapeutic approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered. I believe that I could help you create life-changing situations.
My name is Margaret Fowee, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience working with people to help them make changes in their lives. I have worked with people challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, addiction, and life-changing situations. My therapeutic approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Compassion Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered. I believe that I could help you create life-changing situations.
(407) 499-8344 View (407) 499-8344
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Morgan A Thomas
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
Dr. Morgan Thomas, PsyD is a Pre-licensed Psychologist at Palm Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness. She conducts individual and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. She also offers psychological assessments for children, teens and adults. Dr. Thomas practices an integrative model of therapy, where she combines psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems theories.
Dr. Morgan Thomas, PsyD is a Pre-licensed Psychologist at Palm Beach Behavioral Health and Wellness. She conducts individual and family psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. She also offers psychological assessments for children, teens and adults. Dr. Thomas practices an integrative model of therapy, where she combines psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems theories.
(561) 769-5093 View (561) 769-5093
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Kimberly Sebastiana Mallia
PsyS, NCSP
Verified Verified
Jupiter, FL 33458
Kimberly Mallia is a School Psychologist, College Professor, and Private Practitioner. BA Human Development, Master's Psychology, and Specialist degree in School Psychology. Kimberly is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is also a professor at the University of Phoenix. She has experience as a sixth grade Science teacher. Kimberly is an educational specialist in the areas of Response to Intervention, which is a multi-tier approach: the early identification and support of students with learning and behavioral needs. Ms. Mallia assesses learning style, personal strengths, and personal weaknesses. Kimberly provides counseling within a Behavioral-Cognitive and Positive Psychology structure.
Kimberly Mallia is a School Psychologist, College Professor, and Private Practitioner. BA Human Development, Master's Psychology, and Specialist degree in School Psychology. Kimberly is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is also a professor at the University of Phoenix. She has experience as a sixth grade Science teacher. Kimberly is an educational specialist in the areas of Response to Intervention, which is a multi-tier approach: the early identification and support of students with learning and behavioral needs. Ms. Mallia assesses learning style, personal strengths, and personal weaknesses. Kimberly provides counseling within a Behavioral-Cognitive and Positive Psychology structure.
(561) 701-8020 View (561) 701-8020
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Gail D Guillory
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
Not accepting new clients
I am the Founder and Clinical Director of a group practice, Family Counseling Associates, Inc. in Jupiter, Fl that I founded in 1998. I primarily treat adolescents and adults dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, relationship/couples and family counseling, divorce, and I have specialized training and interest in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and would describe my style as "directive". I actively participate in the sessions with my clients to help them identify their goals and then motivate them to make the changes neccessary to meet these goals.
I am the Founder and Clinical Director of a group practice, Family Counseling Associates, Inc. in Jupiter, Fl that I founded in 1998. I primarily treat adolescents and adults dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, relationship/couples and family counseling, divorce, and I have specialized training and interest in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). I primarily utilize cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and would describe my style as "directive". I actively participate in the sessions with my clients to help them identify their goals and then motivate them to make the changes neccessary to meet these goals.
(561) 316-2429 View (561) 316-2429
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Joy Kevelson
Counselor, LMHC, RPT, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who provides children, adolescents and adults the opportunity to process difficult issues in a safe, gentle and caring environment. I believe establishing and maintaining a confidential, trusting therapeutic relationship is essential to my clients meeting their own goals. I use a solution-focused, integrative approach of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and client centered strategies to meet my clients where they are. Clients use their own strengths to help promote growth and positive changes in their lives.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who provides children, adolescents and adults the opportunity to process difficult issues in a safe, gentle and caring environment. I believe establishing and maintaining a confidential, trusting therapeutic relationship is essential to my clients meeting their own goals. I use a solution-focused, integrative approach of play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and client centered strategies to meet my clients where they are. Clients use their own strengths to help promote growth and positive changes in their lives.
(561) 475-1139 View (561) 475-1139
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Emily Jaggernauth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
Hi, I’m Emily Jaggernauth a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It was during my time at Florida Atlantic University where I found my passion for wanting to help others and earned my undergraduate in social work. I later earned my graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at Walden University and from there became licensed as a LCSW in the state of Florida.
Hi, I’m Emily Jaggernauth a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. It was during my time at Florida Atlantic University where I found my passion for wanting to help others and earned my undergraduate in social work. I later earned my graduate degree in Clinical Social Work at Walden University and from there became licensed as a LCSW in the state of Florida.
(561) 677-4353 View (561) 677-4353
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Vidya Nair
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, LCSWI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
Hi! I am Vidya. I understand that it takes great courage and resolve to seek therapy. I show up for my clients consistently, providing a safe space. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients be seen, heard, and validated. My focus is to bring healing to children and families experiencing difficult relationship dynamics and traumatic events. I have extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, and women who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief. I have experience supporting neurodivergent individuals, providing coaching and support for ADHD, and working with behavior concerns.
Hi! I am Vidya. I understand that it takes great courage and resolve to seek therapy. I show up for my clients consistently, providing a safe space. As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients be seen, heard, and validated. My focus is to bring healing to children and families experiencing difficult relationship dynamics and traumatic events. I have extensive experience working with children, teens, young adults, and women who are experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions and grief. I have experience supporting neurodivergent individuals, providing coaching and support for ADHD, and working with behavior concerns.
(561) 559-6351 View (561) 559-6351
Photo of Lisa Smalheiser, Psychologist in 33458, FL
Lisa Smalheiser
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jupiter, FL 33458
"Sometimes, the hardest part is getting started. What you do today matters, because you are trading a day of your life for it." I'm here to help you through this next part of your journey. My name is Dr. Smalheiser, and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in South Florida. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years, and love what I do. Day in and day out, I see people making positive changes in their lives, working collaboratively with me in order to better themselves in whatever way that means for each person.
"Sometimes, the hardest part is getting started. What you do today matters, because you are trading a day of your life for it." I'm here to help you through this next part of your journey. My name is Dr. Smalheiser, and I'm a licensed clinical psychologist in South Florida. I have been in the mental health field for over 10 years, and love what I do. Day in and day out, I see people making positive changes in their lives, working collaboratively with me in order to better themselves in whatever way that means for each person.
(561) 250-7585 View (561) 250-7585

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33458

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 33458 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33458 see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33458?

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.