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Vanessa McDonnell
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611  (Online Only)
As I grow in my career, I believe communication, validation, and empowerment are the main components of your healing journey. We each have faced challenges in our life. I believe as a therapist, I am here to hear my clients and provide guidance on their journey. I will strive to help teach the tools clients will need in order to grow and move forward.
As I grow in my career, I believe communication, validation, and empowerment are the main components of your healing journey. We each have faced challenges in our life. I believe as a therapist, I am here to hear my clients and provide guidance on their journey. I will strive to help teach the tools clients will need in order to grow and move forward.
(562) 546-3824 View (562) 546-3824
Photo of Alison Saff Sager, Psychologist in 33611, FL
Alison Saff Sager
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
ACCEPTING CLIENTS! Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist extremely committed to my clients and I strongly believe in the importance and value of the therapeutic relationship. I use a relaxed, skilled, and collaborative style to empower clients to achieve their goals and improve their lives. My approach is warm, passionate, and supportive, acknowledging each client and their own unique experiences. My primary areas of interest include, but are not limited to: life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and coping, health-related concerns, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, and relationship issues.
ACCEPTING CLIENTS! Hello and welcome! I am a licensed clinical psychologist extremely committed to my clients and I strongly believe in the importance and value of the therapeutic relationship. I use a relaxed, skilled, and collaborative style to empower clients to achieve their goals and improve their lives. My approach is warm, passionate, and supportive, acknowledging each client and their own unique experiences. My primary areas of interest include, but are not limited to: life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and coping, health-related concerns, pregnancy and postpartum mental health, and relationship issues.
(727) 240-3396 View (727) 240-3396
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Ready Set Mindful
Counselor, LMHCA, MS, MA, RYT
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
I help millennial women & teens overcome anxiety, build confidence, and ditch overthinking so that you can have less overwhelm and more calm in your life. I use a hands-on approach that helps you identify your strengths, learn helpful coping skills, improve your communication, and create changes that will actually last! I will listen to you, challenge you, and support you so that you can experience the growth and change you’ve been looking for - whether that's getting a handle on your anxiety, feeling confident in yourself, navigating a big transition, or improving your relationships.
I help millennial women & teens overcome anxiety, build confidence, and ditch overthinking so that you can have less overwhelm and more calm in your life. I use a hands-on approach that helps you identify your strengths, learn helpful coping skills, improve your communication, and create changes that will actually last! I will listen to you, challenge you, and support you so that you can experience the growth and change you’ve been looking for - whether that's getting a handle on your anxiety, feeling confident in yourself, navigating a big transition, or improving your relationships.
(813) 544-6503 View (813) 544-6503
Photo of Christina Marie Warrilow, Counselor in 33611, FL
Christina Marie Warrilow
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
Is there a struggle just to complete a morning routine? Are you tired of repeating yourself? Do you want your child to be more independent and responsive to expectations? Do you struggle to connect with your child or family? Maybe you complete tasks really well but feel lonely in it all. I've been there, I too am a parent and I know the struggles. I also know that if you're here you might want some help because you've read the books, listened to the podcasts, and are still not at peace. I don't have a magic wand but I can help.
Is there a struggle just to complete a morning routine? Are you tired of repeating yourself? Do you want your child to be more independent and responsive to expectations? Do you struggle to connect with your child or family? Maybe you complete tasks really well but feel lonely in it all. I've been there, I too am a parent and I know the struggles. I also know that if you're here you might want some help because you've read the books, listened to the podcasts, and are still not at peace. I don't have a magic wand but I can help.
(813) 798-4166 View (813) 798-4166
Photo of Aly Sobo, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 33611, FL
Aly Sobo
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, IMH
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
Hello, and welcome to Healing Path Counseling. Helping people live a better life is my passion. I believe we can work together to overcome the many challenges life brings your way. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, a loss in life or setting boundaries? Maybe you feel that aspects of your life are in need of a change or could be better? Now more than ever people are feeling overwhelmed. Seeking help is a great place to begin. I have worked with a variety of clients who are dealing with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, ADHD and Panic Disorder. I have years of experience with kids, adolescents, adults, and couples.
Hello, and welcome to Healing Path Counseling. Helping people live a better life is my passion. I believe we can work together to overcome the many challenges life brings your way. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, a loss in life or setting boundaries? Maybe you feel that aspects of your life are in need of a change or could be better? Now more than ever people are feeling overwhelmed. Seeking help is a great place to begin. I have worked with a variety of clients who are dealing with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, ADHD and Panic Disorder. I have years of experience with kids, adolescents, adults, and couples.
(813) 710-4287 View (813) 710-4287
Photo of Monea Marsh, Counselor in 33611, FL
Monea Marsh
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
My Name is Monea Marsh and I am a License Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Jacksonville, FL, working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to develop coping skills to manage anger, stress, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and trauma. My style and approach typically work best with adolescents, teens, and young adults as I help them navigate through life transitions, and social pressures and help obtain emotional stability. I work to help my clients navigate these transition periods and to build skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook on life.
My Name is Monea Marsh and I am a License Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) based in Jacksonville, FL, working with clients statewide via Telehealth. I work with adolescents and adults to develop coping skills to manage anger, stress, depressive symptoms, anxiety, and trauma. My style and approach typically work best with adolescents, teens, and young adults as I help them navigate through life transitions, and social pressures and help obtain emotional stability. I work to help my clients navigate these transition periods and to build skills to allow them to feel better about themselves and develop a more positive outlook on life.
(813) 592-4137 View (813) 592-4137
Photo of Brittany Trenker, Counselor in 33611, FL
Brittany Trenker
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611  (Online Only)
The only person that can instigate change, is you.
The only person that can instigate change, is you.
(813) 605-1529 View (813) 605-1529
Photo of Tony Byrd, Counselor in 33611, FL
Tony Byrd
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
Hello, I’m Tony Byrd. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with more than 27 years of experience. I am passionate about providing the best services possible as I walk through the recovery journey with each Client that I serve. My approach to providing the best treatment possible is to use a multifaceted system that includes providing as much time as possible to address all issues in a timely manner with empathy and unconditional positive regard as well as use of a range of therapeutic techniques that allow for Clients to traverse the journey as safely and effectively as possible.
Hello, I’m Tony Byrd. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist with more than 27 years of experience. I am passionate about providing the best services possible as I walk through the recovery journey with each Client that I serve. My approach to providing the best treatment possible is to use a multifaceted system that includes providing as much time as possible to address all issues in a timely manner with empathy and unconditional positive regard as well as use of a range of therapeutic techniques that allow for Clients to traverse the journey as safely and effectively as possible.
(813) 859-7692 View (813) 859-7692
Photo of Brittany Kieslor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33611, FL
Brittany Kieslor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611  (Online Only)
Emotions can be overwhelming. Not understanding how to process and cope with them becomes exhausting. Negative thinking is a daily habit that you may have developed. Let me guide you a different way to help you regulate your emotions and make positive choices for yourself. I listen to what has happened and help guide you through the process of those events. We can figure out together the triggers that are causing issues. Therapy is a collaborative effort. It is built on trust, understanding , and compassion. Let's find ways to grow and find the balance that you are looking for in your life.
Emotions can be overwhelming. Not understanding how to process and cope with them becomes exhausting. Negative thinking is a daily habit that you may have developed. Let me guide you a different way to help you regulate your emotions and make positive choices for yourself. I listen to what has happened and help guide you through the process of those events. We can figure out together the triggers that are causing issues. Therapy is a collaborative effort. It is built on trust, understanding , and compassion. Let's find ways to grow and find the balance that you are looking for in your life.
(813) 576-2623 View (813) 576-2623
Photo of Kamala Oruamab, Counselor in 33611, FL
Kamala Oruamab
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
I'm Kamala Oruamabo, a Florida-licensed mental health counselor. While I enjoy working with individuals in various areas, my niches are anxiety, depression, and life transition. I utilize person-centered, CBT, and Solution Focus approaches. I love working with individuals who are just trying to face situations and find solutions, whether it's peer relations, self-esteem, adjustments to life transitions, etc. TI work with them to instill hope in tough situations through conversation, learning strategies, or more depth approaches.
I'm Kamala Oruamabo, a Florida-licensed mental health counselor. While I enjoy working with individuals in various areas, my niches are anxiety, depression, and life transition. I utilize person-centered, CBT, and Solution Focus approaches. I love working with individuals who are just trying to face situations and find solutions, whether it's peer relations, self-esteem, adjustments to life transitions, etc. TI work with them to instill hope in tough situations through conversation, learning strategies, or more depth approaches.
(813) 308-0498 View (813) 308-0498
Photo of Jennifer Ashley McFarlin, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33611, FL
Jennifer Ashley McFarlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, EdS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping my clients heal broken relationships with themselves and others. We all struggle, and we all could use a confidant, sounding board, mediator, and encourager on our team - this is where I come in! My specialization is in marriage/couples and family therapy. I do not view each individual as my client, but instead view the relationship as my client. In family/couples therapy, we will work on increasing understanding and empathy, validating one another, and strengthening communication.
Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with a passion for helping my clients heal broken relationships with themselves and others. We all struggle, and we all could use a confidant, sounding board, mediator, and encourager on our team - this is where I come in! My specialization is in marriage/couples and family therapy. I do not view each individual as my client, but instead view the relationship as my client. In family/couples therapy, we will work on increasing understanding and empathy, validating one another, and strengthening communication.
(813) 548-4061 View (813) 548-4061
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Sex Dr. Heather, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd, CST, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611  (Online Only)
Congratulations! Taking the steps to improve upon your current life is brave & deserves recognition as this is you taking charge of your future joy. We all have challenges whether past or present but what sets us apart is the ability to recognize what they are & move in a direction of healing. We will assist you with unlearning some of those unwanted behaviors that just won’t stop following you around. In addition, we will help you recognize patterns & explore experiences around emotions that might be troubling for your life. This will allow you to feel more joy & begin to paint new colors in your rainbow. Are You Ready to Grow?
Congratulations! Taking the steps to improve upon your current life is brave & deserves recognition as this is you taking charge of your future joy. We all have challenges whether past or present but what sets us apart is the ability to recognize what they are & move in a direction of healing. We will assist you with unlearning some of those unwanted behaviors that just won’t stop following you around. In addition, we will help you recognize patterns & explore experiences around emotions that might be troubling for your life. This will allow you to feel more joy & begin to paint new colors in your rainbow. Are You Ready to Grow?
(267) 214-5067 View (267) 214-5067
Photo of Kathleen Cotter Cauley, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33611, FL
Kathleen Cotter Cauley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a general practice with individuals, couples,and families. People come with the hope of improving their relationships at home and at work. The effort is on managing their own stress levels, learning about self regulation and reactivity in all of their relationships (examination of daily habits, spiritual life, technology management, etc) People often are requesting assistance in managing life's challenges( illness, death, parenting, premarital, marriage, and stepfamily information). They are interested in becoming the best "self" that they are capable of becoming in relationship to others. The relationships surrounding the client are part of the discussion.
I have a general practice with individuals, couples,and families. People come with the hope of improving their relationships at home and at work. The effort is on managing their own stress levels, learning about self regulation and reactivity in all of their relationships (examination of daily habits, spiritual life, technology management, etc) People often are requesting assistance in managing life's challenges( illness, death, parenting, premarital, marriage, and stepfamily information). They are interested in becoming the best "self" that they are capable of becoming in relationship to others. The relationships surrounding the client are part of the discussion.
(703) 831-6551 View (703) 831-6551
Photo of Samantha Waters, Counselor in 33611, FL
Samantha Waters
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
Are you successful in one area of your life, but not another? Do you feel overwhelmed with “everything”? Are you struggling to connect with your partner or kids? Perhaps you want to learn coping skills for stress. There’s no specific single factor, or no multi-point check which you have to have to seek out therapy. We are all unique, and each of us will have different reasons for why we seek out a therapist. Each and every reason is valid and unique. My goal is to be a collaborative listener so you can find your own voice to comfortably express what matters to you.Then together we can work together to achieve your goals.
Are you successful in one area of your life, but not another? Do you feel overwhelmed with “everything”? Are you struggling to connect with your partner or kids? Perhaps you want to learn coping skills for stress. There’s no specific single factor, or no multi-point check which you have to have to seek out therapy. We are all unique, and each of us will have different reasons for why we seek out a therapist. Each and every reason is valid and unique. My goal is to be a collaborative listener so you can find your own voice to comfortably express what matters to you.Then together we can work together to achieve your goals.
(813) 590-5851 View (813) 590-5851
Photo of Dr. Gina Midyett, Counselor in 33611, FL
Dr. Gina Midyett
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist. I provide a safe, non judgmental and down to earth environment for my clients to express themselves. I offer individual, couple and family therapy. I assist my clients in developing new coping skills to deal with their presenting issues. I believe that developing new, healthy ways of thinking and living can lead to a healthy mind and body. I incorporate nutrition and exercise consultation as related to mental health.I specialize but not limited to depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship issues, grief/loss,child/adolescent issues,and eating disorders.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Psychotherapist. I provide a safe, non judgmental and down to earth environment for my clients to express themselves. I offer individual, couple and family therapy. I assist my clients in developing new coping skills to deal with their presenting issues. I believe that developing new, healthy ways of thinking and living can lead to a healthy mind and body. I incorporate nutrition and exercise consultation as related to mental health.I specialize but not limited to depression, anxiety, phobias, relationship issues, grief/loss,child/adolescent issues,and eating disorders.
(813) 438-4957 View (813) 438-4957
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Cheryl Ann D' La Rotta
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida. I am very sensitive to the issues of diversity, oppression, and discrimination. I am a Certified Trauma Professional with the ITAP and advocate in the issues of the LGBT, sexual assault survivors, childhood sexual abuse survivors, elderly abuse, intimate partner violence and many other types of trauma. I have created a safe and secure environment for my clients to unveil their lived experiences, as I help guide them towards their goals and a better way of life. My own lived experiences allow me to be vulnerable, empathetic, and non-judgmental
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida. I am very sensitive to the issues of diversity, oppression, and discrimination. I am a Certified Trauma Professional with the ITAP and advocate in the issues of the LGBT, sexual assault survivors, childhood sexual abuse survivors, elderly abuse, intimate partner violence and many other types of trauma. I have created a safe and secure environment for my clients to unveil their lived experiences, as I help guide them towards their goals and a better way of life. My own lived experiences allow me to be vulnerable, empathetic, and non-judgmental
(786) 565-4802 View (786) 565-4802
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Tanya Johnson-Gilchrist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MPH, CPH, PMP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
Not accepting new clients
Tiny Little Jewels promotes Health, Wellness, and Healing in the Tampa Bay Area. We look forward to being a partner in your Health and Wellness... We offer TeleHealth sessions as well as traditional sessions.
Tiny Little Jewels promotes Health, Wellness, and Healing in the Tampa Bay Area. We look forward to being a partner in your Health and Wellness... We offer TeleHealth sessions as well as traditional sessions.
(813) 609-2655 View (813) 609-2655
Photo of Melanie Rosario, Marriage & Family Therapist in 33611, FL
Melanie Rosario
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
I specialize in the following areas: Personal growth, Unresolved trauma and Relationships. I help individuals and couples to recover from trauma (Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Child Trauma), and find relief from the pain of past experiences and relationships using EMDR and other therapy modalities. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, hopeless, lack of motivation or having difficulties functioning in a daily basis I can help you get back on track. When working with couples I use Gottman techniques to help manage conflict, recover from hurt & resentments while increasing emotional intimacy.
I specialize in the following areas: Personal growth, Unresolved trauma and Relationships. I help individuals and couples to recover from trauma (Physical, Emotional, Sexual and Child Trauma), and find relief from the pain of past experiences and relationships using EMDR and other therapy modalities. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, hopeless, lack of motivation or having difficulties functioning in a daily basis I can help you get back on track. When working with couples I use Gottman techniques to help manage conflict, recover from hurt & resentments while increasing emotional intimacy.
(321) 800-4227 View (321) 800-4227
Photo of Anne M. Geroux, Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy in 33611, FL
Anne M. Geroux, Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy
PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33611
"The quality of one's relationships determines the quality of one's life." The best investment we can make is improving our relationships. Clients seek guidance when they are feeling discouraged, dissatisfied, and disconnected in their primary relationships. Moving from disconnection to connection requires that clients bring a spirit of courage and cooperation to our conversations. I work with my clients to help them acquire self knowledge and develop skills to navigate the complexities of their close relationships. Understanding the difference between being an ally from being a competitor is key to building healthy, thriving relationships and ultimately, a fulfilling life.
"The quality of one's relationships determines the quality of one's life." The best investment we can make is improving our relationships. Clients seek guidance when they are feeling discouraged, dissatisfied, and disconnected in their primary relationships. Moving from disconnection to connection requires that clients bring a spirit of courage and cooperation to our conversations. I work with my clients to help them acquire self knowledge and develop skills to navigate the complexities of their close relationships. Understanding the difference between being an ally from being a competitor is key to building healthy, thriving relationships and ultimately, a fulfilling life.
(850) 750-6496 View (850) 750-6496
Photo of Dr. Alyson Carr, Counselor in 33611, FL
Dr. Alyson Carr
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33611
As an eclectic therapist, I integrate a variety of techniques that are appropriate for meeting the unique needs of my diverse clients. I enjoy supporting individuals in their effort to heal and live more relaxed, well-rounded, and happy lives. I believe in maintaining a non-coercive and non-judgmental attitude, and I see the therapy room as a laboratory where we can examine and dissect issues with curiosity. This allows for open exploration of the self and an opportunity to navigate through challenges in a safe emotional space. Send me an email or give me a call to determine if we might be a good fit.
As an eclectic therapist, I integrate a variety of techniques that are appropriate for meeting the unique needs of my diverse clients. I enjoy supporting individuals in their effort to heal and live more relaxed, well-rounded, and happy lives. I believe in maintaining a non-coercive and non-judgmental attitude, and I see the therapy room as a laboratory where we can examine and dissect issues with curiosity. This allows for open exploration of the self and an opportunity to navigate through challenges in a safe emotional space. Send me an email or give me a call to determine if we might be a good fit.
(813) 527-0997 View (813) 527-0997

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33611

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 33611 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Cigna and Evernorth
76% Aetna
67% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33611 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33611?

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.