Photo of Christina Labazzetta, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 33629, FL
Christina Labazzetta
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
Trauma can leave us feeling like we have no control over the details of our lives and can make us feel unsafe, anxious, and many other emotions that make daily functioning harder. An essential part of trying to heal is learning the tools that can help us develop coping skills and techniques to navigate through life. I truly believe everyone deserves to control their own narrative, so as a counselor my goal is to help clients tell their own story and to have a safe space to speak freely without judgment.
Trauma can leave us feeling like we have no control over the details of our lives and can make us feel unsafe, anxious, and many other emotions that make daily functioning harder. An essential part of trying to heal is learning the tools that can help us develop coping skills and techniques to navigate through life. I truly believe everyone deserves to control their own narrative, so as a counselor my goal is to help clients tell their own story and to have a safe space to speak freely without judgment.
(813) 680-5992 View (813) 680-5992
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SMC Tampa
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
SanaMente Counseling LLC (SMC Tampa) is a small private mental health group practice that believes in taking a mindfulness based and holistic attitude towards the treatment of mental health and wellness. We work collaboratively with clients to help them establish their goals, attain them, and feel better in the process. SanaMente stands for ‘Each Mind Matters’ which truly is our mission as we strive to provide excellent and compassionate mental health care to all clients. We offer a range of mental health services by licensed and skilled clinicians who are committed to the overall well-being of the individual and their families.
SanaMente Counseling LLC (SMC Tampa) is a small private mental health group practice that believes in taking a mindfulness based and holistic attitude towards the treatment of mental health and wellness. We work collaboratively with clients to help them establish their goals, attain them, and feel better in the process. SanaMente stands for ‘Each Mind Matters’ which truly is our mission as we strive to provide excellent and compassionate mental health care to all clients. We offer a range of mental health services by licensed and skilled clinicians who are committed to the overall well-being of the individual and their families.
(813) 543-8470 View (813) 543-8470
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Alexandra Delis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-QS
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Alexa, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to providing effective virtual therapy services to those struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, gain insight into your challenges, and develop coping strategies to enhance your well-being. In addition to my clinical work, I serve as a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida, guiding and mentoring future mental health professionals in their journey to becoming licensed clinicians.
Hi there! I'm Alexa, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to providing effective virtual therapy services to those struggling with anxiety, depression, and grief. I believe in creating a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, gain insight into your challenges, and develop coping strategies to enhance your well-being. In addition to my clinical work, I serve as a Qualified Supervisor in the State of Florida, guiding and mentoring future mental health professionals in their journey to becoming licensed clinicians.
(727) 761-5780 View (727) 761-5780
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Jessica V. White Therapy of Tampa
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI, RMFTI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
You are searching for someone who can understand you. Who can hear you, your frustrations, your pain and needs in a way that offers care and meaningful support. You want to feel better, be happier, and want clarity about how you got here and what you should do moving forward. Or you both may be wondering..how did OUR relationship get here? or How do we navigate what’s happening with our child? I imagine you’ve been giving it your best but still feel like you’re falling short. But you’re not. Take comfort in your efforts and realize sometimes it’s the smallest change that makes the difference. It’s time. Let’s do this together.
You are searching for someone who can understand you. Who can hear you, your frustrations, your pain and needs in a way that offers care and meaningful support. You want to feel better, be happier, and want clarity about how you got here and what you should do moving forward. Or you both may be wondering..how did OUR relationship get here? or How do we navigate what’s happening with our child? I imagine you’ve been giving it your best but still feel like you’re falling short. But you’re not. Take comfort in your efforts and realize sometimes it’s the smallest change that makes the difference. It’s time. Let’s do this together.
(813) 669-0637 View (813) 669-0637
Photo of Dr. Reuben Faloughi, Psychologist in 33629, FL
Dr. Reuben Faloughi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Dr. Reuben, a renown clinical and liberation psychologist, uses an integrative therapeutic style (i.e. "whatever is most helpful") to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma. His clients are high achievers and performers (leaders, executives, and athletes) and people from marginalized communities (womyn, Black people/POC, etc.). To increase access to these groups, Dr. Reuben is now licensed to offer virtual therapy services in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH,NJ, NC, ND, OH,OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
Dr. Reuben, a renown clinical and liberation psychologist, uses an integrative therapeutic style (i.e. "whatever is most helpful") to treat anxiety, depression, and trauma. His clients are high achievers and performers (leaders, executives, and athletes) and people from marginalized communities (womyn, Black people/POC, etc.). To increase access to these groups, Dr. Reuben is now licensed to offer virtual therapy services in the following states: AL, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH,NJ, NC, ND, OH,OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY.
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Courtney Gowen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping young adult women learn how to take control of their anxiety and depression, building on the unique experiences, skills, and insight each individual brings to the therapy room. Using CBT techniques and a strengths-based, person-centered approach, I walk alongside and support you as you take the steps towards becoming the healthiest and most whole version of yourself.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in helping young adult women learn how to take control of their anxiety and depression, building on the unique experiences, skills, and insight each individual brings to the therapy room. Using CBT techniques and a strengths-based, person-centered approach, I walk alongside and support you as you take the steps towards becoming the healthiest and most whole version of yourself.
(813) 303-0741 View (813) 303-0741
Photo of Dr. Yelda Long, Psychologist in 33629, FL
Dr. Yelda Long
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629
I only offer evaluations (no therapy). Yelda Long, PsyD is a Florida-licensed clinical neuropsychologist. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University and a master's degree in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Northern Virginia. She then obtained her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology with training in assessments for a wide range of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.
I only offer evaluations (no therapy). Yelda Long, PsyD is a Florida-licensed clinical neuropsychologist. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University and a master's degree in clinical psychology from The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Northern Virginia. She then obtained her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She then completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology with training in assessments for a wide range of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.
(813) 686-5344 View (813) 686-5344
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Gulf Coast Rehabilitation Services, Inc
Counselor, LMHC, CRC, MCAP, SAP, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
We are a group of LMHC/LCSW/LMFT counselors that have very diverse Specialties, We have offices locally in South Tampa and Central area of Tampa. We offer concierge counseling services. We additionally have offices in Orlando, Miami and Tampa, We also offer bi-lingual counseling. Among our Counselors are CAP, DUI Evaluations, DOT/SAP Evaluations, RRT, EMDR, CRC, CDMS and CISM certified Therapists/Counselors. All counselors hold appropriate Florida and or National License. Workers Compensation CBT, We welcome all inquiries via E-mail or phone. 877-957-3422 X701 or visit www.gulfcoastrehabservices.com
We are a group of LMHC/LCSW/LMFT counselors that have very diverse Specialties, We have offices locally in South Tampa and Central area of Tampa. We offer concierge counseling services. We additionally have offices in Orlando, Miami and Tampa, We also offer bi-lingual counseling. Among our Counselors are CAP, DUI Evaluations, DOT/SAP Evaluations, RRT, EMDR, CRC, CDMS and CISM certified Therapists/Counselors. All counselors hold appropriate Florida and or National License. Workers Compensation CBT, We welcome all inquiries via E-mail or phone. 877-957-3422 X701 or visit www.gulfcoastrehabservices.com
(855) 335-5044 x701 View (855) 335-5044 x701
Photo of Joshua E. Shannon, Counselor in 33629, FL
Joshua E. Shannon
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP, CRC, NCC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
I am a Ph.D. level Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC with specialties in Workers' Compensation, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions, Individual/Group Therapy. DOT/SAP/DUI evaluations. Certified Addictions Professional CAP, Certified Sexual Addictions Specialist.CSAS, I personalize treatment plans to a client's needs. .DUI/SAP Evaluation and treatment. Return to Duty Evaluations. Vocational Expert Witness, Workers Compensation CBT/EMDR Therapy for Pain Management and Substance Abuse. Experience in Veterans Issues.
I am a Ph.D. level Licensed Mental Health Counselor LMHC with specialties in Workers' Compensation, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions, Individual/Group Therapy. DOT/SAP/DUI evaluations. Certified Addictions Professional CAP, Certified Sexual Addictions Specialist.CSAS, I personalize treatment plans to a client's needs. .DUI/SAP Evaluation and treatment. Return to Duty Evaluations. Vocational Expert Witness, Workers Compensation CBT/EMDR Therapy for Pain Management and Substance Abuse. Experience in Veterans Issues.
(855) 235-7097 x701 View (855) 235-7097 x701
Photo of Jade Midori Caswell, Pre-Licensed Professional in 33629, FL
Jade Midori Caswell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
Imagine uncovering the best version of you- free of old beliefs, painful emotions, or draining relationships. Welcome! My name is Jade Caswell, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards inner peace, strength, and self-actualization. I honor each individuals' unique experience and help them build lives they enjoy, while drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, existential and positive psychology. Using your life experience and unique values as a compass, we will work to identify goals and discover ways of managing life's challenges.
Imagine uncovering the best version of you- free of old beliefs, painful emotions, or draining relationships. Welcome! My name is Jade Caswell, and I am here to guide you on your journey towards inner peace, strength, and self-actualization. I honor each individuals' unique experience and help them build lives they enjoy, while drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy, existential and positive psychology. Using your life experience and unique values as a compass, we will work to identify goals and discover ways of managing life's challenges.
(813) 696-3495 View (813) 696-3495
Photo of Lana Schneidt, Counselor in 33629, FL
Lana Schneidt
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP, Q Suprv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), and Qualified Supervisor working as an individual, group and family therapist in the Tampa Bay area. My personal philosophy is that people are essentially good and have the ability to grow and change throughout their lifetime. I feel I possess a natural ability to relate to people and enjoy the unique qualities of individuals. Therapists have been responsible for facilitating positive change in the lives of individuals, groups and families and I would love to be apart of that journey.
Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), and Qualified Supervisor working as an individual, group and family therapist in the Tampa Bay area. My personal philosophy is that people are essentially good and have the ability to grow and change throughout their lifetime. I feel I possess a natural ability to relate to people and enjoy the unique qualities of individuals. Therapists have been responsible for facilitating positive change in the lives of individuals, groups and families and I would love to be apart of that journey.
(813) 434-1594 View (813) 434-1594
Photo of Maria Velasco Fontaine, Counselor in 33629, FL
Maria Velasco Fontaine
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629  (Online Only)
I meet people where they are so we can begin the journey towards a more healthy and productive life. As a bicultural, bilingual clinician, I am well aware of how important cultural and family norms are and what role these play in our daily lives. I am sensitive to inter-generational conflicts that arise due to acculturation issues. Experience working with maternal wellness, teen & adults. Envisioning a rich and rewarding life can be challenging when you are overcome by either longstanding or daily problems.
I meet people where they are so we can begin the journey towards a more healthy and productive life. As a bicultural, bilingual clinician, I am well aware of how important cultural and family norms are and what role these play in our daily lives. I am sensitive to inter-generational conflicts that arise due to acculturation issues. Experience working with maternal wellness, teen & adults. Envisioning a rich and rewarding life can be challenging when you are overcome by either longstanding or daily problems.
(813) 607-5202 View (813) 607-5202
Photo of Dr. Amy Heath Sharp Patenaude in 33629, FL
Dr. Amy Heath Sharp Patenaude
MA, EdS, EdD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
As a parent, do you find yourself wondering, 'am I doing everything that I can to support my child and his or her success?' When it comes to working with children, it can be hard to know how to provide the best support for academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development. I want to take this moment to express gratitude that you're taking the first step to seek out support for your child and your family. I'm here to help! Calling a school psychologist and parent coach may feel intimidating, but I hope that you take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help and support you and your family.
As a parent, do you find yourself wondering, 'am I doing everything that I can to support my child and his or her success?' When it comes to working with children, it can be hard to know how to provide the best support for academic, behavioral, and social-emotional development. I want to take this moment to express gratitude that you're taking the first step to seek out support for your child and your family. I'm here to help! Calling a school psychologist and parent coach may feel intimidating, but I hope that you take a moment (and maybe a deep breath) to call and see how I can help and support you and your family.
(813) 670-9273 View (813) 670-9273
Photo of Lucas Thompson, Pre-Licensed Professional in 33629, FL
Lucas Thompson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
Are you looking for a safe and supportive space to explore your emotions and behaviors? As a graduate student earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I offer sliding scale and pro bono services to qualifying clients. Together, we can embark on a journey that will empower you to explore your goals and openly discuss obstacles. Let’s face it – life can get overwhelming but you don’t have to navigate it alone.
Are you looking for a safe and supportive space to explore your emotions and behaviors? As a graduate student earning my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, I offer sliding scale and pro bono services to qualifying clients. Together, we can embark on a journey that will empower you to explore your goals and openly discuss obstacles. Let’s face it – life can get overwhelming but you don’t have to navigate it alone.
(813) 696-3125 View (813) 696-3125
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Patricia Casañas
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CYT-200
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
I am a firm believer that transformation happens in the midst of safe and supportive relationships. My hope is to give you this experience through our work together. I am intensely trained in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders, OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, trauma, and depression. If you struggle with behaviors relating to: food, being overly rigid, negative, intrusive, or racing thoughts, maladaptive perfectionism, grief, phobias, or lack social connections - I can help. I work with adolescents and adults. I will teach you the skills you need to regain your confidence in managing your life once more.
I am a firm believer that transformation happens in the midst of safe and supportive relationships. My hope is to give you this experience through our work together. I am intensely trained in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders, OCD, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, trauma, and depression. If you struggle with behaviors relating to: food, being overly rigid, negative, intrusive, or racing thoughts, maladaptive perfectionism, grief, phobias, or lack social connections - I can help. I work with adolescents and adults. I will teach you the skills you need to regain your confidence in managing your life once more.
(727) 359-0089 View (727) 359-0089
Photo of Chuck Crouse, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 33629, FL
Chuck Crouse
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MA, MBA, CPA
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629
Enjoying a life filled with peace, satisfaction and fulfillment is a right not merely a privilege. If you find yourself unsatisfied in your personal life, family life, job, relationships, etc..you owe it to yourself to seek out someone who will walk beside you, helping you discover different or healthier perspectives and provide you with tools to grow into what you want life to be. Even the strongest person can benefit from a guiding velvet hand periodically. Whether you are struggling with a specific difficulty or need guidance improving your general life situation, I would be honored to help you on your wellness journey.
Enjoying a life filled with peace, satisfaction and fulfillment is a right not merely a privilege. If you find yourself unsatisfied in your personal life, family life, job, relationships, etc..you owe it to yourself to seek out someone who will walk beside you, helping you discover different or healthier perspectives and provide you with tools to grow into what you want life to be. Even the strongest person can benefit from a guiding velvet hand periodically. Whether you are struggling with a specific difficulty or need guidance improving your general life situation, I would be honored to help you on your wellness journey.
(813) 344-1671 View (813) 344-1671
Photo of Justine J Jenkins, Licensed Professional Counselor in 33629, FL
Justine J Jenkins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
Not accepting new clients
One of the most common challenges we face is reaching out for help. Too often, we suppress or deny our emotions and trauma experiences, believing that we have to process them alone. This suppression can cause adverse symptoms such as anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, and relational or self-destruction. It is my belief that we do not have to continue suffering alone and therapy is a great step towards healing the damage we think can never be undone. Therapy helps create an atmosphere where understanding, change and growth are possible while giving back the power to make our own meaning and purpose in life.
One of the most common challenges we face is reaching out for help. Too often, we suppress or deny our emotions and trauma experiences, believing that we have to process them alone. This suppression can cause adverse symptoms such as anxiety, depression, intrusive thoughts, and relational or self-destruction. It is my belief that we do not have to continue suffering alone and therapy is a great step towards healing the damage we think can never be undone. Therapy helps create an atmosphere where understanding, change and growth are possible while giving back the power to make our own meaning and purpose in life.
(813) 922-3578 View (813) 922-3578
Photo of Brittany Wilson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33629, FL
Brittany Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629
Waitlist for new clients
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and how I enjoy helping people. I have experience working in the mental health field for over 14 years and am passionate about assisting individuals in growing and improving their lives through a collaborative, empathetic, and compassionate approach. I specialize in working with adults, ages 18+, and children, specifically ages 4-10 years old, in helping them cope with emotional and behavioral challenges. I have extensive experience working with concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, stress management, and acute trauma.
I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and how I enjoy helping people. I have experience working in the mental health field for over 14 years and am passionate about assisting individuals in growing and improving their lives through a collaborative, empathetic, and compassionate approach. I specialize in working with adults, ages 18+, and children, specifically ages 4-10 years old, in helping them cope with emotional and behavioral challenges. I have extensive experience working with concerns such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, stress management, and acute trauma.
(813) 499-1208 View (813) 499-1208
Photo of Jennifer Lipkins, Counselor in 33629, FL
Jennifer Lipkins
Counselor, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
Tampa, FL 33629
I have helped many clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and much more. Using my years of experience with so many different clients from many different backgrounds, I have developed an intuition for meeting you where you're at and quickly creating a unique therapy plan with the most efficient and effective therapeutic modality for you, your circumstances, and your goals for counseling. I always provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to talk about your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so we can dive deep together and evoke the changes necessary to make you feel your best!
I have helped many clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and much more. Using my years of experience with so many different clients from many different backgrounds, I have developed an intuition for meeting you where you're at and quickly creating a unique therapy plan with the most efficient and effective therapeutic modality for you, your circumstances, and your goals for counseling. I always provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to talk about your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so we can dive deep together and evoke the changes necessary to make you feel your best!
(813) 733-7469 View (813) 733-7469
Photo of Dr. Dani Rosenkrantz, Psychologist in 33629, FL
Dr. Dani Rosenkrantz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Tampa, FL 33629  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Dr. Dani, and I am a Jewish Queer Psychologist and Florida Native that helps Jewish, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC folx live full and brave lives. I offer virtual therapy in Florida and worldwide coaching services as part of my practice, Brave Space Psychology. I know what it’s like to doubt your path, to feel overwhelmed by political and minority stress, and to want a values-driven life. I will partner with you to learn to trust your inner wisdom, build your confidence in advocating for your needs, build fulfilling relationships, and learn to bravely share yourself authentically with the world.
Hi! I am Dr. Dani, and I am a Jewish Queer Psychologist and Florida Native that helps Jewish, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC folx live full and brave lives. I offer virtual therapy in Florida and worldwide coaching services as part of my practice, Brave Space Psychology. I know what it’s like to doubt your path, to feel overwhelmed by political and minority stress, and to want a values-driven life. I will partner with you to learn to trust your inner wisdom, build your confidence in advocating for your needs, build fulfilling relationships, and learn to bravely share yourself authentically with the world.
(813) 669-7119 View (813) 669-7119

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33629

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 33629 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
77% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33629 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in 33629?

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.