Therapists in 33713

Photo of Samantha F. Pluto, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in 33713, FL
Samantha F. Pluto
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, CSW
Verified
Are you struggling in your marriage? Are you questioning how and what the next steps are in your relationship? Do you have past traumas that you are ready to process, but subconscious patterns still control your life? The clients I work with are committed to improving their relationships, working through negative marital patterns, and processing personal trauma. In other words, they are ready to experience joy, love, and personal growth.
Are you struggling in your marriage? Are you questioning how and what the next steps are in your relationship? Do you have past traumas that you are ready to process, but subconscious patterns still control your life? The clients I work with are committed to improving their relationships, working through negative marital patterns, and processing personal trauma. In other words, they are ready to experience joy, love, and personal growth.
(727) 353-6077 View (727) 353-6077
Photo of A. LaVerne Feaster, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33713, FL
A. LaVerne Feaster
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Emotional Healing begins with you. You must make the choice to face your fears. Fear is crippling and results in being "stuck"emotionally. The road to recovery starts with personal discovery. My experience includes over 40 years in the field of Mental Health. I worked 8 years at a private psychiatric inpatient facility with adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. I worked 30 years at a VA Medical Center with Veterans dealing with Addictions, Relationship conflict, Behavioral problems, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and PTSD.
Emotional Healing begins with you. You must make the choice to face your fears. Fear is crippling and results in being "stuck"emotionally. The road to recovery starts with personal discovery. My experience includes over 40 years in the field of Mental Health. I worked 8 years at a private psychiatric inpatient facility with adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. I worked 30 years at a VA Medical Center with Veterans dealing with Addictions, Relationship conflict, Behavioral problems, Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and PTSD.
(727) 478-3029 View (727) 478-3029
Photo of Nizammah Ward, LMHC, Counselor in 33713, FL
Nizammah Ward, LMHC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Do you find it difficult to ask for help? Asking for assistance doesn't equate to weakness, it's actually a strength! As an African American / Caribean counselor I am able to serve my community with relatable shared experiences. I pride myself on encouraging my clients to see and be the light that is already within them. I use an integrative approach in that each individual is unique and processes thoughts differently. Mindfulness-based CBT allows clients to find peace within themselves through grounding. This heightened awareness of self enables us to live in accordance with our values even in the face of opposition.
Do you find it difficult to ask for help? Asking for assistance doesn't equate to weakness, it's actually a strength! As an African American / Caribean counselor I am able to serve my community with relatable shared experiences. I pride myself on encouraging my clients to see and be the light that is already within them. I use an integrative approach in that each individual is unique and processes thoughts differently. Mindfulness-based CBT allows clients to find peace within themselves through grounding. This heightened awareness of self enables us to live in accordance with our values even in the face of opposition.
(727) 263-2220 View (727) 263-2220
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Melissa A Overton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
My area of focus has been child development, family transitions, marital counselling, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Specialty areas include addressing parenting/behavioral issues with young children, marital conflict, and any individual or dyad working with trauma. Client-centered and culturally sensitive treatment is always a goal of mine. Individual talk therapy and working within the context of building relationships are typical modalities client would expect from my services. Trauma therapy is often conducted individually.
My area of focus has been child development, family transitions, marital counselling, and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Specialty areas include addressing parenting/behavioral issues with young children, marital conflict, and any individual or dyad working with trauma. Client-centered and culturally sensitive treatment is always a goal of mine. Individual talk therapy and working within the context of building relationships are typical modalities client would expect from my services. Trauma therapy is often conducted individually.
(727) 312-1324 View (727) 312-1324
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Alivia Gatewood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are one of the thousands struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder (including social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, various phobias, and panic disorder), body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling or skin picking), depression, or big life events - I'm here to listen and help. Your treatment will focus on behavioral change and activation, and cognitive restructuring which will help you feel empowered as you realize that you are able to manage your anxiety, depression, and anything you're currently struggling with.
If you are one of the thousands struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder (including social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, various phobias, and panic disorder), body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling or skin picking), depression, or big life events - I'm here to listen and help. Your treatment will focus on behavioral change and activation, and cognitive restructuring which will help you feel empowered as you realize that you are able to manage your anxiety, depression, and anything you're currently struggling with.
(813) 212-0917 View (813) 212-0917
M. Shawn Kellerman
Counselor, LMHC, SAP, MAC, CAP, ICADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
How do you do?! I'm Shawn. Although in no way limited to the succeeding, I currently specialize in the treatments of: Addiction; Anxiety; Coaching; Co-Occurring Disorders; Depression; Dual Diagnosis Disorders; EAP's; 1:1; Conjoint Familial; Conjoint Marital; Conjoint Partner; LGBTQIA; and Specialized Group Therapies. Other than the exception of Group, which can run for up to an hour and a half, sessions usually run for an hour in duration. I've been working with the services, aforementioned for over 21 years.
How do you do?! I'm Shawn. Although in no way limited to the succeeding, I currently specialize in the treatments of: Addiction; Anxiety; Coaching; Co-Occurring Disorders; Depression; Dual Diagnosis Disorders; EAP's; 1:1; Conjoint Familial; Conjoint Marital; Conjoint Partner; LGBTQIA; and Specialized Group Therapies. Other than the exception of Group, which can run for up to an hour and a half, sessions usually run for an hour in duration. I've been working with the services, aforementioned for over 21 years.
(727) 233-5524 View (727) 233-5524
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Jamie Molnar
Counselor, LMHC, RYT, QS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! I am excited to connect with you here and to potentially join your on your healing journey. I help empaths, highly sensitives (HSP's), healers and wellness professionals let go of the overwhelm, perfectionism and burnout so they can get back to loving with their work and live their best lives. I draw from a variety of holistic, mind-body-spirit approaches to help you reduce anxiety and stress, overcome trauma, set better boundaries, improve your relationships, and learn how to develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances.
Hi there! I am excited to connect with you here and to potentially join your on your healing journey. I help empaths, highly sensitives (HSP's), healers and wellness professionals let go of the overwhelm, perfectionism and burnout so they can get back to loving with their work and live their best lives. I draw from a variety of holistic, mind-body-spirit approaches to help you reduce anxiety and stress, overcome trauma, set better boundaries, improve your relationships, and learn how to develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances.
(941) 840-5195 View (941) 840-5195
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Yvonne Judge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, CCTPII
Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Doctoral Candidate with clinical expertise in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, bi-polar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and chronic medical conditions exacerbated by mental health. I provide an interactive therapeutic style for individuals, couples, and families. To do this, I integrate various methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized client centered approach while utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality, motivational interviewing, and solution focused strategies inclusive of compassion and understanding.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Doctoral Candidate with clinical expertise in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, bi-polar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and chronic medical conditions exacerbated by mental health. I provide an interactive therapeutic style for individuals, couples, and families. To do this, I integrate various methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized client centered approach while utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality, motivational interviewing, and solution focused strategies inclusive of compassion and understanding.
(484) 441-0246 View (484) 441-0246
Photo of Dr. Grace Waite, Psychologist in 33713, FL
Dr. Grace Waite
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults who are grappling with mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, identity and sexuality concerns, and eating disorders. I have experience working with patients who are pursuing highly demanding careers and academic paths. I enjoy helping patients explore their values and identity, especially during times of major transition such as going to college or starting a family. We'll work together to help you understand how your past may be impacting your present so you can create your desired future.
I specialize in working with teens, young adults, and adults who are grappling with mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, identity and sexuality concerns, and eating disorders. I have experience working with patients who are pursuing highly demanding careers and academic paths. I enjoy helping patients explore their values and identity, especially during times of major transition such as going to college or starting a family. We'll work together to help you understand how your past may be impacting your present so you can create your desired future.
(727) 261-1357 View (727) 261-1357
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Rachel M Rodriguez
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Voted 2023 Best of the Bay Finalist! I offer a practical approach to provide support and guidance to clients. Whether it is urgent life stressors, relationship challenges, family issues, or trauma there is always a way to shine some light. While a large part of my practice is working with clients using talk therapy, I am also a trauma expert trained in EMDR as well as ART. These techniques allow me to help clients become unstuck from habitual reactive states that often create havoc in relationships and other important areas of life.
Voted 2023 Best of the Bay Finalist! I offer a practical approach to provide support and guidance to clients. Whether it is urgent life stressors, relationship challenges, family issues, or trauma there is always a way to shine some light. While a large part of my practice is working with clients using talk therapy, I am also a trauma expert trained in EMDR as well as ART. These techniques allow me to help clients become unstuck from habitual reactive states that often create havoc in relationships and other important areas of life.
(813) 324-6462 View (813) 324-6462
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Mary E George
Counselor, LMHC, CCH
Verified
Are you suffering from trauma or PTSD? That is my main focus is treatment. It can be successfully treated with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have had a lot of success with this treatment combination. I also treat substance abuse since the underlying cause is usually trauma. I treat all sexes, ages 18 and up. I treat all races. English only. I am a veteran. Note: Teletherapy for Florida residents only. I use Zoom. I also see clients in office. My license is for Florida only. The first session is a free assessment and intro to my methods of treatment.
Are you suffering from trauma or PTSD? That is my main focus is treatment. It can be successfully treated with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have had a lot of success with this treatment combination. I also treat substance abuse since the underlying cause is usually trauma. I treat all sexes, ages 18 and up. I treat all races. English only. I am a veteran. Note: Teletherapy for Florida residents only. I use Zoom. I also see clients in office. My license is for Florida only. The first session is a free assessment and intro to my methods of treatment.
(727) 240-2323 View (727) 240-2323
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Chelsea Morris
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, CIMHP
Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
Women are incredible, and yet, I don’t know a single woman who hasn’t held deep pain and shame about herself at some point; somehow feeling like she is both too much and not enough. Shrinking herself, fighting imposter syndrome, avoiding conflict, feeling guilty for having needs and choosing to care for herself... Maybe you know that feeling too, and maybe that’s why you’re here. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can learn how to move from self-criticism to compassion, rebuild your confidence, and let go of the insecurities that make it so hard for you to see your worth. You can learn how to love yourself and your life again.
Women are incredible, and yet, I don’t know a single woman who hasn’t held deep pain and shame about herself at some point; somehow feeling like she is both too much and not enough. Shrinking herself, fighting imposter syndrome, avoiding conflict, feeling guilty for having needs and choosing to care for herself... Maybe you know that feeling too, and maybe that’s why you’re here. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can learn how to move from self-criticism to compassion, rebuild your confidence, and let go of the insecurities that make it so hard for you to see your worth. You can learn how to love yourself and your life again.
(727) 291-9074 View (727) 291-9074
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Nicole Malene
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS, RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am looking forward to connecting with you to see how I can support you on your healing journey. I work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout and spiritual exploration so they can reach their fullest most empowered version of themselves. My approach is mindfulness-based and highly somatic, working with increased awareness of both body and mind so you can understand the workings of your internal world. I help people improve coping skills, stress management and emotional regulation all in order to develop a more positive outlook when moving through the challenges of life.
Hello! I am looking forward to connecting with you to see how I can support you on your healing journey. I work with those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, burnout and spiritual exploration so they can reach their fullest most empowered version of themselves. My approach is mindfulness-based and highly somatic, working with increased awareness of both body and mind so you can understand the workings of your internal world. I help people improve coping skills, stress management and emotional regulation all in order to develop a more positive outlook when moving through the challenges of life.
(727) 477-8824 View (727) 477-8824
Photo of Dr. Jennifer Elizabeth Stracick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33713, FL
Dr. Jennifer Elizabeth Stracick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW(C), LCSW
Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
I am the current Executive Director of a nonprofit transitional housing program for homeless women and babies. I have served this population for over 15 years, including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I graduated with my MSW in 2003 and became an LCSW in 2021. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Social Work degree. My specialty is working with youth and young adults; however, I have experience with various mental health issues for all ages. I have experience with CBT & grounding for trauma. I am proficient in knowing all therapeutic approaches depending on the nature of the concern.
I am the current Executive Director of a nonprofit transitional housing program for homeless women and babies. I have served this population for over 15 years, including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. I graduated with my MSW in 2003 and became an LCSW in 2021. I am currently working on my Doctorate in Social Work degree. My specialty is working with youth and young adults; however, I have experience with various mental health issues for all ages. I have experience with CBT & grounding for trauma. I am proficient in knowing all therapeutic approaches depending on the nature of the concern.
(727) 334-0364 View (727) 334-0364
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Skye Stern
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has 20 years of experience specializing in child and adolescent therapy. I am very passionate about my work, it is such a significant part of who I am. My philosophy is to use a positive approach to counseling, building upon the strengths of both the client as well as the family. Although my career started working with younger children, over the years I expanded my practice to include adolescents, and now adolescent therapy has become my primary specialty! I also work with older children and young adults!
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has 20 years of experience specializing in child and adolescent therapy. I am very passionate about my work, it is such a significant part of who I am. My philosophy is to use a positive approach to counseling, building upon the strengths of both the client as well as the family. Although my career started working with younger children, over the years I expanded my practice to include adolescents, and now adolescent therapy has become my primary specialty! I also work with older children and young adults!
(813) 793-7438 View (813) 793-7438
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Rebecca Crecraft
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
My passion is helping adults and teens who have experienced trauma re-develop a sense of safety and re-gain control of their lives. If you have experienced sexual assault, physical or emotional abuse, divorce, car accident, or loss of a loved one, we will work together to replace negative life patterns that are keeping you from moving forward and create healthy boundaries and coping skills that will lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life
My passion is helping adults and teens who have experienced trauma re-develop a sense of safety and re-gain control of their lives. If you have experienced sexual assault, physical or emotional abuse, divorce, car accident, or loss of a loved one, we will work together to replace negative life patterns that are keeping you from moving forward and create healthy boundaries and coping skills that will lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life
(727) 228-6018 View (727) 228-6018
Photo of Crisha Thebeau, Counselor in 33713, FL
Crisha Thebeau
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging! I’m an inclusive counselor & have 30 years of experience working with diverse populations, including teen-agers and adults. I have worked with at-risk youth in rural Pennsylvania, juvenile offenders in Pinellas County, Florida and moms & their newborn babies. From day-to-day life struggles to self-harm and depression, I have a wide array of tools to help manage these concerns. I am down to earth and have a laid-back style. I welcome and appreciate a collaborative experience. Together we can improve coping skills and begin to enjoy life again.
Life can be challenging! I’m an inclusive counselor & have 30 years of experience working with diverse populations, including teen-agers and adults. I have worked with at-risk youth in rural Pennsylvania, juvenile offenders in Pinellas County, Florida and moms & their newborn babies. From day-to-day life struggles to self-harm and depression, I have a wide array of tools to help manage these concerns. I am down to earth and have a laid-back style. I welcome and appreciate a collaborative experience. Together we can improve coping skills and begin to enjoy life again.
(727) 361-9715 View (727) 361-9715
Photo of Sophia C. Grodotzke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33713, FL
Sophia C. Grodotzke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
Have you experienced loss and are finding it difficult to move beyond grief? Do you feel nervous and often doubt yourself? You have come to the right place. I am a compassionate and dedicated licensed therapist committed to providing high-quality mental health care to adults. I have expertise in working with individuals, and couples who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma and loss. I have additional experience working with active military, veterans and law enforcement officers.
Have you experienced loss and are finding it difficult to move beyond grief? Do you feel nervous and often doubt yourself? You have come to the right place. I am a compassionate and dedicated licensed therapist committed to providing high-quality mental health care to adults. I have expertise in working with individuals, and couples who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma and loss. I have additional experience working with active military, veterans and law enforcement officers.
(727) 761-9641 View (727) 761-9641
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Karissa Trombley
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you ready to thrive? Is there a part of you that knows there is more for you than feeling constantly overwhelmed, disconnected, and self-critical? My trauma-informed and holistic approach can help you achieve wellbeing through addressing the health of your mind, body, and soul. This generally involves improving self-talk, developing a compassionate relationship with self, connecting with the body, exploring relationships, and healing the effects of trauma through EMDR.
Are you ready to thrive? Is there a part of you that knows there is more for you than feeling constantly overwhelmed, disconnected, and self-critical? My trauma-informed and holistic approach can help you achieve wellbeing through addressing the health of your mind, body, and soul. This generally involves improving self-talk, developing a compassionate relationship with self, connecting with the body, exploring relationships, and healing the effects of trauma through EMDR.
(727) 349-4341 View (727) 349-4341
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Colton Miller
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to find a sense of purpose in your life? Unsure of whether you are headed in a direction that will leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed due to challenges that prior generations did not face. We’re expected to manage our relationships and careers flawlessly in a world that is rapidly changing without anyone who quite understands how to guide us. If you can relate - you’re in the right place.
Are you struggling to find a sense of purpose in your life? Unsure of whether you are headed in a direction that will leave you feeling satisfied and fulfilled? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed due to challenges that prior generations did not face. We’re expected to manage our relationships and careers flawlessly in a world that is rapidly changing without anyone who quite understands how to guide us. If you can relate - you’re in the right place.
(727) 353-6063 View (727) 353-6063

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Number of Therapists in 33713

90+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 33713 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
71% Cigna and Evernorth
71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33713 see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33713?

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.