Photo of Charlene Richardson, MA, LMHC, Counselor
Charlene Richardson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
Are you feeling beaten down, misunderstood, overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or lonely? Do you have trouble saying no, even when you are already stretched thin? Do you often feel unheard or overlooked? Is it difficult to see yourself as God in His compassion sees you? Are you weighed down by a painful past or struggling with difficult relationships? If so, I can help.
Are you feeling beaten down, misunderstood, overwhelmed, anxious, sad, or lonely? Do you have trouble saying no, even when you are already stretched thin? Do you often feel unheard or overlooked? Is it difficult to see yourself as God in His compassion sees you? Are you weighed down by a painful past or struggling with difficult relationships? If so, I can help.
(727) 261-1509 View (727) 261-1509
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Amy E Dickson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MAEd, Supervi
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
I invested more than twenty years serving an educator and as a principal of therapeutic schools. These experiences provide me with the unique ability to work with parents, children/adolescents, couples, and families. I am proficient in conflict resolution techniques and in transforming their perception of self to cope with anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and trauma. My experience prepares me to work with children/adolescents who feel challenged in their school environment and tumultuous developmental stage. My empathetic, non-judgmental approach creates a safe and trusting therapeutic environment for transformation of personal and familial desires.
I invested more than twenty years serving an educator and as a principal of therapeutic schools. These experiences provide me with the unique ability to work with parents, children/adolescents, couples, and families. I am proficient in conflict resolution techniques and in transforming their perception of self to cope with anger, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and trauma. My experience prepares me to work with children/adolescents who feel challenged in their school environment and tumultuous developmental stage. My empathetic, non-judgmental approach creates a safe and trusting therapeutic environment for transformation of personal and familial desires.
(727) 877-1650 View (727) 877-1650
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Edge of Water Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
Sometimes you might wake up and feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Maybe work is stressing you out; there is friend drama in the group text; perhaps your partner is getting on your nerves, or heck your whole family is driving you nuts! Whatever it is, you are not alone. Talking it out, having someone really hear you; receiving validation that you are in fact NOT crazy...it can help. Knowing you don't have to carry that weight all by yourself can be lifesaving. Whatever it is you are struggling with, my name is Samantha Petroshius-Crocker and I am here to help and support you.
Sometimes you might wake up and feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Maybe work is stressing you out; there is friend drama in the group text; perhaps your partner is getting on your nerves, or heck your whole family is driving you nuts! Whatever it is, you are not alone. Talking it out, having someone really hear you; receiving validation that you are in fact NOT crazy...it can help. Knowing you don't have to carry that weight all by yourself can be lifesaving. Whatever it is you are struggling with, my name is Samantha Petroshius-Crocker and I am here to help and support you.
(727) 353-2720 View (727) 353-2720
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Ryan DeMoss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
Whether it's your first time exploring therapy or you're resuming your self-growth, an active effort to change your life is commendable! My role in your journey consists of psychoeducation, supportive and reliable encouragement, and to extend an invitation to challenge old ways of thinking. I believe every individual has innate wisdom and valued assets that will be essential in achieving treatment goals. Through the years I have worked with a myriad of individuals seeking a change in their life. I have learned that people are much more than the problems they are faced with.
Whether it's your first time exploring therapy or you're resuming your self-growth, an active effort to change your life is commendable! My role in your journey consists of psychoeducation, supportive and reliable encouragement, and to extend an invitation to challenge old ways of thinking. I believe every individual has innate wisdom and valued assets that will be essential in achieving treatment goals. Through the years I have worked with a myriad of individuals seeking a change in their life. I have learned that people are much more than the problems they are faced with.
(727) 761-9062 View (727) 761-9062
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Angela Brown Bulla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
I am licensed in FL and VT and offer in person as well as telehealth sessions. I provide a safe non-judgmental confidential environment where you can actively delve into your concerns, gain insight, produce healthy solutions, and develop a healthy skill set that will ultimately improve your self-worth, growth, and overall functioning. When you are ready to talk, I will be here to listen in a comfortable, affirming and supportive atmosphere. Lets start our first conversation together. If you want to know more check out my website, insta or reach out with an email. Happy to see how I can help.
I am licensed in FL and VT and offer in person as well as telehealth sessions. I provide a safe non-judgmental confidential environment where you can actively delve into your concerns, gain insight, produce healthy solutions, and develop a healthy skill set that will ultimately improve your self-worth, growth, and overall functioning. When you are ready to talk, I will be here to listen in a comfortable, affirming and supportive atmosphere. Lets start our first conversation together. If you want to know more check out my website, insta or reach out with an email. Happy to see how I can help.
(727) 349-3703 View (727) 349-3703
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Amber Pinkham: Mindful Healing Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or discouraged? Perhaps the causes of these feelings are everyday stressors or pressures of major life events that have happened to you. I want you to know that you do not have to carry the weight of these feelings alone. My passion is working with individuals and/or families to help them navigate through different challenges, such as interpersonal relationship issues, life transitions, substance use, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Together we will find a way to manage your stress, heal, and improve the quality of your life!
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or discouraged? Perhaps the causes of these feelings are everyday stressors or pressures of major life events that have happened to you. I want you to know that you do not have to carry the weight of these feelings alone. My passion is working with individuals and/or families to help them navigate through different challenges, such as interpersonal relationship issues, life transitions, substance use, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Together we will find a way to manage your stress, heal, and improve the quality of your life!
(727) 591-5349 View (727) 591-5349
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Robert S Klein
Psychologist, PhD, PA
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
I have been a Florida Licensed Psychologist since 1976, providing the highest quality of Psychological services to children, teenagers, adults, and families in the Tampa Bay area. Although I work with children as young as 2 years old and adults who are over 80 years young, I have always had a heartfelt interest in providing assistance to individuals with special needs and to their family members, as well. As a result of my strong belief that no one lives in a vacuum, whenever I provide therapeutic assistance to an individual, I frequently involve members of that individual's close family.
I have been a Florida Licensed Psychologist since 1976, providing the highest quality of Psychological services to children, teenagers, adults, and families in the Tampa Bay area. Although I work with children as young as 2 years old and adults who are over 80 years young, I have always had a heartfelt interest in providing assistance to individuals with special needs and to their family members, as well. As a result of my strong belief that no one lives in a vacuum, whenever I provide therapeutic assistance to an individual, I frequently involve members of that individual's close family.
(727) 202-5793 View (727) 202-5793
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Katie Merricks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
Let me introduce myself - my name is Dr. Katie and treating anxiety efficiently and effectively is my forte. I specialize in the unique training required to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety inducing difficulties. It also rare that an individual has a pure anxiety diagnosis, therefore I am as equally effective in treating individuals who also struggle with depression, disordered eating, behavioral difficulties, etc. I have trained at a variety of clinic settings including Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Rogers Behavioral Health.
Let me introduce myself - my name is Dr. Katie and treating anxiety efficiently and effectively is my forte. I specialize in the unique training required to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety inducing difficulties. It also rare that an individual has a pure anxiety diagnosis, therefore I am as equally effective in treating individuals who also struggle with depression, disordered eating, behavioral difficulties, etc. I have trained at a variety of clinic settings including Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Rogers Behavioral Health.
(813) 609-2161 View (813) 609-2161
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Stacey Nemeth Roberts
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
I serve individuals and couples working to heal from trauma, and individuals coping with chronic pain or medical conditions. I’ve traveled this path before with veterans, first responders, individuals living with persistent mental health and medical conditions, addictions, and those who are seeking to understand and affirm their gender identity. I work collaboratively to develop a plan integrating evidence based tools such as DBT, CBT, EMDR, CBT for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), and ACT to help you reach your goals. I seek to maintain a safe, validating space in which you are free to become the person you are meant to be.
I serve individuals and couples working to heal from trauma, and individuals coping with chronic pain or medical conditions. I’ve traveled this path before with veterans, first responders, individuals living with persistent mental health and medical conditions, addictions, and those who are seeking to understand and affirm their gender identity. I work collaboratively to develop a plan integrating evidence based tools such as DBT, CBT, EMDR, CBT for Chronic Pain (CBT-CP), and ACT to help you reach your goals. I seek to maintain a safe, validating space in which you are free to become the person you are meant to be.
(727) 334-0257 x8 View (727) 334-0257 x8
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Vianey S. Pelaez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765  (Online Only)
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult. There are a number of reasons that can hold someone from moving forward. That said, if you feel ready to begin a therapeutic relationship, you have taken one step towards healing. As a therapist, I work in collaboration with clients in a goal-oriented way to explore, understand, and help manage various challenges. For example, a major life change or day-to-day stress. I provide an environment that fosters a safe space for open communication to promote growth and wellbeing.
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult. There are a number of reasons that can hold someone from moving forward. That said, if you feel ready to begin a therapeutic relationship, you have taken one step towards healing. As a therapist, I work in collaboration with clients in a goal-oriented way to explore, understand, and help manage various challenges. For example, a major life change or day-to-day stress. I provide an environment that fosters a safe space for open communication to promote growth and wellbeing.
(727) 270-8456 View (727) 270-8456
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Lesley Joanne Norris
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
I worked in the field since 2004. I enjoy building relationships with each family member, working with behavior problems in-home or at school, working with issues related to being a new mother or father, and traumatic experiences. To restore strained relationships can be both very powerful and empowering. To reprocess trauma in the brain can start the healing process in order to move forward with life. The people that I have provided therapy to ranged in age from 2 years old up through mature adults.
I worked in the field since 2004. I enjoy building relationships with each family member, working with behavior problems in-home or at school, working with issues related to being a new mother or father, and traumatic experiences. To restore strained relationships can be both very powerful and empowering. To reprocess trauma in the brain can start the healing process in order to move forward with life. The people that I have provided therapy to ranged in age from 2 years old up through mature adults.
(727) 945-6958 View (727) 945-6958
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Laura Gooding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
Are you a millennial or gen z looking for a therapist who gets you? I am thoroughly experienced working with your age group and I understand the unique stressors of these generations as I am a millennial myself and have a gen z sister! Whether you are dealing with job or school stress, relationship conflicts, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or just feeling angry and upset with the world, it's important to have support. I am here to listen and help you find your path to healing and strength. I am a trauma informed therapist, and I use a person-centered approach along with CBT and other evidenced based practices like mindfulness.
Are you a millennial or gen z looking for a therapist who gets you? I am thoroughly experienced working with your age group and I understand the unique stressors of these generations as I am a millennial myself and have a gen z sister! Whether you are dealing with job or school stress, relationship conflicts, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, or just feeling angry and upset with the world, it's important to have support. I am here to listen and help you find your path to healing and strength. I am a trauma informed therapist, and I use a person-centered approach along with CBT and other evidenced based practices like mindfulness.
(561) 763-4931 View (561) 763-4931
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Kimberly J Tucker
Counselor, LMHC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
You're always there for those in your life who depend on you; children, partner, friends, co-workers, but you can't find the time to take care of yourself. Sometimes the stressors of life can feel like too much to manage alone. Maybe your past has been too hard to forget. The expectations placed on you are overwhelming or unmanageable. If you are struggling to keep it all going, I offer a safe space in my office for you to sit back, take a deep breath, and refocus. I want you to bring all of your emotional "stuff" to my office and we will sort through it together. Leave it all behind so you can finally make yourself a priority.
You're always there for those in your life who depend on you; children, partner, friends, co-workers, but you can't find the time to take care of yourself. Sometimes the stressors of life can feel like too much to manage alone. Maybe your past has been too hard to forget. The expectations placed on you are overwhelming or unmanageable. If you are struggling to keep it all going, I offer a safe space in my office for you to sit back, take a deep breath, and refocus. I want you to bring all of your emotional "stuff" to my office and we will sort through it together. Leave it all behind so you can finally make yourself a priority.
(727) 800-4466 View (727) 800-4466
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Dr. Mélanie Anne St-Onge
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
For the last 20 years, I have been a licensed clinical psychologist in psychiatry for children and youth. I specialize in the treatment of mood-dysregulation, self-harm problems, personality disorders, anxiety-based disorders, behavioral disorders, sleep disorders, grief and transitional coping situations, complex-trauma and attachment disorders. I specialized in the assessment of personality profile and affective functioning. I can also conduct intellectual assessments. Je peux offrir mes services en anglais et en français.
For the last 20 years, I have been a licensed clinical psychologist in psychiatry for children and youth. I specialize in the treatment of mood-dysregulation, self-harm problems, personality disorders, anxiety-based disorders, behavioral disorders, sleep disorders, grief and transitional coping situations, complex-trauma and attachment disorders. I specialized in the assessment of personality profile and affective functioning. I can also conduct intellectual assessments. Je peux offrir mes services en anglais et en français.
(727) 955-2319 View (727) 955-2319
Nancy Miller
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
Not accepting new clients
New children and families are being accepted. My passion is to provide practical help to children and families who are struggling to overcome the challenges of parenting, work/school, behavioral, and emotional issues. I specialize in working with children 3-11 and their parents to address parenting and behavioral issues as well as Childhood Disorders. My approach is to equip, coach, and empower parents and individuals to be powerful change agents within their family and lives. I am also a certified Adoption Competent Counselor.
New children and families are being accepted. My passion is to provide practical help to children and families who are struggling to overcome the challenges of parenting, work/school, behavioral, and emotional issues. I specialize in working with children 3-11 and their parents to address parenting and behavioral issues as well as Childhood Disorders. My approach is to equip, coach, and empower parents and individuals to be powerful change agents within their family and lives. I am also a certified Adoption Competent Counselor.
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Erin Nicole Richard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
As a LCSW and Qualified Supervisor, I focus on meeting with clients who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and mood disorders. I also help those who just need someone to talk too about life stressors and life decisions. I utilize a multitude of therapeutic techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Together we will reframe negative thoughts into positive ones,learn skills to overcome intrusive thoughts, and learn how to focus on your strengths. Healing Thoughts Counseling also now offers emotional support animal evaluations and letters.
As a LCSW and Qualified Supervisor, I focus on meeting with clients who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and mood disorders. I also help those who just need someone to talk too about life stressors and life decisions. I utilize a multitude of therapeutic techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Together we will reframe negative thoughts into positive ones,learn skills to overcome intrusive thoughts, and learn how to focus on your strengths. Healing Thoughts Counseling also now offers emotional support animal evaluations and letters.
(813) 710-5161 View (813) 710-5161
Photo of Grace Willms, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Grace Willms
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Clearwater, FL 33765
Life's daily pressures can often leave us feeling as though we are constantly treading water, struggling to stay afloat. Whether it's conflicts at home, stress, relationship issues, high anxiety, feeling sad or disconnected, or simply a desire to feel more fulfilled, it's never easy to navigate these challenges alone. Together, we will explore these issues within a comfortable and supportive environment. We will work together to find ways to handle the stress, anxiety, or other not-so-great feelings that are stopping you from enjoying life.
Life's daily pressures can often leave us feeling as though we are constantly treading water, struggling to stay afloat. Whether it's conflicts at home, stress, relationship issues, high anxiety, feeling sad or disconnected, or simply a desire to feel more fulfilled, it's never easy to navigate these challenges alone. Together, we will explore these issues within a comfortable and supportive environment. We will work together to find ways to handle the stress, anxiety, or other not-so-great feelings that are stopping you from enjoying life.
(704) 842-3449 View (704) 842-3449
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Suzan Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
As your therapist we are a team that together find ways to take action towards living the life you want. For forty years I have been working with adolescents and adults. I treat a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, relationship concerns, and caretaking issues. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders with both male and female adolescents and adults. My integrative therapy approach spans psychodynamic, CBT, ACT, psychodrama, and mindfulness based treatment. Together we will create a path that will allow you to move forward towards your values and goals.
As your therapist we are a team that together find ways to take action towards living the life you want. For forty years I have been working with adolescents and adults. I treat a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, stress, relationship concerns, and caretaking issues. I specialize in the treatment of Eating Disorders with both male and female adolescents and adults. My integrative therapy approach spans psychodynamic, CBT, ACT, psychodrama, and mindfulness based treatment. Together we will create a path that will allow you to move forward towards your values and goals.
(727) 346-6153 View (727) 346-6153
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Michael Eastridge
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
For over 35 years, I have treated individuals and couples in the Tampa Bay area. My typical client is a professional person who is struggling with the stress of work, relationships, or parenting. A significant percentage of couples I work with are "dual career" couples, who have the added stress of career and family. I enjoy working with clients to improve communication skills and to reduce stress. My goal is for my clients to learn, or remember, how to enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling life, in spite of whatever obstacles life presents to them.
For over 35 years, I have treated individuals and couples in the Tampa Bay area. My typical client is a professional person who is struggling with the stress of work, relationships, or parenting. A significant percentage of couples I work with are "dual career" couples, who have the added stress of career and family. I enjoy working with clients to improve communication skills and to reduce stress. My goal is for my clients to learn, or remember, how to enjoy a meaningful and fulfilling life, in spite of whatever obstacles life presents to them.
(727) 478-1747 View (727) 478-1747
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Andrea Holmes
Counselor, MPH, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clearwater, FL 33765
Choosing a therapist is a difficult decision as therapy can often feel like a scary experience. I believe it is essential to create an environment where the therapist provides the safety necessary for the client to express their vulnerability. Therefore it is my goal to meet the client where they are and gently guide them towards resolution of the issues they wish to address. I believe in a collaborative process where we work together towards specific goals.
Choosing a therapist is a difficult decision as therapy can often feel like a scary experience. I believe it is essential to create an environment where the therapist provides the safety necessary for the client to express their vulnerability. Therefore it is my goal to meet the client where they are and gently guide them towards resolution of the issues they wish to address. I believe in a collaborative process where we work together towards specific goals.
(727) 365-8288 View (727) 365-8288

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33765

20+

Average cost per session

$137

Therapists in 33765 who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
86% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
83% Self Esteem
72% Trauma and PTSD
69% Grief
69% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
87% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
78% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33765 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33765?

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.