Therapists in 33912

Photo of Pooja Shastri, Psychologist in 33912, FL
Pooja Shastri
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Every individual will come across challenges and situations that may feel overwhelming in life. The hardest step can be walking through that door; once you make that first step, you will not be alone in your quest towards finding enjoyment through purpose and meaning in everyday life. As a psychologist, my primary goal is to provide a safe space within the therapeutic relationship to explore and gain awareness of current challenges, past behavioral patterns, and coping skills.
Every individual will come across challenges and situations that may feel overwhelming in life. The hardest step can be walking through that door; once you make that first step, you will not be alone in your quest towards finding enjoyment through purpose and meaning in everyday life. As a psychologist, my primary goal is to provide a safe space within the therapeutic relationship to explore and gain awareness of current challenges, past behavioral patterns, and coping skills.
(239) 235-3518 View (239) 235-3518
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Michael J Schorin
MAPC, DMin, BCC
Fort Myers, FL 33912  (Online Only)
Welcome! It has been said that "our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us. (Richo)" For over 25 years, I have been helping people examine and heal their wounds. My work has been with those encountering illness, aging, grief, men's issues and addictions to sexuality and pornography. With a mixture of respect and compassion, I offer my clients a spiritual perspective utilizing Jungian thought and an eclectic modality.
Welcome! It has been said that "our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us. (Richo)" For over 25 years, I have been helping people examine and heal their wounds. My work has been with those encountering illness, aging, grief, men's issues and addictions to sexuality and pornography. With a mixture of respect and compassion, I offer my clients a spiritual perspective utilizing Jungian thought and an eclectic modality.
(847) 807-1801 View (847) 807-1801
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Revive Family Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Are you looking for a supportive and collaborative space to heal yourself or your family relationships? Revive Family Counseling is here to help. We understand that every individual is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your desired needs. Our experienced therapists are skilled in working with a wide range of challenges, including: - Communication problems - Conflict resolution - Anxiety- Depression- Parenting issues - Blended families - Divorce and separation - Grief and loss - Trauma - Marriage/Couples Counseling- Mental health conditions.
Are you looking for a supportive and collaborative space to heal yourself or your family relationships? Revive Family Counseling is here to help. We understand that every individual is unique, and we tailor our approach to meet your desired needs. Our experienced therapists are skilled in working with a wide range of challenges, including: - Communication problems - Conflict resolution - Anxiety- Depression- Parenting issues - Blended families - Divorce and separation - Grief and loss - Trauma - Marriage/Couples Counseling- Mental health conditions.
(239) 347-1938 View (239) 347-1938
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Dr. Amy Mulholland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
As a doctoral-level psychologist practicing in Florida for over 20 years, my approach to helping clients make lasting improvements in their lives includes providing hope for change, research-based techniques and practical problem-solving skills. Specific and customized treatment goals are developed collaboratively, beginning in the first session. Why choose a psychologist rather than a counselor or therapist? A psychologist's expertise is more in-depth. Additionally, an important aspect of a great therapeutic relationship is the fit with your provider, feeling safe, hopeful, respected, and motivated to take the steps to grow.
As a doctoral-level psychologist practicing in Florida for over 20 years, my approach to helping clients make lasting improvements in their lives includes providing hope for change, research-based techniques and practical problem-solving skills. Specific and customized treatment goals are developed collaboratively, beginning in the first session. Why choose a psychologist rather than a counselor or therapist? A psychologist's expertise is more in-depth. Additionally, an important aspect of a great therapeutic relationship is the fit with your provider, feeling safe, hopeful, respected, and motivated to take the steps to grow.
(239) 206-5372 View (239) 206-5372
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Danielle Marie Shields
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Let me help you so you don't need to do it alone. Many of my clients view me as a life coach to help them traverse necessary changes they want to make, improve their relationship with themselves as well as with others and often times learn life changing skills that help them live, with not peace of mind but peace from the mind. This work isn't easy by any means but it's so much more doable with the right help and practices. My clients are motivated, over suffering, and want help healing trauma, limiting beliefs, negative concept of themselves and want to feel more connected and in the flow with life rather than fighting it.
Let me help you so you don't need to do it alone. Many of my clients view me as a life coach to help them traverse necessary changes they want to make, improve their relationship with themselves as well as with others and often times learn life changing skills that help them live, with not peace of mind but peace from the mind. This work isn't easy by any means but it's so much more doable with the right help and practices. My clients are motivated, over suffering, and want help healing trauma, limiting beliefs, negative concept of themselves and want to feel more connected and in the flow with life rather than fighting it.
(239) 326-0270 View (239) 326-0270
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Brooke Foris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Dr. Foris is a Licensed Psychologist who graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. She completed her internship and post-doctoral residency in Broward County, primarily focusing on the assessment and treatment of sexual abuse victims and juveniles exhibiting sexual behavior problems. Dr. Foris has resided in Southwest Florida since 2016, and she is a contracted provider for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Partnership for Strong Families, Children's Network of Southwest Florida, and FSS Suncoast Connects.
Dr. Foris is a Licensed Psychologist who graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2009. She completed her internship and post-doctoral residency in Broward County, primarily focusing on the assessment and treatment of sexual abuse victims and juveniles exhibiting sexual behavior problems. Dr. Foris has resided in Southwest Florida since 2016, and she is a contracted provider for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Partnership for Strong Families, Children's Network of Southwest Florida, and FSS Suncoast Connects.
(239) 899-6275 View (239) 899-6275
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Joseph Coppolo Jr.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Experts advise that your search should consider the background, education, experience and treatment methods of any therapist you are considering. Dr. Joseph Coppolo Jr. is licensed in the states of Florida and New York. He received his doctoral degree from Yeshiva University, New York and also holds graduate degrees in Special Education and School Psychology. He has over 25 years experience working with individuals and families. Additionally, he treats those persons whose lives are disrupted by family conflict, stress, anxiety, depression, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.
Experts advise that your search should consider the background, education, experience and treatment methods of any therapist you are considering. Dr. Joseph Coppolo Jr. is licensed in the states of Florida and New York. He received his doctoral degree from Yeshiva University, New York and also holds graduate degrees in Special Education and School Psychology. He has over 25 years experience working with individuals and families. Additionally, he treats those persons whose lives are disrupted by family conflict, stress, anxiety, depression, panic and obsessive compulsive disorders.
(239) 785-2234 View (239) 785-2234
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Beverly Gostomski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWR
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912  (Online Only)
Hello and Welcome, Thank you for reaching out for help and support. You have already taken the first step to feeling better by engaging in the therapeutic counseling process. Many times, meeting with a therapist or being in counseling for the first time can be stressful. I hope to put you at ease if this is the case. I provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental space to process your concerns and move to a positive path forward. If you have been in therapy before, welcome back. Building trust in a therapeutic relationship is the highest priority for me. I feel honored and humbled when clients let me into their world.
Hello and Welcome, Thank you for reaching out for help and support. You have already taken the first step to feeling better by engaging in the therapeutic counseling process. Many times, meeting with a therapist or being in counseling for the first time can be stressful. I hope to put you at ease if this is the case. I provide a safe, caring, non-judgmental space to process your concerns and move to a positive path forward. If you have been in therapy before, welcome back. Building trust in a therapeutic relationship is the highest priority for me. I feel honored and humbled when clients let me into their world.
(239) 932-5569 View (239) 932-5569
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Dr. Cori Calkins
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
We all struggle at different points in life. There are times when we need support to gain perspective and make changes in order to find peace. I help adults and teens work through a variety of concerns regarding anxiety and depression, life changes, life optimization, intimacy, relationships and past trauma. Together we work collaboratively to identify your own goals and develop skills for managing these challenges. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, my goal is to help you to find self-understanding and identify the barriers that are standing in the way of your ability to enjoy life.
We all struggle at different points in life. There are times when we need support to gain perspective and make changes in order to find peace. I help adults and teens work through a variety of concerns regarding anxiety and depression, life changes, life optimization, intimacy, relationships and past trauma. Together we work collaboratively to identify your own goals and develop skills for managing these challenges. Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, my goal is to help you to find self-understanding and identify the barriers that are standing in the way of your ability to enjoy life.
(239) 217-4686 View (239) 217-4686
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Shari Chrovian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
If you hope to make changes, grow, or overcome obstacles in your life, I would be pleased to meet with you. I am a Licensed Psychologist with a doctoral degree and over 20 years of experience with helping clients to meet their goals. My approach to therapy is strength-based, inclusive, and client-centered, using a wide range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, skills training, interpersonal and systems interventions. Within the framework of a safe, nonjudgmental, and private therapeutic relationship, I work collaboratively with you to make progress, heal, achieve growth, and find fulfillment.
If you hope to make changes, grow, or overcome obstacles in your life, I would be pleased to meet with you. I am a Licensed Psychologist with a doctoral degree and over 20 years of experience with helping clients to meet their goals. My approach to therapy is strength-based, inclusive, and client-centered, using a wide range of therapeutic approaches including cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, skills training, interpersonal and systems interventions. Within the framework of a safe, nonjudgmental, and private therapeutic relationship, I work collaboratively with you to make progress, heal, achieve growth, and find fulfillment.
(239) 217-4601 View (239) 217-4601
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Regina Rhoades
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Do you need a positive change? Do you wish you experienced more joy and fulfillment? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s stress or grief? Do you imagine your relationships being deeper? Whether you are overwhelmed with current problems, or your past experiences are interfering with your current life, there is true hope for the life of purpose and fulfillment that you have dreamed of! It is my life calling to validate your struggles and empower you to live a wholehearted life, even in the face of great difficulty. I provide tele-therapy, individual, group, family/couples therapy, all in a nurturing & nonjudgmental environment.
Do you need a positive change? Do you wish you experienced more joy and fulfillment? Are you feeling overwhelmed by life’s stress or grief? Do you imagine your relationships being deeper? Whether you are overwhelmed with current problems, or your past experiences are interfering with your current life, there is true hope for the life of purpose and fulfillment that you have dreamed of! It is my life calling to validate your struggles and empower you to live a wholehearted life, even in the face of great difficulty. I provide tele-therapy, individual, group, family/couples therapy, all in a nurturing & nonjudgmental environment.
(941) 214-4841 View (941) 214-4841
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Rena Essrog
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CSAT
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Are you feeling anxious or depressed because of compulsive or addictive behaviors? Have you tried changing your behavior yourself but can't? I am a licensed clinical social worker who is certified in treating individuals, couples and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, pornography and sex addiction and trauma using research-based proven methods. I can help you change unwanted thoughts and behaviors that are taking over your life. I was the Director of Counseling Services at a Family Service Agency, where I developed a Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention program. In addition I developed an Opiate Addiction Prevention Education program.
Are you feeling anxious or depressed because of compulsive or addictive behaviors? Have you tried changing your behavior yourself but can't? I am a licensed clinical social worker who is certified in treating individuals, couples and families who are struggling with anxiety, depression, pornography and sex addiction and trauma using research-based proven methods. I can help you change unwanted thoughts and behaviors that are taking over your life. I was the Director of Counseling Services at a Family Service Agency, where I developed a Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention program. In addition I developed an Opiate Addiction Prevention Education program.
(239) 320-7696 View (239) 320-7696
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Tonya R. Branham
Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC, NCCE, NCPC
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Many families find themselves struggling with divorce and post-divorce related issues. My ideal client is looking for the "silver lining" in a difficult situation and may feel stuck, hopeless, powerless, angry, or fearful about the future.
Many families find themselves struggling with divorce and post-divorce related issues. My ideal client is looking for the "silver lining" in a difficult situation and may feel stuck, hopeless, powerless, angry, or fearful about the future.
(502) 804-2786 View (502) 804-2786
Photo of Shannon Lombardi, Pre-Licensed Professional in 33912, FL
Shannon Lombardi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Hi there. If you're here, you're probably looking to turn over a new leaf in life. What if I told you that change doesn't have to be so scary after all? I strive to create a safe and empathetic space for those who are looking for an outlet: whether that means working through past trauma, issues holding you back in the present, or if you are looking to learn better coping skills for your future. Generational trauma, abuse and attachment issues can hold us back from reaching our full potential in relationships with others and with ourselves. Collaboratively, we can find ways to cope, adapt and start the process to true change.
Hi there. If you're here, you're probably looking to turn over a new leaf in life. What if I told you that change doesn't have to be so scary after all? I strive to create a safe and empathetic space for those who are looking for an outlet: whether that means working through past trauma, issues holding you back in the present, or if you are looking to learn better coping skills for your future. Generational trauma, abuse and attachment issues can hold us back from reaching our full potential in relationships with others and with ourselves. Collaboratively, we can find ways to cope, adapt and start the process to true change.
(239) 323-5848 View (239) 323-5848
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Dr. Mike Ghali
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Do you experience anxiety? Relationship problems? Communication lapses? Trust issues? Low self-esteem? Are you seeking a male therapist that can relate to you and/or your partner? If you are experiencing any of the above issues, let’s get to work. I am an experienced, insightful, and hard-working psychologist who will work with you to develop an individual plan to help you meet your goals. Visit www.inctherapy.org to schedule a free initial consultation to see if we'd be a good fit or call to schedule your first session. Let's get started.
Do you experience anxiety? Relationship problems? Communication lapses? Trust issues? Low self-esteem? Are you seeking a male therapist that can relate to you and/or your partner? If you are experiencing any of the above issues, let’s get to work. I am an experienced, insightful, and hard-working psychologist who will work with you to develop an individual plan to help you meet your goals. Visit www.inctherapy.org to schedule a free initial consultation to see if we'd be a good fit or call to schedule your first session. Let's get started.
(719) 416-5400 View (719) 416-5400
Photo of Jennifer Kronzeniowski, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 33912, FL
Jennifer Kronzeniowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA,LPC, LMHC, MCAP, CCS, SCL
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Achieving goals becomes easier when they’re meaningful and connected to a reason and purpose — your “why.” When you connect your goal to a “why” a few things happen: You become hyper-focused on the goal by eliminating distractions or other tasks that are not in alignment with your desired outcome. Your vision and ideas become easier to outline, understand, and communicate because you’re intentionally focusing on the reason you want to do something and how it will impact you. It becomes easier to decide what you should and should not be doing because your priorities are connected to a purpose.
Achieving goals becomes easier when they’re meaningful and connected to a reason and purpose — your “why.” When you connect your goal to a “why” a few things happen: You become hyper-focused on the goal by eliminating distractions or other tasks that are not in alignment with your desired outcome. Your vision and ideas become easier to outline, understand, and communicate because you’re intentionally focusing on the reason you want to do something and how it will impact you. It becomes easier to decide what you should and should not be doing because your priorities are connected to a purpose.
(239) 282-4437 View (239) 282-4437
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Katherine Gutierrez
Counselor, LMHC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
I am driven by a desire to help children and adults overcome the stressors of life. From anxiety to depression, to self-esteem or self-doubt, to helping survivors of unhealthy/abusive relationships, you are now in the right place. Finding someone that can truly understand and can make a difference in our lives is not easy. I understand that it’s difficult to seek quality help, find someone, only to later learn that they are unfit to help you.
I am driven by a desire to help children and adults overcome the stressors of life. From anxiety to depression, to self-esteem or self-doubt, to helping survivors of unhealthy/abusive relationships, you are now in the right place. Finding someone that can truly understand and can make a difference in our lives is not easy. I understand that it’s difficult to seek quality help, find someone, only to later learn that they are unfit to help you.
(239) 766-6587 View (239) 766-6587
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Thrive Therapy - Naples, FL and Fort Myers, FL
Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of parenting? Struggling to connect with your teen in this complex phase of life? Finding each day increasingly difficult to navigate? Don't worry; you don't have to face it alone. Imagine a therapeutic journey that unlocks your unique strengths and paves the way for healing and growth. Together, we'll create a safe space to explore your goals, foster better communication, and build resilience. Let's take that first step towards a brighter future— We are here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
Feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of parenting? Struggling to connect with your teen in this complex phase of life? Finding each day increasingly difficult to navigate? Don't worry; you don't have to face it alone. Imagine a therapeutic journey that unlocks your unique strengths and paves the way for healing and growth. Together, we'll create a safe space to explore your goals, foster better communication, and build resilience. Let's take that first step towards a brighter future— We are here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
(239) 963-4367 View (239) 963-4367
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Kimberly Merritt Lmhc
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Myers, FL 33912
I am a strength based therapist using eclectic and complimentary therapeutic approaches to treat diverse areas such as depression and anxiety, ADD/ADHD, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, work challenges, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and women's issues.
I am a strength based therapist using eclectic and complimentary therapeutic approaches to treat diverse areas such as depression and anxiety, ADD/ADHD, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, work challenges, relationship difficulties, life transitions, and women's issues.
(239) 319-6003 View (239) 319-6003
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Kim St Clair
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MEd, PsyD
Verified
Fort Myers, FL 33912  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stuck in a repetitive cycle that seems impossible to change? Do you see the life you want but it seems just slightly out of reach? Do memories from your past surface, stealing your happiness no matter how much you try to let them go? Most of us have things in our life that we would like to release so that we can move forward and become all that we can be. Working with adolescents, adults, couples and families, I am consistently amazed by the resilience of the human spirit and the possibilities for growth and healing.
Are you feeling stuck in a repetitive cycle that seems impossible to change? Do you see the life you want but it seems just slightly out of reach? Do memories from your past surface, stealing your happiness no matter how much you try to let them go? Most of us have things in our life that we would like to release so that we can move forward and become all that we can be. Working with adolescents, adults, couples and families, I am consistently amazed by the resilience of the human spirit and the possibilities for growth and healing.
(512) 548-7810 View (512) 548-7810

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Number of Therapists in 33912

20+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in 33912 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Coping Skills
80% Depression
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Self Esteem
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Other
45% Aetna
36% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 33912 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33912?

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.