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Shari Chrovian
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
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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Dr. Deborah G. Heim Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961
I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 25 years. I have worked with people who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, personality disorders, to name just a few. I work with adolescents and adults. I provide individual, marriage/pre-marital, family and group counseling. Therefore, I believe that I can offer a broad range of counseling training and experience.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for 25 years. I have worked with people who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, personality disorders, to name just a few. I work with adolescents and adults. I provide individual, marriage/pre-marital, family and group counseling. Therefore, I believe that I can offer a broad range of counseling training and experience.
(630) 395-7568 View (630) 395-7568
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Sara Dochterman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
Have you been told again and again that you are too sensitive, too emotional, too intense, leaving you feeling like there is something wrong with you? Do you feel overwhelmed by loud noises, crowds of people, bright lights and other stimuli? Maybe you long for the quiet of a darkened room during busy times, seeking relief from the intensity. You may have difficulty with managing your keen awareness of the moods and feelings of others. Or maybe perfectionism leaves you demanding even more of yourself than you ask of others. If you relate to any of this, you likely have a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) personality type.
Have you been told again and again that you are too sensitive, too emotional, too intense, leaving you feeling like there is something wrong with you? Do you feel overwhelmed by loud noises, crowds of people, bright lights and other stimuli? Maybe you long for the quiet of a darkened room during busy times, seeking relief from the intensity. You may have difficulty with managing your keen awareness of the moods and feelings of others. Or maybe perfectionism leaves you demanding even more of yourself than you ask of others. If you relate to any of this, you likely have a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) personality type.
(561) 287-3090 View (561) 287-3090
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Alina Gershonov
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
Alina is an important part of the team at Fresh Start Life Solutions, a private therapy/wellness practice. Born in Ukraine and raised in South Florida, her diverse background has uniquely shaped her perspective of the struggles individuals and families face. From a very young age, Alina had an intuitive ability, and a true passion, in guiding and supporting those on the path to healing. As a mother of two, her personal experiences have aided in broadening her perspective and appreciation for the day to day struggles parents face. Alina speaks Russian fluently, and can provide therapy sessions in English, as well as English/Russian.
Alina is an important part of the team at Fresh Start Life Solutions, a private therapy/wellness practice. Born in Ukraine and raised in South Florida, her diverse background has uniquely shaped her perspective of the struggles individuals and families face. From a very young age, Alina had an intuitive ability, and a true passion, in guiding and supporting those on the path to healing. As a mother of two, her personal experiences have aided in broadening her perspective and appreciation for the day to day struggles parents face. Alina speaks Russian fluently, and can provide therapy sessions in English, as well as English/Russian.
(954) 869-4726 View (954) 869-4726
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Kilondra Davis
Counselor, LMHC-QS, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
Hello! My name is Kilondra Davis. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, & a National Certified Counselor. I am passionate about helping individuals who have experienced Complex Trauma learn how to overcome the impact the trauma & abuse has on them. The majority of my practice includes experiences of childhood trauma, sexual abuse/assault, & abusive/toxic relationships. As a result of these traumatic experiences, many of my clients often experience common struggles of depression, low self-worth, poor boundaries, self-blame, people pleasing, feeling not good enough, suicide ideation, & relationship challenges.
Hello! My name is Kilondra Davis. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, & a National Certified Counselor. I am passionate about helping individuals who have experienced Complex Trauma learn how to overcome the impact the trauma & abuse has on them. The majority of my practice includes experiences of childhood trauma, sexual abuse/assault, & abusive/toxic relationships. As a result of these traumatic experiences, many of my clients often experience common struggles of depression, low self-worth, poor boundaries, self-blame, people pleasing, feeling not good enough, suicide ideation, & relationship challenges.
(239) 758-7732 View (239) 758-7732
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Jennifer Barletta
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961
Jennifer is part of a group of skilled mental health providers in a well-established practice in Southwest Florida. At Gravity Psychology, we specialize in providing compassionate and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our team of experienced mental health providers offers a safe and supportive environment where you can explore challenges, gain insights, and develop practical strategies for positive change.
Jennifer is part of a group of skilled mental health providers in a well-established practice in Southwest Florida. At Gravity Psychology, we specialize in providing compassionate and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our team of experienced mental health providers offers a safe and supportive environment where you can explore challenges, gain insights, and develop practical strategies for positive change.
(239) 946-6437 View (239) 946-6437
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Lindsey Wickard
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961
Are you a woman struggling with past abuse, self-esteem issues, or relationships? Are you a couple facing major stress in your marriage? Are you a parent concerned about your adolescent who might be experiencing mental health issues or engaging in risky behaviors? I have worked with adolescents and their parents/guardians, women, and married couples, to find solutions for the variety of issues they face. I have also studied about the holistic interaction of body, soul, and spirit, and for 20 years have mentored people of all ages within local churches.
Are you a woman struggling with past abuse, self-esteem issues, or relationships? Are you a couple facing major stress in your marriage? Are you a parent concerned about your adolescent who might be experiencing mental health issues or engaging in risky behaviors? I have worked with adolescents and their parents/guardians, women, and married couples, to find solutions for the variety of issues they face. I have also studied about the holistic interaction of body, soul, and spirit, and for 20 years have mentored people of all ages within local churches.
(239) 920-2926 View (239) 920-2926
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Brooke Foris
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961
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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Jordan Ainsley
PhD
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
I offer depth therapy; a powerful, evidence-based form of therapy for fostering reflection, inspiration, and personal growth. Through depth therapy, you can find a greater sense of calm – the feeling of inner security and stability; more joy – the mental space to enjoy things more, to appreciate, to laugh, to be curious; and connection – deeper relationships, a sense of your ancestry and legacy and your place in stories that started before you and which shaped who you are.
I offer depth therapy; a powerful, evidence-based form of therapy for fostering reflection, inspiration, and personal growth. Through depth therapy, you can find a greater sense of calm – the feeling of inner security and stability; more joy – the mental space to enjoy things more, to appreciate, to laugh, to be curious; and connection – deeper relationships, a sense of your ancestry and legacy and your place in stories that started before you and which shaped who you are.
(850) 605-3696 View (850) 605-3696
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Der'Resha K. Bastien
Counselor, MEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Are you struggling to overcome some of your daily struggles? Are you looking forward to a healthy and meaningful life? If so, I am here to help. As a licensed therapist, I provide a safe and nonjudgemental space to process your thoughts and emotions while working with you to foster positive changes.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression? Are you struggling to overcome some of your daily struggles? Are you looking forward to a healthy and meaningful life? If so, I am here to help. As a licensed therapist, I provide a safe and nonjudgemental space to process your thoughts and emotions while working with you to foster positive changes.
(786) 667-7048 View (786) 667-7048
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Robin Kulesza
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
As a successful professional, do you feel overwhelmed, even when you've achieved so much? You conquer goals, juggle multiple responsibilities, and project strength. Is there a nagging undercurrent of anxiety or fatigue? Are you feeling disconnected in relationships? Maybe old trauma is resurfacing during this transition, complicating the journey. Imagine stepping into your next chapter feeling empowered, conquering anxieties, reconnecting deeply, and rediscovering a sense of calm and inner peace. You're ready to create a more fulfilling future, and you deserve the right tools to get there quickly.
As a successful professional, do you feel overwhelmed, even when you've achieved so much? You conquer goals, juggle multiple responsibilities, and project strength. Is there a nagging undercurrent of anxiety or fatigue? Are you feeling disconnected in relationships? Maybe old trauma is resurfacing during this transition, complicating the journey. Imagine stepping into your next chapter feeling empowered, conquering anxieties, reconnecting deeply, and rediscovering a sense of calm and inner peace. You're ready to create a more fulfilling future, and you deserve the right tools to get there quickly.
(224) 218-5350 View (224) 218-5350
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Charmagne A Lafortune
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
There are times in life when We feel utterly lost and alone. The anxiety, sadness, confusion, and fear that arises during difficult times can make life feel like an impossible mountain. I know what’s it like. I also know the power healing our emotional scars can have. I want to help you feel like everyday life is no longer a chore.
There are times in life when We feel utterly lost and alone. The anxiety, sadness, confusion, and fear that arises during difficult times can make life feel like an impossible mountain. I know what’s it like. I also know the power healing our emotional scars can have. I want to help you feel like everyday life is no longer a chore.
(239) 363-5237 View (239) 363-5237
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Marek Moldawsky
MEd, EdS, LSP
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961
I believe that most of us, at some point in our lives, face various mental health challenges. Fortunately, I also believe that if we commit ourselves to carefully examining our own actions and beliefs we can, ultimately, overcome these challenges and forge a more meaningful and fulfilling existence. This process, however, can be difficult-sometimes even painful.
I believe that most of us, at some point in our lives, face various mental health challenges. Fortunately, I also believe that if we commit ourselves to carefully examining our own actions and beliefs we can, ultimately, overcome these challenges and forge a more meaningful and fulfilling existence. This process, however, can be difficult-sometimes even painful.
(239) 237-3412 View (239) 237-3412
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Bruna Lupo
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
Have you ever found yourself not knowing who you are anymore; feeling empty, unhappy, and stuck? Do you engage in people pleasing, self-sabotaging, find yourself avoiding conflicts, and numbing to protect yourself from more hurt and pain? In reality, all you want is to enjoy your life! If that's how you feel, I want you to know that you are not alone! Our experiences from the past shape our thoughts, and beliefs; how we see ourselves; and how we relate to others. As a therapist, I help people to stop this cycle, heal from past wounds, better their relationships, and find ways to an authentic and joyful life!
Have you ever found yourself not knowing who you are anymore; feeling empty, unhappy, and stuck? Do you engage in people pleasing, self-sabotaging, find yourself avoiding conflicts, and numbing to protect yourself from more hurt and pain? In reality, all you want is to enjoy your life! If that's how you feel, I want you to know that you are not alone! Our experiences from the past shape our thoughts, and beliefs; how we see ourselves; and how we relate to others. As a therapist, I help people to stop this cycle, heal from past wounds, better their relationships, and find ways to an authentic and joyful life!
(321) 221-5475 View (321) 221-5475
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Daimary Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
Hello, thanks for stopping by and congratulations on taking this first step; as it is often a powerful journey towards healing. Have you been feeling stuck or like you've been searching for answers to questions you just cannot find the answers to? Do you find yourself in the same unhealthy relationship patterns where you are left feeling like there just needs to be more to life? I get excited about helping people find their personal path of growth, healing and self-discovery. Personal growth development is the single most important investment you can make to reach optimal wellness and I would love to join you in that journey
Hello, thanks for stopping by and congratulations on taking this first step; as it is often a powerful journey towards healing. Have you been feeling stuck or like you've been searching for answers to questions you just cannot find the answers to? Do you find yourself in the same unhealthy relationship patterns where you are left feeling like there just needs to be more to life? I get excited about helping people find their personal path of growth, healing and self-discovery. Personal growth development is the single most important investment you can make to reach optimal wellness and I would love to join you in that journey
(863) 656-0544 View (863) 656-0544
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Trisha O'Bryant
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, (ABD), LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
Telehealth (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, and FL). Perhaps, you're a highly sensitive person, experience high levels of anxiety, have past trauma, or are uncertain how to navigate challenging relationships in your life. You may be going through the motions of life, lacking joy, and feeling stuck or directionless. The negative self-talk and lack of confidence and certainty is stealing your joy. You can have truly meaningful connections, live a purposeful life, and be free from the grip of doubts, fears, and crippling emotions. You aren't alone in this.
Telehealth (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, and FL). Perhaps, you're a highly sensitive person, experience high levels of anxiety, have past trauma, or are uncertain how to navigate challenging relationships in your life. You may be going through the motions of life, lacking joy, and feeling stuck or directionless. The negative self-talk and lack of confidence and certainty is stealing your joy. You can have truly meaningful connections, live a purposeful life, and be free from the grip of doubts, fears, and crippling emotions. You aren't alone in this.
(737) 259-7586 View (737) 259-7586
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Elizabeth Murphy LLC & Positive Waves Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, ACAS, MA, LSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961
I am Elizabeth Manchester-Murphy, a local mental health therapist in Estero, FL. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a dedicated and experienced therapist, I aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals seeking support for mental health assessment and treatment for anxiety, stress management, trauma, behavior modification, and relationship difficulties. I use a patient-centered approach tailored to meet each individual's unique needs based on their strengths. With 28 years of clinical and educational experience, she can assess for ADHD and other academic needs.
I am Elizabeth Manchester-Murphy, a local mental health therapist in Estero, FL. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a dedicated and experienced therapist, I aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals seeking support for mental health assessment and treatment for anxiety, stress management, trauma, behavior modification, and relationship difficulties. I use a patient-centered approach tailored to meet each individual's unique needs based on their strengths. With 28 years of clinical and educational experience, she can assess for ADHD and other academic needs.
(239) 719-5114 View (239) 719-5114
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Laura D Bykofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 35 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 35 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
(813) 543-8208 View (813) 543-8208
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Emily Steinberg
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Naples, FL 33961
I have extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, such as DBT, CBT, and Couples/Family Therapy. Working with adolescents through adulthood, I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. My focus lies in the treatment of OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma and couples/family issues. I work at Center for Anxiety, a mental health practice, dedicated to excellent patient care. You may be matched with a clinician if their skills are a better match for your needs
I have extensive training in a diverse range of therapeutic modalities proven to be highly effective, such as DBT, CBT, and Couples/Family Therapy. Working with adolescents through adulthood, I have gained a wealth of experience and expertise in addressing a wide range of therapeutic needs across the lifespan. My focus lies in the treatment of OCD, anxiety-related disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma and couples/family issues. I work at Center for Anxiety, a mental health practice, dedicated to excellent patient care. You may be matched with a clinician if their skills are a better match for your needs
(857) 847-4093 View (857) 847-4093
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Pamela Laster Cardella
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 33961  (Online Only)
I have had the privilege to work in multiple clinical settings before moving into private practice. I felt that this was much like mental health bootcamp and I found it highly beneficial. Through these experiences I was able to determine the areas of mental health that I am best suited to. In my practice I focus on Complex Post Traumatic Stress due to a variety of abusive experiences such as narcissistic, sexual, emotional, mental, and physical abuse. I also work with co-occurring disorders such as addiction and; bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
I have had the privilege to work in multiple clinical settings before moving into private practice. I felt that this was much like mental health bootcamp and I found it highly beneficial. Through these experiences I was able to determine the areas of mental health that I am best suited to. In my practice I focus on Complex Post Traumatic Stress due to a variety of abusive experiences such as narcissistic, sexual, emotional, mental, and physical abuse. I also work with co-occurring disorders such as addiction and; bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and depression. I work with individuals, couples, teens and families.
(318) 284-8405 View (318) 284-8405

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 33961

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 33961 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
85% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Self Esteem
70% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

73% Aetna
67% Cigna and Evernorth
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 33961 see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 33961?

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.