Therapists in 34109

Photo of Melissa Ghirimoldi, Mental Health Counselor in 34109, FL
Melissa Ghirimoldi
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health. I believe that building trust, dialogue, and strong rapport are cornerstones of the therapeutic process. I strive to create an open, welcome, and safe environment for every client that I work with. My approach is both collaborative and skills-based with the intention of helping clients gain insight and clarity into what is troubling them most.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health. I believe that building trust, dialogue, and strong rapport are cornerstones of the therapeutic process. I strive to create an open, welcome, and safe environment for every client that I work with. My approach is both collaborative and skills-based with the intention of helping clients gain insight and clarity into what is troubling them most.
(239) 329-0155 View (239) 329-0155
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Rose Balyeat
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a counselor. This desire to help others led me to my undergraduate studies at Indiana University where I received a bachelor’s degree in public health, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and double minoring in Counseling and Psychology. After my undergraduate studies, I spent almost two years working with adults and youth in an inpatient behavioral health hospital in my hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. While there I worked with doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar, etc.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a counselor. This desire to help others led me to my undergraduate studies at Indiana University where I received a bachelor’s degree in public health, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and double minoring in Counseling and Psychology. After my undergraduate studies, I spent almost two years working with adults and youth in an inpatient behavioral health hospital in my hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. While there I worked with doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of clients struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, personality disorders, bipolar, etc.
(239) 323-7873 x2 View (239) 323-7873 x2
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Niamh Kennaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
As we grow, learn, and navigate through new experiences, it can be painful. The uncertainty and discomfort of change can feel overwhelming. As we adjust to change, we all worry, but worry and anxiety can become restrictive, time consuming, and exhausting. We will walk together through the process as you bravely invest in creating a more fulfilled and balanced life. My non-judgmental, collaborative, and strength-based approach utilizes evidence based practices.
As we grow, learn, and navigate through new experiences, it can be painful. The uncertainty and discomfort of change can feel overwhelming. As we adjust to change, we all worry, but worry and anxiety can become restrictive, time consuming, and exhausting. We will walk together through the process as you bravely invest in creating a more fulfilled and balanced life. My non-judgmental, collaborative, and strength-based approach utilizes evidence based practices.
(239) 465-4479 View (239) 465-4479
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Rebecca Lanier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-QS, EdS, MEd
Verified
4 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109  (Online Only)
I like to think of relationships like chemistry experiments. If you keep putting the same two elements together, you can expect the same results. But if you change even ONE element, the entire outcome shifts. By pursuing and investing in individual therapy, you’re bypassing the frustration of trying to change your partner, and instead addressing the piece you have true agency over: yourself. The key to healthy, lasting relationships doesn’t start with ‘fixing’ the other person, it starts with you.
I like to think of relationships like chemistry experiments. If you keep putting the same two elements together, you can expect the same results. But if you change even ONE element, the entire outcome shifts. By pursuing and investing in individual therapy, you’re bypassing the frustration of trying to change your partner, and instead addressing the piece you have true agency over: yourself. The key to healthy, lasting relationships doesn’t start with ‘fixing’ the other person, it starts with you.
(239) 719-1060 View (239) 719-1060
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Gulfshore Psychotherapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, RMHCI
Verified
Naples, FL 34109  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile! I'm Vanna Winters, a compassionate and dedicated Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with expertise in treating individuals who have experienced ptsd, developmental trauma, dissociation, and eating disorders. I am passionate about helping my clients heal, grow, and reclaim their sense of personal power after the effects of traumatic experiences. In my work with PTSD and eating disorders, I draw heavily from trauma-informed approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems. These modalities aim to address trauma's impact on the body, emotions, thoughts, and relationships.
Welcome to my profile! I'm Vanna Winters, a compassionate and dedicated Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern with expertise in treating individuals who have experienced ptsd, developmental trauma, dissociation, and eating disorders. I am passionate about helping my clients heal, grow, and reclaim their sense of personal power after the effects of traumatic experiences. In my work with PTSD and eating disorders, I draw heavily from trauma-informed approaches, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems. These modalities aim to address trauma's impact on the body, emotions, thoughts, and relationships.
(239) 510-9529 View (239) 510-9529
Photo of Holly Zazo, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 34109, FL
Holly Zazo
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
Feeling stuck, lost and unsure where to turn? Are your relationships or life in general leaving you unfulfilled and wanting more? You don’t have to figure it out alone. At times we simply need a guide to help us figure out where to go next. We need to uncover the parts of us that contain the stories and beliefs that are holding us back. The parts that need to heal and the parts that are ready to reclaim calm and joy. My goal is to walk alongside you on the journey to understand and reclaim the hidden parts of yourself in order to help you move forward into the life you want.
Feeling stuck, lost and unsure where to turn? Are your relationships or life in general leaving you unfulfilled and wanting more? You don’t have to figure it out alone. At times we simply need a guide to help us figure out where to go next. We need to uncover the parts of us that contain the stories and beliefs that are holding us back. The parts that need to heal and the parts that are ready to reclaim calm and joy. My goal is to walk alongside you on the journey to understand and reclaim the hidden parts of yourself in order to help you move forward into the life you want.
(786) 244-7768 View (786) 244-7768
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Alicia Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, MSW, LCSW-QS
Verified
6 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
Waitlist for new clients
Currently, I am not accepting clients, but I have therapists in my office who do! Call our office to match you to one of our amazing therapists! You are doing the best you can and yet, it can seem like it's not enough sometimes. You may be struggling with the effects of a painful past, neglect, abuse, unhealthy relationship(s), family struggles, professional underachievement, loss, depression, and/or anxiety. I strive to provide a place where you can feel safe to do the work you need. I have specialized training in relationships, trauma, and sexuality.
Currently, I am not accepting clients, but I have therapists in my office who do! Call our office to match you to one of our amazing therapists! You are doing the best you can and yet, it can seem like it's not enough sometimes. You may be struggling with the effects of a painful past, neglect, abuse, unhealthy relationship(s), family struggles, professional underachievement, loss, depression, and/or anxiety. I strive to provide a place where you can feel safe to do the work you need. I have specialized training in relationships, trauma, and sexuality.
(239) 451-5983 View (239) 451-5983
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Kevin Dalfonso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, depression, life changes and past traumatic events quickly, and effectively. I am passionate about my work and specialize in working in these areas because I believe that getting people back to their lives should not take months or years of therapy.
I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety, depression, life changes and past traumatic events quickly, and effectively. I am passionate about my work and specialize in working in these areas because I believe that getting people back to their lives should not take months or years of therapy.
(239) 758-7564 View (239) 758-7564
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Jennifer Cronley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CTIRF, LSRF
Verified
Naples, FL 34109  (Online Only)
Coming Soon: Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! Life can beat us up. We all carry old wounds and face obstacles on our paths, but we are not broken. We also carry strength, resilience and the capacity for change and healing. I want to help you get unstuck and resurrect the parts of you that feel like they got lost along the way.
Coming Soon: Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! Life can beat us up. We all carry old wounds and face obstacles on our paths, but we are not broken. We also carry strength, resilience and the capacity for change and healing. I want to help you get unstuck and resurrect the parts of you that feel like they got lost along the way.
(239) 946-6143 View (239) 946-6143
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Christy Shutok
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
Do you struggle with shame, regret, or not feeling “good enough”? Does your past keep interrupting your present? You may be fed up living in fight or flight crisis mode because of your anxiety. You are ready for some relief. I will help you start living again, instead of just surviving. Let’s ditch the "talk therapy". I want to share with you the life changing EMDR work we can do to treat PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, panic disorders, and more. Let's do something different, innovative, and outside the box from traditional therapy! Surprisingly to you, we will have a lot of fun and laughs (even when addressing the tough stuff.)
Do you struggle with shame, regret, or not feeling “good enough”? Does your past keep interrupting your present? You may be fed up living in fight or flight crisis mode because of your anxiety. You are ready for some relief. I will help you start living again, instead of just surviving. Let’s ditch the "talk therapy". I want to share with you the life changing EMDR work we can do to treat PTSD, CPTSD, anxiety, panic disorders, and more. Let's do something different, innovative, and outside the box from traditional therapy! Surprisingly to you, we will have a lot of fun and laughs (even when addressing the tough stuff.)
(239) 282-4564 View (239) 282-4564
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Betcy Walter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
Could you use specialized therapy to address life stress management, triggers, and dissociation? Would you like to feel more in control? Betcy has intensive training in working with complex trauma, addictions, trauma resolution protocols, and relational issues. Whether you have had/have painful romantic relationships, a difficult childhood, are battling addiction, or have survived abuse, past events do not need to keep you from the life you want. Betcy uses research based treatment and works with her clients to not only help alleviate the distress, but help them feel empowered to make choices and changes for themselves.
Could you use specialized therapy to address life stress management, triggers, and dissociation? Would you like to feel more in control? Betcy has intensive training in working with complex trauma, addictions, trauma resolution protocols, and relational issues. Whether you have had/have painful romantic relationships, a difficult childhood, are battling addiction, or have survived abuse, past events do not need to keep you from the life you want. Betcy uses research based treatment and works with her clients to not only help alleviate the distress, but help them feel empowered to make choices and changes for themselves.
(239) 734-7809 View (239) 734-7809
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Autism Consultant and Special Education Advocate
MS, CCC, SLP, ASDCS, ADOS-2
Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
I specialize in assessing individuals of all ages known or suspected to be on the autism spectrum and advocating for all individuals and their families who struggle with the challenges of accessing services. Having worked as an educator/therapist and administrator in the public and private school settings, I provide support and guidance by reviewing IEPS and 504 plans and participating in ESE meetings.
I specialize in assessing individuals of all ages known or suspected to be on the autism spectrum and advocating for all individuals and their families who struggle with the challenges of accessing services. Having worked as an educator/therapist and administrator in the public and private school settings, I provide support and guidance by reviewing IEPS and 504 plans and participating in ESE meetings.
(239) 688-4164 View (239) 688-4164
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Dr. Loren L. Hoffman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
I am Loren L. Hoffman, Ph.D., a Florida licensed psychologist and am accepting children ages 3-7. Specialty is dual exceptionalities: ADHD + Gifted, ADHD + Autism, ADHD + ODD, & ADHD + Executive Function Deficits. Some common childhood problems include impulsive behaviors, emotional outbursts, and noncompliance with parental requests. Many of these children struggle in school and have weak social skills. I demonstrate to the parents strategies they can use at home (morning/bedtime routines). The children become more compliant and are happier. They’re more successful in school. A sense of calm returns to the family.
I am Loren L. Hoffman, Ph.D., a Florida licensed psychologist and am accepting children ages 3-7. Specialty is dual exceptionalities: ADHD + Gifted, ADHD + Autism, ADHD + ODD, & ADHD + Executive Function Deficits. Some common childhood problems include impulsive behaviors, emotional outbursts, and noncompliance with parental requests. Many of these children struggle in school and have weak social skills. I demonstrate to the parents strategies they can use at home (morning/bedtime routines). The children become more compliant and are happier. They’re more successful in school. A sense of calm returns to the family.
(239) 217-4608 View (239) 217-4608
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Janessa M Borges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
Are you dreaming of being your own boss? or are you already an entrepreneur but need help with work-life balance or scaling your business? As a woman finding balance is so hard, especially as a professional and a business owner. We're not meant to be superwoman, it's just not sustainable. I teach you the skills and tap into your strengths to build balance, and strategically & mindfully grow your business successfully while enjoying the life you worked so hard to create.
Are you dreaming of being your own boss? or are you already an entrepreneur but need help with work-life balance or scaling your business? As a woman finding balance is so hard, especially as a professional and a business owner. We're not meant to be superwoman, it's just not sustainable. I teach you the skills and tap into your strengths to build balance, and strategically & mindfully grow your business successfully while enjoying the life you worked so hard to create.
(239) 307-0277 View (239) 307-0277
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Jayne Kiel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
My philosophy is that "It takes courage to be happy. . . again." So many people will stay stuck in a life situation and before long, it starts to feel "comfortable" at least to the extent that it is either too scary or too difficult to try to make those necessary changes. Often, it takes the guidance of a trusted therapist to help one discover where, how, and why a person is stuck, to point out distorted thinking, and to help map a plan for progress towards a goal. My 25 years of experience in the field creates my philosophy and approach. Let's begin the journey.
My philosophy is that "It takes courage to be happy. . . again." So many people will stay stuck in a life situation and before long, it starts to feel "comfortable" at least to the extent that it is either too scary or too difficult to try to make those necessary changes. Often, it takes the guidance of a trusted therapist to help one discover where, how, and why a person is stuck, to point out distorted thinking, and to help map a plan for progress towards a goal. My 25 years of experience in the field creates my philosophy and approach. Let's begin the journey.
(239) 443-5934 View (239) 443-5934
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Create Pathways Counseling, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
Specializing in the treatment of trauma, I work with a variety of client populations. I have authored several novel treatment models which integrate both external and intrinsic character and perspective building tools. As a "Thriver" of a 20 year abusive relationship, I am able to combine my life experiences with my educational and professional endeavors. This insight allows for authentic and empathetic encounters with victims, survivors, and abusers. By not only seeking clarity, but understanding how to do it effectively and authentically, you can use it as a compass as you navigate through creating your own pathways
Specializing in the treatment of trauma, I work with a variety of client populations. I have authored several novel treatment models which integrate both external and intrinsic character and perspective building tools. As a "Thriver" of a 20 year abusive relationship, I am able to combine my life experiences with my educational and professional endeavors. This insight allows for authentic and empathetic encounters with victims, survivors, and abusers. By not only seeking clarity, but understanding how to do it effectively and authentically, you can use it as a compass as you navigate through creating your own pathways
(239) 778-0232 View (239) 778-0232
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Amal Bernal
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
With over 30 years as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I specialize in healing complex trauma, offering a unique blend of EMDR, CBT, Play Therapy techniques, Attachment Theory, and the pioneering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. My approach, developed through years of experience and enriched by my affiliations with APA, MHCA, EMDRIA, APT and ACA, is founded on a novel triage model. This model harnesses cutting-edge, FDA-approved tools to access, desensitize, and reprocess trauma, demonstrating that we truly can "retrain the BRAIN!"
With over 30 years as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I specialize in healing complex trauma, offering a unique blend of EMDR, CBT, Play Therapy techniques, Attachment Theory, and the pioneering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. My approach, developed through years of experience and enriched by my affiliations with APA, MHCA, EMDRIA, APT and ACA, is founded on a novel triage model. This model harnesses cutting-edge, FDA-approved tools to access, desensitize, and reprocess trauma, demonstrating that we truly can "retrain the BRAIN!"
(239) 579-9030 View (239) 579-9030
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Kelsey Jordyn Hedberg
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW, BSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
Hello, I am a children, Individual, couples and family, bilingual (English and Spanish) Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern. I received a BSW and an MSW at FGCU. I work within non-profit agencies, engage in public speaking at the collegiate and high school level, run support groups, as well as working as a therapist at Grow Beyond Counseling. I am trained in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, SASH, and I utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness within my practice.
Hello, I am a children, Individual, couples and family, bilingual (English and Spanish) Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern. I received a BSW and an MSW at FGCU. I work within non-profit agencies, engage in public speaking at the collegiate and high school level, run support groups, as well as working as a therapist at Grow Beyond Counseling. I am trained in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, SASH, and I utilize Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness within my practice.
(239) 206-1345 View (239) 206-1345
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Rebecca Woolsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Naples, FL 34109
Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, chronic health issues, or challenging life circumstances? Struggling in your marriage, family, or single relationships? Do you have children who are having difficulties with school, college, or relationships? I understand how overwhelming parenting, separation, divorce, and life circumstances can be. I am here to listen and ready to help.
Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, chronic health issues, or challenging life circumstances? Struggling in your marriage, family, or single relationships? Do you have children who are having difficulties with school, college, or relationships? I understand how overwhelming parenting, separation, divorce, and life circumstances can be. I am here to listen and ready to help.
(239) 299-9352 View (239) 299-9352
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Goins Counseling & Psychotherapy, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Naples, FL 34109
I am a BILINGUAL (English/ESPAÑOL ) licensed psychotherapist with over 33 years of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive training in conducting evaluations and providing treatment. Our office specializes in IMMIGRATION EVALUATIONS. Conducted in-office or online Telehealth services. Hacemos evaluaciones para inmigracion en la oficia or en linea por telesalud.
I am a BILINGUAL (English/ESPAÑOL ) licensed psychotherapist with over 33 years of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive training in conducting evaluations and providing treatment. Our office specializes in IMMIGRATION EVALUATIONS. Conducted in-office or online Telehealth services. Hacemos evaluaciones para inmigracion en la oficia or en linea por telesalud.
(239) 217-3527 View (239) 217-3527

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Number of Therapists in 34109

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 34109 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
88% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
72% Coping Skills
72% Stress
65% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
72% Cigna and Evernorth
68% Aetna

How Therapists in 34109 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34109?

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.