Therapists in 34232

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Callie B Parsons
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
When an individual or a couple chooses to enter into a therapeutic relationship, they are in essence choosing courage. Willingly putting one’s self in a vulnerable state of self-reflection and honesty is a hard thing for most people. But when this happens in a safe and judgement-free environment, wholeness and freedom can ensue.
When an individual or a couple chooses to enter into a therapeutic relationship, they are in essence choosing courage. Willingly putting one’s self in a vulnerable state of self-reflection and honesty is a hard thing for most people. But when this happens in a safe and judgement-free environment, wholeness and freedom can ensue.
(941) 205-7370 View (941) 205-7370
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Michaela Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Michaela! Are you looking for a safe place to be yourself and open up about difficult things? I recognize the strength it takes to open up and be vulnerable, and I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey! I believe I have a calming and empathetic nature that will make the clients that I work with feel right at home. Not to mention, I like to sprinkle in a bit of humor and creativity.
Hello, I'm Michaela! Are you looking for a safe place to be yourself and open up about difficult things? I recognize the strength it takes to open up and be vulnerable, and I would be honored to be a part of your healing journey! I believe I have a calming and empathetic nature that will make the clients that I work with feel right at home. Not to mention, I like to sprinkle in a bit of humor and creativity.
(941) 263-2922 View (941) 263-2922
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Tammy Saul
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Life can be hard, and it’s easy to feel disconnected, lost, overwhelmed, or off-balance as we navigate the challenges of being human. During those times, we need a safe space where we feel seen and heard, where we are encouraged to experience our emotions, where we can be ourselves. Ted Lasso reminded us to “be curious, not judgmental”. For me, that is what therapy is all about. Being present and listening, without judgment. Therapy isn’t necessarily about “fixing” something that’s “broken”. Sometimes, the work is more about awareness, insight, self-exploration, or acceptance. We get curious, we ask questions, we explore. Together.
Life can be hard, and it’s easy to feel disconnected, lost, overwhelmed, or off-balance as we navigate the challenges of being human. During those times, we need a safe space where we feel seen and heard, where we are encouraged to experience our emotions, where we can be ourselves. Ted Lasso reminded us to “be curious, not judgmental”. For me, that is what therapy is all about. Being present and listening, without judgment. Therapy isn’t necessarily about “fixing” something that’s “broken”. Sometimes, the work is more about awareness, insight, self-exploration, or acceptance. We get curious, we ask questions, we explore. Together.
(941) 229-7139 View (941) 229-7139
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William Emory Toth
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Enhance your well-being at McNulty Counseling and Wellness with comprehensive relationship counseling guided by William Toth. Overcome obstacles, reignite intimacy, and foster a strong partnership. Start your journey to a more fulfilling relationship now! Ready to break free from stagnation and dissatisfaction? William will guide you through an empowering and holistic conversation, centered on uncovering your unique needs, worries, and aspirations. Together, we'll pursue a solution-oriented strategy to tackle obstacles and pave the way toward achieving your objectives.
Enhance your well-being at McNulty Counseling and Wellness with comprehensive relationship counseling guided by William Toth. Overcome obstacles, reignite intimacy, and foster a strong partnership. Start your journey to a more fulfilling relationship now! Ready to break free from stagnation and dissatisfaction? William will guide you through an empowering and holistic conversation, centered on uncovering your unique needs, worries, and aspirations. Together, we'll pursue a solution-oriented strategy to tackle obstacles and pave the way toward achieving your objectives.
(941) 841-7314 View (941) 841-7314
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Kimberly McKillop
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, or feeling overwhelmed? Is it difficult for you to cope with the emotional effects of a traumatic event? As a result, are you experiencing difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, impacting your personal and professional life? If so, therapy can help you understand what you are going through, develop coping skills, manage your emotions, and reduce the emotional impact of a traumatic event. Since everyone is different, we will work together to create a customized treatment plan to identify negative thought patterns and beliefs, develop positive self-talk, and more.
Do you feel like you are suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, or feeling overwhelmed? Is it difficult for you to cope with the emotional effects of a traumatic event? As a result, are you experiencing difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, impacting your personal and professional life? If so, therapy can help you understand what you are going through, develop coping skills, manage your emotions, and reduce the emotional impact of a traumatic event. Since everyone is different, we will work together to create a customized treatment plan to identify negative thought patterns and beliefs, develop positive self-talk, and more.
(941) 241-0427 View (941) 241-0427
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Laura Symon Lcsw Csat Sep Sexuality Consultant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, SEP
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Do you have anxiety that effects you physically and would like to decrease bothersome body sensations? Somatic Experiencing can help decrease these sensations and help you move through past traumas, injuries and negative core beliefs. Do you struggle sexually in the bedroom due to a history of sexual abuse, sexual addiction, or sexual dysfunction due to a medical condition? If so, I can help educate and walk you through the process to have a fulfilling and exciting sex life. I work with betrayed partners, sex/love/pornography addicts and those that have acted sexually outside of their primary relationship.
Do you have anxiety that effects you physically and would like to decrease bothersome body sensations? Somatic Experiencing can help decrease these sensations and help you move through past traumas, injuries and negative core beliefs. Do you struggle sexually in the bedroom due to a history of sexual abuse, sexual addiction, or sexual dysfunction due to a medical condition? If so, I can help educate and walk you through the process to have a fulfilling and exciting sex life. I work with betrayed partners, sex/love/pornography addicts and those that have acted sexually outside of their primary relationship.
(727) 349-2410 View (727) 349-2410
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Donald B McGaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, LCSW
Sarasota, FL 34232
I work primarily with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual community but not exclusively.. The ideal GLB client is seeking gay affirmative clinical approaches to the therapy. Clients desire to explore what is keeping them from maximizing their potential as a person Client recognizes a need to examine oppressive societal structures that have impacted their lives and relating. The ideal client is not looking for a 'quick fix'. Client acknowledges therapy takes time for growth. Bisexual clients will be looking for support not judgement from their therapist. Heterosexual clients will want a therapist who is empathic t and is motivated to attenuate conflict in their lives.
I work primarily with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual community but not exclusively.. The ideal GLB client is seeking gay affirmative clinical approaches to the therapy. Clients desire to explore what is keeping them from maximizing their potential as a person Client recognizes a need to examine oppressive societal structures that have impacted their lives and relating. The ideal client is not looking for a 'quick fix'. Client acknowledges therapy takes time for growth. Bisexual clients will be looking for support not judgement from their therapist. Heterosexual clients will want a therapist who is empathic t and is motivated to attenuate conflict in their lives.
(941) 479-0956 View (941) 479-0956
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of our approach. We have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more Our approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals. As a psychotherapy group practice, we can see just about anyone no matter what you're dealing with.
(352) 703-0313 View (352) 703-0313
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Nadia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSHRM, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Are you feeling tired, worn down, and your old ways aren’t working anymore? Are you juggling multiple responsibilities? Are you tired of being strong? Whether you’re stressed or struggling to reach your goals, you need a better way to do life. When life starts to feel overwhelming, people want to feel like they have a way to feel better. But what if your responsibilities make doing that feel out of reach? You may give in to unhealthy habits that are starting to catch up to you but what you really need is someone who can support you in making healthy small changes without adding more pressure to your life.
Are you feeling tired, worn down, and your old ways aren’t working anymore? Are you juggling multiple responsibilities? Are you tired of being strong? Whether you’re stressed or struggling to reach your goals, you need a better way to do life. When life starts to feel overwhelming, people want to feel like they have a way to feel better. But what if your responsibilities make doing that feel out of reach? You may give in to unhealthy habits that are starting to catch up to you but what you really need is someone who can support you in making healthy small changes without adding more pressure to your life.
(305) 391-4427 View (305) 391-4427
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Harmony Harbor Counseling & Wellness
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34232
At Harmony Harbor Counseling & Wellness, you are welcomed with an inviting, warm, spa-like setting in Sarasota, Florida. We are a team of well-trained therapists providing trauma-informed care with a focus on building skills. Our team works from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) framework for children (5 years old & up), adults, & families. We provide skills-building groups for teens and individuals. Each of us are trained in some form of trauma-informed care, providing help to those who need relief and support from intense emotions and urges. It is our intention to teach you the skills you need to build the life you deserve.
At Harmony Harbor Counseling & Wellness, you are welcomed with an inviting, warm, spa-like setting in Sarasota, Florida. We are a team of well-trained therapists providing trauma-informed care with a focus on building skills. Our team works from a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) framework for children (5 years old & up), adults, & families. We provide skills-building groups for teens and individuals. Each of us are trained in some form of trauma-informed care, providing help to those who need relief and support from intense emotions and urges. It is our intention to teach you the skills you need to build the life you deserve.
(941) 322-7367 View (941) 322-7367
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Dr. Jamie Stahl
Counselor, DVM, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Hello fellow human, I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s get curious together about how I can support you in whatever may be happening in your life right now. Together in an open, gentle nonjudgmental space we can acknowledge and be real with what is. My wish for you is to express inner truths, desires and live whole-heartedly. Using body-centered psychotherapy and ancient somatic (body) traditions we become aware of the innate wisdom of the heart, mind and body. This guided self discovery, embodiment, and awareness offers new ways to alleviate suffering, deepen relationships, and create a meaningful life that we most long and yearn for.
Hello fellow human, I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s get curious together about how I can support you in whatever may be happening in your life right now. Together in an open, gentle nonjudgmental space we can acknowledge and be real with what is. My wish for you is to express inner truths, desires and live whole-heartedly. Using body-centered psychotherapy and ancient somatic (body) traditions we become aware of the innate wisdom of the heart, mind and body. This guided self discovery, embodiment, and awareness offers new ways to alleviate suffering, deepen relationships, and create a meaningful life that we most long and yearn for.
(941) 541-1615 View (941) 541-1615
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Cindy Jean Gourley
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Regardless if you are trying to adjust to life after the death of a loved one, divorce, relationship issues or wanting empowerment in your life, my goal is to assist clients in discovering their best self. Challenges in life can overwhelm us and stagnate our growth. These past few years have been difficult for all of us dealing with the pandemic but don't lose hope! So many people have been experiencing anxiety. I love seeing clients gain clarity and blossom into their full potential. Everyone has strengths to focus on and I truly believe in positive psychology as a way of creating the life you want to live.
Regardless if you are trying to adjust to life after the death of a loved one, divorce, relationship issues or wanting empowerment in your life, my goal is to assist clients in discovering their best self. Challenges in life can overwhelm us and stagnate our growth. These past few years have been difficult for all of us dealing with the pandemic but don't lose hope! So many people have been experiencing anxiety. I love seeing clients gain clarity and blossom into their full potential. Everyone has strengths to focus on and I truly believe in positive psychology as a way of creating the life you want to live.
(941) 909-8763 View (941) 909-8763
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Jacqueline S. Roller
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Are you struggling with relationships, feelings of emptiness, or lack of confidence? I believe healing is a joint venture between client and psychotherapist. I offer a safe place for you to explore painful feelings and experiences that may be disrupting your daily living. I am an empathetic listener, and as you share your unique life experiences, your more authentic self will emerge. Thirty years of experience in education and psychology allows me understand the healing process. People do heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, and learning blocks. Together you and I can improve your lived reality. Text 941-400-1898
Are you struggling with relationships, feelings of emptiness, or lack of confidence? I believe healing is a joint venture between client and psychotherapist. I offer a safe place for you to explore painful feelings and experiences that may be disrupting your daily living. I am an empathetic listener, and as you share your unique life experiences, your more authentic self will emerge. Thirty years of experience in education and psychology allows me understand the healing process. People do heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, and learning blocks. Together you and I can improve your lived reality. Text 941-400-1898
(941) 841-1793 View (941) 841-1793
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Shannon M Gerard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ASDCS, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Are you yearning for a path to healing and understanding in the aftermath of complex trauma? Do you struggle with overwhelming emotions, navigating anxiety, depression, or coping mechanisms that hinder personal growth? Do you find it challenging to form and maintain healthy connections, inlfuenced by past relational wounds? Do you need a safe space, a compassionate ear, and a skilled therapist to embark on a transformative healing process? You may be grappling with the aftermath of complex trauma, navigating through the intricate layers of your story and experiences.
Are you yearning for a path to healing and understanding in the aftermath of complex trauma? Do you struggle with overwhelming emotions, navigating anxiety, depression, or coping mechanisms that hinder personal growth? Do you find it challenging to form and maintain healthy connections, inlfuenced by past relational wounds? Do you need a safe space, a compassionate ear, and a skilled therapist to embark on a transformative healing process? You may be grappling with the aftermath of complex trauma, navigating through the intricate layers of your story and experiences.
(941) 202-6953 View (941) 202-6953
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Brittany Hoff
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
My passion is working with people who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, addiction and relationship challenges and are motivated to make positive lifestyle changes. I work with individuals, adults, and adolescents. I have worked with both the mental health and substance use populations for the past seven years, working in both residential programs and outpatient settings. My goal is to sit with you in your experience, providing encouragement and support while teaching you skills to help you maintain long-term stability and improve your overall mental well-being.
My passion is working with people who are experiencing life transitions, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma symptoms, addiction and relationship challenges and are motivated to make positive lifestyle changes. I work with individuals, adults, and adolescents. I have worked with both the mental health and substance use populations for the past seven years, working in both residential programs and outpatient settings. My goal is to sit with you in your experience, providing encouragement and support while teaching you skills to help you maintain long-term stability and improve your overall mental well-being.
(941) 541-3875 View (941) 541-3875
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Sabra Maurice
Counselor, MA LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
My approach to clients is meeting them where they are at and getting an understanding of their past and helping them create future goals. I work on the past first and move to the current and future. I use a combination of traditional counseling techniques with integrating mind, body, spirit and techniques in energy psychology, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and vibration sound healing and other forms of deep relaxation and natural holistic healing approaches if the client is interested in them.
My approach to clients is meeting them where they are at and getting an understanding of their past and helping them create future goals. I work on the past first and move to the current and future. I use a combination of traditional counseling techniques with integrating mind, body, spirit and techniques in energy psychology, EMDR, hypnotherapy, and vibration sound healing and other forms of deep relaxation and natural holistic healing approaches if the client is interested in them.
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Aimee Yasin
Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34232
Too often life is full of turning points- times when you have to start over or make a big decision, whether by choice or circumstance. Change is hard, whether it's expected or not. Support and empowerment are both keys to not only surviving, but also using these experiences to make you stronger. With these keys, the turning points in life can be maneuvered successfully.
Too often life is full of turning points- times when you have to start over or make a big decision, whether by choice or circumstance. Change is hard, whether it's expected or not. Support and empowerment are both keys to not only surviving, but also using these experiences to make you stronger. With these keys, the turning points in life can be maneuvered successfully.
(941) 213-7382 View (941) 213-7382
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Kate Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Kate Higgins, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in navigating the unique challenges and opportunities that present in life's big transitions. Whether that be the shift from college into the workforce, entering into a marriage, or the transition into midlife, it can feel overwhelming, If you are experiencing a big life change and feeling anxious about being in the crossroads, I am here to listen, support and guide you.
Hi, I'm Kate Higgins, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 20 years of experience. I specialize in navigating the unique challenges and opportunities that present in life's big transitions. Whether that be the shift from college into the workforce, entering into a marriage, or the transition into midlife, it can feel overwhelming, If you are experiencing a big life change and feeling anxious about being in the crossroads, I am here to listen, support and guide you.
(347) 229-9451 View (347) 229-9451
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Ethan Weiss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
Since I don’t know you yet, I can’t say why you’re here. Maybe it’s about something you’re experiencing on the inside: you worry a lot or are intensely stressed out or feel really low or numb or angry or lost. Maybe it’s more on the outside: arguments with friends and family or having a hard time in school or having a tough time slowing down or feeling comfortable in your own skin. Whatever it is, my role is to create and protect a place where your feelings (1) are real, (2) matter, and (3) can change for the better.
Since I don’t know you yet, I can’t say why you’re here. Maybe it’s about something you’re experiencing on the inside: you worry a lot or are intensely stressed out or feel really low or numb or angry or lost. Maybe it’s more on the outside: arguments with friends and family or having a hard time in school or having a tough time slowing down or feeling comfortable in your own skin. Whatever it is, my role is to create and protect a place where your feelings (1) are real, (2) matter, and (3) can change for the better.
(813) 537-6650 View (813) 537-6650
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Psychological Consultation and Therapy Services
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34232
I specialize in working with adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression. They may be having health problems, causing anxiety and depressed feelings. In addition, many of my patients are experiencing chronic pain, and I have helped them cope with reductions in pain levels. I am now offering ADHD Evaluations for adolescents and adults. I offer In-Person (through December) and Virtual telehealth sessions. I provide testing in my office in Millerton, NY, or online. Biofeedback treatments will also be available.
I specialize in working with adults experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression. They may be having health problems, causing anxiety and depressed feelings. In addition, many of my patients are experiencing chronic pain, and I have helped them cope with reductions in pain levels. I am now offering ADHD Evaluations for adolescents and adults. I offer In-Person (through December) and Virtual telehealth sessions. I provide testing in my office in Millerton, NY, or online. Biofeedback treatments will also be available.
(941) 210-3771 View (941) 210-3771

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34232

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in 34232 who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
78% Depression
78% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
72% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
57% Grief

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
63% Aetna
63% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 34232 see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34232?

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.