Therapists in 34242

Photo of Brittany Tilberry, Licensed Professional Counselor in 34242, FL
Brittany Tilberry
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34242
I am accepting new clients at this time. You may easily request an appointment through my practice website: www.thrivementalhealthandwellness.com. At this time, I am in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. If you have another insurance, my practice uses a tool that makes Out-of-Network reimbursement easier and less expensive for you up-front. My practice also offers an Affordable Therapy program serviced by our Graduate Student Intern. These sessions are $30 per session.
I am accepting new clients at this time. You may easily request an appointment through my practice website: www.thrivementalhealthandwellness.com. At this time, I am in-network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. If you have another insurance, my practice uses a tool that makes Out-of-Network reimbursement easier and less expensive for you up-front. My practice also offers an Affordable Therapy program serviced by our Graduate Student Intern. These sessions are $30 per session.
(843) 604-1124 View (843) 604-1124
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Guardian Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34242
What keeps us in bondage can vary tremendously from one person to another. We know that our past plays a huge part in what keeps us in bondage to pain, thoughts that destroy us rather than move us forward, strife within ourselves and our relationships. We are here to take you through the process of healing the pain, retraining your mind, mending your relationships, and ultimately breaking the chains that keep you from being what God has created you to be.
What keeps us in bondage can vary tremendously from one person to another. We know that our past plays a huge part in what keeps us in bondage to pain, thoughts that destroy us rather than move us forward, strife within ourselves and our relationships. We are here to take you through the process of healing the pain, retraining your mind, mending your relationships, and ultimately breaking the chains that keep you from being what God has created you to be.
(941) 214-2230 View (941) 214-2230
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Katherine Ann Best
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, MPH, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Siesta Key, FL 34242  (Online Only)
Dr. Katherine Best is dedicated to your wellbeing by providing a quick response and flexible hours of care. Building upon strengths, she uses a positive, non-judgmental approach to encourage growth and change. Dr. Best offers: psychotherapy, marriage and family therapy, trauma resolution, pre and post divorce counseling, family mediation for conflict resolution, clinical hypnosis, EMDR, archetypal pattern dream analysis, and life coaching. In addition, Dr. Katherine Best offers treatment for stress, anxiety, procrastination, depression, cumulative exposures to trauma, priest and clergy abuse, chronic pain, and insomnia.
Dr. Katherine Best is dedicated to your wellbeing by providing a quick response and flexible hours of care. Building upon strengths, she uses a positive, non-judgmental approach to encourage growth and change. Dr. Best offers: psychotherapy, marriage and family therapy, trauma resolution, pre and post divorce counseling, family mediation for conflict resolution, clinical hypnosis, EMDR, archetypal pattern dream analysis, and life coaching. In addition, Dr. Katherine Best offers treatment for stress, anxiety, procrastination, depression, cumulative exposures to trauma, priest and clergy abuse, chronic pain, and insomnia.
(941) 487-0956 View (941) 487-0956
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Relationship Experts, LLC
Art Therapist, MS, LPCP, MBTI
Verified
Siesta Key, FL 34242
As Certified Family Law Mediators and Certified Relationship Counselors, we specialize in working with people who are in a toxic or narcissistic relationship by guiding people to recognize the issues in their relationships, and address them with a step-by-step strategy. We work with clients to examine their relationship concerns, evaluate their choices and support them as they take the next steps appropriate for them. Using our extensive knowledge and certification in mediation, and those considering divorce, we offer exact steps to take pre-mediation, and how to heal and reclaim self-love from a toxic or narcissistic relationship.
As Certified Family Law Mediators and Certified Relationship Counselors, we specialize in working with people who are in a toxic or narcissistic relationship by guiding people to recognize the issues in their relationships, and address them with a step-by-step strategy. We work with clients to examine their relationship concerns, evaluate their choices and support them as they take the next steps appropriate for them. Using our extensive knowledge and certification in mediation, and those considering divorce, we offer exact steps to take pre-mediation, and how to heal and reclaim self-love from a toxic or narcissistic relationship.
(941) 357-7178 View (941) 357-7178
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Courtney Davenport
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Siesta Key, FL 34242
I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Issues frequently addressed include: Depression, Anxiety, Body-Image Concerns, Eating Disorders, ADHD (Children & Adults), Relationship Challenges, Adjusting to Life Transitions, Grief/Loss Issues, and Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties. I work with each client individually to determine specific areas of focus and create strategies to accomplish desired outcomes.
I offer psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults and couples. Issues frequently addressed include: Depression, Anxiety, Body-Image Concerns, Eating Disorders, ADHD (Children & Adults), Relationship Challenges, Adjusting to Life Transitions, Grief/Loss Issues, and Interpersonal Relationship Difficulties. I work with each client individually to determine specific areas of focus and create strategies to accomplish desired outcomes.
(941) 462-3987 View (941) 462-3987
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Anne K Glowacki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, CHT
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34242
Welcome and thank you for visiting and taking the first step to personal well-being. People seek out psychotherapy for many reasons. My focus is to help identify what is most important to you in your life that you wish to strengthen and express more fully, even if you are facing difficulties right now. What may appear as obstacles at first can merely be stepping-stones to your deepest fulfillment. I welcome the opportunity to take part of that journey with you in a confidential environment committed to sensitivity and compassion with proven strategies that motivate and encourage continued success.
Welcome and thank you for visiting and taking the first step to personal well-being. People seek out psychotherapy for many reasons. My focus is to help identify what is most important to you in your life that you wish to strengthen and express more fully, even if you are facing difficulties right now. What may appear as obstacles at first can merely be stepping-stones to your deepest fulfillment. I welcome the opportunity to take part of that journey with you in a confidential environment committed to sensitivity and compassion with proven strategies that motivate and encourage continued success.
(941) 219-3481 View (941) 219-3481
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Bruce A Robertson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Siesta Key, FL 34242
For 36 years I have worked as a psychotherapist to help individuals, couples and families find their way to a healthy, satisfying and happy life. I create a supportive, caring and empathetic environment to help you work through the difficulties you face. We not only talk about what you are struggling with, but we will find ways to have a deeper understanding of the patterns of behavior that have gotten in the way of you finding useful and creative solutions. I provide various forms of TeleHealth Therapy with FaceTime, Zoom or Phone sessions.
For 36 years I have worked as a psychotherapist to help individuals, couples and families find their way to a healthy, satisfying and happy life. I create a supportive, caring and empathetic environment to help you work through the difficulties you face. We not only talk about what you are struggling with, but we will find ways to have a deeper understanding of the patterns of behavior that have gotten in the way of you finding useful and creative solutions. I provide various forms of TeleHealth Therapy with FaceTime, Zoom or Phone sessions.
(941) 809-0229 View (941) 809-0229
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Mary G Davenport
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Siesta Key, FL 34242
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist. I trained at the University of Pennsylvania and have been in practice for over 35 years specializing in both individual and couples therapy. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems (including difficulties with communication and sexual functioning), body image issues, the challenges of life transitions (divorce, death of a loved one, relocation, retirement, health problems), as well as gay, lesbian, and gender identity issues.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Sex Therapist. I trained at the University of Pennsylvania and have been in practice for over 35 years specializing in both individual and couples therapy. I treat anxiety disorders, depression, relationship problems (including difficulties with communication and sexual functioning), body image issues, the challenges of life transitions (divorce, death of a loved one, relocation, retirement, health problems), as well as gay, lesbian, and gender identity issues.
(941) 366-3134 View (941) 366-3134
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Robert Bakst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified
Siesta Key, FL 34242  (Online Only)
I have over 30 years of experienced providing therapeutic services for clients dealing with addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, stress, and trauma. The services I provide are individual, marital, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. A positive treatment outcome will enhance your self-esteem and improve your mood by assisting you in developing the tools to deal effectively with your problems.
I have over 30 years of experienced providing therapeutic services for clients dealing with addiction, anxiety, bereavement, depression, stress, and trauma. The services I provide are individual, marital, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. A positive treatment outcome will enhance your self-esteem and improve your mood by assisting you in developing the tools to deal effectively with your problems.
(914) 594-5480 View (914) 594-5480
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Tara M Files-Hall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34242
Dr. Files-Hall is committed to serving the multifaceted needs of gulf coast families. Dr. Files-Hall's mission is to provide superior, comprehensive, and integrative mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Files-Hall is results-oriented and works collaboratively with families to produce symptom relief and create lasting change.
Dr. Files-Hall is committed to serving the multifaceted needs of gulf coast families. Dr. Files-Hall's mission is to provide superior, comprehensive, and integrative mental health services for children, adolescents, and their families. Dr. Files-Hall is results-oriented and works collaboratively with families to produce symptom relief and create lasting change.
(941) 417-8086 View (941) 417-8086
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Jerold Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, BCD
Verified
Siesta Key, FL 34242  (Online Only)
I have over thirty years of experience in treating difficult couples and challenging family cases. I completed my initial graduate school training at the renowned Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. I completed advanced structured sex therapy training at the Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis. My training is extensive, including taking a post-graduate medical school rotation in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. In addition to treatment, I conduct Custody Evaluations, Parenting Coordination, Divorce Mediation, Expert Testimony and Infertility Evaluation and Consultation in conjunction with an OB/GYN specialist.
I have over thirty years of experience in treating difficult couples and challenging family cases. I completed my initial graduate school training at the renowned Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. I completed advanced structured sex therapy training at the Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis. My training is extensive, including taking a post-graduate medical school rotation in psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. In addition to treatment, I conduct Custody Evaluations, Parenting Coordination, Divorce Mediation, Expert Testimony and Infertility Evaluation and Consultation in conjunction with an OB/GYN specialist.
(941) 479-2968 View (941) 479-2968
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Amaliya Bereznyuk
Counselor, LMHC, EdS, MS, CST
Verified
6 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34242  (Online Only)
Are you a young professional seeking help? Are you struggling with anxiety, identity, sex, or relationship concerns? Do you feel stuck and want to be more in control of your life and mental health? No one teaches you how to navigate life's ups and downs. It can make adjusting to change difficult and relationships stressful.
Are you a young professional seeking help? Are you struggling with anxiety, identity, sex, or relationship concerns? Do you feel stuck and want to be more in control of your life and mental health? No one teaches you how to navigate life's ups and downs. It can make adjusting to change difficult and relationships stressful.
(727) 334-8572 View (727) 334-8572
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Laura Carnevale Therapy.
Counselor, LMHC, LLC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34242
Not accepting new clients
I understand the pain of anxiety and depression. Often unhealthy relationships and unresolved traumas are root causes. You can feel whole, confident, creative and connected again. Together we will make sense of the past, lessen the pain of adverse experiences, identify and incorporate helpful thinking and behaving patterns, improve relationships, and reconnect with body emotions and the self so once again simple joys in daily living are felt.
I understand the pain of anxiety and depression. Often unhealthy relationships and unresolved traumas are root causes. You can feel whole, confident, creative and connected again. Together we will make sense of the past, lessen the pain of adverse experiences, identify and incorporate helpful thinking and behaving patterns, improve relationships, and reconnect with body emotions and the self so once again simple joys in daily living are felt.
(941) 845-6639 View (941) 845-6639
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Kirsten Ellingsen Phd PLLC
Psychologist, PhD, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34242
I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I am also passionate about supporting pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, compassionate treatment. I work with children and parents to improve wellbeing and functioning, strengthen relationships, and build skills to better manage stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. Participation in therapy is collaborative with a focus on strengths, reducing challenges, and increasing effective coping strategies to allow for optimal engagement in daily life.
I am dedicated to enhancing the health, development, and positive functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults. I am also passionate about supporting pregnant & postpartum mothers. My goal is to provide informed, strengths-based, research supported, compassionate treatment. I work with children and parents to improve wellbeing and functioning, strengthen relationships, and build skills to better manage stress, anxiety, behavior, and emotions. Participation in therapy is collaborative with a focus on strengths, reducing challenges, and increasing effective coping strategies to allow for optimal engagement in daily life.
(941) 304-4187 View (941) 304-4187
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Kathleen Powers
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34242
It may not feel like it at this moment, but experiencing positive and meaningful change is possible. Maybe you want to quiet your critical inner voice. Maybe you are looking to find more joy and meaning in your life. Or perhaps you have found yourself confronted with a situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or uncertain. These challenges have the potential to be transformative turning points in your life.
It may not feel like it at this moment, but experiencing positive and meaningful change is possible. Maybe you want to quiet your critical inner voice. Maybe you are looking to find more joy and meaning in your life. Or perhaps you have found yourself confronted with a situation that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, stuck or uncertain. These challenges have the potential to be transformative turning points in your life.
(941) 315-5815 View (941) 315-5815
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Kimberly LaCivita
PsyD
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34242
With a doctorate in school psychology, Dr. Kim has advanced knowledge and training in the assessment of learning and behavior. As a licensed school psychologist, Sarasota native, and single mother of two college-aged children who attended Sarasota district schools, Dr. Kim brings a wealth of experience and passion for working with local youth and families. Dr. Kim is locally known for using a solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based approach. Her goal is to determine underlying learning problems and identify interventions that can positively support educational performance and improve overall health and well-being.
With a doctorate in school psychology, Dr. Kim has advanced knowledge and training in the assessment of learning and behavior. As a licensed school psychologist, Sarasota native, and single mother of two college-aged children who attended Sarasota district schools, Dr. Kim brings a wealth of experience and passion for working with local youth and families. Dr. Kim is locally known for using a solution-focused, client-centered, and strengths-based approach. Her goal is to determine underlying learning problems and identify interventions that can positively support educational performance and improve overall health and well-being.
(941) 226-8501 View (941) 226-8501
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Jessica Barbalato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Siesta Key, FL 34242  (Online Only)
My name is Jessica Barbalato and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the field. I received my Master of Social Work from Fordham University and have experience working with diverse populations in various settings. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment issues/life transitions, trauma as well as identity issues. My belief is that strong relationship between client and therapist can be the catalyst for healing, change and growth. As a therapist, I would describe myself as warm, empathetic, charismatic, funny and non-judgemental. I conduct all sessions via teletherapy.
My name is Jessica Barbalato and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience in the field. I received my Master of Social Work from Fordham University and have experience working with diverse populations in various settings. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, adjustment issues/life transitions, trauma as well as identity issues. My belief is that strong relationship between client and therapist can be the catalyst for healing, change and growth. As a therapist, I would describe myself as warm, empathetic, charismatic, funny and non-judgemental. I conduct all sessions via teletherapy.
(941) 205-7322 View (941) 205-7322
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Cheryl E Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sarasota, FL 34242
Not accepting new clients
We all have experienced the challenges of life whether we are dealing with something now or from our past. Maybe you are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep issues or come from a past experience of abuse or dysfunctional parenting. You want to really see change happen and are longing to make changes in your life but don't know quite how or where to start. You don't want to waste time rehashing things over and over and not see any difference. If you have to go back to the past, lets learn from that experience, heal and move forward, leaving it behind in treatment, once and for all.
We all have experienced the challenges of life whether we are dealing with something now or from our past. Maybe you are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, sleep issues or come from a past experience of abuse or dysfunctional parenting. You want to really see change happen and are longing to make changes in your life but don't know quite how or where to start. You don't want to waste time rehashing things over and over and not see any difference. If you have to go back to the past, lets learn from that experience, heal and move forward, leaving it behind in treatment, once and for all.
(717) 923-5804 View (717) 923-5804
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Jessica Glynn
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, BS, MFT , Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Siesta Key, FL 34242  (Online Only)
You are looking for empathy and compassion, when going through struggles. It feels so frustrating when you can't find the right support. The support you deserve! You desire a therapist that you can trust and you feel connected to. This is what I strive for in our sessions. I want to create a comfortable atmosphere, where you are able to share whatever is most important to you presently. I place importance on the guidance you provide me, in regard to what you feel is the current presenting problem and how you would like to approach that. I ensure that our sessions are not only a safe place but a judgment-free zone, as well.
You are looking for empathy and compassion, when going through struggles. It feels so frustrating when you can't find the right support. The support you deserve! You desire a therapist that you can trust and you feel connected to. This is what I strive for in our sessions. I want to create a comfortable atmosphere, where you are able to share whatever is most important to you presently. I place importance on the guidance you provide me, in regard to what you feel is the current presenting problem and how you would like to approach that. I ensure that our sessions are not only a safe place but a judgment-free zone, as well.
(843) 755-6834 View (843) 755-6834
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Compass Counseling and Wellness Inc.
Counselor, MS, LMHC, EMDR TR
Verified
Sarasota, FL 34242  (Online Only)
Life can throw many different obstacles our way. By viewing my profile, I can see you are ready to regain control of your life and restore a positivity in every day life. The goal of counseling is not for me to fix any issue but to stand by you and guide you as you come to your own outcomes. Through our journey, I will supply you with many coping strategies to help you achieve your goals. During our sessions, I will provide the best care possible in order to ensure a safe, comfortable, and judgement free environment. I provide services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages.
Life can throw many different obstacles our way. By viewing my profile, I can see you are ready to regain control of your life and restore a positivity in every day life. The goal of counseling is not for me to fix any issue but to stand by you and guide you as you come to your own outcomes. Through our journey, I will supply you with many coping strategies to help you achieve your goals. During our sessions, I will provide the best care possible in order to ensure a safe, comfortable, and judgement free environment. I provide services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages.
(727) 263-3548 View (727) 263-3548

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Number of Therapists in 34242

20+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in 34242 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
96% Coping Skills
84% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Parenting
76% Relationship Issues
72% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
57% Aetna
57% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in 34242 see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34242?

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.