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Maria E McLean - Corner Booth Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293
Overwhelmed with racing thoughts and negative self-talk you can't turn off? Is this impacting your relationships, confidence, and mood? You are a high performing professional, student, parent who is feeling the burn out and missing motivation. We can work together to find relief from anxiety, low self-esteem, and life challenges. You can find new ways to approach life more calmly and confidently, live with peace and fulfillment, knowing your own worth and strengths.
Overwhelmed with racing thoughts and negative self-talk you can't turn off? Is this impacting your relationships, confidence, and mood? You are a high performing professional, student, parent who is feeling the burn out and missing motivation. We can work together to find relief from anxiety, low self-esteem, and life challenges. You can find new ways to approach life more calmly and confidently, live with peace and fulfillment, knowing your own worth and strengths.
(941) 218-8512 View (941) 218-8512
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Corina Forte
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
My name is Corina Forte and I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health counselor with over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families heal from trauma, cope with mood disorders, and find meaning during serious illness. n my work, I strive to create a warm, nonjudgmental environment for my clients to feel safe exploring their inner experiences. I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each client's needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy,Gestalt therapy, existential therapy, and expressive arts.
My name is Corina Forte and I am a bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health counselor with over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families heal from trauma, cope with mood disorders, and find meaning during serious illness. n my work, I strive to create a warm, nonjudgmental environment for my clients to feel safe exploring their inner experiences. I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches tailored to each client's needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy,Gestalt therapy, existential therapy, and expressive arts.
(941) 763-8219 View (941) 763-8219
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Oswaldo Perez
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Oswaldo J Perez MS, LMHC, QS I have worked as a Clinical Psychotherapist helping Addiction, bipolar, schizophrenic, and mental health-challenged individuals using positive reinforcement, assertive training, and other behavioral methods to help clients become more independent. "I love working with the family". My many clinical experiences have encouraged me to develop my theory Belief - Action - Discipline. Challenged individuals using positive reinforcement, assertive training, and other behavioral methods to help clients become more independent.
Oswaldo J Perez MS, LMHC, QS I have worked as a Clinical Psychotherapist helping Addiction, bipolar, schizophrenic, and mental health-challenged individuals using positive reinforcement, assertive training, and other behavioral methods to help clients become more independent. "I love working with the family". My many clinical experiences have encouraged me to develop my theory Belief - Action - Discipline. Challenged individuals using positive reinforcement, assertive training, and other behavioral methods to help clients become more independent.
(813) 544-7293 View (813) 544-7293
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Amy Claude
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are dealing with overwhelming anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, or career difficulties, I am here to help. As a mom with two young boys, I understand that life can be chaotic! One of my goals as your therapist is to help you focus on yourself in the midst of the chaos. Along with learning strategies to cope with current stressors, processing past experiences can also bring healing and peace. Therapy goals can include building healthy thought patterns, achieving work-life balance, improving relationships, focusing on family life, building self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries, among others.
Whether you are dealing with overwhelming anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, or career difficulties, I am here to help. As a mom with two young boys, I understand that life can be chaotic! One of my goals as your therapist is to help you focus on yourself in the midst of the chaos. Along with learning strategies to cope with current stressors, processing past experiences can also bring healing and peace. Therapy goals can include building healthy thought patterns, achieving work-life balance, improving relationships, focusing on family life, building self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries, among others.
(941) 300-1936 View (941) 300-1936
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John A Guliano
Counselor, PCC-S, CEAP, LMHC, SUPV
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Understanding the whole person is of utmost importance. I am empowered to help people deal with and find relief for life's hurts. I help find the unique solutions to encourage health, happiness and well-being. I do this through a deep sense of understanding, compassion and personal experience. Over the past twenty five years as an educator, pastor, businessman and counselor, I have helped many people in their pursuit of healing and wholeness. These experiences have not only provided me with a greater understanding of people's needs, but they also have helped me develop solid solutions for professional treatment.
Understanding the whole person is of utmost importance. I am empowered to help people deal with and find relief for life's hurts. I help find the unique solutions to encourage health, happiness and well-being. I do this through a deep sense of understanding, compassion and personal experience. Over the past twenty five years as an educator, pastor, businessman and counselor, I have helped many people in their pursuit of healing and wholeness. These experiences have not only provided me with a greater understanding of people's needs, but they also have helped me develop solid solutions for professional treatment.
(941) 242-7345 View (941) 242-7345
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Claire Roberts
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MEd, LMHC, RYT-200
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a major life change, such as divorce and relationship stress, career transition and burnout, caregiver/compassion fatigue, grief and loss, health/medical issues, or everyday life stress? Are you looking for someone to offer compassionate support while you process these life events? I pride myself on holding space for others in life's hardest moments, and feel honored to watch my client's transform in ways they did not know were possible. I meet clients as they are and provide a safe space to reconnect with what they value and experiment with responding to the world around them more effectively.
Are you experiencing a major life change, such as divorce and relationship stress, career transition and burnout, caregiver/compassion fatigue, grief and loss, health/medical issues, or everyday life stress? Are you looking for someone to offer compassionate support while you process these life events? I pride myself on holding space for others in life's hardest moments, and feel honored to watch my client's transform in ways they did not know were possible. I meet clients as they are and provide a safe space to reconnect with what they value and experiment with responding to the world around them more effectively.
(941) 841-6822 View (941) 841-6822
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Beatriz De La Espriella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
Anxious, overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted. This is what it feels like to be constantly overthinking situations, which leave you feeling disconnected from your true self. Whether it's school, work or your relationships, you are feeling fearful, on edge, or irritable, no matter what you do. You might not even recall a time where things didn’t feel this way. What you do know is that you are searching for change and relief. You are ready to learn how to manage these difficult thoughts and emotions. You are ready to find joy, feel confident, and worry free. You are ready to focus on you.
Anxious, overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted. This is what it feels like to be constantly overthinking situations, which leave you feeling disconnected from your true self. Whether it's school, work or your relationships, you are feeling fearful, on edge, or irritable, no matter what you do. You might not even recall a time where things didn’t feel this way. What you do know is that you are searching for change and relief. You are ready to learn how to manage these difficult thoughts and emotions. You are ready to find joy, feel confident, and worry free. You are ready to focus on you.
(941) 876-5406 View (941) 876-5406
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David Koerner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPH
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
I did my undergraduate work at Boston University and received my Masters in Social Work and Public Health from the University of South Carolina. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW), for over 20 years. I draw upon a wide variety of lived experiences, from being a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic to serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. I work primarily with clients experiencing depression, anxiety and the effects of trauma.
I did my undergraduate work at Boston University and received my Masters in Social Work and Public Health from the University of South Carolina. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW), for over 20 years. I draw upon a wide variety of lived experiences, from being a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic to serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. I work primarily with clients experiencing depression, anxiety and the effects of trauma.
(941) 200-3124 View (941) 200-3124
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Gina M Cobb
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Have life's challenges left you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and alone? Does your life transition feel more like you're "stuck", stressed, and unsure what to do? I understand and value working as a team with you in a warm, professional, and safe setting that permits clients the freedom of unconditional acceptance, while exploring how to move forward in life by providing helpful insight and healthy functional tools that encourage restored and positive relationships. As a woman, mother, and grandmother, I have valuable life experience that enhances the counseling process by relating on a personal level to your concerns and unique needs.
Have life's challenges left you feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and alone? Does your life transition feel more like you're "stuck", stressed, and unsure what to do? I understand and value working as a team with you in a warm, professional, and safe setting that permits clients the freedom of unconditional acceptance, while exploring how to move forward in life by providing helpful insight and healthy functional tools that encourage restored and positive relationships. As a woman, mother, and grandmother, I have valuable life experience that enhances the counseling process by relating on a personal level to your concerns and unique needs.
(941) 220-0285 View (941) 220-0285
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Laura Guarino
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
Hello I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I received my master’s in psychology and mental health counseling from Marist College in Poughkeeie. NY. I have been practicing for 18 years. I work with clients ages 13 and above helping to manage trauma as well as other stressors from life and teach coping skills to not just manage symptoms but live the best version of the clients self.
Hello I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida. I received my master’s in psychology and mental health counseling from Marist College in Poughkeeie. NY. I have been practicing for 18 years. I work with clients ages 13 and above helping to manage trauma as well as other stressors from life and teach coping skills to not just manage symptoms but live the best version of the clients self.
(941) 203-3348 View (941) 203-3348
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Karen Hartfield - Fearless Heart Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
For both children and adults, challenges can create anxiety, frustration, depression, and the feeling there is no way out. I offer a place of safety and support where you can freely process emotions and thoughts, come to a deeper understanding of yourself, and find ways to get yourself unstuck. Together, we look at self-defeating patterns and seek to understand their source. It is my goal to connect with clients regardless of where they may be in their experience. I partner with and hold space for clients of all ages, assisting them in finding their own internal strength and discovering practical solutions to challenges they face.
For both children and adults, challenges can create anxiety, frustration, depression, and the feeling there is no way out. I offer a place of safety and support where you can freely process emotions and thoughts, come to a deeper understanding of yourself, and find ways to get yourself unstuck. Together, we look at self-defeating patterns and seek to understand their source. It is my goal to connect with clients regardless of where they may be in their experience. I partner with and hold space for clients of all ages, assisting them in finding their own internal strength and discovering practical solutions to challenges they face.
(941) 787-5045 View (941) 787-5045
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Jazmin Roberts
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Hello! My name is Jazmin Roberts and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than 10 years of experience as a clinician. I specialize in helping clients dealing with anxiety, stress, career related and health issues. I value a strong therapeutic connection and working relationship with her clients who wants to improve their lives. I like to work with each individual client to develop an effective treatment plan utilizing therapy, natural remedies, and nutrition and help manage your stressors so it does not feel so overwhelming.
Hello! My name is Jazmin Roberts and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with more than 10 years of experience as a clinician. I specialize in helping clients dealing with anxiety, stress, career related and health issues. I value a strong therapeutic connection and working relationship with her clients who wants to improve their lives. I like to work with each individual client to develop an effective treatment plan utilizing therapy, natural remedies, and nutrition and help manage your stressors so it does not feel so overwhelming.
(904) 605-5463 View (904) 605-5463
Full Health Journey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
You’re facing difficulty and looking for a meaningful and compassionate solution. Change is hard and you don’t have to go it alone. You may be coping with a major loss, adjusting to a medical diagnosis, embarking on a new opportunity, or entering a new phase of life. You may be struggling with lifestyle changes due to worsening health conditions, relocation to a new city, retiring from a successful career, starting a new job, or struggling to maintain relationships.
You’re facing difficulty and looking for a meaningful and compassionate solution. Change is hard and you don’t have to go it alone. You may be coping with a major loss, adjusting to a medical diagnosis, embarking on a new opportunity, or entering a new phase of life. You may be struggling with lifestyle changes due to worsening health conditions, relocation to a new city, retiring from a successful career, starting a new job, or struggling to maintain relationships.
(941) 304-4174 View (941) 304-4174
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Betterment Mental Health Counseling, Inc
Counselor, LMHC, EMDR, CPP
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
The goal of Betterment Mental Health Counseling, Inc will be to provide personalized and effective mental health counseling to those who are experiencing poor mental health, suffer from mental illness and/or negative lifestyle choices. We offer individual counseling, in person and virtually (via Zoom). We will be seeing clients by appointment only with evening and Saturday appointments available.
The goal of Betterment Mental Health Counseling, Inc will be to provide personalized and effective mental health counseling to those who are experiencing poor mental health, suffer from mental illness and/or negative lifestyle choices. We offer individual counseling, in person and virtually (via Zoom). We will be seeing clients by appointment only with evening and Saturday appointments available.
(941) 335-9536 View (941) 335-9536
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Carol Stearn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
I offer individual telehealth therapy, through a user-friendly, HIPAA compliant platform to adults and seniors. I accept Medicare, most commercial insurancesand out-of-pocket payment. I have more than 19 years of experience collaborating with clients to successfully address a variety of behavioral, relationship and challenging life issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, life transitions, substance abuse and infidelity. I utilize a number of therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue to be addressed, including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, self psychology, motivational interviewing and EMDR.
I offer individual telehealth therapy, through a user-friendly, HIPAA compliant platform to adults and seniors. I accept Medicare, most commercial insurancesand out-of-pocket payment. I have more than 19 years of experience collaborating with clients to successfully address a variety of behavioral, relationship and challenging life issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, life transitions, substance abuse and infidelity. I utilize a number of therapeutic modalities, depending on the issue to be addressed, including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, self psychology, motivational interviewing and EMDR.
(941) 202-5674 View (941) 202-5674
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Cosmic Warrior Wisdom, LLC
BCC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
Julie Clark is a Board-Certified Coach specializing in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Psychospiritual Coaching and Entheogenic Medicine Integration. Clients recovering from Narcissistic Abuse are guided to establish a solid and lasting inner identification with the Authentic Self, dissolving trauma-bonding patterns and restoring a healthy inner vibration. For those integrating Entheogenic Medicine Work, clients will decode and ground messages from their journeys to deepen the transformation process. All coaching incorporates Psychospiritual principles and is designed to efficiently evoke profound results that will not fade with time.
Julie Clark is a Board-Certified Coach specializing in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Psychospiritual Coaching and Entheogenic Medicine Integration. Clients recovering from Narcissistic Abuse are guided to establish a solid and lasting inner identification with the Authentic Self, dissolving trauma-bonding patterns and restoring a healthy inner vibration. For those integrating Entheogenic Medicine Work, clients will decode and ground messages from their journeys to deepen the transformation process. All coaching incorporates Psychospiritual principles and is designed to efficiently evoke profound results that will not fade with time.
(504) 814-7420 View (504) 814-7420
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Christine DiGangi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
ADULTS-We have all learned ways to survive this lifetime, including you. I know you are a survivor because you are reading this...but wouldn't life be better if you were thriving? Life can be overwhelming due to past events resurfacing, worry, anger, relationship issues, or difficult parent-child interactions. You can continue to survive these events...after all you've gotten this far, or you can learn to address these issues and ultimately thrive. I believe through the course of a positive relationship, therapeutic interventions, and a client's self determination, change can occur to help reach your goals.
ADULTS-We have all learned ways to survive this lifetime, including you. I know you are a survivor because you are reading this...but wouldn't life be better if you were thriving? Life can be overwhelming due to past events resurfacing, worry, anger, relationship issues, or difficult parent-child interactions. You can continue to survive these events...after all you've gotten this far, or you can learn to address these issues and ultimately thrive. I believe through the course of a positive relationship, therapeutic interventions, and a client's self determination, change can occur to help reach your goals.
(847) 423-8029 View (847) 423-8029
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Julia Flynn Counseling Psychology
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
I used to feel good just naturally on my own. Now I notice how I feel and it seems like I worry more, feel more sadness, more difficulty. I don't know what it is going on. I want to feel better, my relationships are less fulfilling; I feel like something needs to be changed. What is it? I am more sensitive too. I want to feel stronger, more confident and certain about myself. If any of these feelings are something you can relate to, you are looking in the right spot to do some self exploration and find some answers. Therapy is for everyone. Whether or not you have a 'diagnosis' it's normal to talk to a therapist about life areas.
I used to feel good just naturally on my own. Now I notice how I feel and it seems like I worry more, feel more sadness, more difficulty. I don't know what it is going on. I want to feel better, my relationships are less fulfilling; I feel like something needs to be changed. What is it? I am more sensitive too. I want to feel stronger, more confident and certain about myself. If any of these feelings are something you can relate to, you are looking in the right spot to do some self exploration and find some answers. Therapy is for everyone. Whether or not you have a 'diagnosis' it's normal to talk to a therapist about life areas.
(941) 269-2668 View (941) 269-2668
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Lisa R Richardson
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, IATP, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Venice, FL 34293  (Online Only)
As a Master's level Art Therapist, my practice incorporates the creative process with a Humanistic approach to help you develop healthy coping skills to manage emotions, moods, and behaviors. The union of art and psychology helps increase feelings of self-esteem and self-worth as you discover your strengths and life potential. When words are not enough, we use the creative process as a tool to facilitate exploration of beliefs, identifying the root cause of challenges that disrupt balance in daily functioning. In sessions, we will work in areas of mindfulness, identifying and establishing personal boundaries, and managing emotions.
As a Master's level Art Therapist, my practice incorporates the creative process with a Humanistic approach to help you develop healthy coping skills to manage emotions, moods, and behaviors. The union of art and psychology helps increase feelings of self-esteem and self-worth as you discover your strengths and life potential. When words are not enough, we use the creative process as a tool to facilitate exploration of beliefs, identifying the root cause of challenges that disrupt balance in daily functioning. In sessions, we will work in areas of mindfulness, identifying and establishing personal boundaries, and managing emotions.
(941) 876-5054 View (941) 876-5054
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Randy Walchle
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Venice, FL 34293
As manager of Fully Alive & Renewed LLC, I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing neuroscience and faith to address the emotional and psychological disruption formed in the mind which interferes with building and maintaining relationships. This neuroscience and faith approach addresses why and how to heal many of life's issues, like depression, loss, grief, conflict, divorce, and addictions. Heal the mind and experience a new life!
As manager of Fully Alive & Renewed LLC, I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy utilizing neuroscience and faith to address the emotional and psychological disruption formed in the mind which interferes with building and maintaining relationships. This neuroscience and faith approach addresses why and how to heal many of life's issues, like depression, loss, grief, conflict, divorce, and addictions. Heal the mind and experience a new life!
(941) 837-5620 View (941) 837-5620
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34293

40+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 34293 who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Coping Skills
78% Grief
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
70% Aetna
63% Optum

How Therapists in 34293 see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34293?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.