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Monica Lamie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
It takes tremendous courage to seek support, so I welcome and applaud you for being here! Whether you are dealing with a difficult transition, have gone through a recent loss, or have been feeling lost, misunderstood, anxious, overwhelmed, or feeling like you are constantly walking over eggshells with your partner or your family, I am here to support you and create a space where you feel seen, heard, and understood. I guide people through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, relationship difficulties, trauma, racial and cultural identity, and more.
It takes tremendous courage to seek support, so I welcome and applaud you for being here! Whether you are dealing with a difficult transition, have gone through a recent loss, or have been feeling lost, misunderstood, anxious, overwhelmed, or feeling like you are constantly walking over eggshells with your partner or your family, I am here to support you and create a space where you feel seen, heard, and understood. I guide people through a range of issues including anxiety, depression, challenging life transitions, relationship difficulties, trauma, racial and cultural identity, and more.
(813) 670-2925 View (813) 670-2925
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Hold Me Tight (TM) Couples Workshop
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Thank you for considering our couples workshop called Hold Me Tight®, a program developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). During this workshop, you will learn from presentation, discussion, example videos, and personal exercises about how love goes wrong, and how you and your partner can make sense of the emotions in your relationship. You will also learn how to stop fighting and start connecting differently, how to heal past hurts, and how to create the relationship you’ve always wanted. Our next workshop is Saturday, September 14, 2024.
Thank you for considering our couples workshop called Hold Me Tight®, a program developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). During this workshop, you will learn from presentation, discussion, example videos, and personal exercises about how love goes wrong, and how you and your partner can make sense of the emotions in your relationship. You will also learn how to stop fighting and start connecting differently, how to heal past hurts, and how to create the relationship you’ve always wanted. Our next workshop is Saturday, September 14, 2024.
(813) 605-1048 View (813) 605-1048
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Nicole Alexander
Psychologist, PsyD, BCBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and the types of services I provide. I believe it is an honor and privilege to work alongside families as they navigate the many challenges that come along in life. I understand that changing behaviors and habits is incredibly challenging, therefore, I take a compassionate, down to earth, realistic approach that works for you and your family.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to get to know me and the types of services I provide. I believe it is an honor and privilege to work alongside families as they navigate the many challenges that come along in life. I understand that changing behaviors and habits is incredibly challenging, therefore, I take a compassionate, down to earth, realistic approach that works for you and your family.
(813) 669-2647 View (813) 669-2647
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Kelly Cavagnetto
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Kelly! Have you been feeling overwhelmed or stressed lately? Maybe you’re feeling down or just not yourself. Are you having trouble maintaining relationships at work or school? Having a hard time communicating with people closest to you? Maybe you’re just struggling to balance all that life is handing you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10+ years experience in working with providing support & counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families that are having a challenging time with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, and just everyday stress that we all have!
Hello, my name is Kelly! Have you been feeling overwhelmed or stressed lately? Maybe you’re feeling down or just not yourself. Are you having trouble maintaining relationships at work or school? Having a hard time communicating with people closest to you? Maybe you’re just struggling to balance all that life is handing you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10+ years experience in working with providing support & counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families that are having a challenging time with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, self-esteem, relationships, and just everyday stress that we all have!
(813) 669-5646 View (813) 669-5646
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Lauren Wolf Weber
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Reaching out for professional help is often a difficult step for most people to take. Making the needed changes in your life can be even harder without the right support. Finding a provider who cares, understands, and is there to help you when you need it most, is essential. I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to creating a non-judgmental, warm, and empathic environment, wherein positive life changes can be achieved. I take a patient-centered approach, attempting to understand your unique experiences and preferences. I offer individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, for adolescents, adults and geriatric populations.
Reaching out for professional help is often a difficult step for most people to take. Making the needed changes in your life can be even harder without the right support. Finding a provider who cares, understands, and is there to help you when you need it most, is essential. I am a licensed psychologist dedicated to creating a non-judgmental, warm, and empathic environment, wherein positive life changes can be achieved. I take a patient-centered approach, attempting to understand your unique experiences and preferences. I offer individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, for adolescents, adults and geriatric populations.
(813) 336-3241 View (813) 336-3241
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Tampa Bay Center for Psychological Health
MD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
I work intensively with my patients, meeting with each patient several days a week. With this frequency of sessions, and with a particular kind of listening that psychoanalysts are trained for, I can hear thoughts and feelings beyond the surface of the patient’s spoken comments, and this helps me help my patients identify unconscious forces from their past that are causing them to suffer. I am aware that psychological struggles take time to develop, and therefore it requires time and work to achieve desired changes. I offer a safe and confidential setting, where this work can take place, in privacy, and with respect.
I work intensively with my patients, meeting with each patient several days a week. With this frequency of sessions, and with a particular kind of listening that psychoanalysts are trained for, I can hear thoughts and feelings beyond the surface of the patient’s spoken comments, and this helps me help my patients identify unconscious forces from their past that are causing them to suffer. I am aware that psychological struggles take time to develop, and therefore it requires time and work to achieve desired changes. I offer a safe and confidential setting, where this work can take place, in privacy, and with respect.
(813) 285-7615 View (813) 285-7615
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Hege Riise
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Are you are realizing that the effects of past trauma, violence or abuse have left things a tangled mess? Are you struggling with how difficult experiences have affected your relationships? Or maybe you belong to a gender, sexual, or relationship minority (e.g., LGBTQ+, BDSM, kink) and are looking for an affirming provider to support you through whatever life has brought you? I look forward to supporting you in gaining the knowledge and skills to navigate whatever stressors life has brought you.
Are you are realizing that the effects of past trauma, violence or abuse have left things a tangled mess? Are you struggling with how difficult experiences have affected your relationships? Or maybe you belong to a gender, sexual, or relationship minority (e.g., LGBTQ+, BDSM, kink) and are looking for an affirming provider to support you through whatever life has brought you? I look forward to supporting you in gaining the knowledge and skills to navigate whatever stressors life has brought you.
(813) 437-4476 View (813) 437-4476
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Leighya J Richard
Counselor, MA, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
You look like you have it all together. In reality you are struggling to make it through the day. Feeling pressured to be everything to everybody? All the while, internally you are a mess. You've been through challenges in the past and normally you are able to work your way through and bounce back. But now, this has gone on longer than you hoped. Life as a mom is not what you expected. Leaving you feeling like a shell of your former self. Do you find yourself up at night worrying about what’s to come or replaying day? You know that change is needed and you are ready to take the next steps.
You look like you have it all together. In reality you are struggling to make it through the day. Feeling pressured to be everything to everybody? All the while, internally you are a mess. You've been through challenges in the past and normally you are able to work your way through and bounce back. But now, this has gone on longer than you hoped. Life as a mom is not what you expected. Leaving you feeling like a shell of your former self. Do you find yourself up at night worrying about what’s to come or replaying day? You know that change is needed and you are ready to take the next steps.
(407) 250-7710 View (407) 250-7710
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Dr. Michael Marks
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Marks practices general psychology with specialties in anxiety (e.g., trauma, PTSD, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, attachment anxiety, body dysmorphia), eating disorders, adjustment issues (e.g., life transitions, end-of-life, major injury, loss of purpose/meaning), depression, self-harm, suicidality, personality disorders, sleep problems, grief, and relationship issues. He has particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Marks also specializes in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and families.
Dr. Marks practices general psychology with specialties in anxiety (e.g., trauma, PTSD, OCD, panic attacks, phobias, attachment anxiety, body dysmorphia), eating disorders, adjustment issues (e.g., life transitions, end-of-life, major injury, loss of purpose/meaning), depression, self-harm, suicidality, personality disorders, sleep problems, grief, and relationship issues. He has particular expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Marks also specializes in Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and families.
(813) 686-6290 View (813) 686-6290
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Susan L Rarick
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
As a Licensed Psychologist I provide individual therapy and career assessment and counseling. My approach is warm, sensitive, empathic and interpersonally focused. My mission is to provide an emotionally safe environment in which people can self-explore, work toward solving their problems and experience a sense of growth. I help people develop personal, interpersonal, and professional insight, become more self-accepting, and build on their strengths. I am warm, "down to earth," and genuine with an ability to challenge when appropriate in a safe and supportive way.
As a Licensed Psychologist I provide individual therapy and career assessment and counseling. My approach is warm, sensitive, empathic and interpersonally focused. My mission is to provide an emotionally safe environment in which people can self-explore, work toward solving their problems and experience a sense of growth. I help people develop personal, interpersonal, and professional insight, become more self-accepting, and build on their strengths. I am warm, "down to earth," and genuine with an ability to challenge when appropriate in a safe and supportive way.
(813) 964-7729 View (813) 964-7729
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Jayme Nicole MacCullough
Pre-Licensed Professional, Jayme MacCullough, RSWI
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Are you a motivated individual with an unyielding dedication to your professional endeavors? Your dedication and persistence have propelled you to significant accomplishments, yet a sense of incompleteness lingers. Anxiety has become a constant companion, and achieving balance seems illusive. The relentless quest for perfection and the burden of being overwhelmed are impeding your ability to enjoy your successes and lead a balanced, satisfying life...
Are you a motivated individual with an unyielding dedication to your professional endeavors? Your dedication and persistence have propelled you to significant accomplishments, yet a sense of incompleteness lingers. Anxiety has become a constant companion, and achieving balance seems illusive. The relentless quest for perfection and the burden of being overwhelmed are impeding your ability to enjoy your successes and lead a balanced, satisfying life...
(813) 945-7615 View (813) 945-7615
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Sharie Fabregas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
*I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THE TIME* I work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficult thoughts, emotions, relationships or circumstances and who seek to increase meaning in life. I provide a kind, compassionate environment where you feel safe and motivated to work toward goals. My collaborative and nurturing approach integrates evidence-based cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal interventions within a context of awareness, connection and compassion towards self and others.My focus in treatment extends beyond alleviating symptoms to include fostering positive experiences such as love, joy and peace.
*I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THE TIME* I work with adolescents and adults who are struggling with difficult thoughts, emotions, relationships or circumstances and who seek to increase meaning in life. I provide a kind, compassionate environment where you feel safe and motivated to work toward goals. My collaborative and nurturing approach integrates evidence-based cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal interventions within a context of awareness, connection and compassion towards self and others.My focus in treatment extends beyond alleviating symptoms to include fostering positive experiences such as love, joy and peace.
(352) 292-0205 View (352) 292-0205
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Cahni Katana Hypnotherapy Expert
CCHt, CIHt
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Whatever issue my clients bring to their first session, 95% find complete resolution within three sessions — 100% experience significant relief after just one.
Whatever issue my clients bring to their first session, 95% find complete resolution within three sessions — 100% experience significant relief after just one.
(813) 440-3174 View (813) 440-3174
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Clemente Counseling & Life Coaching
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Challenges of daily living can lead to symptoms of anxiety or depression. Some time we can get stuck, and feel like the purpose in our lives is lost. Perhaps you are in a relationship or job that is unsatisfying, you are dealing with aging parents, or your kids are moving out, and you're ready for a change. Our Licensed Professional and Registered Interns are passionately committed to whatever your life story may be. Counseling will help you uncover whatever is blocking you from having a full rewarding life.
Challenges of daily living can lead to symptoms of anxiety or depression. Some time we can get stuck, and feel like the purpose in our lives is lost. Perhaps you are in a relationship or job that is unsatisfying, you are dealing with aging parents, or your kids are moving out, and you're ready for a change. Our Licensed Professional and Registered Interns are passionately committed to whatever your life story may be. Counseling will help you uncover whatever is blocking you from having a full rewarding life.
(813) 544-1585 View (813) 544-1585
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Zoe LaBarbera
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and what I can offer you as you seek to create the life you have been envisioning. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families overcome challenges and build strong, meaningful relationships. My approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep respect for each client’s unique journey. I specialize in working with issues involving depression, anxiety, relational discord, identity and purpose, adjustment and transition problems, grief and loss, trauma, and more.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and what I can offer you as you seek to create the life you have been envisioning. I am passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families overcome challenges and build strong, meaningful relationships. My approach is rooted in empathy, compassion, and a deep respect for each client’s unique journey. I specialize in working with issues involving depression, anxiety, relational discord, identity and purpose, adjustment and transition problems, grief and loss, trauma, and more.
(813) 607-4912 View (813) 607-4912
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Julia Dawoud | Harp Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Not accepting new clients
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and lost? Feeling like you have no sense of direction or purpose? Maybe you thought you knew what you wanted in life, but your fears and self-doubt have been taking over. Day after day, you wonder if tomorrow will be better but find yourself at a stand still, while time, and the world seem to be flying by while you watch from a distance. You often find yourself thinking: “What is the point of all this?” “I’m not capable of changing my circumstances.” These thoughts and feelings are so overwhelming, that every day tasks become a challenge.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed and lost? Feeling like you have no sense of direction or purpose? Maybe you thought you knew what you wanted in life, but your fears and self-doubt have been taking over. Day after day, you wonder if tomorrow will be better but find yourself at a stand still, while time, and the world seem to be flying by while you watch from a distance. You often find yourself thinking: “What is the point of all this?” “I’m not capable of changing my circumstances.” These thoughts and feelings are so overwhelming, that every day tasks become a challenge.
(813) 435-6652 View (813) 435-6652
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Toni Gorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638  (Online Only)
You’re looking in the mirror and you know something is missing. You don’t know how you got to this place, but you know you’re unhappy. You snap at your kids for being kids, at your partner for the same things that used to make you laugh. There’s guides for the engagement, the wedding and starting a family. Where’s the app for AFTER? You need someone to take a look from a different perspective, and help you have the hard conversation to find yourself and your relationship again. I can help you set goals individually and as a couple to guide you to a level of self-awareness to manage the obstacles of a relationship and life.
You’re looking in the mirror and you know something is missing. You don’t know how you got to this place, but you know you’re unhappy. You snap at your kids for being kids, at your partner for the same things that used to make you laugh. There’s guides for the engagement, the wedding and starting a family. Where’s the app for AFTER? You need someone to take a look from a different perspective, and help you have the hard conversation to find yourself and your relationship again. I can help you set goals individually and as a couple to guide you to a level of self-awareness to manage the obstacles of a relationship and life.
(813) 544-1388 View (813) 544-1388
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Nasrin Erfanian
Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
I am a Florida licensed psychologist and a board-certified behavior analyst. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1995, completed my residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center with special focus in Pediatric Psychology, Women’s Health, and medical issues impacting psychological states and vice versa. My academic training has had a special focus in behavioral and cognitive behavioral methods of evaluation and interventions. Also, I recently trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and basic EMDR therapy to address trauma with adults and youths. I have over 25 years of experience serving a wide range o issues
I am a Florida licensed psychologist and a board-certified behavior analyst. I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1995, completed my residency at University of Mississippi Medical Center with special focus in Pediatric Psychology, Women’s Health, and medical issues impacting psychological states and vice versa. My academic training has had a special focus in behavioral and cognitive behavioral methods of evaluation and interventions. Also, I recently trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and basic EMDR therapy to address trauma with adults and youths. I have over 25 years of experience serving a wide range o issues
(813) 686-6675 View (813) 686-6675
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David Alexander
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Thank you for taking the time to consider my professional services. Finding the right therapist is as much about experience as it is about fit. That is why I tell everyone I meet that our first session is not only a chance for me to get to know you, but also for you to get to know me. Having worked with individuals, couples, and families for over ten years, I have learned that life is hard enough as it is. You don't have to continue going it alone. We all could use a little extra help every once in a while, so why not reach out and see what we can accomplish together.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my professional services. Finding the right therapist is as much about experience as it is about fit. That is why I tell everyone I meet that our first session is not only a chance for me to get to know you, but also for you to get to know me. Having worked with individuals, couples, and families for over ten years, I have learned that life is hard enough as it is. You don't have to continue going it alone. We all could use a little extra help every once in a while, so why not reach out and see what we can accomplish together.
(813) 518-8292 View (813) 518-8292
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Janissa Robinson
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
The struggle to communicate your true feelings has become a silent battle as you hide behind an image you've meticulously constructed. You have caught yourself comparing your internal struggles to others' seemingly perfect external appearances. Finding yourself feeling disheartened, pouring time and effort into various aspects of your life, yet constantly feeling a sense of inadequacy. A realization that you may be slipping into familiar patterns of isolation, doubts, and fears.
The struggle to communicate your true feelings has become a silent battle as you hide behind an image you've meticulously constructed. You have caught yourself comparing your internal struggles to others' seemingly perfect external appearances. Finding yourself feeling disheartened, pouring time and effort into various aspects of your life, yet constantly feeling a sense of inadequacy. A realization that you may be slipping into familiar patterns of isolation, doubts, and fears.
(813) 590-5014 View (813) 590-5014

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34638

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in 34638 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
72% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
71% Self Esteem
67% Stress
65% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Cigna and Evernorth
77% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 34638 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34638?

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.