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Jane Arthur
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Relax, Understand, Let Go and Grow.....I am an LCSW with 25 years of experience. I enjoy helping you catch your balance, rise to the occasion and surprise your self with your own personal strength. Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Marriage, Parenting can all be very challenging. Together we work to bring the change you want. My focus is to increase your self-awareness and compassion. As you become kinder to you, unhelpful emotional patterns become visible and easier to release. Change comes in small steps, slow at first and success builds momentum.
Relax, Understand, Let Go and Grow.....I am an LCSW with 25 years of experience. I enjoy helping you catch your balance, rise to the occasion and surprise your self with your own personal strength. Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Marriage, Parenting can all be very challenging. Together we work to bring the change you want. My focus is to increase your self-awareness and compassion. As you become kinder to you, unhelpful emotional patterns become visible and easier to release. Change comes in small steps, slow at first and success builds momentum.
(813) 377-3670 View (813) 377-3670
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Alyssa Scott
Counselor, LMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Welcome to my profile :) Are you burned out from experiencing the same cycles and patterns in life? Are you searching for peace, joy, and fulfillment in life? If you are facing struggles, challenges, and concerns within yourself and/or in relationships with others, I am capable to collaborate with you through steps and stages in order for you to reconnect to the true you...the you that wants to be heard and activated to live purposefully.
Welcome to my profile :) Are you burned out from experiencing the same cycles and patterns in life? Are you searching for peace, joy, and fulfillment in life? If you are facing struggles, challenges, and concerns within yourself and/or in relationships with others, I am capable to collaborate with you through steps and stages in order for you to reconnect to the true you...the you that wants to be heard and activated to live purposefully.
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Rachel Gilmore
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help individuals embrace their empowerment. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy based counseling services, my commitment to helping implement change and identifying ways to meet expectations my clients set for themselves is the top priority.
My goal is to help individuals embrace their empowerment. Through cognitive-behavioral therapy based counseling services, my commitment to helping implement change and identifying ways to meet expectations my clients set for themselves is the top priority.
(813) 212-7698 View (813) 212-7698
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Holly Hintz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed all of the time? Are you struggling with moving forward? Sometimes in life we are faced with unique challenges, problematic relationships, burnout and instability. Perhaps you have tried to overcome these struggles before, without success. Whether it's in your relationship with others or in your relationship with yourself, I can help. I assist individuals in building the courage to face their fears and cope with overwhelming stress while providing a safe and welcoming environment.
Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed all of the time? Are you struggling with moving forward? Sometimes in life we are faced with unique challenges, problematic relationships, burnout and instability. Perhaps you have tried to overcome these struggles before, without success. Whether it's in your relationship with others or in your relationship with yourself, I can help. I assist individuals in building the courage to face their fears and cope with overwhelming stress while providing a safe and welcoming environment.
(352) 436-8472 View (352) 436-8472
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Mario Morano
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Who cares for the care takers? Over the years, working in high-intensity settings myself, I have learned that my true calling is providing therapy to those who care for others - Nurses, Doctors, Medical staff, Counselors, Social Workers, EMTs, Hospice staff, Teachers, Firefighters, Foster parents, 911 dispatchers, and really anyone in a high-stress role that the average person just can't understand. Many have told me that they find sessions with me to be "laid back yet highly effecive". Using telehealth, I have been able to keep my rates low. If you have been skeptical, or if past therapy hasn't worked, then please give me a call.
Who cares for the care takers? Over the years, working in high-intensity settings myself, I have learned that my true calling is providing therapy to those who care for others - Nurses, Doctors, Medical staff, Counselors, Social Workers, EMTs, Hospice staff, Teachers, Firefighters, Foster parents, 911 dispatchers, and really anyone in a high-stress role that the average person just can't understand. Many have told me that they find sessions with me to be "laid back yet highly effecive". Using telehealth, I have been able to keep my rates low. If you have been skeptical, or if past therapy hasn't worked, then please give me a call.
(727) 645-0869 View (727) 645-0869
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David Goguen
Counselor, LMHC, CCTS-I, CPRT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Do you want to feel more confident, more fulfilled, and more connected with yourself and with others? Do you want to treat yourself with more acceptance, compassion, and self-care? And, do you want to feel like you are living more grounded in the present moment? Sometimes, our past hurts and traumas can affect how we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us. They can affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions. And, they can cause us to act in ways that hurt the ones we love and go against our values, morals, and principles. We all want a life of meaning and purpose. I can help you achieve this.
Do you want to feel more confident, more fulfilled, and more connected with yourself and with others? Do you want to treat yourself with more acceptance, compassion, and self-care? And, do you want to feel like you are living more grounded in the present moment? Sometimes, our past hurts and traumas can affect how we see ourselves, other people, and the world around us. They can affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions. And, they can cause us to act in ways that hurt the ones we love and go against our values, morals, and principles. We all want a life of meaning and purpose. I can help you achieve this.
(813) 212-8251 View (813) 212-8251
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Maria Romanchak
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
I am thrilled to welcome people to therapy and to be a part of their journey toward healing and personal growth. Taking this step is a courageous and significant decision, and I am here to support them every step of the way. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2013 with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder field. I have extensive experience working with people with addiction, significant life stressors, familial issues and working with teens.
I am thrilled to welcome people to therapy and to be a part of their journey toward healing and personal growth. Taking this step is a courageous and significant decision, and I am here to support them every step of the way. I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2013 with over 15 years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder field. I have extensive experience working with people with addiction, significant life stressors, familial issues and working with teens.
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Joshua D. Velasco
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Life can be overwhelming, to the point where you can't seem to find out where you need to be. Maybe you know where you want to be but you're stuck. Have you been waiting for "things to get better eventually" and everything to fall into place? Life is confusing with the many paths to take, where you’re left wondering which path is the right one. Maybe you're just overwhelmed with the things on your plate and you need help through the trials you're facing. Are you ready to start feeling accomplished and motivated? Are you ready to build a life that matters? Are you ready to create balance in your life? Are you ready to begin anew?
Life can be overwhelming, to the point where you can't seem to find out where you need to be. Maybe you know where you want to be but you're stuck. Have you been waiting for "things to get better eventually" and everything to fall into place? Life is confusing with the many paths to take, where you’re left wondering which path is the right one. Maybe you're just overwhelmed with the things on your plate and you need help through the trials you're facing. Are you ready to start feeling accomplished and motivated? Are you ready to build a life that matters? Are you ready to create balance in your life? Are you ready to begin anew?
(813) 696-3623 x4 View (813) 696-3623 x4
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Lisa Baird
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
The Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I applaud and you for taking that first step to feeling happier and healthier. I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate their emotional well-being and find the path to personal growth and healing. I have had the honor of helping people from diverse backgrounds and stages of life to address the stress, depression and anxiety that comes with tackling life’s challenges – career transitions, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, communication issues, and social problems.
The Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I applaud and you for taking that first step to feeling happier and healthier. I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate their emotional well-being and find the path to personal growth and healing. I have had the honor of helping people from diverse backgrounds and stages of life to address the stress, depression and anxiety that comes with tackling life’s challenges – career transitions, parenting issues, relationship difficulties, communication issues, and social problems.
(813) 491-9278 View (813) 491-9278
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Vanessa Muir
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, in search of change, or trying to cope with unresolved trauma? It is difficult to ask for help but you don’t have to struggle with these issues alone. Therapy can help you work through your feelings and pain and help you heal. It takes courage to reach out for help but you can find happiness again.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship conflicts, in search of change, or trying to cope with unresolved trauma? It is difficult to ask for help but you don’t have to struggle with these issues alone. Therapy can help you work through your feelings and pain and help you heal. It takes courage to reach out for help but you can find happiness again.
(813) 756-8749 View (813) 756-8749
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Dr. Jessie Yanson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CRC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
THERAPY FOR ACHIEVERS- Do you constantly feel that everything must be done and done perfectly? You manage to complete tasks to the praise of others, but disservice to yourself. You constantly worry that you will let yourself or others down. You want to do everything you can to the best of your ability, but the burdens of all these things are becoming too much to bear. Perhaps even more difficult, you are beginning to notice these traits in your child. These feelings may be even further compounded by you or your child’s identity as a member of the disability community, caregiver community, or the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
THERAPY FOR ACHIEVERS- Do you constantly feel that everything must be done and done perfectly? You manage to complete tasks to the praise of others, but disservice to yourself. You constantly worry that you will let yourself or others down. You want to do everything you can to the best of your ability, but the burdens of all these things are becoming too much to bear. Perhaps even more difficult, you are beginning to notice these traits in your child. These feelings may be even further compounded by you or your child’s identity as a member of the disability community, caregiver community, or the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
(813) 212-0958 View (813) 212-0958
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Nicole Snure
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern , MEd, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Today’s chaotic world may seem overwhelming at times. Life’s stressors can make daily life feel heavy and hard to get through. My goal is to help you find positive solutions, meaning, and purpose in your life. I provide direct, compassionate, non-judgmental approaches that empower you to stay grounded, focused, validated, and achieve optimal mental health and wellness. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples to build or rebuild healthy relationships and communications.
Today’s chaotic world may seem overwhelming at times. Life’s stressors can make daily life feel heavy and hard to get through. My goal is to help you find positive solutions, meaning, and purpose in your life. I provide direct, compassionate, non-judgmental approaches that empower you to stay grounded, focused, validated, and achieve optimal mental health and wellness. I work with adolescents, adults, and couples to build or rebuild healthy relationships and communications.
(352) 758-3040 View (352) 758-3040
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Sheri Lee Lawrence
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
As a therapist my role is to help support and guide you to think outside of the box and embrace new ideas that promote change. I believe that you should be empowered by your therapist and feel a connection to be able to make a plan that works for your situation. I have 20 years of training in many modalities, most specifically, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. I also use yoga, meditation and breath work into sessions when asked and needed to promote mind/body balance. Please see my website where I was featured on the Morning Show in Tampa for the benefits of yoga and meditation in mental health.
As a therapist my role is to help support and guide you to think outside of the box and embrace new ideas that promote change. I believe that you should be empowered by your therapist and feel a connection to be able to make a plan that works for your situation. I have 20 years of training in many modalities, most specifically, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Family Systems. I also use yoga, meditation and breath work into sessions when asked and needed to promote mind/body balance. Please see my website where I was featured on the Morning Show in Tampa for the benefits of yoga and meditation in mental health.
(813) 773-0468 View (813) 773-0468
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Lawrence Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
My name is Lawrence Goldberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past 38 years I have worked in a variety of settings and have helped individuals with a number of concerns including adjusting to difficult or traumatic experiences. I work with adults adjusting to major life events such as divorce, career change, conflict at work, health challenges and those who have been through trauma.
My name is Lawrence Goldberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past 38 years I have worked in a variety of settings and have helped individuals with a number of concerns including adjusting to difficult or traumatic experiences. I work with adults adjusting to major life events such as divorce, career change, conflict at work, health challenges and those who have been through trauma.
(904) 775-7468 View (904) 775-7468
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Ruth Jean Jacques
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Hello, my name is Ruthie Jacques I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a strong background in working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a wealth of issues. I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I am simply a qualified friend who walks you through a myriad of issues. There is no such thing as an expert! I am here to help. I have been in the field for many years and have a wealth of experience and comfort working with family conflict, couple's issues, addiction, adolescents, and life transitions.
Hello, my name is Ruthie Jacques I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a strong background in working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with a wealth of issues. I believe that you are the expert in your own life. I am simply a qualified friend who walks you through a myriad of issues. There is no such thing as an expert! I am here to help. I have been in the field for many years and have a wealth of experience and comfort working with family conflict, couple's issues, addiction, adolescents, and life transitions.
(786) 982-8290 View (786) 982-8290
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Kelley J Zenchuk
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Life can be unpredictable, challenging, and overwhelming. Stressful experiences, both positive and negative, can manifest physiologically changing the way you feel about yourself and your life resulting in anxiety, fatigue, loss of energy, and even hopelessness about the future. Most everyone at some point could use some assistance in navigating through life's countless challenging events. With a little guidance and cognitive restructuring, together we can process these experiences and discover healthy coping skills to aid in regaining control of your life.
Life can be unpredictable, challenging, and overwhelming. Stressful experiences, both positive and negative, can manifest physiologically changing the way you feel about yourself and your life resulting in anxiety, fatigue, loss of energy, and even hopelessness about the future. Most everyone at some point could use some assistance in navigating through life's countless challenging events. With a little guidance and cognitive restructuring, together we can process these experiences and discover healthy coping skills to aid in regaining control of your life.
(727) 233-7938 View (727) 233-7938
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Valerie Siegman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
The quality of your relationships has a huge impact on your health and how you see yourself. You and your partner are locked in a cycle of conflict; experiencing and re experiencing the same painful pattern of distress. A new sense of felt security is possible. The power of your emotional bond can harnessed to create comfort and resilience to your relationship. Change takes courage, so thank yourself for reaching out and for taking this first step.
The quality of your relationships has a huge impact on your health and how you see yourself. You and your partner are locked in a cycle of conflict; experiencing and re experiencing the same painful pattern of distress. A new sense of felt security is possible. The power of your emotional bond can harnessed to create comfort and resilience to your relationship. Change takes courage, so thank yourself for reaching out and for taking this first step.
(813) 803-6485 View (813) 803-6485
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Sharie Fabregas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
*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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Kerri Timothy
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
Hi, I have been in the Mental Health field for over 30 years and have been counseling for over 12 years. I am very passionate about encouraging individuals through their own, unique journey of healing. Life is full of ups and downs and we all experience some degree of hardship and disappointment. Yet, there are times the hurt can become so intense it forces us to need extra support and guidance! I believe the counseling relationship should be built on trust, acceptance, respect and genuine concern. There is always hope and I am here to help you find it. You are worth it!
Hi, I have been in the Mental Health field for over 30 years and have been counseling for over 12 years. I am very passionate about encouraging individuals through their own, unique journey of healing. Life is full of ups and downs and we all experience some degree of hardship and disappointment. Yet, there are times the hurt can become so intense it forces us to need extra support and guidance! I believe the counseling relationship should be built on trust, acceptance, respect and genuine concern. There is always hope and I am here to help you find it. You are worth it!
(813) 501-6717 View (813) 501-6717
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Charles Rhodes
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Land O Lakes, FL 34639  (Online Only)
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals. I specialize in individual therapy, marital/couples therapy, family therapy, and parenting.
As a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist, my treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, I help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. I work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals. I specialize in individual therapy, marital/couples therapy, family therapy, and parenting.
(813) 358-2609 View (813) 358-2609
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Number of Therapists in 34639

40+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 34639 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
74% Relationship Issues
67% Stress
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Aetna
92% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
84% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in 34639 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34639?

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.