Photo of Lyanne Soto-Ramos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34741, FL
Lyanne Soto-Ramos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Have you ever felt like there is so much you want to talk about but don’t know where to start? Or that you have new stressors or anxieties that you want to explore to be able to continue going forward in life. Everyone has a different story and it is a privilege to be able to hear and be involved in every story. My name is Lyanne, my goal is to listen to better understand and help process what is going on in your life. The first step is wanting to talk about it. My hope is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship to be able to navigate this thing called life together.
Have you ever felt like there is so much you want to talk about but don’t know where to start? Or that you have new stressors or anxieties that you want to explore to be able to continue going forward in life. Everyone has a different story and it is a privilege to be able to hear and be involved in every story. My name is Lyanne, my goal is to listen to better understand and help process what is going on in your life. The first step is wanting to talk about it. My hope is to build a trusting therapeutic relationship to be able to navigate this thing called life together.
(689) 407-8740 View (689) 407-8740
Photo of Oniel Nicolas Rodriguez, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in 34741, FL
Oniel Nicolas Rodriguez
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Being a man, young adult, parent, and/or couple (especially when you're young) present a challenging set of dynamics. From expectations to societal pressures, the nature of being who you are (& what you deal with) can take tolls on your mental health. Trying to become the best 'you' gets challenged by all the turbulence that life throws at you by means of unexpected challenges, mistakes, and trials, all of which can rumble your purpose, your values, and your sense of self. If left unchecked or overlooked, these tolls can weigh heavy on you and can lead to feeling surrounded by storm clouds & less than the person you know you can be.
Being a man, young adult, parent, and/or couple (especially when you're young) present a challenging set of dynamics. From expectations to societal pressures, the nature of being who you are (& what you deal with) can take tolls on your mental health. Trying to become the best 'you' gets challenged by all the turbulence that life throws at you by means of unexpected challenges, mistakes, and trials, all of which can rumble your purpose, your values, and your sense of self. If left unchecked or overlooked, these tolls can weigh heavy on you and can lead to feeling surrounded by storm clouds & less than the person you know you can be.
(407) 842-8794 View (407) 842-8794
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Valerie R Perkins
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life, heal from past wounds, and grow as an individual? If you're seeking clarity, improved coping skills, and a path to a happier life, I'm here to help. Together, we'll work towards your goals and find the answers you're looking for. Whether you want better relationships, inner healing, or a deeper understanding of yourself, I'll provide a safe and caring space where you can explore, heal, and thrive. Your well-being is my priority, and I'm committed to supporting you through life's challenges, helping you discover your inner strength, and unlocking your true potential.
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life, heal from past wounds, and grow as an individual? If you're seeking clarity, improved coping skills, and a path to a happier life, I'm here to help. Together, we'll work towards your goals and find the answers you're looking for. Whether you want better relationships, inner healing, or a deeper understanding of yourself, I'll provide a safe and caring space where you can explore, heal, and thrive. Your well-being is my priority, and I'm committed to supporting you through life's challenges, helping you discover your inner strength, and unlocking your true potential.
(407) 559-7804 View (407) 559-7804
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Renewed Integrative Counseling
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
We invite you into a journey where you can heal from hurtful life experiences, strengthen self by developing effective coping skills, grow healthy relationships, and live each day with purpose!
We invite you into a journey where you can heal from hurtful life experiences, strengthen self by developing effective coping skills, grow healthy relationships, and live each day with purpose!
(813) 945-4101 View (813) 945-4101
Photo of Miriam Candelaria, Counselor in 34741, FL
Miriam Candelaria
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Interns with over 20 years of experience. I bring a broad base of experiences that include psychology, education, managerial, information technology awareness and criminal/legal investigations. My most recent experiences are working as a Therapist and Group Facilitator for Sexual Offenders under probation from the Department of Correction and Federal Courts. I also supervised mental health counseling students about to graduate with their master's degree and mental health counselor interns awaiting to be licensed.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Interns with over 20 years of experience. I bring a broad base of experiences that include psychology, education, managerial, information technology awareness and criminal/legal investigations. My most recent experiences are working as a Therapist and Group Facilitator for Sexual Offenders under probation from the Department of Correction and Federal Courts. I also supervised mental health counseling students about to graduate with their master's degree and mental health counselor interns awaiting to be licensed.
(689) 202-3671 View (689) 202-3671
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Crystal Sage
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
We all share a fundamental need to be seen, heard, and understood. Oftentimes, our pain becomes suffering when we struggle all alone in silence. An inner voice whispers the question: "What's wrong with me?" We're convinced that we are abnormal, unworthy, or broken. We seek false refuge in work, social media, food, sex, Netflix, etc. only to feel more emptiness and isolation. Growth requires that we become aware of the habitual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep us stuck.
We all share a fundamental need to be seen, heard, and understood. Oftentimes, our pain becomes suffering when we struggle all alone in silence. An inner voice whispers the question: "What's wrong with me?" We're convinced that we are abnormal, unworthy, or broken. We seek false refuge in work, social media, food, sex, Netflix, etc. only to feel more emptiness and isolation. Growth requires that we become aware of the habitual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that keep us stuck.
(863) 845-1087 View (863) 845-1087
Photo of Wendy Long, Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern in 34741, FL
Wendy Long
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Wendy Long is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern who earned a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Central Florida as a first-gen & non-traditional student. Wendy’s therapeutic approach is client-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused—with the goal of enabling her clients to thrive while living as their “best selves.” In her spare time, Wendy daydreams about beachside tiny-home living with her toothless pet cat, Jerry. An accomplished parent, she is most proud of raising two incredible humans & lifelong theme-park aficionados.
Wendy Long is a Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern who earned a Master of Clinical Social Work degree from the University of Central Florida as a first-gen & non-traditional student. Wendy’s therapeutic approach is client-centered, strengths-based, and solution-focused—with the goal of enabling her clients to thrive while living as their “best selves.” In her spare time, Wendy daydreams about beachside tiny-home living with her toothless pet cat, Jerry. An accomplished parent, she is most proud of raising two incredible humans & lifelong theme-park aficionados.
(321) 339-0872 View (321) 339-0872
Photo of Valerie Taylor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 34741, FL
Valerie Taylor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Do you feel like no matter what you do, things aren't going the way you'd like? Are you struggling to maintain healthy relationships, work and life in general? Is it hard to be kind and compassionate to yourself? I help clients manage depression, anxiety, and trauma. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you to where you would like to be. I also focus extensively to establish healthy relationships with family members, partners, children, and friends. I have experience working with adolescents and their family. I work with clients who are struggling with their faith as well as pastors and leaders.
Do you feel like no matter what you do, things aren't going the way you'd like? Are you struggling to maintain healthy relationships, work and life in general? Is it hard to be kind and compassionate to yourself? I help clients manage depression, anxiety, and trauma. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you to where you would like to be. I also focus extensively to establish healthy relationships with family members, partners, children, and friends. I have experience working with adolescents and their family. I work with clients who are struggling with their faith as well as pastors and leaders.
(407) 809-1542 View (407) 809-1542
Photo of Wanda Maldonado, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 34741, FL
Wanda Maldonado
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Wanda was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology. While living in Puerto Rico she had gained experience in private practice, The Department of Health and the Department of Correction. In 2009, Wanda relocated with her family to Orlando, Florida. Since then, she has been working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. With more than 28 years of experience in the field of psychology, her expertise has been providing therapy mostly to adults. Wanda is also a Certified Trauma Professional, working with Domestic Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Wanda was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology. While living in Puerto Rico she had gained experience in private practice, The Department of Health and the Department of Correction. In 2009, Wanda relocated with her family to Orlando, Florida. Since then, she has been working as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. With more than 28 years of experience in the field of psychology, her expertise has been providing therapy mostly to adults. Wanda is also a Certified Trauma Professional, working with Domestic Violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
(689) 220-6245 View (689) 220-6245
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Vickie Posey-Kerlin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Ms. Vickie Posey-Kerlin is a trusted and attentive psychotherapist practicing as a part of Florida Behavioral Health in Tampa, FL. She offers a variety of therapeutic services, including relationship counseling, grief counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples conflict resolution, and stress management. Ms. Posey-Kerlin received her bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her master's degree in human relations from the same institution. Ms. Posey-Kerlin is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients.
Ms. Vickie Posey-Kerlin is a trusted and attentive psychotherapist practicing as a part of Florida Behavioral Health in Tampa, FL. She offers a variety of therapeutic services, including relationship counseling, grief counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples conflict resolution, and stress management. Ms. Posey-Kerlin received her bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her master's degree in human relations from the same institution. Ms. Posey-Kerlin is uncompromising in her dedication to the well-being of her patients.
(813) 859-5797 View (813) 859-5797
Robert W Stewart PhD Facapp PA
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
I believe that teamwork is essential to effective treatment. You and I will work as a team to develop treatment goals and interventions best suited to your circumstances. We do offer in person and telehealth.
I believe that teamwork is essential to effective treatment. You and I will work as a team to develop treatment goals and interventions best suited to your circumstances. We do offer in person and telehealth.
(407) 871-6282 View (407) 871-6282
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Hope Behavioral Health
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Hope Behavioral Health provides individual, couples, family, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and trauma counseling to individuals, couples and families ages 3 and up. Our treatment modalities include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy, in addition to other modalities that would better fit your needs. We are also fluent in Spanish.
Hope Behavioral Health provides individual, couples, family, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and trauma counseling to individuals, couples and families ages 3 and up. Our treatment modalities include EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused therapy, in addition to other modalities that would better fit your needs. We are also fluent in Spanish.
(407) 543-0229 View (407) 543-0229
Photo of Michelle Marie Lloyd, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34741, FL
Michelle Marie Lloyd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Do you feel like you're being weighed down by your life's traumas and emotional wounding? Do you find yourself neglecting or withholding love and care from yourself and/or from loved ones or those around you? Do you experience a sense of disconnect and emptiness from self and the world around you? If so, I can help. At the Love Language Healing Center, LLC we believe that everyone has a right to live a life that is safe, balanced, sovereign, and prosperous. We also believe that as we identify and let go of emotional pain and fear, growth and healing are possible, and life can be fulfilling and lived to its highest potential.
Do you feel like you're being weighed down by your life's traumas and emotional wounding? Do you find yourself neglecting or withholding love and care from yourself and/or from loved ones or those around you? Do you experience a sense of disconnect and emptiness from self and the world around you? If so, I can help. At the Love Language Healing Center, LLC we believe that everyone has a right to live a life that is safe, balanced, sovereign, and prosperous. We also believe that as we identify and let go of emotional pain and fear, growth and healing are possible, and life can be fulfilling and lived to its highest potential.
(407) 214-0975 View (407) 214-0975
Photo of Tamara Saint Gilles, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34741, FL
Tamara Saint Gilles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself waking up feeling tired? Are you unable to focus or find it hard to get your day started? Is depression making it hard for you to complete everyday tasks such as showering, cooking, cleaning or spending quality time with loved ones? Is anxiety making it hard for you to complete your school work or tasks at work? Imagine waking up rested after a full night’s sleep, excited about a new project at work. Is your goal to feel equipped to handle the challenges life throws at you? If your answer is yes, then we should talk. I specialize in anxiety and depression while providing trauma-informed therapy with you in mind.
Do you find yourself waking up feeling tired? Are you unable to focus or find it hard to get your day started? Is depression making it hard for you to complete everyday tasks such as showering, cooking, cleaning or spending quality time with loved ones? Is anxiety making it hard for you to complete your school work or tasks at work? Imagine waking up rested after a full night’s sleep, excited about a new project at work. Is your goal to feel equipped to handle the challenges life throws at you? If your answer is yes, then we should talk. I specialize in anxiety and depression while providing trauma-informed therapy with you in mind.
(407) 603-3105 View (407) 603-3105
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Multilingual Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, RMHCI, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
We sometimes need a helping hand to mend our hearts ❤. My name is Dr. Aida Dorsainville and I’m the founder of the MPS Mental Health Clinic. Since 2012, our team of highly experienced professionals have helped hundreds of individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders as well as unexpected life-changing crises to get back on their feet. Given that in this world we must wear so many masks, our goal is to provide a non-judgmental, yet challenging atmosphere that allows for personal growth, while alleviating your symptoms and guiding you to recovery.
We sometimes need a helping hand to mend our hearts ❤. My name is Dr. Aida Dorsainville and I’m the founder of the MPS Mental Health Clinic. Since 2012, our team of highly experienced professionals have helped hundreds of individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, personality disorders as well as unexpected life-changing crises to get back on their feet. Given that in this world we must wear so many masks, our goal is to provide a non-judgmental, yet challenging atmosphere that allows for personal growth, while alleviating your symptoms and guiding you to recovery.
(954) 740-8418 View (954) 740-8418
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Luz Gomez-Casseres
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I work with adults seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, relationships, and difficulty adjusting to major life transitions. I offer online sessions via a secure HIPPA compliant platform. I am bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Ofrezco sesiones de psicoterapia online para adultos que buscan ayuda por problemas de ansiedad, depresión, estrés, autoestima, dificultad con relaciones interpersonales, y adaptación a cambios en la vida. Soy Latina y hablo Español
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of Pennsylvania, Florida, and Nevada with over 25 years of experience as a therapist. I work with adults seeking counseling for anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, relationships, and difficulty adjusting to major life transitions. I offer online sessions via a secure HIPPA compliant platform. I am bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Ofrezco sesiones de psicoterapia online para adultos que buscan ayuda por problemas de ansiedad, depresión, estrés, autoestima, dificultad con relaciones interpersonales, y adaptación a cambios en la vida. Soy Latina y hablo Español
(484) 207-5556 View (484) 207-5556
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Joyel Searight
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Joyel Searight is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and State of Florida Board approved clinical supervisor. Her therapeutic interventions experience spans more than a two decades in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Gender Specific Services for women and girls. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. She is currently taking clients from the ages of 18 years old - 55 years old.
Joyel Searight is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and State of Florida Board approved clinical supervisor. Her therapeutic interventions experience spans more than a two decades in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Gender Specific Services for women and girls. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR. She is currently taking clients from the ages of 18 years old - 55 years old.
(407) 979-8021 View (407) 979-8021
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Aida Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (Online Only)
I am a Bilingual clinician (English and Spanish) and I have a rich experience in direct clinical practice and clinical supervision. I have worked with people experiencing homelessness, at-risk young adults, and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. I hold an LCSW licensure and have training in evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing, problem solving treatment, Illness management recovery, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am forward-thinking, innovative, and dedicated to the social service and mental health fields.
I am a Bilingual clinician (English and Spanish) and I have a rich experience in direct clinical practice and clinical supervision. I have worked with people experiencing homelessness, at-risk young adults, and individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health disorders. I hold an LCSW licensure and have training in evidence-based practices such as motivational interviewing, problem solving treatment, Illness management recovery, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am forward-thinking, innovative, and dedicated to the social service and mental health fields.
(347) 996-2074 View (347) 996-2074
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Gina Gallo
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, BSC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Stepping into the journey of healing takes a lot of courage and I would be honored to have the opportunity to support you on this path. Together, we can explore your experiences and work towards understanding your unique goals, while developing tools that will help you achieve wholeness and restoration. With my experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I have helped people navigate through various issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, marital conflict, infidelity, separation and divorce, family strain, parenting, and significant life changes.
Stepping into the journey of healing takes a lot of courage and I would be honored to have the opportunity to support you on this path. Together, we can explore your experiences and work towards understanding your unique goals, while developing tools that will help you achieve wholeness and restoration. With my experience working with individuals, couples, and families, I have helped people navigate through various issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, marital conflict, infidelity, separation and divorce, family strain, parenting, and significant life changes.
(407) 720-8410 View (407) 720-8410
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Arthur Lee Bain
Counselor, CCLMHC, MCAP, CST
Verified Verified
Kissimmee, FL 34741  (Online Only)
My mission is to help those seeking to establish peace with in themselves; to live a life established on an unwavering foundation. All builders know that the integrity of the establishments they construct need an unwavering foundation to remain at rest; not moved by the wind, water or movement of the earth. Likewise we can live peaceably in a confluent state of rest, unshaken by the stress of life, fully enjoying who and what we are.
My mission is to help those seeking to establish peace with in themselves; to live a life established on an unwavering foundation. All builders know that the integrity of the establishments they construct need an unwavering foundation to remain at rest; not moved by the wind, water or movement of the earth. Likewise we can live peaceably in a confluent state of rest, unshaken by the stress of life, fully enjoying who and what we are.
(954) 874-8380 View (954) 874-8380

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34741

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in 34741 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Aetna
92% Cigna and Evernorth
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 34741 see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34741?

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.