Therapists in 34777

Photo of Dena Ford, Licensed Professional Counselor in 34777, FL
Dena Ford
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlisting new clients............. Feelings of panic and anxiety can be scary and constant racing thoughts of worry can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Finding a healthy balance of learning how to cope with these feelings and thoughts while maintaining a sense of freedom to live your life without the fear of panic attacks takes time, guidance, and support. Please allow me to help you find clarity through this process. As a therapist and educator, I understand that the cycle of chronic stress and a demanding schedule can feel like a heavy anchor weighing you down. I specialize in helping my clients cope with these heavy feelings.
Waitlisting new clients............. Feelings of panic and anxiety can be scary and constant racing thoughts of worry can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Finding a healthy balance of learning how to cope with these feelings and thoughts while maintaining a sense of freedom to live your life without the fear of panic attacks takes time, guidance, and support. Please allow me to help you find clarity through this process. As a therapist and educator, I understand that the cycle of chronic stress and a demanding schedule can feel like a heavy anchor weighing you down. I specialize in helping my clients cope with these heavy feelings.
(321) 339-1642 View (321) 339-1642
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Richard P. White
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Rick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC4187) and has over 27 years of professional counseling experience. He received his MA in Counseling from Rollins College in 1993 and his BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 1990. He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1995. Rick specializes in couples counseling as well as working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, treating anxiety and depression, addiction, and grief recovery. Rick has experience working in a variety of settings including private practice and inpatient.
Rick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC4187) and has over 27 years of professional counseling experience. He received his MA in Counseling from Rollins College in 1993 and his BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 1990. He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 1995. Rick specializes in couples counseling as well as working with adult survivors of childhood trauma, treating anxiety and depression, addiction, and grief recovery. Rick has experience working in a variety of settings including private practice and inpatient.
(407) 968-8055 View (407) 968-8055
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Joelle Bangsund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CMFSW
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Joelle Bangsund, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of therapy experience with children and adolescents. Joelle is a Certified Field Traumatologist through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and a member of the Florida Crisis Consortium.
Joelle Bangsund, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of therapy experience with children and adolescents. Joelle is a Certified Field Traumatologist through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and a member of the Florida Crisis Consortium.
(352) 234-4928 View (352) 234-4928
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Healing Wounds Healthcare, LLC
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC, BCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
At Healing Wounds Healthcare, we believe trauma is at the heart of most mental health concerns. Trauma is an emotional wound that can cause intense physical and psychological distress. Trauma survivors often feel alone and may feel like they are “damaged goods" - like hope is beyond reach. You are not alone. Healing is possible. Our mission is to provide clients with trauma-sensitive care from beginning to end, and our heart is to walk with you through your wellness journey.
At Healing Wounds Healthcare, we believe trauma is at the heart of most mental health concerns. Trauma is an emotional wound that can cause intense physical and psychological distress. Trauma survivors often feel alone and may feel like they are “damaged goods" - like hope is beyond reach. You are not alone. Healing is possible. Our mission is to provide clients with trauma-sensitive care from beginning to end, and our heart is to walk with you through your wellness journey.
(321) 204-1106 View (321) 204-1106
Photo of Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc, Psychologist in 34777, FL
Central Florida Psychological Consultants, Inc
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
I am Dr. Saunders, a Licensed Psychologist and Director of our practice. I have over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Forensic Psychology Services. My office, Central Florida Psychology, has a number of therapists that provide a wide range of services. We can help! Our office provides: * Psychological Evaluations, Counseling and therapy for Children and Adults * Comprehensive Neuro-psychological evaluations, tests and screenings. * Comprehensive forensic evaluations for competency, in criminal cases, and capacity, for civil or guardianship cases. * Parenting evaluations and tests.
I am Dr. Saunders, a Licensed Psychologist and Director of our practice. I have over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Forensic Psychology Services. My office, Central Florida Psychology, has a number of therapists that provide a wide range of services. We can help! Our office provides: * Psychological Evaluations, Counseling and therapy for Children and Adults * Comprehensive Neuro-psychological evaluations, tests and screenings. * Comprehensive forensic evaluations for competency, in criminal cases, and capacity, for civil or guardianship cases. * Parenting evaluations and tests.
(352) 234-3930 View (352) 234-3930
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Natalie Lewis
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MA-MFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
Relationships can be very fulfilling. Many strive to have meaningful relationships and positive connections in their lives. With the stress that comes with parenting, managing finances as well as past traumatic experiences, relationships can become overwhelming, dysfunctional and some times complicated. As a therapist, my goal will be to provide you with the tools and techniques essential to improving your relationships and enjoying your everyday life.
Relationships can be very fulfilling. Many strive to have meaningful relationships and positive connections in their lives. With the stress that comes with parenting, managing finances as well as past traumatic experiences, relationships can become overwhelming, dysfunctional and some times complicated. As a therapist, my goal will be to provide you with the tools and techniques essential to improving your relationships and enjoying your everyday life.
(352) 600-4438 View (352) 600-4438
Photo of Jillayna Adamson, Licensed Professional Counselor in 34777, FL
Jillayna Adamson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, feel stuck within the cycles of depression or anxiety, or are seeking greater fulfilment and authenticity in your life, therapy can empower you with tools, support and a confiding, trusting relationship. I truly believe that a therapeutic relationship created with the purpose of self-healing is a necessary and powerful framework from which a person can transform their lives. I believe in therapy, and I love what I do! I specialize in working with women and mothers, not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, the motherhood identity, parenting, relationships, sexuality, and life changes. I also specialize in working with teens that struggle with Depression, Anxiety and identity, including LGBTQIA and questioning/curious youth.
Whether you are struggling with a specific issue, feel stuck within the cycles of depression or anxiety, or are seeking greater fulfilment and authenticity in your life, therapy can empower you with tools, support and a confiding, trusting relationship. I truly believe that a therapeutic relationship created with the purpose of self-healing is a necessary and powerful framework from which a person can transform their lives. I believe in therapy, and I love what I do! I specialize in working with women and mothers, not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Postpartum Depression/Anxiety, the motherhood identity, parenting, relationships, sexuality, and life changes. I also specialize in working with teens that struggle with Depression, Anxiety and identity, including LGBTQIA and questioning/curious youth.
(314) 789-7507 View (314) 789-7507
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Mackenzie Moore
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
You are tired of seeing no results when it comes to your healing. Maybe you are an adult survivor of child abuse that wants to stop being weighed down your childhood. Or you feeling abandoned and worthless as a result of a difficult relationship. Or you are you struggling with anxiety that is hindering you from living. It has come to a point where you are tired of fighting and it is making it difficult to be happy in life. You are at a place where you want to start seeing results with your mental health instead of continuing to struggle. You want peace. I can help you get there.
You are tired of seeing no results when it comes to your healing. Maybe you are an adult survivor of child abuse that wants to stop being weighed down your childhood. Or you feeling abandoned and worthless as a result of a difficult relationship. Or you are you struggling with anxiety that is hindering you from living. It has come to a point where you are tired of fighting and it is making it difficult to be happy in life. You are at a place where you want to start seeing results with your mental health instead of continuing to struggle. You want peace. I can help you get there.
(407) 214-4093 View (407) 214-4093
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Let's Talk About
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Let's talk about it and free yourself from carrying the heaviness of so much. We all struggle in life and most likely we are trying to figure out our own. Nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of, life can get complicated you don't need to deal with it alone. Currently, we provide services via TeleHealth and in person. Our clinicians Michelle Asencio, Kaiza Canales, David Gomez & Breckin Crowley will be honored to be part of your journey. Sessions can be conducted in Spanish or English. Se habla Español!
Let's talk about it and free yourself from carrying the heaviness of so much. We all struggle in life and most likely we are trying to figure out our own. Nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed of, life can get complicated you don't need to deal with it alone. Currently, we provide services via TeleHealth and in person. Our clinicians Michelle Asencio, Kaiza Canales, David Gomez & Breckin Crowley will be honored to be part of your journey. Sessions can be conducted in Spanish or English. Se habla Español!
(352) 290-2113 View (352) 290-2113
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Ryan Roberts
Counselor, NCC, CCMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. To foster the therapeutic relationship I incorporate trust, respect, and authenticity into my work. I provide an open, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel at ease. My goal for my clients is two-fold. In the short term, I'd like to help clients get some relief and to ease some of the symptoms they may be experiencing. In the longer term, I hope to get to the bottom of the feelings, concerns and dilemmas that cause such symptoms.
I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is an essential part of the healing process. To foster the therapeutic relationship I incorporate trust, respect, and authenticity into my work. I provide an open, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment where my clients can feel at ease. My goal for my clients is two-fold. In the short term, I'd like to help clients get some relief and to ease some of the symptoms they may be experiencing. In the longer term, I hope to get to the bottom of the feelings, concerns and dilemmas that cause such symptoms.
(321) 450-9021 View (321) 450-9021
Photo of Rosario Toral, Pre-Licensed Professional in 34777, FL
Rosario Toral
Pre-Licensed Professional, CRPS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
As a dedicated Behavioral Health Professional, my journey is rooted in personal experiences with mental health challenges. I've worked closely with individuals facing similar struggles with mental health and addiction in various settings, from inpatient to outpatient facilities, my local community, or my hometown in the Philippines; my commitment extends across borders. I understand firsthand the daily psychological battles nearly one in eight people face, and my own struggles have fueled my life's mission to guide others on their healing journey.
As a dedicated Behavioral Health Professional, my journey is rooted in personal experiences with mental health challenges. I've worked closely with individuals facing similar struggles with mental health and addiction in various settings, from inpatient to outpatient facilities, my local community, or my hometown in the Philippines; my commitment extends across borders. I understand firsthand the daily psychological battles nearly one in eight people face, and my own struggles have fueled my life's mission to guide others on their healing journey.
(321) 334-3970 View (321) 334-3970
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Justin Philip Nelson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Sigmund Freud once said "A thing which has not been understood inevitably reappears; like an unlaid ghost, it cannot rest until the mystery has been solved and the spell broken." The unresolved in us resurfaces from within to be heard, to be seen, and understood. These parts of ourselves may communicate to us through anxiety, depression, stress, relational dysfunction, addictive patterns, or obsessions, or any number of distressing symptoms. Like ghosts, they haunt our present and try to design our future. But thankfully, they don't have to!
Sigmund Freud once said "A thing which has not been understood inevitably reappears; like an unlaid ghost, it cannot rest until the mystery has been solved and the spell broken." The unresolved in us resurfaces from within to be heard, to be seen, and understood. These parts of ourselves may communicate to us through anxiety, depression, stress, relational dysfunction, addictive patterns, or obsessions, or any number of distressing symptoms. Like ghosts, they haunt our present and try to design our future. But thankfully, they don't have to!
(352) 320-2381 View (352) 320-2381
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Treshonda Baucom
Counselor, EdD, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
It's almost been a year since Covid and you are still feeling stressed, overwhelmed, tired, and irritable. These feelings have probably been accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain, crying, shaking, and tense muscles. You're tired of feeling this way and have tried to return to your "normal" self but not seems to work. You thought it was just a phase and you would adapt to the many changes that 2020 has brought. This has affected areas of your life such as work, friendships, relationships, and academics. If this seems familiar then you may be experiencing anxiety.
It's almost been a year since Covid and you are still feeling stressed, overwhelmed, tired, and irritable. These feelings have probably been accompanied by physical symptoms such as chest pain, crying, shaking, and tense muscles. You're tired of feeling this way and have tried to return to your "normal" self but not seems to work. You thought it was just a phase and you would adapt to the many changes that 2020 has brought. This has affected areas of your life such as work, friendships, relationships, and academics. If this seems familiar then you may be experiencing anxiety.
(352) 600-4341 View (352) 600-4341
Photo of Robert Lee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34777, FL
Robert Lee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
Seeking to improve your current work/life balance, self-esteem, and overall mental stability day to day. You find balancing your professional career, personal relationships, and finances can be stressful and overwhelming. You may feel frustrated, scared, discouraged, or confused. Im here to help individuals overcome such issues. Through therapy addressing the circumstances and past experiences leading to these felling's, I create a safe place to allow individuals to move forward to transform into successful, empowered, and healthy individuals.
Seeking to improve your current work/life balance, self-esteem, and overall mental stability day to day. You find balancing your professional career, personal relationships, and finances can be stressful and overwhelming. You may feel frustrated, scared, discouraged, or confused. Im here to help individuals overcome such issues. Through therapy addressing the circumstances and past experiences leading to these felling's, I create a safe place to allow individuals to move forward to transform into successful, empowered, and healthy individuals.
(407) 676-7988 View (407) 676-7988
Photo of Katie Daniel, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34777, FL
Katie Daniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, APHSW-C
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
We never know what to expect from life, and sometimes the changes that come our way can be overwhelming. I commend you for taking the first step of reaching out for help, as we do not have to continue this journey alone. My style of therapy is warm and empowering, encouraging you to find the tools already within you to continue facing lifes challenges. My strengths lie in treating grief and health-related emotional challenges, with experience in chronic illness, aging, and inevitable losses we all face in our lives. I utilize the treatment modalities of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dignity Therapy, and more.
We never know what to expect from life, and sometimes the changes that come our way can be overwhelming. I commend you for taking the first step of reaching out for help, as we do not have to continue this journey alone. My style of therapy is warm and empowering, encouraging you to find the tools already within you to continue facing lifes challenges. My strengths lie in treating grief and health-related emotional challenges, with experience in chronic illness, aging, and inevitable losses we all face in our lives. I utilize the treatment modalities of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dignity Therapy, and more.
(407) 449-8296 View (407) 449-8296
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Christine Stidem
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
Are you finding yourself struggling with life circumstances, anxiety, depression, or relationship problems? I can assist and link genetic factors that may be contributing to your difficulties.
Are you finding yourself struggling with life circumstances, anxiety, depression, or relationship problems? I can assist and link genetic factors that may be contributing to your difficulties.
(321) 541-4788 View (321) 541-4788
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Leslie Riccaboni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Leslie Riccaboni is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is positive, calming, and understanding. She provides treatment in counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Leslie specializes in children's trauma, co-parenting and family issues, women's health, and treats a wide variety of mental health and behavioral issues. I am here to help you find solutions, positive goal-focused outcomes, and healing by providing a safe environment and unique methods tailored to the individual and family system.
Leslie Riccaboni is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is positive, calming, and understanding. She provides treatment in counseling for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. Leslie specializes in children's trauma, co-parenting and family issues, women's health, and treats a wide variety of mental health and behavioral issues. I am here to help you find solutions, positive goal-focused outcomes, and healing by providing a safe environment and unique methods tailored to the individual and family system.
(352) 414-5802 View (352) 414-5802
Photo of Meadowbrook Counseling of Florida, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34777, FL
Meadowbrook Counseling of Florida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Winter Garden, FL 34777
Welcome to Meadowbrook Counseling, your sanctuary for healing and growth. We are dedicated to providing personalized therapy services tailored to treat trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more. Our skilled therapists use evidence-based approaches including EMDR, CBT, ACT, and Solution Focus, ensuring you receive the comprehensive care needed for lasting healing. We take pride in fostering a welcoming environment ensuring every client feels valued, understood, and empowered. At Meadowbrook, we are committed to helping you overcome challenges, enhance well-being, and transform your life.
Welcome to Meadowbrook Counseling, your sanctuary for healing and growth. We are dedicated to providing personalized therapy services tailored to treat trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and more. Our skilled therapists use evidence-based approaches including EMDR, CBT, ACT, and Solution Focus, ensuring you receive the comprehensive care needed for lasting healing. We take pride in fostering a welcoming environment ensuring every client feels valued, understood, and empowered. At Meadowbrook, we are committed to helping you overcome challenges, enhance well-being, and transform your life.
(321) 455-5446 View (321) 455-5446
Photo of Lawrence Flynn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34777, FL
Lawrence Flynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777  (Online Only)
Discover Your Full Potential: Embrace Healing, Personal Growth, and Happiness through Therapy. “95% of my client’s report feeling better after only their 1st session”! I always have free same day 15-minute phone or video introductory consultations available. I am an experienced and compassionate behavioral health and wellness therapist driven by an authentic desire to guide and support anyone facing challenging individual and or life difficulties.
Discover Your Full Potential: Embrace Healing, Personal Growth, and Happiness through Therapy. “95% of my client’s report feeling better after only their 1st session”! I always have free same day 15-minute phone or video introductory consultations available. I am an experienced and compassionate behavioral health and wellness therapist driven by an authentic desire to guide and support anyone facing challenging individual and or life difficulties.
(407) 589-9676 View (407) 589-9676
Photo of Jessica Perry, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34777, FL
Jessica Perry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Winter Garden, FL 34777
I believe everyone has the capability to heal themselves, some of us just need a little guidance or nudging in the right direction. It can be incredibly vulnerable reaching out to start your healing journey and it is my honor to be able to work alongside you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I am able to meet you exactly where you are, help you understand how your environment and the other areas of your life are impacting you, and help you not only resolve your current stressors but create lasting change through getting to the root of what is causing you pain.
I believe everyone has the capability to heal themselves, some of us just need a little guidance or nudging in the right direction. It can be incredibly vulnerable reaching out to start your healing journey and it is my honor to be able to work alongside you. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker I am able to meet you exactly where you are, help you understand how your environment and the other areas of your life are impacting you, and help you not only resolve your current stressors but create lasting change through getting to the root of what is causing you pain.
(407) 974-4435 View (407) 974-4435

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34777

20+

Average cost per session

$132

Therapists in 34777 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
79% Stress
75% Depression
71% Relationship Issues
71% Coping Skills
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
77% Cigna and Evernorth
68% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 34777 see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34777?

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.