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Dr. Ellen Chance
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
I am dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for women at every stage of life. Through holistic and evidence-based therapeutic methods, I empower women to prioritize their overall well-being. With a Ph.D. in Counseling and specialized training in perinatal mental health, my woman-centered services address challenges such as prenatal/postpartum adjustment, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, perinatal loss, grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, parenting, relationship issues, and life changes.
I am dedicated to fostering a supportive environment for women at every stage of life. Through holistic and evidence-based therapeutic methods, I empower women to prioritize their overall well-being. With a Ph.D. in Counseling and specialized training in perinatal mental health, my woman-centered services address challenges such as prenatal/postpartum adjustment, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth trauma, perinatal loss, grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, stress, burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, parenting, relationship issues, and life changes.
(772) 837-6100 View (772) 837-6100
Photo of Melissa A. Rowell, Counselor in 34994, FL
Melissa A. Rowell
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Hello, I am so glad you have found my page! I know it can be a little overwhelming as you scroll through all the counselor profiles searching for that perfect fit. As a licensed Christian counselor I work with many professional leaders in the community who are very successful in one area of their lives, but seem to struggle in other areas. Such as: personal relationships, anxiety management, stress, communication within the family, and trauma. They often feel stuck in negative patterns of interaction and desperately want to find relief. I am here to tell you that there is hope! You don’t have to struggle alone any longer!
Hello, I am so glad you have found my page! I know it can be a little overwhelming as you scroll through all the counselor profiles searching for that perfect fit. As a licensed Christian counselor I work with many professional leaders in the community who are very successful in one area of their lives, but seem to struggle in other areas. Such as: personal relationships, anxiety management, stress, communication within the family, and trauma. They often feel stuck in negative patterns of interaction and desperately want to find relief. I am here to tell you that there is hope! You don’t have to struggle alone any longer!
(772) 618-2761 View (772) 618-2761
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Crystal Kirshner
Counselor, LMHC, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Want to break a bad habit? Have healthier relationships? Stop running from racing thoughts or suppressing past traumas? We could all use help with dissolving feelings of stress, breaking toxic patterns, and negative core beliefs. I am here to talk you through when you feel disconnected, obsessive, shameful, codependent, anxious, and depressed. I see clients from many backgrounds for individual or couples counseling Many of us want to feel safe, connected, healthy, peaceful, self sufficient, and balanced. I help guide clients in connecting back to themselves and those around in a holistic & clinical approach. CCCounseling.info
Want to break a bad habit? Have healthier relationships? Stop running from racing thoughts or suppressing past traumas? We could all use help with dissolving feelings of stress, breaking toxic patterns, and negative core beliefs. I am here to talk you through when you feel disconnected, obsessive, shameful, codependent, anxious, and depressed. I see clients from many backgrounds for individual or couples counseling Many of us want to feel safe, connected, healthy, peaceful, self sufficient, and balanced. I help guide clients in connecting back to themselves and those around in a holistic & clinical approach. CCCounseling.info
(772) 277-2429 View (772) 277-2429
Brainard Hines
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, ATSA
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
I ave been in practice for more than,45 years, and specialize in mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Over that time, I have worked successfully with clients experiencing depression. anxiety, trauma and current relationship issues. I have have treated perpetrators and survivors of sexual abuse and clients with sexual addictions and compulsions as well as their partners .
I ave been in practice for more than,45 years, and specialize in mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Over that time, I have worked successfully with clients experiencing depression. anxiety, trauma and current relationship issues. I have have treated perpetrators and survivors of sexual abuse and clients with sexual addictions and compulsions as well as their partners .
(772) 362-1083 View (772) 362-1083
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Jane Statlander-Slote
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PsyD
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Healing is a relational process in which therapist and client begin a journey of discovering the self through the therapist's creation of a place the client feels felt, seen, safe, understood, soothed, and secure. A womb is created in the room of therapy. This is a recreation of the mother-infant bonding and positive attachment that was lacking or inadequate. In this client-therapist relationship, healing is achieved through playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy.
Healing is a relational process in which therapist and client begin a journey of discovering the self through the therapist's creation of a place the client feels felt, seen, safe, understood, soothed, and secure. A womb is created in the room of therapy. This is a recreation of the mother-infant bonding and positive attachment that was lacking or inadequate. In this client-therapist relationship, healing is achieved through playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy.
(772) 758-5137 View (772) 758-5137
Jo Ellen Dyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Not accepting new clients
Providing compassionate counseling for adolescents, adults, and seniors. I strive to meet people at their point of need and provide support, education and encouragement to enable clients to reach their full potential and experience a life of purpose, joy and contentment. I provide mental health counseling on an individual, family and group basis. I also provide case management services and referrals for my clients for additional services and to other professionals as needed. I am also available to provide consulting to businesses and organizations in the areas of morale, employee relations, creativity, and motivation.
Providing compassionate counseling for adolescents, adults, and seniors. I strive to meet people at their point of need and provide support, education and encouragement to enable clients to reach their full potential and experience a life of purpose, joy and contentment. I provide mental health counseling on an individual, family and group basis. I also provide case management services and referrals for my clients for additional services and to other professionals as needed. I am also available to provide consulting to businesses and organizations in the areas of morale, employee relations, creativity, and motivation.
(772) 228-2396 View (772) 228-2396
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Nova Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP, QS
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
If you find yourself feeling anxious, angry, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired I can assist with tools to help you alleviate some of these symptoms. Many times we feel so overwhelmed that we do not have or find the strength to cope. We struggle to find solutions to either manage our daily life or a major life event, and we feel that our world just crumbles. Sometimes we have family issues, struggle with boundaries, communication, and find no direction or drive to change our lives. If any of these issues sound familiar, I can help you find balance so that you can live life in a healthy and harmonious way.
If you find yourself feeling anxious, angry, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed, and tired I can assist with tools to help you alleviate some of these symptoms. Many times we feel so overwhelmed that we do not have or find the strength to cope. We struggle to find solutions to either manage our daily life or a major life event, and we feel that our world just crumbles. Sometimes we have family issues, struggle with boundaries, communication, and find no direction or drive to change our lives. If any of these issues sound familiar, I can help you find balance so that you can live life in a healthy and harmonious way.
(772) 291-1326 View (772) 291-1326
Photo of Dr. Alicia C Latty in 34994, FL
Dr. Alicia C Latty
PhD, MS
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Life is full of ups and downs but sometimes we all need help when those troubling moments become unbearable. If something has caught you to consider seeking help. There is no need to be afraid you are not alone. Millions of people have sought help from a therapist. Maybe you find yourself lashing out at the people you care about, or perhaps you have notice you've been feeling more anxious or nervous, feeling angry or lose. Is something missing in your life and you just don't know what it is? Do you just need someone to talk to?
Life is full of ups and downs but sometimes we all need help when those troubling moments become unbearable. If something has caught you to consider seeking help. There is no need to be afraid you are not alone. Millions of people have sought help from a therapist. Maybe you find yourself lashing out at the people you care about, or perhaps you have notice you've been feeling more anxious or nervous, feeling angry or lose. Is something missing in your life and you just don't know what it is? Do you just need someone to talk to?
(772) 206-3424 View (772) 206-3424
Photo of Suely Tedeschi Croy, Counselor in 34994, FL
Suely Tedeschi Croy
Counselor, MS, LMHC, PhD
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
You can work through issues with a trusted, skilled and compassionate professional, in a safe, comfortable and distraction-free place. Your life may have layers of conflicts, suffering, faulty perception or maladapted behavior, but nothing is impossible for those who seek help. My approach to counseling encourages and supports you to discover, through self-knowledge, your own process for a sustainable self-empowerment, balance, and joy.
You can work through issues with a trusted, skilled and compassionate professional, in a safe, comfortable and distraction-free place. Your life may have layers of conflicts, suffering, faulty perception or maladapted behavior, but nothing is impossible for those who seek help. My approach to counseling encourages and supports you to discover, through self-knowledge, your own process for a sustainable self-empowerment, balance, and joy.
(772) 291-1719 View (772) 291-1719
Photo of Lori Nelson LMHC Inc., Counselor in 34994, FL
Lori Nelson LMHC Inc.
Counselor, MA, EdS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Your well-being is my ultimate concern. I'm here to help you find balance from the struggles of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship problems. Emotions can be tortuous and our emotional lives often spiral out of control as internal pressures build up. Life has ups and downs and when you experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon to feel like your life is falling apart. I am devoted to guiding you in healing change so you can restore meaning, purpose, and connection back into your life. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself. Time to experience transformative change
Your well-being is my ultimate concern. I'm here to help you find balance from the struggles of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship problems. Emotions can be tortuous and our emotional lives often spiral out of control as internal pressures build up. Life has ups and downs and when you experience severe life stressors, it is not uncommon to feel like your life is falling apart. I am devoted to guiding you in healing change so you can restore meaning, purpose, and connection back into your life. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself. Time to experience transformative change
(772) 291-5986 View (772) 291-5986
Photo of Good Faith Counseling, LLC, Counselor in 34994, FL
Good Faith Counseling, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
No matter what you're experiencing, there is a way through. You are not alone. I'll listen (REALLY listen) and support you as you work toward whatever goal you choose for yourself or your child. My style is warm and caring, with unconditional positive regard for all clients. Although I've worked most of my career with youth (and still LOVE it), I've discovered that I also enjoy supporting parents and helping adult clients work though some of life's challenges so they can get back to living their best lives. Also, I have a passion for Christian counseling, which I offer upon request. I believe that nothing is impossible with God!
No matter what you're experiencing, there is a way through. You are not alone. I'll listen (REALLY listen) and support you as you work toward whatever goal you choose for yourself or your child. My style is warm and caring, with unconditional positive regard for all clients. Although I've worked most of my career with youth (and still LOVE it), I've discovered that I also enjoy supporting parents and helping adult clients work though some of life's challenges so they can get back to living their best lives. Also, I have a passion for Christian counseling, which I offer upon request. I believe that nothing is impossible with God!
(772) 672-3086 View (772) 672-3086
Photo of Dr. Laura Goldman, Psychologist in 34994, FL
Dr. Laura Goldman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Licensed Psychologist specializing in evaluations to assess for autism, learning disorders, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and emotional conditions. Experienced in administering the ADOS-2 for autism evaluations with children and adults. Currently offering testing services and in-person therapy appointments in my Stuart office. Telehealth services also available.
Licensed Psychologist specializing in evaluations to assess for autism, learning disorders, ADHD, behavioral disorders, and emotional conditions. Experienced in administering the ADOS-2 for autism evaluations with children and adults. Currently offering testing services and in-person therapy appointments in my Stuart office. Telehealth services also available.
(772) 242-9950 View (772) 242-9950
Photo of Jalyssa Cardell, Counselor in 34994, FL
Jalyssa Cardell
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Not accepting new clients
Do you have excessive worry, fear, or anxiety that are affecting your everyday life? I have helped many people overcome and learn to cope with these daily challenges. I specialize in working with people who have a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorders. I have experience working with both groups and individuals of all ages.
Do you have excessive worry, fear, or anxiety that are affecting your everyday life? I have helped many people overcome and learn to cope with these daily challenges. I specialize in working with people who have a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, and borderline personality disorders. I have experience working with both groups and individuals of all ages.
(772) 291-5114 View (772) 291-5114
Photo of Sherry Satchell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34994, FL
Sherry Satchell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
I have experience in treating major mental illnesses; the challeneges and stresses of every day life; difficulty with regulating emotions; problems with anger management and coping skills; and other emotional/behavioral concerns resulting in difficult interpersonal relationships and life functioning. My "passion" is to assist men, women, children, couples, and families navigate and heal from trauma as a certified professional. I utilize a blend of reality-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, DBT, art and EMDR for individuals and groups as approaches in treatment. Let's work together to achieve your goals and well-being!
I have experience in treating major mental illnesses; the challeneges and stresses of every day life; difficulty with regulating emotions; problems with anger management and coping skills; and other emotional/behavioral concerns resulting in difficult interpersonal relationships and life functioning. My "passion" is to assist men, women, children, couples, and families navigate and heal from trauma as a certified professional. I utilize a blend of reality-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, DBT, art and EMDR for individuals and groups as approaches in treatment. Let's work together to achieve your goals and well-being!
(772) 758-7319 View (772) 758-7319
Photo of Paula H Hamill, Counselor in 34994, FL
Paula H Hamill
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Anxious, hopeless, helpless, lack of energy and motivation, overwhelming thoughts... this may be more days than you care to admit. You are hurting, exhausted and at the point where it is time to make some changes, but... the question of "how" remains. It's a difficult step to seek out help when experiencing painful times or issues, but step one is now done since you searched for a Therapist. Let's take control away from anxiety, stress, panic, fears, depressed thoughts and feelings or painful memories.
Anxious, hopeless, helpless, lack of energy and motivation, overwhelming thoughts... this may be more days than you care to admit. You are hurting, exhausted and at the point where it is time to make some changes, but... the question of "how" remains. It's a difficult step to seek out help when experiencing painful times or issues, but step one is now done since you searched for a Therapist. Let's take control away from anxiety, stress, panic, fears, depressed thoughts and feelings or painful memories.
(772) 675-4293 View (772) 675-4293
Photo of Savannah Fulford, Counselor in 34994, FL
Savannah Fulford
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Have things been difficult lately? Do these sound like thoughts you may have? "I've been overwhelmed with anxiety; I don't know what steps to take to feel better." "Things from my past creep up and take ahold of me; I have no control over my thoughts and feelings and it's scary." "Someone close to me passed away and I'm in this uncomfortable place of not knowing how to be okay after what's happened." If any of these thoughts sound similar, I'm here to help. My name is Savannah. I am an anxiety, grief, and trauma therapist. I help teens/adults overcome feelings of stuckness to live a life of peace, clarity, and freedom.
Have things been difficult lately? Do these sound like thoughts you may have? "I've been overwhelmed with anxiety; I don't know what steps to take to feel better." "Things from my past creep up and take ahold of me; I have no control over my thoughts and feelings and it's scary." "Someone close to me passed away and I'm in this uncomfortable place of not knowing how to be okay after what's happened." If any of these thoughts sound similar, I'm here to help. My name is Savannah. I am an anxiety, grief, and trauma therapist. I help teens/adults overcome feelings of stuckness to live a life of peace, clarity, and freedom.
(772) 281-5458 View (772) 281-5458
Photo of Tara Pinnacoli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34994, FL
Tara Pinnacoli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Stuart, FL 34994
Not accepting new clients
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work predominately with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, complicated bereavement, and other mental/behavioral health challenges such as low self esteem, relationship or social issues, self-harm, and outbursts of anger. Much of my experience as a therapist has been focused on helping individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder or who have experienced traumatic, confusing, or stressful life events, such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, death of a loved one, divorce, a medical trauma, or exposure to war/violence.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I work predominately with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, complicated bereavement, and other mental/behavioral health challenges such as low self esteem, relationship or social issues, self-harm, and outbursts of anger. Much of my experience as a therapist has been focused on helping individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder or who have experienced traumatic, confusing, or stressful life events, such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, death of a loved one, divorce, a medical trauma, or exposure to war/violence.
(772) 413-0246 View (772) 413-0246
Photo of Stephanie Duncan, Marriage & Family Therapist in 34994, FL
Stephanie Duncan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994  (Online Only)
I take a highly interactive, empowering, and collaborative approach to therapy and use warmth and humor to maximize our therapeutic relationship. My goal is to walk alongside you in your healing while addressing the frustrating or repetitive behaviors, emotional wounds, or cycles that have previously held you back. Together, we will develop greater insight regarding any thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have affected your overall wellbeing. I believe that you already possess all that you need to heal, but often professional guidance and support is needed in order to move forward and live your life to the fullest potential.
I take a highly interactive, empowering, and collaborative approach to therapy and use warmth and humor to maximize our therapeutic relationship. My goal is to walk alongside you in your healing while addressing the frustrating or repetitive behaviors, emotional wounds, or cycles that have previously held you back. Together, we will develop greater insight regarding any thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that have affected your overall wellbeing. I believe that you already possess all that you need to heal, but often professional guidance and support is needed in order to move forward and live your life to the fullest potential.
(772) 732-3678 View (772) 732-3678
Photo of Rosie Buzatu- Anxiety Depression Grief Trauma in 34994, FL
Rosie Buzatu- Anxiety Depression Grief Trauma
MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994
Have you experienced loss and are finding it difficult to move beyond grief? Do you feel nervous frequently or doubt yourself? Are you struggling with feelings of lethargy or poor self-esteem? Have you experienced a panic attack? In therapy you can learn self-care and coping skills. You will build tools that you can start applying right away in everyday life to feel more invigorated, more confident, calmer, and more centered. You can embrace freedom and hope. You can learn to remember your loss without being trapped by grief. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to being part of your healing journey.
Have you experienced loss and are finding it difficult to move beyond grief? Do you feel nervous frequently or doubt yourself? Are you struggling with feelings of lethargy or poor self-esteem? Have you experienced a panic attack? In therapy you can learn self-care and coping skills. You will build tools that you can start applying right away in everyday life to feel more invigorated, more confident, calmer, and more centered. You can embrace freedom and hope. You can learn to remember your loss without being trapped by grief. Contact me via phone, text, or email. I am looking forward to being part of your healing journey.
(772) 247-3010 View (772) 247-3010
Photo of Dr. Diane Benfield, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 34994, FL
Dr. Diane Benfield
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stuart, FL 34994  (Online Only)
Do you or someone you love have cancer? This isn't the life you planned for. Every priority you had changed in an instant. Perhaps you are feeling a flood of shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion, anxiety, and depression. It is hard to talk with friends and family members. Many just don't understand what you're going through. You feel you need to be strong all the time - to guard everyone from how you really feel. You don't know what to do. Sadly, friends drift away. Scans, biopsies, labs, and treatments are relentless, and you fear it may come back one day.
Do you or someone you love have cancer? This isn't the life you planned for. Every priority you had changed in an instant. Perhaps you are feeling a flood of shock, sadness, fear, anger, confusion, anxiety, and depression. It is hard to talk with friends and family members. Many just don't understand what you're going through. You feel you need to be strong all the time - to guard everyone from how you really feel. You don't know what to do. Sadly, friends drift away. Scans, biopsies, labs, and treatments are relentless, and you fear it may come back one day.
(772) 362-5105 View (772) 362-5105

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 34994

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in 34994 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Cigna and Evernorth
73% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Aetna

How Therapists in 34994 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 34994?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.