Therapists in Florence, AZ

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Kathy McCoy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified
Florence, AZ 85132
All of us have crisis points in our lives, times when it's hard to know what to do and where to turn. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, marital or relationship conflict, an estrangement from an adult child or other family member or grief over the loss of a beloved person or pet, I am here for you. My approach is gentle and down to earth. As a therapist, I provide a safe and caring place for you to express the full range of your thoughts and feelings as we work together toward realistic and sustainable life changes.
All of us have crisis points in our lives, times when it's hard to know what to do and where to turn. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, marital or relationship conflict, an estrangement from an adult child or other family member or grief over the loss of a beloved person or pet, I am here for you. My approach is gentle and down to earth. As a therapist, I provide a safe and caring place for you to express the full range of your thoughts and feelings as we work together toward realistic and sustainable life changes.
(520) 866-0021 View (520) 866-0021
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Jennifer Enders
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Florence, AZ 85132  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome, I offer therapy for individuals dealing with life's stressors, anxiety, depression, and anyone looking to heal and grow. I am trauma informed. I offer a supportive environment to help you. You deserve to feel seen and heard. I enjoy combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with other techniques as a framework for my therapeutic approach. I encourage meditation and mindfulness and have completed training as a Yoga instructor. I feel these are additional practices that can benefit you. I thoroughly enjoy helping clients find balance and presence in their daily lives! Hope to hear from you soon.
Hi there and welcome, I offer therapy for individuals dealing with life's stressors, anxiety, depression, and anyone looking to heal and grow. I am trauma informed. I offer a supportive environment to help you. You deserve to feel seen and heard. I enjoy combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with other techniques as a framework for my therapeutic approach. I encourage meditation and mindfulness and have completed training as a Yoga instructor. I feel these are additional practices that can benefit you. I thoroughly enjoy helping clients find balance and presence in their daily lives! Hope to hear from you soon.
(520) 346-6736 View (520) 346-6736
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Laurie King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, AZ 85132  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Clinical Social Worker working with adults on issues of depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, spirituality and substance abuse as well as other challenges. Call for your appointment today.
I am an experienced Clinical Social Worker working with adults on issues of depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, spirituality and substance abuse as well as other challenges. Call for your appointment today.
(520) 413-2764 View (520) 413-2764
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Sable Chanel Barney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Florence, AZ 85132
Not accepting new clients
Hello, My name is Sable Barney and I am so happy to be here with you as you journey towards recovery, self-discovery, and resilience. I have had the amazing opportunity to work with so many incredible individuals over the years and I am excited to work with you to help you meet your goals. I graduated with my Masters of Science in Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University and I have been working as a counselor since 2017. I specialize in a variety of therapy models including Therapeutic Art, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Equestrian Assisted Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Hello, My name is Sable Barney and I am so happy to be here with you as you journey towards recovery, self-discovery, and resilience. I have had the amazing opportunity to work with so many incredible individuals over the years and I am excited to work with you to help you meet your goals. I graduated with my Masters of Science in Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University and I have been working as a counselor since 2017. I specialize in a variety of therapy models including Therapeutic Art, Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, Equestrian Assisted Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(480) 331-6084 View (480) 331-6084
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Dana Russo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, AZ 85132  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients! Often in life, we don't feel seen or heard by the world around us. Therapy should be a space where you can explore your authentic self, or find the tools you need to self-actualize into that person. I work with adolescents, adults and older adults seeking individual treatment, focusing on trauma, mood disorders and anxiety, with other focuses on the LGBTQIA+ community, body liberation, kink, and CNM/open relationships. Through our work together, I hope to help you feel understood and better understand yourself.
Accepting new patients! Often in life, we don't feel seen or heard by the world around us. Therapy should be a space where you can explore your authentic self, or find the tools you need to self-actualize into that person. I work with adolescents, adults and older adults seeking individual treatment, focusing on trauma, mood disorders and anxiety, with other focuses on the LGBTQIA+ community, body liberation, kink, and CNM/open relationships. Through our work together, I hope to help you feel understood and better understand yourself.
(928) 437-0908 View (928) 437-0908
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Chelsey Lynn Rencher Liaga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BS Ed, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Florence, AZ 85132
Currently accepting new cash-pay clients! As a couples therapist, I help people improve their communication, overcome barriers to intimacy, recover from resentment, fall in love again, and so much more! If you're struggling with having healthy communication, dealing with trust issues, or feeling like something's missing between you, please know that you're not alone. My main goal is to help couples create a romantic, fun, and safe marriage so they can enjoy all the benefits of a secure relationship. If you want to stop feeling like roommates, and more like lovers, then reach out and schedule a free consultation today!
Currently accepting new cash-pay clients! As a couples therapist, I help people improve their communication, overcome barriers to intimacy, recover from resentment, fall in love again, and so much more! If you're struggling with having healthy communication, dealing with trust issues, or feeling like something's missing between you, please know that you're not alone. My main goal is to help couples create a romantic, fun, and safe marriage so they can enjoy all the benefits of a secure relationship. If you want to stop feeling like roommates, and more like lovers, then reach out and schedule a free consultation today!
(480) 571-9450 View (480) 571-9450
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Lynn Goodwin
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Florence, AZ 85132  (Online Only)
I offer online counseling for those who need convenience and flexibility. Life can be very challenging, painful, and confusing. Sometimes even more than we feel we can manage alone. All individuals are uniquely gifted, have immeasurable purpose and value, and are all deserving of emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness. I also believe that wellness is a lifelong journey filled with opportunities for healing and growth. We all have the raw materials for an authentic life but sometimes we need help figuring out what that means for us.
I offer online counseling for those who need convenience and flexibility. Life can be very challenging, painful, and confusing. Sometimes even more than we feel we can manage alone. All individuals are uniquely gifted, have immeasurable purpose and value, and are all deserving of emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness. I also believe that wellness is a lifelong journey filled with opportunities for healing and growth. We all have the raw materials for an authentic life but sometimes we need help figuring out what that means for us.
(480) 680-9526 View (480) 680-9526

Online Therapists

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Dr. Kerrey Bogardus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PsyD
Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Pain from the past or fear about the future might make it difficult to enjoy the present. If this describes you or a teen you care about, I want you to know there is hope. My name is Kerrey, and I'm glad you found my bio. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults who are striving to be their best selves. I practice therapy at Choose Health and Happiness Counseling in a comfortable, inviting space at the Scottsdale location on Shea Boulevard. Your story, your pain, and your collection of difficulties are unique to you. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy.
Pain from the past or fear about the future might make it difficult to enjoy the present. If this describes you or a teen you care about, I want you to know there is hope. My name is Kerrey, and I'm glad you found my bio. I enjoy working with teenagers and adults who are striving to be their best selves. I practice therapy at Choose Health and Happiness Counseling in a comfortable, inviting space at the Scottsdale location on Shea Boulevard. Your story, your pain, and your collection of difficulties are unique to you. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy.
(480) 933-5383 View (480) 933-5383
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Valerie Dawson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CHT
Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Life is very challenging! As you navigate this stressful world you may sometimes feel that your moods and behaviors are out of your control. While we were taught many subjects in school, we never had a class to learn effective strategies on how to manage our thoughts, feelings and actions. You're finding that your efforts to feel better on your own haven't been working for you. Some of the things that you’ve tried may have even made everything worse. Perhaps you feel bad that you can’t seem to get unstuck on your own. However, it’s not your fault, because you were never taught the skills you really needed!
Life is very challenging! As you navigate this stressful world you may sometimes feel that your moods and behaviors are out of your control. While we were taught many subjects in school, we never had a class to learn effective strategies on how to manage our thoughts, feelings and actions. You're finding that your efforts to feel better on your own haven't been working for you. Some of the things that you’ve tried may have even made everything worse. Perhaps you feel bad that you can’t seem to get unstuck on your own. However, it’s not your fault, because you were never taught the skills you really needed!
(480) 690-9748 View (480) 690-9748
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William Santos
Counselor, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tempe, AZ 85282
My passion includes helping with issues related to LGBTQ+, marital and premarital, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief, abuse and depression in all age groups. I also work with those suffering from eating disorders, dissociative disorders, impulse control, and personality, and thinking disorders. I enjoy helping clients learn coping skills, how to deal with school or work stress, and improving peer and intimate relationships. So whether you need life coaching, self-esteem building, guidance through life transitions or just a friendly face on your side, I’d love to meet you and help with your next breakthrough!
My passion includes helping with issues related to LGBTQ+, marital and premarital, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief, abuse and depression in all age groups. I also work with those suffering from eating disorders, dissociative disorders, impulse control, and personality, and thinking disorders. I enjoy helping clients learn coping skills, how to deal with school or work stress, and improving peer and intimate relationships. So whether you need life coaching, self-esteem building, guidance through life transitions or just a friendly face on your side, I’d love to meet you and help with your next breakthrough!
(480) 685-9016 View (480) 685-9016
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Traci Andes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RN, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Sometimes it seems like you’re just getting through each day and your sense of fulfillment in work and our personal life isn’t there anymore. There can be a sense that you’re losing focus on what initially excited and motivated you. You might find yourself leaning further than you’d like into things like drinking, fast food or YouTube binging to deal with this void or manage anxiety. It could be family and friends have suggested you seem to have less energy, are checked out, or are just sort of grouchy. And you’re reading this right now because you’re ready to do something about it!
Sometimes it seems like you’re just getting through each day and your sense of fulfillment in work and our personal life isn’t there anymore. There can be a sense that you’re losing focus on what initially excited and motivated you. You might find yourself leaning further than you’d like into things like drinking, fast food or YouTube binging to deal with this void or manage anxiety. It could be family and friends have suggested you seem to have less energy, are checked out, or are just sort of grouchy. And you’re reading this right now because you’re ready to do something about it!
(602) 926-7934 View (602) 926-7934
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Wen Chi Chien
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718  (Online Only)
Do you feel like a hamster on the wheel, no matter how you try, you just don't feel good enough? The truth is that "YOU are Powerful Beyond Measure!" All you need to do is to learn how to tap into your Inner Power! Being a psychotherapist and life coach for more than 25 years, I understand how you feel. I have helped thousands of people successfully recover from severe anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction.
Do you feel like a hamster on the wheel, no matter how you try, you just don't feel good enough? The truth is that "YOU are Powerful Beyond Measure!" All you need to do is to learn how to tap into your Inner Power! Being a psychotherapist and life coach for more than 25 years, I understand how you feel. I have helped thousands of people successfully recover from severe anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction.
(520) 438-7162 View (520) 438-7162
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Healing Hartze
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
EMDR, Evenings, Saturday and Sundays available! Now accepting new clients as well as AHCCCS plans, OSCAR, BCBS, Cigna, UHC, AETNA, and more. Hello and welcome to the beginning of your journey to better self-awareness, growth, and healing! My name is January Hartze, and my team and I are trained in several treatment modalities which allows us to blend elements from different theories and interventions to customize our approach based on your needs and goals. We use EMDR Therapy, DBT, and CBT among many other therapy modalities to address issues and difficulties that prevent a person from reaching their potential.
EMDR, Evenings, Saturday and Sundays available! Now accepting new clients as well as AHCCCS plans, OSCAR, BCBS, Cigna, UHC, AETNA, and more. Hello and welcome to the beginning of your journey to better self-awareness, growth, and healing! My name is January Hartze, and my team and I are trained in several treatment modalities which allows us to blend elements from different theories and interventions to customize our approach based on your needs and goals. We use EMDR Therapy, DBT, and CBT among many other therapy modalities to address issues and difficulties that prevent a person from reaching their potential.
(623) 303-9040 View (623) 303-9040
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John Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LAMFT, MAS-MFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Back to school can mean increased stress, especially for atypical learners. I work best with children that are having difficulty fitting into settings such as school, extracurricular activities, and/or even at home. I have had success working with children that have not been successful during past experiences with therapy, or are reluctant to participate. Our practice specializes in working with atypical development so I have experience working with clients that have been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and Autism as well as those that have been identified as being gifted.
Back to school can mean increased stress, especially for atypical learners. I work best with children that are having difficulty fitting into settings such as school, extracurricular activities, and/or even at home. I have had success working with children that have not been successful during past experiences with therapy, or are reluctant to participate. Our practice specializes in working with atypical development so I have experience working with clients that have been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, and Autism as well as those that have been identified as being gifted.
(480) 508-7571 View (480) 508-7571
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Laura Taylor Greenwood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Waitlist for new clients
**Unable to take new clients at this time. I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003. After high school I attended Chapman University and earned my Bachelor's in Psychology. Immediately after I went on to achieve my Master's in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Earlier experience centered around high-risk children, teens and families, as well as the seriously mentally ill (SMI) population. Since founding ACC in 2004, I have expanded my focus and training to work with youth, young adults, couples and families dealing with a myriad of mental health challenges and life transitions.
**Unable to take new clients at this time. I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003. After high school I attended Chapman University and earned my Bachelor's in Psychology. Immediately after I went on to achieve my Master's in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Earlier experience centered around high-risk children, teens and families, as well as the seriously mentally ill (SMI) population. Since founding ACC in 2004, I have expanded my focus and training to work with youth, young adults, couples and families dealing with a myriad of mental health challenges and life transitions.
(602) 900-9569 View (602) 900-9569
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Nicole Remington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Are you feeling like anxiety and depression are taking over your life, and all those unexpected twists and turns have left you feeling lost? Trust me, I get it. Life can throw some pretty crazy curveballs our way, leaving us stuck in a whirlwind of negative thoughts. Choosing therapy is a way of saying, "Hey, self, you matter!" It's about carving out time and space for yourself, where you can let it all out and find some positivity amidst the chaos. Together, we'll navigate these challenges with grace and resilience.
Are you feeling like anxiety and depression are taking over your life, and all those unexpected twists and turns have left you feeling lost? Trust me, I get it. Life can throw some pretty crazy curveballs our way, leaving us stuck in a whirlwind of negative thoughts. Choosing therapy is a way of saying, "Hey, self, you matter!" It's about carving out time and space for yourself, where you can let it all out and find some positivity amidst the chaos. Together, we'll navigate these challenges with grace and resilience.
(480) 847-9196 View (480) 847-9196
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Balanced Beings Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
I am an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Arizona and specialize in providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and families just like yours. My passion is to help children, families, and individuals experiencing relational or behavioral difficulties find healing and an increased sense of well-being. As a clinician, I focus on the development of the whole person. Often, my clients are excelling in certain areas of life, while struggling in other realms. My psychotherapy services aim to support persons in achieving a sense of balance in in all aspects of their lives.
I am an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Arizona and specialize in providing individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and families just like yours. My passion is to help children, families, and individuals experiencing relational or behavioral difficulties find healing and an increased sense of well-being. As a clinician, I focus on the development of the whole person. Often, my clients are excelling in certain areas of life, while struggling in other realms. My psychotherapy services aim to support persons in achieving a sense of balance in in all aspects of their lives.
(480) 573-6390 View (480) 573-6390
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McGady & Associates Psychological Services, PLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Glendale, AZ 85302
McGady and Associates Psychological Services (MAAPS) provides a variety of clinical, forensic, consultation, supervision, and training services to the greater phoenix area. Clinical services include individual, couples', family, and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Psychological evaluations are provided to assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment planning. MAAPS provides psychotherapy services from a variety of theoretical perspectives and modalities and selects the best approach that fits with the patient's needs, culture, background, and situation.
McGady and Associates Psychological Services (MAAPS) provides a variety of clinical, forensic, consultation, supervision, and training services to the greater phoenix area. Clinical services include individual, couples', family, and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Psychological evaluations are provided to assist with diagnostic clarification and treatment planning. MAAPS provides psychotherapy services from a variety of theoretical perspectives and modalities and selects the best approach that fits with the patient's needs, culture, background, and situation.
(602) 456-4817 View (602) 456-4817
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Jennifer Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Gilbert, AZ 85233
Are you worried all the time? I work with people who are worried all the time. Are you experiencing fear, stress, loss, trauma, depression, insecurity, relational struggles, and lack of joy? I work with people who experience the same. As a tele-health practitioner, I believe that connection, empathy, and compassion are integral factors in meeting the trials of daily life. I offer a safe, open, and affirming environment for healing and growth. I am here to help you walk through the challenges you are experiencing.
Are you worried all the time? I work with people who are worried all the time. Are you experiencing fear, stress, loss, trauma, depression, insecurity, relational struggles, and lack of joy? I work with people who experience the same. As a tele-health practitioner, I believe that connection, empathy, and compassion are integral factors in meeting the trials of daily life. I offer a safe, open, and affirming environment for healing and growth. I am here to help you walk through the challenges you are experiencing.
(602) 737-1164 View (602) 737-1164
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Seol Ki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Seol Ki is a LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) and bilingual therapist licensed through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Seol received a Master's Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Communication from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Seol Ki is a LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) and bilingual therapist licensed through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Seol received a Master's Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. in Communication from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
(480) 908-8425 View (480) 908-8425

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Number of Therapists in Florence, AZ

< 10

Therapists in Florence, AZ who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Women's Issues
86% Coping Skills
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
83% Aetna

How Therapists in Florence, AZ see their clients

57% Online Only
43% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Florence?

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.