Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL

Photo of Jan Hamill, Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Altamonte Springs, FL
Jan Hamill, Psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714  (Online Only)
Are you feeling defeated? I am an experienced psychotherapist with 20 year's experience in mental health, addictions and life coaching. I provide a trusting and caring environment while assisting you find your inner peace and emotional wellness. Some of the areas I have expertise in include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, family issues, substance abuse, grief and loss. My therapy approaches include a mix of DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, Psychodynamic and Family Systems. I offer individual and couples therapy via telehealth. Please feel free to call me and briefly discuss your issues at 301-765-9475.
Are you feeling defeated? I am an experienced psychotherapist with 20 year's experience in mental health, addictions and life coaching. I provide a trusting and caring environment while assisting you find your inner peace and emotional wellness. Some of the areas I have expertise in include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bipolar disorder, family issues, substance abuse, grief and loss. My therapy approaches include a mix of DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, Psychodynamic and Family Systems. I offer individual and couples therapy via telehealth. Please feel free to call me and briefly discuss your issues at 301-765-9475.
(386) 649-2385 View (386) 649-2385
Photo of Mackenzie Moore, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Altamonte Springs, FL
Mackenzie Moore
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Are you an adult survivor of child abuse that wants to stop being weighed down by your childhood? Or you are you finding yourself always caring for others instead of yourself? Are you feeling abandoned and worthless as a result of a relationship with a narcissist? Are you part of the LGTBQ+ community that has suffered trauma just because of who you are? It has come to a point where you are tired of fighting and its making it difficult to be happy in life. You are at a place where you want to start healing from everything that you have been through and start living in peace with yourself. I want to help you get there.
Are you an adult survivor of child abuse that wants to stop being weighed down by your childhood? Or you are you finding yourself always caring for others instead of yourself? Are you feeling abandoned and worthless as a result of a relationship with a narcissist? Are you part of the LGTBQ+ community that has suffered trauma just because of who you are? It has come to a point where you are tired of fighting and its making it difficult to be happy in life. You are at a place where you want to start healing from everything that you have been through and start living in peace with yourself. I want to help you get there.
(407) 214-4093 View (407) 214-4093
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Dra. Edna Margarita Rodriguez
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, NCC, FFP
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
Todos atravesamos por problemas, situaciones o circunstancias individuales, en pareja, matrimoniales o familiares que nos retan. Estas vivencias tienen su propósito y ofrecen la oportunidad de fortalecernos como seres humanos. Con ayuda puedes descubrir tu potencial para enfrentar los retos y la búsqueda de nuevas alternativas para lidiar con ellos. Poseo grados de Maestría y Doctorado en el área de Consejería Profesional. Estoy Licenciada como Consejera Clínica en Salud Mental en el estado de la Florida y poseo certificación del National Board of Certified Counselors.
Todos atravesamos por problemas, situaciones o circunstancias individuales, en pareja, matrimoniales o familiares que nos retan. Estas vivencias tienen su propósito y ofrecen la oportunidad de fortalecernos como seres humanos. Con ayuda puedes descubrir tu potencial para enfrentar los retos y la búsqueda de nuevas alternativas para lidiar con ellos. Poseo grados de Maestría y Doctorado en el área de Consejería Profesional. Estoy Licenciada como Consejera Clínica en Salud Mental en el estado de la Florida y poseo certificación del National Board of Certified Counselors.
(407) 955-5416 View (407) 955-5416
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Luz Estrella
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
For more than 10 years, I have helped my clients to successfully regulate emotions, and overcome depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences. I can help you discover how these issues are sabotaging your happiness and peace. You may find that your motivation is poor or feel overwhelmed and stressed out by all your responsibilities. You may have grown irritable or sad, your relationships may be suffering. But in therapy, you will find the space and the tools to change that around. We will establish a route of self-actualization unique to you and your journey.
For more than 10 years, I have helped my clients to successfully regulate emotions, and overcome depression, anxiety, and traumatic experiences. I can help you discover how these issues are sabotaging your happiness and peace. You may find that your motivation is poor or feel overwhelmed and stressed out by all your responsibilities. You may have grown irritable or sad, your relationships may be suffering. But in therapy, you will find the space and the tools to change that around. We will establish a route of self-actualization unique to you and your journey.
(689) 210-5375 View (689) 210-5375
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Carol Watler
Counselor, MA, MDiv, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714  (Online Only)
Hope for Tomorrow is a private counseling office fully committed to providing each client with effective psychotherapy treatment strengthened by faith, encouraged by hope and inspired by love. Hope for Tomorrow treats each person as an individual rather than an insurance billing code which allows a client to see results in months rather than years.
Hope for Tomorrow is a private counseling office fully committed to providing each client with effective psychotherapy treatment strengthened by faith, encouraged by hope and inspired by love. Hope for Tomorrow treats each person as an individual rather than an insurance billing code which allows a client to see results in months rather than years.
(407) 378-3201 View (407) 378-3201
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Joe Hawkins
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
We all want a life full of meaning and joy, where we're free to be ourselves and be happy, but a lot of us struggle to have that experience. It can often feel like we're barely hanging on, just trying to make it through the day. We can find that we just can't seem to feel happy/fulfilled, that we can't seem to connect with our partner or others in a meaningful way, and that we feel alone, anxious, and hopeless.
We all want a life full of meaning and joy, where we're free to be ourselves and be happy, but a lot of us struggle to have that experience. It can often feel like we're barely hanging on, just trying to make it through the day. We can find that we just can't seem to feel happy/fulfilled, that we can't seem to connect with our partner or others in a meaningful way, and that we feel alone, anxious, and hopeless.
(321) 449-7755 View (321) 449-7755
Photo of Sandra Torres, Licensed Professional Counselor in Altamonte Springs, FL
Sandra Torres
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Life presents with many challenges at times: divorce, relational distress such as infidelity or growing apart, the loss of a loved one, or ante or post par tum depression. If you feel overwhelmed or lacking the necessary support or healthy coping skills to navigate your circumstances, I am here for you, to collaborate, while in therapy with attaining your goals. It would be a journey of self discovery and becoming more self aware. Healthy Waters Counseling Services will help you better foster your present promoting a more comfortable future.
Life presents with many challenges at times: divorce, relational distress such as infidelity or growing apart, the loss of a loved one, or ante or post par tum depression. If you feel overwhelmed or lacking the necessary support or healthy coping skills to navigate your circumstances, I am here for you, to collaborate, while in therapy with attaining your goals. It would be a journey of self discovery and becoming more self aware. Healthy Waters Counseling Services will help you better foster your present promoting a more comfortable future.
(407) 809-1819 View (407) 809-1819
Photo of Dinah Braud, Psychologist in Altamonte Springs, FL
Dinah Braud
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Taking the steps to begin the journey in self-understanding, behavioral change, relationship management, family reconciliation, or dealing with every day stressors, can at times be quite challenging and unnerving. If you are reading this, I commend you for taking the first steps in healing. Whether you are in need of exploration or skill-building through psychotherapy, or diagnostic clarification or treatment recommendations through psychological testing, I look forward to taking this journey with you.
Taking the steps to begin the journey in self-understanding, behavioral change, relationship management, family reconciliation, or dealing with every day stressors, can at times be quite challenging and unnerving. If you are reading this, I commend you for taking the first steps in healing. Whether you are in need of exploration or skill-building through psychotherapy, or diagnostic clarification or treatment recommendations through psychological testing, I look forward to taking this journey with you.
(352) 414-1825 View (352) 414-1825
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Michael J Trainor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAP
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714  (Online Only)
I offer Telehealth Psychotherapy as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and substance abuse counseling as a Certified Addictions Professional with over twenty years experience working with adolescents and adults. I developed my theoretical background by earning my Master of Art in Counseling Psychology and leadership skills as a Veteran of The Army National Guard. My Wellness approach is helpful to clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, military trauma, ADHD, substance abuse/addiction and relationship issues. I will help you discover what really matters to you so you can take direction based on your needs and values.
I offer Telehealth Psychotherapy as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and substance abuse counseling as a Certified Addictions Professional with over twenty years experience working with adolescents and adults. I developed my theoretical background by earning my Master of Art in Counseling Psychology and leadership skills as a Veteran of The Army National Guard. My Wellness approach is helpful to clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, military trauma, ADHD, substance abuse/addiction and relationship issues. I will help you discover what really matters to you so you can take direction based on your needs and values.
(407) 594-3863 View (407) 594-3863
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Rosa Everly
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Rosa Everly a licensed Mental Health Counselor who is excited and committed about collaborating with you to find your path to success. I thrive at providing mental health treatment, support and conflict resolution, by developing a therapeutic approach that is non-intrusive, safe and empowering. My core belief is that it all starts with our youth. As a parent myself I have seen the challenges parents face in ensuring their children receive the right help and support to have a productive life. This is why one of my specialties includes treating the youth and their families.
Hello, my name is Rosa Everly a licensed Mental Health Counselor who is excited and committed about collaborating with you to find your path to success. I thrive at providing mental health treatment, support and conflict resolution, by developing a therapeutic approach that is non-intrusive, safe and empowering. My core belief is that it all starts with our youth. As a parent myself I have seen the challenges parents face in ensuring their children receive the right help and support to have a productive life. This is why one of my specialties includes treating the youth and their families.
(407) 214-3781 View (407) 214-3781
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Nicole Kleiman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
I have been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for the past 20 years, largely with a focus in the areas of depression, anxiety, thought disturbance, addiction, emotion regulation, relationship distress, and self-esteem. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and have worked with individuals of various ages across the Autism Spectrum. Currently, my primary focus has been in the couples therapy realm.I will encourage you to prioritize the areas you wish to address in therapy and tailor my approach on an individual basis.
I have been practicing as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for the past 20 years, largely with a focus in the areas of depression, anxiety, thought disturbance, addiction, emotion regulation, relationship distress, and self-esteem. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and have worked with individuals of various ages across the Autism Spectrum. Currently, my primary focus has been in the couples therapy realm.I will encourage you to prioritize the areas you wish to address in therapy and tailor my approach on an individual basis.
(407) 305-3145 View (407) 305-3145
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Sana lateef Imam
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
Counseling is a field that helps to empower clients by promoting positive mental health, wellness, and growth. It is a collaborative process where the counselor and client work together to create goals to work on concerns to help promote a positive lifestyle. I would like to help clients regain control in their lives and be able to become more resilient and better equipped to handle daily or long-term struggles.
Counseling is a field that helps to empower clients by promoting positive mental health, wellness, and growth. It is a collaborative process where the counselor and client work together to create goals to work on concerns to help promote a positive lifestyle. I would like to help clients regain control in their lives and be able to become more resilient and better equipped to handle daily or long-term struggles.
(407) 972-0395 View (407) 972-0395
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Rosario Ortigao
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714  (Online Only)
My objective is to empower you to be all that you can and want to be and to support you in establishing and maintaining balance and attaining joy. Sometimes, that means learning to accept the way things are... Voiding yourself of a nervous, urgent need to be what you are not, or controlling what you cannot. Other times, it means motivating you to move beyond procrastination, uncertainty, confusion, indecision or fear. And others, it means beginning a gentle healing journey through memories of pain and hurt to a new place of wholeness. Please see more at www.ortigao.com
My objective is to empower you to be all that you can and want to be and to support you in establishing and maintaining balance and attaining joy. Sometimes, that means learning to accept the way things are... Voiding yourself of a nervous, urgent need to be what you are not, or controlling what you cannot. Other times, it means motivating you to move beyond procrastination, uncertainty, confusion, indecision or fear. And others, it means beginning a gentle healing journey through memories of pain and hurt to a new place of wholeness. Please see more at www.ortigao.com
(407) 255-2479 View (407) 255-2479
Photo of Madison Brunk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Altamonte Springs, FL
Madison Brunk
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
You have the right to be seen, valued, heard, and supported. Your sexual orientation, body size, and more are wonderful parts of you. And yet, we live in a society, and sometimes in families and relationships, where being who we are and living in our bodies comes with stress and leads to feelings of anxiety, depression, and more. I see you and I am here to support you and walk beside you, helping you to process your thoughts and feelings to live an emotionally fulfilling life.
You have the right to be seen, valued, heard, and supported. Your sexual orientation, body size, and more are wonderful parts of you. And yet, we live in a society, and sometimes in families and relationships, where being who we are and living in our bodies comes with stress and leads to feelings of anxiety, depression, and more. I see you and I am here to support you and walk beside you, helping you to process your thoughts and feelings to live an emotionally fulfilling life.
(407) 942-2134 View (407) 942-2134
Photo of Jaime Dombrowski, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Altamonte Springs, FL
Jaime Dombrowski
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
My goal is to work with you to create an individualized plan for you to reach your goals using my background in EMDR, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, and positive psychology (the study of happiness and human flourishing). I believe that we all have strengths that are inherent in us. We will work to identify your specific strengths, and build them into your daily practices so you can feel confident in your ability to tackle problems and cope with stressful situations. I like to combine theoretical concepts with real world skills that you can learn and apply to your everyday life.
My goal is to work with you to create an individualized plan for you to reach your goals using my background in EMDR, dialectical behavioral therapy, play therapy, and positive psychology (the study of happiness and human flourishing). I believe that we all have strengths that are inherent in us. We will work to identify your specific strengths, and build them into your daily practices so you can feel confident in your ability to tackle problems and cope with stressful situations. I like to combine theoretical concepts with real world skills that you can learn and apply to your everyday life.
(407) 955-5172 View (407) 955-5172
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Dr. Alfonso Ferguson | GoodWerk Counseling
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, ACS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Seeking counseling is one of the bravest acts one can perform. You've taken the first step to transforming your life. Therapy will support you to identify ways of managing symptoms, develop coping skills to over come obstacles, as well as promote insight and self awareness. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that is passionate about helping others over come distress and dissatisfaction in their lives. One of the most important components to therapy is the therapeutic alliance. The therapist-client relationship creates a space for clients to openly work through problems that impair functioning.
Seeking counseling is one of the bravest acts one can perform. You've taken the first step to transforming your life. Therapy will support you to identify ways of managing symptoms, develop coping skills to over come obstacles, as well as promote insight and self awareness. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that is passionate about helping others over come distress and dissatisfaction in their lives. One of the most important components to therapy is the therapeutic alliance. The therapist-client relationship creates a space for clients to openly work through problems that impair functioning.
(929) 244-8552 View (929) 244-8552
Photo of Kenisha Braswell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Altamonte Springs, FL
Kenisha Braswell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
On the outside you have it all together but on the inside you are falling apart, you continue to tell yourself you are just tired or stressed. Have you been struggling to do basic things and are uninterested in the things you once enjoyed. You are experiencing constant mood swings that you cannot explain or control, feeling hopeless and constant racing thoughts that make it difficult to get through each day. Do you find yourself spending money or overindulging in food for instant gratification?
On the outside you have it all together but on the inside you are falling apart, you continue to tell yourself you are just tired or stressed. Have you been struggling to do basic things and are uninterested in the things you once enjoyed. You are experiencing constant mood swings that you cannot explain or control, feeling hopeless and constant racing thoughts that make it difficult to get through each day. Do you find yourself spending money or overindulging in food for instant gratification?
(863) 216-1982 View (863) 216-1982
Photo of Grace Hockenberry, Pre-Licensed Professional in Altamonte Springs, FL
Grace Hockenberry
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCMHI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Thoughts of self-harm. Feeling despair, hopeless, stuck, alone. I understand and I am here to help. My experience has been working closely with adults and college students who are pushing though life while battling severe depression and anxiety. I've made it my mission and passion to support those suffering in this silence and over the years, it has been powerful to see the transformations unfold. There is joy, relief, and lives fully lived. I am committed to this work and it would be my honor to support you.
Thoughts of self-harm. Feeling despair, hopeless, stuck, alone. I understand and I am here to help. My experience has been working closely with adults and college students who are pushing though life while battling severe depression and anxiety. I've made it my mission and passion to support those suffering in this silence and over the years, it has been powerful to see the transformations unfold. There is joy, relief, and lives fully lived. I am committed to this work and it would be my honor to support you.
(321) 895-9872 View (321) 895-9872
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Carmen McGuinness
EdD, BCBA-D
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
I'm a Board Certified Behavior Analyst providing Attachment Focused Behavior Analytic treatment incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work on a HIPAA-secure video platform or on-site. My clients are children and parents, as well as adults and couples. My areas of specialization include behaviors related to relationship difficulties, infidelity and betrayal trauma, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, non-clinical depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, and reactive attachment disorder, I also work with children, adolescents, and adults with attention, learning, and developmental disabilities..
I'm a Board Certified Behavior Analyst providing Attachment Focused Behavior Analytic treatment incorporating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work on a HIPAA-secure video platform or on-site. My clients are children and parents, as well as adults and couples. My areas of specialization include behaviors related to relationship difficulties, infidelity and betrayal trauma, panic disorder, generalized anxiety, non-clinical depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, and reactive attachment disorder, I also work with children, adolescents, and adults with attention, learning, and developmental disabilities..
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Photo of Michelle Francis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Altamonte Springs, FL
Michelle Francis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-QS, DBH(c)
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
Have you felt alone, lonely, or dealt with issues of abandonment? Are you tired of managing your life by yourself? My areas of focus are relationship issues and substance misuse. I work well with teens and adults who exhibit behaviors such low self-esteem, abandonment & attachment issues, setting boundaries, people pleasing, burnout, and stress. We will work together to develop new tools that can help you identify and communicate your boundaries and triggers as a way to develop healthy coping mechanisms that lead to a lasting well-being. Contact me to schedule your appointment. Let's embark on this healing journey together.
Have you felt alone, lonely, or dealt with issues of abandonment? Are you tired of managing your life by yourself? My areas of focus are relationship issues and substance misuse. I work well with teens and adults who exhibit behaviors such low self-esteem, abandonment & attachment issues, setting boundaries, people pleasing, burnout, and stress. We will work together to develop new tools that can help you identify and communicate your boundaries and triggers as a way to develop healthy coping mechanisms that lead to a lasting well-being. Contact me to schedule your appointment. Let's embark on this healing journey together.
(954) 479-9709 View (954) 479-9709

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Number of Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
68% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
82% Cigna and Evernorth
78% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Altamonte Springs?

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.