Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL

Photo of Brittany March - GoodWerk Counseling | Brittany March, MEd, RMHCI
GoodWerk Counseling | Brittany March
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MEd, RMHCI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
My approach to counseling is Holistic and I view counseling in terms of a partnership. I am not a an expert in your life as you are the only one who has lived through your own experience . My hope is that we work together in order to understand your story and work to authoring a new one that fits who you are and who you want to be.
My approach to counseling is Holistic and I view counseling in terms of a partnership. I am not a an expert in your life as you are the only one who has lived through your own experience . My hope is that we work together in order to understand your story and work to authoring a new one that fits who you are and who you want to be.
(407) 917-8873 View (407) 917-8873
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Violett Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and increasingly anxious? Are you experiencing challenges in your relationships? Suffering from anxiety, depression or the effects of past trauma? We see you, we hear you. When life’s struggles get the best of you; it can feel lonely and scary. Life can throw you a curve ball you weren’t expecting, leaving you feeling stuck and stressed. At Violett Counseling, we believe caring for your mental health is a vital part of your life and you deserve to live your BEST life. We are here to listen, support and guide you as you find the healing you deserve and awaken your inner joy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and increasingly anxious? Are you experiencing challenges in your relationships? Suffering from anxiety, depression or the effects of past trauma? We see you, we hear you. When life’s struggles get the best of you; it can feel lonely and scary. Life can throw you a curve ball you weren’t expecting, leaving you feeling stuck and stressed. At Violett Counseling, we believe caring for your mental health is a vital part of your life and you deserve to live your BEST life. We are here to listen, support and guide you as you find the healing you deserve and awaken your inner joy.
(407) 378-5832 View (407) 378-5832
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Andy Benchemmar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Andy is a LCSW dedicated to helping clients navigate life’s difficult struggles. With his warm, collaborative approach that places a client’s goals at the forefront, he has been successfully guiding patients from all walks of life through traumatic periods (Grief, Panic Disorders, Depression) and interpersonal conflict (Couples Counseling, Self Isolation Issues). Psychological evaluations provided.
Andy is a LCSW dedicated to helping clients navigate life’s difficult struggles. With his warm, collaborative approach that places a client’s goals at the forefront, he has been successfully guiding patients from all walks of life through traumatic periods (Grief, Panic Disorders, Depression) and interpersonal conflict (Couples Counseling, Self Isolation Issues). Psychological evaluations provided.
(689) 333-6671 View (689) 333-6671
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Kate McReynolds
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If pregnancy or birth did not go how you envisioned, if the transition into motherhood feels more overwhelming than you thought it would, if you're caught off guard by aspects of parenting that bring old wounds to the surface...you are not the only one, and you deserve support in working through it. My name is Kate and I'm so glad you found me. I'm a mom of two and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified in Perinatal & Maternal Mental Health. I specialize in therapy for prenatal and postpartum support, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, PMADs (Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders), and general maternal wellness.
If pregnancy or birth did not go how you envisioned, if the transition into motherhood feels more overwhelming than you thought it would, if you're caught off guard by aspects of parenting that bring old wounds to the surface...you are not the only one, and you deserve support in working through it. My name is Kate and I'm so glad you found me. I'm a mom of two and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified in Perinatal & Maternal Mental Health. I specialize in therapy for prenatal and postpartum support, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, PMADs (Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders), and general maternal wellness.
(407) 250-8154 View (407) 250-8154
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Rona Weiss
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Sometimes life can get overwhelming, and it can be hard to find a safe and non-judgmental space to unwind and gain clarity, perspective, and support in facing life’s challenges. For families with neurodivergent family members or invisible disabilities, it can be difficult to find a counselor who “gets it” and understands their experience, the lingo, and the complexities of navigating life through this lens. As someone with lived experience in these areas, I am passionate about supporting others through this journey. I take an integrative and individualized approach to supporting each client.
Sometimes life can get overwhelming, and it can be hard to find a safe and non-judgmental space to unwind and gain clarity, perspective, and support in facing life’s challenges. For families with neurodivergent family members or invisible disabilities, it can be difficult to find a counselor who “gets it” and understands their experience, the lingo, and the complexities of navigating life through this lens. As someone with lived experience in these areas, I am passionate about supporting others through this journey. I take an integrative and individualized approach to supporting each client.
(407) 573-7393 View (407) 573-7393
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Change M.F.C.R, inc
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Life can be overwhelming at times. Getting through the days and coping with the past while trying to build a successful future can be difficult. Trying to improve your marriage, relationships, and family. Feelings of not being understood and dealing with past experiences that continue to create a barrier to the future you want alone can cause anxiety, depression, and more. Having a partner to support you during your journey of mental health can make the difference. A professional partner who cares about your healing and progress in a real way. Allowing you to productively heal from your past while building a successful future.
Life can be overwhelming at times. Getting through the days and coping with the past while trying to build a successful future can be difficult. Trying to improve your marriage, relationships, and family. Feelings of not being understood and dealing with past experiences that continue to create a barrier to the future you want alone can cause anxiety, depression, and more. Having a partner to support you during your journey of mental health can make the difference. A professional partner who cares about your healing and progress in a real way. Allowing you to productively heal from your past while building a successful future.
(321) 381-4267 View (321) 381-4267
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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
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Healing Pathways Counseling Services, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
My ideal client are individuals and families who are ready to take steps in their life journey toward positive change. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services to age ranges of 4 years old & up that span from therapy for depression, grief counseling, parenting support, life transitions and beyond.
My ideal client are individuals and families who are ready to take steps in their life journey toward positive change. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services to age ranges of 4 years old & up that span from therapy for depression, grief counseling, parenting support, life transitions and beyond.
(407) 604-7247 View (407) 604-7247
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Dana Nolan
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Many times we feel stuck in unhealthy habits, relationships or emotions. Try as we might, sometimes we just can't get unstuck. That is when most people seek counseling. Our practice focuses on helping our clients reach their personal life goals and to feel their best physically and emotionally...what we like to call Healthy Living! Many years of experience in working with clients of all ages with all types of challenges has shaped my professional philosophy whereby we start where you are today and together we discover your personal strengths and harness those strengths to progress towards your goals.
Many times we feel stuck in unhealthy habits, relationships or emotions. Try as we might, sometimes we just can't get unstuck. That is when most people seek counseling. Our practice focuses on helping our clients reach their personal life goals and to feel their best physically and emotionally...what we like to call Healthy Living! Many years of experience in working with clients of all ages with all types of challenges has shaped my professional philosophy whereby we start where you are today and together we discover your personal strengths and harness those strengths to progress towards your goals.
(407) 901-3446 View (407) 901-3446
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Brooke Parker
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Brooke, and I'm here to help you to unpack all the emotional baggage that your family left for you handle all on your own. My goal as your therapist is to allow you the space that you need to process the issues that you have experienced throughout your life. I hope to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment where you will feel heard, where you will have the courage to share the things that have happened to you, and to help carry the weight of the things that have taken up space in your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others.
Hi there! I'm Brooke, and I'm here to help you to unpack all the emotional baggage that your family left for you handle all on your own. My goal as your therapist is to allow you the space that you need to process the issues that you have experienced throughout your life. I hope to create a warm and safe therapeutic environment where you will feel heard, where you will have the courage to share the things that have happened to you, and to help carry the weight of the things that have taken up space in your relationship with yourself and your relationships with others.
(407) 602-6711 View (407) 602-6711
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GoodWerk Counseling | Nadine Ferguson
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LMHC-LP, CRC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Seeking counseling is one of the bravest things one can perform. Living in a chaotic world, stressors can come from all directions and finding peace can feel almost impossible at times. You are not alone and there is a solution. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, and a LMHC limited permit in New York. I have a master’s degree in clinical mental health and rehabilitation counseling from Florida Atlantic University. I am also a certified rehabilitation Counselor. I have a strong passion for helping others, which has grown from working with disadvantaged youth and young adults in my community.
Seeking counseling is one of the bravest things one can perform. Living in a chaotic world, stressors can come from all directions and finding peace can feel almost impossible at times. You are not alone and there is a solution. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, and a LMHC limited permit in New York. I have a master’s degree in clinical mental health and rehabilitation counseling from Florida Atlantic University. I am also a certified rehabilitation Counselor. I have a strong passion for helping others, which has grown from working with disadvantaged youth and young adults in my community.
(407) 326-9178 View (407) 326-9178
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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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Kimberly Williams
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Congratulations on making the first steps to improve your or your family member’s health and well-being. Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Is there a past or present trauma that you are struggling to get through? Do you have an adolescent or teen that could benefit from an additional support system and new coping skills? Thriving Phoenix Counseling offers a safe, secure, and supportive environment where you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
Congratulations on making the first steps to improve your or your family member’s health and well-being. Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Is there a past or present trauma that you are struggling to get through? Do you have an adolescent or teen that could benefit from an additional support system and new coping skills? Thriving Phoenix Counseling offers a safe, secure, and supportive environment where you can be yourself without fear of judgment.
(407) 499-7038 View (407) 499-7038
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Healing Psychiatry Of Florida INC
ARNP
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Call us today! We accept new patients, Adults and Adolescents! NO wait time! Healing Psychiatry of Florida is a growing psychiatric services in Central Florida. Sad? Anxious? Relationship issues? We have available counselors and Nurse Practitioners to help you with medication management and counseling. If you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue, we can help. Our approach and techniques reflect evidence-based improvements over the last 25 years in mental health treatment technology.
Call us today! We accept new patients, Adults and Adolescents! NO wait time! Healing Psychiatry of Florida is a growing psychiatric services in Central Florida. Sad? Anxious? Relationship issues? We have available counselors and Nurse Practitioners to help you with medication management and counseling. If you or your loved one is struggling with a mental health issue, we can help. Our approach and techniques reflect evidence-based improvements over the last 25 years in mental health treatment technology.
(386) 218-6335 View (386) 218-6335
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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
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Positive Behavioral Solutions, LLC
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Behavioral Health Agency that provides quality Mental Health Counseling, Social Services, and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation services. Our approach to Therapy and PSR is solution focused, client centered, and insight oriented. Our providers are highly trained and qualified in their respective area of expertise. Individuals seeking to make a positive change in their life are welcome to inquire about our programs. Services can be provided in office, home, or community settings/dependent upon your insurance coverage. We are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
Behavioral Health Agency that provides quality Mental Health Counseling, Social Services, and Psycho-Social Rehabilitation services. Our approach to Therapy and PSR is solution focused, client centered, and insight oriented. Our providers are highly trained and qualified in their respective area of expertise. Individuals seeking to make a positive change in their life are welcome to inquire about our programs. Services can be provided in office, home, or community settings/dependent upon your insurance coverage. We are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
(407) 588-8363 View (407) 588-8363
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Jaime Dombrowski
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Brianna (Johnson) Stallings
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701  (Online Only)
I have a passion for working with clients that have been survivors of trauma. The effects of any kind of traumatic experience can be devastating and often is accompanied by a myriad of symptoms that can greatly impact daily life. My first priority will be to help you cope with the symptoms your trauma has caused in your life. I will not end our session without providing a coping skill to get you through the next week! My second step will be to help you heal the underlying issues, thoughts, and patterns that may be contributing to the traumatic reaction as well. EMDR therapy is my most often used modality to heal trauma and symptoms
I have a passion for working with clients that have been survivors of trauma. The effects of any kind of traumatic experience can be devastating and often is accompanied by a myriad of symptoms that can greatly impact daily life. My first priority will be to help you cope with the symptoms your trauma has caused in your life. I will not end our session without providing a coping skill to get you through the next week! My second step will be to help you heal the underlying issues, thoughts, and patterns that may be contributing to the traumatic reaction as well. EMDR therapy is my most often used modality to heal trauma and symptoms
(321) 257-3516 View (321) 257-3516
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Mackenzie Torres
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 in a fast way which I can help you achieve through use of EMDR and trauma healing.
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 in a fast way which I can help you achieve through use of EMDR and trauma healing.
(407) 214-4093 View (407) 214-4093
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Tiffany Yelvington
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA , RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
I work primarily with adults to navigate through life challenges. I have experience helping individuals overcome interpersonal/relational issues, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I am super passionate about helping people establish healthy boundaries, current/former people pleasers, and those with anxious attachment and codependent tendencies. I also have lived and clinical experience with those dealing with chronic illness and difficult diagnoses.
I work primarily with adults to navigate through life challenges. I have experience helping individuals overcome interpersonal/relational issues, grief, trauma, mood disorders, and life transitions. I am super passionate about helping people establish healthy boundaries, current/former people pleasers, and those with anxious attachment and codependent tendencies. I also have lived and clinical experience with those dealing with chronic illness and difficult diagnoses.
(407) 584-9034 View (407) 584-9034

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Number of Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
72% Trauma and PTSD
72% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Coping Skills
62% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Altamonte Springs, FL see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% 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.