Therapists in Boca Raton, FL

Photo of Monika LaNuez, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Monika LaNuez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33433
If you are here, I'm guessing you are struggling with something right now and looking for some relief from your pain. I want you to know that there is hope to live a life where your anxiety and depression no longer hold you back, where your relationships are thriving, and where you are living a life full of purpose and authenticity. I’m here to help you find the emotional peace you seek and to gain coping skills to better manage life’s challenges. Together, we will identify the obstacles that are keeping you from feeling better, and identify practical tools to help overcome these obstacles and experience increased joy and clarity.
If you are here, I'm guessing you are struggling with something right now and looking for some relief from your pain. I want you to know that there is hope to live a life where your anxiety and depression no longer hold you back, where your relationships are thriving, and where you are living a life full of purpose and authenticity. I’m here to help you find the emotional peace you seek and to gain coping skills to better manage life’s challenges. Together, we will identify the obstacles that are keeping you from feeling better, and identify practical tools to help overcome these obstacles and experience increased joy and clarity.
(954) 420-7454 View (954) 420-7454
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Merri Schiff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33428
My passion for helping others began at a young age, volunteering in middle school. This was the start of my life long career of over 35 years working as a Social Worker with people in various scenarios; the past 19 years, primarily with elders and their adult children. I treat Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Bipolar DO, OCD and PTSD. I have joined the amazing group at Boca Raton Psychiatry and work in conjunction with the psychiatrists as part of your team. Please visit Bocaratonpsychiatry.com for more info or our second location in Delray at Delraybeachpsychiatry.com.
My passion for helping others began at a young age, volunteering in middle school. This was the start of my life long career of over 35 years working as a Social Worker with people in various scenarios; the past 19 years, primarily with elders and their adult children. I treat Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Bipolar DO, OCD and PTSD. I have joined the amazing group at Boca Raton Psychiatry and work in conjunction with the psychiatrists as part of your team. Please visit Bocaratonpsychiatry.com for more info or our second location in Delray at Delraybeachpsychiatry.com.
(954) 287-2105 View (954) 287-2105
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Shima Ahmedaly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Parenting, co-parenting, blended families & divorce can be overwhelming. Whether it's from the anxiety about your children & their emotional well-being, or teens depression, low self-esteem or school issues, you're tapped out. You & your ex are juggling the schedule, while struggling to communicate. You've tried so many different parenting tips & tricks that at this point you've lost count. Arguments with your children leave you feeling disconnected, disrespected & sad. You accuse yourself of not being good enough, which leaves you feeling guilt & shame. Not only does your family need support, You do!
Parenting, co-parenting, blended families & divorce can be overwhelming. Whether it's from the anxiety about your children & their emotional well-being, or teens depression, low self-esteem or school issues, you're tapped out. You & your ex are juggling the schedule, while struggling to communicate. You've tried so many different parenting tips & tricks that at this point you've lost count. Arguments with your children leave you feeling disconnected, disrespected & sad. You accuse yourself of not being good enough, which leaves you feeling guilt & shame. Not only does your family need support, You do!
(954) 866-7935 View (954) 866-7935
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Carmen C Maldonado
Counselor, MS, LMHC, QS, EMDR
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Are you feeling overwhelmed and at times sense of guilt? At times life can be challenging - full of joys, sorrows and everything in between. Sometimes, the challenges seem too daunting or affect more than one area of life - relationships, career, physical and emotional health. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a holistic approach to therapy I assist individuals and couples to do just that. Anxiety, depression, chronic physical/emotional conditions, stress management, work/life balance, marital stressors, communication, finances, are areas to be explored.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and at times sense of guilt? At times life can be challenging - full of joys, sorrows and everything in between. Sometimes, the challenges seem too daunting or affect more than one area of life - relationships, career, physical and emotional health. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a holistic approach to therapy I assist individuals and couples to do just that. Anxiety, depression, chronic physical/emotional conditions, stress management, work/life balance, marital stressors, communication, finances, are areas to be explored.
(561) 513-5256 View (561) 513-5256
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Shari Dominianni
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family conflicts or developing solid peer relationships? I can help. With over 10 years of clinical experience helping people move forward in their lives, I look forward to helping you.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, family conflicts or developing solid peer relationships? I can help. With over 10 years of clinical experience helping people move forward in their lives, I look forward to helping you.
(561) 403-0831 View (561) 403-0831
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Dr. Lori Lundin-Fish
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT-S, CHT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33432
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Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I understand that life is often unpredictable and can sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Whether you are having trouble communicating in and navigating your marriage, experiencing anxiety, depression, or grief, you do not have to go through this alone. As a highly trained Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have extensive experience in these areas, and I am here to help you get to where you want to be. I truly am passionate about the work we do together. I meet my clients at their level of comfort and utilize a solution oriented lens throughout therapy.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I understand that life is often unpredictable and can sometimes feel like a roller coaster. Whether you are having trouble communicating in and navigating your marriage, experiencing anxiety, depression, or grief, you do not have to go through this alone. As a highly trained Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have extensive experience in these areas, and I am here to help you get to where you want to be. I truly am passionate about the work we do together. I meet my clients at their level of comfort and utilize a solution oriented lens throughout therapy.
(561) 513-5978 View (561) 513-5978
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Naomi Berger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, CAP, EdS, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Are you unhappy in your relationship? are feeling unheard? not understood? not supported? alone? frustrated with unresolved conflicts? fighting over the same issues? thinking of leaving but afraid? Are you having an affair or struggling to heal from one? Are past hurts, traumas disappointments affecting your relationship? your daily functioning? your ability to trust? You believe that your and your children's future will be better saving your relationship but you do not know how? We understand and can help you get to the bottom of the problem in first session. No need to continue suffering Call us! you will be glad that you did.
Are you unhappy in your relationship? are feeling unheard? not understood? not supported? alone? frustrated with unresolved conflicts? fighting over the same issues? thinking of leaving but afraid? Are you having an affair or struggling to heal from one? Are past hurts, traumas disappointments affecting your relationship? your daily functioning? your ability to trust? You believe that your and your children's future will be better saving your relationship but you do not know how? We understand and can help you get to the bottom of the problem in first session. No need to continue suffering Call us! you will be glad that you did.
(561) 819-4129 View (561) 819-4129
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Reconnect Relationship - Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33432  (Online Only)
Anxiety can be an unrelenting companion, whispering worst-case scenarios and drowning out the voice of reason. The knots in your stomach, the racing heart, the feeling of impending doom. The weight of sadness can be suffocating, draining your energy and leaving you in a constant state of emotional numbness. Through our sessions, I will help you uncover the roots of your anxiety and sadness, providing you with coping strategies to manage their grip on your life. I want you to know that there is hope beyond this darkness. Your pain does not define you, but your journey toward healing can shape your story in remarkable ways.
Anxiety can be an unrelenting companion, whispering worst-case scenarios and drowning out the voice of reason. The knots in your stomach, the racing heart, the feeling of impending doom. The weight of sadness can be suffocating, draining your energy and leaving you in a constant state of emotional numbness. Through our sessions, I will help you uncover the roots of your anxiety and sadness, providing you with coping strategies to manage their grip on your life. I want you to know that there is hope beyond this darkness. Your pain does not define you, but your journey toward healing can shape your story in remarkable ways.
(561) 529-9903 View (561) 529-9903
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Dr. Alina Yurkovsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33433
I specialize in helping people with overcoming anxiety, low-self esteem, dating challenges, forming healthy, lasting relationships, co-dependence and ocd. I help people to become more emotionally regulated, increase their tolerance of stress, gain control over their inner experience and increase interpersonal effectiveness skills for better relationships, more professional success and healthier relationships with family members.
I specialize in helping people with overcoming anxiety, low-self esteem, dating challenges, forming healthy, lasting relationships, co-dependence and ocd. I help people to become more emotionally regulated, increase their tolerance of stress, gain control over their inner experience and increase interpersonal effectiveness skills for better relationships, more professional success and healthier relationships with family members.
(561) 823-2310 View (561) 823-2310
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Dafna Gutkind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33433  (Online Only)
Are you feeling sad? Overwhelmed? Stuck? Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging and exhausting when you feel lonely and lack support. You may be feeling depressed or dealing with low self esteem. Or are you feeling anxious? An intense desire to be perfect? Racing thoughts about yourself or others? Do you feel stuck in life and triggered in relationships and social interactions? You can be experiencing past trauma or recent traumatic events that can cause you to feel frequently triggered or experience ruminating thoughts. This can make it challenging to regulate your emotions and maintain daily functioning.
Are you feeling sad? Overwhelmed? Stuck? Navigating the ups and downs of life can be challenging and exhausting when you feel lonely and lack support. You may be feeling depressed or dealing with low self esteem. Or are you feeling anxious? An intense desire to be perfect? Racing thoughts about yourself or others? Do you feel stuck in life and triggered in relationships and social interactions? You can be experiencing past trauma or recent traumatic events that can cause you to feel frequently triggered or experience ruminating thoughts. This can make it challenging to regulate your emotions and maintain daily functioning.
(646) 969-3104 View (646) 969-3104
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Rebecca Comizio
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCSP
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33496  (Online Only)
Meet Rebecca Comizio: an experienced, caring therapist with a passion for helping others flourish. With over 11 years of experience as a school psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed mental health counselor, Rebecca has supported children, teens, and adults on their well-being journeys. Rebecca provides a warm and compassionate space for children, adolescents and adults seeking therapy. Her deep belief in the resilience of the human spirit empowers her clients to overcome challenges and thrive.
Meet Rebecca Comizio: an experienced, caring therapist with a passion for helping others flourish. With over 11 years of experience as a school psychologist, licensed professional counselor, and licensed mental health counselor, Rebecca has supported children, teens, and adults on their well-being journeys. Rebecca provides a warm and compassionate space for children, adolescents and adults seeking therapy. Her deep belief in the resilience of the human spirit empowers her clients to overcome challenges and thrive.
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Olga Sophia Grinfeld
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33432  (Online Only)
My philosophy is; I present my services as a person with the knowledge of a professional. What I mean by that is, I may be providing a service, but we're just two people having a conversation. It is very important for me to have my clients feel comfortable, and to know that they are getting my complete authentic self.
My philosophy is; I present my services as a person with the knowledge of a professional. What I mean by that is, I may be providing a service, but we're just two people having a conversation. It is very important for me to have my clients feel comfortable, and to know that they are getting my complete authentic self.
(561) 286-8775 View (561) 286-8775
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Julia Murchison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33428
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida working as a clinical therapist. My focus is helping people learn to feel safe in their own body while addressing issues of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, complex trauma, and substance use. I work with people who are experiencing feelings of overwhelm with life stressors, anxiety, and a desire to feel at peace within themselves. I use cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, ACT, polyvagal theory, and mindfulness skills through a psychodynamic lens to empower you to uncover the emotional blocks and thought patterns that may be keeping you stuck.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida working as a clinical therapist. My focus is helping people learn to feel safe in their own body while addressing issues of stress, anxiety, depression, grief, complex trauma, and substance use. I work with people who are experiencing feelings of overwhelm with life stressors, anxiety, and a desire to feel at peace within themselves. I use cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, ACT, polyvagal theory, and mindfulness skills through a psychodynamic lens to empower you to uncover the emotional blocks and thought patterns that may be keeping you stuck.
(904) 605-4309 View (904) 605-4309
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Analilia Jimenez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Are you struggling with anxieties over major life changes? Have you thought of doing therapy in the past but stopped yourself? Seeking a therapist can be a daunting task and it can be difficult finding the right fit. The connection between therapist and client is so important to help create a safe place to share thoughts and emotions. My goal is to make the safe connection and walk with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing. I work with my client to help them find their unique voice and to heal their past wounds to help them gain insight and self-awareness.
Are you struggling with anxieties over major life changes? Have you thought of doing therapy in the past but stopped yourself? Seeking a therapist can be a daunting task and it can be difficult finding the right fit. The connection between therapist and client is so important to help create a safe place to share thoughts and emotions. My goal is to make the safe connection and walk with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing. I work with my client to help them find their unique voice and to heal their past wounds to help them gain insight and self-awareness.
(561) 375-5729 View (561) 375-5729
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Roxanne Grobbel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33433
Does trauma, depression, phobias or relationship issues prevent you from leading a healthy full life? EMDR Intensive therapy can help you get a jump-start on healing. It is cost effective and proven effective. I am an expert in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a powerful therapeutic method which accelerates the treatment of a wide range of clinical issues. I provide intensive appointments, where we can work on your problem for 2-3 hours over several days allow you to heal and not just cope. Hourly weekly appointments delay your healing. Why wait?
Does trauma, depression, phobias or relationship issues prevent you from leading a healthy full life? EMDR Intensive therapy can help you get a jump-start on healing. It is cost effective and proven effective. I am an expert in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a powerful therapeutic method which accelerates the treatment of a wide range of clinical issues. I provide intensive appointments, where we can work on your problem for 2-3 hours over several days allow you to heal and not just cope. Hourly weekly appointments delay your healing. Why wait?
(954) 799-3273 View (954) 799-3273
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Chrissy Aspromonte
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33487  (Online Only)
I believe the biggest predictor of client success is in an individual’s ability to feel comfortable and safe as they process life’s stressors and to trust the therapist they work with. I take pride in creating a safe, welcoming environment to help people feel like they matter, and enjoy working with people who are seeking a positive change in their lives. I have worked collaboratively with teens and adults of diverse populations who are struggling with navigating life, coping with unexpected life changes, and helping those living with mood and anxiety disorders experience relief.
I believe the biggest predictor of client success is in an individual’s ability to feel comfortable and safe as they process life’s stressors and to trust the therapist they work with. I take pride in creating a safe, welcoming environment to help people feel like they matter, and enjoy working with people who are seeking a positive change in their lives. I have worked collaboratively with teens and adults of diverse populations who are struggling with navigating life, coping with unexpected life changes, and helping those living with mood and anxiety disorders experience relief.
(561) 462-8740 View (561) 462-8740
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Reconnect Relationship - Dr. Gilbert Chalepas
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33432  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping and guiding seasoned executives better manage chronic stress so they can avoid burnout, due to their grueling schedules and unrelenting corporate pressures. Together, we'll unveil and alter destructive thought patterns and flawed coping mechanisms (i.e. like substance abuse & alcohol). Therapy can also empower you to master your anxieties. Unshakable success on the surface may sometimes conceal self-esteem struggles and impostor syndrome, which we can overcome. My expertise aids in rebuilding confidence, while acknowledging past impact. Through therapy you'll find constructive outlets to reset and thrive.
I specialize in helping and guiding seasoned executives better manage chronic stress so they can avoid burnout, due to their grueling schedules and unrelenting corporate pressures. Together, we'll unveil and alter destructive thought patterns and flawed coping mechanisms (i.e. like substance abuse & alcohol). Therapy can also empower you to master your anxieties. Unshakable success on the surface may sometimes conceal self-esteem struggles and impostor syndrome, which we can overcome. My expertise aids in rebuilding confidence, while acknowledging past impact. Through therapy you'll find constructive outlets to reset and thrive.
(561) 816-5654 View (561) 816-5654
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Beverly Joy Pedroche
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33431
You've been thinking about starting therapy for a while. On the outside you look like you have it all together, but you don't feel that way. Your life is good, but you just aren't happy. Sometimes you feel anxious or depressed and you don't know how to get out of it. You feel stuck and want things to change but don’t know how to make that happen. You struggle to prioritize self-care and set healthy boundaries. Perhaps you're a college-aged female overwhelmed by the stress of school and the responsibilities of being a young adult. You aren't coping well and you're ready to learn effective coping skills from a therapist who gets you.
You've been thinking about starting therapy for a while. On the outside you look like you have it all together, but you don't feel that way. Your life is good, but you just aren't happy. Sometimes you feel anxious or depressed and you don't know how to get out of it. You feel stuck and want things to change but don’t know how to make that happen. You struggle to prioritize self-care and set healthy boundaries. Perhaps you're a college-aged female overwhelmed by the stress of school and the responsibilities of being a young adult. You aren't coping well and you're ready to learn effective coping skills from a therapist who gets you.
(561) 327-6779 View (561) 327-6779
Gary Traub
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boca Raton, FL 33432
30 years experience
30 years experience
(561) 264-6217 View (561) 264-6217
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Steve Brenner, MS, LMHC, NCC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Are you looking to find direction, to clarify goals, or ready to dig deep and work on core issues? Often it is our family of origin issues, buried within, that drive today's unwanted behaviors. I enjoy working with those who are seeking solutions to problems that have been standing in your way and blocking you from achieving your full potential in life. I would like to be your partner on the journey to well-being. My years of experience working in community mental health, substance abuse and co- occurring treatment, as well as outpatient therapy enables me to help clients navigate complex situations.
Are you looking to find direction, to clarify goals, or ready to dig deep and work on core issues? Often it is our family of origin issues, buried within, that drive today's unwanted behaviors. I enjoy working with those who are seeking solutions to problems that have been standing in your way and blocking you from achieving your full potential in life. I would like to be your partner on the journey to well-being. My years of experience working in community mental health, substance abuse and co- occurring treatment, as well as outpatient therapy enables me to help clients navigate complex situations.
(561) 449-2716 View (561) 449-2716

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Boca Raton, FL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Boca Raton, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
81% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
68% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
74% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
71% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Boca Raton, FL see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Boca Raton?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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