Therapists in Broward County, FL

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Photo of Staci Lee Schnell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Broward County, FL
Staci Lee Schnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, CS, LMFT
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Hollywood, FL 33026
Do you feel like your partner doesn't understand you anymore, or that you're growing apart? Then it's time to understand each other and communicate better. If you ready to get back on the same page, learn how to put your relationship first & rekindle that spark you once had, I can help you. It's time for you to get close again! Were you or your spouse unfaithful? I want to help you both recover, heal, reconnect and learn to live again after the betrayal.
Do you feel like your partner doesn't understand you anymore, or that you're growing apart? Then it's time to understand each other and communicate better. If you ready to get back on the same page, learn how to put your relationship first & rekindle that spark you once had, I can help you. It's time for you to get close again! Were you or your spouse unfaithful? I want to help you both recover, heal, reconnect and learn to live again after the betrayal.
(754) 300-1509 View (754) 300-1509
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Iris Bettan
DHS
Verified Verified
Hollywood, FL 33021
My ability to truly listen and my capacity for compassion create an ideal environment for healing and safety. My clients enter a safe and encouraging space where they are free to truly be themselves and express their innermost thoughts. I practice with empathy, love and acceptance.
My ability to truly listen and my capacity for compassion create an ideal environment for healing and safety. My clients enter a safe and encouraging space where they are free to truly be themselves and express their innermost thoughts. I practice with empathy, love and acceptance.
(754) 581-8096 View (754) 581-8096
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Paul Stephen Comeau
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Hollywood, FL 33019  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida providing individual therapy to ages 14-80, focusing on addictions, trauma, depression, bipolar, anxiety, and ASD. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy in addiction treatment centers and community mental health agencies. My goal is to help clients begin the process of finding their inner peace. I earned a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University earning a 4.0 GPA.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida providing individual therapy to ages 14-80, focusing on addictions, trauma, depression, bipolar, anxiety, and ASD. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy in addiction treatment centers and community mental health agencies. My goal is to help clients begin the process of finding their inner peace. I earned a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University earning a 4.0 GPA.
(754) 254-4151 View (754) 254-4151
Carol Gross, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coral Springs, FL 33067  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is someone who wants to make positive changes. They are motivated to work with the therapist to identify problems, are willing to consider new approaches, and are willing to believe that they can solve problems, enrich relationships, and improve their lives. People often come to therapy when old ways of problem solving are not working for them when faced with a current problem. I work closely with clients facing challenges including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Postpartum Depression, Relationships, Parenting, Medical Issues, Caregivers, as well as ADHD (school/work related).
My ideal client is someone who wants to make positive changes. They are motivated to work with the therapist to identify problems, are willing to consider new approaches, and are willing to believe that they can solve problems, enrich relationships, and improve their lives. People often come to therapy when old ways of problem solving are not working for them when faced with a current problem. I work closely with clients facing challenges including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Postpartum Depression, Relationships, Parenting, Medical Issues, Caregivers, as well as ADHD (school/work related).
(954) 592-0329 View (954) 592-0329
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Dr. Adriana W. Bal
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009  (Online Only)
Whether it’s your first time, or you already worked with other therapists, you are in the right place. I have the education and over 25 years of clinical experience to help you. I specialize in working with adults who might have unresolved issues from the past that still impact their current functioning. I focus on causes, not just symptoms. My main areas of concentration include anxiety, trauma, childhood / past issues, relationships and transitions/adjustment. I know how important it is to find a therapist who fits and how difficult it can be to start therapy. I am so glad that you are taking this step today to a better tomorrow.
Whether it’s your first time, or you already worked with other therapists, you are in the right place. I have the education and over 25 years of clinical experience to help you. I specialize in working with adults who might have unresolved issues from the past that still impact their current functioning. I focus on causes, not just symptoms. My main areas of concentration include anxiety, trauma, childhood / past issues, relationships and transitions/adjustment. I know how important it is to find a therapist who fits and how difficult it can be to start therapy. I am so glad that you are taking this step today to a better tomorrow.
(786) 288-1667 View (786) 288-1667
Photo of Kayla Katz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Broward County, FL
Kayla Katz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Parkland, FL 33076  (Online Only)
Therapy is often a misunderstood concept, with many people perceiving it as a one-sided conversation where the therapist simply listens and provides occasional feedback. However, therapy is much more than that. I'm all about meaningful interaction and connecting as human beings. My main objective is to help you achieve your desired outcomes, while making the therapeutic journey as enjoyable and enlightening as possible. Therapy doesn't have to be a painful experience. My goal as a therapist is to create a collaborative and supportive environment where my clients feel motivated and inspired to make positive changes in their lives.
Therapy is often a misunderstood concept, with many people perceiving it as a one-sided conversation where the therapist simply listens and provides occasional feedback. However, therapy is much more than that. I'm all about meaningful interaction and connecting as human beings. My main objective is to help you achieve your desired outcomes, while making the therapeutic journey as enjoyable and enlightening as possible. Therapy doesn't have to be a painful experience. My goal as a therapist is to create a collaborative and supportive environment where my clients feel motivated and inspired to make positive changes in their lives.
(954) 245-0949 View (954) 245-0949
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Katina Williams-Nelson
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with struggling individuals, families, and couples. Being a therapist is not for the faint of heart, yet I find that helping others improve their lives is my calling. I enjoy being that person my clients talk to about anything. My clients enjoy the judgement free zone that therapy with me entails. My approach to psychotherapy is that no matter where you’re starting from, change is possible! Change can cause uncertainty, anxiety, and confusion for many. I help my clients find the courage to start on their road to positive transformation.
I work with struggling individuals, families, and couples. Being a therapist is not for the faint of heart, yet I find that helping others improve their lives is my calling. I enjoy being that person my clients talk to about anything. My clients enjoy the judgement free zone that therapy with me entails. My approach to psychotherapy is that no matter where you’re starting from, change is possible! Change can cause uncertainty, anxiety, and confusion for many. I help my clients find the courage to start on their road to positive transformation.
(754) 399-3766 View (754) 399-3766
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Linda Hood
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
Hey there! I'm a passionate therapist who specializes in helping individuals and couples overcome deep-seated issues caused by past trauma and pain. My clients often feel that life threw them one (or more) unexpected curveballs, which left them feeling unsure, stuck, and repeating unwanted behaviors. Realizing that there is more to life, my clients reach out seeking freedom, recovery and nourishing relationships with themselves and others.
Hey there! I'm a passionate therapist who specializes in helping individuals and couples overcome deep-seated issues caused by past trauma and pain. My clients often feel that life threw them one (or more) unexpected curveballs, which left them feeling unsure, stuck, and repeating unwanted behaviors. Realizing that there is more to life, my clients reach out seeking freedom, recovery and nourishing relationships with themselves and others.
(954) 466-8923 View (954) 466-8923
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SVM Counseling Corp.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. We all experience times in our lives when we feel a bit out of balance. Whether it's in our relationships, work life, or general well-being, balance is essential for fulfillment and happiness. Anxiety, depression, anger, conflict, stress and other self-defeating issues create imbalances. Therapy helps to restore, and many times creates, the balance that is needed in all of our lives.
Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. We all experience times in our lives when we feel a bit out of balance. Whether it's in our relationships, work life, or general well-being, balance is essential for fulfillment and happiness. Anxiety, depression, anger, conflict, stress and other self-defeating issues create imbalances. Therapy helps to restore, and many times creates, the balance that is needed in all of our lives.
(305) 680-1693 View (305) 680-1693
Photo of Lori Eickleberry, Psychologist in Broward County, FL
Lori Eickleberry
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Life is challenging and it is not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed. Seeking the help of a psychologist can be a powerful tool for overcoming barriers to happiness. Only 5% of psychologists are Board Certified; I am a seasoned psychologist with two Board Certifications (CBT and Addictions), professor, and founder of the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health. I do evidence-based work, which means more than just chatting about difficulties. We actively work together to better understand behaviors and relationship difficulties, develop goals, and follow through with strategies to achieve positive change.
Life is challenging and it is not uncommon for people to feel overwhelmed. Seeking the help of a psychologist can be a powerful tool for overcoming barriers to happiness. Only 5% of psychologists are Board Certified; I am a seasoned psychologist with two Board Certifications (CBT and Addictions), professor, and founder of the Motivational Institute for Behavioral Health. I do evidence-based work, which means more than just chatting about difficulties. We actively work together to better understand behaviors and relationship difficulties, develop goals, and follow through with strategies to achieve positive change.
(954) 532-8546 View (954) 532-8546
Photo of Dr. Tracy Mallett, Psychologist in Broward County, FL
Dr. Tracy Mallett
Psychologist, PsyD, LMFT, PsyPact
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plantation, FL 33324  (Online Only)
Engagement in therapy is an investment in the rest of your life. If you are struggling with family problems, depression, anxiety, issues with motivation, or difficulty managing stress, it's worth a free, no-obligation phone call to discuss how I can help. I look forward to collaborating with you to determine how we can best reach your goals. I am a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and an international divorce, and coparenting coach. I am Level II trained in the Gottman Method, and utilize this extensively with couples.
Engagement in therapy is an investment in the rest of your life. If you are struggling with family problems, depression, anxiety, issues with motivation, or difficulty managing stress, it's worth a free, no-obligation phone call to discuss how I can help. I look forward to collaborating with you to determine how we can best reach your goals. I am a licensed psychologist, licensed marriage and family therapist, and an international divorce, and coparenting coach. I am Level II trained in the Gottman Method, and utilize this extensively with couples.
(954) 945-8760 View (954) 945-8760
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Herena Julia
Counselor, LMHC, PLLC
Verified Verified
Plantation, FL 33324
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the field. In my practice I assist my clients with resolving and healing issues which are preventing them from living their best life. Issues may vary from childhood traumas and life-long patterns, to recent life changes causing distress. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, self-limiting/self-sabotaging patterns, and relationship issues to name a few. I am a trauma-focused clinician trained in EMDR.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the field. In my practice I assist my clients with resolving and healing issues which are preventing them from living their best life. Issues may vary from childhood traumas and life-long patterns, to recent life changes causing distress. Throughout my career I have worked with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, self-limiting/self-sabotaging patterns, and relationship issues to name a few. I am a trauma-focused clinician trained in EMDR.
(954) 231-2498 View (954) 231-2498
Photo of Steven Mutchnick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Broward County, FL
Steven Mutchnick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified Verified
Coral Springs, FL 33067
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 45+ years. I have worked with individuals, families and couples in a variety of settings including a family service agency, multiple drug treatment centers and a group and individual private practice. I have also trained therapists for licensure and have been an associate professor at two schools of social work.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist for 45+ years. I have worked with individuals, families and couples in a variety of settings including a family service agency, multiple drug treatment centers and a group and individual private practice. I have also trained therapists for licensure and have been an associate professor at two schools of social work.
(954) 501-0285 View (954) 501-0285
Photo of Yoslaine Mesa-Jimenez, Psychologist in Broward County, FL
Yoslaine Mesa-Jimenez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coral Springs, FL 33071  (Online Only)
Life is ever changing and these changes come with struggles. These changes can come with daily life stressors and difficulties with transitions. Are you struggling with major life changes, having difficulties at school or work? I am here to lead the way for any obstacles you may be facing. I offer a safe, nurturing and warm environment where you are free to discuss any difficulties that you may have. This is a space that is free of judgment. Together we can move in a positive direction where we can create a space where you are living to your full potential.
Life is ever changing and these changes come with struggles. These changes can come with daily life stressors and difficulties with transitions. Are you struggling with major life changes, having difficulties at school or work? I am here to lead the way for any obstacles you may be facing. I offer a safe, nurturing and warm environment where you are free to discuss any difficulties that you may have. This is a space that is free of judgment. Together we can move in a positive direction where we can create a space where you are living to your full potential.
(954) 289-5964 View (954) 289-5964
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From Under the Rug
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW, RCSWi
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311  (Online Only)
LGBT, Relationships/Marriage, Sex, Kink/Fetish, Career Goals, Anxiety/Depression, HIV... Sometimes it can be so easy to sweep things under the rug and deal with it later. The problem is often we have so much going on that we forget to address things that we say we will. This therapeutic practice strongly believes that every person, every situation, and the surrounding circumstances are all unique. Your situation may sound like or seem similar to someone else’s but YOU are the factor that makes yours different, and that’s what the main focus will be; how you can be empowered to explore with me and take solutions into your world.
LGBT, Relationships/Marriage, Sex, Kink/Fetish, Career Goals, Anxiety/Depression, HIV... Sometimes it can be so easy to sweep things under the rug and deal with it later. The problem is often we have so much going on that we forget to address things that we say we will. This therapeutic practice strongly believes that every person, every situation, and the surrounding circumstances are all unique. Your situation may sound like or seem similar to someone else’s but YOU are the factor that makes yours different, and that’s what the main focus will be; how you can be empowered to explore with me and take solutions into your world.
(754) 203-4484 View (754) 203-4484
Photo of Melanie M McMillion, Counselor in Broward County, FL
Melanie M McMillion
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Receiving a life altering health diagnosis, finding yourself in an unplanned caregiving role, or the death of a loved one are a few examples of life events that you may find yourself suddenly faced with. These life events may trigger feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, sadness, anger, and despair. Together, with a safe and compassionate setting we will explore your strengths, gain clarity, and address any fears. My goal is to provide support, instill hope, and introduce proactive tools to face this life event head on.
Receiving a life altering health diagnosis, finding yourself in an unplanned caregiving role, or the death of a loved one are a few examples of life events that you may find yourself suddenly faced with. These life events may trigger feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, sadness, anger, and despair. Together, with a safe and compassionate setting we will explore your strengths, gain clarity, and address any fears. My goal is to provide support, instill hope, and introduce proactive tools to face this life event head on.
(754) 205-3810 View (754) 205-3810
Photo of Benjamin Miller, Counselor in Broward County, FL
Benjamin Miller
Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lauderhill, FL 33319
I am here to listen and connect with those that feel like nobody understands them. I am here to give you hope and you derserve a meaningful life. I enjoy helping people work through feelings, problem solve, and find solutions to a meaningful lifestyle. I work with adult individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, identity crisis, and grief and loss. In light of my experience, I have worked in Mental Health Institutions, Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers, and conducted workshops on getting unstuck, finding passion, and life and social skills.
I am here to listen and connect with those that feel like nobody understands them. I am here to give you hope and you derserve a meaningful life. I enjoy helping people work through feelings, problem solve, and find solutions to a meaningful lifestyle. I work with adult individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, identity crisis, and grief and loss. In light of my experience, I have worked in Mental Health Institutions, Drug and Alcohol Treatment centers, and conducted workshops on getting unstuck, finding passion, and life and social skills.
(954) 466-1916 View (954) 466-1916
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Danielle Carney
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CEDS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301  (Online Only)
Tell me if any of this sounds like you - You're relentlessly hard on yourself. You might feel uncomfy in your own skin and struggle with body image or disordered eating. Maybe you're burnt out on dating/relationships and wonder if you'll ever find what you're looking for. On the surface, it might seem like you have it all together, but in reality, you overthink, have a hard time speaking your mind, and run through "what ifs" endlessly. You're goal-oriented and hard-working, but regardless of your accomplishments, nothing feels like it translates to truly feeling good enough. If this resonates with you, you're in the right place!
Tell me if any of this sounds like you - You're relentlessly hard on yourself. You might feel uncomfy in your own skin and struggle with body image or disordered eating. Maybe you're burnt out on dating/relationships and wonder if you'll ever find what you're looking for. On the surface, it might seem like you have it all together, but in reality, you overthink, have a hard time speaking your mind, and run through "what ifs" endlessly. You're goal-oriented and hard-working, but regardless of your accomplishments, nothing feels like it translates to truly feeling good enough. If this resonates with you, you're in the right place!
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Photo of Hara Wachholder, Counselor in Broward County, FL
Hara Wachholder
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Weston, FL 33327  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Oftentimes, there is that inner voice in our head that has become more of a critic instead of a friend. We have trained our minds to overthink, overanalyze, and overcomplicate daily situations. My name is Hara Wachholder and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I specialize in working with teens and adults looking to shift their perspective of themselves and the world around them. As an empath myself, my goal is to serve as a guide that will assist you in processing the past, improving the present and creating a more positive future for you and your loved ones.
Oftentimes, there is that inner voice in our head that has become more of a critic instead of a friend. We have trained our minds to overthink, overanalyze, and overcomplicate daily situations. My name is Hara Wachholder and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida. I specialize in working with teens and adults looking to shift their perspective of themselves and the world around them. As an empath myself, my goal is to serve as a guide that will assist you in processing the past, improving the present and creating a more positive future for you and your loved ones.
(954) 231-2563 View (954) 231-2563
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True Kismet Counseling, LLC
Psychologist, MA, LP, LICSW
Verified Verified
Oakland Park, FL 33334  (Online Only)
You may be at a point where you are feeling depressed because you feel alone and misunderstood. Changes in your life are overwhelming. Life and relationships are difficult to manage. You may be thinking that you “should” be stronger and not let things bother you so why do they? Your marriage has a lot of challenges and you and your spouse do not see eye to eye. You are an LGBTQ identified person and are feeling stuck. You are encountering roadblocks in your personal life and relationships. You want so much in life, but nothing seems to come together for you.
You may be at a point where you are feeling depressed because you feel alone and misunderstood. Changes in your life are overwhelming. Life and relationships are difficult to manage. You may be thinking that you “should” be stronger and not let things bother you so why do they? Your marriage has a lot of challenges and you and your spouse do not see eye to eye. You are an LGBTQ identified person and are feeling stuck. You are encountering roadblocks in your personal life and relationships. You want so much in life, but nothing seems to come together for you.
(954) 799-9628 View (954) 799-9628

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Number of Therapists in Broward County, FL

2,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Broward County, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
86% Depression
78% Self Esteem
72% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
64% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aetna
81% Cigna and Evernorth
81% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Broward County, FL see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Broward County?

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.