Therapists in Carrollwood, FL

Photo of Laura DelleDonne, Counselor in Carrollwood, FL
Laura DelleDonne
Counselor, LMHC, NBCCH
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33618
Are you feeling stuck in ways that are currently inhibiting you from moving forward with your life? Are you wanting emotional freedom, to be basically happy and feel empowered to do so?. If you are struggling with current emotional distress or a recent/past issue/event or relationship, together we will target your goals and tailor your sessions to get to the root of the issue quickly. I utilize accelerated healing techniques and traditional cognitive or "talk" therapy. Together these procesess assist the mind to reduce emotional distress, enhance useful behaviors and improve clarity. The result is an overall joyful sense of well being!
Are you feeling stuck in ways that are currently inhibiting you from moving forward with your life? Are you wanting emotional freedom, to be basically happy and feel empowered to do so?. If you are struggling with current emotional distress or a recent/past issue/event or relationship, together we will target your goals and tailor your sessions to get to the root of the issue quickly. I utilize accelerated healing techniques and traditional cognitive or "talk" therapy. Together these procesess assist the mind to reduce emotional distress, enhance useful behaviors and improve clarity. The result is an overall joyful sense of well being!
(813) 489-6659 View (813) 489-6659
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David Grabau
Psychologist, PsyD, EdM
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33618
I think of my work as a way of helping patients make friends with themselves. I believe that we torture ourselves by holding onto memories that are painful. We play endless "tape recordings" in our minds that create anxiety, depression or compulsive behaviors. We repeat destructive patterns in our relationships which lead to isolation, shame, regret and guilt. Our choices in life become narrow and limited. Keeping unpleasant feelings at bay becomes our priority thus sapping us of energy. With the release of that energy prosperity can develop in all areas of life.
I think of my work as a way of helping patients make friends with themselves. I believe that we torture ourselves by holding onto memories that are painful. We play endless "tape recordings" in our minds that create anxiety, depression or compulsive behaviors. We repeat destructive patterns in our relationships which lead to isolation, shame, regret and guilt. Our choices in life become narrow and limited. Keeping unpleasant feelings at bay becomes our priority thus sapping us of energy. With the release of that energy prosperity can develop in all areas of life.
(813) 452-4159 View (813) 452-4159
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Mary Kathryn Long
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33625
Not accepting new clients
Ok, so you have started on the road to healing and are motivated to find answers to your problems. Whether you are depressed, anxious, or stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns, you want relief. In a positive supportive environment, I will guide you in exploring your options for solutions to your situation. I combine the best approaches to enable you to resolve your issues, whether you are looking for short-term answers or in-depth personal change. You are in control and I would love to join you in your journey to healing.
Ok, so you have started on the road to healing and are motivated to find answers to your problems. Whether you are depressed, anxious, or stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns, you want relief. In a positive supportive environment, I will guide you in exploring your options for solutions to your situation. I combine the best approaches to enable you to resolve your issues, whether you are looking for short-term answers or in-depth personal change. You are in control and I would love to join you in your journey to healing.
(813) 364-0579 View (813) 364-0579
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Affordable Counseling Center of Florida
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33625
We offer in person and online counseling. We have a sliding scale from $60 - $120. We are available days, evenings and weekends for your convenience. We do not accept Medicaid. The Counseling Team specializes in working with couples, families, individual,s troubled teens & children. We help with marriage and couples counseling, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, co-dependency issues, addiction, anger issues, communication skills, fighting fairly, and other sources of stress that compromise the quality of a person's daily life experience.
We offer in person and online counseling. We have a sliding scale from $60 - $120. We are available days, evenings and weekends for your convenience. We do not accept Medicaid. The Counseling Team specializes in working with couples, families, individual,s troubled teens & children. We help with marriage and couples counseling, depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, co-dependency issues, addiction, anger issues, communication skills, fighting fairly, and other sources of stress that compromise the quality of a person's daily life experience.
(813) 491-9037 View (813) 491-9037
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Lorraine Kushner
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33618
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 1994. My specialties include birth related problems such as postpartum depression, miscarriage, and infertility, as well as issues relating to death, dying and bereavement. I also work with clients who are depressed and are experiencing anxiety, panic,attacks, adjustment and mood disorders. If you are currently taking psychotropic medications prescribed by your physician, talk therapy will be a positive adjunct to your present regimen of help. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and have taught childbirth classes in the past.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been in practice since 1994. My specialties include birth related problems such as postpartum depression, miscarriage, and infertility, as well as issues relating to death, dying and bereavement. I also work with clients who are depressed and are experiencing anxiety, panic,attacks, adjustment and mood disorders. If you are currently taking psychotropic medications prescribed by your physician, talk therapy will be a positive adjunct to your present regimen of help. I am a Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator and have taught childbirth classes in the past.
(813) 690-5788 View (813) 690-5788
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Come Get Help, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33625
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. We have immediate openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) and would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty. We're living a difficult time in history, where our stress levels can affect all areas of our lives. If you feel hopeless about a better future and have done everything in your power to make things better, maybe we can help. You don't have to go through this alone. Looking for professional help is the first step towards a better future.
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. We have immediate openings for tele-therapy (video or phone sessions) and would be honored to support you during this time of uncertainty. We're living a difficult time in history, where our stress levels can affect all areas of our lives. If you feel hopeless about a better future and have done everything in your power to make things better, maybe we can help. You don't have to go through this alone. Looking for professional help is the first step towards a better future.
(813) 364-0741 View (813) 364-0741
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Felicia Alphonse
MS, PMHC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618
"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you are living?" - Bob Marley Sometimes we find ourselves seeking help and support when life hands us a path we aren't prepared to deal with. I believe that understanding and exploring the authentic self is essential in overcoming many complex struggles. I work to help uncover what my clients basic truth is, and in doing so work with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, premarital, marriage, relationships, grief, women's issues, sex & love addictions, betrayal and low self-esteem. I am a Christian Counselor here to help you feel supported and encourage you.
"Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you are living?" - Bob Marley Sometimes we find ourselves seeking help and support when life hands us a path we aren't prepared to deal with. I believe that understanding and exploring the authentic self is essential in overcoming many complex struggles. I work to help uncover what my clients basic truth is, and in doing so work with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, premarital, marriage, relationships, grief, women's issues, sex & love addictions, betrayal and low self-esteem. I am a Christian Counselor here to help you feel supported and encourage you.
(813) 413-4231 View (813) 413-4231
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John Hendershot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33625
Therapy can help you enhance your awareness of how your unrealistic or negative beliefs and thinking patterns about yourself and others undermine the quality of your life. Therapy can help you change those dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs. These changes in thinking will go hand-in-hand with improvements in your moods, decisions, quality of your relationships, and the quality of your life. Therapy can help you overcome grief and loss, navigate major changes and life stages, enhance motivation, improve coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety, and fear, and learn to deal with anger, rage, frustration, and disappointment more constructively.
Therapy can help you enhance your awareness of how your unrealistic or negative beliefs and thinking patterns about yourself and others undermine the quality of your life. Therapy can help you change those dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs. These changes in thinking will go hand-in-hand with improvements in your moods, decisions, quality of your relationships, and the quality of your life. Therapy can help you overcome grief and loss, navigate major changes and life stages, enhance motivation, improve coping skills for dealing with stress, anxiety, and fear, and learn to deal with anger, rage, frustration, and disappointment more constructively.
(813) 265-4811 View (813) 265-4811
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Jessika Redman
Counselor, DBH, NCC, CO-LPC, FL-LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33625  (Online Only)
On the outside, maybe it seems like you're ok. But internally, you're depleted, overwhelmed, and not sure where to start. Most of us have experienced times in our lives were we get stuck. Sometimes laying awake night after night overthinking every worry and fear. Other times, we feel hopeless. Depressed. Lost. You know something has to change, and sometimes you might even know what has to change, but you just can't seem to muster up the energy or will to make it happen. If life isn't everything you hoped it would be there is hope. Connecting with the right therapist may be one of the greatest investments in yourself
On the outside, maybe it seems like you're ok. But internally, you're depleted, overwhelmed, and not sure where to start. Most of us have experienced times in our lives were we get stuck. Sometimes laying awake night after night overthinking every worry and fear. Other times, we feel hopeless. Depressed. Lost. You know something has to change, and sometimes you might even know what has to change, but you just can't seem to muster up the energy or will to make it happen. If life isn't everything you hoped it would be there is hope. Connecting with the right therapist may be one of the greatest investments in yourself
(813) 694-4690 View (813) 694-4690
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Susan Morhard Posada
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618
Telehealth offered: Phone or confidential video-therapy. Are you struggling with relationship issues at home or in the workplace; having difficulty with parenting, post-divorce issues, anger, stress management, anxiety, depression or alcoholism? Is your teen having self-esteem issues, peer problems or recently become more difficult to get along with? Do you have unresolved trauma that is effecting your? I provide counseling services to adults, teens, couples (gay and straight), and families. "Investing in yourself and your relationships is investing in your future." When you are your best, you provide your best for other's.
Telehealth offered: Phone or confidential video-therapy. Are you struggling with relationship issues at home or in the workplace; having difficulty with parenting, post-divorce issues, anger, stress management, anxiety, depression or alcoholism? Is your teen having self-esteem issues, peer problems or recently become more difficult to get along with? Do you have unresolved trauma that is effecting your? I provide counseling services to adults, teens, couples (gay and straight), and families. "Investing in yourself and your relationships is investing in your future." When you are your best, you provide your best for other's.
(813) 438-4692 View (813) 438-4692
Photo of Jessica Klein, Pre-Licensed Professional in Carrollwood, FL
Jessica Klein
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33618
I believe everyone has the innate ability to become the best version of themselves. My goal is to help people develop the skills and provide the guidance to get there. I have been passionate about mental health throughout my life. After having learned more about myself and grown with my personal therapy journey, I am dedicated to providing a space for clients to navigate their challenges and ultimately find peace.
I believe everyone has the innate ability to become the best version of themselves. My goal is to help people develop the skills and provide the guidance to get there. I have been passionate about mental health throughout my life. After having learned more about myself and grown with my personal therapy journey, I am dedicated to providing a space for clients to navigate their challenges and ultimately find peace.
(813) 592-1345 View (813) 592-1345
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Hold Me Tight (TM) Couples Workshop
Psychologist
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33618
Thank you for considering our couples workshop called Hold Me Tight®, a program developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). This event will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 and is located at the address listed on this page. During this workshop, you will learn from presentation, discussion, example videos, and personal exercises about how love goes wrong, and how you and your partner can make sense of the emotions in your relationship. You will also learn how to stop fighting and start connecting differently, how to heal past hurts, and how to create the relationship you’ve always wanted.
Thank you for considering our couples workshop called Hold Me Tight®, a program developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, founder of Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT). This event will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2024 and is located at the address listed on this page. During this workshop, you will learn from presentation, discussion, example videos, and personal exercises about how love goes wrong, and how you and your partner can make sense of the emotions in your relationship. You will also learn how to stop fighting and start connecting differently, how to heal past hurts, and how to create the relationship you’ve always wanted.
(813) 605-1048 View (813) 605-1048
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True North Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ADHD-, CCSP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618
We are the Tampa Area's Premiere Children's Counseling Center. All of our counselors specialize in children and teens needs and concerns. Our office is set up to work specifically with children ages 0-18 to allow them to feel comfortable and relaxed. All of our counselors work directly with parents to help the entire family have a positive experience. We use play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy and many other child and teen friendly ways of learning coping skills and managing stress.
We are the Tampa Area's Premiere Children's Counseling Center. All of our counselors specialize in children and teens needs and concerns. Our office is set up to work specifically with children ages 0-18 to allow them to feel comfortable and relaxed. All of our counselors work directly with parents to help the entire family have a positive experience. We use play therapy, sand tray therapy, art therapy and many other child and teen friendly ways of learning coping skills and managing stress.
(813) 491-1860 View (813) 491-1860
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Adaliz Garces
Counselor, LMHC, CCTS-I, C-DBT, CGCS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33625  (Online Only)
*Accepting New Teletherapy Clients* Feeling constantly stressed, anxious, irritable, and easily angered by others or with yourself? You find yourself frustrated by the challenges of managing your emotions and asking yourself, "Why am I having such a hard time controlling my emotions?" or telling yourself "I should be able to handle this!" You've found that managing anxiety and the stress from everyday life feels overwhelming, and, you're exhausted. You want to be able to manage how you respond to daily stress and worry in ways that help you live a better quality of life and improve your relationship with others. I can help!
*Accepting New Teletherapy Clients* Feeling constantly stressed, anxious, irritable, and easily angered by others or with yourself? You find yourself frustrated by the challenges of managing your emotions and asking yourself, "Why am I having such a hard time controlling my emotions?" or telling yourself "I should be able to handle this!" You've found that managing anxiety and the stress from everyday life feels overwhelming, and, you're exhausted. You want to be able to manage how you respond to daily stress and worry in ways that help you live a better quality of life and improve your relationship with others. I can help!
(813) 694-5256 View (813) 694-5256
Photo of Callie Hill, Pre-Licensed Professional in Carrollwood, FL
Callie Hill
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33625
Life can get extremely difficult, leaving you feeling depressed, anxious, and alone. Asking for help doesn't mean you failed or that you are weak, it's quite the opposite. Our strength lies in our ability to be vulnerable and taking steps towards change. As your therapist, my first priority is making you feel comfortable and supported sharing your life with me. I want to meet you where you are at and work collaboratively with you to meet your goals. With every client I see, I aim to instill hope, trust, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
Life can get extremely difficult, leaving you feeling depressed, anxious, and alone. Asking for help doesn't mean you failed or that you are weak, it's quite the opposite. Our strength lies in our ability to be vulnerable and taking steps towards change. As your therapist, my first priority is making you feel comfortable and supported sharing your life with me. I want to meet you where you are at and work collaboratively with you to meet your goals. With every client I see, I aim to instill hope, trust, self-compassion, and self-acceptance.
(813) 592-7083 View (813) 592-7083
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Eleana Gkolemi
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Carrollwood, FL 33625
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the services I can offer to help you. It takes a lot of strength to take that first step and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I am in my final year of my clinical training at the University of South Florida's Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy and am also part of SanaMente Counseling (SMC), a boutique group practice located in Tampa. My goal is to create a safe and judgement-free environment where I provide support for adults, kids, adolescents, couples, and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me and the services I can offer to help you. It takes a lot of strength to take that first step and finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. I am in my final year of my clinical training at the University of South Florida's Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy and am also part of SanaMente Counseling (SMC), a boutique group practice located in Tampa. My goal is to create a safe and judgement-free environment where I provide support for adults, kids, adolescents, couples, and families of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
(813) 335-9794 View (813) 335-9794
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Becky R. Prima
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618
I know that life can be tough. If you are struggling with your emotions, experiencing negative thoughts or feelings, or having relationship troubles, I can help. I will listen with empathy, offer you a place free from judgement, and work with you to develop a positive mental health. I have 14 years of combined experience as an educator and counselor, and through this experience I developed a passion for helping people navigate the tough parts of life. I pride myself on developing strong, therapeutic relationships with my clients. I offer person-centered therapy because I believe you have it in you to achieve positive growth.
I know that life can be tough. If you are struggling with your emotions, experiencing negative thoughts or feelings, or having relationship troubles, I can help. I will listen with empathy, offer you a place free from judgement, and work with you to develop a positive mental health. I have 14 years of combined experience as an educator and counselor, and through this experience I developed a passion for helping people navigate the tough parts of life. I pride myself on developing strong, therapeutic relationships with my clients. I offer person-centered therapy because I believe you have it in you to achieve positive growth.
(727) 361-9834 View (727) 361-9834
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Counseling The Soul, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618
Our families, past relationships, and trauma events impact who we are as people, whether we like it or not. There is great freedom in breaking generational curses and creating a healthier relationship for yourself, the people you love and generation to follow. I can’t fix whatever you are going through but will make sure you don’t have to fight it alone. I specialize in working with people who deal with addiction, substance abuse, anger issues, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, men’s issues, etc. I am motivated to see you become the person you desire to be.
Our families, past relationships, and trauma events impact who we are as people, whether we like it or not. There is great freedom in breaking generational curses and creating a healthier relationship for yourself, the people you love and generation to follow. I can’t fix whatever you are going through but will make sure you don’t have to fight it alone. I specialize in working with people who deal with addiction, substance abuse, anger issues, depression, self-esteem, family conflict, men’s issues, etc. I am motivated to see you become the person you desire to be.
(813) 638-0306 View (813) 638-0306
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Kristen Staron-La Cagnina
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618
Are you struggling with your infant or young child's mood or behaviors? Are they having a tough time adjusting to changes in their home or life? Have they experienced something that has changed their mood or behaviors? Toddlers and young children can have difficulty expressing themselves and need help to learn how. They may also struggle with learning how to adjust and cope with changes in their home, daycare, or school environments. Play therapy is a natural and great way for children to express themselves and learn new skills. Working with them at their level of understanding fosters understanding and healing.
Are you struggling with your infant or young child's mood or behaviors? Are they having a tough time adjusting to changes in their home or life? Have they experienced something that has changed their mood or behaviors? Toddlers and young children can have difficulty expressing themselves and need help to learn how. They may also struggle with learning how to adjust and cope with changes in their home, daycare, or school environments. Play therapy is a natural and great way for children to express themselves and learn new skills. Working with them at their level of understanding fosters understanding and healing.
(813) 722-0748 View (813) 722-0748
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Nicholas Kolos
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMFT, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrollwood, FL 33618  (Online Only)
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. My goal is to help my clients achieve the best version of themselves! I I use an integrative approach that blends different kinds of therapies through the filter of cognitive behavioral theory. It is my belief that by examining and changing our thoughts and behaviors, we can increase our overall quality of life. I develop treatment plans specifically tailored to each of my clients' needs. I use a warm, compassionate, and assertive approach to assist clients on their journey for change.
I specialize in individual, couples and family therapy. My goal is to help my clients achieve the best version of themselves! I I use an integrative approach that blends different kinds of therapies through the filter of cognitive behavioral theory. It is my belief that by examining and changing our thoughts and behaviors, we can increase our overall quality of life. I develop treatment plans specifically tailored to each of my clients' needs. I use a warm, compassionate, and assertive approach to assist clients on their journey for change.
(813) 945-6719 View (813) 945-6719

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Number of Therapists in Carrollwood, FL

40+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Carrollwood, FL who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
78% Self Esteem
76% Trauma and PTSD
68% Grief

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
74% Cigna and Evernorth
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Carrollwood, FL see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Carrollwood?

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.