Therapists in Downtown, Clearwater, FL

Photo of Shay Roop, Counselor in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Shay Roop
Counselor, RN, LMHC, EdD
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
Being a therapist, RN, wife and mother I bring knowledge and varied experiences to my therapy. My specialties are relationships, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and marital issues. I am also a clinical hypnotherapist who can offer differing treatment techniques and strategies for various problems.
Being a therapist, RN, wife and mother I bring knowledge and varied experiences to my therapy. My specialties are relationships, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and marital issues. I am also a clinical hypnotherapist who can offer differing treatment techniques and strategies for various problems.
(727) 732-4101 View (727) 732-4101
Photo of Lorelei Keif, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Lorelei Keif
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
Waitlist for new clients
I consider it a privilege to help you envision and achieve your ideal life. Engaging with a therapist takes courage. I realize this can be challenging. I have extensive experience with multiple age groups and diagnoses and issues.
I consider it a privilege to help you envision and achieve your ideal life. Engaging with a therapist takes courage. I realize this can be challenging. I have extensive experience with multiple age groups and diagnoses and issues.
(727) 800-4656 View (727) 800-4656
Photo of Cassidy Wright, Pre-Licensed Professional in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Cassidy Wright
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
Is your child or teen struggling to manage their emotions or having a hard time paying attention in class? I am here to help! I am a Masters in Clinical Social Work graduate from Florida State University. I have spent most of my career in the child welfare system assisting a very vulnerable population navigate an extremely challenging time. As a licensed foster parent I have gained a unique experience working with children and teens; but also parenting alongside bio parents to better understand their child’s specific needs.
Is your child or teen struggling to manage their emotions or having a hard time paying attention in class? I am here to help! I am a Masters in Clinical Social Work graduate from Florida State University. I have spent most of my career in the child welfare system assisting a very vulnerable population navigate an extremely challenging time. As a licensed foster parent I have gained a unique experience working with children and teens; but also parenting alongside bio parents to better understand their child’s specific needs.
(727) 955-3369 View (727) 955-3369
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Bob Roop
EdD
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
Dr. Robert Roop believes in treating each person as an individual, molding his strategies to meet their needs. He offers individual, couples, family, and addictions counseling, as well as treatment for those individuals or couples facing sexual issues. Dr. Roop and his wife, Dr. Shay Roop, own Professional Counseling.
Dr. Robert Roop believes in treating each person as an individual, molding his strategies to meet their needs. He offers individual, couples, family, and addictions counseling, as well as treatment for those individuals or couples facing sexual issues. Dr. Roop and his wife, Dr. Shay Roop, own Professional Counseling.
(727) 485-0840 View (727) 485-0840
Photo of Creative Expressions Counseling Jennifer Primavera, Marriage & Family Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Creative Expressions Counseling Jennifer Primavera
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
People do not fit in perfect little boxes, nor should treatment be tailored to a "one size fits all " approach. Everyone is different and unique. I believe it is important to find creative and healthy ways to help children, teens, adults, couples and their families to solve problems and move forward in their lives.
People do not fit in perfect little boxes, nor should treatment be tailored to a "one size fits all " approach. Everyone is different and unique. I believe it is important to find creative and healthy ways to help children, teens, adults, couples and their families to solve problems and move forward in their lives.
(727) 261-1925 View (727) 261-1925
Photo of Mari W. Broome, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Mari W. Broome
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CST, RYT, RCY
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
As a therapist emphasizing both mental and physical well-being, my objective is to collaborate with you to help you understand and navigate the obstacles you encounter in life. I have a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Florida and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Florida International University. I am trained as a Yoga Therapy Teacher and Children's Yoga Teacher, integrating these practices with clients open to the approach. Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), I blend evidence-based modalities like CBT and mindfulness skills to create personalized treatment.
As a therapist emphasizing both mental and physical well-being, my objective is to collaborate with you to help you understand and navigate the obstacles you encounter in life. I have a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from the University of Florida and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Florida International University. I am trained as a Yoga Therapy Teacher and Children's Yoga Teacher, integrating these practices with clients open to the approach. Certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), I blend evidence-based modalities like CBT and mindfulness skills to create personalized treatment.
(727) 341-5992 View (727) 341-5992
Photo of Sheila Marie Nugent, Counselor in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Sheila Marie Nugent
Counselor, LMHC , LPC, MAC
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
What is keeping you from living the life you want? Therapy can be a powerful tool to identify goals and remove obstacles that may be preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Are you are experiencing depression, anxiety or abusing substances? The process of therapy can be a useful way to discover how to create change. By exploring current and historical patterns, you can develop an awareness and understanding of maladaptive coping mechanisms. You can change your life by changing yourself. I am here to help you accomplish your goals.
What is keeping you from living the life you want? Therapy can be a powerful tool to identify goals and remove obstacles that may be preventing you from experiencing a more fulfilling life. Are you are experiencing depression, anxiety or abusing substances? The process of therapy can be a useful way to discover how to create change. By exploring current and historical patterns, you can develop an awareness and understanding of maladaptive coping mechanisms. You can change your life by changing yourself. I am here to help you accomplish your goals.
(727) 240-3515 View (727) 240-3515
Photo of Mitchell Kroungold, Psychologist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Mitchell Kroungold
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33756
As a psychologist in Clearwater for over 40 years, I bring experience, wisdom, and stability to the therapeutic process. I have been happily married for 48 years and personally know the importance of effective communication and compromise in relationships. I value your time. It is rare for someone to wait more than 10 minutes. With few exceptions, I will conclude the initial session with my impressions, and I will suggest a treatment plan focused on solutions. I am direct and action oriented with a focus on changing behavior and negative thoughts within a supportive relationship.
As a psychologist in Clearwater for over 40 years, I bring experience, wisdom, and stability to the therapeutic process. I have been happily married for 48 years and personally know the importance of effective communication and compromise in relationships. I value your time. It is rare for someone to wait more than 10 minutes. With few exceptions, I will conclude the initial session with my impressions, and I will suggest a treatment plan focused on solutions. I am direct and action oriented with a focus on changing behavior and negative thoughts within a supportive relationship.
(727) 341-9407 View (727) 341-9407
Photo of Michelle Rothschild, Psychologist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Michelle Rothschild
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
You have taken the first step to changing your life for the better. I specialize in working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples who have concerns regarding relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, fears/phobias, depression, trauma, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, I work with individuals adjusting to life changes, such as college, parenthood, and retirement. I can help you explore these issues in a collaborative, supportive, and confidential environment. My philosophy is integrative; therefore, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's specific needs and preferences. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and hypnosis.
You have taken the first step to changing your life for the better. I specialize in working with adults, children, adolescents, and couples who have concerns regarding relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, fears/phobias, depression, trauma, and difficulty concentrating. Additionally, I work with individuals adjusting to life changes, such as college, parenthood, and retirement. I can help you explore these issues in a collaborative, supportive, and confidential environment. My philosophy is integrative; therefore, I tailor my therapeutic approach to the individual's specific needs and preferences. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, insight-oriented therapy, and hypnosis.
(727) 386-7091 View (727) 386-7091
Photo of Aaron Norton, Counselor in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Aaron Norton
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CFMHE
Verified
10 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
Not accepting new clients
I believe that all people can learn to identify and change thoughts and behaviors in ways that better help them live their ideal lives. I aspire to be a resource you can use to accomplish that goal, using approaches that create a balance between acceptance and change. You'll likely experience me as warm, positive, respectful, informed, practical, and often solution-focused. I work with a wide range of relationship, mental health, and career-related concerns, and I'm eager to help you navigate your path to personal growth.
I believe that all people can learn to identify and change thoughts and behaviors in ways that better help them live their ideal lives. I aspire to be a resource you can use to accomplish that goal, using approaches that create a balance between acceptance and change. You'll likely experience me as warm, positive, respectful, informed, practical, and often solution-focused. I work with a wide range of relationship, mental health, and career-related concerns, and I'm eager to help you navigate your path to personal growth.
(727) 280-5989 View (727) 280-5989
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Bay Kids FL
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
I help to identify and clearly understand why your child is struggling academically, behaviorally and socially. Through neuropsychological testing, clinical interviewing, and observations, I help to uncover your child's strengths and weaknesses. I provide detailed and specialized recommendations for interventions and treatments to address areas of weakness and capitalize on your child's talents. With a doctoral degree in school and clinical psychology, I can help navigate the school's approach to educating and accommodating your child. Together, let's uncover how your child learns best.
I help to identify and clearly understand why your child is struggling academically, behaviorally and socially. Through neuropsychological testing, clinical interviewing, and observations, I help to uncover your child's strengths and weaknesses. I provide detailed and specialized recommendations for interventions and treatments to address areas of weakness and capitalize on your child's talents. With a doctoral degree in school and clinical psychology, I can help navigate the school's approach to educating and accommodating your child. Together, let's uncover how your child learns best.
(844) 311-4318 View (844) 311-4318
Photo of George F Rohrmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
George F Rohrmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
READ WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME IN "TESTIMONIALS" ON MY WEBSITE. I'VE HELPED THOUSANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN. People frequently remark that I have an "easy to talk with non-judgemental style" and that I've "provided them with tools to continue improving their lives throughout their lifetime". One of my specialties is helping men and women successfully come out the other side of breakups, job disappointments, and losses. I help individuals achieve their personal goals. We work together to develop a plan and strategy for implementation.
READ WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT ME IN "TESTIMONIALS" ON MY WEBSITE. I'VE HELPED THOUSANDS OF MEN AND WOMEN. People frequently remark that I have an "easy to talk with non-judgemental style" and that I've "provided them with tools to continue improving their lives throughout their lifetime". One of my specialties is helping men and women successfully come out the other side of breakups, job disappointments, and losses. I help individuals achieve their personal goals. We work together to develop a plan and strategy for implementation.
(727) 240-4975 View (727) 240-4975
Photo of Jackie Currier, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Jackie Currier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
Are you looking for a safe and supportive environment where you are encouraged to explore new connections between the source of your suffering, your current difficulties and possible solutions? Making a proactive step to begin or return to counseling is an opportunity for personal growth and genuine life-change. The counseling process can help you move from feeling "stuck" to experiencing freedom, purpose, and balance in your life.
Are you looking for a safe and supportive environment where you are encouraged to explore new connections between the source of your suffering, your current difficulties and possible solutions? Making a proactive step to begin or return to counseling is an opportunity for personal growth and genuine life-change. The counseling process can help you move from feeling "stuck" to experiencing freedom, purpose, and balance in your life.
(727) 877-5436 View (727) 877-5436
Photo of Sandra E Johnson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Sandra E Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, MCAP, SAP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
Have you ever wondered why you find yourself falling into the same unhealthy patterns in your personal, career or family life? Living a fulfilled life has to do with identifying the negative core beliefs that perpetuate the repetitive patterns of discomfort that we experience in our lives. Our perception is our reality. Only until we alter these misperceptions, will true and lasting change occur. My approach is a combination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral therapy and various holistic healing techniques to offer total overall healing and wellness.
Have you ever wondered why you find yourself falling into the same unhealthy patterns in your personal, career or family life? Living a fulfilled life has to do with identifying the negative core beliefs that perpetuate the repetitive patterns of discomfort that we experience in our lives. Our perception is our reality. Only until we alter these misperceptions, will true and lasting change occur. My approach is a combination of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral therapy and various holistic healing techniques to offer total overall healing and wellness.
(914) 499-0385 View (914) 499-0385
Photo of Katie Merricks, Psychologist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Katie Merricks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
7 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
Let me introduce myself - my name is Dr. Katie and treating anxiety efficiently and effectively is my forte. I specialize in the unique training required to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety inducing difficulties. It also rare that an individual has a pure anxiety diagnosis, therefore I am as equally effective in treating individuals who also struggle with depression, disordered eating, behavioral difficulties, etc. I have trained at a variety of clinic settings including Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Rogers Behavioral Health.
Let me introduce myself - my name is Dr. Katie and treating anxiety efficiently and effectively is my forte. I specialize in the unique training required to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and other anxiety inducing difficulties. It also rare that an individual has a pure anxiety diagnosis, therefore I am as equally effective in treating individuals who also struggle with depression, disordered eating, behavioral difficulties, etc. I have trained at a variety of clinic settings including Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and Rogers Behavioral Health.
(813) 609-2161 View (813) 609-2161
Photo of Elvis Lester, Counselor in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Elvis Lester
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, MAC, MCEMT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
I focus on "Mental Health", wholeness & balance. I do changework not just counseling. I have expertise in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) & Hypnosis as well as Neurocise & Advanced Eye Movement - how you run your brain to direct your behavior - getting at exactly what you are doing. I will coach & train you as required in the skills you are missing. I use Hypnosis for Trancework, memory work, trauma/abuse, self-relations, identity level work that is often not addressed in our field. If you are looking for an advanced practitioner with 35+ years experience search no further. Contact me at (813) 438-4908 with inquiries. Thank you!
I focus on "Mental Health", wholeness & balance. I do changework not just counseling. I have expertise in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) & Hypnosis as well as Neurocise & Advanced Eye Movement - how you run your brain to direct your behavior - getting at exactly what you are doing. I will coach & train you as required in the skills you are missing. I use Hypnosis for Trancework, memory work, trauma/abuse, self-relations, identity level work that is often not addressed in our field. If you are looking for an advanced practitioner with 35+ years experience search no further. Contact me at (813) 438-4908 with inquiries. Thank you!
(813) 438-4908 View (813) 438-4908
Photo of Esther L Klein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Esther L Klein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
I believe that each life event is experienced and processed by the whole person - mind, body, spirit, and emotion. Whether it's physical pain, emotional issues, or recent or past trauma, these events need to be addressed with the whole person in mind. It is my goal to lead each client towards attainment of optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I emphasize the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. I assist my clients in developing personal goals and the tools necessary to achieve balance and well being.
I believe that each life event is experienced and processed by the whole person - mind, body, spirit, and emotion. Whether it's physical pain, emotional issues, or recent or past trauma, these events need to be addressed with the whole person in mind. It is my goal to lead each client towards attainment of optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I emphasize the need to look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle values. I assist my clients in developing personal goals and the tools necessary to achieve balance and well being.
(727) 341-9515 View (727) 341-9515
Photo of Linda Carney, Counselor in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Linda Carney
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
Are you grieving a recent loss, or do you need help with marital or work conflicts? I help people to validate their feelings, while providing tools to help them resolve issues and move forward. My approach is to help resolve limiting beliefs, and to question old patterns of behavior that no longer work. I believe in using solution-focused, relatively short term therapy where possible---with the goal of empowering clients to make positive, long term changes.
Are you grieving a recent loss, or do you need help with marital or work conflicts? I help people to validate their feelings, while providing tools to help them resolve issues and move forward. My approach is to help resolve limiting beliefs, and to question old patterns of behavior that no longer work. I believe in using solution-focused, relatively short term therapy where possible---with the goal of empowering clients to make positive, long term changes.
(727) 866-4570 View (727) 866-4570
Photo of Jennifer Young, Counselor in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Jennifer Young
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my focus is assisting in healing from trauma, recovery from dangerous relationship, and addiction using forward facing, gentle healing and cognitive behavioral techniques. The foundation for my work is a feminist approach which means that we work together to move to a new and more functional place, utilizing strengths and resources that are both internal and external. I believe that we are all seeking Security, Empowerment, Love and Freedom-S.E.L.F. Through each one of these goals we can open ourselves to our own power.
As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my focus is assisting in healing from trauma, recovery from dangerous relationship, and addiction using forward facing, gentle healing and cognitive behavioral techniques. The foundation for my work is a feminist approach which means that we work together to move to a new and more functional place, utilizing strengths and resources that are both internal and external. I believe that we are all seeking Security, Empowerment, Love and Freedom-S.E.L.F. Through each one of these goals we can open ourselves to our own power.
(727) 359-0715 View (727) 359-0715
Photo of Ashley Lynn Caputo Hypnotherapist in Downtown, Clearwater, FL
Ashley Lynn Caputo Hypnotherapist
CCHt, BA, E-RYT, Reiki 3
Downtown, Clearwater, FL 33755
Searching for something "MORE" in your life? Whether it be more Peace, Comfort, Love, Self-Acceptance, or a desire to Let Go of any Habits, Fears, or Limiting Beliefs, Hypnosis can help. I use various modalities including customized programming, Parts Therapy, Regression Therapy, NLP, EFT, coaching, and more. I am a Certified Clinical/Medical Hypnotherapist with over 500 hours of training from The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, where I am now a supervisor. I am a member of IAIH, IACT, IMDHA, HEA, ICBCH, and an an international trainer and presenter. I also work with Long COVID clients.*
Searching for something "MORE" in your life? Whether it be more Peace, Comfort, Love, Self-Acceptance, or a desire to Let Go of any Habits, Fears, or Limiting Beliefs, Hypnosis can help. I use various modalities including customized programming, Parts Therapy, Regression Therapy, NLP, EFT, coaching, and more. I am a Certified Clinical/Medical Hypnotherapist with over 500 hours of training from The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, where I am now a supervisor. I am a member of IAIH, IACT, IMDHA, HEA, ICBCH, and an an international trainer and presenter. I also work with Long COVID clients.*
(813) 213-3621 View (813) 213-3621

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Downtown, Clearwater, FL

70+

Average cost per session

$130

Therapists in Downtown, Clearwater, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Therapists in Downtown, Clearwater, FL see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, Clearwater?

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.