Therapists in Coconut Grove, FL

Photo of Daniela Faskowicz, LMHC, CCATP, CATP, Counselor
Daniela Faskowicz
Counselor, LMHC, CCATP, CATP
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
As a Mental Health Counselor, I enjoy working with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. Many of them are struggling with a range of issues: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, life transitions, parenting issues, and others. Regardless of the reason for consultation, I always keep in mind the singularity of each person; the individual story and circumstances. I assist my clients to explore their feelings and navigate through their hardships, utilizing different approaches to address each client's needs.
As a Mental Health Counselor, I enjoy working with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. Many of them are struggling with a range of issues: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Conduct Disorder, ADHD, life transitions, parenting issues, and others. Regardless of the reason for consultation, I always keep in mind the singularity of each person; the individual story and circumstances. I assist my clients to explore their feelings and navigate through their hardships, utilizing different approaches to address each client's needs.
(786) 286-5965 View (786) 286-5965
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Paulo Lazaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CBT, EMDR, NLP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
I help couples and adult individuals dealing with relationships difficulties, depression, anxiety, traumas impacting your personal and/or professional lives. I approach it in a constructive and individualized way. Your goals, from feeling better to improving your relationships to helping you develop a sense of purpose in your life, will dictate the direction in which we will work together. I am totally committed to you and your goals.
I help couples and adult individuals dealing with relationships difficulties, depression, anxiety, traumas impacting your personal and/or professional lives. I approach it in a constructive and individualized way. Your goals, from feeling better to improving your relationships to helping you develop a sense of purpose in your life, will dictate the direction in which we will work together. I am totally committed to you and your goals.
(305) 290-3772 View (305) 290-3772
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Jeanethe Guerrero
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Counseling, consultant and mentor over thirty years of relevant experience with Educational Facilities, Corporations and Organizations on personal and professional development. Bilingual with multicultural perspective and ease for intercultural communication. B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Psychology from Colombia, and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in USA. Extensive experience in providing children, individual, family, marriage and group therapy, serving as a resource for government agencies and community groups. Experience as supervisor, international speaker, school and University teacher. Practice with Cancer patients and their families, grieving, children with academic challenges, career orientation, assessing individual's needs, couples in relational problems, and diagnosis.
Counseling, consultant and mentor over thirty years of relevant experience with Educational Facilities, Corporations and Organizations on personal and professional development. Bilingual with multicultural perspective and ease for intercultural communication. B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Masters in Psychology from Colombia, and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in USA. Extensive experience in providing children, individual, family, marriage and group therapy, serving as a resource for government agencies and community groups. Experience as supervisor, international speaker, school and University teacher. Practice with Cancer patients and their families, grieving, children with academic challenges, career orientation, assessing individual's needs, couples in relational problems, and diagnosis.
(305) 548-8412 View (305) 548-8412
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Carolyn Wheeler-Garcia
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
You have found yourself in a marriage that is in transition. Fighting, bickering, tension, anxiety, and sadness have taken over your relationship and your home. You don't feel like friends and you certainly do not feel like lovers. You do not share with each other, you are not partners in any sense of the word. You have decided that something has to change. You cannot continue to live your life this way. You are considering separation and maybe divorce but you hate the thought of what this will do to your family, your friends and your entire world. You need someone to guide you forward so that everything does not fall apart.
You have found yourself in a marriage that is in transition. Fighting, bickering, tension, anxiety, and sadness have taken over your relationship and your home. You don't feel like friends and you certainly do not feel like lovers. You do not share with each other, you are not partners in any sense of the word. You have decided that something has to change. You cannot continue to live your life this way. You are considering separation and maybe divorce but you hate the thought of what this will do to your family, your friends and your entire world. You need someone to guide you forward so that everything does not fall apart.
(786) 628-8737 View (786) 628-8737
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Alexandr Philip
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133  (Online Only)
Appointments available now! Do you struggle with grief that affects your day-to-day life? Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed by answering emails, texts or calls? Do you ever wonder that quality of life could be better? Now more than ever people are feeling uncertain about working through a loss.
Appointments available now! Do you struggle with grief that affects your day-to-day life? Do you feel exhausted and overwhelmed by answering emails, texts or calls? Do you ever wonder that quality of life could be better? Now more than ever people are feeling uncertain about working through a loss.
(561) 763-4990 View (561) 763-4990
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Susan Furman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
I am an experienced, licensed clinical psychologist, certified psychoanalyst, and licensed marriage and family therapist, providing diagnosis and treatment to adolescents, adults and couples. In addition my to training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, I have extensive experience in working with couples in relational-centered therapy, adult ADHD, and addictions. For 25 years I have helped individuals and couples lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives. Seeking therapy is often a difficult decision, but it can be one of the most important emotional investments you make. It is never too late to learn new skills and resolve your past, enabeling you to take charge of your life.
I am an experienced, licensed clinical psychologist, certified psychoanalyst, and licensed marriage and family therapist, providing diagnosis and treatment to adolescents, adults and couples. In addition my to training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, I have extensive experience in working with couples in relational-centered therapy, adult ADHD, and addictions. For 25 years I have helped individuals and couples lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives. Seeking therapy is often a difficult decision, but it can be one of the most important emotional investments you make. It is never too late to learn new skills and resolve your past, enabeling you to take charge of your life.
(305) 363-6436 View (305) 363-6436
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Josiane Bonte Apollon
Counselor, PhD , LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, and emotionally exhausted, from fighting with your partner, family, or boss, for not seeing you for who you are? No, it isn't about having bad luck or being cursed! It's more about learning how to create a shift in your relationship with the challenges you're facing to be more connected and live happier than before. Trained with the best experts in brief and relational therapy, with 20 years of experience, I'd love to help you, whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family, to restore your vision, renegotiate your relationships, for more meaning and quality in your life.
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, and emotionally exhausted, from fighting with your partner, family, or boss, for not seeing you for who you are? No, it isn't about having bad luck or being cursed! It's more about learning how to create a shift in your relationship with the challenges you're facing to be more connected and live happier than before. Trained with the best experts in brief and relational therapy, with 20 years of experience, I'd love to help you, whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family, to restore your vision, renegotiate your relationships, for more meaning and quality in your life.
(786) 651-3935 View (786) 651-3935
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Leon Banister Jr.
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCSC, GC-C, CHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Sometimes you come into counseling knowing exactly what you want to change and sometimes it takes time for us to discover this together. Whatever your issue may be, we can collaboratively work through your issues together. My background is varied as I have experience working with children as well as adults. I believe no problem is too big or too small to tackle.
Sometimes you come into counseling knowing exactly what you want to change and sometimes it takes time for us to discover this together. Whatever your issue may be, we can collaboratively work through your issues together. My background is varied as I have experience working with children as well as adults. I believe no problem is too big or too small to tackle.
(786) 971-6897 View (786) 971-6897
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Dr. Janice Hynes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Are you your own worst critic? Is there a battle in your mind interfering with healthy progress and happiness in your life? If conflict within or with others is exhausting you, practical tools can begin to lower stress and increase effectiveness today. I use a brain-based cutting-edge approach that lowers anxiety, balances emotions, and makes your rational mind more effective. You are invited to a safe accepting therapy environment. My approach is unique, supportive, and offers practical help now, not unending therapy. If too much precious time has been spent in emotional struggle, you can begin to make positive changes now.
Are you your own worst critic? Is there a battle in your mind interfering with healthy progress and happiness in your life? If conflict within or with others is exhausting you, practical tools can begin to lower stress and increase effectiveness today. I use a brain-based cutting-edge approach that lowers anxiety, balances emotions, and makes your rational mind more effective. You are invited to a safe accepting therapy environment. My approach is unique, supportive, and offers practical help now, not unending therapy. If too much precious time has been spent in emotional struggle, you can begin to make positive changes now.
(305) 712-6235 View (305) 712-6235
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Bryan Palmer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW QS, CSAT, EMDR II
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
If you're anxious, depressed or overwhelmed and repeating the same distressing, self limiting thoughts & behaviors, I will help you. Enough of the negative narrative. Living with painful emotions and addiction is as agonizing as living with a challenging physical illness. Have hope. When you're physically sick, what's the first thing you do? Go to the doctor. If you're suffering from mental illness, seek relief, and find a strong mental health professional. I have 12+ years and 11,000+ hours of experience. Depression, anxiety, and addiction are mental illnesses. Get the help you want & need. Put the past to bed, I'll help you.
If you're anxious, depressed or overwhelmed and repeating the same distressing, self limiting thoughts & behaviors, I will help you. Enough of the negative narrative. Living with painful emotions and addiction is as agonizing as living with a challenging physical illness. Have hope. When you're physically sick, what's the first thing you do? Go to the doctor. If you're suffering from mental illness, seek relief, and find a strong mental health professional. I have 12+ years and 11,000+ hours of experience. Depression, anxiety, and addiction are mental illnesses. Get the help you want & need. Put the past to bed, I'll help you.
(305) 760-9843 View (305) 760-9843
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Zilla Simpson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I am Zilla Simpson. I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad, exhausted or nervous?
Hi, I am Zilla Simpson. I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. Are you feeling overwhelmed, sad, exhausted or nervous?
(305) 646-0112 View (305) 646-0112
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Ellen Samimy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
I work with adults, adolescents, families and groups. First we identify what you want and need to change. We then design and adjust your individual path of specific action and behavior change. It is important to me that you teach me about yourself and that you trust me to assist you in creating a plan for change that suits you personally. As your confidence grows and you begin to use a new set of balanced coping skills, will your problems will diminish. My experience and passion for psychotherapy will help us form a meaningful therapeutic connection critical for your transformation.
I work with adults, adolescents, families and groups. First we identify what you want and need to change. We then design and adjust your individual path of specific action and behavior change. It is important to me that you teach me about yourself and that you trust me to assist you in creating a plan for change that suits you personally. As your confidence grows and you begin to use a new set of balanced coping skills, will your problems will diminish. My experience and passion for psychotherapy will help us form a meaningful therapeutic connection critical for your transformation.
(305) 340-2325 View (305) 340-2325
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A. Lilia Smith, Ph.D., P.A.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
I am Dr. Lilia Smith, a clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of experience providing psychological services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I treat persons suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and medically related conditions. I assist couples who are experiencing relational conflicts, communication difficulties, sexual incompatibility, infidelity, divorce, and parenting issues. I work with individuals experiencing major life transitions. In the safety of a supportive and confidential setting, you can explore your concerns and find answers to the problems you are facing.
I am Dr. Lilia Smith, a clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of experience providing psychological services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I treat persons suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, personality disorders, and medically related conditions. I assist couples who are experiencing relational conflicts, communication difficulties, sexual incompatibility, infidelity, divorce, and parenting issues. I work with individuals experiencing major life transitions. In the safety of a supportive and confidential setting, you can explore your concerns and find answers to the problems you are facing.
(305) 834-4826 View (305) 834-4826
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Lena Sheffield
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, MAC, CEDS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed & trapped is exhausting & harmful to your confidence, health & productivity. Are you doubting your competence, overreacting, or having difficulty focusing and making healthy decisions? Reaching out for professional help shows you still have hope, a desire for better life and many personal strengths. We will explore life and relationship patterns that impact you today in an emotionally safe & contained setting. You CAN expand your coping, resiliency, acceptance and mindfulness skills at any age while reducing the self-numbing activities that have too many negative consequences.
Feeling overwhelmed & trapped is exhausting & harmful to your confidence, health & productivity. Are you doubting your competence, overreacting, or having difficulty focusing and making healthy decisions? Reaching out for professional help shows you still have hope, a desire for better life and many personal strengths. We will explore life and relationship patterns that impact you today in an emotionally safe & contained setting. You CAN expand your coping, resiliency, acceptance and mindfulness skills at any age while reducing the self-numbing activities that have too many negative consequences.
(786) 288-0493 View (786) 288-0493
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Michal F Keshen-Philips
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MSEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33146
As a marriage and family therapist, my goal is to assist you individually,as a couple, and/or as a family to move forward towards a healthy, happy, and balanced life. In a boutique private practice setting, I counsel children, adolescents, adults, and elders contending with various life challenges. Sensitivity, compassion, confidentiality, and comprehensive care to every individual is of highlighted importance.
As a marriage and family therapist, my goal is to assist you individually,as a couple, and/or as a family to move forward towards a healthy, happy, and balanced life. In a boutique private practice setting, I counsel children, adolescents, adults, and elders contending with various life challenges. Sensitivity, compassion, confidentiality, and comprehensive care to every individual is of highlighted importance.
(305) 783-3931 View (305) 783-3931
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Kevin Scholz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
I am the co-director of the Miami Counseling & Resource Center, a multidisciplinary mental health practice in Coral Gables. I provide individual, couples and family therapy for a variety of presenting problems, life struggles and relationship issues. I grew up in Miami, and I have a great love for and familiarity with South Florida and the multi-cultural and ethnic diversity that make it such a colorful place to live and work. I am very enthusiastic about my work with clients from all walks of life, and I hope that I can be of help to you, too!
I am the co-director of the Miami Counseling & Resource Center, a multidisciplinary mental health practice in Coral Gables. I provide individual, couples and family therapy for a variety of presenting problems, life struggles and relationship issues. I grew up in Miami, and I have a great love for and familiarity with South Florida and the multi-cultural and ethnic diversity that make it such a colorful place to live and work. I am very enthusiastic about my work with clients from all walks of life, and I hope that I can be of help to you, too!
(305) 767-1169 View (305) 767-1169
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Rosa Maria Rigol
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with adults (18+) who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflict. Although therapy is a highly individualized process, my goal is to offer a reflective space where you may understand your experience, recognize influences, and explore the ways in which you relate to yourself and others. My therapeutic approach is insight-oriented and relational, and aims to support your ability to identify and modulate emotional states, recognize interpersonal and behavioral patterns, and develop more effective coping skills.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work with adults (18+) who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal conflict. Although therapy is a highly individualized process, my goal is to offer a reflective space where you may understand your experience, recognize influences, and explore the ways in which you relate to yourself and others. My therapeutic approach is insight-oriented and relational, and aims to support your ability to identify and modulate emotional states, recognize interpersonal and behavioral patterns, and develop more effective coping skills.
(305) 834-4045 View (305) 834-4045
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Sammi L. Siegel
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Clients seeking treatment typically find that their coping skills which had previously worked, are no longer working. I help individuals and couples regain resilience and strength, which may have been lost during challenging and trying times as well as during major life transitions. My strengths lie in providing pre-surgical evaluations as well as counseling for individuals undergoing Bariatric Surgery for weight loss. As a service to my clients, my office will handle insurance billing for you. Privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance. Therapy takes place in a quiet, safe, and peaceful environment.
Clients seeking treatment typically find that their coping skills which had previously worked, are no longer working. I help individuals and couples regain resilience and strength, which may have been lost during challenging and trying times as well as during major life transitions. My strengths lie in providing pre-surgical evaluations as well as counseling for individuals undergoing Bariatric Surgery for weight loss. As a service to my clients, my office will handle insurance billing for you. Privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance. Therapy takes place in a quiet, safe, and peaceful environment.
(305) 834-4709 View (305) 834-4709
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Eugenio A. Duarte
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
I am a psychoanalyst and psychologist specializing in talk therapy for people who want to live freer, more fulfilling lives. Together we can help you overcome long-standing obstacles and achieve long-desired goals. My approach combines contemporary psychoanalytic principles to help us make sense of your struggles and pragmatic, solution-focused approaches for working through them. We will explore your unconscious patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior and the significance of your present-day choices and realities. My goal is to strengthen your self-awareness and use it to make real, significant improvements in your life.
I am a psychoanalyst and psychologist specializing in talk therapy for people who want to live freer, more fulfilling lives. Together we can help you overcome long-standing obstacles and achieve long-desired goals. My approach combines contemporary psychoanalytic principles to help us make sense of your struggles and pragmatic, solution-focused approaches for working through them. We will explore your unconscious patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior and the significance of your present-day choices and realities. My goal is to strengthen your self-awareness and use it to make real, significant improvements in your life.
(305) 526-4759 View (305) 526-4759
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Kristin Elizabeth Jones
Counselor, DHSc, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coconut Grove, FL 33133  (Online Only)
Helping people to live more balanced and healthy lives is my passion. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, and depression, utilizing DBT, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness in my approach. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). My approach to therapy involves collaborating with the client to create a fulfilling and value driven life. I enjoy helping people to improve self-awareness, face fears, and increase feelings of mastery and contentment.
Helping people to live more balanced and healthy lives is my passion. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, and depression, utilizing DBT, CBT, ACT, and mindfulness in my approach. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). My approach to therapy involves collaborating with the client to create a fulfilling and value driven life. I enjoy helping people to improve self-awareness, face fears, and increase feelings of mastery and contentment.
(305) 834-4442 View (305) 834-4442

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Number of Therapists in Coconut Grove, FL

50+

Average cost per session

$200

Therapists in Coconut Grove, FL who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aetna
65% Cigna and Evernorth
61% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Coconut Grove, FL see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Coconut Grove?

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.