Therapists in Destin, FL

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Luce Zondlo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
Life can present us with personal challenges that at times can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with. I provide a safe place where you can share thoughts and feelings without judgment and where you can explore your concerns in a peaceful and supportive environment. I enjoy working with clients to help them regain hope, and assist them in developing effective skills to promote a healthy well-balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. I appreciate and enjoy helping people who struggle with anxiety and depression, relationship and gender issues, diversity, addiction, as well as grief and loss.
Life can present us with personal challenges that at times can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with. I provide a safe place where you can share thoughts and feelings without judgment and where you can explore your concerns in a peaceful and supportive environment. I enjoy working with clients to help them regain hope, and assist them in developing effective skills to promote a healthy well-balanced and fulfilling lifestyle. I appreciate and enjoy helping people who struggle with anxiety and depression, relationship and gender issues, diversity, addiction, as well as grief and loss.
(850) 502-8868 View (850) 502-8868
Hannah Rodriguez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, BCMMHC
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
Hannah uses a multifaceted approach by combining behavior analysis with Biblical counseling practices to treat the whole person: spirit, soul, and body. Hannah is passionate about helping people and helping them know who they are in Christ and experiencing the love of our Heavenly Father in their everyday life. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Jesus Christ) came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 (ESV). Hannah’s hope and prayer is that each person she meets with, experiences an abundant life in Christ.
Hannah uses a multifaceted approach by combining behavior analysis with Biblical counseling practices to treat the whole person: spirit, soul, and body. Hannah is passionate about helping people and helping them know who they are in Christ and experiencing the love of our Heavenly Father in their everyday life. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I (Jesus Christ) came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 (ESV). Hannah’s hope and prayer is that each person she meets with, experiences an abundant life in Christ.
(850) 920-4153 View (850) 920-4153
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Kimberly Yon-Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. I provide mental health and substance abuse treatment for individuals. I have a special interest in treating military members and Veterans. I am the spouse of a retired military member and grew up in an Air Force Family. This provides me with a unique understanding of the military culture and issues facing the military population. I also enjoy working with the geriatric population to help individuals cope with the changes that come later in life.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. I provide mental health and substance abuse treatment for individuals. I have a special interest in treating military members and Veterans. I am the spouse of a retired military member and grew up in an Air Force Family. This provides me with a unique understanding of the military culture and issues facing the military population. I also enjoy working with the geriatric population to help individuals cope with the changes that come later in life.
(850) 665-2440 View (850) 665-2440
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Melanie Cassulo
Counselor, LMHC, PA
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
Is life unpredictable and chaotic? Are you depressed or anxious, lost interest in doing things that have been important to you, sometimes feel like you've lost yourself? Do you sometimes use alcohol or other substances so you don't feel? Have you experienced trauma or injuries that you struggle to manage? Let's work together to change course whether you are struggling with addiction, trauma, loss, or the stress of everyday life.
Is life unpredictable and chaotic? Are you depressed or anxious, lost interest in doing things that have been important to you, sometimes feel like you've lost yourself? Do you sometimes use alcohol or other substances so you don't feel? Have you experienced trauma or injuries that you struggle to manage? Let's work together to change course whether you are struggling with addiction, trauma, loss, or the stress of everyday life.
(850) 213-1969 View (850) 213-1969
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Kayla Caine
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541  (Online Only)
I am passionate about learning about and helping others, which was my purpose in pursing the mental health field. Since entering the field, I have worked with individuals of all ages dealing with significant mental and behavioral health concerns. I have focused on educating myself to be a trauma-informed clinical and to focus my areas of expertise for adolescents and adults dealing with issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors and interpersonal difficulties. I offer teletherapy services for Florida clients due to being stationed in North Carolina as an Army spouse presently.
I am passionate about learning about and helping others, which was my purpose in pursing the mental health field. Since entering the field, I have worked with individuals of all ages dealing with significant mental and behavioral health concerns. I have focused on educating myself to be a trauma-informed clinical and to focus my areas of expertise for adolescents and adults dealing with issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, self-injurious behaviors and interpersonal difficulties. I offer teletherapy services for Florida clients due to being stationed in North Carolina as an Army spouse presently.
(850) 204-4536 View (850) 204-4536
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Mariah Boyer (Maternal Mental Health And Parenting)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, RCSWI
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541  (Online Only)
My practice specialties in the simplest terms: parenting struggles, maternal mental health & trauma. Do you find yourself repeating patterns from your childhood, despite your best intentions? As a therapist specializing in trauma recovery, I understand the intricate link between your past experiences and your current parenting challenges. Many parents carry unresolved childhood trauma & attachment wounds that manifest in their parenting and relationships. Whether it's a lack of emotional connection, struggles with boundaries, or feelings of inadequacy, these issues stem from deeper roots.
My practice specialties in the simplest terms: parenting struggles, maternal mental health & trauma. Do you find yourself repeating patterns from your childhood, despite your best intentions? As a therapist specializing in trauma recovery, I understand the intricate link between your past experiences and your current parenting challenges. Many parents carry unresolved childhood trauma & attachment wounds that manifest in their parenting and relationships. Whether it's a lack of emotional connection, struggles with boundaries, or feelings of inadequacy, these issues stem from deeper roots.
(850) 359-1012 View (850) 359-1012
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Seeley Lane Massey
LPC Intern, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
As a dedicated and empathetic counselor, I am committed to facilitating positive change and personal growth in individuals and couples. My approach is rooted in the belief that every person possesses the resilience and strength to navigate life's challenges with support. With a degree in Psychology and experience working with diverse populations, I have honed my skills in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. My therapeutic approach is integrative with a person-centered perspective, tailoring interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual.
As a dedicated and empathetic counselor, I am committed to facilitating positive change and personal growth in individuals and couples. My approach is rooted in the belief that every person possesses the resilience and strength to navigate life's challenges with support. With a degree in Psychology and experience working with diverse populations, I have honed my skills in providing a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. My therapeutic approach is integrative with a person-centered perspective, tailoring interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual.
(850) 990-1885 View (850) 990-1885
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Coastal Counseling Clinical Hypnotherapy
PhD, CCHt, CI, ACHE, IMDHA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
Hello and congratulations on choosing clinical hypnotherapy to empower yourself for taking the next step towards achieving your goals. Before any change can truly begin and YOUR desired outcome be established I (we) will do everything possible to understand 1. where you are 2. how you arrived there/what has happened/what is happening etc.) and 3. where you want to be. Some clinical hypnotherapy sessions will be very short and others will take longer. Each person and each concern is different, however; all therapy including clinical hypnotherapy requires work and there is no such thing as an “easy-fix” if YOU want a lasting change.
Hello and congratulations on choosing clinical hypnotherapy to empower yourself for taking the next step towards achieving your goals. Before any change can truly begin and YOUR desired outcome be established I (we) will do everything possible to understand 1. where you are 2. how you arrived there/what has happened/what is happening etc.) and 3. where you want to be. Some clinical hypnotherapy sessions will be very short and others will take longer. Each person and each concern is different, however; all therapy including clinical hypnotherapy requires work and there is no such thing as an “easy-fix” if YOU want a lasting change.
(850) 812-5505 View (850) 812-5505
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Radford (Raffy) McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
Leo Tolstoy wrote, "A successful marriage is not the result of how compatable a couple is, but how successfully they manage their incompatiblity." When people are affected by impressions from painful events, many aspects of their lives are affected, even if events are not consciously remembered. The gentle method of Rapid Resolution Therapy and brain based clinical hypnosis, is effective removing conflicts that have been blocking desired change. This method has been successful in overcoming resentment, anger, guilt, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, and much more, thus increasing the possibility of compatability and satisfying relationships.
Leo Tolstoy wrote, "A successful marriage is not the result of how compatable a couple is, but how successfully they manage their incompatiblity." When people are affected by impressions from painful events, many aspects of their lives are affected, even if events are not consciously remembered. The gentle method of Rapid Resolution Therapy and brain based clinical hypnosis, is effective removing conflicts that have been blocking desired change. This method has been successful in overcoming resentment, anger, guilt, anxiety, panic attacks, nightmares, and much more, thus increasing the possibility of compatability and satisfying relationships.
(850) 724-4457 View (850) 724-4457
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Denise Levy, BSW Psychoeducational Life Coach
BSW, CMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541  (Online Only)
Every day we all make choices about what we do or don't do. Each of these choices, no matter how big or small will affect the results that we get in life which therefore influences how fulfilled or unfulfilled we go on to feel. Life coaching helps to identify your core values (what's really important to you) which in turn enables you to make wiser choices and ultimately create a more effective, balanced and fulfilling life. The Life Coaching process examines what is going on in your life right now by unpacking your obstacles and/or challenges and formulating a strategic plan of action to help YOU achieve the things that you want!
Every day we all make choices about what we do or don't do. Each of these choices, no matter how big or small will affect the results that we get in life which therefore influences how fulfilled or unfulfilled we go on to feel. Life coaching helps to identify your core values (what's really important to you) which in turn enables you to make wiser choices and ultimately create a more effective, balanced and fulfilling life. The Life Coaching process examines what is going on in your life right now by unpacking your obstacles and/or challenges and formulating a strategic plan of action to help YOU achieve the things that you want!
(850) 660-8068 View (850) 660-8068
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Karen Kincaid
MAMFC, MACE, AACC
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541  (Online Only)
My desire for our time together is that you feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure as we partner together in your journey. Life can be really hard, but you don't have to do it all alone. "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. For if one falls down, his companions can lift him up..." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). Although I will work with any age group, I LOVE working with teenagers! I have over 25 years of professional experience in Christian life coaching and education. I worked in an adolescent, locked, psychiatric facility, in a school (in Costa Rica), in a private school, and part-time in my church.
My desire for our time together is that you feel seen, soothed, safe, and secure as we partner together in your journey. Life can be really hard, but you don't have to do it all alone. "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. For if one falls down, his companions can lift him up..." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). Although I will work with any age group, I LOVE working with teenagers! I have over 25 years of professional experience in Christian life coaching and education. I worked in an adolescent, locked, psychiatric facility, in a school (in Costa Rica), in a private school, and part-time in my church.
(850) 985-3064 View (850) 985-3064
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Cristina Lima
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, LMFT, BCN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
My name is Cristina Lima and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Board Certified in Neurofeedback. I have a PhD in Counseling. Besides my educational background, I have more than 23 years of professional counseling practice. I'm not even counting the several years of informal "counseling" with adults and teenagers that would request a ''moment of my time'' to discuss their personal issues - prior to even graduating from my bachelor's in psychology! Helping others is a passion that I have carried along for years - and keeps growing in me as I grow in my profession.
My name is Cristina Lima and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Board Certified in Neurofeedback. I have a PhD in Counseling. Besides my educational background, I have more than 23 years of professional counseling practice. I'm not even counting the several years of informal "counseling" with adults and teenagers that would request a ''moment of my time'' to discuss their personal issues - prior to even graduating from my bachelor's in psychology! Helping others is a passion that I have carried along for years - and keeps growing in me as I grow in my profession.
(281) 770-1779 View (281) 770-1779
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Shalini Semento
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
My name is Shalini Semento, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to meet you wherever you are in life, and help guide the path to a new chapter of your life. I have been an LCSW for a number of years from working with disenfranchised communities, hospital settings, crisis centers, & military. I get it, and I understand that life can throw some curve balls at times. Let’s make this collaboration to overcome obstacles, and to find new tools for you to live your best life.
My name is Shalini Semento, and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am here to meet you wherever you are in life, and help guide the path to a new chapter of your life. I have been an LCSW for a number of years from working with disenfranchised communities, hospital settings, crisis centers, & military. I get it, and I understand that life can throw some curve balls at times. Let’s make this collaboration to overcome obstacles, and to find new tools for you to live your best life.
(850) 213-2786 View (850) 213-2786
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Dr. Bia Lima
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
For over fifteen years I have worked as a psychotherapist, specializing in child, adolescent, individual, and family therapy. I am passionate about helping others overcome conflicts and learn effective coping skills. Life can be hard sometimes! I have a PhD in Counseling and a Masters in Psychology, with training in Play Therapy and Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I would love to offer my expertise and experience to help you and your family navigate through this challenging time.
For over fifteen years I have worked as a psychotherapist, specializing in child, adolescent, individual, and family therapy. I am passionate about helping others overcome conflicts and learn effective coping skills. Life can be hard sometimes! I have a PhD in Counseling and a Masters in Psychology, with training in Play Therapy and Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). I would love to offer my expertise and experience to help you and your family navigate through this challenging time.
(850) 737-1712 View (850) 737-1712
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Donna K Simmons
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
In my practice I seek to provide a relaxed, supportive environment that encourages self-exploration and personal growth. I believe an important aspect of happiness in life is strong, healthy relationships - with others as well as yourself. I guide adult individuals and couples toward this goal by helping them gain self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, and improved communication and relationship skills.
In my practice I seek to provide a relaxed, supportive environment that encourages self-exploration and personal growth. I believe an important aspect of happiness in life is strong, healthy relationships - with others as well as yourself. I guide adult individuals and couples toward this goal by helping them gain self-awareness, emotional self-regulation, and improved communication and relationship skills.
(850) 418-6259 View (850) 418-6259
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Kimberly A Bell
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MHCI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
I notice that a single-focused passion helps me become an even better therapist. I am increasingly confident in my skills as a therapist and am beginning to feel like an expert in this area. I look forward to going to work these days because it no longer feels like work. I have the unique opportunity to provide balance to these people. Due to the excitement I feel, I am always finding new and better ways to help them heal. The result is seeing people grow and change in ways they never thought possible. Our work can be very difficult, so it is important for each one of us to thrive in our practices.
I notice that a single-focused passion helps me become an even better therapist. I am increasingly confident in my skills as a therapist and am beginning to feel like an expert in this area. I look forward to going to work these days because it no longer feels like work. I have the unique opportunity to provide balance to these people. Due to the excitement I feel, I am always finding new and better ways to help them heal. The result is seeing people grow and change in ways they never thought possible. Our work can be very difficult, so it is important for each one of us to thrive in our practices.
(850) 750-6928 View (850) 750-6928
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Eric Hedean Lamb, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACSW, DAPA, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
Eric H. Lamb, LCSW, provides caring, quality, and highly ethical counseling services for children, adolescents and adults. Eric has worked with these age groups, in a variety of settings, for almost 24 years. Eric is known for having a love for children and families, and a caring, empathic approach, while pointing out and discussing issues that may need to be addressed by an individual, or within a relationship. Eric works with clients from a client centered approach, always putting the clients needs at the forefront of counseling goals. For objective, informed, caring counsel, please call to set up an appointment.
Eric H. Lamb, LCSW, provides caring, quality, and highly ethical counseling services for children, adolescents and adults. Eric has worked with these age groups, in a variety of settings, for almost 24 years. Eric is known for having a love for children and families, and a caring, empathic approach, while pointing out and discussing issues that may need to be addressed by an individual, or within a relationship. Eric works with clients from a client centered approach, always putting the clients needs at the forefront of counseling goals. For objective, informed, caring counsel, please call to set up an appointment.
(847) 886-4167 View (847) 886-4167
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Angela Fiorita-Day
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Destin, FL 32541
Waitlist for new clients
Perhaps you've been avoiding an issue for years. Maybe you're struggling to adapt to a new situation. Or you don't know why the same negative patterns keep repeating, despite your best efforts toward a different outcome. Whatever it is that led you here, congratulations on taking the first step toward changing your life for the better. My practice is based on helping individuals succeed in resetting dysfunctional patterns & relationships; decreasing conflict & grieving losses; managing addictions & career stress; coping with difficulties related to mood & anxiety; and many other mental health concerns.
Perhaps you've been avoiding an issue for years. Maybe you're struggling to adapt to a new situation. Or you don't know why the same negative patterns keep repeating, despite your best efforts toward a different outcome. Whatever it is that led you here, congratulations on taking the first step toward changing your life for the better. My practice is based on helping individuals succeed in resetting dysfunctional patterns & relationships; decreasing conflict & grieving losses; managing addictions & career stress; coping with difficulties related to mood & anxiety; and many other mental health concerns.
(850) 204-0309 View (850) 204-0309
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Ashley K Capps
Counselor, LMHC, DBH
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
Waitlist for new clients
If you are in a place of transition, feeling frustrated or wanting to address unresolved issues, therapy can be the first step in the right direction. I specialize in working with individuals who are looking to improve areas of their life including self-image, behavioral issues, relationships, and career related concerns. The journey to self-discovery is a collaborative relationship that I approach with genuine interest, acceptance and compassion. I believe that therapy should address the person as a whole including aspects of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
If you are in a place of transition, feeling frustrated or wanting to address unresolved issues, therapy can be the first step in the right direction. I specialize in working with individuals who are looking to improve areas of their life including self-image, behavioral issues, relationships, and career related concerns. The journey to self-discovery is a collaborative relationship that I approach with genuine interest, acceptance and compassion. I believe that therapy should address the person as a whole including aspects of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
(850) 842-5657 View (850) 842-5657
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Tricia M Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Destin, FL 32541
I enjoy helping others rediscover their authentic self through peeling back the layers of problems and gaining insight and peace of mind. I have found that so many people live with pain due to past trauma, relationship problems, addiction, and everyday life issues resulting in feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, hopelessness and isolation.
I enjoy helping others rediscover their authentic self through peeling back the layers of problems and gaining insight and peace of mind. I have found that so many people live with pain due to past trauma, relationship problems, addiction, and everyday life issues resulting in feelings of depression, anxiety, stress, sleep problems, hopelessness and isolation.
(850) 391-4593 View (850) 391-4593
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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Destin, FL

80+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Destin, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Optum
69% Aetna
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Destin, FL see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Destin?

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.