Therapists in Estero, FL

Florida Coast Counseling
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
I am passionate about mental health. I provide individual counseling services for varied ages ranging from children to adults. In counseling sessions, I focus on addressing a variety of mental health issues and challenges including: anxiety, depression, self- esteem, spiritual weariness and grief.
I am passionate about mental health. I provide individual counseling services for varied ages ranging from children to adults. In counseling sessions, I focus on addressing a variety of mental health issues and challenges including: anxiety, depression, self- esteem, spiritual weariness and grief.
(239) 356-8617 View (239) 356-8617
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Elizabeth Murphy LLC
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, IMHC, ACAS, MA
Verified
Estero, FL 33928
I am Elizabeth Manchester-Murphy, a local mental health therapist in Estero, FL. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a dedicated and experienced therapist, I aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals seeking support for mental health assessment and treatment for anxiety, stress management, trauma, behavior modification, and relationship difficulties. I use a patient-centered approach tailored to meet each individual's unique needs based on their strengths. With 28 years of clinical and educational experience, she can assess for ADHD and other academic needs.
I am Elizabeth Manchester-Murphy, a local mental health therapist in Estero, FL. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. As a dedicated and experienced therapist, I aim to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to individuals seeking support for mental health assessment and treatment for anxiety, stress management, trauma, behavior modification, and relationship difficulties. I use a patient-centered approach tailored to meet each individual's unique needs based on their strengths. With 28 years of clinical and educational experience, she can assess for ADHD and other academic needs.
(239) 378-6755 View (239) 378-6755
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Gina Lanza Kane
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified
6 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
Gina Lanza Kane, Senior Therapist, has been a licensed mental health counselor for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Columbia University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida. She is best know for providing therapy to therapists and health care providers as well as Clinical supervisor. Gina offers the privacy and courtesy with on-line services as a board certified Tele-health professional.Gina is a compassionate, authentic and empathetic counselor. She draws on highly respected clinical skills, professional judgment, decision making and interpersonal skills to help her clients. Her approach is person-centered and goal-directed, treating the whole person.
Gina Lanza Kane, Senior Therapist, has been a licensed mental health counselor for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Columbia University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida. She is best know for providing therapy to therapists and health care providers as well as Clinical supervisor. Gina offers the privacy and courtesy with on-line services as a board certified Tele-health professional.Gina is a compassionate, authentic and empathetic counselor. She draws on highly respected clinical skills, professional judgment, decision making and interpersonal skills to help her clients. Her approach is person-centered and goal-directed, treating the whole person.
(239) 321-5618 View (239) 321-5618
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Paula M Harper
Counselor, MA, RN, LMHC, CSAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
I am a compassionate and caring counselor who utilizes a variety of approaches to assist clients through difficult life transitions, parents struggling with addicted children, depression, complex grief and loss, anxiety, sex addiction, crisis and the impact of pornography and infidelity on partners of addicts. I began my career as an Oncology Nurse over 20 years ago. I received my MA from Argosy University - Sarasota in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have completed my training in sex addiction and I am an CSAT Associate Sex Addiction Therapist. I work with both addicts and partners affected by this behavior & consequences.
I am a compassionate and caring counselor who utilizes a variety of approaches to assist clients through difficult life transitions, parents struggling with addicted children, depression, complex grief and loss, anxiety, sex addiction, crisis and the impact of pornography and infidelity on partners of addicts. I began my career as an Oncology Nurse over 20 years ago. I received my MA from Argosy University - Sarasota in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have completed my training in sex addiction and I am an CSAT Associate Sex Addiction Therapist. I work with both addicts and partners affected by this behavior & consequences.
(239) 307-0914 View (239) 307-0914
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Lemy Chatelier
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RMHCI
Verified
4 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
Every day we try our best to express our humanity positively but may often fall short. We often look back and question some of the things that led to this current circumstance. You don't have to answer that question alone, which is okay. I would love to work with you. I look forward to collaborating with you to navigate and overcome life's challenges. I strive to create a safe, positive, warm, nonjudgmental, and welcoming atmosphere to promote growth and achieve shared goals. I utilize a variety of approaches, including solution-focused, strength-based, and person-centered approaches to address your current needs and goals.
Every day we try our best to express our humanity positively but may often fall short. We often look back and question some of the things that led to this current circumstance. You don't have to answer that question alone, which is okay. I would love to work with you. I look forward to collaborating with you to navigate and overcome life's challenges. I strive to create a safe, positive, warm, nonjudgmental, and welcoming atmosphere to promote growth and achieve shared goals. I utilize a variety of approaches, including solution-focused, strength-based, and person-centered approaches to address your current needs and goals.
(239) 268-6742 View (239) 268-6742
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Rebecca Anderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Anderson has expertise assisting clients who are struggling with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, complicated bereavement, adjustment to college, adjustment to retirement, divorce, parenting issues, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Anderson works with both individuals and families. She tailors her treatment approach to meet the client's unique needs. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including: cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness training, supportive counseling, and relaxation training.
Dr. Anderson has expertise assisting clients who are struggling with mood disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, complicated bereavement, adjustment to college, adjustment to retirement, divorce, parenting issues, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Anderson works with both individuals and families. She tailors her treatment approach to meet the client's unique needs. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and depression. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including: cognitive behavioral interventions, mindfulness training, supportive counseling, and relaxation training.
(239) 230-1679 View (239) 230-1679
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Judith Jacques
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, QS
Verified
Estero, FL 33928
I welcome new clients and want them to feel respected and safe. I feel that my years of personal as well as professional experience have given me a greater understanding of what clients are going through. My goal is to help clients to improve their lives and mood as quickly as possible. It is a sign of strength and courage, not weakness, to come to therapy and ask for guidance.I will contact you quickly, and there will be no long waiting period for your appointment.
I welcome new clients and want them to feel respected and safe. I feel that my years of personal as well as professional experience have given me a greater understanding of what clients are going through. My goal is to help clients to improve their lives and mood as quickly as possible. It is a sign of strength and courage, not weakness, to come to therapy and ask for guidance.I will contact you quickly, and there will be no long waiting period for your appointment.
(239) 758-0902 View (239) 758-0902
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Tim Green LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CHT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
I am a long time resident of Southwest Florida. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, and have served in two different combat zones. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, and my graduate degree from the University of North Florida. I have over 400 hours of training in advanced clinical hypnosis with trauma resolution. I have been working as a mental health counselor for nearly twenty years and have worked in many different setting with diverse populations. For the past eight years I have operated my own individual private therapy practice.
I am a long time resident of Southwest Florida. I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, and have served in two different combat zones. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, and my graduate degree from the University of North Florida. I have over 400 hours of training in advanced clinical hypnosis with trauma resolution. I have been working as a mental health counselor for nearly twenty years and have worked in many different setting with diverse populations. For the past eight years I have operated my own individual private therapy practice.
(239) 829-5318 View (239) 829-5318
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James Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS-CMHC
Verified
Estero, FL 33928
James Harper (Jay) is a professional firefighter/paramedic in Southwest Florida with over 36 years of experience in the field. Jay has been a paramedic for 30 years and he is also a cancer survivor. Being close to retirement, he has chosen a new career path in the mental health counseling profession, graduating from Hodges University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Using both education and experience in the field, Jay would like to continue by offering assistance to fire, police, EMT’s, paramedics and first responders. Often these profession men and women are at risk of experiencing PTSD, & depression.
James Harper (Jay) is a professional firefighter/paramedic in Southwest Florida with over 36 years of experience in the field. Jay has been a paramedic for 30 years and he is also a cancer survivor. Being close to retirement, he has chosen a new career path in the mental health counseling profession, graduating from Hodges University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Using both education and experience in the field, Jay would like to continue by offering assistance to fire, police, EMT’s, paramedics and first responders. Often these profession men and women are at risk of experiencing PTSD, & depression.
(239) 603-0371 View (239) 603-0371
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Dr. Joyce Pallens
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified
2 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
How do I stop the negative chatter in my head? We often experience negative self-deprecating thoughts that have a huge impact on the way we feel and behave. These thoughts make us feel sad, lonely, angry, or anxious, leading to wrong choices or impacting our relationships with the people we love. Navigating through these thoughts and feelings is very difficult. However, you can learn to positively restructure the way you think of the world and yourself. Your life experience is unique and you have the opportunity and capacity to live your best life.
How do I stop the negative chatter in my head? We often experience negative self-deprecating thoughts that have a huge impact on the way we feel and behave. These thoughts make us feel sad, lonely, angry, or anxious, leading to wrong choices or impacting our relationships with the people we love. Navigating through these thoughts and feelings is very difficult. However, you can learn to positively restructure the way you think of the world and yourself. Your life experience is unique and you have the opportunity and capacity to live your best life.
(239) 558-0954 View (239) 558-0954
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Dr. Frances Sanchez-Duverge
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process and, like any metamorphosis, can be a painful and taxing endeavor. My role as provider is to support my patients' growth by challenging them to discover their own strengths, while at the same time honoring the challenges that may present themselves.
Psychotherapy is a collaborative process and, like any metamorphosis, can be a painful and taxing endeavor. My role as provider is to support my patients' growth by challenging them to discover their own strengths, while at the same time honoring the challenges that may present themselves.
(239) 932-5800 View (239) 932-5800
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David R Llewellyn
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CSAT
Verified
14 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
Is your marriage suffering? Has your relationship been negatively affected by addiction to porn, sex, drugs, alcohol, gaming, spending, or eating disorders? Or affairs? Or traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse, and the symptoms that linger – dissociation, depression, anxiety/panic, etc.? Does your partner or someone you love have a problem? Have your tried everything with no lasting results? I can help. In a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment, using effective research-based methods, I help couples heal their relationship and create a new, healthy, mutually satisfying, mutually respectful coupleship.
Is your marriage suffering? Has your relationship been negatively affected by addiction to porn, sex, drugs, alcohol, gaming, spending, or eating disorders? Or affairs? Or traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse, and the symptoms that linger – dissociation, depression, anxiety/panic, etc.? Does your partner or someone you love have a problem? Have your tried everything with no lasting results? I can help. In a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment, using effective research-based methods, I help couples heal their relationship and create a new, healthy, mutually satisfying, mutually respectful coupleship.
(239) 935-8938 View (239) 935-8938
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Bernadette Russo
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Estero, FL 33928  (Online Only)
What keeps you up at night? What keeps you from being successful? Bernadette specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, OCD, panic, phobias, and more. Her expertise allow her to provide evidence-based treatments addressing underlying causes to promote long-term recovery.
What keeps you up at night? What keeps you from being successful? Bernadette specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, OCD, panic, phobias, and more. Her expertise allow her to provide evidence-based treatments addressing underlying causes to promote long-term recovery.
(239) 946-5532 View (239) 946-5532
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Matthew H Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
By applying a supportive, compassionate, and caring approach clients have the ability to use multiple tools to enhance and maintain their quality of life. As your counselor, my goal is to engage you in co-creating an active treatment plan that is directly related to your identified concerns, issues, and needs. I will guide you through the multiple layers of life's maze that include situations and experiences, feelings and emotions, thoughts, choices, and decision-making. Together we will make progress and strive forward towards your desired outcome. I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques that fit or work with you.
By applying a supportive, compassionate, and caring approach clients have the ability to use multiple tools to enhance and maintain their quality of life. As your counselor, my goal is to engage you in co-creating an active treatment plan that is directly related to your identified concerns, issues, and needs. I will guide you through the multiple layers of life's maze that include situations and experiences, feelings and emotions, thoughts, choices, and decision-making. Together we will make progress and strive forward towards your desired outcome. I utilize therapeutic intervention techniques that fit or work with you.
(239) 674-3730 View (239) 674-3730
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Dr. Victoria Frehe-Torres
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
I am best at facilitating a psychological process where you can find your authentic self and be able to not only understand your emotions but to also build healthier pathways to overcome difficulties. My clinical background focuses on the overall human experience, its difficulties across different stages in life and its powerful connection between our body and mind. As a clinician, I believe in the importance of having a strong therapeutic relationship so evidence-based treatments can be more effective.
I am best at facilitating a psychological process where you can find your authentic self and be able to not only understand your emotions but to also build healthier pathways to overcome difficulties. My clinical background focuses on the overall human experience, its difficulties across different stages in life and its powerful connection between our body and mind. As a clinician, I believe in the importance of having a strong therapeutic relationship so evidence-based treatments can be more effective.
(239) 360-9810 View (239) 360-9810
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Laura D Bykofsky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, ACSW, SAP
Verified
Estero, FL 33928  (Online Only)
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 35 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
In this fast paced world it has become increasingly difficult to set time aside for oneself. My practice allows for this in that I am solely a video conferencing practice. From your office, home, dorm room or wherever you find comfort, I am available to help. You no longer need to fight time, traffic or use your sick/personal time in order to see a therapist. I have over 35 years of expertise in treating OCD. I utilize Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). ERP works very well via telehealth. I am a professional member of the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and have been trained to treat OCD through their BTTI.
(813) 543-8208 View (813) 543-8208
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Michelle Hamilton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
Life can be stressful and it certainly changes over time. The same is true in our relationships. With compassion and understanding and providing support and practical feedback, I can help you to effectively address your personal life challenges and concerns. Therapy can help you learn to make decisions based on what is best for you and your family. Integrating my background and knowledge with your life circumstances, I can offer a personalized approach tailored to your specific needs that will help you acheive personal growth, make good choices and feel better about yourself and your relationships.
Life can be stressful and it certainly changes over time. The same is true in our relationships. With compassion and understanding and providing support and practical feedback, I can help you to effectively address your personal life challenges and concerns. Therapy can help you learn to make decisions based on what is best for you and your family. Integrating my background and knowledge with your life circumstances, I can offer a personalized approach tailored to your specific needs that will help you acheive personal growth, make good choices and feel better about yourself and your relationships.
(239) 249-3680 View (239) 249-3680
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Cassandra A Casimir
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Estero, FL 33928
My name is Cassandra Casimir, LCSW of K.E.Y.S- Keep Envisioning Your Success Counseling Services. With my practice, K.E.Y.S, I want to help you Keep Envisioning Your Success as you embark on your journey towards self-love, acceptance, and healing. I fully believe that with the right tools, anyone can overcome anything. I am a non-judgmental, down-to-earth, safe place for you to share your story. I believe every story is important, and I want to hear yours. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing relational, emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties.
My name is Cassandra Casimir, LCSW of K.E.Y.S- Keep Envisioning Your Success Counseling Services. With my practice, K.E.Y.S, I want to help you Keep Envisioning Your Success as you embark on your journey towards self-love, acceptance, and healing. I fully believe that with the right tools, anyone can overcome anything. I am a non-judgmental, down-to-earth, safe place for you to share your story. I believe every story is important, and I want to hear yours. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing relational, emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties.
(239) 345-3431 View (239) 345-3431
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Karen Bucur
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified
Estero, FL 33928  (Online Only)
My name is Karen, and I am a registered mental health counselor in the State of Florida. I have over 28 years of experience in Europe working with children, youth, families, and other vulnerable populations in crisis. I founded Hopespace Counseling Services passionate about using my counseling experience to help individuals, couples, and families struggling with various addictions, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other life stressors. My practice is solely a video conferencing practice which gives you the freedom to reach out from the comfort of your home, office, dorm, or wherever best suits you.
My name is Karen, and I am a registered mental health counselor in the State of Florida. I have over 28 years of experience in Europe working with children, youth, families, and other vulnerable populations in crisis. I founded Hopespace Counseling Services passionate about using my counseling experience to help individuals, couples, and families struggling with various addictions, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, trauma, or other life stressors. My practice is solely a video conferencing practice which gives you the freedom to reach out from the comfort of your home, office, dorm, or wherever best suits you.
(239) 323-7264 View (239) 323-7264
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Ellie Mental Health - Estero, Florida (Therapy)
Counselor
Verified
Estero, FL 33928
Ellie Mental Health isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
Ellie Mental Health isn’t your average therapy clinic. We’ve created a comfy, judgment-free zone where you can be authentic, get real about where you’re at in your mental health, and receive the compassionate care you deserve. We strive to break down treatment barriers and provide you with customized counseling services that meet your therapy needs.
(239) 307-2164 View (239) 307-2164

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Estero, FL

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Estero, FL who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
76% Stress
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Cigna and Evernorth
66% Aetna
64% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Estero, FL see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Estero?

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.