Therapists in Freeport, FL

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Dareece A. Shaw
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCTP, CCATP
Verified Verified
Freeport, FL 32439  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Florida & Nevada. I graduated from Chapman University with a Master's degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I have specific extensive experience working with individuals suffering from PTSD. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Florida & Nevada. I graduated from Chapman University with a Master's degree in Psychology and an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. I have specific extensive experience working with individuals suffering from PTSD. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP)
(850) 583-9429 View (850) 583-9429
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Teresa M Maxwell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MPH, LCSW, SAP
Verified Verified
Freeport, FL 32439  (Online Only)
Licensed in Florida , Mississippi and Tennessee. Services available via Telehealth. Therapy is a partnership. I believe it is important to build a relationship with my client. It is my intent to provide a safe space to work together. I believe it is helpful to assist clients with acknowledging feelings and noticing thoughts with a commitment to actions that align with what is important to the client. I believe in the client's own healing capacity with work on core beliefs about oneself with kindness and self care. Compassion, empathy, and respect for all my clients is what I try to express in the very first session.
Licensed in Florida , Mississippi and Tennessee. Services available via Telehealth. Therapy is a partnership. I believe it is important to build a relationship with my client. It is my intent to provide a safe space to work together. I believe it is helpful to assist clients with acknowledging feelings and noticing thoughts with a commitment to actions that align with what is important to the client. I believe in the client's own healing capacity with work on core beliefs about oneself with kindness and self care. Compassion, empathy, and respect for all my clients is what I try to express in the very first session.
(850) 338-7273 View (850) 338-7273
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Katie Truax
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Freeport, FL 32439
Life can be so tough. Even when we want to live our best lives and thrive, sometimes it can just feel impossible to see the way to get there. When we've done the best we can and things still aren't working the way we want them to, that's when it's time to reach out and get help. As a therapist, it's my job to come along beside you, work with you to get really clear about all aspects of what is going on in the here and now, help you figure out where it is you would like to be instead, and walk with you from point A to point B.
Life can be so tough. Even when we want to live our best lives and thrive, sometimes it can just feel impossible to see the way to get there. When we've done the best we can and things still aren't working the way we want them to, that's when it's time to reach out and get help. As a therapist, it's my job to come along beside you, work with you to get really clear about all aspects of what is going on in the here and now, help you figure out where it is you would like to be instead, and walk with you from point A to point B.
(404) 429-2505 View (404) 429-2505
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Julie Blamasah
Counselor, LMHC, CAP, SAP
Verified Verified
Freeport, FL 32439  (Online Only)
We will work together to build a solid recovery and resolve your depression, anxiety, fear, anger, experience of being overwhelmed or relationship issues. People walk into my office for many different reasons and there are many different ways to address the problems that you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on what works best for you. Whatever the issue, we will work together to develop a personalized plan that will help you feel good again. I offer compassion, complete confidentiality, and flexible hours with the option of in-home therapy sessions.
We will work together to build a solid recovery and resolve your depression, anxiety, fear, anger, experience of being overwhelmed or relationship issues. People walk into my office for many different reasons and there are many different ways to address the problems that you struggle with in life. The type of approach we would use depends on what works best for you. Whatever the issue, we will work together to develop a personalized plan that will help you feel good again. I offer compassion, complete confidentiality, and flexible hours with the option of in-home therapy sessions.
(850) 397-4930 View (850) 397-4930
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Cecilia Baez
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Freeport, FL 32439
My name is Cecilia Baez and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) located in Florida. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I have over 15 years of experience and a strong background in addressing parenting and family concerns, as well as assisting children and adolescents dealing with behavioral issues, defiance, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and stress. In addition, I have experience working with individuals who face depression, anxiety, domestic violence, emotional distress, isolation, grief, self-harm, and interpersonal relationship challenges.
My name is Cecilia Baez and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) located in Florida. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I have over 15 years of experience and a strong background in addressing parenting and family concerns, as well as assisting children and adolescents dealing with behavioral issues, defiance, anxiety, ADHD, depression, and stress. In addition, I have experience working with individuals who face depression, anxiety, domestic violence, emotional distress, isolation, grief, self-harm, and interpersonal relationship challenges.
(727) 761-3057 View (727) 761-3057
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Renae Marcolongo
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Freeport, FL 32439
Waitlist for new clients
Have you been struggling with stress in your family, work...life? Do you feel like you are simply surviving when you really wish you were thriving? Do you want greater satisfactions in your relationships? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am qualified to help families, couples, and individuals with areas that can create negativity in life. My heart is to help people find solutions on a grander scale, leading to enhanced life satisfaction and balance. Essentially, you are the expert in your life, I am the liaison between the "now" you and the goals that lead you to become the future you.
Have you been struggling with stress in your family, work...life? Do you feel like you are simply surviving when you really wish you were thriving? Do you want greater satisfactions in your relationships? As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am qualified to help families, couples, and individuals with areas that can create negativity in life. My heart is to help people find solutions on a grander scale, leading to enhanced life satisfaction and balance. Essentially, you are the expert in your life, I am the liaison between the "now" you and the goals that lead you to become the future you.
(727) 334-1112 View (727) 334-1112

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Christine Rushford
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CPFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Are you and your family members constantly in conflict? Do you feel at war with members of your own family? If your child's behavior is causing you stress, I can help. If you and your partner are stuck in a negative communication cycle, I can help. Sometimes families do not know what to do with big emotions, whether anger, sadness or even happiness. Learning to deal with those big feelings is a direct benefit of therapy. Therapy will provide the tools in your toolbox to create a harmonious, peaceful home with your family.
Are you and your family members constantly in conflict? Do you feel at war with members of your own family? If your child's behavior is causing you stress, I can help. If you and your partner are stuck in a negative communication cycle, I can help. Sometimes families do not know what to do with big emotions, whether anger, sadness or even happiness. Learning to deal with those big feelings is a direct benefit of therapy. Therapy will provide the tools in your toolbox to create a harmonious, peaceful home with your family.
(850) 290-5292 View (850) 290-5292
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Tracey Middleton Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW , LADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Not accepting new clients
You were born to be loved, healthy and whole. Welcome to healing which is defined as “to make or become whole again; to restore to original purity in mind, body and spirit”. I know if you are reading this, you are considering healing and a change for yourself that will lead to a better quality of life and relationships. “It’s when we start working together, that the real healing takes place”, David Hume. If you are experiencing a life transition, loss, lack of purpose or feel exhausted all the time, you will benefit from believing you are worthy of a happy and healthier life, as well as learn some tools to get there.
You were born to be loved, healthy and whole. Welcome to healing which is defined as “to make or become whole again; to restore to original purity in mind, body and spirit”. I know if you are reading this, you are considering healing and a change for yourself that will lead to a better quality of life and relationships. “It’s when we start working together, that the real healing takes place”, David Hume. If you are experiencing a life transition, loss, lack of purpose or feel exhausted all the time, you will benefit from believing you are worthy of a happy and healthier life, as well as learn some tools to get there.
(918) 228-6845 View (918) 228-6845
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Carmen Yvonne Brezna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MT, ASCP
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
Do you suspect that you are stuck or overwhelmed by someone or something in your life? Anyone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health challenges whether chronic or short-term life transitions can benefit from the social work approach of meeting the client where they are at and guide them through the identification of goals and to monitor progress. A short course of sessions or a longer therapy approach is decided with the collaboration of the client. In the safety of the confidential setting, any and all issues are discussed without judgement with the focus on how and why it has negatively impacted you.
Do you suspect that you are stuck or overwhelmed by someone or something in your life? Anyone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or any other mental health challenges whether chronic or short-term life transitions can benefit from the social work approach of meeting the client where they are at and guide them through the identification of goals and to monitor progress. A short course of sessions or a longer therapy approach is decided with the collaboration of the client. In the safety of the confidential setting, any and all issues are discussed without judgement with the focus on how and why it has negatively impacted you.
(850) 409-6173 View (850) 409-6173
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Stephenie Craig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Waitlist for new clients
Are your emotions or relationships feeling out of control? Are you tired of not knowing how to improve your stress, anxiety, depression, and difficult relationships? Is your past hanging up your present life? I will help you move from stressful worrying to feeling a sense of control over your thoughts, from depressed isolation to recovering a sense of purpose in life activities and relationships, from negative past messages in your head to a healthy view of yourself, from poor boundaries to saying no without guilt, from arguing and fighting to reconnected closeness, from chaotic overwhelm to a specific plan for peace.
Are your emotions or relationships feeling out of control? Are you tired of not knowing how to improve your stress, anxiety, depression, and difficult relationships? Is your past hanging up your present life? I will help you move from stressful worrying to feeling a sense of control over your thoughts, from depressed isolation to recovering a sense of purpose in life activities and relationships, from negative past messages in your head to a healthy view of yourself, from poor boundaries to saying no without guilt, from arguing and fighting to reconnected closeness, from chaotic overwhelm to a specific plan for peace.
(539) 233-4799 View (539) 233-4799
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Radford (Raffy) McGrath
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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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Faith Campbell Powers
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Would you like to heal current or past hurts with those who mean the most to you? Do you want to feel a deeper connection with your loved ones but have no idea where to begin? We are hard wired as humans to connect, but sometimes our fear of being vulnerable keeps us stuck in patterns of communication that may not serve us well. At times, some of us may feel we could use some help with our relationship to ourSELVES too. Past hurts can keep us stuck alone in places where we are unable to grow and thrive as humans.
Would you like to heal current or past hurts with those who mean the most to you? Do you want to feel a deeper connection with your loved ones but have no idea where to begin? We are hard wired as humans to connect, but sometimes our fear of being vulnerable keeps us stuck in patterns of communication that may not serve us well. At times, some of us may feel we could use some help with our relationship to ourSELVES too. Past hurts can keep us stuck alone in places where we are unable to grow and thrive as humans.
(850) 605-3759 View (850) 605-3759
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Sophie Grace Stevens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Sometimes, Life can be unpredictable and out of our control. During times of chaos, I aim to help my clients find hope, joy and humor; with a renewed enthusiasm for life. My goal is to create a safe place for you to land and make meaning of the hardships you encounter in those seasons. I believe people are resilient and have the capability for healing and growth, they often just need support uncovering their strength within. I specialize in working with trauma, grief and bereavement, anxiety and depression, life transitions and autism spectrum disorders.
Sometimes, Life can be unpredictable and out of our control. During times of chaos, I aim to help my clients find hope, joy and humor; with a renewed enthusiasm for life. My goal is to create a safe place for you to land and make meaning of the hardships you encounter in those seasons. I believe people are resilient and have the capability for healing and growth, they often just need support uncovering their strength within. I specialize in working with trauma, grief and bereavement, anxiety and depression, life transitions and autism spectrum disorders.
(214) 225-8905 View (214) 225-8905
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Compassion & Grace Family Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, Ed,D
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, but don’t know how to cope? Are your kids struggling & your parenting strategies aren’t working? Need help getting through a tough divorce? If the answer is yes, then let us help you. With 29 years of experience in counseling and being selected by Governor Bush in 1997 to help privatize the foster care system, I know my strategies will help you start living your best life! We have weekend workshops, groups & individual sessions starting next week. Hurry & sign up before all of the spaces are filled. Contact us for details and discounts.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, but don’t know how to cope? Are your kids struggling & your parenting strategies aren’t working? Need help getting through a tough divorce? If the answer is yes, then let us help you. With 29 years of experience in counseling and being selected by Governor Bush in 1997 to help privatize the foster care system, I know my strategies will help you start living your best life! We have weekend workshops, groups & individual sessions starting next week. Hurry & sign up before all of the spaces are filled. Contact us for details and discounts.
(850) 546-4498 View (850) 546-4498
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James E Tickal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, sad or overwhelmed? Do you struggle with relationships, communication, or self-esteem? Are you looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can help you navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, sad or overwhelmed? Do you struggle with relationships, communication, or self-esteem? Are you looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can help you navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals.
(321) 384-1740 View (321) 384-1740
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Hannah Ciampini: Emdr Intensive Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW,
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
You had a painful experience & your life changed in an instant. Who you were & how you saw the world - just aren’t the same anymore. You feel lost, angry, & afraid. Maybe you experienced a sexual trauma, got a scary medical diagnosis, or lost someone (or something) that you love. Maybe it happened suddenly without any warning or maybe the fact that you knew it was coming, made it feel even worse. You feel alone- not sure what to do with yourself. Your friends and family care, but they don’t know what to do either. You need someone who understands & can help you put the pieces of your life back together. You want to feel whole again.
You had a painful experience & your life changed in an instant. Who you were & how you saw the world - just aren’t the same anymore. You feel lost, angry, & afraid. Maybe you experienced a sexual trauma, got a scary medical diagnosis, or lost someone (or something) that you love. Maybe it happened suddenly without any warning or maybe the fact that you knew it was coming, made it feel even worse. You feel alone- not sure what to do with yourself. Your friends and family care, but they don’t know what to do either. You need someone who understands & can help you put the pieces of your life back together. You want to feel whole again.
(850) 495-7602 View (850) 495-7602
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Raina Burlak
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCTP, CTMH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
I can help you use your strengths to meet your goals. Let's engage in a you-focused, judgement free, empathetic, skillful and goal directed conversation. Let's work through the dark emotions together. With support it can once again feel safe to rekindle hope and reprocess the felt memories that stick. We will focus on your goals and view you as capable with strengths. Hope and healing is possible.
I can help you use your strengths to meet your goals. Let's engage in a you-focused, judgement free, empathetic, skillful and goal directed conversation. Let's work through the dark emotions together. With support it can once again feel safe to rekindle hope and reprocess the felt memories that stick. We will focus on your goals and view you as capable with strengths. Hope and healing is possible.
(850) 816-3144 View (850) 816-3144
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Ashley Baughman
LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459  (Online Only)
Have you been living under the weight of heavy labels like ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’. You aren’t meant to. Experiencing moments of anxiety and sadness is a part of the human experience. But it is not your identity and it is not a way of life. Life is rarely easy but that doesn’t mean it can't be full of joy.
Have you been living under the weight of heavy labels like ‘anxiety’ and ‘depression’. You aren’t meant to. Experiencing moments of anxiety and sadness is a part of the human experience. But it is not your identity and it is not a way of life. Life is rarely easy but that doesn’t mean it can't be full of joy.
(904) 299-4713 View (904) 299-4713
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Laiken Corrin Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Hello! I works with adults, adolescents, and families utilizing a holistic and mindfulness-based approach. I have experience working with ADHD, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, mood disorders, personality disorders, and relationship issues. My goal is to promote a safe space for healing without judgment so clients can build a healthy perception of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others.
Hello! I works with adults, adolescents, and families utilizing a holistic and mindfulness-based approach. I have experience working with ADHD, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, mood disorders, personality disorders, and relationship issues. My goal is to promote a safe space for healing without judgment so clients can build a healthy perception of themselves and strengthen their relationships with others.
(850) 790-0401 View (850) 790-0401
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Emerald Coast Therapeutics
Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC, ASTC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
We are wired to connect with one another. And the nature of pain is that it can cause us to withdraw from those around us, including from ourselves. This is where I try to help; I take the art of listening seriously and recognize that being heard is a part of the therapy process. Experiences with depression, anxiety, relationships, substances and much more all impact & interfere with our ability to connect with others and with being comfortable with ourselves. If this is where you are, please contact me to see if I would be a good fit for you.
We are wired to connect with one another. And the nature of pain is that it can cause us to withdraw from those around us, including from ourselves. This is where I try to help; I take the art of listening seriously and recognize that being heard is a part of the therapy process. Experiences with depression, anxiety, relationships, substances and much more all impact & interfere with our ability to connect with others and with being comfortable with ourselves. If this is where you are, please contact me to see if I would be a good fit for you.
(850) 290-0235 View (850) 290-0235

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Number of Therapists in Freeport, FL

< 10

Therapists in Freeport, FL who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
67% Women's Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Freeport, FL see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Freeport?

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.