Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Photo of Stacy M Gulston, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Jacksonville, FL
Stacy M Gulston
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHI, CCTP, CAIP, CBT-E
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257  (Online Only)
I believe it takes an immense amount of courage for one to ask for help. It is an honour to be trusted to walk beside you on this journey to healing. I provide a therapeutic space filled with peace, compassion and support for my clients. Together, we will work on identifying what is no longer providing purpose in your life whilst creating goals and a plan that works for you to make changes to decrease and possibly eliminate, these emotions and behaviours producing distress currently in your life.
I believe it takes an immense amount of courage for one to ask for help. It is an honour to be trusted to walk beside you on this journey to healing. I provide a therapeutic space filled with peace, compassion and support for my clients. Together, we will work on identifying what is no longer providing purpose in your life whilst creating goals and a plan that works for you to make changes to decrease and possibly eliminate, these emotions and behaviours producing distress currently in your life.
(904) 590-2870 View (904) 590-2870
Photo of Liza Cristin Provenzano, Mental Health Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Liza Cristin Provenzano
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I am honored to know every individual I have met in the 22 years I have been practicing. Joining my clients while they process their experiences has taught me to listen deeply and with compassion. My skills are only part of the journey. Helping clients find their own healing is more fulfilling than simply providing instruction or answers. I work collaboratively to find each person's strengths and help them to find peace and self-acceptance.
I am honored to know every individual I have met in the 22 years I have been practicing. Joining my clients while they process their experiences has taught me to listen deeply and with compassion. My skills are only part of the journey. Helping clients find their own healing is more fulfilling than simply providing instruction or answers. I work collaboratively to find each person's strengths and help them to find peace and self-acceptance.
(904) 692-7644 View (904) 692-7644
Photo of Aaron Percoco, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Jacksonville, FL
Aaron Percoco
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32217
This message is for kiddos and adults: Do you have trouble fitting in? Do you have difficulty finding your place in the world? Are you turned away by your peers because of your unique interests or personality? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or do you suspect that you are neurodivergent? Do you want to build a community of peers who love and appreciate you? Is it exhausting for you to try new things? It's so hard to survive and thrive in a world that isn't made for you. Talk to someone who understands and validates your unique struggle and can help you navigate the challenges of a neurotypical world!
This message is for kiddos and adults: Do you have trouble fitting in? Do you have difficulty finding your place in the world? Are you turned away by your peers because of your unique interests or personality? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or do you suspect that you are neurodivergent? Do you want to build a community of peers who love and appreciate you? Is it exhausting for you to try new things? It's so hard to survive and thrive in a world that isn't made for you. Talk to someone who understands and validates your unique struggle and can help you navigate the challenges of a neurotypical world!
(904) 478-1618 View (904) 478-1618
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Shirley Barthelemy
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Shirley Barthelemy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Shirley has over 10 years of diverse experience in the mental health and substance abuse community. Shirley is a Divorce Recovery Therapist whose passion is to work with women who have experienced or who are currently in the beginning, middle, or final phase of a divorce.
Shirley Barthelemy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. She holds a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Shirley has over 10 years of diverse experience in the mental health and substance abuse community. Shirley is a Divorce Recovery Therapist whose passion is to work with women who have experienced or who are currently in the beginning, middle, or final phase of a divorce.
(904) 822-1814 View (904) 822-1814
Photo of Rich Painter, Marriage & Family Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Rich Painter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Do you want a deeper sense of connection or a greater sense of purpose in life? You may be dealing with stress, fear, marriage issues, dating difficulties, confusion, life transitions, low self worth, career direction, or something else impacting your life and relationships. You might have a mistrust of men or women based on past, hurtful experiences. You are not alone. Imagine yourself living with greater peace, freedom, trust, creativity, courage, and empowering love. Getting you there is my specialty. I offer professional counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction for individuals, couples, children, and families.
Do you want a deeper sense of connection or a greater sense of purpose in life? You may be dealing with stress, fear, marriage issues, dating difficulties, confusion, life transitions, low self worth, career direction, or something else impacting your life and relationships. You might have a mistrust of men or women based on past, hurtful experiences. You are not alone. Imagine yourself living with greater peace, freedom, trust, creativity, courage, and empowering love. Getting you there is my specialty. I offer professional counseling, life coaching, and spiritual direction for individuals, couples, children, and families.
(904) 572-1882 View (904) 572-1882
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Cc Criollo
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, RCSWI, MSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
We have all struggled in life in some way! If you struggle with excessive worry, indecisiveness, overthinking, self-doubt, low self-esteem, you are not alone! Many people are trapped in fear which can show up as anxiety, lack of motivation, depression, reduced immunity, and illness. Fear can paralyze us from living a fulfilling life, achieving our goals and experiencing joy. If you are in the midst of a struggle, I want you to know that whatever it is you’re going through right now is not forever, and change is possible! Allow me to use my years of professional and lived experience to help you gain the skills to reach your goals!
We have all struggled in life in some way! If you struggle with excessive worry, indecisiveness, overthinking, self-doubt, low self-esteem, you are not alone! Many people are trapped in fear which can show up as anxiety, lack of motivation, depression, reduced immunity, and illness. Fear can paralyze us from living a fulfilling life, achieving our goals and experiencing joy. If you are in the midst of a struggle, I want you to know that whatever it is you’re going through right now is not forever, and change is possible! Allow me to use my years of professional and lived experience to help you gain the skills to reach your goals!
(904) 867-7359 View (904) 867-7359
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Paula Perez
Counselor, MHS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of uncertainty. You don’t have to wait for things to change to feel good about life again. If you are looking to heal from complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other stressful life situations, I can help. I will guide you to improve your self- esteem, manage mental health symptoms more effectively, and find deeper meaning and purpose in your life. You can reconnect with what really matters and to let go of what is holding you back.
Imagine an opportunity to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled, even in a world of uncertainty. You don’t have to wait for things to change to feel good about life again. If you are looking to heal from complex trauma/PTSD, grief and loss, narcissistic abuse, addictions, depression, anxiety, and other stressful life situations, I can help. I will guide you to improve your self- esteem, manage mental health symptoms more effectively, and find deeper meaning and purpose in your life. You can reconnect with what really matters and to let go of what is holding you back.
(858) 251-6349 View (858) 251-6349
Photo of Dr. John A Davis, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Dr. John A Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
My ideal client is a first responder, perhaps a firefighter or emergency personnel, grappling with the emotional aftermath of traumatic events they've encountered in the line of duty. They're dealing with complex feelings, possibly stemming from a devastating incident or the loss of a colleague. Their needs revolve around navigating these emotions, seeking understanding, and finding coping mechanisms. Their primary goal is to achieve mental and emotional equilibrium, ensuring they can continue serving their community effectively. They desire a safe space to discuss their experiences, hoping to overcome the prevailing stigma.
My ideal client is a first responder, perhaps a firefighter or emergency personnel, grappling with the emotional aftermath of traumatic events they've encountered in the line of duty. They're dealing with complex feelings, possibly stemming from a devastating incident or the loss of a colleague. Their needs revolve around navigating these emotions, seeking understanding, and finding coping mechanisms. Their primary goal is to achieve mental and emotional equilibrium, ensuring they can continue serving their community effectively. They desire a safe space to discuss their experiences, hoping to overcome the prevailing stigma.
(904) 875-8948 View (904) 875-8948
Photo of Anita Moreno, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Anita Moreno
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257
In spite of your best efforts, life can sometimes overwhelm you. Whether problems are recent or longstanding, I can help. My 27 years in the profession has afforded me knowledge and experience with a broad range of issues. My practice emphasizes the resolution to everyday problems. We will explore obstacles to growth and development and uncover inner strengths that can be applied to personal and professional relationships. I value psychotherapy as a growth- producing process. Out of this you will learn a great deal about yourself which you can use to make your life more meaningful.
In spite of your best efforts, life can sometimes overwhelm you. Whether problems are recent or longstanding, I can help. My 27 years in the profession has afforded me knowledge and experience with a broad range of issues. My practice emphasizes the resolution to everyday problems. We will explore obstacles to growth and development and uncover inner strengths that can be applied to personal and professional relationships. I value psychotherapy as a growth- producing process. Out of this you will learn a great deal about yourself which you can use to make your life more meaningful.
(904) 344-5995 View (904) 344-5995
Photo of Victoria McNeil-Young, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
Victoria McNeil-Young
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32224  (Online Only)
In addition to regular services, I am now accepting short-term therapy clients for issues related to anxiety, stress, or life transitions. We all have the ability to grow and to reach our fullest potential in life. However, sometimes support is needed as we navigate life’s challenges and changes. As a Counseling Psychologist operating within a multiculturally focused liberation framework, I am committed to helping my clients realize the best version of themselves while honoring their identities, culture, life experiences, and values. You matter, you are worthy of wellness, and your authentic self is enough.
In addition to regular services, I am now accepting short-term therapy clients for issues related to anxiety, stress, or life transitions. We all have the ability to grow and to reach our fullest potential in life. However, sometimes support is needed as we navigate life’s challenges and changes. As a Counseling Psychologist operating within a multiculturally focused liberation framework, I am committed to helping my clients realize the best version of themselves while honoring their identities, culture, life experiences, and values. You matter, you are worthy of wellness, and your authentic self is enough.
(904) 298-6498 View (904) 298-6498
Photo of Lawrence Goldberg, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Lawrence Goldberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
My name is Lawrence Goldberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past 38 years I have worked in a variety of settings and have helped individuals with a number of concerns including adjusting to difficult or traumatic experiences. I work with adults adjusting to major life events such as divorce, career change, conflict at work, health challenges and those who have been through trauma.
My name is Lawrence Goldberg and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Over the past 38 years I have worked in a variety of settings and have helped individuals with a number of concerns including adjusting to difficult or traumatic experiences. I work with adults adjusting to major life events such as divorce, career change, conflict at work, health challenges and those who have been through trauma.
(904) 775-7468 View (904) 775-7468
Photo of Katrina 'katie' Morgan, Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Katrina 'katie' Morgan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Have you ever had the feeling that you have been living your life on autopilot, then you look around and think, “how did I get here?” Perhaps this thought spirals into depression for lost time, poor choices, and/or missed opportunities. Maybe anxiety settles into your chest with this depression, causing crippling indecision. The weirdly good news is that you are not alone in these thoughts and feelings, and there IS something you can do about it. Nearly every person experiences some form of trauma in their lives, and most are ill-equipped to move forward functionally with the aftermath.
Have you ever had the feeling that you have been living your life on autopilot, then you look around and think, “how did I get here?” Perhaps this thought spirals into depression for lost time, poor choices, and/or missed opportunities. Maybe anxiety settles into your chest with this depression, causing crippling indecision. The weirdly good news is that you are not alone in these thoughts and feelings, and there IS something you can do about it. Nearly every person experiences some form of trauma in their lives, and most are ill-equipped to move forward functionally with the aftermath.
(904) 932-0338 View (904) 932-0338
Photo of Dr. Andrew A. Gauler, Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Andrew A. Gauler
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CRC, CVE, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I am working with both adolescents and adults. My theoretical orientation to counseling and psychotherapy is rooted in the philosophy of a humanistic-existential approach to human functioning. I use the tenets of individual responsibility to choice and decision-making and apply them within a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT) to counseling and clinical work. I consider myself a generalist with specialty training in cognitive rehabilitation, vocational/career counseling, as well as psychoeducational testing and other evaluations, such as pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., for bariatric procedures).
I am working with both adolescents and adults. My theoretical orientation to counseling and psychotherapy is rooted in the philosophy of a humanistic-existential approach to human functioning. I use the tenets of individual responsibility to choice and decision-making and apply them within a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT) to counseling and clinical work. I consider myself a generalist with specialty training in cognitive rehabilitation, vocational/career counseling, as well as psychoeducational testing and other evaluations, such as pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., for bariatric procedures).
(904) 508-0821 View (904) 508-0821
Photo of Michael C Thompson in Jacksonville, FL
Michael C Thompson
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32202  (Online Only)
Empowering Your Journey to Mental Well-Being: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over ten years of experience assisting individuals and couples in navigating difficult times. I believe in the power of personal autonomy and self-determination, and my mission is to assist you in attaining optimal mental health, emotional well-being, and personal empowerment. I create a safe space in therapy for you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings, discover your strengths, and overcome any obstacles in your path.
Empowering Your Journey to Mental Well-Being: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over ten years of experience assisting individuals and couples in navigating difficult times. I believe in the power of personal autonomy and self-determination, and my mission is to assist you in attaining optimal mental health, emotional well-being, and personal empowerment. I create a safe space in therapy for you to freely explore your thoughts and feelings, discover your strengths, and overcome any obstacles in your path.
(512) 200-2256 View (512) 200-2256
Photo of Chermora Johnson, Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Chermora Johnson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Hello, my name is Chermora Johnson, a Licensed Mental Health therapist. I have experience with adolescence, substance abuse, crisis, trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have worked with various substance abuse and crisis intervention for several years. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I used the following theoretical approach of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, motivational-interview, Gestalt, solution-focused, and WRAP approach.
Hello, my name is Chermora Johnson, a Licensed Mental Health therapist. I have experience with adolescence, substance abuse, crisis, trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I have worked with various substance abuse and crisis intervention for several years. I work with trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. I used the following theoretical approach of person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, motivational-interview, Gestalt, solution-focused, and WRAP approach.
(904) 447-1473 View (904) 447-1473
Photo of Kurt W Oster Msw, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Kurt W Oster Msw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, RPT™
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, a Board Certified Diplomate, and a Registered Play Therapist, and I hold multiple credentials. As a social worker, life coach, and trauma professional, I am here to help clients reach their goals of overcoming life challenges, growing in new ways, and helping develop new positive goals and ways of doing things. Additionally, I work with LGBTQ+ Clients on coming out, identity development, and gender identity issues. I provide a safe place for clients to explore the challenges facing them.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, a Board Certified Diplomate, and a Registered Play Therapist, and I hold multiple credentials. As a social worker, life coach, and trauma professional, I am here to help clients reach their goals of overcoming life challenges, growing in new ways, and helping develop new positive goals and ways of doing things. Additionally, I work with LGBTQ+ Clients on coming out, identity development, and gender identity issues. I provide a safe place for clients to explore the challenges facing them.
(904) 849-2956 View (904) 849-2956
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Santricoa Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
(904) 585-2344 View (904) 585-2344
Photo of Grace Willson Cantor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Grace Willson Cantor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Not accepting new clients
I am interesting in helping clients - individuals, couples and partners resolve issues related to sexuality. I am a sex therapist specializing in Intimacy, Desire, Arousal, Trauma, Pornography, Identity, Communication, Betrayal / Infidelity and Pleasure.
I am interesting in helping clients - individuals, couples and partners resolve issues related to sexuality. I am a sex therapist specializing in Intimacy, Desire, Arousal, Trauma, Pornography, Identity, Communication, Betrayal / Infidelity and Pleasure.
(904) 560-5499 View (904) 560-5499
Photo of Achieve Therapy Solutions- Dianna Carlson-Bright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Achieve Therapy Solutions- Dianna Carlson-Bright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Thank you for visiting Achieve Therapy Solutions and taking the time to learn a little about me and my practice, as you search for a therapist for you or a loved one. I believe finding the right therapist is like finding the right pair of jeans...it has to be a good fit. I have been described by my colleagues and clients as solution focused, funny, empowering, inquisitive, genuine, and encouraging. If you feel my style and approach would be a good match for what you or a loved one are seeking, I would be honored to help. Call or email me to set up an initial consultation.
Thank you for visiting Achieve Therapy Solutions and taking the time to learn a little about me and my practice, as you search for a therapist for you or a loved one. I believe finding the right therapist is like finding the right pair of jeans...it has to be a good fit. I have been described by my colleagues and clients as solution focused, funny, empowering, inquisitive, genuine, and encouraging. If you feel my style and approach would be a good match for what you or a loved one are seeking, I would be honored to help. Call or email me to set up an initial consultation.
(904) 543-3568 View (904) 543-3568
Photo of Ana Trujillo, Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Ana Trujillo
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32226  (Online Only)
Ana is an OCD therapist that provides ERP. Ana is also experienced with working with clients through their anxiety (social anxiety and phobias) and BFRBs (Trichotillomania and Excoriation Disorder - skin picking). The subtypes of OCD that she has the most experience providing ERP for are Harm OCD, "Just Right" OCD, Contamination OCD, Scrupulosity (religious/spiritual) Obsessions, Somatic Obsessions, Magical Thinking, and Sexual Orientation OCD. Ana has experience at the PHP level of care for OCD treating severe symptoms of OCD and outpatient level of care.
Ana is an OCD therapist that provides ERP. Ana is also experienced with working with clients through their anxiety (social anxiety and phobias) and BFRBs (Trichotillomania and Excoriation Disorder - skin picking). The subtypes of OCD that she has the most experience providing ERP for are Harm OCD, "Just Right" OCD, Contamination OCD, Scrupulosity (religious/spiritual) Obsessions, Somatic Obsessions, Magical Thinking, and Sexual Orientation OCD. Ana has experience at the PHP level of care for OCD treating severe symptoms of OCD and outpatient level of care.
(904) 467-4668 View (904) 467-4668

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

1,000+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
76% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
68% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Aetna
82% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Jacksonville, FL see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jacksonville?

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.