Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Photo of Josephine Ibisagba, Mental Health Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Josephine Ibisagba
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Do you struggle saying no to others in relationships? Do you have a difficult time emotionally regulating during transition periods? Are you struggling to find yourself after a major incident? If any of these apply to you, then you are in the right place. I am a dedicated and empathetic therapist with years of experience in assisting people in reconnecting with the most authentic version of themselves. My goal as a therapist is to make sure anybody who works with me feels seen and acknowledged. I specialize in mood disorders, self esteem issues, and trauma. I utilize trauma informed CBT and EMDR as interventions in sessions.
Do you struggle saying no to others in relationships? Do you have a difficult time emotionally regulating during transition periods? Are you struggling to find yourself after a major incident? If any of these apply to you, then you are in the right place. I am a dedicated and empathetic therapist with years of experience in assisting people in reconnecting with the most authentic version of themselves. My goal as a therapist is to make sure anybody who works with me feels seen and acknowledged. I specialize in mood disorders, self esteem issues, and trauma. I utilize trauma informed CBT and EMDR as interventions in sessions.
(904) 675-3862 View (904) 675-3862
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Letha Page
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MCAP, QS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
You want to change and I believe anyone can learn how to create and foster a meaningful life. My work in therapy will be collaborative, educational, strengths-based, and solution-focused to tailor to your unique needs. Together we will work on life transitions, emotional stress, relationship struggles, or discord from chronic illness or pain. I provide interactive sessions to support and guide you when you are struggling with personal life challenges and complex relationship issues. I believe you know when it’s time to look for assistance to promote the change you want in your life. Let me be part of that journey with you.
You want to change and I believe anyone can learn how to create and foster a meaningful life. My work in therapy will be collaborative, educational, strengths-based, and solution-focused to tailor to your unique needs. Together we will work on life transitions, emotional stress, relationship struggles, or discord from chronic illness or pain. I provide interactive sessions to support and guide you when you are struggling with personal life challenges and complex relationship issues. I believe you know when it’s time to look for assistance to promote the change you want in your life. Let me be part of that journey with you.
(904) 368-6549 View (904) 368-6549
Photo of April Howell, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
April Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32221
When times are hard, we need a deep kind of comfort. Something elemental. A solid support. A rock to hold on to. The kind we already have inside us. But which we sometimes need a bit of help to see. - (quote by Matt Haig, author of ‘The comfort book’). Let’s work together in a way that’s best for you. Therapy can help you be intentional about the next season of your life and take steps toward healing, growth, and wellness. In our sessions, you will gain clarity on how best to navigate all of life's demands.
When times are hard, we need a deep kind of comfort. Something elemental. A solid support. A rock to hold on to. The kind we already have inside us. But which we sometimes need a bit of help to see. - (quote by Matt Haig, author of ‘The comfort book’). Let’s work together in a way that’s best for you. Therapy can help you be intentional about the next season of your life and take steps toward healing, growth, and wellness. In our sessions, you will gain clarity on how best to navigate all of life's demands.
(904) 822-1707 View (904) 822-1707
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Joan B Frazier
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
As human beings, we have needs for both belonging and autonomy, attachment and freedom—which in adult life, often seem thwarted. We want to be heard and understood. As a counselor, my job is to listen, offer understanding, or direction where possible, and of course hope. When we have become overburdened with the weight of whatever is NOT working in our lives, we often long for someone we can tell our truth to...and someone who will strive to tell us the truth non-judgementally. This dialogue is “counseling” at its best.
As human beings, we have needs for both belonging and autonomy, attachment and freedom—which in adult life, often seem thwarted. We want to be heard and understood. As a counselor, my job is to listen, offer understanding, or direction where possible, and of course hope. When we have become overburdened with the weight of whatever is NOT working in our lives, we often long for someone we can tell our truth to...and someone who will strive to tell us the truth non-judgementally. This dialogue is “counseling” at its best.
(904) 530-5808 View (904) 530-5808
Photo of Josh Allen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Josh Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I have experience with helping individuals who have suffered trauma, major life changes/challenges, conflict and other stressors that have negatively impacted their lives. I have a passion for helping others work through past pain so that they can improve their future. My goal for every individual I serve is to help them become their strongest version. I strive to create a safe and healthy space for everyone and meet everyone with compassion. I utilize several evidence-based therapy techniques and even humor at times.
I have experience with helping individuals who have suffered trauma, major life changes/challenges, conflict and other stressors that have negatively impacted their lives. I have a passion for helping others work through past pain so that they can improve their future. My goal for every individual I serve is to help them become their strongest version. I strive to create a safe and healthy space for everyone and meet everyone with compassion. I utilize several evidence-based therapy techniques and even humor at times.
(904) 977-6315 View (904) 977-6315
Photo of Gabriel Ybarra, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
Gabriel Ybarra
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I provide psychological assessments that include a thorough interview, relevant testing (e.g., intelligence, achievement, giftedness, learning disabilities, attention deficits/impulsivity/hyperactivity, personality, mood, anxiety), observational data, with feedback to help you understand the results. I use the Wechsler series of IQ tests and achievement test, as well as the Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement tests. My colleague Melissa Titus PMHNP-BC provides psychiatric medication management on site at our practice Comprehensive Psych Services LLC as well.
I provide psychological assessments that include a thorough interview, relevant testing (e.g., intelligence, achievement, giftedness, learning disabilities, attention deficits/impulsivity/hyperactivity, personality, mood, anxiety), observational data, with feedback to help you understand the results. I use the Wechsler series of IQ tests and achievement test, as well as the Woodcock-Johnson IV Cognitive and Achievement tests. My colleague Melissa Titus PMHNP-BC provides psychiatric medication management on site at our practice Comprehensive Psych Services LLC as well.
(904) 503-3579 View (904) 503-3579
Photo of Dr. Rita de Cassia Silva, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Rita de Cassia Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCSW, PPS, CWA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257  (Online Only)
Do you wake up in the morning feeling empty, tired, and unmotivated? Are you struggling with issues related to your past, uncontrollable thoughts, anger, grief, communication, anxiety, or major life changes? Are you seeking a more loving, meaningful, and harmonious relationship with your partner and your loved ones but don't know how or what to do to improve it? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional. As Maya Angelou wrote, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you".
Do you wake up in the morning feeling empty, tired, and unmotivated? Are you struggling with issues related to your past, uncontrollable thoughts, anger, grief, communication, anxiety, or major life changes? Are you seeking a more loving, meaningful, and harmonious relationship with your partner and your loved ones but don't know how or what to do to improve it? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional. As Maya Angelou wrote, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you".
(904) 595-1722 View (904) 595-1722
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Alexis Thomas
Counselor, LMHC, CTRS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
Marriane Williamson shared, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Right now so many people struggle with feeling lost and in uncharted territory, my goal as a Therapist is to help my clients, find light and hope in their own path. I believe that the goal of life should not be about the destination, but the journey. It would be a privilege to help you along to way. I will meet you exactly where you are and help you discover the life you were meant to live.
Marriane Williamson shared, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." Right now so many people struggle with feeling lost and in uncharted territory, my goal as a Therapist is to help my clients, find light and hope in their own path. I believe that the goal of life should not be about the destination, but the journey. It would be a privilege to help you along to way. I will meet you exactly where you are and help you discover the life you were meant to live.
(904) 674-8915 View (904) 674-8915
Photo of Shreders and Associates, PLLC, Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Shreders and Associates, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
I believe an individualized treatment plan tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. I specialize in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, peer relationships, anger management, codependency, coping skills, eating disorders, grief, women’s issues, children, family conflict, gender identity, gender dysphoria, and military families. My belief is that therapy should be a positive experience of growth for each individual and I encourage clients to collaborate with me as treatment progresses.
I believe an individualized treatment plan tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. I specialize in depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship issues, self-esteem, peer relationships, anger management, codependency, coping skills, eating disorders, grief, women’s issues, children, family conflict, gender identity, gender dysphoria, and military families. My belief is that therapy should be a positive experience of growth for each individual and I encourage clients to collaborate with me as treatment progresses.
(904) 615-8314 View (904) 615-8314
Photo of Detoshia A Stephens, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Jacksonville, FL
Detoshia A Stephens
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
"Accepting New Clients"......Anchor Life Clinic . Is a professional and licensed (Private Practice). Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.Let me help with "Snatching Your Life BACK"
"Accepting New Clients"......Anchor Life Clinic . Is a professional and licensed (Private Practice). Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.Let me help with "Snatching Your Life BACK"
(904) 977-5508 View (904) 977-5508
Photo of Sarah Dew-Reeves, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
Sarah Dew-Reeves
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Nautilus Behavioral Health. I work with children, adolescents and young adults ages 3 to 24 years, as well as their families. I offer therapy, assessment and educational groups. I provide services to individuals with various issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavior problems, difficulties managing anger, problems adjusting to stressors or learning difficulties. As a pediatric psychologist, I help patients with physical health problems promote wellness, improve coping with medical conditions and lessen the effects of co-occurring mental health conditions.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and co-owner of Nautilus Behavioral Health. I work with children, adolescents and young adults ages 3 to 24 years, as well as their families. I offer therapy, assessment and educational groups. I provide services to individuals with various issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavior problems, difficulties managing anger, problems adjusting to stressors or learning difficulties. As a pediatric psychologist, I help patients with physical health problems promote wellness, improve coping with medical conditions and lessen the effects of co-occurring mental health conditions.
(904) 474-5143 View (904) 474-5143
Photo of Tara Griffith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Tara Griffith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32217  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience working with families, children, adults, and geriatrics. Clients that I work with come to me for help processing through anxiety, depression, irritability, inattention and trauma to lead happier and healthier lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 14 years of experience working with families, children, adults, and geriatrics. Clients that I work with come to me for help processing through anxiety, depression, irritability, inattention and trauma to lead happier and healthier lives.
(904) 867-2078 View (904) 867-2078
Photo of Barbara E Morris, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Barbara E Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice over 16 years, utilizing a non-judgmental, warm, integrative therapeutic approaches. A Master of Social Work from Barry University, and Bachelor of Social Work with a Minor in Psychology, from Florida Atlantic University. I am licensed in the state of Florida.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice over 16 years, utilizing a non-judgmental, warm, integrative therapeutic approaches. A Master of Social Work from Barry University, and Bachelor of Social Work with a Minor in Psychology, from Florida Atlantic University. I am licensed in the state of Florida.
(904) 980-0796 View (904) 980-0796
Photo of John Watts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
John Watts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Welcome to my virtual office. I am currently offering TeleHealth sessions. I am a LCSW, licensed psychotherapist with 20 years of experience and 25 years of social services and ministry outreach, providing individual and family therapy by utilizing a strengths-based, collaborative, holistic approach, allowing me to gain a clearer sense of my clients' mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and find viable and alternative solutions to reach a more balanced and optimal level of coping and functioning.
Welcome to my virtual office. I am currently offering TeleHealth sessions. I am a LCSW, licensed psychotherapist with 20 years of experience and 25 years of social services and ministry outreach, providing individual and family therapy by utilizing a strengths-based, collaborative, holistic approach, allowing me to gain a clearer sense of my clients' mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and find viable and alternative solutions to reach a more balanced and optimal level of coping and functioning.
(754) 399-4724 View (754) 399-4724
Photo of Rose Zayco, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
Rose Zayco
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204
As a clinical psychologist, people contact me for psychotherapy when experiencing emotional pain or distress, within themselves and sometimes their relationships. This pain can feel stuck and take on a life of its own, with ways of coping that no longer seem to be working. Yet the person feels ready for a change - ready to begin a process of growth and healing. Couples approach me for relationship therapy who struggle with disconnection, miscommunication, reactivity - couples stuck in negative patterns. These couples are ready for a change, ready for greater intimacy, security and connection in their most important relationship.
As a clinical psychologist, people contact me for psychotherapy when experiencing emotional pain or distress, within themselves and sometimes their relationships. This pain can feel stuck and take on a life of its own, with ways of coping that no longer seem to be working. Yet the person feels ready for a change - ready to begin a process of growth and healing. Couples approach me for relationship therapy who struggle with disconnection, miscommunication, reactivity - couples stuck in negative patterns. These couples are ready for a change, ready for greater intimacy, security and connection in their most important relationship.
(904) 351-8136 View (904) 351-8136
Photo of Wanda Williams, LPC Intern in Jacksonville, FL
Wanda Williams
LPC Intern
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Wanda Williams is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. As educator she is aware of the importance of mental health. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. My ideal client is someone who enters therapy with an open heart, ready to delve into their inner world and unpack their boxes. They come to each session as their true selves, even if they deem their thoughts and emotions complex or challenging. They embrace that therapy is a collaborative journey and are committed to putting in the effort for positive change.
Wanda Williams is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. As educator she is aware of the importance of mental health. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. My ideal client is someone who enters therapy with an open heart, ready to delve into their inner world and unpack their boxes. They come to each session as their true selves, even if they deem their thoughts and emotions complex or challenging. They embrace that therapy is a collaborative journey and are committed to putting in the effort for positive change.
(904) 966-4673 View (904) 966-4673
Photo of Marisa V. Byles, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
Marisa V. Byles
Psychologist, PsyD, CEDS
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, I take great pride in my work with patients. I utilize an individual approach, being mindful of each person's unique experiences, needs, and goals. I use evidenced-based treatments and interventions in order to help my patients successfully manage and improve psychological distress. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which are effective at treating a wide variety of mental health concerns.
As a licensed psychologist and Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, I take great pride in my work with patients. I utilize an individual approach, being mindful of each person's unique experiences, needs, and goals. I use evidenced-based treatments and interventions in order to help my patients successfully manage and improve psychological distress. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which are effective at treating a wide variety of mental health concerns.
(904) 567-3849 View (904) 567-3849
Photo of Jenny Batalla & 'Apollo' - Ripple Effects Therapy, Counselor in Jacksonville, FL
Jenny Batalla & 'Apollo' - Ripple Effects Therapy
Counselor, MS, LMHC, AAT-C
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Taking the step to engage in therapy requires courage and vulnerability. As a compassionate therapist, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals seeking support. As the founder of Ripple Effects Therapy, LLC, I believe in therapy's transformative power to create positive change not only within individuals but also in their relationships and communities. Therapy, like a stone creating ripples in water, has the potential to extend its effects far beyond the individual seeking help. My goal is to empower individuals to make meaningful shifts in their lives, leading to a ripple effect that touches the lives of others.
Taking the step to engage in therapy requires courage and vulnerability. As a compassionate therapist, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals seeking support. As the founder of Ripple Effects Therapy, LLC, I believe in therapy's transformative power to create positive change not only within individuals but also in their relationships and communities. Therapy, like a stone creating ripples in water, has the potential to extend its effects far beyond the individual seeking help. My goal is to empower individuals to make meaningful shifts in their lives, leading to a ripple effect that touches the lives of others.
(904) 977-3484 View (904) 977-3484
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Transformation Counseling Services, LLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Transformation Counseling Services, LLC is a private counseling practice that provides affordable and confidential services to individuals, couples, and families. We understand that life can be difficult and challenging at times. We are here to assist you in making positive changes so that you can enjoy life again. Our therapists have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and family conflict. We offer a supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Transformation Counseling Services, LLC is a private counseling practice that provides affordable and confidential services to individuals, couples, and families. We understand that life can be difficult and challenging at times. We are here to assist you in making positive changes so that you can enjoy life again. Our therapists have experience working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship difficulties, and family conflict. We offer a supportive environment where you can feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings.
(904) 531-0648 x904776 View (904) 531-0648 x904776
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Serenity Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218  (Online Only)
Whatever your concerns, we are here to help. Feeling frustrated, afraid, sad, angry, anxious? Getting to the root of your problem(s) and helping you resolve them is our specialty. We have a variety of therapists servicing Florida that we can match you with. Call our Intake office and get started finding the serenity on life you so very much deserve!
Whatever your concerns, we are here to help. Feeling frustrated, afraid, sad, angry, anxious? Getting to the root of your problem(s) and helping you resolve them is our specialty. We have a variety of therapists servicing Florida that we can match you with. Call our Intake office and get started finding the serenity on life you so very much deserve!
(863) 592-2198 View (863) 592-2198

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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
66% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
80% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Jacksonville, FL see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% 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.