Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Photo of Max Horovitz, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
Max Horovitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents in various capacities across development. I specialize in completing developmental, diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations. Evaluations I complete are often looking to rule out the presence of diagnoses that include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning concerns, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, and depression, among others. I also provide therapy for children and their parents for a range of emotional and behavioral needs. A focus is given to skill development, both for children and parents.
I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents in various capacities across development. I specialize in completing developmental, diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations. Evaluations I complete are often looking to rule out the presence of diagnoses that include Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning concerns, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety, and depression, among others. I also provide therapy for children and their parents for a range of emotional and behavioral needs. A focus is given to skill development, both for children and parents.
(904) 621-1576 View (904) 621-1576
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Michelle McDonald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Dr. McDonald is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA: 0810005523; FL: PY9795) with expertise in assessment, individual therapy and consultation services addressing medical, psychological and social needs across the lifespan. Vast experience providing Individual, group and family therapy using a variety of treatment modalities. Effective at consultation with other care team professionals, advocating for clients and serving as a liaison between agencies. Comfortable and fluent with telehealth.
Dr. McDonald is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (VA: 0810005523; FL: PY9795) with expertise in assessment, individual therapy and consultation services addressing medical, psychological and social needs across the lifespan. Vast experience providing Individual, group and family therapy using a variety of treatment modalities. Effective at consultation with other care team professionals, advocating for clients and serving as a liaison between agencies. Comfortable and fluent with telehealth.
(904) 409-3150 View (904) 409-3150
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Meghan Jeffrey
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I work collaboratively with adults struggling from depression and anxiety. Feelings of hopelessness, knowing that you are all alone, and being terrified that your life has no purpose. It takes everything in you to get out of bed in the mornings only to feel like your life is not even worth it. Fear of loosing yourself and all those who once cared about you. I get it. I understand how awful it is right now. I can help take you somewhere else.
I work collaboratively with adults struggling from depression and anxiety. Feelings of hopelessness, knowing that you are all alone, and being terrified that your life has no purpose. It takes everything in you to get out of bed in the mornings only to feel like your life is not even worth it. Fear of loosing yourself and all those who once cared about you. I get it. I understand how awful it is right now. I can help take you somewhere else.
(904) 320-0419 View (904) 320-0419
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Dr. Sierra Trainor
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Healing begins here. I'm Dr. Sierra Trainor, and I'm a warm and strengths-based psychologist who is passionate about approaching healing through understanding the mind-body connection. I am here to hold space for you help you understand how your coping skills have been helpful in the past while simultaneously shining a gentle light on what strategies may be ready for transformation. A special area of interest is helping folks navigate the difficult journey of pet loss and grief. Ready to move from surviving to thriving? Let's journey along your path together: the dark, the light, and all the in-between.
Healing begins here. I'm Dr. Sierra Trainor, and I'm a warm and strengths-based psychologist who is passionate about approaching healing through understanding the mind-body connection. I am here to hold space for you help you understand how your coping skills have been helpful in the past while simultaneously shining a gentle light on what strategies may be ready for transformation. A special area of interest is helping folks navigate the difficult journey of pet loss and grief. Ready to move from surviving to thriving? Let's journey along your path together: the dark, the light, and all the in-between.
(904) 906-3848 View (904) 906-3848
Photo of Nelsy Villalobos, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Nelsy Villalobos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32204  (Online Only)
My name is Nelsy Villalobos. I am a licensed therapist located in Jacksonville, Florida with over 12 years of clinical work experience. I frequently engage in continuing education and research in order to offer effective, up to date, and evidence-based treatments for Trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse. I have over 20 years of experience providing clinical and social work services combined. I specialize in PTS, anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, the processing of abuse and coping with grief and loss with the goal of increasing motivation, self confidence, and self-esteem and decreasing anxiety and depression.
My name is Nelsy Villalobos. I am a licensed therapist located in Jacksonville, Florida with over 12 years of clinical work experience. I frequently engage in continuing education and research in order to offer effective, up to date, and evidence-based treatments for Trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse. I have over 20 years of experience providing clinical and social work services combined. I specialize in PTS, anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, the processing of abuse and coping with grief and loss with the goal of increasing motivation, self confidence, and self-esteem and decreasing anxiety and depression.
(904) 867-8457 View (904) 867-8457
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Hope Haven
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Every person’s journey is unique and experiential. The unknowns and the ups and downs add adventure. When the adventures become frightening or unmanageable, human nature can lead us to drastically turn inward or outward. Those inward turns can become loneliness, anxiety, or depression. The outward turns can manifest as uncontrolled behavior or lashing out. Seeking guidance and help in these times can get you back on track.
Every person’s journey is unique and experiential. The unknowns and the ups and downs add adventure. When the adventures become frightening or unmanageable, human nature can lead us to drastically turn inward or outward. Those inward turns can become loneliness, anxiety, or depression. The outward turns can manifest as uncontrolled behavior or lashing out. Seeking guidance and help in these times can get you back on track.
(904) 346-5100 View (904) 346-5100
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Breakthroughs: Counseling & Recovery, Inc.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Tony Fiser, LCSW, CAP: As a licensed therapist and addictions professional I find tremendous satisfaction in guiding people into Recovery from any type of addiction. Our practice is made up of a team of competent professionals that are all devoted to this goal. The most cost-effective and clinically effective approach is thru our 20 Day Intensive Outpatient Program (covered by most health plans) and followed by six months of free Aftercare. We offer a Day or Night program and approach every person as a unique individual. Give us a call: 904-419-6102
Tony Fiser, LCSW, CAP: As a licensed therapist and addictions professional I find tremendous satisfaction in guiding people into Recovery from any type of addiction. Our practice is made up of a team of competent professionals that are all devoted to this goal. The most cost-effective and clinically effective approach is thru our 20 Day Intensive Outpatient Program (covered by most health plans) and followed by six months of free Aftercare. We offer a Day or Night program and approach every person as a unique individual. Give us a call: 904-419-6102
(904) 712-4720 View (904) 712-4720
Photo of Sophia Venditti, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Sophia Venditti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
Happy to announce I am now seeing couples online and virtually! We all go through times in our lives when therapy can help us to cope with the difficulties that arise. You are not alone. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or just stuck. You feel like you have tried everything and you are looking for a new way to improve your situation. Perhaps your child has experienced an upsetting event and you don't want this to define them. It hurts to see the people we love upset or struggling. I can offer the tools, skills, and support for your journey.
Happy to announce I am now seeing couples online and virtually! We all go through times in our lives when therapy can help us to cope with the difficulties that arise. You are not alone. Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed or just stuck. You feel like you have tried everything and you are looking for a new way to improve your situation. Perhaps your child has experienced an upsetting event and you don't want this to define them. It hurts to see the people we love upset or struggling. I can offer the tools, skills, and support for your journey.
(904) 593-4207 View (904) 593-4207
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Katherine Sandifer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32217
We are all brimming with contradictions. "Who am I, really, myself?" is a question that haunts every one of us, even if we're unaware. We compose a simpler personage to escape the vertigo of our tangled complexities. The whole of social life is like a game, a continual camouflage, which serves as a diversion, but is like an enslavement we cannot tear ourselves from. Every society and movement acquires its own vocabulary and code of behavior (one doesn't notice if one is on the inside). Outside of close intimacy real honesty seems utopian.
We are all brimming with contradictions. "Who am I, really, myself?" is a question that haunts every one of us, even if we're unaware. We compose a simpler personage to escape the vertigo of our tangled complexities. The whole of social life is like a game, a continual camouflage, which serves as a diversion, but is like an enslavement we cannot tear ourselves from. Every society and movement acquires its own vocabulary and code of behavior (one doesn't notice if one is on the inside). Outside of close intimacy real honesty seems utopian.
(904) 834-4045 View (904) 834-4045
Photo of Carol L Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Carol L Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
There sometimes comes a season in life when an individual, couple or family experience a "stuck point". In times like these it helps to know that you are not alone and you do have choices. One choice is to enlist the help of a caring professional to work with you in establishing therapeutic goals to help you move through such difficult times with confidence. I bring 30 + years of experience in providing therapeutic interventions using: Family Systems Therapy, Marriage Therapy, and a variety of individual therapeutic strategies with adults to assist you in finding answers that make sense to you.
There sometimes comes a season in life when an individual, couple or family experience a "stuck point". In times like these it helps to know that you are not alone and you do have choices. One choice is to enlist the help of a caring professional to work with you in establishing therapeutic goals to help you move through such difficult times with confidence. I bring 30 + years of experience in providing therapeutic interventions using: Family Systems Therapy, Marriage Therapy, and a variety of individual therapeutic strategies with adults to assist you in finding answers that make sense to you.
(904) 290-1920 View (904) 290-1920
Photo of Jennifer R Lehman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Jennifer R Lehman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32258
Waitlist for new clients
I approach things differently, blending psychotherapy with intuition. I have extensive training in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as energy psychology. Some fundamental questions in our work together will be: how does fear control your life? what causes you to stay stuck in unhealthy patterns? Digging into these patterns is our launchpad. But tapping into your intuition and your higher self is a game changer. Fear will no longer be in charge of your mind. My passion is to help you connect the dots in your own life and really trust yourself.
I approach things differently, blending psychotherapy with intuition. I have extensive training in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression, as well as energy psychology. Some fundamental questions in our work together will be: how does fear control your life? what causes you to stay stuck in unhealthy patterns? Digging into these patterns is our launchpad. But tapping into your intuition and your higher self is a game changer. Fear will no longer be in charge of your mind. My passion is to help you connect the dots in your own life and really trust yourself.
(904) 204-2868 View (904) 204-2868
Photo of Shijuan Kelly - Relationship Coach, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Shijuan Kelly - Relationship Coach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32225  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping women who are high achievers/professionals and have struggled with failed relationships, as well as those who would like to develop personally and prepare themselves for marriage. After experiencing a break-up with a narcissist, manipulator, an abuser, or the like, some clients struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, not knowing who they are or their purpose. If you see yourself in this description, and would like to leave the past behind, move forward, and learn how to improve your relationship with yourself and others, read the information below to discover what you can expect from working with me.
I specialize in helping women who are high achievers/professionals and have struggled with failed relationships, as well as those who would like to develop personally and prepare themselves for marriage. After experiencing a break-up with a narcissist, manipulator, an abuser, or the like, some clients struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, not knowing who they are or their purpose. If you see yourself in this description, and would like to leave the past behind, move forward, and learn how to improve your relationship with yourself and others, read the information below to discover what you can expect from working with me.
(904) 977-2079 View (904) 977-2079
Photo of Xarria Taylor, Pre-Licensed Professional in Jacksonville, FL
Xarria Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCSWI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Are you overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma? Do you feel like you have no one to truly open up to about your issues? My desire is to harbor a safe space for my clients to express themselves freely without judgment, and help them become the authors of their own lives.
Are you overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, or trauma? Do you feel like you have no one to truly open up to about your issues? My desire is to harbor a safe space for my clients to express themselves freely without judgment, and help them become the authors of their own lives.
(904) 842-3503 View (904) 842-3503
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Sharon Westbrook
Counselor, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Hi. I’m Sharon Westbrook, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in helping others work through the struggles of life. I like to think of myself as a life-untangler who can help you put the puzzle pieces back together and live a more satisfying life. I am passionate about providing a comfortable environment where you can be heard, feel safe, and stay motivated to conquer any obstacle that stands in your way of success. I approach therapy with a holistic approach considering all aspects of life when discussing remedies.
Hi. I’m Sharon Westbrook, LCSW. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in helping others work through the struggles of life. I like to think of myself as a life-untangler who can help you put the puzzle pieces back together and live a more satisfying life. I am passionate about providing a comfortable environment where you can be heard, feel safe, and stay motivated to conquer any obstacle that stands in your way of success. I approach therapy with a holistic approach considering all aspects of life when discussing remedies.
(904) 395-4707 View (904) 395-4707
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Purposeful Waves Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32259  (Online Only)
My name is Jeanne Klusman and I'm passionate about guiding individuals on their unique paths to positive change. I believe that within each of us lies the potential to cultivate greater happiness, healthier relationships, and a more fulfilling life. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A few of the areas I can help you with are anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, low self-esteem/confidence, stress management/burnout, life transitions/adjustments, and personal growth and development.
My name is Jeanne Klusman and I'm passionate about guiding individuals on their unique paths to positive change. I believe that within each of us lies the potential to cultivate greater happiness, healthier relationships, and a more fulfilling life. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and my role is to provide a safe and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. A few of the areas I can help you with are anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship issues, low self-esteem/confidence, stress management/burnout, life transitions/adjustments, and personal growth and development.
(904) 675-3071 View (904) 675-3071
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Cristina Chinchilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
If you are here, you have made the courageous decision to seek help on your healing journey. I want to congratulate you for making that brave choice! My name is Cristina Chinchilla and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I help individuals that are healing from trauma, struggling with their identity, feeling hopeless, without purpose, having difficulties navigating current challenges or simply at a loss on how to cope with the messiness of being human. As a therapist, it is important to me that you feel heard, validated and understood. Together we will work on breaking toxic patterns.
If you are here, you have made the courageous decision to seek help on your healing journey. I want to congratulate you for making that brave choice! My name is Cristina Chinchilla and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. I help individuals that are healing from trauma, struggling with their identity, feeling hopeless, without purpose, having difficulties navigating current challenges or simply at a loss on how to cope with the messiness of being human. As a therapist, it is important to me that you feel heard, validated and understood. Together we will work on breaking toxic patterns.
(904) 320-0367 View (904) 320-0367
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Nicole Harshaw
Counselor, NCC, LMHC, RMFTI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32258  (Online Only)
There is progress in the process of therapy. The first step begins with acknowledging the way you feel and becoming aware that your voice is the most important part of this process to heal, grow and change. My practice helps individuals (children, adults, seniors), couples & families handle unhealthy family dynamics, communication issues, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, ADHD, stages of life development struggles. Let us work together to help you make healthy adjustments to your mental, social and emotional well-being by providing you a space to talk and explore thoughts and feelings.
There is progress in the process of therapy. The first step begins with acknowledging the way you feel and becoming aware that your voice is the most important part of this process to heal, grow and change. My practice helps individuals (children, adults, seniors), couples & families handle unhealthy family dynamics, communication issues, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem challenges, ADHD, stages of life development struggles. Let us work together to help you make healthy adjustments to your mental, social and emotional well-being by providing you a space to talk and explore thoughts and feelings.
(904) 822-1351 View (904) 822-1351
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Richard E. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
I have worked extensively with both individual clients, as well as couples. I specialize in helping clients with the following issues: affective disorders (e.g., depression), anxiety problems, and marital issues. I frequently work with helping clients to rapidly resolve trauma issues, including childhood abuse. I also work with with stress issues, health psychology, and sleep problems. The full range of psychological testing, including intelligence and personality testing, is also available. Many of my clients are self-pay (to avoid insurance hassles), but I do accept Medicare, Tricare, and some PPO plans.
I have worked extensively with both individual clients, as well as couples. I specialize in helping clients with the following issues: affective disorders (e.g., depression), anxiety problems, and marital issues. I frequently work with helping clients to rapidly resolve trauma issues, including childhood abuse. I also work with with stress issues, health psychology, and sleep problems. The full range of psychological testing, including intelligence and personality testing, is also available. Many of my clients are self-pay (to avoid insurance hassles), but I do accept Medicare, Tricare, and some PPO plans.
(904) 404-5215 View (904) 404-5215
Photo of Deb Peckham, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
Deb Peckham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32211
I have been a therapist for over 25 years. I have a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Education. I am also a certified Pet Bereavement Specialist. I utilize a narrative therapy style. I prioritize building a strong foundation of trust in my client relationships and creating a safe environment for them. I believe that long-term healing and sustainable growth blossom from genuine conversation. This style of therapy highlights an opportunity for me to bear witness to your story, validate your experience, and support you in moving forward. I Incorporate various treatment approaches to suit the individual client's needs.
I have been a therapist for over 25 years. I have a Master's in Social Work and a Master's in Education. I am also a certified Pet Bereavement Specialist. I utilize a narrative therapy style. I prioritize building a strong foundation of trust in my client relationships and creating a safe environment for them. I believe that long-term healing and sustainable growth blossom from genuine conversation. This style of therapy highlights an opportunity for me to bear witness to your story, validate your experience, and support you in moving forward. I Incorporate various treatment approaches to suit the individual client's needs.
(904) 560-8189 View (904) 560-8189
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Dr. Michelle Ellis
Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMHC-QS, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32206  (Online Only)
Life is full of unexpected changes that can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and sad. During these challenging times, it can be really helpful to talk about our experiences, understand them better, and find ways to heal. I specialize in helping everyday people like you navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you're struggling with relationships, dealing with anxiety or depression, coping with past traumas, or looking for a safe space to manage your emotions, I'm here to support you. Together, we can work on finding ways to cope with stress, develop self-awareness, address unresolved issues, and build healthier relationships.
Life is full of unexpected changes that can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and sad. During these challenging times, it can be really helpful to talk about our experiences, understand them better, and find ways to heal. I specialize in helping everyday people like you navigate life's ups and downs. Whether you're struggling with relationships, dealing with anxiety or depression, coping with past traumas, or looking for a safe space to manage your emotions, I'm here to support you. Together, we can work on finding ways to cope with stress, develop self-awareness, address unresolved issues, and build healthier relationships.
(904) 299-1608 View (904) 299-1608

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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% Trauma and PTSD
67% Relationship Issues
67% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aetna
83% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
79% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Jacksonville, FL see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% 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.

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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.