Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Michele Malnove
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250  (Online Only)
The decision to seek out support can be challenging, so I'm glad you found yourself here. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with 11 years of experience in providing therapy. I have worked in inpatient/outpatient clinics, hospitals, correctional settings, and via telehealth. I’ve worked with people struggling with co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, addiction, PTSD, anxiety, depression, communication and relationship issues. My hope is to provide you with a safe space to share, process, and grow without fear of judgement.
The decision to seek out support can be challenging, so I'm glad you found yourself here. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with 11 years of experience in providing therapy. I have worked in inpatient/outpatient clinics, hospitals, correctional settings, and via telehealth. I’ve worked with people struggling with co-occurring disorders, personality disorders, addiction, PTSD, anxiety, depression, communication and relationship issues. My hope is to provide you with a safe space to share, process, and grow without fear of judgement.
(904) 574-5862 View (904) 574-5862
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Kim Norwicz
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hi there! I'm Kim and I'm thrilled to get to know you! I'm a self-proclaimed queso expert who loves all things crafting and Netflix (Criminal Minds anyone?). Whether you are a therapy veteran or a newbie, you are a freaking courageous human for taking this step. I love working with people looking to discover and embrace their authentic selves. The growing tween/teen, changing 20 something, and overwhelmed adult- we all need a safe space where we feel heard and seen. It is my goal to create a place you can be you in your most candid form.
Hi there! I'm Kim and I'm thrilled to get to know you! I'm a self-proclaimed queso expert who loves all things crafting and Netflix (Criminal Minds anyone?). Whether you are a therapy veteran or a newbie, you are a freaking courageous human for taking this step. I love working with people looking to discover and embrace their authentic selves. The growing tween/teen, changing 20 something, and overwhelmed adult- we all need a safe space where we feel heard and seen. It is my goal to create a place you can be you in your most candid form.
(904) 204-1602 View (904) 204-1602
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Beenen Therapy Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Beenen Therapy Group in Jacksonville Beach serves diverse clients – adolescents, adults, couples, and families tackling trauma, codependency, grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, parenting, and relationship issues. Motivated by transformative healing, they appreciate our therapists' eclectic approach, incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, Gottman Method, DBT, ERP, and more. Committed to personal growth, clients seek tailored and holistic interventions, valuing a practice prioritizing comprehensive, effective methods for lasting positive change.
Beenen Therapy Group in Jacksonville Beach serves diverse clients – adolescents, adults, couples, and families tackling trauma, codependency, grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, parenting, and relationship issues. Motivated by transformative healing, they appreciate our therapists' eclectic approach, incorporating psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, Gottman Method, DBT, ERP, and more. Committed to personal growth, clients seek tailored and holistic interventions, valuing a practice prioritizing comprehensive, effective methods for lasting positive change.
(904) 624-1960 View (904) 624-1960
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Eddie Figueroa
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ICADC, CSAC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I have over 22 years as a counselor in the addiction field! I have worked successfully with youth and adults in Residential and Correctional Facilities and with MAT. I am bilingual, which opens the doors to the Spanish Community.
I have over 22 years as a counselor in the addiction field! I have worked successfully with youth and adults in Residential and Correctional Facilities and with MAT. I am bilingual, which opens the doors to the Spanish Community.
(904) 606-1761 View (904) 606-1761
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Katie Winham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MSSW, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Sometimes we feel stuck in a personal or professional lives or overwhelmed by aspects of our lives. Our relationships too can feel stagnant at times, or sometimes worse, full of conflict and distance. My goal is to work with each person to find practical solutions to helping them get through difficult times in their relationships and lives. We all want to feel understood and close to those we care about the most. I focus on improving life in the here and now and realizing your life's possibilities. I am honored to work with clients on healing places of pain in their past or present using deep forms of therapy.
Sometimes we feel stuck in a personal or professional lives or overwhelmed by aspects of our lives. Our relationships too can feel stagnant at times, or sometimes worse, full of conflict and distance. My goal is to work with each person to find practical solutions to helping them get through difficult times in their relationships and lives. We all want to feel understood and close to those we care about the most. I focus on improving life in the here and now and realizing your life's possibilities. I am honored to work with clients on healing places of pain in their past or present using deep forms of therapy.
(904) 337-6694 View (904) 337-6694
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Justin Simpson
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I consider it a great privilege to join people on their journey through life's trials and triumphs and I take this responsibility very seriously.I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. My primary approach to addressing anxiety, depression, psychosis, or relationship problems is cognitive-behavioral treatment. This means I help people change the way they think about themselves, others, and the world as well as help them change behaviors that are causing problems. I also integrate other approaches and strategies when necessary to make sure clients benefit from all the helpful therapeutic tools that are available.
I consider it a great privilege to join people on their journey through life's trials and triumphs and I take this responsibility very seriously.I provide individual, couples, and family therapy. My primary approach to addressing anxiety, depression, psychosis, or relationship problems is cognitive-behavioral treatment. This means I help people change the way they think about themselves, others, and the world as well as help them change behaviors that are causing problems. I also integrate other approaches and strategies when necessary to make sure clients benefit from all the helpful therapeutic tools that are available.
(904) 758-5224 View (904) 758-5224
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Nicole Sweet-McIntire
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing for the last 5 years. It is one of my greatest honors to be able to walk alongside people as they heal from life’s past challenges, navigate life’s current stressors and work to become the best version of themselves. It is my belief that we all desire to feel seen, heard and understood, because of this I like to take a collaborative approach to treatment and tailor our time together to your specific needs and goals. My hope for therapy is to provide safe space for you to feel empowered to make lasting and sustainable change.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been practicing for the last 5 years. It is one of my greatest honors to be able to walk alongside people as they heal from life’s past challenges, navigate life’s current stressors and work to become the best version of themselves. It is my belief that we all desire to feel seen, heard and understood, because of this I like to take a collaborative approach to treatment and tailor our time together to your specific needs and goals. My hope for therapy is to provide safe space for you to feel empowered to make lasting and sustainable change.
(904) 872-8652 View (904) 872-8652
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Judi Howard
Counselor, LMHC, CMHC, EMDR, SSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hello. I have provided therapy to individuals, children, and couples since 1990. Currently, I enjoy providing therapy to adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining techniques and strategies designed to promote the positive outcomes and goals that clients seek. This includes teaching relaxation and stress reduction techniques that clients can use in their everyday life. I rely on my training and experience along with the client's unique concerns, to determine how best to approach the situation.
Hello. I have provided therapy to individuals, children, and couples since 1990. Currently, I enjoy providing therapy to adults with various concerns including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma. I take an integrative approach to therapy, combining techniques and strategies designed to promote the positive outcomes and goals that clients seek. This includes teaching relaxation and stress reduction techniques that clients can use in their everyday life. I rely on my training and experience along with the client's unique concerns, to determine how best to approach the situation.
(904) 297-2037 View (904) 297-2037
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Stephanie Cox
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Accepting New Clients! I'm Steph, owner of Better Being Therapy Services, Psychology Today author, guest speaker and EFT Trained Therapist. Like you, I know our lives, relationships & histories can take a toll. The world around us can feel chaotic. We know we want to feel better, but don't know how. The complexities & seasons that life takes us through can be more challenging than we can handle. Still, better ways & better days are possible. Professional partnership through therapy can lead you there. Maybe you are just curious, maybe you are ready to take another step – let’s talk & figure it out together.
Accepting New Clients! I'm Steph, owner of Better Being Therapy Services, Psychology Today author, guest speaker and EFT Trained Therapist. Like you, I know our lives, relationships & histories can take a toll. The world around us can feel chaotic. We know we want to feel better, but don't know how. The complexities & seasons that life takes us through can be more challenging than we can handle. Still, better ways & better days are possible. Professional partnership through therapy can lead you there. Maybe you are just curious, maybe you are ready to take another step – let’s talk & figure it out together.
(904) 606-9196 View (904) 606-9196
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John Richard Crossfield
Counselor, LMHC, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Richard Crossfield is a Licensed Mental health Counselor with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS). He has over 25 years of clinical experience as a Psychotherapist. He was in private practice for ten years before joining CMPS in January 2019. Richard is an interactive, collaborative, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to utilize empirically-driven techniques, empathic and caring support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their concerns and challenges in life. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR JACKSONVILLE BEACH OFFICE.
Richard Crossfield is a Licensed Mental health Counselor with Comprehensive MedPsych Systems (CMPS). He has over 25 years of clinical experience as a Psychotherapist. He was in private practice for ten years before joining CMPS in January 2019. Richard is an interactive, collaborative, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to utilize empirically-driven techniques, empathic and caring support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address their concerns and challenges in life. I OFFER SERVICES IN OUR JACKSONVILLE BEACH OFFICE.
(904) 567-0845 View (904) 567-0845
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Nicole Story, Oceanside Family Therapy &Assessment
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdS, MEd, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Experienced psychotherapist licensed in both Mental Health (LMHC) & Family Therapy (LMFT) offering Teletherapy & assessments throughout Florida & limited Walk/Talk sessions in local nature settings for children, teens & adults. Also working with attorney referred clients requiring evals for USCIS/Federal Immigration Court throughout the US including California, New York & Miami. ESA & Psychiatric Service Dog assessments. Psychometric testing in English/Spanish. Proficient in German, French, Spanish & Irish dialects. Check out our website for details and rates. Our beach office is in-house at Story Griffin, Consumer Justice Law Firm.
Experienced psychotherapist licensed in both Mental Health (LMHC) & Family Therapy (LMFT) offering Teletherapy & assessments throughout Florida & limited Walk/Talk sessions in local nature settings for children, teens & adults. Also working with attorney referred clients requiring evals for USCIS/Federal Immigration Court throughout the US including California, New York & Miami. ESA & Psychiatric Service Dog assessments. Psychometric testing in English/Spanish. Proficient in German, French, Spanish & Irish dialects. Check out our website for details and rates. Our beach office is in-house at Story Griffin, Consumer Justice Law Firm.
(904) 385-2270 View (904) 385-2270
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Geline Lagrace
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250  (Online Only)
Hi There! My name is Geline and I am passionate about helping others. I have worked for over 12 years in community mental health. I have experience working with individuals who live with a severe mental illness. I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self –esteem issues, familial issues, codependency and trauma. I have spent a lot of time helping individuals develop coping skills and managing their symptoms. It is a passion of mines to aid others in their healing journey.
Hi There! My name is Geline and I am passionate about helping others. I have worked for over 12 years in community mental health. I have experience working with individuals who live with a severe mental illness. I work with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, self –esteem issues, familial issues, codependency and trauma. I have spent a lot of time helping individuals develop coping skills and managing their symptoms. It is a passion of mines to aid others in their healing journey.
(904) 788-7973 View (904) 788-7973
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Alexandra Heap
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hi, I'm Alex. I am committed to serving adolescents and adults in understanding themselves and healing through the evidence based practices of person centered therapy. My work focuses on creating a safe space free from judgement where empathy and genuine experiences are emphasized. I assist you in understanding mental health from your specific frame of reference and guide you in finding answers that are already within yourself.
Hi, I'm Alex. I am committed to serving adolescents and adults in understanding themselves and healing through the evidence based practices of person centered therapy. My work focuses on creating a safe space free from judgement where empathy and genuine experiences are emphasized. I assist you in understanding mental health from your specific frame of reference and guide you in finding answers that are already within yourself.
(904) 593-2331 View (904) 593-2331
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Andrew Bary
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Currently accepting new clients! I know life can be really challenging at times. We start by trying to figure it out on our own, but sometimes feel stuck and don't see how things can get better. Many people reach out to their friends and family for support, which is a good start. But sometimes even they aren’t equipped to give us the help we need, or maybe we don’t feel comfortable to talk about what we’re going through with them.
Currently accepting new clients! I know life can be really challenging at times. We start by trying to figure it out on our own, but sometimes feel stuck and don't see how things can get better. Many people reach out to their friends and family for support, which is a good start. But sometimes even they aren’t equipped to give us the help we need, or maybe we don’t feel comfortable to talk about what we’re going through with them.
(904) 785-8126 View (904) 785-8126
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Kelly Charest
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA, RMHCI
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I once read that "when we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." Inspired by this, I aim to create a safe and comforting space for those feeling overburdened by their emotions. Together, we can navigate a way forward. I use evidence-based treatment to provide coping skills and help you rediscover the spark within yourself. I utilize a collaborative and tailored approach to meet each client’s unique needs. I am a dedicated therapist who uses evidence-based techniques, empathy, and understanding to help individuals achieve personal growth.
I once read that "when we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." Inspired by this, I aim to create a safe and comforting space for those feeling overburdened by their emotions. Together, we can navigate a way forward. I use evidence-based treatment to provide coping skills and help you rediscover the spark within yourself. I utilize a collaborative and tailored approach to meet each client’s unique needs. I am a dedicated therapist who uses evidence-based techniques, empathy, and understanding to help individuals achieve personal growth.
(904) 474-8322 View (904) 474-8322
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Dr. Carlene Taylor & 'Eli'
Counselor, EdD, LMHC, LPC, ESMHL, ERYT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Working from a holistic model of treatment, integrating behavioral healthcare with medical care, art, yoga, animals and the natural world is my specialty. The client that is tired of being tired and unfulfilled or tired of being sick and tired and wants a real relationship that goes beyond "tell me how you feel today" is the person who will enjoy working with me. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies but combine them in dynamic and engaging ways that make it possible for clients to heal body, mind and spirit while learning critical relationship skills with humans and the natural world.
Working from a holistic model of treatment, integrating behavioral healthcare with medical care, art, yoga, animals and the natural world is my specialty. The client that is tired of being tired and unfulfilled or tired of being sick and tired and wants a real relationship that goes beyond "tell me how you feel today" is the person who will enjoy working with me. I utilize evidence-based treatment strategies but combine them in dynamic and engaging ways that make it possible for clients to heal body, mind and spirit while learning critical relationship skills with humans and the natural world.
(904) 530-2022 View (904) 530-2022
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Lauren Capitini
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Life is full of moments where opportunity meets change. My desire is to better help you in embracing these opportunities for growth through proper support, encouragement, and skill building to help you achieve a happier, more balanced life. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and founder of Therapy By Design Professional Counseling Services. In counseling I work primarily with young adults and older, providing therapy for individuals, couples and families; utilizing many therapeutic approaches carefully designed to meet each individuals needs. My greatest joy is helping others move towards unlocking their greatest potential of self.
Life is full of moments where opportunity meets change. My desire is to better help you in embracing these opportunities for growth through proper support, encouragement, and skill building to help you achieve a happier, more balanced life. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and founder of Therapy By Design Professional Counseling Services. In counseling I work primarily with young adults and older, providing therapy for individuals, couples and families; utilizing many therapeutic approaches carefully designed to meet each individuals needs. My greatest joy is helping others move towards unlocking their greatest potential of self.
(904) 572-4685 View (904) 572-4685
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Stacey Myers
Pre-Licensed Professional, JD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
I am an attorney who has focused on offering services exclusively to the family law community for over a decade as a social investigator, guardian ad litem, and more recently as a supervisor of parent-child visits. I recently added mental health services as an Intern in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program that include individual and family counseling for adults and children, coparenting coaching, and reunification counseling. I have extensive experience working with children, parents, and families in difficult situations that often involve allegations of domestic violence and parental alienation.
I am an attorney who has focused on offering services exclusively to the family law community for over a decade as a social investigator, guardian ad litem, and more recently as a supervisor of parent-child visits. I recently added mental health services as an Intern in a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program that include individual and family counseling for adults and children, coparenting coaching, and reunification counseling. I have extensive experience working with children, parents, and families in difficult situations that often involve allegations of domestic violence and parental alienation.
(904) 298-7953 View (904) 298-7953
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Carolyn Lee Downes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250  (Online Only)
Anxiety, insecurity, depression, irritability, and control issues are side effects of living life… as much as your happiness, achievements, and pride. If you’re like me, you’ve experienced both (aka success and trauma). The problem is, life’s traumatic side effects are getting in the way of you experiencing MORE of the happy and successful kind. What you want is to be able to be more present and less fixated on things that get your mind get stuck in issues from the past, negative thinking, out of control behaviors, triggered emotions, and avoidance patterns.
Anxiety, insecurity, depression, irritability, and control issues are side effects of living life… as much as your happiness, achievements, and pride. If you’re like me, you’ve experienced both (aka success and trauma). The problem is, life’s traumatic side effects are getting in the way of you experiencing MORE of the happy and successful kind. What you want is to be able to be more present and less fixated on things that get your mind get stuck in issues from the past, negative thinking, out of control behaviors, triggered emotions, and avoidance patterns.
(904) 364-1465 View (904) 364-1465
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Rachel N Ebert
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RYT, MA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Hey everyone! I love hearing from new people and helping you decide how and when to start counseling. I am available for office meetings, walking meetings, surfing and yoga meetings, etc… and each day might be different. I am here to help craft a space for you personally to fit your healing journey. I am looking forward to connecting and getting to know you!
Hey everyone! I love hearing from new people and helping you decide how and when to start counseling. I am available for office meetings, walking meetings, surfing and yoga meetings, etc… and each day might be different. I am here to help craft a space for you personally to fit your healing journey. I am looking forward to connecting and getting to know you!
(904) 902-2274 View (904) 902-2274

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Number of Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, FL

100+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, FL who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
80% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
62% Trauma and PTSD
62% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aetna
65% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
61% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Jacksonville Beach, FL see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Jacksonville Beach?

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.