Therapists in Avondale, Jacksonville, FL

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Steve Bizier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone has times when they feel overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed. As human beings it is inevitable that we will encounter obstacles in our lives from time to time. I do believe it is during these times that we learn the most about ourselves. Many times people repeat the same destructive patterns in their lives without even realizing it. As someone who has struggled with anxiety issues myself in the past, I understand how debilitating it can be. I believe my own experiences have made me a much more empathetic therapist as I can completely understand and relate to what my clients are struggling with.
Everyone has times when they feel overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed. As human beings it is inevitable that we will encounter obstacles in our lives from time to time. I do believe it is during these times that we learn the most about ourselves. Many times people repeat the same destructive patterns in their lives without even realizing it. As someone who has struggled with anxiety issues myself in the past, I understand how debilitating it can be. I believe my own experiences have made me a much more empathetic therapist as I can completely understand and relate to what my clients are struggling with.
(904) 454-8761 View (904) 454-8761
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Cynthia C Wingate, MA, LMHC, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Do you regularly find that the demands in your life make you feel caught - or hooked - in imperfect situations? Do you want to improve the relationships in your life? Improve your physical and mental health and develop meaningful relationships with your family. Most of us do, but sometimes, our day-to-day actions don't align with these intentions and goals. Rather than remaining trapped by your circumstances, patterns and thoughts, isn't it time to move forward and take action?
Do you regularly find that the demands in your life make you feel caught - or hooked - in imperfect situations? Do you want to improve the relationships in your life? Improve your physical and mental health and develop meaningful relationships with your family. Most of us do, but sometimes, our day-to-day actions don't align with these intentions and goals. Rather than remaining trapped by your circumstances, patterns and thoughts, isn't it time to move forward and take action?
(904) 344-5647 View (904) 344-5647
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Margaret E Johnston
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
Life is complicated. Do worry or a sense of powerlessness make life harder for you? Do you feel tense, even about small events or pleasant experiences? Does your mind race giving you a a panic attack or becoming sleep deprived? Is there a feeling of imminent danger or pervasive dread? These are symptoms of those experiencing anxiety. While anxiety can affect many aspects of your life, there is hope for a calm future and a good night’s sleep. Are you facing changes that seem to overwhelm you? Even when executing our own choices or deadlines, do you get frozen? Demands stack up?
Life is complicated. Do worry or a sense of powerlessness make life harder for you? Do you feel tense, even about small events or pleasant experiences? Does your mind race giving you a a panic attack or becoming sleep deprived? Is there a feeling of imminent danger or pervasive dread? These are symptoms of those experiencing anxiety. While anxiety can affect many aspects of your life, there is hope for a calm future and a good night’s sleep. Are you facing changes that seem to overwhelm you? Even when executing our own choices or deadlines, do you get frozen? Demands stack up?
(904) 299-0928 x418 View (904) 299-0928 x418
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Tracye A Polson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
I think as human beings we want to feel seen, heard, appreciated, respected, loved, and valued. I believe most of us want to make a difference in the lives of those around us, our loved ones, friends and community. Making a difference and enjoying healthy and gratifying relationships and contributing to one's community can take many forms but they all involve relationships. If you find yourself feeling deeply unhappy, confused and dissatisfied in any of your relationships, I'd like to learn more about you and what you are seeking in your life and in your relationships.
I think as human beings we want to feel seen, heard, appreciated, respected, loved, and valued. I believe most of us want to make a difference in the lives of those around us, our loved ones, friends and community. Making a difference and enjoying healthy and gratifying relationships and contributing to one's community can take many forms but they all involve relationships. If you find yourself feeling deeply unhappy, confused and dissatisfied in any of your relationships, I'd like to learn more about you and what you are seeking in your life and in your relationships.
(904) 567-6947 View (904) 567-6947
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Kathryn Post
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
Guiding you towards self-discovery/empowerment is my method for helping you understand your own needs more clearly. By decreasing the power of barriers, you open up space for personal growth. I appreciate your interest in counseling, and am happy to help you on your path. Our differences should be appreciated and not stigmatized; I want to help you see the ways your differences are strengths, how to value yourself, and maximize your potential.
Guiding you towards self-discovery/empowerment is my method for helping you understand your own needs more clearly. By decreasing the power of barriers, you open up space for personal growth. I appreciate your interest in counseling, and am happy to help you on your path. Our differences should be appreciated and not stigmatized; I want to help you see the ways your differences are strengths, how to value yourself, and maximize your potential.
(904) 574-4052 View (904) 574-4052
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Beyond The Matter Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC, QualSup, Veteran
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Greetings! I'm Maria Giuliana, founder of Beyond The Matter Counseling and Consulting Services LLC. I'm committed to caring for the whole person. I use an existential-humanistic-integrative approach that is trauma-informed, multi-culturally competent, and offer a safe space for all. I provide individual, couples counseling, and clinical supervision services via telehealth only. I'm a 20-year Navy Veteran who understands the unique stresses and the full impact of the military lifestyle on our active, retired, and veteran service members and their families. Together, we'll develop tools to better navigate your course.
Greetings! I'm Maria Giuliana, founder of Beyond The Matter Counseling and Consulting Services LLC. I'm committed to caring for the whole person. I use an existential-humanistic-integrative approach that is trauma-informed, multi-culturally competent, and offer a safe space for all. I provide individual, couples counseling, and clinical supervision services via telehealth only. I'm a 20-year Navy Veteran who understands the unique stresses and the full impact of the military lifestyle on our active, retired, and veteran service members and their families. Together, we'll develop tools to better navigate your course.
(904) 549-6786 View (904) 549-6786
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Heather M. Fewox-Steen, LMHC, LLC.
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have practiced in community based agencies for more than 15 years. I have been licensed for 10 years. I have experience conducting individual, family psychotherapy, group, initial diagnostic interviews, and crisis intervention for all area of mental health. I have worked in a school setting with school related issues for over 5 years including working with military and their families to add support services.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I have practiced in community based agencies for more than 15 years. I have been licensed for 10 years. I have experience conducting individual, family psychotherapy, group, initial diagnostic interviews, and crisis intervention for all area of mental health. I have worked in a school setting with school related issues for over 5 years including working with military and their families to add support services.
(904) 503-6238 View (904) 503-6238
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Cody McCain
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
In my practice I see clients of all ages, for therapy and testing/evaluations. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse/dependence, behavior disorders and family systems issues. Most of my clients present with a combination of symptoms. I tailor treatment to the specific needs of the client and use research proven techniques to meet the needs of the individual, or family, in a collaborative setting. I teach healthy coping skills to address a wide range of symptoms.
In my practice I see clients of all ages, for therapy and testing/evaluations. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse/dependence, behavior disorders and family systems issues. Most of my clients present with a combination of symptoms. I tailor treatment to the specific needs of the client and use research proven techniques to meet the needs of the individual, or family, in a collaborative setting. I teach healthy coping skills to address a wide range of symptoms.
(904) 872-6524 View (904) 872-6524
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Dr. Jennifer McManus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Are you feeling burned out from juggling it all? Does your "to do" list ever end or are you worrying about it late at night when you're trying to fall asleep? Are you getting impatient with loved ones followed by deep regret for those unpleasant exchanges you wish had never even happened in the first place? I understand how difficult it can be managing your demanding career or business ventures, your beloved family, and some semblance of a personal life. It all seems so fragile and it feels like you have nothing left to give. That’s not who you are though and you've decided it's time to make a change.
Are you feeling burned out from juggling it all? Does your "to do" list ever end or are you worrying about it late at night when you're trying to fall asleep? Are you getting impatient with loved ones followed by deep regret for those unpleasant exchanges you wish had never even happened in the first place? I understand how difficult it can be managing your demanding career or business ventures, your beloved family, and some semblance of a personal life. It all seems so fragile and it feels like you have nothing left to give. That’s not who you are though and you've decided it's time to make a change.
(904) 875-9672 View (904) 875-9672
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Angel Gomez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Searching for a therapist can feel overwhelming, but you have taken a huge step forward in taking control of your mental health journey by researching therapists. As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families of diverse backgrounds overcome internal and external challenges. My goal is to create a genuine therapeutic relationship to help clients identify patterns and behaviors that may be holding them back and develop strategies to help them move forward. I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents conquer problems of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, and other stressors.
Searching for a therapist can feel overwhelming, but you have taken a huge step forward in taking control of your mental health journey by researching therapists. As a therapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals and families of diverse backgrounds overcome internal and external challenges. My goal is to create a genuine therapeutic relationship to help clients identify patterns and behaviors that may be holding them back and develop strategies to help them move forward. I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents conquer problems of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, and other stressors.
(904) 775-7144 View (904) 775-7144
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Grayson Stadler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
I believe therapy offers individuals a place to become curious about themselves and their relationships in order to feel more self assured and able to handle the many challenges that life presents. In our work together, I will assist you with challenging negative thoughts and improving your ability to understand and openly communicate your feelings. I believe each client is unique and each therapeutic relationship is important. I will collaborate with you to create a strengths based treatment approach to address your specific needs.
I believe therapy offers individuals a place to become curious about themselves and their relationships in order to feel more self assured and able to handle the many challenges that life presents. In our work together, I will assist you with challenging negative thoughts and improving your ability to understand and openly communicate your feelings. I believe each client is unique and each therapeutic relationship is important. I will collaborate with you to create a strengths based treatment approach to address your specific needs.
(904) 587-2206 View (904) 587-2206
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Beyond The Matter Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, Veteran
Verified Verified
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
You're on a quest for self-discovery, aiming to grow and tap into your innate well-being. You desire self-discovery, resilience, and inner peace. Overcoming anxiety, stress, self-doubt, and low mood disrupts daily life. You want a non-judgmental environment to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors with compassionate guidance and evidence-based tools. Your goals include self-acceptance, positive relationships, and overall balance. You seek to regain control, boost self-esteem, and find lasting happiness. You long for connections, harmony, purpose, and joy. You aim to embrace challenges, unlock potential, and cultivate joy.
You're on a quest for self-discovery, aiming to grow and tap into your innate well-being. You desire self-discovery, resilience, and inner peace. Overcoming anxiety, stress, self-doubt, and low mood disrupts daily life. You want a non-judgmental environment to explore emotions, thoughts, and behaviors with compassionate guidance and evidence-based tools. Your goals include self-acceptance, positive relationships, and overall balance. You seek to regain control, boost self-esteem, and find lasting happiness. You long for connections, harmony, purpose, and joy. You aim to embrace challenges, unlock potential, and cultivate joy.
(319) 254-5609 View (319) 254-5609
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The Mindful Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCW, QS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Finding the right therapist is difficult. At The Mindful Practice our client experience guides will match you with the perfect therapist. Whether you are struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues, or childhood trauma there is a therapist for you. Our purpose is to help you on this journey by helping you get scheduled with a therapist that connects with your story. Our therapists provide an open and non-judgemental environment that creates a space for you to gain the skills you need to live a fulfilling life that is not plagued with constant worry and self-doubt.
Finding the right therapist is difficult. At The Mindful Practice our client experience guides will match you with the perfect therapist. Whether you are struggling with emotional pain, relationship issues, or childhood trauma there is a therapist for you. Our purpose is to help you on this journey by helping you get scheduled with a therapist that connects with your story. Our therapists provide an open and non-judgemental environment that creates a space for you to gain the skills you need to live a fulfilling life that is not plagued with constant worry and self-doubt.
(407) 214-4930 View (407) 214-4930
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Eva Schildhause
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Avondale, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Waitlist for new clients
Something feels off in your life. You're frustrated. You're struggling to understand your sadness, anxiety, or anger. You're having difficulty in relationships. You're feeling stuck and can't figure out why. There are reasons for the way you are. The type of therapy I do can help you sort through what's going on and come to know and understand yourself in new ways.
Something feels off in your life. You're frustrated. You're struggling to understand your sadness, anxiety, or anger. You're having difficulty in relationships. You're feeling stuck and can't figure out why. There are reasons for the way you are. The type of therapy I do can help you sort through what's going on and come to know and understand yourself in new ways.
(904) 320-0634 View (904) 320-0634

Online Therapists

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Mandarin Christian Counseling Center
Counselor, EdS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
You’ve been dealing with IT for a long time. IT has sucked away your joy, occupied your mind, stolen your sleep and disrupted your relationships. You’ve tried to fix IT on your own. You’ve prayed and asked God to fix IT. You’ve had enough of IT! Our professionally trained psychotherapists are skilled and experienced to help you find new ways of feeling, thinking, behaving and relating. You can EXPERIENCE JOY. You can HAVE SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS. You can DEVELOP NEW SKILLS. (Telehealth available in some circumstances.) Let’s get started!
You’ve been dealing with IT for a long time. IT has sucked away your joy, occupied your mind, stolen your sleep and disrupted your relationships. You’ve tried to fix IT on your own. You’ve prayed and asked God to fix IT. You’ve had enough of IT! Our professionally trained psychotherapists are skilled and experienced to help you find new ways of feeling, thinking, behaving and relating. You can EXPERIENCE JOY. You can HAVE SATISFYING RELATIONSHIPS. You can DEVELOP NEW SKILLS. (Telehealth available in some circumstances.) Let’s get started!
(904) 456-9540 View (904) 456-9540
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Bilal Kosovac
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I work with adolescents and adults to help them to overcome the many struggles of life including, but not limited to, trauma, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. I combine the therapeutic techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR in my work with clients. I strive to develop and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to ensure they can feel comfortable in expressing their difficulties in a safe environment.
I work with adolescents and adults to help them to overcome the many struggles of life including, but not limited to, trauma, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. I combine the therapeutic techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR in my work with clients. I strive to develop and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients to ensure they can feel comfortable in expressing their difficulties in a safe environment.
(904) 409-3211 View (904) 409-3211
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Reinna Albornoz
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32211  (Online Only)
It is an honor to work with the individual yearning for unconditional self-love and acceptance. Couples at all stages desiring deeper intimacy and honest communication. As well as parents wanting a peaceful connection with their children.
It is an honor to work with the individual yearning for unconditional self-love and acceptance. Couples at all stages desiring deeper intimacy and honest communication. As well as parents wanting a peaceful connection with their children.
(561) 418-6887 View (561) 418-6887
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Dr. Andrew A. Gauler
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CRC, CVE, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
I am working with both adolescents and adults. My theoretical orientation to counseling and psychotherapy is rooted in the philosophy of a humanistic-existential approach to human functioning. I use the tenets of individual responsibility to choice and decision-making and apply them within a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT) to counseling and clinical work. I consider myself a generalist with specialty training in cognitive rehabilitation, vocational/career counseling, as well as psychoeducational testing and other evaluations, such as pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., for bariatric procedures).
I am working with both adolescents and adults. My theoretical orientation to counseling and psychotherapy is rooted in the philosophy of a humanistic-existential approach to human functioning. I use the tenets of individual responsibility to choice and decision-making and apply them within a cognitive-behavioral perspective (CBT) to counseling and clinical work. I consider myself a generalist with specialty training in cognitive rehabilitation, vocational/career counseling, as well as psychoeducational testing and other evaluations, such as pre-surgical evaluations (e.g., for bariatric procedures).
(904) 508-0821 View (904) 508-0821
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Passion Dixon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32258  (Online Only)
My greatest strength as a practitioner is my understanding of the human experience. I understand the uniqueness of the client/practitioner relationship, while recognizing the importance of seeing the client as a human first. I like to give my client as much autonomy as possible throughout the course of their treatment. I understand that most things in life are beyond our control, and I feel it’s important for clients who are experiencing some form of distress to feel they have some degree of control in their life.
My greatest strength as a practitioner is my understanding of the human experience. I understand the uniqueness of the client/practitioner relationship, while recognizing the importance of seeing the client as a human first. I like to give my client as much autonomy as possible throughout the course of their treatment. I understand that most things in life are beyond our control, and I feel it’s important for clients who are experiencing some form of distress to feel they have some degree of control in their life.
(904) 901-4248 View (904) 901-4248
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Dr. Cindy Sonnier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225
As a licensed therapist, I extend to you a warm and compassionate welcome to my practice, where your mental health and personal growth are our top priorities. I believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Please know that I am here to support you on this transformative journey.
As a licensed therapist, I extend to you a warm and compassionate welcome to my practice, where your mental health and personal growth are our top priorities. I believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and the potential to lead a fulfilling life. Please know that I am here to support you on this transformative journey.
(904) 478-1741 View (904) 478-1741

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Number of Therapists in Avondale, Jacksonville, FL

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in Avondale, Jacksonville, FL who prioritize treating:

93% Life Transitions
86% Relationship Issues
86% Anxiety
79% Grief
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
71% Depression

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aetna
80% Optum
70% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Avondale, Jacksonville, FL see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Avondale, 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.